ROBESON Ancestry



  1. Andrew ROBESON Sr.  Andrew was born about 1628 and died in Sep 1694.
  2. Samuel ROBESON Samuel died in Sep 1699 in Philadelphia, PA  He was buried, along with his wife and son Samuel, in the "Friends" burying-ground at Third & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA.  Andrew Robeson Jr. was the surviving executor of Samuel's estate (1703).


  1. The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Deleware by Peter Stebbins Craig. 
  2. An Historical and Genealogical Account of Andrew Robeson of Scotland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and his Descendants from 1653 to 1916, begun in 1881 by Susan Stroud Robeson, assisted by Caroline Franciscus Stroud, and compiled, edited and published by Kate Hamilton Osborne, published by  J.B. Lippencott Company, 1916)

Research Notes:

USGenWeb Archives. Wills: Abstracts, Book A : 1682 - 1699: Philadelphia Co, PA

  1. ROBESON, ANDREW. Phila. December 24, 1694. A. 286. 
  2. ROBESON, SAMUEL. Phila. October 15, 1699. A. 539.
  3. ROBESON, SAMUEL. Philadelphia. October 15, 1699. B. 52.
  4. Wills: Abstracts, Book B : 1699 - 1705: Philadelphia Co, PA posting made by Patrick Morrison on 19 Dec 2002


Andrew Senior came to America with his nephew, Andrew Junior. This naming convention, between uncle and nephew, was not unusual for that time period. It does have a tendancy to 'muddy the waters' today. The name of Andrew Juniors' father is uncertain, however, Andrew Senior had at least two brothers remaining in Scotland, David and Thomas, which remained in Scotland when both Andrews crossed to America. Andrew Senior may have had other brothers which had passed away.

Andrew Senior had at least one son, Samuel.   Samuel's will gives the names of the brothers remaining in Scotland.

This information was extracted from "An Historical and Genealogical Account of Andrew Robeson of Scotland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and of His Descendants from 1653 to 1916." by Susan Stroud Robeson, Caroline Franciscus Stroud and Kate Hamilton Osborne. Philadelphia. Lippincott Co.,1916.

What I have is an extraction of this book. If you would be interested, I can email what I have which is about 3 pages of history from the book and 4 pages of family.

USGen Archives List of Officers of theColonies on the Delaware and the Province of Pennsylvania, 1614-1776. Provincial Officers of the Three Original Counties, Chester, Philadelphia, and Bucks, 1682-1776, pp. 671-766.  The following entries were found in this document:

USGenWeb Archives. This file abstract contains a part of the every name index to "Colonial Families in Philadelphia", edited by John W. Jordan, published by Lewis Publishers of New York in 1911 in 2 volumes.  The following are Robeson entries are of interest: