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date: 26 May 2020

Robertson, Jameslocked

(1747–24 April 1816)
  • Carol Sue Humphrey

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Robertson, James (1747–24 April 1816), Loyalist printer and journalist, was born in Stonehaven, Scotland, the son of Alexander Robertson, a printer, and possibly Elizabeth Anderson. (Records show that she was at some point married to his father but not whether she was the mother of his children.) James learned the trade of printing in his father’s shop in Edinburgh, but he did not remain in Scotland. In 1766 he sailed for America, seeking better opportunities for economic success. Robertson became a journeyman printer in the shop of ...

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