About us

A short word from the publisher of this website, Chris Newby-Robson.

I am the eldest of 4 brothers who are scattered around the United Kingdom. I am very happily married to a wonderful lady called Janine who is my second wife. I have 2 grown up sons from my first marriage and two grand children. I have gained 2 charming step children from my second wife.

This website was primarily set up to allow me to publish my family tree. We have traced our family back on my father’s side to the border reivers who inhabited the border country in the 15 and 1600’s before eventually settling down as farmers in Weardale and around Stockton on Tees and Sunderland in the 1800’s.

The family tree also traces my mothers ancestors back to Northern Irish greeting card printers in the 1800s on one side and the white Rajah of Sarawak on the other side with many relatives who lived in India and worked for the East India company in the 17 and 1800s.

Recent Posts

Week one of my new job

Well – week one of my new job over. Lots of new faces and information to digest. A much larger infrastructure to learn about and help to manage.

But its been really fun and engaging.

Can’t wait to get back and start week two!

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