Descendants of Hugh Robson

(Dec 1780 - 19 Feb 1857)

Hugh Robson

Born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Died: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ploughman in Scotland, Estanciero in Argentina

married, ca 1802, Jane Ferrish (ca Jul 1779 - 20 Jun 1849)

Born: Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Died: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Emigrated to Argentina in the year 1825 on the sailing ship Symmetry.

Notes on the spelling of names.

The use of either English or Spanish spelling of forenames is something of a nightmare. Often the English spelling would be used in the family and in church records while the Spanish spelling would be used in official documents. Sometimes a mixture of both would be used. I've tended to go with the version listed in the church records for the most part.

A similar problem arises with surnames, some families adopt the Spanish form with the mother's maiden name being added after the father's surname, while others adopt the English form of just using the father's surname. I default to the latter useage but will use the former where I know the family does.


Hugh Robson family tree researched by Thomas St John Gebbie
Peter Robson family tree researched by Noel Knight-Adkin and Walter Dawson Campbell.
Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings kept by F J Knight-Adkin
Records of The Scottish Settlers in the River Plate and their Churches, by Rev James Dodds. Buenos Aires 1897.
James Dodds (1795-1896): A Record of his Descendants, compiled by Arnold E Dodds. Buenos Aires 1997.
The Forgotten Colony: A History of the English-Speaking Communities in Argentina, by Andrew Graham-Yooll. LOLA Buenos Aires 1999.
Burke's Peerage and Baronetage for details of the family of Baron Burnham.
Baptismal & Marriage Records of the Scottish Presbyterian Churches in Entre Rios and the Banda Oriental
Baptismal, Marriage and Burial Records of St Andrew's Church, Buenos Aires, St John's Church, Buenos Aires and St Bartholomew's Church, Rosario
Dissident cemetery records Chascomús
Buenos Aires Herald
Buenos Aires Standard
From Caledonia to the Pampas edited by Iain D Stuart
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Finding John Campbell by John Daffurn

Additional information courtesy of:

Philippa Claiden, Jeremy Howat, Helen Livingston, Alex Pearce, Leslie P Simpson, Robert Wells and Lucia Whitehead in UK

Lea Armstrong, Ken Brown, Anthony Dowd, Di Foster, Mary Ann Fraser, Russ Gittins, Dianne Layden, Verna MacKenzie, Pamela McCann, Lesley Reed and Len Wells in Australia

Patricio Aguilar, Bernardo Allan, Jorge Attwell, Matías Attwell, Pamela Campbell, Reginald Campbell, Gonzalo Carbajal, Esteban Cartledge, Chris Dickin, Andrés Alejandro Dobie, Sofía Gandini, Ingrid Glenz, Monice Glenz, Moira Johnstone, Anne Marie Leroi, Ivonne Leroi, Ariana Livingston Luperia, Phyllis Macnie, Marina McGaw, Florencia Ruiz Migone, Michael Mohr-Bell, Enrique Moore, Irene Gebbie Neumann, Eileen Noble, Eduardo Luis O'Connor, Sofía Raffo, Juan Robson, Lía Fernanda Rodríguez Romero, Elizanda de la Sota, Patricia de la Sota, Diego Truninger, Andrés Watson, Eduardo Watson, Ricardo Watson, Arturo Wesley, Cecile Wesley, Jimmy Wray, Martin Wray and María Victoria Zapiola in Argentina

Eric Fischer, Viviana Haurigot, Pedro Piccardo, Carlos Zubillaga and Peggy Santos in USA

Andrew Walker in Indonesia.

Gordon Yorston in Chile

James Bell and Marcela Dutra in Uruguay.

Katrina Evans and John and Lorraine Larke in Canada.

John Campbell in France

Paul Gladish in Spain

Victoria MacDonald & Ian Seton Campbell in South Africa

Harriet Sain in Italy

Lorraine Bottreau in Singapore

Version 10z, 4 May 2015

If anyone has any additions or corrections to the Robson family tree, please contact: Graeme Wall

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