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Name: Robert Rait

Burial Number: 0510

Gender: Male

Occupation: Pharmaceutical Chemist

Born: 21/06/1828

Died: 10/10/1906

Buried: 13/10/1906


Robert was born in Partick, Lanarkshire, the son of William and Margaret and lived most of his life in the town. His father died on 21st August 1840. Robert studied to be a pharmaceutical chemist and worked mainly in Glasgow. He lived with his mother until her death on 5th August 1872. On 9th September 1875, Robert married Margaret Napier in Govan. Their son William Buchanan Rait was born in 1879 but died in August aged 3 months. A second son James Napier Rait was born on 25th April 1881.  Margaret died on 27th November 1896. By 1901, Robert had retired and lived with his son in Partick. James married a few years later and moved to Worthing, living at Norwich House in Grand Avenue. The house was opposite the Hotel Metropole which was being built. Robert died on a visit to his son on 10th October 1906. Probate was granted in Scotland on 13th February 1907 to Robert Napier, William Rait, James Brock Rait and James McLaurin. Will dated 15th April 1897. Probate was granted in London on 26th February 1907. Effects £943 18s 6d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 2 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): foil.they.when

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Robert Craig Rait

Gender: Male

Born: 21/06/1828

Town: Partick

County: Lanarkshire

Country: Scotland


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 9/9/1875

Spouse First Name: Margaret

Spouse Last Name: Napier

Town of Marriage: Govan

County of Marriage: Lanarkshire

Country of Marriage: Scotland

Information at Death

Date of Death: 10/10/1906

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Norwich House"

Address line 2: Grand Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £943 18 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £74169.00

Census Information


Macnair’s House, Bothwell Street, Lanark

Margaret Craig Rait aged 45, widow. Joghn aged 22. George aged 19. William aged 14. Robert aged 12. Janet aged 5.


30 St Thomas Street, Lambeth.

Robert aged 22, steward, visitor with his mother Margaret to James Bremner, engineer, son-in-law.


324 Dumbarton Road, Partick, Lanarkshire.

Robert aged 32, chemist. Margaret aged 71.


324 Dumbarton Road, Partick.

Robert aged 42, pharmaceutical chemist. Margaret aged 81, widow.


7 Hamilton terrace, West Peel Street, Partick.

Robert aged 52, pharmaceutical chemist. Margaret aged 37. Plus 1 servant.


4 Annfield Terrace, Annfield Road, Partick.

Robert aged 62, pharmaceutical chemist. Margaret aged 47. James aged 9. Plus 1 servant.


4 Annfield Terrace, Annfield Road, Partick.

Robert aged 72, retired chemist. James aged 19. Plus 2 servants.

Miscellaneous Information

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