Can anyone help me find the parents of Alexander Robertson, born around 1773 in Banffshire Scotland?

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Alexander Robertson married Jane Spence, and had 14 children. He was a farmer, who likely lived in Drumfurrich, as that was where he died in 1847. He was born, however in Banffshire. Two of his children were twins: Thomas Geddes and Helen Tod, born in 1825.
in Genealogy Help by Jim Robertson G2G Rookie (260 points)
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Hi James,

You should be able to find Alexander's birth record in the Old Parish Register section of Scotlandspeople ( However you should be aware that they may have only the parents first names in the entry, it really depends how conscientious the recor keeper ws at the time.

All the best

by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (211k points)
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Hi Jim I have been looking for his parents haven't found them yet, here is what I did find, I didn't know if you had all his children's names, I only found 9 of them with Jane Spence, the twins were Helen and Grace. Anyway, I hope this info helps you I spent the last few days trying to find answers for you, so here goes:

Family Search; Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950   Helen Robertson female Baptism date 23 Aug 1823. Baptism place: Aberlour, Banff, Scotland. Father; Alexander Robertson. Mother; Jane Spence film #990813

Jean Spence female: spouse, Alexander Robertson: Child, George Robertson Public Member Tree: Strathspey family tree: Marriage Record: Jane Spence b.1786-1857 Rothiemay, Banffshire, Scotland. 16 Feb 1802 Grange, Banffshire, Scotland. Alexander Robertson 1776-1847.

st Drumfurrich (Elgin library LIBINDX attrib. Elgin Courant 20 Nov 1857    Jane Spence died 3 Nov 1857 Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland.  children of Jane Spence and Alexander Robertson:

Robert Robertson b. 1811 Grange, Banffshire, Scotland d.22 Apr 1885 Knockando, Morayshire, Scotland. 2. Frances Robertson 1813 Grange Banffshire Scotland. 3. Jane Robertson 1816 Grange, Banffshire, Scotland. 4. John Robertson 1817 Grange, Banffshire, Scotland. 5. Thomas Robertson 1823 Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. d. 9 Dec 1899 Knockando, Morayshire, Scotland. 6. Helen Robertson 1825 Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. Baptism 23 Aug 1823 film # 990813. 7. Grace Robertson 1825 Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. 8. Arthur Robertson 1828 Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland.  9. George Robertson 1830 Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland.

1851 Scotland Census. Parish: Aberlour  County: Banffshire Address: Drumfurrich  Roll: CSSCT 1851-33.       Helen Robertson age 26 b. 1825 John Robertson age 34   Jane Robertson age 69  Jane Robertson age 35   Arthur Robertson 23   George Robertson age 21 James Innes age 13.                  I hope this information is helpful.
by Jamie Barron G2G6 (7.3k points)

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