George ROBINSON

Male 1810 - 1894  (84 years)


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  • Name George ROBINSON 
    Born 1810  Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Jul 1810  Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    • Address: West Street, Great Grimsby

      1)ROBINSON, George M 30 Laborer, born Lincolnshire
      2)ROBINSON, Ann F 25, born  Lincolnshire
      3)ROBINSON, John M 6, born  Lincolnshire
      4)ROBINSON, Maria F 4, born Lincolnshire
      5)ROBINSON, Robert M 2, born  Lincolnshire
      6)ROBINSON, Charles M (10 months), born Lincolnshire
    Immigration 26 Jun 1844  Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4

    • Arrived on the Briton
      ROBINSON
      George 33, Anne 30, John 9, Maria 7, Charles 3, George 1
    Occupation 1864  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Hotel keeper 

    • TRANSFER OF LICENSE.
      The application for the transfer of the license of the Junction Inn, from Mr. Lewis Jacobs to George Robinson, of Deep Gully, was granted.
    Probate 1894  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

    • IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE ROBINSON, late of Grimsby House, near Grafton, deceased.
      FOR PRIVATE SALE BY TENDER. 

      The PROPERTY at Deep Gully, near Grafton, known as Grimsby House, together with 6 acres 22 perches of Land. This snug property has been long and favourably known as the residence of the late Mr. Robinson, and offers a rare opportunity for a safe investment The improvements, consisting of 2-storey brick house, brick stables, &c, are all very substantial.

      Also, a Negotiable Fixed Deposit Receipt of the   A.J.S. Bank for 748 19s 6d, bearing interest at 4 per cent. The half-yearly interest thereon falls due on the 16th December next.

      TENDERS (in writing, addressed to the undersigned) will be received up to 12th November next. The above will be sold positively for any reasonable sum offered, as the executors have to wind up the estate. Further particulars on application to

      FREDK. DOBERER, Estate Agent
    Died 28 Jul 1894  Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Buried 29 Jul 1894  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Obituary 31 Jul 1894  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Clarence and Richmond Examiner 

    • DEATH OF ANOTHER OLD RESIDENT.
      Mr. G. Robinson, a very old resident of the Clarence and Richmond rivers, died on Saturday ; aged 84. Mr. Robinson arrived on the Richmond about 50 years ago, under engagement to Mr. Ward Stephens, of Runnymede station, and formerly part proprietor of the S. M. Herald. Some time after Mr. Robinson entered the service of the late Mr. Clarke Irving, under Mr. Barnes. While still in Mr. Clark Irving's employ, he removed to Broadwater, on the Clarence, where he was principally engaged in dairying. He afterwards took charge of Lanark Lodge station, Lawrence, for the late Mr. Wm. Robertson, of Dovedale, undertaking the management under a kind of partnership. Here he conducted an extensive dairy business, and for a time this was the only place in the district where dairy produce could be obtained. He some years later removed to Grafton, and erected "Grimsby House" on Deep Gully, the first brick structure in the vicinity of Grafton. Deceased had three sons and six daughters ; the eldest son (now deceased) was married to a Miss Yabsley, of Coraki ; the other sons (Robert and Charles) reside at or near Grafton. One daughter (Mrs. G. Olive) is also deceased; one of the remainder is Mrs. Owen Hynes, of Grafton, and another was recently married to Mr G. M'Kee. A large number attended the funeral on Sunday.
    Residence Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9

    • ROBINSON FAMILY
      HAD FIRST BRICK RESIDENCE ON NORTH COAST.

      Mr. Duncan McFarlane, writing in the Grafton "Examiner" of early day building operation in Grafton, says: --

      "The Methodist Church at the Prince-Fry Streets intersection was the first edifice of brick completed on the North Coast, and one of the first private residences was reared at Deep Gully, three miles west of Grafton, where it has since posed as a landmark on the Casino road. It was erected to the order of the head of the Robinson family, who figured in various local enterprises in the history of the district, and whose descendants still reside at Swan Bay and round Bungawalbin.

      "Kilns within the city limits supplied sufficient brick material and those who were closely identified in keeping the clay fires burning were B. Palmer and Casper Giese."

      1938 'ROBINSON FAMILY.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 3 May, p. 4, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126102016
    Notes 
    • Pioneering Robinsons

      DESCENDANTS STILL ON MID RICHMOND.

      From: the Clarence River Historical Society's notes in the "Daily Examiner":

      Lanark Lodge, Lawrence, was taken up by the late Mr. William Robertson, who died at Grafton in the year 1883, at the ripe old age of 84 years. In 1842, Mr. Robertson first "sat down" upon part of the Bushy Park run (a fact that Aitken never forgave him for), even though Robertson had to move through Aitken's prior claim. Incidentally, on March 18, 1843, Henry Wall and Bridget Connell, father and mother of the late Mrs. J. T. McRittrick, were married at Lanark Lodge and William Robertson was one of the witnesses. Charles Kemp's son, Joseph Kemp, was born there on April 12, 1844, and Robertson's own son, William, on June 25, 1845. By the Gazette of June, 1848, the area of the station was 15,000 acres of a capacity of 1200 head of cattle.

      Mr. George Robinson, of Deep Gully, managed Lanark Lodge for Mr. Robertson for several years, after which the station was sold to Mr. D. D. McBride, who first came to the district in the early forties, in the employ of the late Ward Stephens, of Runnymede. Geo. Robinson was born in 1810 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, and was married at Hull. His son, Robert, was born on the Richmond River on August 28, 1844, and his daughter, Annie (the late Mrs. Owen Hynes) was born at Tunstall Station, near Lismore, on December 4, 1846. He was working there for a Mr. A. A. Leycester, who then owned Tunstall. Mr. John Cave says that before coming to Lanark Lodge, Mr. Robinson was manager at Bungawalbin.

      The first written record of his connection with Lanark Lodge is some litigation with Mr. Robertson in 1860, which refers to an agreement between the parties dated April 18, 1853, and the action was to compel Robinson to pay half the license fees of the station from that time until 1859. The case, however, was settled amicably, but it indicates that something in the nature of a partnership existed. Mr. Geo. Robinson built his house of brick in two storeys, and called it Grimsby House after his birthplace. It is on the left side of the Copmanhurst road before one comes to the sharp turn leading up to the Junction Hotel. The top storey has been removed in recent years.

      In 1888, Mr. Robinson had 53 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Besides his sons, Robert, Charles and George, his married daughters were Mrs. George Olive, Mrs. Owen Hynes, Mrs. James Manning, Mrs. Ted Parkinson, Mrs. Henry Aspery, and Mrs. George McKee, of Wyan. Mr. Robinson died about the year 1892. His descendants are still numerous on the Richmond.

      1937 'Pioneering Robinsons.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 17 September, p. 7, viewed 20 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126109202 [10]
    Person ID I5887  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 3 May 2015 

    Father John ROBINSON,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susannah,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann GUNSON,   b. 1813, Barrow Upon Humber, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1891, Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1833  Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Golden Wedding 24 Aug 1883  Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11

    • CLARENCE AND RICHMOND.
      August 25.
      A GOLDEN WEDDING.-Yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, of Deep Gully, near Grafton, celebrated their golden wedding. They have been blessed with several sons and daughters, and have a large number of grandchildren, as well as some great-grandchildren. About 100 relatives and connections met at their residence yesterday to congratulate the venerable pair on the auspicious event.
    Children 
     1. John ROBINSON,   b. Abt 1835, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1881, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    +2. Maria ROBINSON,   b. 21 Oct 1836, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1889, Myall Creek, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Robert ROBINSON,   b. Abt 1839, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1844, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
     4. Charles ROBINSON,   b. Abt 1840, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1896, Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     5. George ROBINSON,   b. Abt 1843, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Robert ROBINSON,   b. 28 Aug 1844, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1894, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     7. Annie ROBINSON,   b. 4 Dec 1846, Tunstall, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1935, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. Eliza ROBINSON,   b. 28 Sep 1848, Lawrence, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1913, Rydalmere Psychiatric Hospital, 171 Victoria Road, Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     9. Thomas ROBINSON,   b. 1849, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Elizabeth ROBINSON,   b. 1851, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1928, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     11. Harriet ROBINSON,   b. 1853, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1938, Casino, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     12. Frances "Fanny" ROBINSON,   b. 1858, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1929, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     13. George ROBINSON,   b. 1858, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1874, Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F1954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1810 - Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Jul 1810 - Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Aug 1833 - Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jun 1841 - Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 26 Jun 1844 - Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel keeper - 1864 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGolden Wedding - 24 Aug 1883 - Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 1894 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jul 1894 - Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Jul 1894 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Clarence and Richmond Examiner - 31 Jul 1894 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S667] FreeREG, Index of Baptism records online; transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K, (http://www.freereg.org.uk/), Lincolnshire, Grimsby, St James, George Robinson.

    2. [S668] England Census 1841, HO 107, (findmypast.co.uk [database online]), Piece 63, Book/Folio 14/8, Page 8; Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire; George Robinson household, West Street, Great Grimsby.

    3. [S77] State Records NSW, (http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/), Reel 2135, [4/4785] Page 141; Reel 2453, [4/4898].

    4. [S218] Perth DPS Passengers Arriving in Australasian Ports, (http://www.perthdps.com), Passenger Ships into New South Wales (1837-1899).

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1864 'SMALL DEBTS COURT.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889), 3 May, p. 2, viewed 18 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61894079.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1894 'Advertising.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), 23 October, p. 1, viewed 18 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61264931.

    7. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 5713/1894.

    8. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1894 'No title.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), 31 July, p. 4, viewed 18 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61262706.

    9. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1938 'ROBINSON FAMILY.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 3 May, p. 4, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126102016.

    10. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1937 'Pioneering Robinsons.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 17 September, p. 7, viewed 20 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126109202.

    11. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1883 'CLARENCE AND RICHMOND.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 1 September, p. 14, viewed 18 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71003299.

    12. [S658] England Marriages, 15381973, (FamilySearch), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NNWZ-KPJ : George Robinson and Ann Gunson, 25 Aug 1833.