Peter ROBERTSON

(1817 - 1895)
He was probably the child baptised on 24 April 1817 at Logierait, Perthshire. This is based on the date in John Ward's website being the date matching this baptism, and the names of the parents, namely James ROBERTSON and Catherine MESSON, which closely matches Peter's daughter Catherine Mason.1,2

He married Janet GILLESPIE in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, on 4 December 1840.3,4

He was listed in the 1851 census as Head of Family in Alva, Stirlingshire, with his wife Janet. Their children James, Catherine and Margaret were listed as living with them.5

Peter left Greenock on 12 November 1857 on board the 'Robert Henderson' (550 tons), arriving in Dunedin on the 9 Feb 1858 with his wife Janet GILLESPIE, accompanied by Margaret, James, Catherine Mason, Thomas Gillespie and Peter.6

An article in a May 1880 'Otago Witness' entitled 'A Visit to Tuapeka, and a Chat with Mr Peter Robertson, of Lawrence' states:
"The name of Peter Robertson is as inseparable from Tuapeka district as is that of Gabriel Reed. Mr Robertson has been an eminently successful settler. He has resided in the neighbourhood for 22 years, and that he is actually the second settler in the district.
He arrived in Dunedin in the 'Robert Henderson' on her first trip to the province, and was shortly engaged by Mr John Miller to proceed to what was then almost a terra incognita. Mr Miller was at that time Mr John Cargill's overseer, and the later had just stocked the Waitahuna run.
The family left Dunedin with Goodall's bullock dray, reaching the Taieri Ferry after an uneventful journey of two day's duration. Here they were wind bound for two days more, and stayed at Harrold's, being then rowed in a small boat to the head of the lake by a party of Maoris. From thence the journey was made to Tokomairiro with the aid of Mr Gray's harness bullock, the party staying a couple of days at Mr Goodall's. The next stage was two Meadow Bank, the homestead of Mr Cargill, the mode of conveyance utilised this time being Mr Miller's saddle bull, Jack. To Manuka Creek formed another day's journey; and the last stage was to the shepherd's hut at Break-neck, the mode of conveyance again being a bullock team. The hut - it is standing to the present day - was only 17 feet by 11 feet; Mr Robertson's description of the discovery of gold will be of more than local interest."7


Peter died on 24 October 1895 at his residence in Lawrence, Otago, at age 78.3,8 He was buried on 27 October 1895 at the Lawrence Cemetery in Lawrence.3

Family

Janet GILLESPIE (1820 - 1902)
Children

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive), gives a date of 24 Apr 1817 in Menstrie, Stirling; this is suspect.
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Logie, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 374/00 0030 253.
  3. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).
  4. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Alloa, OPR Marriages, GRO 465/00 0070 425 after banns in Logie 14 Nov.
  5. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 470/00 001/00 003.
  6. [S333] Newspaper - Otago Witness, Issue of 13 Feb 1858, p4, Shipping News: arrived Feb. 9, 1858 Robert Henderson, 550 tons, Cubitt, from Greenock. Passengers: (extended list follows) including Robertson Mr and Mrs P., and 5 children.
  7. [S333] Newspaper - Otago Witness, Issue of 8 May 1880, p8, article headed 'A Visit to Tuapeka, and a Chat with Mr Peter Robertson, of Lawrence.'
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1895/6658, aged 78.
  9. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Alva, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 470/00 0030 198 FR553.

Peter ROBERTSON1

(1856 - 1892)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE1 b. 1820, d. 1902
Peter ROBERTSON was born in Alva, Stirlingshire, on 9 September 1856.1,2

Margaret ROBERTSON, James ROBERTSON, Catherine Mason ROBERTSON, Thomas Gillespie ROBERTSON and Peter ROBERTSON left Greenock on 12 November 1857 on board the 'Robert Henderson' (550 tons), arriving in Dunedin on the 9 Feb 1858 in the company of their parents Peter ROBERTSON and Janet GILLESPIE.3

Peter died on 21 June 1892 in New Zealand at age 35.1,4 He was buried on 24 June 1892 at the Lawrence Cemetery in Lawrence.1

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Alva, Statutory Births, GRO 470/00 0089.
  3. [S333] Newspaper - Otago Witness, Issue of 13 Feb 1858, p4, Shipping News: arrived Feb. 9, 1858 Robert Henderson, 550 tons, Cubitt, from Greenock. Passengers: (extended list follows) including Robertson Mr and Mrs P., and 5 children.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1892/3023, aged 35.

Robert ROBERTSON1

(1864 - 1921)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE1 b. 1820, d. 1902
Robert ROBERTSON was born on 19 February 1864 in Lawrence, Otago.1,2

Robert died on 20 April 1921 in New Zealand at age 57.1,3 He was buried on 23 April 1921 at the Southern Cemetery.1

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1864/5077.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1927/2581, aged 57.

Robert ROBERTSON1

(c 1835 - 1915)
Robert ROBERTSON was born in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, circa 1835. He was the son of John ROBERTSON (a cab proprietor) and Janet McDONALD.1,2

He married Catherine FERGUSSON, daughter of John FERGUSSON and Christy McGREGOR, at 287 Duke St in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 28 June 1878. He was a bank messenger.1

He was listed in the 1881 census as Head of Family at 66 George St in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with his wife Catherine; he was a bank messenger. Their child John was listed as living with them.3

He was listed in the 1891 census as Head of Family at 66 George St in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with his wife Catherine; he was still a bank messenger. Their children John, Robert, Christina and William were listed as living with them.4

He was listed in the 1901 census as Head of Family at 66 George St in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with his wife Catherine; he was still working as a bank messenger. Their children John, Robert, Christina, William and Janet were listed as living with them.5

He was listed in the 1911 census as Head of Family at 97 Spottiswoode St in Morningside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with his wife Catherine; he was now retired; they both spoke English and Gaelic and their house had four rooms with 3 or more windows. Their children John, Christina and Janet were listed as living with them, as was a lodger.2

Robert died on 17 December 1915 at 97 Spottiswoode St in Morningside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, of heart failure.6

Family

Catherine FERGUSSON (c 1849 - 1925)
Children
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Dennistoun, Statutory Marriages, GRO 644/03 265.
  2. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/06 009/00 013.
  3. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, Scottish GRO 685/02 104/00 004.
  4. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/02 102/00 010.
  5. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/02 107/00 010.
  6. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Morningside,, Statutory Deaths, GRO 685/06 1261, aged 81.

Robert James ROBERTSON1,2

(1881 - )
Father*Robert ROBERTSON1 b. c 1835, d. 1915
Mother*Catherine FERGUSSON1 b. c 1849, d. 1925
Robert James ROBERTSON was born in Edinburgh, Midlothian, on 28 June 1881.1,2
The siblings John, Robert, Christina and William were listed in the 1891 census at 66 George St in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with their parents, Robert ROBERTSON and Catherine FERGUSSON.3
The siblings John, Robert, Christina, William and Janet were listed in the 1901 census at 66 George St in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with their parents, Robert ROBERTSON and Catherine FERGUSSON. John was a compositor/printer, Robert a factory clerk and WIlliam an apprentice clerk at an iron worksJohn was a compositor/printer, Robert a factory clerk and WIlliam an apprentice clerk at an iron works.1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/02 107/00 010.
  2. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://familysearch.org/, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 FHL film 232685, ref 697.
  3. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/02 102/00 010.

Thomas Gillespie ROBERTSON1,2

(1853 - 1932)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1,2 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE1,2 b. 1820, d. 1902
He was baptised on 12 November 1853 at Alva, Stirlingshire.1,2

Margaret ROBERTSON, James ROBERTSON, Catherine Mason ROBERTSON, Thomas Gillespie ROBERTSON and Peter ROBERTSON left Greenock on 12 November 1857 on board the 'Robert Henderson' (550 tons), arriving in Dunedin on the 9 Feb 1858 in the company of their parents Peter ROBERTSON and Janet GILLESPIE.3

Thomas died on 13 May 1932 at 44 Jackson St, St Kilda in Dunedin, Otago, at age 78.1,4,5 He was buried on 16 May 1932 at the Anderson's Bay Cemetery.1,6

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Alva, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 470/00 0030 198 FR553.
  3. [S333] Newspaper - Otago Witness, Issue of 13 Feb 1858, p4, Shipping News: arrived Feb. 9, 1858 Robert Henderson, 550 tons, Cubitt, from Greenock. Passengers: (extended list follows) including Robertson Mr and Mrs P., and 5 children.
  4. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1932/6588, aged 78.
  6. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Block 96 plot 116, Original reference A19320511, prior occupation Farmer.

William ROBERTSON1,2

(1876 - )
Father*Alexander ROBERTSON1 b. 1847, d. 1920
Mother*Mary FERGUSSON1 b. c 1841, d. 1908
William's birth was registered between January 1876 and March 1876 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.1,2
The siblings William and Alexander were listed in the 1881 census at Bottom of the Dale in Madeley, Shropshire, with their parents, Alexander ROBERTSON and Mary FERGUSSON.1
The siblings William, Alexander, James and John were listed in the 1891 census at Dale End in Madeley, Shropshire, with their parents, Alexander ROBERTSON and Mary FERGUSSON.3
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, ED 4 RG11-2637 Folio 33 p4 GSU roll 1341634.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Atcham Salop, Vol 6a, p750, 1Q1876, mother's maiden name FERGUSON.
  3. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, ED 3 RG12-2099 Folio 24 p3 GSU roll 6097209.

William A ROBERTSON1

(c 1887 - )
Father*Robert ROBERTSON1 b. c 1835, d. 1915
Mother*Catherine FERGUSSON1 b. c 1849, d. 1925
William A ROBERTSON was born circa 1887 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.1
The siblings John, Robert, Christina and William were listed in the 1891 census at 66 George St in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with their parents, Robert ROBERTSON and Catherine FERGUSSON.2
The siblings John, Robert, Christina, William and Janet were listed in the 1901 census at 66 George St in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with their parents, Robert ROBERTSON and Catherine FERGUSSON. John was a compositor/printer, Robert a factory clerk and WIlliam an apprentice clerk at an iron works.1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/02 107/00 010.
  2. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/02 102/00 010.

William Alexander ROBERTSON1

(1866 - 1906)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE1 b. 1820, d. 1902
William Alexander ROBERTSON was born on 3 January 1866 in Lawrence, Otago.1,2

William died on 13 March 1906 in Lawrence, Otago, at age 40.1,3 He was buried at the Lawrence Cemetery in Lawrence.1

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1866/6381.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1906/2422, aged 40.

Rachel ROBILLIARD

She married Pierre SARRE in Channel Islands.

Family

Pierre SARRE
Children
ChartsSarre descendant chart