Robert Turnbull1

(say 1690 - )
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Robert Turnbull was born say 1690 ?Canonbie, DFS, SCT.1
     Robert Turnbull married Helen Blacklock say 1710 ?Canonbie, DFS.1
     My assumptions for this family are:
     - Robert and Helen are at the top of the dynasty
     - I have assigned both James and Walter to this couple, despite not finding a baptism for either.
     - both James and Walter named their first sons Robert
     - Walter also neatly has a 2nd dtr Helen
     - James' sons Robert 1753, Walter 1763, and dtr Mary 1755, were all b. Dykehead
     - Walter's sons Walter 1745, and James 1764, and dtrs Helen, Betty and Hannah were all b Dykehead (and possibly some of the others)
     Bear in mind however that I have absolutely no evidence to tie Robert and Helen to Dykehead other than they too had their children baptised in Canonbie. The records around that time do not conveniently add place, or other identifying data.2

External links

     Click here to see Robert's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.3


Helen Blacklock (say 1690 - )
  • Mary Turnbull4 (cir. Feb 1716 - )
  • Helen Turnbull1 (cir. Sep 1717 - )
  • Walter Turnbull+ (say 1720 - aft. 1769); relationship a complete assumption and based purely on both families using Canonbie for their children's baptisms, and naming pattern of Walter's children2
  • James Turnbull2 (say 1725 - )
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Maternal ancestors of Lorna

Ellen TURNBULL's ancestors

Last Edited23 Nov 2020


  1. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Bap. 25 Sep 1717 Helen d/o Robert TURNBULL and Helen BLACKLOCK, reg. Canonbie, DFS 814/0010 0036, copy d/loaded Dec 2008.
  2. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Dec 2008.
  3. WikiTree online at, Oct 2011.
  4. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, Bap. 12 Feb 1716 Mary to Robert TURNBULL & Helen BLACKLOCK, Canonbie, DFS 814/0010 0034, index searched Dec 2008 , Microfiche and

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.