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James ROBINSON

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Hello,

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949
Name: Barbara Hannah Salmon
Spouse Name: James Robinson
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1861
Registration Number: 3296

Toowong Cemetery
Portion 4 Section 11 Grave 31
Robinson James 23 / 07 / 1893 Unknown ???
Robinson Barbara Hannah 03 / 08 / 1887 Unknown


The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) - Thursday 4 August 1887 p.4
DEATH
ROBINSON.-On the 2nd August, at her late residence, Enoggera-terrace Surrey Hills, Barbara Hannah, the beloved wife of James Robinson, aged 59 years.

The Essex Standard, West Suffolk Gazette, and Eastern Counties' Advertiser (Colchester, England), Saturday, September 24, 1887; pg. 8; Issue 2963. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
DEATH
ROBINSON.-August 2nd, 1887, at the residence of husband, Surrey Hills, Enogerra Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, Barbara Hannah, the beloved wife of James Robinson, aged 59, youngest daughter of the late Benjamin Salmon, Great Oakley, Essex.
 

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You want the easy or hard bit first? :biggrin:

A death, a burial, a birth. ???

Another one buried in Brisbane but no Qld. death reg.

2nd marriage 24 Apr 1888/C0967 Robinson James - Salmon Maria

Maria b. 1861 is Barbara's niece. Or else it is a totally different James.

Deaths in NSW but Broken Hill seems too far.

4059/1893 ROBINSON JAMES B - THOMAS V - ELLEN - BROKEN HILL
11774/1893 ROBINSON JAMES - UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN - PARRAMATTA

Can't find a notice in TROVE


2nd # 6877/1903 GRAY JOHN - ROBINSON MARIA - ST PETERS
 
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Proof it's the same James who married Maria. ** Can find nothing in TROVE for 1888 marriage.

Birth. ** Don't even know age at death. Born before 1844. Barbara was born in 1827.

Parents marriage. ** Can't find it. Can't find a death for Sophia.

Arrival in Australia. ** Probably born in Ireland. :D Possibly arrived in Victoria before 1861.
 
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Went to VIC and i ended up in Tassie :rolleyes:

There doesnt seem to be many Sophia Robinson's but i cant confirm this Sopia is Jame's mother.

VIC wills
DEATH_YEAR 1873
NATURE_OF_GRANT Administration
Occupation Widow
GivenName Sophia
FamilyName Robinson
STATE_OF_RESIDENCE Tasmania
TO_WHOM_COMMITTED C Degraves
File_Number 10/534
Death_Date 2 Mar 1873
Grant_Date 27 Mar 1873

So i then headed for Tassie and so far only found this

ROBINSON, SOPHIA
Gender: Female
Birth 1817 - ENGLAND
Marriage/Relationship:
Death: 1873 - HOBART,Tasmania
 

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Thanks gibbo.

Interesting possibility. Would help if we knew when James was born.

No birth in Vic. 1825-1845 for James with father = James & mother = Sophia

All the James born Tas. seem to be accounted for.

Can't see a baptism in England for Sophia FONTAINE/FOUNTAIN. Be better tracing her than father James.

Can we find any siblings?

No ROBINSON deaths in Qld. or Vic. after 1850 with father = James & mother = Sophia
 
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Forget Tassie for now

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954)
Wednesday 5 March 1873
ROBINSON. -At her residence, Cascade, on the 2nd inst.,Sophia, relict of the late E. P. Robinson, Esq., and second daughter of the late Peter Degraves, Esq.,, aged 56. The funeral will leave St David's Cathedral THIS DAY, the 5th inst. at 10a.m.
 

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Assisted to Victoria:

ROBINSON JAMES 14 JAN 1841 SALSETTE 2 283 -
ROBINSON JAMES 20 OCT 1854 HORNET 10 383
ROBINSON JAMES 21 NOV 1841 ALLAN KER 1 184
ROBINSON JAMES 27 AUG 1854 MARSHALL BENNETT 10 302
ROBINSON JAMES 44 OCT 1854 PANAMA 10 388

The fiche at the library will not have info re names of parents. Age, occupation and nationality and port origin and port destination.

Not old enough:

ROBINSON SOPHIA 6 SEP 1856 OMEGA 12 208
ROBINSON SOPHIA 21 APR 1853 KENT 9 95

Time to move on I think.
 

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I would say its the same James who married Maria

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) - Thursday 4 August 1887 p.4
DEATH
ROBINSON.-On the 2nd August, at her late residence, Enoggera-terrace Surrey Hills, Barbara Hannah, the beloved wife of James Robinson, aged 59 years.

And then the same address

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)
Monday 26 April 1897

Name of Deceased Proprietor.-James Robinson, late of Surrey Hills, Enoggerft terrace, Brisbane, gentleman.

Date of Death.-21st July, 1893.

Name of Claimant.-Maria Robinson, of the same place, widow of deceased.
Description and Situation of Land.-Sub- division A of portion 765, subdivision 30 of portions 748 and 745, resubdivisions etc etc etc
 

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You got parents names for Maria Salmon?
Yes. Certainly, and for Barbara. :)


Birth 8363/1861 SALMON MARIA - BENJAMIN C - ANN - LIVERPOOL

Middle initial is G= Grist not C.

Benjamin and Barbara are siblings.

Benjamin was 19 yrs old when he set out for Australia (sailed on the 4 June 1841 on the ‘William Turner’) and by trade a currier (one who dresses & colours tanned leather).

Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923
Name: Barbara Salmon
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Age: 33
Arrival Date: 31 Aug 1861
Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia
Departure Port: London
Ship: Result
Nationality: English
 

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1913 NSW Electoral Roll - ALLOWRIE - JAMBEROO POLLING-PLACE
156 GRAY John, Clover Hill, independent means
157 GRAY Maria, Clover Hill, domestic duties

1930 NSW Electoral Roll - Eden Monaro - Kiama
GRAY John, Clover Hill, Jamberoo, independent means
GRAY Maria, Clover Hill, Jamberoo, home duties

1933 ?

Death 5238/1934 GRAY MARIA - BENJAMIN G - ANNE - KIAMA
 

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Thanks. That's the right one but age is a bit out.

Well, that is curious. Just looking at the passenger list and I can't find Benjamin. :rolleyes:
 
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