Notes for: Robert Smith

Cameron Hawke Smith wrote:
My grandfather Robert Smith seems to have arrived at Anstey Hall after working in Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, Powerscourt, Ireland, and as a head gardener in London. He seems to have come to Trumpington because he had a long-standing friend called Forbes from Aberdeenshire who had become head-gardener at Trumpington Hall. Itís interesting how these family and friendship networks persisted amongst the servant classes. My grandmother (the cook at Anstey) came from NE Scotland not far from where my grandfather was born and (judging by her family tree) probably had a connection with his family that had somehow survived all his movements