Part 580r – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1780 Birth and Baptism – GGG-Grandfather Thomas Robertson – Oldhamstocks, Scotland

06 October 2011


Well, it has been somewhat a trying week and a bit taxing working with Taylor. The controlled and harnessed walks are progressing and getting a bit longer. She can’t as yet stand on four legs on her own. The water therapy works wonders in loosening her muscles. Having to teach a dog to walk and dog-paddle once again is a new experience for us…but she is most definitely progressing day by day. It is amazing what an FCE, Fibrocartilaginous Embolism can cause.

Last night I began a search of my ggg-grandfather Thomas Robertson for information and data regarding his life and genealogy.

I do know that ggg-grandfather Thomas was born 29 June 1780 in the Parish of Oldhamstocks (aka Aldhamstocks), County of East Lothian (known until 1921 as Haddingtonshire) in Scotland. According to the Parochial Register Registration he was christened in the Parish Church of Oldhamstocks 6 July 1780.

Thank you Bob for the picture of the Oldhamstocks Parish Church.

Here is the image of ggg-grandfather Thomas’ birth and baptism Registration as provided by the General Register Office in Edinburgh.

My transcription of the entry –


June 23d, 1780

July 6th

Thomas Lawful Son to
Jo: Robertson & Christian Dudgeon
was born the 29th of June last.
and was baptized this date before
these witne∫ses John Dudgeon
and James Dudgeon.

Included in the Registration are gggg-grandparents John and Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson. I am not sure at this juncture how the relationship exists between the two witnesses, John Dudgeon and James Dudgeon, but there is an great element of certainty that they are related to gggg-grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson.

And as always, stay-tuned. Much, much more to come.




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