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.
Robert William Nicol of Christchurch - Retired
Chief Planning and Maintenance Engineer - University of Auckland
William Walker Telfer of Falkirk (1907-1993) -
Publisher, Artist and Orchestral Conductor)
John Telfer of Falkirk (1835-1915) - Foundry
Manager, Choral Teacher and Conductor, Library Consultant and Building
Society Board Member
Dr Norman Henry William Maclaren (1880-1937) -
Embryologist, Explorer and Map-maker in Alaska and Canada.
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 .....