Just a quick look at the earliest ancestor found on each of the four branches (my grandparents) of the family.
For the ROBINSON side, the earliest Robinson is still Philip, born c. 1746 but overall we have Wessel Schulte, born in Niedersarchen, Germany in 1566.
On the CURRIE side we reach the furthest back of all to one Richard Mossop born in Gosforth, Cumbria in 1490. The earliest Currie is David born 1825 in Dumfries.
We haven’t fared so well on the ELLICOTT side, although there is still a lot of data to sort through. So far it’s Robert Ellacott born in 1625 who is at least the earliest of the four names found.
Finally, the LEITH side is the least documented with Francis Foster born in 1785 the narrow ‘winner’, although there is tell of a mysterious “Mr Leitch” who would have been born a bit earlier. Otherwise the earliest Leith is John, born about 1800 in Slaght.
So in terms of generations:
Philip Robinson – is my 5 times great grandfather
Wessel Schulte – 11 times great
Richard Mossop – 13 times great
David Currie – 4 times
Robert Ellacott – 9 times
Francis Foster – only 3 times
John Leith – 4 times