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Ebenezer Roebuck (1719-1771)
1719 Born the son of John Roebuck (1680-1752)
1753 'Last Tuesday was married, at St. James's, Garlickhithe, Mr. Ebenezer Roebuck, Merchant, of Sheffield, in Yorkshire, to Miss Mehetabell Simmons of Battersea; a most agreeable young Lady, with a considerable fortune.' 
'Wednesday se'ennight, Ebenezer Roebuck, Esq; of London, a partner of the Carron Company and brother to Dr. Roebuck of Borrowstounness, unfortunately lost his life at Carron works, by a piece of cast iron 2½ tons in weight falling upon him. He was a gentleman universally loved and esteemed, for an inexhaustible fund of humanity and good nature. He has a wife in London, whom he left about two weeks ago, but no children.'