Robert Lecky Pike of Kilnock, County Carlow

Generation 7 iii

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Robert Lecky Pike of Kilnock, County Carlowb.23 January 1858 d.29 January 1933. DL JP, High Sherriff 1885.

Son of Ebenezer Pike (3) of Besborough, County Cork b.25 March 1806 d.29 March 1883 and Lydia Clibborn Pike d.22 March 1900.

Married 1 February 1883 Catherine Henrietta Howard d.29 November 1930, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Stanley Howard of Ballina Park, County Wicklow.

They had the following children:

M i Ebenezer John Lecky of Dale Park, Sussex b.29 February 1884.
M ii Captain Robert Maxwell RFC b.30 August 1886 killed in action 9 August 1915.
F iii Rhoda Vava Mary b.3 February 1899.
Married 14 September 1921 Captain Sir Oswald Birley MC, son of Hugh Francis Birley d.6 May 1952. They had one son and one daughter.

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

Stevenson family tree and many Stevenson and Anderson photos

Deepest thanks for some fantastic pictures and for writing the wonderful book 'Jobs for the Boys' to Hew Stevenson, which you can see on

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

© John Hibbert 2001-2013

28 February, 2021