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Dr. Robert 
Stevenson
  (Stivenson)
1772 - 1851


Dr. Robert 
Stevenson
  (Stivenson), of Edinburgh, Scotland, civil engineer, inventor, etc.. FRSE, FSA (Scot.), M.Inst.CE.Only son. Engineer to the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouse Board ("Keeper of the Northern Lights") (succ. his step-father/father-in-law Thomas Smith after joining him in partnership in 1786), renowned builder of lighthouses (incl. "Bell Rock"), bridges, roads & railways, designer of eastern approach road to Edinburgh, etc. GRO(S) - OPR - Order ref. 4031284 Bibliotheca britannia; or, A general index to British ... literature / Watt, R.. - Edinburgh. - 1824 (Vols. 1 & and 2)
  • A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen / Chambers, R.. - New ed. - London. - 1855 (5 vols)
  • Biography / Knight, C.. - London. - 1856-72 (7 vols)
  • A critical dictionary of English literature & and British & and American authors ... from the earliest accounts to the middle of the 19th century / Allibone, S. A.. - London. - 1859-71 (3 vols)
  • The Scottish nation; or, The ... biographical history of the people of Scotland / Anderson, W.. - Edinburgh. - 1862 (3 vols)
  • Cassell's biographical dictionary. - London. - (1867-69)
  • The biographical treasury; a dictionary of universal biography ... revised ... by W. L. R. Cates / Maunder, S.. New ed. - London. - 1870
  • The book of Scotsmen / Irving, J.. - Paisley. - 1881
  • Men of the reign; a biographical dictionary of eminent persons ... who have died during the reign of Queen Victoria / Ward, T. H.. - London. - 1885
  • Celebrities of the Century being A Dictionary of Men and Women of the Nineteenth Century / Sanders, Lloyd C.. - Vol. 1-2. - London; Paris; Melbourne. - 1887
  • Encyclopaedia of ships and shipping / Mason, H. B.. - London. - 1908
  • Roland Paxton, `Stevenson, Robert (1772-1850)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/26436, accessed 23 Sept 2005]

  • Born: Glasgow, Scotland 8th Jun 1772 Baptised:
    Died: 1 Baxter's Pl, Edinburgh, Scotland 12th Jul 1851 Buried: Edinburgh, Scotland 1850
    Family:
    Stevenson
      formerly of Neilston

    Ancestors
    [ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

    1.
    Dr. Robert 
    Stevenson
      (Stivenson)
    (
    Smith
    ) 1772 - 1851
    2.
    Alan/Allan 
    Stevenson
      (Stivenson)
    (
    Lillie
    ) 1752 - 1774
    4.
    Robert 
    Stevenson
    (
    Fulton
    ) 1720 - 1764
    5.
    Margaret 
    Fulton
    (
    Maxwell
    ,
    Stevenson
    ) 1727 - 1785
    3.
    Jean 
    Lillie
      (Lilly)
    (
    Stevenson
    ,
    Hogg
    ,
    Smith
    ) c. 1751 - 1820
    6.
    David 
    Lillie
    (
    Miller
    ) 1710 - 1774
    7.
    Isobel 
    Miller
    (
    Lillie
    ) + c. 1774

    Siblings


    1.
    M/? 
    Hogg
    * 1777
    2.
    M/? 
    Hogg
    * 1780
    3.
    Elizabeth (Betsy) 
    Smith
    * 1797

    Spouses



    1. Edinburgh, Scotland 3rd Jun 1799
    Jean (Jane) 
    Smith
    (
    Stevenson
    ) 1779 - 1846

    Descendants
    [ Options ]

    a.
    Jean (Jane) 
    Smith
    (
    Stevenson
    ) 1779 - 1846
    1.
    U/? 
    Stevenson
    1801 - 1803
    2.
    Jane 
    Stevenson
    (
    Warden
    ) 1801 - 1864
    2a.
    2.1.
    Jane Elderton 
    Warden
    (
    Watson
    ) 1829 - post 1901 ...
    2.2.
    Edward 
    Warden
    1830 - 1835
    2.3.
    Janet/Jessie 
    Warden
    1831 - post 1861
    2.4.
    Robert 
    Warden
    1833 - 1858
    2.5.
    Adam 
    Warden
    1835 - 1836
    2.6.
    Mary (Myrrha) 
    Warden
    (
    Greig
    ) 1836 - post 1881 ...
    2.7.
    Dr. Thomas (Tom) 
    Warden
    1838 - 1875
    3.
    Thomas 
    Stevenson
    1803 - 1808
    4.
    Elisabeth 
    Stevenson
    1803 - 1808
    5.
    F/? 
    Stevenson
    1805 - 1805
    6.
    Janet 
    Stevenson
    1805 - 1808
    7.
    Robert Alan (Alan) 
    Stevenson
    (
    Jones
    ) 1807 - 1865
    7a.
    Margaret (Gatchie) Scott 
    Jones
    (
    Stevenson
    ) 1812 - 1895
    7.1.
    Robert (Bob) Alan Mowbray 
    Stevenson
    (
    Purland
    ) 1847 - 1900 ...
    7.2.
    Jean (Mab) Margaret Alan 
    Stevenson
    (
    Gibson Thomson
    ,
    Denton
    ) 1849 - 1900 ...
    7.3.
    Dorothea (Big Dora) Frances Alan 
    Stevenson
    (
    Fowke
    ) 1850 - 1931 ...
    7.4.
    Katherine Elizabeth Alan 
    Stevenson
    (
    de Mattos
    ) 1851 - 1939 ...
    8.
    Robert (Bob) 
    Stevenson
    1808 - 1851
    9.
    James 
    Stevenson
    1810 - 1816
    10.
    Mary 
    Stevenson
    1812 - 1816
    11.
    David Lillie 
    Stevenson
    (
    Mackay
    ) 1815 - 1886
    11a.
    Elizabeth 
    Mackay
    (
    Stevenson
    ) 1816 - 1871
    11.1.
    Elizabeth (Bessie) J. 
    Stevenson
    (
    Napier
    ) 1841 - 1907 ...
    11.2.
    Jane (Janie) 
    Stevenson
    (
    MacKintosh
    ) 1843 - 1909 ...
    11.3.
    Georgina 
    Stevenson
    1845 - 1893
    11.4.
    Mary Smith 
    Stevenson
    1848 - 1910
    11.5.
    Robert James 
    Stevenson
    1850 - 1854
    11.6.
    Eleonor 
    Stevenson
    1852 - 1852
    11.7.
    Thomas 
    Stevenson
    1853 - c. 1853
    11.8.
    David (DAS) Alan 
    Stevenson
    (
    Roberts
    ) 1854 - 1938 ...
    11.9.
    Charles Alexander 
    Stevenson
    (
    Sheriff
    ) 1855 - 1950 ...
    11.10.
    James Thomas 
    Stevenson
    1860 - 1861
    12.
    George 
    Stevenson
    1817 - 1817
    13.
    Thomas (Tom) 
    Stevenson
    (
    Balfour
    ) 1818 - 1887
    13a.
    Margaret (Maggie) Isabella 
    Balfour
    (
    Stevenson
    ) 1829 - 1897
    13.1.
    Robert Lewis (Louis) Balfour 
    Stevenson
    (
    Van de Grift
    ) 1850 - 1894
    Sources

    Census

    Timeline


    8th Jun 1772Born Glasgow, Scotland
    3rd Jun 1799Married
    Jean (Jane) 
    Smith
    (
    Stevenson
    ) 1779 - 1846 Edinburgh, Scotland
    1841Member of household in 1841 census (census) Logie, Perths., Scotland
    1850Buried Edinburgh, Scotland
    13th Dec 1850Made a will (will)
    12th Jul 1851Died Edinburgh, Scotland
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