James ROBERTSON1

(1847 - 1930)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON2,1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE1 b. 1820, d. 1902
He was baptised on 20 May 1847 at Alva, Stirlingshire.2,1
The siblings James, Catherine and Margaret were listed in the 1851 census in Alva, Stirlingshire, with their parents, Peter ROBERTSON and Janet GILLESPIE.3

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.4

James died on 16 November 1930 at Le Cren St in Timaru, Canterbury, at age 83.2,5 He was buried at the Lawrence Cemetery in Lawrence.2

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Alva, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 470/00 0030 198 FR553.
  2. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).
  3. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 470/00 001/00 003.
  4. [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.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1930/10086, aged 84.

James Stewart ROBERTSON1,2

(1881 - )
Father*Alexander ROBERTSON1 b. 1847, d. 1920
Mother*Mary FERGUSSON1 b. c 1841, d. 1908
James's birth was registered between July 1881 and September 1881 in Ironside, Shropshire.1,2
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.1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, ED 3 RG12-2099 Folio 24 p3 GSU roll 6097209.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Madeley, Vol 6a, p633, 3Q1881, mother's maiden name FERGUSSON.

Janet M ROBERTSON1

(c 1894 - )
Father*Robert ROBERTSON1 b. c 1835, d. 1915
Mother*Catherine FERGUSSON1 b. c 1849, d. 1925
Janet M ROBERTSON was born circa 1894 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.1
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.1
The siblings John, Christina and Janet were listed in the 1911 census at 97 Spottiswoode St in Morningside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with their parents, Robert ROBERTSON and Catherine FERGUSSON.2
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/02 107/00 010.
  2. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/06 009/00 013.

Janet Mcdonald (Jessie) ROBERTSON1

(1860 - 1937)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON2 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE2 b. 1820, d. 1902
Janet Mcdonald (Jessie) ROBERTSON was born on 15 January 1860 at Meadowbank farm, Clark's Flat in Tuapeka, Otago.2,1

She married William Thomas TALBOYS in New Zealand in 1880.3

She was widowed at age 63 on the death of her husband William on 28 July 1923.4,5

Janet died on 22 June 1937 in Dunedin, Otago, at age 77.2,6,7 She was buried on 24 June 1937 at the Southern Cemetery.2,8

Family

William Thomas TALBOYS (c 1845 - 1923)

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1860/2453.
  2. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1880/1139.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1923/10663, aged 78.
  5. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Native of England.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1937/23749, aged 77.
  7. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Widow, native of Tuapeka, died in Dunedin, last address 31 Albert St.
  8. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Southern Cemetery, Block 25P plot 13.

John ROBERTSON1

(c 1880 - )
Father*Robert ROBERTSON1 b. c 1835, d. 1915
Mother*Catherine FERGUSSON1 b. c 1849, d. 1925
John ROBERTSON was born circa 1880 in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian.1
He was listed in the 1881 census at 66 George St in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian, in the household of his parents, Robert ROBERTSON and Catherine FERGUSSON.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.3
The siblings John, Christina and Janet were listed in the 1911 census at 97 Spottiswoode St in Morningside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, with their parents, Robert ROBERTSON and Catherine FERGUSSON. John was working as a compositor, Christina as a draper's assistant and Janet as a student typist.4
He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery (#346805) from 29 February 1916 until 17 Jan 1919, but only saw action in France from Sep 1918 with the 123 Siege Battery.5

He was the informant of Catherine FERGUSSON's death at Pitlochry Nursing Home in Pitlochry, Perthshire, on 7 May 1925.6
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, Scottish GRO 685/02 104/00 004.
  2. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/02 102/00 010.
  3. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/02 107/00 010.
  4. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, Scottish GRO 685/06 009/00 013.
  5. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 (WO363).
  6. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Moulin, Statutory Deaths, GRO 384/01 012, aged 76.

John ROBERTSON1,2

(1883 - )
Father*Alexander ROBERTSON1 b. 1847, d. 1920
Mother*Mary FERGUSSON1 b. c 1841, d. 1908
John's birth was registered between July 1883 and September 1883 in Ironside, Shropshire.1,2
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.1
The siblings Alexander and John were listed in the 1901 census at Hill Top in Madeley, Shropshire, with their parents, Alexander ROBERTSON and Mary FERGUSSON. Alexander gave his occupation as 'artist', while John was assisting his father in the clothing and outfitting trade.3
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, ED 3 RG12-2099 Folio 24 p3 GSU roll 6097209.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Madeley Union, Vol 6a, p605, 3Q1883, mother's maiden name FERGUSSON.
  3. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, ED 11 RG13-2528 Folio 51 p1.

Margaret ROBERTSON1

(1845 - 1899)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON2,1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE1 b. 1820, d. 1902
She was baptised on 10 June 1845 at Alva, Stirlingshire.2,1
The siblings James, Catherine and Margaret were listed in the 1851 census in Alva, Stirlingshire, with their parents, Peter ROBERTSON and Janet GILLESPIE.3

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.4

She married Alexander STEWART, son of John STEWART and Janet CAMERON, at Imperial Hotel in Dunedin, Otago, on 30 April 1867.5,6,7

Margaret was named executrix and beneficiary in the will of Alexander STEWART, her husband, dated 4 November 1869 in Lawrence, Otago.8

She was widowed at age 32 on the death of her husband Alexander on 16 April 1878.9,10,11

She was appointed executrix of Alexander STEWART's estate in Otago on 30 April 1878.8

She was listed as owning land at Tuapeka (180 acres, worth 360 pounds) and in Lawrence township (375 pounds value) in October 1882.12

She signed a will dated 17 April 1899 at District Court of Otago Goldfields in Lawrence, Otago, with her three survivng children being sole beneficiaries, although her daughter was bequeathed the bulk of the estate.13

Margaret died on 28 May 1899 in Lawrence, Otago, at age 53.9,14,15 She was buried on 30 May 1899 at the Lawrence Cemetery in Lawrence.16,9
Grave - Alexander STEWART (1841-1878), Margaret (nee ROBERTSON)(1845-1899) and daughter Jessie (1868-1884), Lawrence, NZ


Her will was probated at District Court of Otago Goldfields in Lawrence, Otago, on 3 June 1899 with Margaret Kate STEWART and Peter Robertson STEWART appointed executors and her will being supported by an affidavit in which they committed to manage the affairs of the deceased and report back to the Court by 1 Sep 1899.13

Family

Alexander STEWART (1841 - 1878)
Children

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Alva, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 470/00 0030 198 FR553.
  2. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).
  3. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 470/00 001/00 003.
  4. [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.
  5. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1867/2686, married by Donald M Stuart, and witnessed by A Ferguson, MD, of Tokomairiro and Catherine Robertson of Lawrence.
  6. [S329] Book - W R Mayhew, Tuapeka - the Land and its People, p210 "In 1867 Dr. Stewart married Margaret Robertson, eldest daughter of Peter Robertson, but must have found little time for home life."
  7. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1775.
  8. [S357] Will - Alexander Stewart, Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9073 30 619.
  9. [S126] Cemetery Marker - , Lawrence cemetery, NZ.
  10. [S330] Book - Robert Valpy Fulton MD, Medical Practice in Otago, (p223).
  11. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1878/2159, aged 36.
  12. [S336] National Archives Film - Returns of the Freeholders of New Zealand Oct 1882; microfiche.
  13. [S332] Will - Margaret Robertson, Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9078/876 L27/99.
  14. [S332] Will - Margaret Robertson, Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9078/876 L27/99, as sworn in affidavit to the will.
  15. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1899/3367, aged 54.
  16. [S35] Cemetery Entry - unknown author, Lawrence Cemetery register, Block 1, Plot 52-53.

Margaret ROBERTSON1

(1842 - 1845)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE1 b. 1820, d. 1902
Margaret ROBERTSON was born in Alva, Stirlingshire, on 21 July 1842.1

Margaret died on 1 January 1845 in Scotland at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).

Peter ROBERTSON

(1817 - 1895)
Peter ROBERTSON was born in Logie, Perthshire, on 24 April 1817. This is based on the date in John Ward's website being the date matching this birth, and the names of the parents, namely James ROBERTSON and Catherine MASON, which 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.