Robert SPRING 1
It is thought that Robert was a gardener, near Aberdeen. He had five children with his wife Margaret Mearns, born in Raemoir and Udny Green. Their eldest son George is only known from his baptism record, so he probably died in infancy. Their eldest daughter Isobel married Robert Sherrat, a gardener who became overseer of the Finzean Estate: two of their children subsequently emigrated to Canada. The next daughter Mary did not marry, and also lived at Finzean. The youngest daughter Christian married Archibald Farquharson, the Laird of Finzean: he was much older than Christian, and died a few years after the birth or their only son, also named Archibald. Christian's two older siblings joined her on the Finzean estate after she was widowed, and the Spring family regularly used the names Christian and Farquharson in subsequent generations. Robert and Margaret's youngest son was named Robert (qv).
Robert married Margaret MEARNS.
Church Register, Udny, FHL(L) ref Mf 0993306 (baptism of son Robert).