Robert Robertson Estate 1938


Published in the Aberdeen Press & Journal on 25th February 1938, this short entry records the estate value of Glen Mhor's Robert Robertson, who we've tracked throughout his career with Mackinlay and Birnie.

From his early appointment in 1894, after leaving the Mortlach distillery on Speyside and his passing on site at Glen Albyn in 1937. We've been able to document much of his life including his marriage in 1897 in our newspaper section. It is an unexpected bonus of doing this research project that we've been able to document not only the influence of the Birnie's, but also some of the men that they selected to be on their distillery team. And there's probably never been a greater servant in their cause than Robert Robertson.

For the record, the estate value of £2733 would equate to £235,355.47 in today's money, so a tidy sum. His role after graduating as brewer to distillery manager of Glen Mhor, and then also of Glen Albyn as their ownership was combined, before becoming secretary. This would have included the managerial house at Glen Albyn. So, potentially, this value does not include property. And we know from our prior research that his wife, Kate Ann Eccles, died in 1918 on site at Glen Mhor. So, the children would have been the beneficiaries in this situation and hopefully one day, we can identify relatives who can shed more light on Robert Robertson.