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I know about Robert from his daughter, Helen's birth record, see below. From that I was able to discover the record of his marriage to Jean Thomson, but that's it I'm afraid. There is no record of a Robert Biggar being born in Selkirkshire in what could be considered a reasonable span of time (1755 to 1775). There is also no sign of him in the 1841 or 1851 Censuses - not surprising perhaps, as he would likely have been over 70 at that time and probably deceased. I have found a single death record for a Robert Biggar in 1828, but there is nothing in the record to indicate whether it could have been ours, or not.
KEY EVENTS AND DATES
11th June 1790
Robert married Jean Thomson in Selkirk parish church. Robert was employed as a servant to an advocate called George Hume (I think) at Carterhaugh. Jean's father was named as James Thomson, a Wright. Jean was from the Parish of Yarrow.
9th February 1794
Robert's son, Thomas, was born in Selkirk. I have not yet obtained the actual record, but have seen the summary on ScotlandsPeople.
19th January 1796
Robert's daughter, Helen, was born in Selkirk to Robert Biggar and Jean Thomson. The actual recorded that the parents' names were Robert Biggar, a servant at Oakwoodmill and Jean Thompson his spouse had a child, Helen, born on 19th January 1796 and baptised on 14th February 1796, in the presence of the congregation.
22nd August 1801
Robert's son, James, was born in Selkirk. I have not yet obtained the actual record, but have seen the summary on ScotlandsPeople.