Category Archives: Robb

The Nonconformist burial of Sophia Sarah Blanch

For some time I’ve been trying to find out what became of Sophia Sarah Blanch, who was the sister of my great-great-great-grandfather John Blanch. Both were the children of James Blanch and his second wife Sophia Atkins. Until now, the … Continue reading

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A walk through the past

This evening I happened to be in central London and found myself, quite fortuitously, passing by the end of Greville Street, Holborn, where my distant ancestor John Dickson had a baker’s shop; then a few minutes later walking past the … Continue reading

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Seagers (and Palmers) in Holborn

In my last post I wrote about law stationer and clerk William Seager, who I believe may have been related to my own Seager ancestors. One of my reasons for thinking this is that William’s homes in Little James Street … Continue reading

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William Seager (1809 – 1874)

About a year ago I wrote briefly about William Seager, whom I had discovered living in Holborn, London, in the 1840s and 1850s. My interest in William, and my suspicion that he might be a relative of my Seager ancestors, … Continue reading

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Robert Bowman and Caroline Reed

In the last post I speculated about the background of my great-great-great-grandfather Robert Bowman (1801 – 1842), whose granddaughter Louisa married my great grandfather Charles Edward Robb. In this post, I’ll say more about Robert and his wife, my great-great-great-grandmother … Continue reading

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Back to the Bowmans

After spending some time on the Glasgow branch of the Robb family, I’ve turned my attention back to London and the Bowmans. Louisa Bowman (1856 – 1905) was my great grandmother: she married my great grandfather, Charles Edward Robb (1851 … Continue reading

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John Robb, Glasgow bookseller

In my last post I wrote about the death of John Thomson (1741 – 1818), the Glasgow saddler who was the father of the Penelope Thomson who married my probable ancestor George Robb. His will revealed that John’s second wife … Continue reading

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