On 13 August

A Robert Strachan who I suspect died in childhood, the mother-in-law of a blog follower, and a Green ancestor born in London who sold gold lace embroidery.

13 August 1815
Birth of Robert Strachan at Riccarton, Ayrshire, son of my gggg uncle Robert Strachan and Jean Kelly. Robert junior can’t be found in the records after that so I suspect he may have died in childhood. A lot of people’s trees on Ancestry have him married to Jean Muir but they’re wrong, as Jean Muir married a different Robert Strachan.

13 August 1909
Birth of Barbara Robertson at Achnacart, Foveran, Aberdeenshire, daughter of my half gg aunt Margaret Fraser and Robert Robertson, and mother of the husband of blog follower Morag. Barbara married Harold Hooker in 1942 in Ellon and she died in the south of England in 2008 at the grand age of 98.

13 August 1894 (born 1851)
George Edwin Green was born in Westminster, London, his birth registered Jul-Aug-Sep quarter 1851. He was the son of my gggg uncle Samuel Green and his wife Mary. In 1861 George is with his parents in Grosvenor Terrace, Westminster, his father a traveller born in Worsbrough, Yorkshire and his mother Mary born in Oundle, Northampton. In 1871 George E Green age 19 is a shop assistant and living with his widowed mother, a dressmaker, at 46 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury. He married in 1875 at the Parish Church of Bloomsbury to Sarah Maria Sampson. In the 1881 census George, a shopman in a gold lace business, and wife Sarah, a gold embroiderer, are at D Street, Chelsea with 2 children, and Mary’s widowed mother is with them. In 1891 they’ve moved to 48 Albert Street, Chelsea and have 3 children with them, their eldest child having died. George’s wife Sarah died in 1891, registered at London City, and in 1894 George married Emma Arno at the Parish Church of Kentish Town. They are living at 48 Albert Street, by then designated as in Paddington, in 1901, George still a shop assistant, and have the 3 children by George’s first marriage with them but no children of their own. In 1911 George is still a shop assistant in the gold lace embroidery business but they have moved to 63 St George’s Avenue, Tufnell Park. George E Green died in 1929, his death registered at Hampstead.

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