William Roberts, 18391892 (aged 53 years)

Name
William /Roberts/
Given names
William
Surname
Roberts
Birth
Note: No Ravenswood in Yorkshire. There is Ravenswood in Berkshire. This may have been an error by the rec…

No Ravenswood in Yorkshire. There is Ravenswood in Berkshire. This may have been an error by the recorder. There is a Ravensworth parish and village which is in the Richmond registration district of Yorkshire.

Checked the 1841 Census for Ravensworth for any Roberts family. There is a Michael (46) and Elizabeth (34) Hutchinson on page 11. No daughter listed. Perhaps to young to be grandparents in 1841?

Ann Hutchinson (60) living with the Bell family on page 21.

There is a Ravenswood in Queensland but settled by colonists in the 1860's.

Birth record for William Roberts b. 1843 at Gisburn, Yorkshire with parents John and Elizabeth Roberts. No obvious connection to Hutchinson.

Birth
Birth
Immigration
about 1865 (aged 26 years)
Note: From Queensland Immigration records.
Selecting immigrants who were born around 1837-1841 witho…

From Queensland Immigration records.
Selecting immigrants who

  • were born around 1837-1841
  • without family
  • arrived before 1876

leaves two possibilities:
ROBERTS William 24
arrived on Golden City
London 12 Oct 1864, Plymouth 17 Oct 1864, Brisbane 3 Jan 1865

ROBERTS William 27
arrived Legion of Honor
London 5 Nov 1865, Moreton Bay 27 Feb 1866

Occupation
Bootmaker
1867 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Note:

Cited in notes from Thelma Weston.

Marriage
Note: Mary Agnes Roberts death cert mentions her marriage to William as being for 16 years. They were marr…

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)

Marriage of a daughter
Address: Park St
Charters Towers
Death
before November 1892 (aged 53 years)
Note: Queensland BDM Index:
1896/C2999 Roberts William - - ** born England aged 62 years
Not a m…

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.)

Family with parents
father
mother
himself
18391892
Birth: about 1839 Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: before November 1892
Family with Mary Agnes Marks
himself
18391892
Birth: about 1839 Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: before November 1892
wife
18451904
Birth: about 1845 Dublin, Ireland
Death: February 28, 1904Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Marriage MarriageFebruary 23, 1876Townsville, Queensland, Australia
-9 years
daughter
P_Elizabeth_Daniels_1913.JPG
18671930
Birth: March 11, 1867 28 22 Bowen, Queensland, Australia
Death: January 3, 1930Cairns, Queensland, Australia
2 years
daughter
18691931
Birth: July 23, 1869 30 24 Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Death: July 29, 1931Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
3 years
son
18721916
Birth: May 24, 1872 33 27 Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Death: April 2, 1916Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Frederick Samuel Haslam + Mary Agnes Marks
wife’s husband
1829
Birth: about 1829Manchester, England
Death:
wife
18451904
Birth: about 1845 Dublin, Ireland
Death: February 28, 1904Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Marriage MarriageJanuary 19, 1864Banana, Queensland, Australia
Birth
Birth
Birth
Immigration
Occupation
Marriage
Death
Birth

No Ravenswood in Yorkshire. There is Ravenswood in Berkshire. This may have been an error by the recorder. There is a Ravensworth parish and village which is in the Richmond registration district of Yorkshire.

Checked the 1841 Census for Ravensworth for any Roberts family. There is a Michael (46) and Elizabeth (34) Hutchinson on page 11. No daughter listed. Perhaps to young to be grandparents in 1841?

Ann Hutchinson (60) living with the Bell family on page 21.

There is a Ravenswood in Queensland but settled by colonists in the 1860's.

Birth record for William Roberts b. 1843 at Gisburn, Yorkshire with parents John and Elizabeth Roberts. No obvious connection to Hutchinson.

Immigration

From Queensland Immigration records.
Selecting immigrants who

  • were born around 1837-1841
  • without family
  • arrived before 1876

leaves two possibilities:
ROBERTS William 24
arrived on Golden City
London 12 Oct 1864, Plymouth 17 Oct 1864, Brisbane 3 Jan 1865

ROBERTS William 27
arrived Legion of Honor
London 5 Nov 1865, Moreton Bay 27 Feb 1866

Marriage

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

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.)

Note

NSW Archives: Assisted immigrants arriving at Moreton Bay-Brisbane, 1848-59

ROBERTS William 16 and brother John (14) New Great Britain 1857 2138, 2476 - further details: Appear in the lists for Single Men. Calling: Labourer; County of origin: Lancashire; Religon: C.E.; Read/Write: Both.

QLD Archives:
ROBERTS William 24 Golden City 3 Jan 1865 IMM/113 48 Z1957 M1696
ROBERTS William 26 Ariadne 8 Oct 1862 IMM/112 131 Z1957
M1696
ROBERTS William 27 Legion of Honor 27 Feb 1866 IMM/112 282 Z1957 M1696

Note

1841 UK Census:
searched for William Roberts in Yorkshire born 1835-9 where there is also a John and Elizabeth

With a John and Elizabeth

Household ROBERTS, William 1837 4 M Huddersfield Yorkshire No(John is head)
Household ROBERTS, William 1838 3 M Sheffield Yorkshire Probably not (Head is Joseph)
Household ROBERTS, William 1837 4 M Leeds Yorkshire No (John is not head)
Household ROBERTS, William 1838 3 M Leeds Yorkshire Maybe (but father's occ is Hawker, not Farmer)
Household ROBERTS, William 1836 5 M Wakefield Yorkshire No (parents wrong)

Household ROBERTS, William 1835 6 M Huddersfield Yorkshire No (John is not head where William is son)

Marriage