• Important Update: Our New Email Domain

    Please note: We've updated our email domain to familyhistory.email. All our emails will be from this domain.

  • Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.



Loyal Member
Staff member
Vic. Death 7825/1868 ROBINSON William Bramwell 46 - Thomas - Sarah SELLARS - b. York d. Vic.

The Leeds Times (Leeds, England), Saturday, August 15, 1868
On the 26th May at Ararat, aged 46, Mr William Bramwell Robinson, chemist, Ballarat, Australia, second son of the late Mr Thomas Robinson, tailor and draper, Hustlegate, Bradford.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) - Fri 18 Dec 1868 p.7
Judicial and Law Notices.
IN the MATTER of the ESTATE of WILLIAM BRAMWELL ROBINSON, Deceased.- Pursuant to the Statute of Trusts 1864, Section 60.- Notice is hereby given, that all creditors and other persons having any CLAIMS, or demands, against or upon the estate of William Bramwell Robinson, formerly of Ballarat, in the colony of Victoria, chemist, deceased (who died on the 26th day of May, 1868 ) ...

Vic. Birth 1859 ROBINSON Wm Beamwell - Wm Beamwell - Louisa Frederica MAYES - b. BALLT W #19152

No death for William junior in NSW index in 1873 or earlier.

New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW) - Tue 25 Nov 1873 [Issue No.268] Page 3270
In the estate of William Bramwell Robinson, late of Dollar Yale, Clarendon, near Gundagai, in the Colony of New South Wales, gentleman, deceased. ... Louisa Frederica Robinson, of Harbour View Terrace, Peacock Point, Balmain ...

William senior clearly died in Victoria not near Gundagai in NSW so that must refer to William junior ?? But junior would have been about 14 so not 'gentleman' ??

I can't find a later death for William junior.
Last edited:
William senior born in 1821 but not yet found in 1841.

HO107 Piece/Book 1294/11 Folio 33 Page 17
Civil Parish: Bradford
Hundred: Morley
County: Yorkshire (West Riding)
Registration District: Bradford
Sub-RD: Bradford West End
ED: 21
Address: Hunter Gate
Thomas Robinson 45 Tailor Y
Sarrah Robinson 45 Y
Folio 34 Page 18
John Robinson 20 Tailor Y
Sarrah 15 Y
Elizabeth 15 Y
Susanah 12 Y
Thomas 10 Y

I don't have deaths yet for Thomas senior and wife Sarah.
William senior was in Victoria by 1859 so why would his probate notice have a NSW address?

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) - Sat 2 Apr 1859 p.5
... William Bramwell Robinson, vice Henry Foster, resigned, to be a trustee of the Ballaarat Hospital ground; ...

At Sovereign Hill we have re-created the Apothecaries Hall of Robinson and Wayne. William Bramwell Robinson and Philip Wayne began their partnership in 1856 on New Road, Ballarat Flat.

Ballarat East was proclaimed a municipality on the 5th May, 1857, and on the 1st June, 1857, the first council was elected, consisting of Messrs. Daniel Sweeney, John Gibbs, William M'Crea, Richard Belford, William Bramwell Robinson, William Bickham Rodier, and Geo. Clendinning, M.D. Mr. Rodier was chosen chairman, and Mr. Jno. Campbell was appointed town clerk.
Last edited:
Lots of deaths 1851 - 1861 in RD Bradford for a Thomas and Sarah Robinson.

I can't find a tree that helps.
Thanks emeltee.

Not the right one then. Looking for chemist or druggist or similar.
Last edited:
HO107 Piece 2308 Folio 196 Page 9
Civil Parish: Bradford
County: Yorkshire (West Riding)
Registration District: Bradford
Sub-RD: Bradford West
ED: 11
No of Schedule: 28
Address: 12 Albion Court
Thos. Robinson Head Mar 58 Tailor (Employ 6 Men) Halston Cumberland
Sarah Robinson Wife Mar 58 Tailor Wife Bradford Yorkshire
John Robinson Son Unm 33 Tailor Son Bradford Yorkshire
Thos. Robinson Son 15 Tailor Son Bradford Yorkshire

GRO Reference: 1855 S Quarter in BRADFORD AND NORTH BIERLEY YORKSHIRE Volume 09B Page 49

GRO Reference: 1854 M Quarter in BRADFORD AND NORTH BIERLEY YORKSHIRE Volume 09B Page 107
Louisa Fredericka Mayes married 21 Jan 1847 Holy Trinity Stockon on Tees Durham (father William Mayes) to William Bramwell Robinson (father Thomas Robinson) – FHL 1514599 V 5 it 1p 121
Vic Assist & Unassist – Robinson family (+4 children) arrive 22 Oct 1853 from Liverpool on “Marie Elisa”

on 1851 census – Reg Liverpool, sub Mount Pleasant, ED 1z, h/h 58, piece 2183, folio 287, page 17

Louisa – 1902
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/44289601?searchTerm=william bramwell robinson

the William who died in Oct 1873 is son of William Snr.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/145056006?searchTerm=william bramwell robinson

their daug Louisa Theresa’s marriage 1869 has Dad as Late William etc
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/104084581?searchTerm=william bramwell robinson

June 1868 Vic – Probate – William Snr – died 26 May 1868
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5817820?searchTerm=william bramwell robinson
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5834958?searchTerm=william bramwell robinson