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Robert Trimble (Turnbull)

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Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died in Ireland
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Son of Robert Trimble and Marian Trimble
Husband of Hannah Trimble
Father of William W. Trimble; John Trimble; James Trimble; Moses Trimble; Alexander Trimble and 6 others

Managed by: Derrick Sterling Trimble
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About Robert Trimble (Turnbull)

TURNBULL CLAN The Clan Turnbull is descended from a family of Roule, or Rule, so named from the town of Roule, lying on the left bank of the stream called Rule. In 1300 William Rule was living there, he changed his name to "Turn e bull" by order of King Robert Bruce, whose life he saved from the attack of a wield bull, while jousting in the forest of Callander1 King Robert Bruce, was violently attacked, unhorsed and would have been killed, had not Rule jumped between the King and the enraged animal and seizing it by the horns, overthrew and killed it. For this gallant deed King Robert Bruce in 1315 granted to William Rule, alias, TURN E BULL, that piece of land called Fulhophold Philyshough) as far into the forest as it was ploughed in past time. For which he and his heirs were to present to the King, one broad arrow at the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (August 15).

For which he and his heirs were to present to the King, one broad arrow at the feast of the AssumptionTURNBULL= This is one of the many Scottish family names for which popular etymology of an early date has supplied a romantic origin.

Five brothers, James, Moses, John, David and Alexander Trimble, came to America from Armagh, Ireland, in 1740. James and John settled in Augusta county, Virginia. James Trimble was a surveyor. He married Sarah Kersey and lived near Lexington, Va. He had six sons and four daughters. Jane, the oldest daughter, married Wm. McClure; Agnes married David Steele, ancestor of the Rockbridge family of that name; Sarah married Samuel Steele and removed to Tennessee; Rachel married James Carothers, who also went west. John Trimble, the brother of James, the surveyor, settled in Augusta on Middle River, about two miles from Churchville, eight from Staunton and five from Buffalo Gap. He married Mary Moffett, widow of John Moffett. His death occurred in 1764, having been killed by the Indians at the time of the second Kerr Massacre, when his only son, James was captured by the Indians and afterwards rescued by his half-brother, Capt. Geo. Moffett. John Trimble's widow and his brother James qualified as administrators in 1764. On the eighteenth of March, 1768, George Moffett qualified in the county court as the guardian of James Trimble orphan of John Trimble.

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Robert Trimble's Timeline

1695
1695
Scotland
1696
1696
Age 1
Scotland
1705
August 5, 1705
Age 10
County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
1707
June 24, 1707
Age 12
Donegal, Ireland
June 24, 1707
Age 12
Ireland
1710
1710
Age 15
Armagh, Ireland
1718
1718
Age 23
Armagh, Ireland
1720
1720
Age 25
Armagh, Ireland
1720
Age 25
Scotland
1720
Age 25
Ireland