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HADDOW, Robert
(About 1784-)
(About 1794-)
HADDOW, Robert


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1. SANDILANDS, Isabella

HADDOW, Robert

  • Born: 28 February 1820, Saint Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): SANDILANDS, Isabella on 3 July 1846 in Pilrig Free Church, Edinburgh, Scotland 1
  • Died: 18 February 1876 at 3.40 am, 2 Craig's Close, High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

   Cause of his death was typhus fever over 10 days.

   Other names for Robert were HADDEN, Robert, HADDON, Robert,2 3 HADDOW, John and HADDOW, Robert Junior.1

  General Notes:

This Robert Haddow was the second of that name born to this family.

The 1851 census recorded Robert Haddon [sic], the head of his household, as aged 29 years and a journeyman ironfounder. His birthplace was Edinburgh. With him, at 218 Greenside Place Edinburgh, lived his wife and stepson Alexander.

In 1856 when his daughter Catherine was born Robert Haddow's name was inscribed in the certificate as John Haddow. The father's occupation was recorded as iron moulder.

Robert Haddow was included in the 1861 census for St Giles district of Edinburgh. He was head of a household living at 2 Craig's Close in the High Street. His age was noted as 41 and his occupation as iron moulder. he was married to Isabella Haddow and had been born in St Cuthbert's district of Edinburgh.

The 1871 census for St Giles district of Edinburgh recorded Robert Hadden [sic] and his family living at 2 Craig Close in the High Street. Robert was the head of the household and married to Isabella Haddon. He was an iron founder by occupation, aged 49, and had been born in Edinburgh. As well as himself and his wife Isabella there were 3 other individuals recorded in the household: Isabella and Margaret Hadden, described as daughters, and William Nisbet, a boarder aged 50. The dwelling had 2 windowed rooms.

In the marriage certificate of his daughter Isabella in 1874 Robert was recorded as an iron founder.

Robert's death certificate of 1876 recorded him as an iron moulder, married to Isabella Sandilands, and aged 56. Robert's father was deceased and his mother still living.

In the marriage certificate of Margaret Haddow, Robert's (step)daughter in 1878, Robert was recorded as an iron moulder, deceased. As Robert Hadden he was recorded similarly in her second marriage certificate of 1892.

Robert's wife's death certificate of 1885 recorded him as an iron moulder. 2 3

  Research Notes:


Pilrig Church first opened for public worship on 13 August 1843 in an unpretentious building, only the second to be opened in connection with the newly formed Free Church of Scotland.

The present building was constructed in 1863 and opened by Rev. Dr. Thomas Guthrie on 12 February 1863.
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Scottish divine, was born on the 5th of February 1820, at Aberdeen. He went in 1839 to Edinburgh to complete his theological course under Thomas Chalmers. In 1842 he was presented to the living of Drumblade by Lord Kintore, with whose family he was connected. The Disruption controversy reached its climax immediately afterwards, and Blaikie, whose sympathies were entirely with Chalmers, was one of the 474 ministers who signed the deed of demission and gave up their livings. He was Free Church minister at Pilrig, between Edinburgh and Leith, from 1844 to 1868. Keenly interested in questions of social reform, his first publication was a pamphlet, which was afterwards enlarged into a book called Better Days for Working People.
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  Medical Notes:

There was no qualified mediacl attendant for Robert.

His widow, Isabella Sandilands [sic], who had been present, gave notice of Robert's death before the registrar, David Beatson, at Edinburgh on 21 February 1876 and made her X mark.

Robert married Isabella SANDILANDS, daughter of Alexander SANDILANDS Blacksmith and Isabel SCOTT, on 3 July 1846 in Pilrig Free Church, Edinburgh, Scotland.1 (Isabella SANDILANDS was born about 1819 in Saint Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland 2 and died 13 November 1885 at 5.55 am in 2 Craig's Close, High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.). The cause of her death was dropsy.

  Marriage Notes:

Old Parish Registers
St Cuthbert's Parish Edinburgh
Marriages 1846

"Haddow Jnr and Sandilands
Robert Haddow Junior, Ironfounder, residing in No 3 Orchardfield Entry Leith Walk and Isabella Sandilands, residing in No 4 Ponton Street, both in this parish, Daughter of the late Alexander Sandilands, Smith in Newport Street, have been three several Times duly and regularly proclaimed in the Parish Church of St Cuthbert's in order to marriage and no objections offered
married on the Third day of July thereafter by the Reverend William Garden Blackie minister of Pilrig Free Church"

NOTE: Blaikie, Dr William Garden (1820 1899): was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, Marischal College and Edinburgh University, becoming an ordained minister just prior to the Disruption, when he joined the Free Church ministering briefly at Drumblade before becoming minister at Pilrig Free Church in Edinburgh in 1844 and, from 1868, Professor of Apologetics and Pastoral Theology at New College.

from Notes in Letters of William Robertson Smith 1 6


1 Old Parish Registers, Old Parish Registers St Cuthbert's Parish Edinburgh 685/2 Register of Marriages for 1846.

2 various, email Irene Hall 4 February 2007.

3 1851 UK census, Edinburgh Greenside 685/01 en d 188/01 page 1.

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