Alexander Robertson
(Cal 1666-1744)
Elspet Lorimer
(Cal 1662-1760)
James Milne
(Bef 1700-After 1757)
James Robertson
(-After 1744)
Janet Milne
(Cir 1720-1779)
James Robertson
(Cal 1729-1777)


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James Robertson

  • Born: Cal 1729
  • Died: 9 Apr 1777 1 2
  • Buried: Cullen

  General Notes:

From the Cullen MIs (

(40) A token of affection and respect to the memory of a beloved parent and brothers. Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord. - Rev. xiv, 13. Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM ROBERTSON, who died at Banff, 2nd Feb., 1843, aged 72 years; WILLIAM, son of the said WILLIAM ROBERTSON and DESKFORD WILSON, his spouse, died in infancy; JOHN died at Banff in 1817, aged 19 years; GEORGE, drowned when returning from India in 1817, aged 17 years; JAMES, died at the Havannah, when on service in the Royal Navy in 1817, aged 21 years; WILLIAM, died at sea in 1833, aged 27 years. Sacred also to the memory of the above-named DESKFORD WILSON ROBERTSON, our much-loved mother, who died at Banff, 22nd February, 1850, aged 81 years.

(41) Sacred to the memory of JAMES ROBERTSON, Junior, Merchant, in Portsoy, who died the 9th day of April, 1777, aged 48 years; also his son, JAMES ROBERTSON who died the seventh day of June, 1768 aged nineteen days. This stone was erected by his wife and children. Also his son, GEORGE ROBERTSON, Junior, who died the eleventh day of April, 1778, aged twenty years.
From OPR Bapt and Marr -
27/12/1754 ROBERTSON JAMES MARY STRACHAN/ M Banff /BANFF 147/ 0080 0038

(42) This stone is laid here by JAMES ROBERTSON, Merchant in Portsoy, and WILLIAM ROBERTSON, Mercht. in Rotterdam, to the memory of their father, ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, sometime Merchant in Portsoy, who died July 1st 1744, aged 78 years; and of ELSPET LORIMER, their mother, who died April 24th, 1760, aged 98 years - and were both buried here; as were also JEAN, MARY, and JANET ROBERTSON, daughters of the said JAMES ROBERTSON and JANET MILNE, his wife, who all died in their infancie; and likewise the said JANET MILNE, his wife, who died the twentie-eight day of October, 1779, aged 59 years.



He worked as a Merchant in 1757 and resided at Portsoy. 3


1 National Archive of Scotland (, ReferenceTitleDate
GD36Rose of Montcoffer (Kinharrachie) Papers1559-1868
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Archives of Scotland
Reference GD36/61
Title Copy Charter of Resignation by James, Lord Forbes, in favour of James Milne of Kinstair, sometime in Bottarie, in liferent and after his decease, Elspet and Janet Milne, his daughters, equally in fee, and Patrick Duncan, minister at Longbride, husband of said Elspet Milne, and James Robertson, merchant in Portsoy, husband of said Janet Milne, for their respective interests, of towns and lands of Little Endovie and towns and lands of Kinstair with mill of Kinstair, all in parish of Alford, sheriffdom of Aberdeen
Dates 30 Mar 1757
Access status Open
Description In duplicate.
Level File.

2 Sheena Charles Web Site (, Cullen MI.

3 National Archive of Scotland (