Robert HAIRSTANES ID#4623, b. 1 December 1743, d. 11 May 1809
Father*Joseph HAIRSTANES1
Birth*Robert HAIRSTANES was born on 1 December 1743 in Holywood Parish, Dumfreisshire, Scotland.1 
He was the son of Joseph HAIRSTANES.1 
Anecdote*In 1755 the estimated population of Holywood was 596, all Protestants.2 
Marriage*Robert HAIRSTANES married Sarah BROADFOOT about 1772.1 
Church Record*Robert Hairstanes admitted that he and others "borrowed" a hay knife. Holywood Kirk Sessions Minutes.2 
Church RecordRobert Hairstanes was a church officer in 1799. Reverend Bryce Johnston was the minister.2 
Death*Robert HAIRSTANES died on 11 May 1809 at age 65.1 
Burial*He was buried in Holywood Old Graveyard, Holywood Parish, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.1 


Sarah BROADFOOT b. a 1741, d. 13 May 1799

Sources (

  1. [S188] Holywood Old Graveyard: Memorial Inscriptions. Dumfries, Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society, 2005. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  2. [S3328] The Transactions and Journal of Proceedings of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society, Vol 55, Session 1980, Printed at the Courier and Herald Offices, Dumfries, 1894. Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society, Dumfries, Scotland.
Last Edited14 Aug 2017