Robert Archibald

7 May 1815–4 May 1883 (Age 68)
Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Archibald was born on 7 May 1815, in Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Archibald, was 32 and his mother, Magdalene Nicholson, was 35. He married Christian Reid Shaw on 20 June 1835, in Inveresk and Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Inveresk, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and East Calder, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 4 May 1883, in Kirknewton, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 67.

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Robert Archibald
Christian Reid Shaw
Marriage: 20 June 1835
Christian Archibald
Magdalene Nicolson Archibald
Robert Archibald
Henry Archibald
James Archibald
Helen Archibald
Isabella Archibald
Elizabeth Archibald

Spouse and Children

20 June 1835
Inveresk and Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 2

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

Age 8

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 23

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

Bold in work or activity. Gilleasbuig is the Gaelic form of Archibald.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Archibald, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Robert Archibald, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Robert Archibald, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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