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STRACHAN, Alexander younger of Thornton, 12th Laird
(About 1536-1601)
KEITH, Isobel
(About 1544-Before 1597)
SYMMER, John of Bratherische
(About 1540-)
STRACHAN, John Tutor of Thornton, 'Parson' of Kincardine O'Neil, Reverend Mr
(About 1565-Before 1625)
SYMMER, Isabel
(About 1580-)
(1608-Before 1645)


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1. FORBES, Jeane

STRACHAN, Robert 1 2

  • Baptised: 3 January 1608, Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland 3
  • Marriage (1): FORBES, Jeane in September 1628 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland 1
  • Died: Before 20 November 1645

   Other names for Robert were STRACHEN, Robert,1 STRACHIN, Robert,1 STRACHYNE, -------,1 STRAQHAN, Robert, STRAQN, Robert, STRAQUAN, Robert, STRAQUHAN, Robert and STRAQUHIN, Robert.1

  General Notes:

Old Parish Register
St Nicholas Parish Aberdeen

"Tertio January 1608
Johne Strachen ane sone nne (nomine-by the name of) Robert Sir Robert keith of benholm kniht [sic] and williame loremer witnesses"

Note: Sir Robert Keith of Benholm was an uncle of Isobel Keith, mother of John Strachan , Tutor of Thornton.

  Research Notes:

Robert was apprenticed to Andrew Purves, merchant, on 26th July 1626, according to Fasti Ecclesiae. No Andrew Purves has been found at this time in the north east, although there was an Andrew Purves, merchant, in Edinburgh. A David Purves had been resident in Johnshavin, in the parish of Benholme in the Mearns. His will and testament was dated 21 October 1588. 2 4 5

Robert married Jeane FORBES, daughter of Reverend Mr John FORBES Minister of Alford and Christian BARCLAY of Mathers, in September 1628 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland.1 (Jeane FORBES was born about 1606.)

  Marriage Notes:

Old Parish Register
St Nicholas Parish Aberdeen

robert Straquhin and Jeane forbes maried the 2 (another digit obscures followed by missing words from tear in original document-other entries suggest the day o..) f September"


1 LDS Family Search, IGI.

2 e-books, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae by Hew Scott.

3 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, St Nicholas Parish Aberdeen Baptisms.

4 Internet Site,

5 GRO Scotland, Indices of Baptisms and Marriages.

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