02 June 2012

William Robertson Sandbach


Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:35 PM
Some interesting facts about the first English translator of the OLB, William Robertson Sandbach (c.1813-1891) West-India merchant from Liverpool.

Fragment of Sandbach genealogy

* = birth
+ = death
X = marriage

Stanthorne, Middlewich, Tarporley, Burton-by-Tarvin: Cheshire
Woodlands, Liverpool: Lancashire
Stafford, Stone: Staffordshire
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#I.1 William Sandbach, * ca. 1599 Stanthorne; + ca. 1662 Middlewich
X ca. 1657: Elizabeth Wharton

child:
1. Adam, * ca. 1650 Tarporley; + 25-08-1709 => #II.1

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#II.1 Adam Sandbach (son of #I.1), * ca. 1650 Tarporley; + 25-08-1709
X ca. 1672: Deborah ...

child:
1. Adam, * ca. 1690 Tarporley; + 04-09-1740 Tarporley => #III.1

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#III.1 Adam Sandbach (son of #II.2), wheelwright; * ca. 1690 Tarporley; + 04-09-1740 Tarporley
X(1) 14-06-1709 Tarporley: Mary Huxley, daughter of Richard Huxley & Katherine Hughes.
X(2) 13-03-1719 Tarporley: Elizabeth Hodgkinson

children (1):
1. Mary, * 18-06-1710 Tarporley, + before 1720
2. Elizabeth, * ca. 1716
3. Adam, * ca. 1716 Tarporley; + 13-05-1716 Tarporley

clidren (2):
4. Mary, + after 1800
5. Margaret, * 27-12-1725 Tarporley; + after 1739
6. John, * 25-12-1719 Tarporley; + 1796
7. Adam, * 01-09-1723 Tarporley; + 1783 Tarporley => #IV.1
8. William, * 26-02-1727 Tarporley; + 25-01-1804 Burton-by-Tarvin
9. Samuel, * ca. 1730
10. Joseph, * 02-04-1733 Tarporley
11. Sarah, * 23-09-1735 Tarporley; + after 1800
12. Daniel, * 19-03-1739 Tarporley

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#IV.1 Adam Sandbach (son of #III.1), * 01-09-1723 Tarporley; + 1783 Tarporley
X(1) ca. 1747: Jane
X(2) 01-01-1752 Tarporley: Martha Oulton
X(3) 18-04-1775 Tarporley: Mary Maulton

child (1):
1. Catherine, * ca. 1747 Stone; X 30-04-1770 Stafford: Richard Snape (=>)

children (2):
2. Elizabeth, * 28-08-1753 Tarporley; + ca. 1800; X 22-08-1772, Tarporley: Samuel Wilkinson, son of Ann; + ca. 1800 (=>)
3. Margaret, * 09-03-1756 Tarporley; + 19-11-1854 Tarporley; X 18-10-1774 Tarporley: Samuel Cowap
4. Martha, * 28-12-1758 Tarporley, + 08 Oct 1759 Tarporley
5. Martha, * 01-01-1761 Tarporley
6. John, * 17-10-1762, Tarporley
7. Sarah, * 19-08-1764 Tarporley; X(1) William Ankers; X(2) ... Fargison (=>)
8. Mary, * 26-09-1766 Tarporley, + 29-12-1857
9. Samuel, * 19-08-1769 Tarporley, + 25-05-1851 Woodlands => #V.1

child (3):
10. Adam, * 19-07-1776, Tarporley; + after 1800

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#V.1 Samuel Sandbach (son of #IV.1), West-India merchant; * 19-08-1769 Tarporley; + 25-05-1851 Woodlands
X 15-12-1802 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland: Elizabeth Robertson, daughter of Harry Robertson (minister of parish of Kiltearn)

children:
1.Samuel James, * 1805; + 1817.
2. Elizabeth, * 1806; + 1881.
3. Margaret, * ca. 1812 Liverpool; + 1868; X 16-04-1833 Aigburth, Woodlands/Childwall: John Abraham Tinne, son of Philip Frederick Tinne (=>)
4. Henry Robertson, * 25-09-1807 Liverpool; + 10-06-1895 => #VI.1
5. William Robertson, * ca. 1813 Liverpool; + 25-09-1891; West-India merchant, translator "Oera Linda Book"; X(1)  Sara M. Baroness Van Capellan; X(2) 09-05-1837, Toxteth Park, Liverpool: Hester Willink, "spinster of Walton on the Hill" (she was Dutch and helped him with translating OLB, she had a sister named Clara Willink)
6. Mary Rosina, * 28-05-1815 Liverpool; + 23-05-1882; X 07-07-1835 Liverpool: Henry Harrison, merchant Liverpool (=>)
7. Gilbert, * 11-01-1817 Liverpool; + 10-03-1882; Rector of Upper Sapey; X 1846 Margaret Maxwell, daughter of Archibald Maxwell => #VI.2
8. Samuel, * 03-07-1818; + 18-07-1849; X 1844 Anne Maxwell, daughter of Archibald Maxwell => #VI.3
9. Martha Tinne, * 1828; + 1898; X Robert Mcleod Eraser
10. Elizabeth, * 1828; + 1868
11. Julia Trail, * 1830; + 09-04-1890; X Harold Barkworth (=>)
12. Anne, * ca. 1804; + ca. 1890; X 26-05-1825 Aigburth, Liverpool: Charles Stuart Parker, merchant Liverpool (=>)

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#VI.1
#VI.2
#VI.3

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About William R. Sandbach's parents and grandfather

Elizabeth Robertson (daughter of Dr Robertson of Kiltearn), born 14th December, 1782, the third of the "Three Fair Maids of Kiltearn", married at Glasgow by the Rev. Robert Balsom, 15th December, 1802, to Samuel Sandbach, Esq. of Woodlands, Aigburth, near Liverpool, J. P. for county Lancashire.
He was a West India merchant, and realised a fortune as a partner of the firm of Sandbach, Tinne, & Co. He served the offices of Bailiff, Coroner, and Mayor for the Borough of Liverpool, and also as High Sheriff of Denbighshire in 1839.

(more on http://www.archive.o...00doug_djvu.txt )

Dr Harry ROBERTSON, (...) published a book of Discourses in 1779, also the Scotch Minister's Assistant, 1802. In November, 1802, he was made a Doctor of Divinity by Marischal College, Aberdeen. Dr Harry ROBERTSON had three daughters who lived to grow up, known as "The Three Fair Maids of Kiltearn". Anne, the eldest, born 1778 ; died 1854. She did not marry ; she was an interesting letter writer, and one of her letters was judged worthy of appearing in the late Charles Fraser MACKINTOSH'S Letters of Two Centuries. Christian, the second daughter, married, firstly, James WATSON of Crantil ; secondly, Dr Thomas Stewart TRAILL of Tirlot. The third, Elizabeth, married Samuel SANDBACH, as above.

http://archive.org/s...ciuoft_djvu.txt )

Nymph and Cupid.marble. 152.2 cm. National Museums & Galleries of Wales

Gibson records that he 'spent most of the winter of 1859 modeling a group representing what I saw in the street a few years ago, when I made a sketch of the action - a girl of about fourteen throwing up a child and kissing it. This clay model occupied me for three months. The spontaneous expression of affection witnessed by Gibson has been transformed into a group with an elegant restraint appropriate to a Nymph and Cupid of the classical world. This piece was carved for William Robertson Sandbach of Hafodunnos Hall near Abergele. Another version was bought by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, who visited Gibson's Roman studio in 1859 and 1862.


http://blog.naver.co...ge=1&listtype=0

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Did you notice that he first married a baroness, and later, at age (ca.) 24 a 'spinster' (ca. 40 years or older)?

And isn't 'Willink' (Dutch) nobility too?

West-Europese adel » Johan Willink (1560-1636)
http://www.genealogi...I1073830836.php

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Sandbach's mother (Elizabeth Robertson) was from a old Scottish family of ministers/ theologians.


Origin of the Name Robertson

In 1437 the chief Robert Riach (grizzled) captured Sir Robert Graham who, with others, had just murdered the King James I at Perth. In reward James II gave Robert a charter in which all of his lands were made into a feudal barony giving him administrative control over them.

The barony was called Struan and the chief was henceforth known as Robertson (from this Robert) of Struan

http://www.donnachaidh.com

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I thought it's interesting to know Sandbach a bit better.

Didn't someone once say that the psychology of the supposed people 'behind' the OLB is at least as interesting as the manuscript itself? I would add the translators and researchers to that.

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