Robert Maughan 1769 - 1844

Robert Maughan 1769

Robert Maughan was born in 1769 in Scotland and died in 1844 in Edward's Terrace, Islington, London, England. The reference to "Edward's Terrace" is an actual building; it essentially ran the entire west side of the Caledonian Road from Regent's Canal to Copenhagen Street. See the highlighted portion of the Map Of London 1868 by Edward Weller, F.R.G.S.

Robert Maughan was a member of the Botanical Society of Edinburg as well as a Member of the Wernerian Society. He became a Resident Member of the Society in January 1811. The Wernerian Natural History Society (January 12, 1808 – April 16, 1858), commonly abbreviated as the Wernerian Society, was a learned society interested in the broad field of natural history, and saw papers presented on various topics such as mineralogy, plants, insects, and scholarly expeditions. The Society was an offshoot of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and from its beginnings it was a rather elite organization. The Society was named after Abraham Gottlob Werner, a German geologist who was a creator of Neptunism, a theory of superposition based on a receding primordial ocean that had deposited all the rocks in the crust. At this time all rocks, including basalt, and crystalline substances were thought by some to be precipitated from solution.

Robert (along with his brother Edward) published various works including:

  • A List of the Rarer Plants Observed in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh - 1809
  • Robert married Mary Bagnall on 3-Nov-1786 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He and his brother Edward John Maughan were noteworthy biologists. Robert and Mary's offspring include:

  • Richard Maughan 1791 - ?
  • John Maughan 1800 - 1881
  • Richard Maughan

    Richard Maughan was born 5-Nov-1791 and christened at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Richard married Margaret Fleming 6-Nov-1821 at Baldernock, Stirling, Scotland. Thier offspring include:

  • Robert Maughan born 16-Jun-1824 and christened at Denny, Stirling, Scotland
  • Edward John Maughan born 1827 - ?
  • Robert Maughan

    Robert Douglas Maughan was born 22-May-1824 and christened 16-Jun-1824 at Denny, Stirling, Scotland. Robert married Christina Mitchell Herriot on 29-Aug-1847 at Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. Christina was born 02-Nov-1827 and christened 17-Dec-1827 in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland to Robert Heriot and Helen Mathieson. Christina can be found in the Scottish census records as follows:

  • 1851 - Middle Ward, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 1861 - St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland
  • 1871 - Kingsbarns, Fife, Scotland
  • 1881 - Dennistoun, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Edward John Maughan

    Edward John Maughan was born 9-Aug-1827 and christened at Caputh, Perth, Scotland. Edward married Sarah Jane Dinnington 7-Dec-1850 at Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland. Sarah was born circa 1832, however a record in the Derryloran Parish Church (Cookstown, Northern Irelend) in the Diocese of Armagh, Counties of Tyrone and Londonderry, Ireland shows a Sarah Jane Dinnington born 3-Nov-1830 to Richard and Jane Dinnington. Edward is shown living in Old Town Kilsyth Above The Cross, Stirlingshire, Scotland at the time of the 1861 census, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland at the time of the 1871 census and Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland at the time of the 1881 census. Their offspring include (all born at Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland):

  • Richard Maughan 7-Feb-1855 - ?
  • Jane Fleming Maughan 27-Nov-1856 - ?
  • Christina Herriot Maughan 3-Dec-1859 - ? married Robert Fleming Watson who was born 25-Jun-1860 at Middle or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland. Robert's parents were Alexander Low Watson (born 15-Dec-1828 in Cruden, Aberdeen, Scotland to Thos. Watson and Isabel Mitchel) and Margaret Fleming. Robert Fleming Watson's siblings were Thomas Watson (b. 29-Jul-1858), Isabella Mitchell Watson (b. 09-Jun-1862) and Marion Jane Alicia Watson (b. 14-Sep-1864). Christina and Robert's offspring include:
  • Robert Fleming Watson born 29-Jun-1881 in Hutchesontown, Lanark, Scotland
  • Richard Maughan Watson born 28-Mar-1891 in Hutchesontown, Lanark, Scotland