Robert Matthew Habbick
Chatham House Grammar School for Boys’
I first met Robert in September 1971 when I gain a scholarship to CHS through promotion having gained excellent grades at my CSEs and O’Levels. I joined 6S1B (6 Form 1 Year Biology set) to study A’Level Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
University and Fate
Robert Habbick and I boarded the “Flying Scotsman” train for our big adventure. We were off up North to Newcastle upon Tyne. Neither of us had been much further north than London, hence for us Southern boys going up North was a huge adventure. I had previously got a taste for this when I went up for my interview the previous autumn. But now it was late August early September 1974. I got myself ready and packed up all my gear, we were off on our big adventure.
We arrived in Newcastle, which was a bit like Mecca for us. We already knew what to expect, we knew about the brewery and the blue star, Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, St James‟s Park, the Hay market. We knew we were in for an interesting time. I remember the trepidation I felt as I walked into the Halls of Residence. I always feel a bit shaky when I do something new, because everything is different, but I usually very quickly settle into the pattern. Yet I still wondered, what I was doing there?
We settled in and straightaway went down to find the bar. We lived in Castle Leases, on the town moor. We used to call it Leasditz Castle because we imagined it to be a bit like Colditz. Three huge tower block complexes, three Halls of Residence all in a circle, surrounded by a wall just up from Richardson Road where the student flats were for the Second and Third Year students. Then towards the city centre there was the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the university campus. All within walking distance.
We were in Freemans Hall, which appeared to be the last Hall of the three built. Eustace Percy was the posh one most of the girls were in there. Havelock was the intermediate one that was fairly civilised and had furniture and fittings and Freemans Hall seemed to be where they stuck all the agricultural students as the accommodation was somewhat basic, especially the bar. But, it's not the surroundings that count it's the people you are with. Straightaway I took my guitar down to the bar and started playing some songs with Robert. Very quickly we made friends with lots of other like-minded individuals. We found that we all got on. We had about a week to settle in and went to the Freshers do‟s and signed up for various activities and got to know each other, mainly through drinking in the evenings.
The pattern is all too familiar; Baillie used his guitar in camp and enjoyed a drink with the boys. The social pattern at Princeton would have been identical. The letters show that he held his student days in high regard and now it was the same again.
This set the pattern and very quickly we formed relationships. There was Ian Henderson from Warkworth in Northumberland, Frank Carr from Malham in Yorkshire and Philip Moore from Norwich in East Anglia. Ian's dad was a dentist in Bedlington and Ian lived about 30 miles up the road towards Lindisfarne, he was totally eccentric, with a wickedly chaotic sense of humour. He had a friend called Stuart B Easdon who had been to Whitley Bay Grammar School with him, so they were the local lads. We all got on instantly. Another guy called Gerry Price, who became one of my best friends, was on the same course as me. He was also very interested in folk music and played the guitar. There were also Roy and Kevin, who were friends of Robert, all in the same communal Halls of Residence. We quickly became a unit and our adventures began.
Robert’s Past Lives
My oldest friend of many lives including this Robert Matthew Habbick is an enigma. From the plains of Marathon to Marston Moor we have fought side by side, shoulder to shoulder against all that is wrong in this world and often when history needed a nudge in the right direction. That comes at a price as we have to suffer karma for our decisions and actions just as everyone else in this 3D holographic matrix. Robert's last life however had left him with a fearful memory legacy that has emotionally directed his now life to a large extent. It is the missing piece of puzzle that makes him complete.
- PRECEPTIS Etienne, born September 18, 1874 in Villeneuve-sur-Lot (Lot-et-Garonne), Senior Mechanic 2nd class.
Obituary-PRECEPTIS E. - Senior Mechanic 2nd; Deco. posthumously; Unit: RENAUDIN (destroyer).
A demonstrated since the beginning of the war, the finest qualities of energy and dedication. Killed at his post aboard the RENAUDIN, March 18, 1916.
No one can play The French National Anthem with that emotional passion without having been French!
The ability to pick up and speak other languages is also a further sign that we have had past lives in those countries. Usually it is the immediate last half dozen physical journeys that are the strongest. Robert speaks French far better than he should be able to. He married a French speaking Swiss girl way back and was married for approximately 10 years and indeed lived in Switzerland.
Even though the married did not last there was an astounding reason why the universe made this happen. I shall elaborate in due course as I unfold this discovery in chronological order.
Robert can also speak Italian fluently. If anything I thought that he would live there when young. The reason as confirmed by Grant Colyer the celebrity psychic was a past life in Sciliy.
Grant further confirmed my findings as to this discovery too. "You were French, you drowned, there was a big explosion, not shells."
Over the past few months I have been feeling my life as William Baillie coming to the fore. I realised that I was connecting to 1661 which was of important emotional memory as Lumsden and Baillie had purchased another ship and where busy kitting it out.
Zeeridder (Sea Knight) fitted the bill a nifty 22 gun Dutch Fluyt fighting in the First Anglo Dutch wars 1652-54 and beyond. Having been successful we now purchased another Zeeraaf (Sea Raven) this I altered and redesigned into a Q ship. That is a heavily armed merchantman disguised so as to look a soft target. Robert remembered me doing this without me saying to him.
We had finished operations in the Baltic helping Denmark secure itself from Swedish invasion. My brother in law Michiel de Ruyter was in charge of our Zeeland Admiralty squadron. Refitted he was ordered to assume convoy duties in the Adriatic and Mediterranean.....
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Marquess of Maranhão, GCB, ODM, OSC (14 December 1775 – 31 October 1860)
Admiral Thomas Cochrane was in his eighties. He passed on in 1860 aged 84 so they can be dated to 1856 - 60 with some certainty.
Le Loup des Mers
To find evidence for one past life is like winning the lottery! To find evidence of a second one and the immediate past one is outstanding!
This week November 12, 2014 I successfully identified my old war horse General Sir James Lumsden's immediate past life as Thomas Cochrane 10th Earl of Dundonald, known to the French in the Napoleonic Wars as Le Loup des Mers - The Sea Wolf.
Thomas Cochrane: Craziest Sea Captain in History
My life long best friend Robert Matthew Habbick has the same face and memory as that of Major General Sir James Lumsden of the Scottish Covenant Army 1638 - 1651
Sir James Lumsden (1598–1660) was a Scottish soldier who served in the Swedish army of Gustavus Adolphus during the Thirty Years' War, and subsequently commanded Scottish Covenanter armies.
(/ænˈtɪsθɪniːz/; Greek: Ἀντισθένης; c. 446 – c. 366 BC)was a Greek philosopher and a pupil of Socrates. Antisthenes first learned rhetoric under Gorgias before becoming an ardent disciple of Socrates. He adopted and developed the ethical side of Socrates' teachings, advocating an ascetic life lived in accordance with virtue. Later writers regarded him as the founder of Cynic philosophy.