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From: "Angus P. Robinson" <>
Subject: MOST WANTED ANCESTOR
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 11:43:49 -0600
My most wanted ancestor is the parents of Jeffrey Robertson who settled
in Henrico Va., circa 1703. Assuming he named his children as per the
below naming pattern it would appear that his oldest son was named
after his paternal grandfather and the second son after the maternal
grandfather. If anyone has access to a book or material on Scot lineages
I would sincerely appreciate their looking to see what they can find.
Another Jeffery Robertson researcher provided the lineage at
the bottom. Dispite repeated requests that person has not sent any of their
evidence proving this lineage.
Angus "Scotty" Robinson
NAMING PATTERN USED IN SCOTLAND
Eldest son named after the paternal grandfather
Second son after maternal grandfather
Third son after the father
Eldest daughter after maternal grandmother
Second daughter after paternal grandmother
Third daughter after the mother.
Reference: "In Search of Scottish Ancestry" by
Printed 1980, sold by GPS in Baltimore, MD.
Originally published in England by:
Phillimore & Co., Ltd., 1972. The Library of Congress card number is:
72-86. International Standard Book Number is: 0-8063-0506-1. Refer
to page 71.
Please go to full page format for proper page layout.
l. WILLIAM ROBERTSON: b. 1530, d. 1599, Edinburgh, Sct.; mar. ca
1565?, in Scotland, Isabel Petrie, b. ca 1530, d. unknown.
William was 4th Laird of Muirton. Information furnished
by Robert G. Taylor, Texarkana, TX. No written proof provided
2. i William Robertson b. abt 1571.
3. ii Thomas Robertson b. 1592.
2. WILLIAM ROBERTSON: b. abt 1571, Gladney, Scotland, m. abt 1592,
in Scotland, Anna Maria Mitchell, b. abt 1595, Scotland. William
4. i William Robertson b. ca 1680.
ii Andrew Robertson.
3. THOMAS ROBERTSON: b, 1592, Edinburgh, Scotland, m. ca 1620,
in Edinburqh, Scotland, Jean Jeffrey, b. abt 1625, Edinburgh,
Scotland, (daughter of John Jeffrey and Margaret Lloyd).
Thomas died 1686, Edinburgh, Scotland. According to reports
from several Genealogists in Scotland, the following account
is given re; the lineage of JEFFREY Robertson, Sr.
Some information furnished by Dr. Rosemary Bigwood of
Edinburgh, and Katherine Corry of Edinburgh. Some information
found in the Clan Donnachaidh Museum, Briar Falls, Blair Atoll,
According to an account written by WINNIFORD descendants:
Two of JOHN Robertson's sons, JEFFREY and NICHOLAS
Robertson came to America on the ship named THE BLESSING.
His son, WILLIAM Robertson, came to the James City area of
Virginia in 1698 with James Blair, the President of William and
A very old, almost illegible, inscription in an old law book
owned by JEFFREY's gr-gr-gr-grandson, DANIEL Robertson, written about
1860, lists JOHN Robertson of Edinburgh, Scotland (the old country) as
the father of JEFFREY Robertson, Sr. (Note: This latter piece of paper
is in the hands of a descendant in Virginia).
>From BURKE'S DORMANT AND EXTINCT PEERAGES: Paqes 297-298, Progenitor
of the Jeffreys was Tudor Trevor, Lord of Hereford, a powerful chieftan
who married Angharad, Daughter of Howel Dda, King of South Wales. The
lineage led down to Hugh ap Robert of Acton then to Jeffrey ap Hugh of
Acton. Jean Jeffrey's father John was a Judge of the North Wales
curcuit. Her mother was the daughter of William Lloyd of Haighton. This
Jeffrey line married into the Robertson clan of Lairds of Muirton. Both
families were lawyers/judges.
5. i William Robertson b. ca 1621-23.
6. ii John Robertson b. abt 1625.
iii Jeffrey Robertson b. ca 1627, Edinburgh, Scotland,
d. very young.
4. WILLIAM ROBERTSON: b. ca 1680, Edinburgh, Scotland,
occupation Minister, m. 20-Oct-1720, in Edenburgh, Scotland,
Eleanor Pitcairne, b. ca 1690, Dreghorn, Scotland, (daughter of David Pitcairne) Children:
i WILLIAM ROBERTSON: b. ca 1725, Scotland, m. 21-Aug-1?51,
in Edinburgh, Scotland, Mary Nesbit, b. ca 1730, Scotland,
(daughter of James Nesbit and Mary Pitcairne) d. unknown.
William died unknown. He was the Royal Histographer.
ii Robert Robertson.
iii Mary Robertson.
iv Margaret Robertson.
v David Robertson.
vi Elizabeth Robertson.
vii Patrick Robertson.
viii Helen Robertson.
5. WILLIAM ROBERTSON: b. ca 1621-23, Edinburgh,
Scotland, occupation Minister, d. unknown.
7. i Jean Robertson b. abt 1656-60.
6. JOHN ROBERTSON: b. abt 1625, Struane, Scotland, m. ca 1650-5S,
Elizabeth Scott, b. ca 1625, Edinburqh, Scotland ??, d. unknown,
Edinburgh, Scotland ??. John died ca 1691 Edinburgh, Scotland.
8. i Jeffrey Robertson b. ca 1654.
9. ii William Robertson b. abt 1657.
10. iii George Robertson b. abt 1660.
iv Nicholas Robertson b. abt 1663,
8. JEFFREY ROBERTSON: b. ca 1654, Edinburgh, Scotland,
occupation Planter, m. Elizabeth Bowman, b. Scotland, (daughter
of John Bowman and Eller Elam) d. Chesterfield Co., VA. Jeffrey
died 1734, Henrico Co., VA.
i William Robertson b. abt 1700, d. June 1764, Chesterfield Co., VA.
ii Richard Robertson b. abt 1703, Henrico Co., VA.
He may be the Richard Robertson who died in Mecklenburg Co., VA
iii Anne Robertson b. abt 1704, d. bef 1786, Chesterfield
Co., VA?. Married John Hudson who died abt 1786.
iv Thomas Robertson b. abt 1706, Chesterfield Co., VA.
v Jeffrey Robertson, Jr. b. 1709, Henrico Co., VA, d. 1784,
Chesterfield Co., VA; m. 1734, in Henrico Co., VA, Judith
(Tanner) Mills, b. 1710, (daughter of Edward Tanner) d. 1785.
vi Georqe Robertson b. 21-Jun-1713, Henrico Co., VA, d. 1783; m. abt 1790,
in Chesterfield Co., VA, Jane Gates, b. abt 1715-20, Henrico Co.,
VA, d. bef. 2-Mar-1759, Chesterfield Co., VA.
vii Martha Robertson b. abt 1718, Chesterfield Co. VA.
Martha was under legal age in May 1739.
viii John Robertson b. abt 1722, Chesterfield Co., VA, d. abt
1790, VA. His older brother, William, was given the
guardianship of John in May, 1739 indicatinq John was
under legal age at the time his father's will was
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