William Joseph Roberts, 18721916 (aged 43 years)

Name
William Joseph /Roberts/
Given names
William Joseph
Surname
Roberts
Birth May 24, 1872 33 27
Note: Cited in notes from Thelma Weston.
Marriage of parentsWilliam RobertsMary Agnes MarksView this family
February 23, 1876 (aged 3 years) Husband: 39 Wife: 28
Note: Mary Agnes Roberts death cert mentions her marriag…

Mary Agnes Roberts death cert mentions her marriage to William as being for 16 years. They were married in 1876. She died in 1904. If their marriage was only 16 years then there may be a separation, divorce or death around 1892.

Qld Divorce records searched: 6242 - Matrimonial Petitions - Northern (Probably the right age range if a divorce occurred.) 5688 - Matrimonial Petitions - Southern.

Also archive search of exact names William Roberts Mary Agnes Roberts.

While 23 Feb 1876 appears on the marriage registration, the birth records for there children are earlier than this date. These records also point to other marriage dates. (From Annie Roberts - 27 Dec 1866. From William 17 Dec 1865)

Death of a fatherWilliam Roberts
about 1892 (aged 19 years)

Note: Queensland BDM Index:

Queensland BDM Index: 1896/C2999 Roberts William - - ** born England aged 62 years Not a match: engineer married in England to Elizabeth Thompson,. Died Tinana 30 Nov 1896

1910/C3140 Roberts William - - ** born England aged 76 years Not a match: miner born in Holyhead, Wales. Married in Charters Towers but no other info given. Died in Rockhampton 24 Nov 1910

NZ deaths 1885 William Roberts. Aged 52. Register lists Parents as "not known". Married status also "Not known". Place of birth London. Informant was the undertaker. Minister officiating was Presbyterian. (Checked NZ since one of his daughters married NZ'er.)

Birth of a sonWilliam Joseph Francis Roberts
October 29, 1901 (aged 29 years)
Note: QLD Birth Registration: 1901/C/6824
Death of a sonWilliam Joseph Francis Roberts
March 10, 1903 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Christie Roberts
December 25, 1903 (aged 31 years)
Note: 1904/006178
Death of a motherMary Agnes Marks
February 28, 1904 (aged 31 years) Age: 53
Address: Vulture St Charters Towers
Cause: Cancer
Note: According to Thelma Weston research, also known as Victoria Mary Agnes Roberts.
Burial of a motherMary Agnes Marks
February 28, 1904 (aged 31 years)
Cemetery: Charters Towers Pioneer Cemetery
Birth of a sonHarold Francis Roberts
September 2, 1910 (aged 38 years)
Note: 1910/005044
Birth of a sonAlbert Clarence Roberts
January 5, 1913 (aged 40 years)
Note: 1913/005587

1913/005587

Birth of a sonCharles Joseph Roberts
April 24, 1915 (aged 42 years)
Note: 1915/005992
Death April 2, 1916 (aged 43 years)
Burial April 3, 1916 (1 day after death)
Address: McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery Plot 46917 Site 437 Division SR Section C Row CCC
Family with parents
father
18391892
Birth: about 1839Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: about 1892
mother
18451904
Birth: about 1845Dublin, Ireland
Death: February 28, 1904Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 23, 1876Townsville, Queensland, Australia
-9 years
elder sister
TheNorthernMiner_26Aug1913_page3.JPG
18671930
Birth: March 11, 1867 28 22Bowen, Queensland, Australia
Death: January 3, 1930Cairns, Queensland, Australia
2 years
elder sister
18691931
Birth: July 23, 1869 30 24Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Death: July 29, 1931Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
3 years
himself
18721916
Birth: May 24, 1872 33 27Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Death: April 2, 1916Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Mother’s family with Frederick Samuel Haslam
step-father
1829
Birth: about 1829Manchester, England
Death:
mother
18451904
Birth: about 1845Dublin, Ireland
Death: February 28, 1904Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 19, 1864Banana, Queensland, Australia
Family with Annie Petersen
himself
18721916
Birth: May 24, 1872 33 27Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Death: April 2, 1916Cairns, Queensland, Australia
wife
son
19011903
Birth: October 29, 1901 29 19Queensland, Australia
Death: March 10, 1903Queensland, Australia
2 years
son
19031973
Birth: December 25, 1903 31 21Queensland, Australia
Death: August 8, 1973Queensland, Australia
daughter
Private
son
Private
son
19101928
Birth: September 2, 1910 38 28Queensland, Australia
Death: June 13, 1928Queensland, Australia
2 years
son
19131982
Birth: January 5, 1913 40 31Babinda, Queensland, Australia
Death: December 5, 1982Queensland, Australia
2 years
son
19151986
Birth: April 24, 1915 42 33Queensland, Australia
Death: June 29, 1986
Birth

Cited in notes from Thelma Weston.

Shared note

Roberts at McLeod St Cemetery, Cairns

This seems to refer to the memorial rotunda in the middle of the cemetery where pioneers are listed alphabetically.

Site 432 Harry Bryghmen Roberts buried 13 Feb 1897 aged 18 433 John Roberts buried 17 Feb 1914 aged 42 434 Mary Roberts buried 2 Nov 1906 435 Peter Roberts buried 4 Feb 1895 aged 48 436 William Roberts buried 12 Jun 1902 aged 43 437 William Joseph Roberts buried 3 Apr 1916 aged 44 (Although the date of burial matches William Roberts d. 1916, the inclusion of middle name of Joseph seems spurious.) 438 Agnes Hanna Robertson buried 15 Sep 1908 aged 63