Scotch Billy

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Date: 1820 [unknown]
Location: Virginiamap
Surnames/tags: Robertson Bolling Eppes
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William "Scotch Billy" Robertson

In the words of his son...

Wyndham Robertson's Family Register:

Wyndham Robertson Papers 1768-1925, University of Chicago Library

For Research And Educational Use Only

Guide to the Wyndham Robertson Papers 1768-1925, University of Chicago Library Box 10 Folder 12 Diaries Diary, 1763-1782

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Robertson, Wyndham. Papers, [Box 10, Folder #12], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Wyndham Robertson (1803-1888), the 20th governor of Virginia, son of this William, traced his family heritage to Pocahontas and authored historical texts.

Wyndham Robertson Papers 1768-1925,

Wm. Robertson, Eldest son of Arch(ibald) Robertson, another of this Register, was born in Prince George County, & sent to Scotland for his education, & resided (?) three years in the City of Glasgow, living with his Uncle Arthur Robertson. At the age of about 16 years he returned, (was put into a?) Store in the county of Brunswick in which his father was a principal partner at the age of 18, he lost his father, & when 21 years of age he again, went to Great Britain, remained about 12 months, taking a tour through the greater parts of England & Scotland

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In the year 1772 he returned, having formed a (commission?) with a Mercantile house in Glasgow, under the Firm of Ramsey, Monteith (?) he carried on the business in that part of Petersburg called Blandford- about the close of the year 1774 he retired from business and resided at his place of Nativity in Prince George County a few miles below Petersburg, his mother died in the year 1773. - In the Month of May 1775 he married Elizabeth Bolling in Chesterfield County, and Bolling Hall in Goochland County- by her, he had Ten chil-

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-dren arrived at the age of maturity. Six Sons and four Daughters, (?)

Thomas Bolling
Mary Buchanan
Anne L.
Jane Gay

Archibald Robertson Married Elizabeth Meade Bolling, daughter of Archibald Bolling Esq. Of Campbell County, has issue of 4 Daughters, to wit Elizabeth Jane, Anne Pocahontas, & Virginia

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Thomas Bolling Robertson resides in New Orleans, a lawyer &now Attorney General for the State of Louisanna, afterward married-

(but he left no issue)

Wm. Robertson Jr. married Christian Williams, daughter of Frederick Williams, Merchant in Petersburg, has issue, five children(?) Three Sons & 2 daughters-

Tho. Bolling
Anne L.

Wyndham Robertson Papers 1768-1925,

(referring to John Robertson) Attorney General for the State of Virginia residing in the City of Richmond. Married Anne Trent, daughter of John Trent Esq. of Cumberland County. (left issue)

Powhatan Robertson, a lawyer, now resides in New Orleans, unmarried. Died at the Bay of St' Louis on the Gulf of Mexico on the 18 of October 1820 in the 23rd year of his age after four days illness of Malignant fever, He had a fine classic Education improved by a tour through France & Italy (?) finely qualified (?)

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(illegible sentence) completing his Education at Wlm & Mary in Williamsburg ((illegible)

Elizabeth Robertson married Henry Lawson Briscoe in March in the Town of Manchester in the year1803 and died a few weeks later.

Mary Buchanan Robertson remains unmarried-

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Anne Robertson married Col. Henry Skipworth of Cumberland County, has issue, three children, 2 sons and one daughter, to wit ((profiles need work))

Elizabeth Bolling

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Jane Gay Robertson married John H. Bernard (state senator) of Gaymont near Port Royal, has issue, two children, to wit.

Gay L.

Wyndham's page is missing - perhaps since he is writing this he planned on more detail in a later part of the "Register" ---

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Wm. Robertson, the Eldest son of Arch.(ibald) Robertson and Elizabeth Fitzgerald before mentioned in another of the foregoing Register, has filled the following Offices to wit.

a member of the County Committee in Prince George
appointed on the Court of Justice being suspended at the commencement of the War of the Revolution
an assessor of Lands in said County
a Justice of the Peace in said County
High Sherriff of d(itt)o
A Vestryman of Bristol Parish
Church Warden of d(itt)o

(carried over)

Wyndham Robertson Papers 1768-1925
-a lay member at an Episcopal Convention for Bristol Parish
-a Harbor Master at the Port of City point
-a Commissioner to sit on a Court of Enquiry consisting of the members to adjust claims, within the County& ascertain such as were chargeable to the U. States.
-a Runner for the Bank of Virginia
-Clerk of the Council of State
& lastly a Member of the Council of State at the present date.

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The various professions Wlm. Robertson has at different periods been engaged in -

a Planter
a Merchant
a Manufacturer of Flower
owning a Manufacturing Mill on Swift Creek
a Collier, owning a Coal Mine & lastly
a Licensed Lawyer, having practiced at short times in County Courts of Buckingham, Prince Edward & Charlotte

Skip to Wlm.'s Sibling Christian & Elizabeth

Wyndham Robertson Papers 1768-1925,

Christian Robertson Married Rich(ard) Eppes of City Point & the Island, left issue Richard Thomas, and (2?) Robertsons & Williams died without issue

Elizabeth married Wlm. (Brand?) and died without (issue ?).

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Christian Eppes married Wlm. Gilliam, P(rince) George, has issue,
Daughter married to Nath(aniel) Friend, a Merch(ant) in Petersburg
Mary Eppes, unmarried
- Elizabeth Robertson married Joshua Poythress of Flower de Hundred on or at James River in P(rince) George County, left issue, one Daughter (?) married to John (V.?) Willcox, Merch(ant) of Petersburg, died leaving issue.

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