William Robb b1847 – d1916


Flemington Farm, a listed building

Well known man, Mr William Robb, of Flemington Farm, Cambuslang, died on the wartime morning of Sunday, 20th August 1916. He had been in Ireland on business only a fortnight before his death.

A native of Hamilton, he started his business there, but in 1882 had come to Flemington Farm, just beyond Loanend Cottages, where he had worked for some 34 years.

Mr Robb was one of the best known cattle dealers in the West of Scotland, and was a very extensive buyer of Irish cattle. He was 69 years of age and left a widow and large family of ten. At the time of his death, two of his uncles were also recently deceased.  Mr Allan Robb, a well known Hamilton baker of Duke Street and Alexander Robb, a dairyman of Burnbank Road. The farm, just beyond Blantyre’s boundaries continues to be in the hands of the Robb family to this day.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Jim McSorley Great story. Farmed next to them at Dechmont. Mrs Rob is a Hamilton from mains farm East Kilbride. Addie Hamilton ( who I worked for ) least Dechmont from the MOD. Brother Jim owned mains farm EK
Joseph Allan Just round from the Dalton love that walk up there
Fairlie Gordon Good post Paul,
Margaret Gallacher This is my favourite walk
Ray Allan I was good friends with margaret robb
Gord Fotheringham Many,s a walk i had to flemington and dechmont…..late 50,was walking at a good speed back then
Andrew Mclinden One of my favourite running routes !
Margaret Rae Macfarlane-Sneddon Mrs Robb was a really nice woman she was a great friend of my grandmother’s…when she got a new cushion for the church pew she pushed her old one over to our pew…she and my grandmother did a lot of work for the red cross in war and peace time i remember her well
Christine Short I remember Mrs Rob and her family,she sat next to my mum and gran the (Lloyds) at church.
Jane Scobbie Love reading these stories xxx
Jim Cochrane The Robbs used to supply dairy cattle to the small Dairies that were all over Glasgow. They supplied hay and feeding as well and carted the manure back to Flemington.
Moira Kellachan Impressive house.
Sandy Wilkie Today, after a number of years living in Hamilton, Margaret is back living in one of the Loanend cottages
Gillian Chisholm Majella Purcell a bit of history for you
Mary Turnbull Thanks for sharing I live just along the back road from here
Stuart Macrae My mum worked as a farm hand at Flemington Farm in the 50s and my uncle collected the milk on behalf of East Kilbride Dairies to be taken to their bottling plant in Bridgeton, first with a flat bed truck and milk churns then moving onto tankers in the early 60s.

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