Glass Area Lobbans

Glass Area Lobbans

For now there are just the beginnings of accounts of the families who originated in Glass Parish.  I had initially thought to summarize the various family lines for each parish, but many families moved about from parish to parish over the generations. I now plan to summarize major family branches once we have them connected by DNA, as I have done for the Rothiemay Area Lobbans.  At least two lines originate from Glass, and I hypothesize that they are genetically connected. We hope to be able to identify their haplogroup in the near future.

Accounts on this website:

“The Lawless Lobbans of Glass” – a series of newspaper articles from 1969 about James Lobban (1791–1879) and his sons.

Alex & Mgt Lobban in NSW — accounts of Alexander Lobban (1802–1865) and his family, who became esteemed pioneers in Australia after he was transported for forgery.


External resources on Glass Parish:

Godsman, James. Glass, Aberdeenshire: The story of a parish. (1970). Alex. P. Reid and Son, Aberdeen.

[Old] Statistical Account of Scotland, vol. 19, pp. 385–393 (1797) and the New Statistical Account, vol. 13, pp. 199–203 (1845). (Links are to the index pages for each entire work.)


C. S. Lobban. Posted 28 Oct. 2018, last updated 24 Mar. 2019.