The Ancestors of Brian Doig

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  • ID: I8
  • Name: John ROBBIE
  • Surname: Robbie
  • Given Name: John
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 Nov 1848 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England
  • Death: 1900/1916 in Of Colorado
  • _UID: 0B43EFA4457BD511AA294445535400008A1B
  • Note:
    In 1861 John was a scholar living with his family at Pierhead, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland.

    John (draper) arrived at New York on 24 Mar 1870 on the ship "Australia" which had departed G lasgow via Moville, Ireland. His father John and brother James with wife and daughter arrive d a few months later on the same ship, but they later returned to Scotland. John then arrive d at the port of Boston on 25 Mar 1871.

    In 1875 John was a dry goods clerk in Providence, Provicence Co., RI with wife Margaret an d a boarder. In 1880 he was a dry goods clerk living at 37 South Union Street, Pawtucket, Pro vidence Co., RI (page 146) with his wife Margaret, son George, father-in-law Adam Purves, a c lerk in his dry-goods store, and Alande Drummond, a clerk in his dry-goods store, age 23 fro m Scotland. John came to Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH in 1881. In 1882 he was a partne r in Harley, Robbie, & Vadnies at 866 Elm and lived at 244 Manchester. He began the New Yor k Department Store in partnership with Daniel Harley, located at 866-872 Elm Street. It wa s one of the largest stores in the town and state. In 1890 John lived at 226 Laurel Street , Manchester.

    John became a naturalized U.S. citizen on 1 Nov 1886 at the U.S. District Court in Manchester , NH. Witnesses were Fred McAllister and Edward H. Bickford, both of Manchester.

    From 1890 to 1892 John was a partner in Harley & Robbie, dry goods merchants at 866-872 Elm , Manchester, NH. In 1893 he had separated from Daniel Harley and operated the John Robbie Co . at 866 Elm. In 1893 the John Robbie Company in Manchester suffered a $40,000.00 loss by fir e. The creditors of the John Robbie Company filed in Feb 1897 for unpaid expenses.

    On Monday, Dec. 4 [1893], fire was discovered at 10.39 PM in the John Robbie Co.'s dry good s store in Ferren's building. The total damage was $43,490.75. The insurance paid amounted t o $35,069 98.

    John moved to Denver, CO in 1900 where he mined ore and resided at 1269 Evans Street, Denver , Arapahoe Co., 10th Precinct (page 153) with Margrate and children George A., Albert H., Jea nnie F., Effie M., and Bertha. They reported having 9 children with 5 living. In 1901 he live d at 229 S. Ogden, Denver.

    Denver Post (Denver, CO), Wednesday, November 7, 1900, Page 6 -
    A CAPITOL HILL FIRE - The residence of John Robbie damaged by smoke and water. About midnigh t fire was discovered in the residence of John Robbie, 1616 Clarkson Street. No one was in th e house at the time and a passer-by saw smoke and sent in the alarm. When the engines arrive d there was much smoke and little flames. The doors were broken in and the fire extinguished . The furnishings were ruined by water and smoke. The members of the family knew nothing of t he fire until they returned from downtown. The insurance will not cover the loss. The origi n of the fire is not known.

    The death record of his wife Margaret reports her as a widow, but the WWII Draft Registratio n card for son Albert in 1918 lists him as the closest relative living in Broomfield, CO. I n 1920 John Robbie (65 Scotland) was a laborer for the steam railroad lodging in Semper, Jeff erson Co., CO; he reported entering the US in 1869 and became a naturalized citizen in 1876.
  • Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05
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  • FILE: Robbie-Manchester.JPG
  • Title: Harley & Robbie New York Store - Manchester, NH
  • Note:
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y
  • _SSHOW: Y

    Father: John ROBBIE b: 11 Apr 1815 in St. Cyrus, Kincardine, Scotland c: 25 Apr 1815 in St. Cyrus, Kincardine, Scotland
    Mother: Euphemia MAIN b: 1818/1820 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Margaret PURVES b: 16 Jul 1844 in St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
    • Married: 1875 in Boston, MA
    • Note: The ceremony was performed by Rev. Joseph Baker, a Presbyterian clergyman of South Boston.
    1. Has No Children Margaret E. B. ROBBIE b: Aug 1875 in RI
    2. Has No Children John ROBBIE b: Jun 1876 in RI
    3. Has Children George Adams ROBBIE b: 2 Aug 1877 in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI
    4. Has No Children Albert Harley ROBBIE b: 8 Aug 1878 in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI
    5. Has No Children Boy ROBBIE b: 1879 in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI
    6. Has Children Jeannie Ferguson ROBBIE b: 16 Jan 1882 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH
    7. Has Children Effie Marie ROBBIE b: 18 Jan 1883 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH
    8. Has No Children Boy ROBBIE b: 24 Aug 1884 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH
    9. Has No Children Bertha M. ROBBIE b: 19 Sep 1886 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH
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