Person:Robert Spring (2)

Robert Spring
  1. George Spring1759 -
  2. Isobel Spring1762 - aft 1819
  3. Mary Spring1764 - aft 1799
  4. Christian Spring1768 - 1849
  5. Robert Spring1771 - 1860
  • H.  Robert Spring (add)
  • W.  Margaret Gordon (add)
Facts and Events
Name Robert Spring
Gender Male
Birth? 1771 Udny, Scotland
Christening[1] 6 Apr 1771 Udny, Scotland
Death[3] 9 Jan 1860 Banchory-Devenick, ScotlandSpring Bank Cottage
Burial[2] 14 Jan 1860 Aberdeen, ScotlandSt. Nicholas churchyard (section D, lair 57)

Robert Spring was born in 1771 in Udny, outside Aberdeen, the youngest of five children. His father was a gardener. In 1795, at age 24, he married Margaret Gordon, who was five years his senior. They had four children between 1796 and 1801, although two died in infancy. Only two daughters, Christian Farquharson and Margaret, lived to adulthood. Various documents identify Robert as a baker, a merchant, and in one instance, a ship owner (or perhaps that was "shop owner"). He is also identified as a Trade Burgess in Aberdeen. His marriage, baptisms of his children, and his burial were all in St. Nicholas in Aberdeen. His residence, at least at the end of his life, was given as Springbank Cottage, Banchory-Devenick. He died in 1860, at age 88, having survived his wife by 22 years, and his sister Christian by 11 years.

  1. Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Udny. Parish registers, 1744-1854. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978).
  2. Noted in the St. Nicholas monumental inscriptions. (Note: should create a Source record for that.) "Margaret -----, wife of Robert Spring, baker, Aberdeen, d. 11 Apr 1838, aged 72 years. The said Robert Spring, d. 9 Jan 1860 aged 89 years. Two of their children, Christian and Thomas d. in infancy." Also, from the ANESFHS burial index for St. Nicholas: "SPRING Robert, aged 88 buried 14 Jan 1860 / Abode: Springbank, Banchory Devenick"
  3. In addition to the sources for death in N1, there is also an obit in the Aberdeen Journal: Robert Spring, shipowner, died at Springbank Cottage on January 9, 1860 in his 89th year.