Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:12 am
I think we have had a wee discussion some place else on the forum regarding the Robertsons of Glamis. I was looking at your signature and saw that you had a Sylvester Robertson listed. I have to tell you that although his surname is very common to the area his Christian name is not. I did a search on Scotlands people for the latest census available on line (1901) and it came up with one hit. Having some points left in my account I thought I'd have a look at the page. It came up with the following information, which of course you may already have;
Address 91 Plans of Thornton, Glamis
Alexander Robertson, Head of House, Widower, age 48 profession Wood Carter, Born in Errol Perthshire.
Agnes Robertson, Daughter, Housekeeper (Domestic) age 17, Born Glamis Forfarshire (now Angus)
James Robertson, Son, Scholar, age 13 Born in Glamis
Annie Robertson, Daughter, age 11, born in Glamis
Alexander Robertson, Son, Scholar, age 9, born in Glamis,
Jane Robertson, Daughter, Scholar, age 7, born in Glamis,
Sylvester Robertson, Son, Scholar, age 5, born in Glamis
is this the family you are after?
Edit to say that there were 45 other Robertsons in the area at the time, 18 male and 27 female. The difference in the numbers between male and female may be down to the fact that this is a rural community and some of the men would be farm labourers and ploughmen. They would live on the estates, especially if they were single, where they were working which could be out of the area. Of the 45 people 20 were living in Glamis, 22 were living in Newtyle and 3 were living in Essie and Neway. Of the men outside of Sylvester's family 10 were between the ages of 1 and 40 in 1901 which I have taken as the outer limits for any involvement in WW1