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Robert Reyburn

Robert Reyburn (1810, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland - 1892,Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand).
by John Henderson of Stirling, Scotland


Although this article is mainly about the above-mentioned eminent Scotsman, Robert Reyburn, who was in the forefront of the development of the hamlet of Whangarei into a thriving town in the latter part of the 19th Century, it must be mentioned that his living Great Great Great NICOL Grandchildren and their descendants can not only be proud of carrying Reyburn blood, but also the blood of some other prominent Kiwi and Scots forebears in their Nicol, Telfer and Maclaren lineage. v.i.z.

Rob Nicol
Robert William Nicol of Christchurch - Retired Chief Planning and Maintenance Engineer - University of Auckland

William Walker Telfer
William Walker Telfer of Falkirk (1907-1993) - Publisher, Artist and Orchestral Conductor)

John Telfer
John Telfer of Falkirk (1835-1915) - Foundry Manager, Choral Teacher and Conductor, Library Consultant and Building Society Board Member

Norman Henry William MacLaren
Dr Norman Henry William Maclaren (1880-1937) - Embryologist, Explorer and Map-maker in Alaska and Canada.

Robert MacLaren
Robert Maclaren (1817-1889) - Millionaire Steel Magnate, Owner of Robert Maclaren & Co. of Glasgow.

The 'Robert Reyburn Story' can be read in the following file .....


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