d.Jun 1818 Birse, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Facts and Events
Facts about Robert Sherrat prior to his marriage have not been determined. (See Disambiguation below.) In 1796, Robert Sherrat married Isobel Spring. He was at that time a gardener in Nigg. About this same time, his new wife's sister Christian, who had married an aging laird, became a widow with a very young child. The newly married Robert and Isobel joined Christian on the Finzean estate in Birse, where Robert became the overseer. They had four children while living at Finzean. Sometime between 1808 and 1812, the family moved to nearby Tillyfruskie where they remained until Robert died in 1818.
An online search of Church of Scotland records (which are comprehensively extracted in the IGI) shows several Robert Sherrats in Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire born at approximately the right time. Any one of these may be this Robert Sherrat:
The one in Fetteresso is closest to Nigg (while Arbuthnott and St. Cyrus are toward the southern end of Kincardineshire). But there are also a few scattered records of Sherrats in Banchory-Ternan that appear to be incomplete.