A brief family history

Given the difficulties involved in keeping track of the complex history of the Robb-Thomson-Young family of Glasgow, exacerbated by their frequent intermarrying and the habit of using the same first names in succeeding generations, I’ve produced a brief summary of what I’ve tried to describe in detail in the preceding posts:

First generation

John Thomson (1741 – 1818) married, firstly, Penelope McLachlan (1745 – 1781) in 1765 and they had seven children:

Marion (b. 1765)

Thomas (1766 – 1803)

Colin (1768 – 1819)

James (b.1770)

John (b. 1772)

Penelope (1777 – 1847)

Margaret (b. 1780?)

John Thomson married, secondly, Elizabeth Robb in 1783 and they had three children:

Elizabeth (1784 – 1847)

Henry (1785 – 1824)

Archibald (1791 -1821)

Second generation

Marion Thomson married Simon Pellance (b. 1765) in 1785 and they had two children:

Elizabeth (b.1786)

John Thomson (b. 1791)

Thomas Thomson married Jane White and they had a son:

George (b. 1803)

Colin Thomson had a ‘natural’ daughter, Ann (b.1800?) with Rita Allinan (?)

Penelope Thomson married, firstly, George Robb (1769 – c.1811) in 1805 and they had four children:

George (1806 – 1879)

Elizabeth (1807 – 1845)

John (1808 – 1830)

Jean (b. 1810)

Penelope Robb, née Thomson, married, secondly, John Young (1770 – 1827) in 1813 and they had three children:

Penelope (1816 – 1874)

Janet (1816 – 1850)

John (1819 – 1846)

Henry Thomson married Jane Sharp in 1810 and they had two children:

John (1811 – 1838)

Jane Sharp (1814 – 1884)

Third generation

George Robb, son of Penelope Thomson and George Robb, married Jane Sharp Thomson (daughter of Henry Thomson) in 1831 and they had three children:

George Meikleham (1833 – 1891)

Jane (1834 – 1887)

Penelope Ann Boyd (1840 – 1900)

Elizabeth Robb, daughter of Penelope Thomson and George Robb, married John Burns in 1836 and they had a daughter:

Penelope (1838 – 1905)

Jean Robb, daughter of Penelope Thomson and George Robb, married Archibald Graham Lang (1801 – 1875) in 1830 and they had nine children:

David Graham (1831 – 1876)

Penelope Mary (1832 – 1869)

Archibald Graham (1834 – 1915)

Marion Elizabeth (b. 1836)

Jean Victoria (1838 – 1898)

Helen Adelaide (b. 1841)

John Calder (1843 – 1848)

Elizabeth Robb (b. 1845)

William (b.1848)

Penelope Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson and John Young, married firstly John Thomson (son of Henry Thomson) in 1832 and they had three children:

Penelope (b. 1834)

Joan (b. 1836)

George (b. and d. 1838)

Penelope Thomson, née Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson and John Young, married secondly William Meikleham (1802 – 1852) in 1844 and they had two sons:

William (1845 -1907)

John Young (1846 – 1908)

Janet Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson and John Young, married Jackson Walton (1808 – 1873) in 1835 and they had two children:

Jackson (b. 1838)

Mary (b. 1841)

Jackson Walton married, secondly, Eliza Ann Nicholson (b. 1826) in 1844 and they had twelve children:

Gilbert Nicholson (b. 1846)

Barbara Anderson (b. 1847)

Thomas Balfour (b.  1849)

Helen (b. 1850)

Anne Eliza Mary (b.1852)

William Gandy (b. 1853)

Richard (b. 1856)

Dora Gandy (b. 1858)

Edward Arthur (1860 -1922)

Hannah More (b. 1863)

Constance (1865 – 1960)

George Henry (1867 – 1963)

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