ROBERTSON FAMILY HISTORY - William of Alvie

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Duncan Robertson 1

Duncan Robertson (1792-1875) and Margaret Stewart (1807-1860)

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Duncan was the tennant of "Balinluig Farm", Alvie, Scotland, when he made the decision to travel with his family to Australia. His son William had already made the voyage to Australia in 1849. Two daughters remained in Scotland.

Duncan Robertson arrived in Tasmania on "Storm Cloud", 29 Aug 1855, sailing from Glasgow. Duncan's calling was given as "ploughman", age 63, able to read and write, Presbyterian. On the ship were:-

Duncan age 63
Margaret age 48
Janet age 27
Anne age 20
Lachlan age 18
Duncan age 15
Peter age 13
David age 11
James age 8
John age 5

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In 1860 Duncan and his family crossed to Portland, Victoria, and purchased "Englefield Station" in March 1860, comprising 28,000 acres on Mother's Creek near Balmoral, from a Mr Greene, and "Mt Emu Station".

Duncan's tombstone is on Balmoral station. The inscription reads:-

"To Hallow the Memory of Duncan Robertson
Born Parish of Alvie, Scotland, 1792
Died at Englefield, Balmoral 11.7.1875
and of his wife Margaret
Born Gaich, Scotland, 1808
Died Englefield 10.10.1850

From Portland various members of the family moved out and acquired land in NSW and South Australia.

MIMOSA Temora, NSW
GOREE, Morundah, NSW
MOY HALL Narracoorte, SA
YARRABEE PARK, Morundah, NSW
WARGAN, Temora, NSW
OAKHURST, The Bland, NSW
BARMEDMUN, Young, NSW

The properties were divided up between the children as follows
Angus took Yarrabee Park
William took Moy Hall
Lachlan took Barmedmun
John took Wargan
Duncan, David, James and Anne took Goree and Mimosa
In 1900 the partnership was dissolved, Mimosa was sold, and Annie
bought or inherited Moy Hall from William,  the elder brother who died in 1897. Annie died on 14 Aug 1928, and the property was disposed of as she had no  descendants.

CHILDREN OF DUNCAN ROBERTSON AND MARGARET STEWART

1. Margaret Jane ROBERTSON

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Born Alvie Scotland, died Scotland.

Spouse:            William RODGERS

 

1.2 Jean ROBERTSON

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Born Alvie, Scotland, died Scotland

 

1.3 Janet (Jessie) ROBERTSON

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Birth: 11 Aug 1828, "Ballinluig Farm", Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland; baptised 4 Oct 1828

Death:            26 Aug 1895, Hawthorne, Vic

Burial:            Kew, Vic.

Spouse:            Alexander Clayhills CAMERON

Marr:            30 Dec 1858, Portland, Vic

 

Children:   Margaret Ann (1860-1900)

            Wilson (1861-)

            James Alexander (1863-1888)

            Jessie (1865-)

            Anne (1867-)

            Duncan Angus (1869-1941)

            Edith Emilie (1871-)

            May Robertson (1871-)

            Alexandrina (1871-)

 

1.4 William ROBERTSON

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Birth: 11 Nov 1830, "Ballinluig Farm", Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland; baptised 23 Dec 1830, Alvie

Death:28 May 1897, "Moy Hall", Naracoorte, S.A.

Burial:            Narracoorte, S. A.

 

1.5 Angus ROBERTSON

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Birth:16 Jan 1833, Wester Lynvuilg, Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland; baptised 6 Feb 1833 Alvie

Death:            1 Oct 1901, "Willurah", Hawthorne, Vic

Burial:            Kew, Vic.

Spouse:            Alice Maud Mary GOODHIND

Marr:            Melbourne, Vic

 

Children:   Markham

            Aeneas Macintosh

            Muriel

            Nina

            Clarice Adelaide

            Viola

 

1.6 Ann (Annie) ROBERTSON

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Birth: 18 Mar 1835, "Ballinluig Farm", Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland; baptised 30 Mar 1835

Death:            11 Aug 1928, "Moy Hall", Naracoorte, S.A.

 

1.7a Lachlan ROBERTSON*

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Birth: 10 Jun 1837, "Ballinluig Farm", Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland; baptised 21 June 1837 Alvie

Death: 15 Oct 1916, "Barmedman Station", Bartmedman, NSW

Spouse:            Ann ROBERTSON

Birth:            1837, County of Inverness, Scotland

Death:            19 May 1920, "Barmedman Station", Barmedman, NSW

Father:            Duncan ROBERTSON

Mother:            Ann Fraser ROBERTSON

 

Children:   Duncan John (1869-1903)

            Margaret Ann (1871-1942)

            Anne Susan (1873-1958)

            May Vivian (1875-)

            Alvie Ethel (1876-)

            James William Dundas (1879-1952)

            William Sydney (1881-1919)

            Lachlan David (1883-1915)

 

1.8 Duncan ROBERTSON

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Birth:  10 May 1840, "Ballinluig Farm", Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland; baptised 25 May 1840, Alvie

Death:  16 May 1913, "Goree",  Morundah, Narranderra, NSW

Burial: 20 May 1913, South Head Cem., Sydney, NSW (Pres.)

Spouse:            Alice Struan ROBERTSON

Birth: 18 Jun 1858, "Yarrundi", Scone, NSW

Chr:   11 Sep 1858, St Phillips C/E,  Sydney, NSW

Death: 17 Sep 1890, "Goree",  Morundah, Narranderra, NSW

Burial:21 Sep 1890, South Head Cem., Sydney, NSW

Father:            John ROBERTSON KCMG (1816-1891)

Mother:            Margaret Emma DAVIES (1823-1889)

Marr: 25 Mar 1879, "Clovelly", Watson's Bay, Sydney, NSW

 

Children:   Struan Isa (1880-1960)

            Kathleen Fiona (1881-1919)

            Duncan Alvie (1883-1968)

            Eric Lindsay Struan (1888-1968)

            Ian Struan (1890-1934)

            Norman Keith (1885-1931)

 

1.9 Peter ROBERTSON

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Birth:9 Jul 1842, "Ballinluig Farm", Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland; Baptised 25 July 1842, Alvie

Death:            31 Mar 1918, "Englefield", Illabo, NSW

Spouse:            Louise Matilda CUZINS

Birth:            29 Aug 1862

Death:            1901, Woodend, Vic

Father:            James Clark CUZINS

Mother:            Ann Gillard TAYLOR

 

Children:   Hubert Leslie (1884-1971)

            Cyril Stewart (1885-1971)

 

1.10 David Sherif ROBERTSON

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Birth: 3 Jul 1844, "Ballinluig Farm", Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland

Death: 27 Apr 1885, Wagga Wagga, NSW

 

1.11 James ROBERTSON

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Birth:24 Nov 1846, "Ballinluig Farm", Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland

Death: 1926, Mordialloc, VIC 

Spouse:            Victoria ANDERSON

Father:            Alexander ANDERSON

 

Children:   Cecilia Ellen Aitken (1876-)

            Sheila Mimosa (1876-)

            Stuart Struan (1877-)

            William Moy (1879-)

            David Garland (1887-)

 

1.12 John ROBERTSON

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Birth: 20 Oct 1850, "Ballinluig Farm", Alvie, Parish of Inverness, Scotland

Death: 13 Jan 1885, St Kilda, Melbourne, Vic

 

Spouse: Mary Jane SMITH

 

Children:   Elsie

            Jean