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eMail message titled “Robert of Sweden”



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  • Name Title eMail message titled “Robert of Sweden” 
    Author from Colin Moffat 
    Date dated 29 January 2013 
    Source Type eMail Message 
    Source ID S2613 
    Text eMail outlines progress at finding a Swedish copy of the Birth Brief of Robert Moffat by Anders Klarbring in the Swedish Archives.

    English Translation of part of brief from Swedish by Anders Klarbring:

    Herewith, after we have through several distinguished and trustworthy men, whom we have entrusted and instructed, allowed to investigate thoroughly regarding the said nobleman’s family and descent, so we have found such we publicly certify that our subject Mr. Robert Moffatt is of legitimate birth, and in respect of both father and mother born of high and noble families who governed in the kingdom during several hundred years, and have flourished - namely:
     
    His father honourable Alexander Moffatt, Commendator of Edny [Udny?], his [paternal grand-] father (4) was William Moffatt, Commander of Capella, his paternal grandfather’s father was John Moffatt, Master of Moffatt, whose wife was Euphemia Hume, daughter to Baron Wedderburn;
     
    his paternal grandfather’s mother was Mrs. Mary Kerr, daughter of Thomas Kerr, baronet of Merinton [?], who had as wife Johanna of Johnston, daughter of Baron of Johnston;
     
    his paternal grandmother was Mrs Christina Henderson, daughter of John Henderson, baron of Fordell, and granddaughter of Thomas Henderson, baron of Fordell, whose wife was Mrs. Margaret Warne [surname not certain], daughter of Baron Leyes [Leys, near Inverness?];
     
    his paternal grandmother’s mother Mrs Christina Menzies, daughter of Baron Pitfield and Knight Mr [Sir] Paul Menzies, whose mother was Mrs Isabella Forbes, daughter of Baron honourable John Forbes;
     
    and on his mother’s side, he is born of the honourable Isabella Richardson, daughter to William Richardson of Abercrombie, whose paternal grandfather was James Richardson of Smeaton, whose wife was Marion Douglas, daughter of the right honourable Earl of Morton;
     
    his maternal grandfather’s mother, was Mrs. Agnes Kerr, daughter of Mr Mark Kerr, Baron of Newbottle, whose wife was Mrs Margaret Maxwell, daughter of Baron of Herries,
     
    whose maternal grandmother was Mrs Elizabeth Irvine, daughter of Robert Irvine of Welty [?], whose father was Baron of Drum, Alexander Irvine, whose wife was Isabella Douglas, daughter to the right honourable Earl of Wastam [?];
     
    whose maternal grandmother’s mother was Mrs Margaret Innes, daughter of John Innes, master of Bretorffer [?], whose wife was Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of Baron of Haddo. 
    Linked to Christina HENDERSON
    John HENDERSON
    Elizabeth Irvine
    Johanna Johnston
    Thomas KERR
    Christina Menzies
    Alexander MOFFAT
    William MOFFAT
    Isabella RICHARDSON
    William RICHARDSON 



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