About Robert Glendinning
Variations of the name: Historical - Glendonwyn; Glenduningis
There are many variations in the spelling of the name – Glendening; Gledowyn; Glendowyne; Glendonyn; Glendonwyn; Glendon; Glendinnin; Clendenning;
Origin of the name – Scottish Territorial surname; taken from the place name Glendonwyne, a parish of Westkirk, Dumfries on record since the 14th Century.
From glyn valley, din fort and gwyn fair, white.
The Glendinnings are a sept of the Douglas Clan and the history of the name goes back to Adam de Glendonwyn who was alive during the reign of Alexander III of Scotland, circa 1286.
Birth date – 1805
Birth Place –
Date of Death – 9 Nov 1862
Place of Death – Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex His will – probate date 9 Dec 1862 – effects worth under £4000 - Nurseryman
Parents Father – Mother –
Marriage – Sarah – sole Executrix of his will – Probate 9 Dec 1862 -
Sarah Neatham - married by Special Licence on
Date – 25 April 1837 Place - at St. George, Hanover Square, London, Middlesex 
Frederick Glendinning c 1838
George R Glendinning c 1839
Robert P Glendinning c 1842
John S Glendinning c1844
Walter S Glendinning c 1846
Alfred C Glendinning c 1848
Ida Frances Glendinning 1853
In the 1830s Robert Glendinning (1805-1862) was head gardener at Bicton, and was advised on the development of the grounds by James Veitch of Exeter and J C Loudon (Elliott 1986). He was a nurseryman active in the 19th century associated with the Bicton and Poles Park. He set up a nursery in Chiswick in 1843.
"By the 1770s his nursery had passed into other hands; between 1776 and 1785 Robson and Hodson were running it though nothing is known about them. In 1786 Richard Williams took on the nursery where he remained for forty years. He specialised in heathers and introduced many new plants from the Cape of Good Hope and from Australia. He propagated the Williams Pear which he obtained from a Berkshire schoolmaster and the nursery became predominantly a fruit-growing ground.
The history of the nursery is obscure between 1826 and 1836. A John Graham was there from 1836 until Robert Glendinning took it over in 1843. Glendinning was born in Lanark in 1805 and his Practical Hints on the Culture of Pineapples was published in 1839. He was therefore already an experienced gardener when he took on what was by now the rather neglected Chiswick Nursery. He soon reorganised it and installed new hothouses. He was sufficiently confident about its future to publish a long advertisement in The Gardeners Chronicle in December 1843 announcing the improvements and seeking business.
Glendinning’s horticultural interests were wide-ranging. He specialised in heathers and had a high reputation for conifers and fruit trees. He wrote an article on the transplanting of large trees in the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1849 and published The Pinetum, a list of conifers, ten years later. Robert Fortune’s third expedition to China supplied him with plants including some rhododendrons. By the time of his death in 1862 Glendinning had become so firmly established locally that he was one of the Chiswick Improvement Commissioners. His wife and sons continued the business for nine years after he died until it was taken over by Henry Ewing, “Nurseryman and Florist”." 
Family History and Biographical Notes
1851 Census Chiswick Nursery, Chiswick, Middlesex
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1699; Folio: 486; Page: 46; GSU roll: 193607.
Robert Glendinning Hd m 45 Nurseryman born Scotland
Sarah Glendinning Wi m 39 born Whymondham, Leicestershire
Frederick Glendinning son 13 born Bicton, Devon
Robert P Glendinning son 9 born St. Thomas Devon
John S Glendinning son 7 born Chiswick, Middlesex
Walter S Glendinning son 5 born Chiswick, Middlesex
Alfred C Glendinning son 3 born Chiswick, Middlesex
Catherine C Glendinning daur 6m born Chiswick, Middlesex
1861 Census Chiswick Nursery, Chiswick, Middlesex
Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 780; Folio: 85; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542700.
Robert Glendinning Hd m 55 Nurseryman born Scotland
Sarah Glendinning Wi m 49 born – not given
George R Glendinning Son 21 born Bicton, Devon
Robert P Glendinning son 19 born Exeter Devon
John Glendinning son 17 born Chiswick, Middlesex
Catherine C Glendinning daur 10 born Chiswick, Middlesex
Ida F Glendinning daur 7 born Chiswick, Middlesex
RG10; Piece: 1321; Folio: 21; Page: 36; GSU roll: 828268.RG10; Piece: 1321; Folio: 21; Page: 36; GSU roll: 828268.
Middlesex, Chiswick. Chiswick Nursery
Sarah Glendinning HD Widow 60 Nursery woman born – Leicestershire Wymondham
Robert P Glendinning son 29 born Devon St. Thomas
Catherine S Glendinning daur 20 born Chiswick, Middlesex
Ida F Glendinning daur 17 born Chiswick, Middlesex
Susan Neatham sister-in-law 44 born Little Hempston, Devon
Mobray Thomas Neatham Nephew 10 born Great Malvern Westmorland
Class: RG11; Piece: 1352; Folio: 42; Page: 1; GSU roll: 1341328.
George Henry Hannaford HD M 42 Civil Engineer Middlesex Marylebone
Catherine Sarah Hannaford WI M 30 Middlesex Chiswick
H G Hannaford son u 6 Scholar born Surrey Addiscombe Halbert Glendinning
L B Hannaford son 5 Scholar born Devon Ipplepen Laurence Bickford
C M Hannaford daur 3 born Surrey, Richmond
plus domestic servant
Class: RG12; Piece: 141; Folio 2; Page 2; GSU roll: 6095251.
London, Islington, Upper Holloway – 15 Highgate Hill
Robert P Glendinning HD S 49 Nursery and Gardener Market born Devon Exeter
Ida F Glendinning CI S 37 No Occupation born Middlesex Chiswick
Florence M Carey Cousin S 22 no occupation born Devon Paignton
Herbert G Hereford Nephew 16 no occupation born Surrey Croydon
Class: RG12; Piece: 620; Folio 38; Page 24; GSU roll: 6095730.
Catherine Hannaford HD Widow Lodging House Keeper born Middlesex Chiswick
Laurence Hannaford So u 15 Clerk Commercial born Devon Ipplepen
Catherine Hannaford Daur 13 Scholar born Surrey, Richmond
Class: RG13; Piece: 659; Folio: 19; Page: 29.
Surrey, South Wimbledon; 97 Merton Road
Robert P Glendinning HD 59 Nurseryman and Seedman born Exeter, Devon
Catherine S Hannaford Sister Widow 50 born Middlesex Chiswick
Ida F Glendinning Sister S 47 born Middlesex Chiswick
FreeBMD Index Entires
Frederick Neatham Glendinning
Year of Registration: 1838
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
DISTRICT: St Thomas
Volume: 10 page 220
Edward Robert Glendinning Year of Registration: 1839
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
DISTRICT: St Thomas
Volume: 10 page 204
Laurence Bickford Hannaford
Year of Registration: 1876
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
DISTRICT: Newton Abbot
Volume: 5b page 134
Birth JunQ 1877 Catherine Mary Hannaford Richmond, S Vol 2a page 327
Death – 1887 MarQ George Henry Hannaford age 48 Brentford Reg. District Volun=me 3a p67
Death – 1873 JunQ Sarah Glendinning age 61 Croydon 2a 131
Baptism from Ancestry.co.uk
Halbert Glendinning Hannaford
Birth – 8 Jan 1875
Christening 23 Jun 1875
Father George Henry Hannaford
Mother Catherine Sarah
Place: Croydon, Surrey, England;
Collection: St John the Baptist; -; Date Range: 1859 - 1882; Film Number: 994333. Christening Records Ancestry.co.uk
Notes, References, Sources/Links, Family Trees etc.==
Robert Glendinning's Timeline
November 9, 1862
Chiswick, Middlesex, England