Robert Brock

31 May 1715–October 1799
Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Brock was christened on 31 May 1715, in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Brocke, was 30 and his mother, Mary Forsyth, was 25. He married Jean Millar on 1 December 1738, in Balfron, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in October 1799, in Ryegate, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ryegate Corner, Ryegate, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

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Robert Brock
Jean Millar
Marriage: 1 December 1738
Jean Brock
William Brock
Andrew Brock
Deacon Thomas Brock
Robert Brock
James Brock
Mary Brock

Spouse and Children

1 December 1738
Balfron, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Brocke


    Mary Forsyth





    Walter Brocke


World Events (4)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and North German: variant of Brook .2 English, Scottish, and Scandinavian: nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger, Middle English broc(k) (Old English brocc) and Danish brok (a word of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch, Cornish brogh, Irish broc). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures.3 English: nickname from Old French broque, brock ‘young stag’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Robert Brock in entry for Jean Miller Brock, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Robert Brock, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Robert Brock, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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