Author Topic: Robert Robertson Lesamhagow and Cockburnspath  (Read 516 times)

Offline Mootz

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Robert Robertson Lesamhagow and Cockburnspath
« on: Wednesday 22 November 17 11:06 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
I'm looking for a ROBERT ROBERTSON, born on abt 1809, in
Cockburnspath, berwickshire (this birth place was mentioned on Census forms).
I have his marriage to Agnes Gilchrist, 1834, and their children, all of of which was in Lesmahagow, Lanark.
I'm stuck on locating any trace of his birth record or parents. There is no death cert either.

There is also the curious thing of him being listed in the 1881 census as an inmate in Motherwell poorhouse, even though his wife was still alive and living with their son. I think this is him as the birth date and location match.

If anyone can point me where to look, that would be great,

Thanks,

John M

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Re: Robert Robertson Lesamhagow and Cockburnspath
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 11:21 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Robert Robertson Lesamhagow and Cockburnspath
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 11:25 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Pauline.
I've been through SP and found nothing.
Same with Ancestry.
Moore, Simpson, Tait, Robertson, Gilchrist, Kelly, Ferguson, Egan, Meikle, Holland, Dixon

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Re: Robert Robertson Lesamhagow and Cockburnspath
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi , welcome to RC  :)

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Cambusnethan/Cambusnethan1881.shtml#Inmates
Robert Robertson age 71 widow formerly gardner domestic serv , born Cockburnpath Berwick.

What are the details for Agnes on the 1881 Census ?


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Re: Robert Robertson Lesamhagow and Cockburnspath
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 14:18 GMT (UK) »
Mrs Agnes Robertson is listed on her own in 1881 at Aulton Feus, Lesmahagow. She is age 69, born Lesmahagow, occ Peddlar. According to FindMyPast she is ' married'. Robert Robertson on the workhouse census record is shown as a widower! By 1891 Agnes is living with a married son and is described as a widow. She appears to have died in Lesmahagow in 1895.
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Re: Robert Robertson Lesamhagow and Cockburnspath
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 18:51 GMT (UK) »
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