Eleanor Robinson

F, b. 17 September 1868, d. 21 September 1868
  • Eleanor Robinson was born on 17 September 1868 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon.
  • Eleanor Robinson died on 21 September 1868 in Queensland.

Eliabeth Robinson

F, b. circa 1830
  • Eliabeth Robinson was born circa 1830.
  • Eliabeth Robinson married John Poxon circa 1854.

Child of Eliabeth Robinson and John Poxon

Elizabeth Robinson

F, b. 14 July 1850, d. 6 April 1904

Elizabeth Richardson (Robinson) 1850-1904 - daughter of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon, sister of Mary Robinson-Gillies
  • Elizabeth Robinson was born in 1850 in York.
  • She was christened on 14 July 1850 in Holy Trinity Kings Court, York, Yorkshire. Elizabeth was 15 at the time she immigrated to Australia.
  • She was the daughter of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Elizabeth Robinson was living in the household of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon in Clifton, York. James is shown as 34 year old, born Tollerton, a garden labourer, living with Elizabeth aged 24 born Pickering, Jane 2, Elizabeth 9 months both born York. A William Hudson 33 a garden labourer, and Mary Hudson also lived with them as lodgers. Mary was born in Pickering so is possibly Elizabeth's older sister.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Elizabeth Robinson was living in the household of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon in Micklegate, York. James is shown as a 44 year old labourer, born Tollerton, living with his wife Elizabeth 34, born Pickering and children Jane 12, Elizabeth 10, Ann 8, Mary 6 and William 4 born in York.
  • Elizabeth Robinson immigrated on 8 December 1865 to Brisbane, Queensland, with James Robinson. James and Elizabeth travelled on the Queen of the South with their 5 children, Jane 17, Elizabeth 15, Ann 13, Mary 10 and William aged 3. The ship left London on 2 September 1865 and arrived in Brisbane on the 8 December 1865. The Captain was Captain J Purvis and the surgeon GJ Wood.
  • At the age of 22 years, 6 months and 18 days, Elizabeth Robinson married William Herbert Richardson on 1 February 1873 in Ebenezer, Ipswich, Queensland.
  • Elizabeth Robinson and William Herbert Richardson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. William was a farmer.
  • Elizabeth Robinson died on 6 April 1904 in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 53.
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. The grave record shows she died on 28 April 1904 (this is incorrrect), and is buried as UNKNOWN Richardson.

Children of Elizabeth Robinson and William Herbert Richardson

Elizabeth Robinson

F, b. 1875, d. March 1951
  • Elizabeth Robinson was born in 1875 in Brisbane, Queensland. She was the daughter of Robert Robinson and Elizabeth Parr.
  • At the age of 50 years, Elizabeth Robinson married Samuel Fitch, son of John Fitch and Karolina Puschmann, on 27 June 1925 in Queensland.
  • Elizabeth Robinson died in March 1951 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Ellen Jane Robinson

F, b. 16 December 1870, d. 1971
  • Ellen Jane Robinson was born on 16 December 1870 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Louis Robinson and Harriet Ladner.
  • At the age of 29 years, Ellen Jane Robinson married George Case, son of William Joseph Case and Mary Davies, in 1900 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 George's name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. He lived at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • Ellen Jane Robinson and George Case appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Taylor's Siding. George was a farmer.
  • Ellen Jane Robinson and George Case appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Geham. George was a farmer.
  • In 1950,her husband, George Case died in Queensland.
  • Ellen Jane Robinson died in 1971 in Queensland.

Children of Ellen Jane Robinson and George Case

Emily Jane Robinson

F, b. 14 May 1866, d. 8 July 1868
  • Emily Jane Robinson was born on 14 May 1866.
  • She was the daughter of Louis Robinson and Harriet Ladner.
  • Emily Jane Robinson died on 8 July 1868 in Queensland at age 2.
  • She was buried in Janefield, Merritt's Creek. She was buried under a tree at the top of the hill. A plaque was placed on the tree by Harriet and Lous' descendants in 1997.

Emma Christina Robinson

F, b. 23 February 1893, d. 15 December 1972
  • Emma Christina Robinson was born on 23 February 1893 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Frederick Robinson and Sarah Ann Kingston.
  • At the age of 19 years, 11 months and 12 days, Emma Christina Robinson married Herbert Adam Woodward on 4 February 1913 in Queensland.
  • Emma Christina Robinson died on 15 December 1972 at age 79.

Ernest Robinson

M, b. circa 1850
  • Ernest Robinson was born circa 1850.
  • Ernest Robinson married Florence Emma Lines in 1888 in New Zealand.

Children of Ernest Robinson and Florence Emma Lines

Florence Ida Robinson

F, b. 1890

Gertrude Vera Robinson

F, b. 1894

Gladys Margherite Froomes Robinson

F, b. circa 1890
  • Gladys Margherite Froomes Robinson was born circa 1890.
  • Gladys Margherite Froomes Robinson married Leslie Wellington Moore, son of Christopher Moore and Joanna McLean, in 1921 in Sydney, New South Wales. They had three children.
  • Gladys Margherite Froomes Robinson was buried in Deniliquin Cemetery.

Hannah Dixon Robinson

F, b. 4 December 1870, d. 27 July 1953
  • Hannah Dixon Robinson was born on 4 December 1870 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon.
  • At the age of 24 years, 6 months and 22 days, Hannah Dixon Robinson married William Henry Rankin, son of John Rankin and Margaret Ann McCann, on 26 June 1895 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • On 3 May 1922, Hannah Dixon Robinson's and William Henry Rankin's son John was married. The wedding notice stated that they lived at Grantham.
  • On 8 June 1938,her husband, William Henry Rankin died in Queensland.
  • Hannah Dixon Robinson died on 27 July 1953 in Queensland at age 82.
  • She was buried in 1954 in Lowood Cemetery. Her so James is buried with them.

Children of Hannah Dixon Robinson and William Henry Rankin

Henry Robinson

M, b. circa 1850
  • Henry Robinson was born circa 1850.
  • He selected land in the 1880's at Perseverance. He obtained Portion 48V (Crow's Nest Parish) where he build his home at the southern end of the property. The Munro tramway was later built near the home. The property was later owned by John Hanrahan, and then by Frances Diamond.

Henry Edward Robinson

M, b. 1878, d. 29 October 1946
  • Henry Edward Robinson was born in 1878. He was the son of George Henry and Jane Robinson.
  • Henry Edward Robinson died on 29 October 1946 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 30 October 1946 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. METH3-005-0066.

Henry Phillip Robinson

M, b. 7 June 1868, d. 11 March 1946
  • Henry Phillip Robinson was born on 7 June 1868 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Louis Robinson and Harriet Ladner.
  • At the age of 22 years and 25 days, Henry Phillip Robinson married Lucy Mann on 2 July 1890 in Queensland. They had seven children and spent time in Comet (1893), Clermont (1895), settled at Yarranlea near Pittsworth (1903) before moving to North Pine area.
  • Henry Phillip Robinson died on 11 March 1946 in Redcliffe, Queensland, at age 77.

Herbert Robinson

M, b. circa December 1874
  • Herbert Robinson was born circa December 1874 in Tollerton, Yorkshire.
  • He was the son of Robert Robinson and Elizabeth Smith.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Herbert Robinson was living in the household of Elizabeth Smith and Robert Robinson in Tollerton. Robert (Jnr) is shown as a 35 year old ag labourer born Tollerton, living with his wife Elizabeth 40 also born Tollerton and their 6 year old son Herbert born Tollerton.

Herbert Robinson

M, b. June 1898
  • Herbert Robinson's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the June 1898 Quarter. Easingwold District included the village of Tollerton.
  • He was the son of Charles William Robinson and Elizabeth Hensby.
  • His marriage, at 26 years, to Harriet Mothersdale was registered in the June 1924 Quarter Registration District.

Herbert Robinson

M, b. 22 January 1873, d. 1900
  • Herbert Robinson was born on 22 January 1873 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Louis Robinson and Harriet Ladner.
  • . Herbert may be the son who died in South Africa who was referred to in his father's obituary of 1901.

Isabell Warrington Robinson

F, b. circa 1900

James Robinson

M, b. 2 January 1817, d. 22 June 1896
  • James Robinson was baptized on 2 January 1817 in Alne, near Tollerton, Yorkshire. James was 48 when he immigrated in 1865.
  • He was the son of Charles Robinson and Hannah Wright.
  • At the age of 30 years, 4 months and 23 days, James Robinson married Elizabeth Dixon, daughter of William Dixon and Ann Whaites, on 25 May 1847 in York, Yorkshire North Riding, England. His father was Charles Robinson and he is listed as being 23 years old, not 30. Elizabeth was 21 years old, father William Dixon.
  • James became a farmer in the Jeebropilly District near Ipswich.
  • James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Clifton, York. James is shown as 34 year old, born Tollerton, a garden labourer, living with Elizabeth aged 24 born Pickering, Jane 2, Elizabeth 9 months both born York. A William Hudson 33 a garden labourer, and Mary Hudson also lived with them as lodgers. Mary was born in Pickering so is possibly Elizabeth's older sister.
  • In 1854 he was a laborer and bricklayer in Clifton, York, Yorkshire, England.
  • James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Micklegate, York. James is shown as a 44 year old labourer, born Tollerton, living with his wife Elizabeth 34, born Pickering and children Jane 12, Elizabeth 10, Ann 8, Mary 6 and William 4 born in York.
  • James Robinson immigrated to Brisbane, Queensland, on 8 December 1865. James and Elizabeth travelled on the Queen of the South with their 5 children, Jane 17, Elizabeth 15, Ann 13, Mary 10 and William aged 3. The ship left London on 2 September 1865 and arrived in Brisbane on the 8 December 1865. The Captain was Captain J Purvis and the surgeon GJ Wood.
  • He witnessed the burial of John Thomas Gillies on 23 January 1890 in Jeebropilly (Stone Quarry) Cemetery, Ebenezer, Fassifern, Queensland.
  • James Robinson died on 22 June 1896 in Jeebropilly, Ebenezer, Fassifern, Queensland, at age 79.

Children of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon

James Alexander Robinson

M, b. circa 1885

Children of James Alexander Robinson and Sarah Crawford

James Alexander Crawford Robinson

M, b. 1910, d. 1977
  • James Alexander Crawford Robinson was born in 1910.
  • He was the son of James Alexander Robinson and Sarah Crawford.
  • James Alexander Crawford Robinson married Phyllis Unknown circa 1940.
  • James Alexander Crawford Robinson lived in Beverley Hills, Sydney.
  • James Alexander Crawford Robinson died in 1977 in Sydney.

Jane Robinson

F, b. September 1848, d. 30 November 1913
  • Jane Robinson was born in September 1848 in York, Yorkshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Jane Robinson was living in the household of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon in Clifton, York. James is shown as 34 year old, born Tollerton, a garden labourer, living with Elizabeth aged 24 born Pickering, Jane 2, Elizabeth 9 months both born York. A William Hudson 33 a garden labourer, and Mary Hudson also lived with them as lodgers. Mary was born in Pickering so is possibly Elizabeth's older sister.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Jane Robinson was living in the household of James Robinson and Elizabeth Dixon in Micklegate, York. James is shown as a 44 year old labourer, born Tollerton, living with his wife Elizabeth 34, born Pickering and children Jane 12, Elizabeth 10, Ann 8, Mary 6 and William 4 born in York.
  • Jane Robinson immigrated on 8 December 1865 to Brisbane, Queensland, with James Robinson. James and Elizabeth travelled on the Queen of the South with their 5 children, Jane 17, Elizabeth 15, Ann 13, Mary 10 and William aged 3. The ship left London on 2 September 1865 and arrived in Brisbane on the 8 December 1865. The Captain was Captain J Purvis and the surgeon GJ Wood.
  • At the age of 22 years and 3 months, Jane Robinson married Thomas Fredrick Wells on 31 December 1870 in Ipswich, Queensland.
  • Jane Robinson died on 30 November 1913 in Ebenezer, Ipswich, Queensland, at age 65.
  • She was buried after 30 November 1913 in Ebenezer Cemetery (now known as Stone Quarry), Queensland.
  • Jane and Thomas ' Gravestone Reads

    In Loving Memory of
    Thomas Wells
    who died 17 February 1895
    Aged 51 years
    "Thy will be done"

    In loving Memory of
    Jane Wells
    who died on 30 November 1913
    Aged 65 years
    "Until day Breaks"
    .

Children of Jane Robinson and Thomas Fredrick Wells

Jane Robinson

F, b. 4 February 1819
  • Jane Robinson was christened on 4 February 1819 in Alne, near Tollerton, Yorkshire.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Robinson and Hannah Wright.

Joseph Robinson

M, b. 30 May 1836
  • Joseph Robinson was baptized on 30 May 1836 in Alne, Yorkshire.
  • He was the son of Mary Robinson.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Joseph Robinson was living in the household of Charles Robinson and Hannah Tessyman in Tollerton, Yorkshire. The census record shows Charles as a Herder, aged 50, born in county, living with his wife Hannah, 40, son Charles 6, and son/grandson Joseph 5.
  • Joseph Robinson appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Harrogate, Yorkshire West Riding. Joseph is shown as a 64 year old shoemaker booter.

Eleanor Etta Royes

F, b. circa 1880

Lillian Florence Robinson

F, b. 4 May 1886, d. 31 August 1968
  • Lillian Florence Robinson was also known as Lilley.
  • She was born on 4 May 1886 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Frederick Robinson and Sarah Ann Kingston.
  • At the age of 23 years, 1 month and 12 days, Lillian Florence Robinson married Frederick William Foster on 16 June 1909 in Queensland.
  • At the age of 59 years, 7 months and 2 days, Lillian Florence Robinson married Ernest Valentine Whittle on 6 December 1945.
  • Lillian Florence Robinson died on 31 August 1968 at age 82.

Louis Robinson

M, b. 1832, d. 1 October 1901
  • Louis Robinson was born in 1832 in Hanover, Germany. He was the son of Phillip Robinson. The surname, at birth, was possibly Rabenzien or Rabenstien.
  • At the age of 31 years, Louis Robinson married Harriet Ladner in 1863 in Victoria.
  • On 9 May 1864 Louis made application for land in the Toowoomba Agricultural Reserve. However, he was later advised his application was unsuccessful. The Brisbane Courier reported "Mr. Groom to ask the Secretary for Lands and Works,-(I.) Whether he is aware that on the 9th May last, application was made by Messrs. O'Doherty, M'Grath, and Hanraghan, to the Land Agent, Toowoomba, under the 5th clause of the Amended Agricultural Reserves Act of 1863, for the purchase of 80 acres of land, and The lease of 240 acres, on the Toowoomba Agricultural Reserve, and that they deposited with the Land Agent £87 15s.? That on the 10th May, a similar application was made by Messrs. John and Patrick Shannon, and a like sum deposited with the Land Agent, and that on the same day, a Like application was made by Mr. Louis Robinson, and an equal sum deposited with the Land Agent? (2.) Is he aware that at the time these deposits were made, the parties in question were informed by the Land Agent that the lands purchased could at once be occupied, and that, in accordance with his advice, the parties named commenced to improve the said lands, and have spent a considerable amount in clearing and preparing fencing material ? (3.) Is he also aware that on the 1st August, after a lapse of nearly three months, during which period the parties remained occupying and improving their respective portions of land for which they had deposited their money, they were verbally informed that their various applications were one and all refused? (4.) Is there any objection to state the grounds on which these applications were refused, and what was the cause of delay in forwarding notice of refusal? (5.) Is it the intention of the Government to comply with the requirements of the district by surveying and throwing open for selection he unsurveyed portions of the Drayton and Toowoomba Agricultural Reserves?”.
  • Louis Robinson's son William Louis Robinson was born on 31 May 1864 in Queensland. His birth was announced in The Darling Downs Gazette "At Burnside, Toowoomba, on the 31st May, "Mrs. Louis Robinson of a son."
  • On 3 December 1864 William Stranks charged Louis Robinson with detaining a bullock, complainant's property. Defendant was ordered to give up the bullock, and pay costs, amounting to £2 9s.6d.

  • Louis Robinson's daughter, Emily Jane Robinson was buried in Janefield, Merritt's Creek. She was buried under a tree at the top of the hill. A plaque was placed on the tree by Harriet and Lous' descendants in 1997.
  • In 1872 Louis made his 4th payment on his selections (Portions 234, 233, 220, 242 - 154 acres). He also aquired portions 242 and 219 at some stage.
  • On 2 August 1873 his name appeared in The Darling Downs Gazette. He was a supporter of the election of E W Pechey as member for the District of Aubigny.
  • A Louis Robinson was naturalised in 1874 in Queensland. This may not be the correct Louis.
  • On 20 November 1875 Notice that a Certificate of Fulfilment of selection conditions was issued to Louis for 62 acres of pastoral land at Geham (registered number 602.)
  • On 13 February 1877 He was a member of the jury when Edward Wilson and John Walst were tried for stealing from John Gillam, publican of Spring Creek.
  • On 16 June 1877 The Toowoomba Chronicle listed members of a committee intending to hold a meeting at Drysdales Hotel in Crow's Nest that afternoon, and another at Geham State School on the following Monday "purpose of urging upon the Government the necessity of exnding the Railway Line from the proposed Stationary Engine at Highfields to Crow's Nest" The names listed were J W de Grouchy JP, J T Littleton JP, Charles Cocks, Duncan Munroe, George Say, Louis Robinson, Alfred Merritt, Michael Tansey, John Macquire, John Dennis, Michael Purtell, Edward Robinson, John Cossart, John Welsh.
  • On 30 January 1879 The Toowoomba Chronicle listed Louis amongst the nominators of Thomas Perkins as the Member for Aubigny.
  • On 3 January 1880 he was appointed trustee of the Geham Cemetery Reserve.
  • On 17 October 1882 he was appointed a magistrate.
  • On 12 July 1884 he was nominated as a candidate for Subdivision 2 of the Highfields Divisional Board and was duly elected but only served one year before resigning.
  • He was living at Merritts Creek at the time of the marriage of his son William Louis Robinson on 2 March 1887 in Queensland to Jane Ann Beer. They were married at her residence in Toowoomba. Jane died on 26 Dec 1896 at her residence, Clare Cottage, Lutwyche. William was an employee of the Electric Telegraph Department at the time. There were 5 children. They lived in a number of places Maryborough, Brisbane.
  • On 1 January 1890 The Darling Downs Gazette reported " A little girl, the daughter of Mr. Louis Robinson of Merritt Creek, whilst returning home from a picnic on Thursday, was riding 'double-bank ' with another girl of the same age.The horse going too fast, they both fell off, Miss Robinson dislocating her wrist very badly. We understand the limb has been set and she is doing favorably."
  • Louis Robinson died on 1 October 1901 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 2 October 1901 in Cabarlah Cemetery. UNIT-00B-0007.
  • On 12 October 1901 Louis Robinson's obituary appeared in The Toowoomba Chronicle. It read:- "MR. LOUIS ROBINSON, OF GEHAM. AN OLD AND HIGHLY RESPECTED RESIDENT.
    Quite a shadow was cast over the district last week when it became known that on October 1st, one of the very oldest residents in the person of Mr Louis Robinson, of Janefield, had passed to rest. The deceased gentleman was born in Hanover, Germany, in April, 1832, but at the early age of 15 years being attracted by the inducements of that go-ahead city. Now York, he decided to leave home and try his fortunes m the new world. Though entirely unacquainted with the people and language, he fought his way in that busy and populous city, and soon acquired knowledge of its business life.
    But in 1852 the news of Victoria's hidden wealth offered such attraction that he determined, being now in the full vigour of youth, to share the lot of the gold-digger. During a period of 10 years he became acquainted with the varying experiences of the miner's life. His time was spent chiefly around Ballarat, Maryborough and Ararat, the last named of which he became acquainted with the lady, who afterwards became his wife and who for 39 years has been his faithful partner, and who now in confidence of a future meeting has laid him to rest.
    In 1863 the deceased, with his wife, visited Sydney and Brisbane. The latter place was at that time, in a very uncitylike condition, it being no rare thing to see bullock teams bogged in some of the principal streets. Just at this time the Darling Downs was becoming renowned both for its fertility and climate, and this place the deceased gentleman desired to visit, but the journey up tho Range had to be undertaken in a very primitive style, a horse-dray being the only available conveyance. Here the aspect was of such a pleasing nature that this district was at once decided upon as a future home.
    Toowoomba was as yet in the early stages of its settlement, a few old fashioned houses, and the remainder white tents, being the only places of residence. After gaining a few years experience in agricultural life, the deceased selected land at Merritts Creek, and here made the home which he had up till his death occupied, and where his family of four boys and four girls were all reared.
    Since his residence in the district be has always been closely associated with church work, and with a few others of the pioneers, greatly assisted the establishment of the Methodist cause, which at present flourishes there. For some twelve years he held the positions of Church Steward and Sunday School Superintendant, but of late, owing to increased infirmity, was compelled to delegate these offices to others. Right up till his decease he always manifested a keen interest in matters religious, and all church workers found a shelter beneath his hospitable roof, and an inspiration from his society. Till about three weeks ago he was in his usual health, but apparently be was seized by a severe cold, -and, though everything possible was done by his medical adviser, pneumonia developed, and he passed quietly away on Tuesday at noon, surrounded by all his family except, one son, who arrived an hour too late to see him breath his last.
    For some weeks prior to his death the deceased gentleman was greatly depressed owing to
    the sad news of the death of his son in South Africa from the same cause as that which was soon to carry him over to his long and peaceful home.
    The funeral took place on Wednesday, October 2nd, and though the notice was too brief to allow the attendance of many distant friends, the large and representative procession, as also the beautiful floral tributes, testified (o the very high esteem in which the deceased was held. He had ever been devoted to the cause of education, and a beautiful cross and wreath, arranged by the teachers and scholars of the Merrill's Creek State School, bore testimony to the respect with which the deceased was regarded by some of those whom he had sought to benefit."
  • Probate for his estate was granted to his wife Harriet on 25 January 1902. He left an estate of £1,803.

Children of Louis Robinson and Harriet Ladner

Louisa Robinson

F, b. March 1870, d. March 1881
  • Louisa Robinson was born in March 1870 in Great Ouseburn.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Robinson and Elizabeth Smith.
  • Her death was recorded with the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the March 1881 Quarter.

Margaret Robinson

F, b. 6 July 1875, d. 3 July 1944
  • Margaret Robinson was born on 6 July 1875.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Robinson and Mary Ann McCaul.
  • Margaret Robinson died on 3 July 1944 in Toowoomba at age 68.