Pierre Robert and his son Peter Robert were among the small number of butchers from old Guernsey families. They lived at La Beilleuse, near the parish church of St Martins. Pierre was one of the first to hold a butcher's stall in the new Meat Market shortly after it opened in 1822. He was forced to retire in the 1870s when he went blind. According to Marie de Garis' Folklore of Guernsey he learnt his trade of pig slaughtering from Nicholas McKane.
Pierre ROBERT ( 1803 - 1881 ) m Catherine MARTEL ( 1789 - 1884 )
- Elizabeth ROBERT ( 1828 - ? )
- Peter ROBERT ( 1829 - ? ) m Margaret LE PATOUREL ( 1831 - ? )
- Margaret Sophie ROBERT ( 1850 - ? )
- Susan Mauger ROBERT ( 1851 - ? )
- Selina Elizabeth ROBERT ( 1852 - ? )
- Peter ROBERT ( 1856 - 1861 )
- John ROBERT ( 1832 - 1885 )
(Those in bold were butchers)
Earliest Mention in Guernsey
- The Robert name has been a common name in the island for centuries.
- Pierre Robert held stall 25 in the Town Meat Market from 1826 until the 1870s, when it was taken over by his son, Peter.
- Pierre & Catherine Robert lived at Le Beilleuse, St Martins.
- Peter & Margaret Robert lived at Les Cornus, St Martins.