Descendents of Thomas Herbert (1798 - 24 Feb 1862)
and Isabella Embleton (1804 - 16 Feb 1892)

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Northumberland Ancestors of Thomas Herbert and Isabella Embleton

Ancestors of Thomas Herbert and Isabella Embleton

Thomas Herbert (about 1798 - 24 Feb 1862) was the son of Robert Herbert and Isabella Wanless. No birth record can be found but we believe that his father Robert Herbert, who was born about 1768, was the son of Thomas Herbert and Christian Crozer.   Back in 1758 Thomas Herbert married Christian Crozer of Yetholm.   The Kirk Sessions records state that:

'Thomas Herbert of Kirknewton and Christian Crozer of Yetholm who gave up their names for proclamation in order to marriage 20th October 1758'.

 

Robert Herbert may have been born at 'Whitehall' on College Burn, a stream that flows north from The Cheviot.   'Whitehall' is in Kirknewton Parish and Thomas senior was also 'of Kirknewton'.   It is an easy walk across the hills, and across the border, to get to Yetholm in Scotland.

 

Robert's wife Isabella Wanless was born about 1766 in Morebattle, Roxburghshire.   Isabella's father was George Wanless who is believed to have been born ca. 1727/1728 at 'Woodside', a farm about 3 miles down the valley from Auchope, Roxburghshire.

 

George was christened on 31st March 1728 in Morebattle, Roxburghshire.   His parents were George Wanless (1687/1697 - ?) and Bessie Cairns (or Carnes) (ca. 24 Sep 1696 - ?). Bessie was christened 24th September 1696 in Cavers, Roxburghshire). She was the daughter o George Cairns (birth and death dates unknown).

Kirk Yetholm Church: This magnificent church is built of an unusual black granite. The church was built in the 19th century, replacing an old thatched church. Image courtesy of I. Herbert (June 2003). A full size image of this is available in the Northumberland Image galleriy. George Wanless (1687 / 1697 - ? & Bessie Cairns (Carnes) (ca. 24 Sep 1696 - ) probably went to church at Kirk Yetholm, Yetholm, Roxburgh, Scotland in the 1720s. Thomas Herbert, grandfather of Thomas Herbert (1796) also married Christian Crozer here in 1758.

A John Wanless lived nearby who was probably George Wanless senior's older brother.   They are possibly the sons of John Wanless who appears in in the Hearth Tax in that area in the 1690s.

 

George Wanless (b. 1727/1728 - 10 Nov 1807) married Isabella Douglas (10 May 1730 - 25 Dec 1796), the daughter of Archibald Douglas and Margaret Hair, on the 20th May 1758 in Kirk Yetholm, Roxburghshire.   Isabella was born in Kirk Yetholm and died in Auchope, Roxburghshire and was buried in Kirk Yetholm churchyard.   When George died he was also buried in the Kirk Yetholm churchyard.