Robert Riddle STODART

Male 1827 - 1886  (58 years)


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  • Name Robert Riddle STODART 
    • He received his education at the High School of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh University. At the age of 18 he went to Ceylon and took charge of a coffee plantation belonging to his father. In 1863 ill health obliged him to return home, and in April 1864, he was appointed Lyon Clerk Depute, a post which he held till his death. He early developed a taste for local and family history, and even while in India he was an ardent student of those subjects. He published in 1880, "Scottish Arms", in two large folio volumes; the first consisting of a collection of Arms, beautifully fac-similed in colours from ancient manuscripts; and the second, of heraldic and genealogical notes illustrative of those Arms. This work has been called "the most important contribution to Scottish historical heraldry since the days of Nesbet". It established their author's position "as one of the ablest genealogists of the day". A biographical sketch will be found in The Scotsman, Edinburgh, April 20, 1886.
      From list of Deaths (1886), NEHGR, Volume 40, (Jan-Oct 1886) page 348.
    Born 16 Nov 1827  Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 1 Jan 1828  Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 19 Apr 1886  Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2059  Squire Family History
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 

    Father John Riddle STODART,   b. 1792, Traquair, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jemima Henrietta BROWN 
    Married 3 Jul 1826  Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1827 - Edinburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1 Jan 1828 - Edinburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1841 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1886 - Edinburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S3] 1841 Census, 11 Jul 2021.
      Drummond Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
      John Riddle STADART, age 48 years, born 1793, Scotland. Occ Writer to the signet.
      Riddle[sic] STODART, age 34 years, born 1807, Midlothian.
      Robert STODART, age 13 years, born 1828, Midlothian.
      David STODART, age 8 years, born 1833, Midlothian.
      Hannah STODART, age 6 years, born 1835, Midlothian.
      Henriette STODART, age 1 year, born 1840, Midlothian.
      Hannah BROWN, age 65 years, born 1776, Midlothian.
      Mary STUART, age 25 years, born 1816, Midlothian.
      Margaret MCLAVEN, age 25 years, born 1816, Midlothian.
      Margaret BOYD, age 26 years, born 1815, Midlothian.
      Transcribed from a census index (Findmypast on-line record).

    2. [S46] Old Parish Registers, Scotland, 12 Jul 2021.
      On 3 July 1826, at the parish church of St Cuthberts.
      Groom John Riddle STODART, res 2 Drummond Place, parish of St Marys.
      Bride Jemima Henrietta BROWN, res Brandon Place, parish of St Marys. Father David BROWN esq. (deceased), Greenknow, Country of Stirtling.
      Transcribed from a parish marriage index (ScotlandsPeople on-line record).