Further Details of Robert Thomson and Elizabeth Smart and their children where known.

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Further Details of Robert Thomson and Elizabeth Smart and their children where known

Although no record of Isabella Thomson's birth or baptism has been found, her death certificate records her as being the daughter of Robert Thomson and Elizabeth Smart, and their marriage was recorded on 23 August 1789 of Robert Thomson, a shoemaker, and Elizabeth Smart in the parish register of Stirling. There are also records of eight other children born/baptised to Robert Thomson and Elizabeth Smart in the Stirling parish register.

Robert and Elizabeth had the following known children:

From the date of their marriage we can assume that Isabella, was one of the youngest children of Robert Thomson and Elizabeth Smart, if not their youngest.

The death and burial of Elizabeth Smart is recorded in the register of Burials for Stirling Parish Churh. She died aged 60 on 18 July 1826, and was interred on 21 July 1826 in the lair of James Smart. One would assume that James was her father or possibly brother.

The death and burial of Robert Thomson, shoemaker of Bakers Wynd, is also recorded in the register of Burials for Stirling Parish Churh. He died aged 64, 19 August 1831, and was interred on 21 August 1831 in the lair of John Taylor. The cause of death was given as suffocation. One may assume that John Taylor was a relative.


Further details of Robert Thomson, mason, born 22 October 1793, Stirling.

Robert married Grace Grant daughter of Gregor Grant, and Janet Maxwell. Grace was born about 1800 in Not Stirlingshire. 

Robert and Grace had the following known children:

Robert died 5 March 1842, in Stirling. It would appear that he was interred in the Hendry family lair, alongside his nephew, the baby Ebenezer Hendry who had died the year previously.

Grace his wife died on 11 November 1855 in College Street, Dumbarton. The informant was Robert Suter, her son in law, husband of her daughter Janet. As is the case with the 1855 death certificate a great deal of extra information was supplied. She was identified as having lived in Dumbarton for three years, aged 55, having been born in Edinburgh. Her husband was identified as Robert Thomson, a mason (deceased), and her parents were identified as Gregor Grant (deceased) a soldier in the 74th regiment, and Janet Maxwell (deceased) and she was recorded as having had 12 children and their details\current ages were recorded : Jessie 35, Robert dec at 9 years 1831, William 32, Elizabeth 30, Grace 28, Alexander dec at 14 years in 1830, Robert 26, Grant 24, James 22, Maxwell 20, Mary 18 & Agnes 16. (this is not entirely accurate but pretty close!). It was recorded that she was buried in Dumbarton Churchyard.

Note - Gregor Grant died, aged 74, on 15 July 1845 and was buried in Common ground in the graveyard of Stirling parish church.

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