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robb family from orkneys

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Zoe

Zoe Report 3 Dec 2012 20:17

please can some one help me find more details of my family the robbs, this family from my great grandma side her dad was a rev w.h. robb of free church in orkney i just need more information

Moira

Moira Report 3 Dec 2012 20:45

Hello Zoe, do you have any dates at all,or where he was born, or children

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 3 Dec 2012 21:23

just took a look at the census - there are over 37,000 Robbs on Orkney!!!

What does the W. H. stand for Zoe and what was your great gran's name

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 4 Dec 2012 11:21

I would think that there was probably more than one Free Church in Orkney.

How about this Rev. Robb wrong middle name though.

1871

Name: Wm D Robb
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Annie Thompson Robb
Gender: Male
Where born: Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
Registration number: 14
Registration district: Deerness
Civil parish: Deerness
County: Orkney
Address: F C Manse
Occupation: Minister Of Deerness F Church
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 45
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1871_4
Household Members: Name Age
Wm D Robb 50
Annie Thompson Robb 53
Elizabeth Isabell Gillres Robb 9
Joanna Graham Young Robb 1 Mo
Filomina Margaret McKenzie 26
Margaret Hutchison 27



Even you Great Grandmother's name would help!

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 4 Dec 2012 11:40

The man above retired to Ayrshire.

1901

Name: William D Robb
Age: 80
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Relationship: Father
Gender: Male
Where born: Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
Registration number: 578/1
Registration district: Ayr
Civil parish: Ayr
County: Ayrshire
Address: 20 Queen's Terrace
Occupation: Retired Clergyman
ED: 10
Household schedule number: 69
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1901_217
Household Members: Name Age
Elizabeth Graham 39
Ada Graham 12
John Graham 11
Johanna Graham 5
William D Robb 80
Jessie Graham 49
Margaret Cruicks 18

1851

Name: Wm D Robb
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823
Relationship: Lodger
Gender: Male
Where born: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Parish Number: 685/2
Civil parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts
Town: Edinburgh
County: Midlothian
Address: 10 Hill Place
Occupation: Student In Divinity
ED: 24
Page: 2 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 4
Line: 10
Roll: CSSCT1851_182
Household Members: Name Age
Andrew Hislop 70
Jane Manson 29
Anna White 18
Wm D Robb 28
I Brown 25
Wm Ilkonald 20

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Dec 2012 14:21

I have asked poster to return

Moira

Moira Report 4 Dec 2012 19:48

Hi Ann, I pm her this morning and still no news
Moira

Zoe

Zoe Report 4 Dec 2012 20:44

My great grandma name is I think Annie thompson x

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Dec 2012 21:33

well that's her in rootgatherers posting of 11.21

alviegal

alviegal Report 4 Dec 2012 23:18


1881 census transcription details for: Free Church Manse, St Andrews & Deerness
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG11
Piece: 14
Folio: 4
Page: 1
Reg. District: Deerness
Sub District:
Parish: St Andrews & Deerness
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Free Church Manse, St Andrews & Deerness
County: Orkney
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
ROBB, William Donald Head Married M 60 1821 Minister Of Deerness F C M A
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
ROBB, Annie Thomson Wife Married F 42 1839
Kelso, Roxburghshire
ROBB, Elizabeth J G Daughter Unmarried F 19 1862 Ministers Daur
Deerness, Orkney
ROBB, Johanna G Y Daughter F 10 1871 Scholar
Deerness, Orkney
ROBB, Graham G Mc C Son M 8 1873 Scholar
Deerness, Orkney
KIRKNESS, Mary Servant Unmarried F 27 1854 Gen Serv (Domestic)
Deerness, Orkney



1891 census transcription details for: F C Manse, St Andrews & Deerness
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG12
Piece: 14
Folio: 4
Page: 1
Reg. District: Deerness
Sub District:
Parish: St Andrews & Deerness
Enum. District: 4
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: F C Manse, St Andrews & Deerness
County: Orkney
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
ROBB, William D Head Married M 70 1821 Minister Of Deerness Free Church
Peterhead, Aberdenshire
ROBB, Annie Thompson Wife Married F 52 1839
Kelso, Roxburghshire
WORK, Mary Jane Johnstone Servant Unmarried F 19 1872 General Serv (Domestic
Flotta Isle, Orkney

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 5 Dec 2012 01:02

She was 18 yrs younger than Wm! According to other posts about this family on other sites (and there are plenty, just google rev William Donald Robb) this was his 3rd marriage. Plenty of other researchers/descendants out there also searching.

WM & Ann had another child, Grahame Pringle Mccheyne Robb, born 5/02/1873 Deerness Orkney, and a son named Wm Alexander b. 1873 who died soon after birth.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 5 Dec 2012 10:41

You need to look on Scotlandpeople for his marriages.

This is the one that has your relative.

1869 ROBB WILLIAM DONALD YOUNG ANNIE THOMPSON NEWINGTON EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/05 0315

So Annie is unlikely to be the mother of Elizabeth J. G. Robb? Or is William not his father but stepfather?

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 5 Dec 2012 10:47

If you buy some credits for Scotlandspeople (£& for 30 credits, 1 credit to view search results and 5 to view / download the register entry) you will find the name of Elizabeth's mother and the date and place of her parents' marriage.

1862 ROBB ELIZABETH ISABE F DEERNESS /ORKNEY 014/00 0001

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 5 Dec 2012 11:02

1891

Name: Elizabeth J G Graham
Age: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : James Graham
Gender: Female
Where born: Deerness, Orkney
Registration number: 594
Registration district: Girvan
Civil parish: Girvan
Town: Girvan
County: Ayrshire
Address: 5 Knockushion St
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 14
Line: 4
Roll: CSSCT1891_204
Household Members:
Name Age
James Graham 29, Jeweller, b. Girvan, Ayrshire
Elizabeth J G Graham 29
Ada M Graham 2
John Graham 1
Jane Fulton 20


1901

Name: Johana G Y Arnott
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Relationship: Niece
Gender: Female
Where born: Durness, Orkney
Registration number: 692/1
Registration district: Leith North
Civil parish: Leith North
Town: Leith
County: Midlothian
Address: 41 Park Road
Occupation: Solicitor Wife
ED: 17A
Household schedule number: 301
Line: 20
Roll: CSSCT1901_398
Household Members:
Name Age
Ada W Kenzie 35
Sister Mary C Young 66
Johana G Y Arnott 30
Annie Y Arnott 2
Wm D Arnott 11 Mo
Christina Cheyne 18

Zoe

Zoe Report 5 Dec 2012 11:43

how can i know these are the right ones i am new at this!!! x
and thanks to you all

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 6 Dec 2012 16:08

You need to buy certificates Zoe to be sure that these are the correct people. That way you will be working back from facts and building an accurate family tree.

Have a look at the Scotlandspeople website if you have not already done so.

I am not sure where you have researched before but Scottish certificates give more information than English ones. You can view examples on the Scotlandspeople website.

If you think that your Great Grandmother was Annie Thompson, what was the name of your grandparent who was her child please?