Robert ROBINSON

Male 1844 - 1894  (50 years)


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  • Name Robert ROBINSON 
    Born 28 Aug 1844  Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Dec 1894  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Funeral Service 22 Dec 1894  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • FUNERAL.--The FRIENDS of the late ROBERT ROBINSON are invited to ATTEND his Funeral, to move from his late residence, Alice-street, at 3.30 p.m. THIS DAY.
      H. H. SANDERS, Undertaker.
    Buried 22 Dec 1894  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary 28 Dec 1894  Coraki, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser 

    • Death. -- Mr. Robert Robinson, an old Grafton resident, passed away last Thursday evening after a long and painful illness, at the age of 50 years. The deceased many years ago resided on the lower river, but subsequently on coming to Grafton he entered into business at the well-known Tattersall's Hotel. The late Mr. Robinson had been living a retired life for some time past. He leaves a wide circle of friends and relations to mourn their loss, among the latter being Mrs. Owen Hynes, of the Freemason's Hotel. -- Grip
    Person ID I9021  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 

    Father George ROBINSON,   b. 1810, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1894, Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F1954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret DUNCAN,   b. 1843, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1878, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1874  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1844 - Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jun 1874 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1894 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral Service - 22 Dec 1894 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Dec 1894 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser - 28 Dec 1894 - Coraki, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [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.
      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

    2. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 5766/1894.
      5766/1894
      ROBINSON ROBERT
      GEORGE
      ANNE
      GRAFTON

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1894 'THE OLD AND NEW YEAR.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 28 December, p. 2, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article125889735.
      Death. -- Mr. Robert Robinson, an old Grafton resident, passed away last Thursday evening after a long and painful illness, at the age of 50 years. The deceased many years ago resided on the lower river, but subsequently on coming to Grafton he entered into business at the well-known Tattersall's Hotel. The late Mr. Robinson had been living a retired life for some time past. He leaves a wide circle of friends and relations to mourn their loss, among the latter being Mrs. Owen Hynes, of the Freemason's Hotel. -- Grip

      1894 'THE OLD AND NEW YEAR.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 28 December, p. 2, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12588-35

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1894 'Advertising.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), 22 December, p. 1, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61266446.
      FUNERAL.--The FRIENDS of the late ROBERT ROBINSON are invited to ATTEND his Funeral, to move from his late residence, Alice-street, at 3.30 p.m. THIS DAY.
      H. H. SANDERS, Undertaker.

      1894 'Advertising.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), 22 December, p. 1, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61266446

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1894 'Advertising.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), 22 December, p. 1, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61266446.
      FUNERAL.-The FRIENDS of the late ROBERT ROBINSON are invited to ATTEND his Funeral, to move from his late residence, Alice-street, at 3.30 p.m. THIS DAY.
      H. H. SANDERS, Undertaker.

      1894 'Advertising.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), 22 December, p. 1, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61266446

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1894 'THE OLD AND NEW YEAR.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 28 December, p. 2, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article125889735.
      Death. -- Mr. Robert Robinson, an old Grafton resident, passed away last Thursday evening after a long and painful illness, at the age of 50 years. The deceased many years ago resided on the lower river, but subsequently on coming to Grafton he entered into business at the well-known Tattersall's Hotel. The late Mr. Robinson had been living a retired life for some time past. He leaves a wide circle of friends and relations to mourn their loss, among the latter being Mrs. Owen Hynes, of the Freemason's Hotel. -- GRIP.

      1894 'THE OLD AND NEW YEAR.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 28 December, p. 2, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12588-35

    7. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1874 'Family Notices.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889), 9 June, p. 4, viewed 15 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61899074.
      MARRIAGES.                   
      ROBINSON--DUNCAN.--On 2nd June, at Christ's  Church, Grafton, by special license, by the Rev. J. SPENCER, ROBERT, fifth son of Mr. GEORGE ROBINSON, of Grimsby House, near Grafton, to MARGARET, fourth daughter of the late JOHN DUNCAN, of Woodenbung, both natives of the colony.

      1874 'Family Notices.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889), 9 June, p. 4, viewed 15 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61899074