John Roberts,

John /Roberts/
Given names
Birth of a sonWilliam Roberts
about 1837
Note: No Ravenswood in Yorkshire. There is Ravenswood in…

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 of a sonWilliam Roberts
about 1839
Birth of a sonWilliam Roberts
about 1841
Marriage of a childWilliam RobertsMary Agnes MarksView this family
February 23, 1876 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 sonWilliam Roberts
about 1892

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.)

Family with Elizabeth Hutchinson
Birth: about 1839Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: about 1892

Marriage indexes: First name(s) John Last name Roberts Marriage year 1822 Marriage date 24 May 1822 Marriage place Radford Church St Peter Denomination Anglican Spouse's first name(s) Elizabeth Spouse's last name Hutchinson County Nottinghamshire Country England Record set Nottinghamshire Marriages, 1528-1929 [may be a bit too old; place doesn't match any other hints]

Census indexes: Searched 1841 and 1851 census using permutations of John Roberts, Elizabeth, shoemaker and bootmaker. No hits.