Catherine Mason ROBERTSON

(1850 - 1921)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE b. 1820, d. 1902
Catherine Mason ROBERTSON was born on 10 October 1850 in Alva, Stirlingshire.1
The siblings James, Catherine and Margaret were listed in the 1851 census in Alva, Stirlingshire, with their parents, Peter ROBERTSON and Janet GILLESPIE.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

She married William McBEATH at Mr Glendinning's house, London St in Dunedin, Otago, on 6 May 1869.1

She died on 6 October 1921 in Dunedin, Otago, at age 70.1,4,5 She was buried on 9 October 1921 at the Southern Cemetery in Dunedin.1,6

Family

William McBEATH (c 1843 - 1916)

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com
  2. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 470/00 001/00 003.
  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 http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1921/6991, aged 70.
  6. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…, Block 6a, plot 7.

James ROBERTSON

(1847 - 1930)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE b. 1820, d. 1902
James ROBERTSON was born on 20 May 1847 in Alva, Stirlingshire.1
The siblings James, Catherine and Margaret were listed in the 1851 census in Alva, Stirlingshire, with their parents, Peter ROBERTSON and Janet GILLESPIE.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

He died on 16 November 1930 at Le Cren St in Timaru, Canterbury, at age 83.1,4 He was buried at the Lawrence Cemetery in Lawrence.1

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com
  2. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 470/00 001/00 003.
  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. 1930/10086, aged 84.

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 died on 22 June 1937 in Dunedin, Otago, at age 77.2,4,5 She was buried on 24 June 1937 at the Southern Cemetery in Dunedin.2,6

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
  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. 1937/23749, aged 77.
  5. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…, Widow, native of Tuapeka, died in Dunedin, last address 31 Albert St.
  6. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…, Southern Cemetery, Block 25P plot 13.

Margaret ROBERTSON

(1845 - 1899)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE b. 1820, d. 1902
Margaret ROBERTSON was born in Alva, Stirlingshire, on 10 June 1845.1
The siblings James, Catherine and Margaret were listed in the 1851 census in Alva, Stirlingshire, with their parents, Peter ROBERTSON and Janet GILLESPIE.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

She married Alexander STEWART, son of John STEWART and Janet CAMERON, at Imperial Hotel in Dunedin, Otago, on 30 April 1867.4,5,6

Margaret was named executrix and beneficiary in the will of Alexander STEWART, her husband, dated 4 November 1869 in Lawrence, Otago.7

She was appointed executrix of Alexander STEWART's estate in Otago on 30 April 1878.7

She was listed as owning land at Tuapeka (180 acres, worth 360 pounds) and in Lawrence township (375 pounds value) in October 1882.8

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.9

Margaret died on 28 May 1899 in Lawrence, Otago, at age 53.10,11,12 She was buried on 30 May 1899 at the Lawrence Cemetery in Lawrence.13,10

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 1899.9

Family

Alexander STEWART (1841 - 1878)
Children

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com
  2. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 470/00 001/00 003.
  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. [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.
  5. [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."
  6. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1775.
  7. [S357] Will - Alexander Stewart, Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9073 30 619.
  8. [S336] National Archives Film - Returns of the Freeholders of New Zealand Oct 1882; microfiche.
  9. [S332] Will - Margaret Robertson, Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9078/876 L27/99.
  10. [S126] Cemetery Marker - Alexander Stewart / Margaret Robertson / Jessie Stewart, Lawrence cemetery, NZ.
  11. [S332] Will - Margaret Robertson, Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9078/876 L27/99, as sworn in affidavit to the will.
  12. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1899/3367, aged 54.
  13. [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 on 21 July 1842 in Alva, Stirlingshire.1

She died on 1 January 1845 in Scotland at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com

Peter ROBERTSON

(1817 - 1895)
Peter ROBERTSON was born on 24 April 1817 in Menstrie, Stirlingshire.1

He married Janet GILLESPIE in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, on 4 December 1840.1,2

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.3

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.4

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."5


He died on 24 October 1895 at his residence in Lawrence, Otago, at age 78.1,6 He was buried on 27 October 1895 at the Lawrence Cemetery in Lawrence.1

Family

Janet GILLESPIE (1820 - 1902)
Children

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com
  2. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Alloa, OPR Marriages, GRO 465/00 0070 425 after banns in Logie 14 Nov.
  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. [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.'
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1895/6658, aged 78.

Peter ROBERTSON1

(1856 - 1892)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE1 b. 1820, d. 1902
Peter ROBERTSON was born on 9 September 1856 in Alva, Stirlingshire.1

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.2

He died on 21 June 1892 in New Zealand at age 35.1,3 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
  2. [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.
  3. [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

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

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com
  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.

Thomas Gillespie ROBERTSON1

(1853 - 1932)
Father*Peter ROBERTSON1 b. 1817, d. 1895
Mother*Janet GILLESPIE1 b. 1820, d. 1902
Thomas Gillespie ROBERTSON was born on 12 November 1853 in Alva, Stirlingshire.1

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.2

He died on 13 May 1932 at 44 Jackson St, St Kilda in Dunedin, Otago, at age 78.1,3,4 He was buried on 16 May 1932 at the Anderson's Bay Cemetery in Dunedin.1,5

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com
  2. [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.
  3. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1932/6588, aged 78.
  5. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…, Block 96 plot 116, Original reference A19320511, prior occupation Farmer.

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

He 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
  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.