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ROBERTSON William & Mrs. arrived "Jura" 1858.......
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 23:33 BST (UK) »
As the following has again become somewhat unwieldy, I have split this new topic off it......

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=776191.45

From reply # 53, part quote:

The ship "Jura" arrived into Port Chalmers, Dunedin 23rd Sept, 1858, on passenger list were: William & Mrs. Robertson, plus 8 children, also listed separately were Miss Agnes Robertson, who later married John Souness 11.9.1863, Dunedin, and Miss Jane Robertson who married James Curle, 30th March, 1860, Dunedin.NZ".

I have always understood from family memories that Jane Robertson and her sister Agnes came to New Zealand on their own. However there was a William Robertson and his wife, plus their 8 children who travelled on the same voyage.

I am wondering if more information can be found about this William Robertson.

[The father of Jane & Agnes was Peter Robertson who was born in 1803 @ Coldingham, Berwick and William is not a name that appears in the family.]

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P. S. I do hope I am not being too greedy putting up all these requests? I feel a bit  :-[ but the topics already on the board have taken wings and I think I need to clip them.  ;D
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: ROBERTSON William & Mrs. arrived "Jura" 1858.......
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 23:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Minniehaha,

If you don't ask you don't find out,

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers Janette

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Re: ROBERTSON William & Mrs. arrived "Jura" 1858.......
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 23:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Minniehaha,

No, not greedy, just very logical. ;D 8) It makes good sense to use separate topics in this case.

I'm a bit busy today, but does William and his family appear in a 1851 Census  for UK, SCT or WLS? Finding them will give you ages, names, occupations and places of birth (the original passenger list of the Jura should provide some of the same information).

William probably continued the same occupation in New Zealand.

Is there an obituary for William on Papers Past?

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Re: ROBERTSON William & Mrs. arrived "Jura" 1858.......
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 August 17 00:05 BST (UK) »
This PP article says the a Thomas and John Robertson arrived on the Jura,maybe they are 2 of the 8 children?

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/OW18980331.2.183?query=william%20robertson%20jura

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Re: ROBERTSON William & Mrs. arrived "Jura" 1858.......
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 August 17 00:30 BST (UK) »
This is all maybe

1851  census
Piece: SCT1851/694 Place: Mid Calder -Midlothian Enumeration District: 3
Civil Parish: Mid Calder Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 687 Page: 15 Schedule: 54
Address: Livingston Sawmill
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Surname    First name(s)    Rel    Status Sex Age    Occupation         Where Born       
 ROBERTSON    William    Head  M       M    39    Jrnymn Wright & Mill Sawer        Lanarkshire - Dunsyre            
 ROBERTSON    Margaret    Wife    M       F    38               Midlothian - West Calder            
 ROBERTSON    William    Son               M    13    Scholar        Midlothian - Mid Calder            
 ROBERTSON    Peter    Son       -  M    10    Scholar        Midlothian - Mid Calder            
ROBERTSON    Thomas    Son       -  M    5    Scholar        Midlothian - Mid Calder            
 ROBERTSON    Ann       Dau       -  F    2               Midlothian - Mid Calder            
ROBERTSON    John       Son       - M    2m               Midlothian - Mid Calder   

They could have had 3 more children by 1858

The ages of this couple buried in the Old Port Chalmers cemetery  match the census ages

http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries_search?recordid=114909&type=Burial

Cheers Janette

        

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Re: ROBERTSON William & Mrs. arrived "Jura" 1858.......
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 August 17 01:52 BST (UK) »
Hello to you both......

Thank you for your responses.

I don't have any clues about this William & Mrs. Robertson. Just floundering around here I'm afraid, to see if there might be a connection to the sisters Jane & Agnes of the same surname.


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.