Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Robert WILLIAMSONAge: 7618011877

Name
Robert WILLIAMSON
Given names
Robert
Surname
WILLIAMSON
Citation details: V1846547 55/1846 WILLIAMSON WALTER ROBERT ELLEN
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 17562/1924 WILLIAMSON WALTER ROBERT ACLEN MEREWETHER
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: I think the name Aclen is an error in transcribing Ellen. I can only speculate on the name of Robert.
Birth about 1801

Note:

Estimated year of birth taken from it being noted that he was 76 years years old at the time of his death in 1877.

The Family Group Sheet provided by Ryan Dudley has his DOB of 1800 in Fife, Scotland.

MarriageEllen LINDSAYView this family
January 18, 1830 (Age 29)
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 79
Citation details: 26 DEC 2008
Text:

Hi Stuart,

Helen Lindsay's first husband was David Webster and had four children to him: John, James, Agnes, Ann.

John & James Webster were both contracted by the A.A.Co. and arrived on board the "Richard Webb" & "Aden" in 1840 & 1841 respectively.

When Robert Williamson and his brother-in-law James Lindsay were contracted by the Company they immigrated on the "Hero of Malown" in 1841. Agnes & Ann Webster are given as children on Robert which is why you have your number as five females.

The family had very close ties to the A.A.Co. Helen's nephew John Lindsay came out on the "Richard Webb" in 1840 and married his cousin Agnes Webster. Enoch Davies came on the "Artemesia" in 1849, while Thomas Tudor was on the "Vimeria" which arrived in 1852.

Robert Williamson was the Company's oldest employee and was tragically killed in the A.A.Co. Borehole aged about 77 years.

Best wishes, Ryan

Birth of a son
#1
David WILLIAMSON
about 1830 (Age 29)
Birth of a son
#2
Robert WILLIAMSON
about 1832 (Age 31)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Catherine WILLIAMSON
about 1834 (Age 33)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Helen WILLIAMSON
about 1836 (Age 35)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary WILLIAMSON
January 8, 1838 (Age 37)
MigrationEllen LINDSAYView this family
Embarked for Port Jackson from
February 7, 1841 (Age 40)
ImmigrationEllen LINDSAYView this family
Migrated from London on board the "Hero of Malown".
November 21, 1841 (Age 40)
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 79
Note:

The "Hero of Malown" sailed from London on 14 July 1841, under the command of Captain Christian Jackson. The vessel was under charter to the Australian Agricultural Company, and most of the passengers were contracted to work for the AA Co. The Company held the monopoly to the great coal seams under their new settlement at Newcastle, and had contracted these Fifeshire miners to work their holdings. Experienced miners from the parish of Cupar had been employed by the AA Co. agent Robert Taylor.

During the voyage Robert was responsible for three stud rams that the Australian Agricultural Company were importing.

The vessel arrived at Port Jackson (Sydney) on 21 November 1841, with 33 passengers, all coal miners and their families.

Name Surname Trade or Office Age Family / Remarks Intermediate James William Graham Overman 23 Steerage Thomas Hean / Fergan Collier 36 Wife James Lindsay Collier 24 Wife & Daughter Alexander Miller Collier 23 Wife, 2 Sons, Daughter David Miller Collier 24 Wife & Son Andrew Peattie Collier 19 William Ritchie Collier 22 David Simpson Collier 19 John Simpson was his brother John Simpson Collier 20 Wife John Smith Collier 26 Wife & 3 Daughters Robert Williamson Collier 36 Wife, 2 Sons, 3 Daughters and 2 daughters of Ellen's previous marriage to David Webster.

Birth of a son
#6
Simpson WILLIAMSON
about 1842 (Age 41)
Occupation
Collier
1842 (Age 41)
Employer: A.A. Company
Birth of a son
#7
Walter “Watty” WILLIAMSON
April 23, 1846 (Age 45)
Citation details: V1846547 55/1846 WILLIAMSON WALTER ROBERT ELLEN
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Marriage of a childDavid WILLIAMSONEliza Rebecca COOPERView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 9, 1850 (Age 49)
Address: Christ Church 46 Newcomen Street Newcastle NSW
Citation details: V1850722 36B/1850 WILLIAMSON DAVID COOPER ELIZA R CH

Early Newcastle with Christ Church in background
Early Newcastle with Christ Church in background

Note: A virtual exhibition of the original held in Australia in 1995 to celebrate womens' activities and creativity. A link to the virtual exhibition is here.

Birth of a grandson
#1
David WILLIAMSON
about 1851 (Age 50)
Citation details: V18511008 51/1851 WILLIAMSON DAVID DAVID ELIZA R --
Marriage of a childThomas TUDORHelen WILLIAMSONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 21, 1854 (Age 53)
Address: Christ Church 46 Newcomen Street Newcastle NSW
Citation details: V1854409 41B/1854 TUDOR THOMAS WILLIAMSON ELLEN CH
Early Newcastle with Christ Church in background
Early Newcastle with Christ Church in background

Note: A virtual exhibition of the original held in Australia in 1995 to celebrate womens' activities and creativity. A link to the virtual exhibition is here.


Marriage of a childEnoch DAVIESCatherine WILLIAMSONView this family
September 13, 1854 (Age 53)
Citation details: V1854871 81/1854 DAVIES ENOCH WILLIAMSON CATHERINE JF
Birth of a grandson
#2
James WILLIAMSON
about 1855 (Age 54)
Citation details: V1855962 53/1855 WILLIAMSON JAMES DAVID ELIZA R --
Text:

and also this reference:

V1856963 53/1856 WILLIAMSON JAMES DAVID ELIZA

Birth of a grandson
#3
Simeon DAVIES
about 1855 (Age 54)
Citation details: V18551679 42A/1855 DAVIES SIMEON ENOCH CATHERINE
Text:

And Also this reference:

V18551879 42A/1855 DAVIES SIMEON ENOCH CATHERINE

Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Helen TUDOR
about 1855 (Age 54)
Citation details: V18551629 42A/1855 TUDOR HELEN THOMAS HELEN
Marriage of a childEnoch BAILEYMary WILLIAMSONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 28, 1855 (Age 54)
Address: Presbyterian
Citation details: V1855528 82/1855 BAILEY ENOCH WILLIAMSON MARY JF
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Helen DAVIES
about 1856 (Age 55)
Citation details: 6246/1856 DAVIES HELEN ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Mary TUDOR
about 1856 (Age 55)
Citation details: 6235/1856 TUDOR MARY THOMAS HELEN NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Helen WILLIAMSON
about 1857 (Age 56)
Citation details: 9239/1857 WILLIAMSON HELEN ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Marriage of a childRobert WILLIAMSONElizabeth “Betsy” SALISBURYView this family
August 24, 1857 (Age 56)
Citation details: 2274/1857 WILLIAMSON ROBERT SALISBURY ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#8
Simpson I WILLIAMSON
about 1858 (Age 57)
Citation details: 10123/1858 WILLIAMSON SIMPSON I DAVID ELIZA R NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#9
Unnamed WILLIAMSON
about 1858 (Age 57)
Citation details: 9826/1858 WILLIAMSON (MALE) DAVID ELIZA R NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#10
Thomas TUDOR
about 1858 (Age 57)
Citation details: 10019/1858 TUDOR THOMAS THOMAS HELEN NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Ann BAILEY
about 1858 (Age 57)
Citation details: 9869/1858 BAILEY ANN ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Death of a grandsonUnnamed WILLIAMSON
about 1858 (Age 57)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4600/1858 WILLIAMSON MALE DAVID ELIZA NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Mary DAVIES
about 1859 (Age 58)
Citation details: 10185/1859 DAVIES MARY ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Mary WILLIAMSON
about 1860 (Age 59)
Citation details: 9838/1860 WILLIAMSON MARY ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Elizabeth BAILEY
about 1860 (Age 59)
Citation details: 9957/1860 BAILEY ELIZABETH ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Death of a granddaughterMary DAVIES
about 1860 (Age 59)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5004/1860 DAVIES MARY ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Death of a grandsonThomas TUDOR
about 1860 (Age 59)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4996/1860 TUDOR THOMAS THOMAS ELLEN NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#15
Robert DAVIES
about 1861 (Age 60)
Citation details: 10306/1861 DAVIES ROBERT ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Ada A WILLIAMSON
about 1862 (Age 61)
Citation details: 10927/1862 WILLIAMSON ADA A DAVID ELIZA R NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Agnes WILLIAMSON
about 1862 (Age 61)
Citation details: 11209/1862 WILLIAMSON AGNES ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#18
Peter BAILEY
about 1862 (Age 61)
Citation details: 11299/1862 BAILEY PETER ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#19
Agnes A DAVIES
about 1863 (Age 62)
Citation details: 10940/1863 DAVIES AGNES A ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#20
Robert A WILLIAMSON
about 1864 (Age 63)
Citation details: 11823/1864 WILLIAMSON ROBERT A DAVID ELIZA R NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#21
Amy WILLIAMSON
about 1864 (Age 63)
Citation details: 12090/1864 WILLIAMSON AMY ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Death of a granddaughterAgnes WILLIAMSON
about 1864 (Age 63)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3009/1864 WILLIAMSON AGNES ROBERT ELIZABETH BERRIMA
Birth of a granddaughter
#22
Eva C DAVIES
about 1865 (Age 64)
Citation details: 12224/1865 DAVIES EVA C ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#23
Enoch BAILEY
about 1865 (Age 64)
Citation details: 12035/1865 BAILEY ROBERT ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#24
George WILLIAMSON
about 1866 (Age 65)
Citation details: 12098/1866 WILLIAMSON GEORGE DAVID ELIZA R NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#25
Ann “Annie” WILLIAMSON
about 1866 (Age 65)
Citation details: 12285/1866 WILLIAMSON ANN ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Marriage of a childWalter “Watty” WILLIAMSONMary Ann GREGORYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 10, 1866 (Age 65)
Address: Primitive Methodist Church
Citation details: 2706/1866 WILLIAMSON WALTER GREGORY MARY A NEWCASTLE
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 79
Birth of a granddaughter
#26
Alice DAVIES
about 1867 (Age 66)
Citation details: 13513/1867 DAVIES ALICE ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Death of a granddaughterAmy WILLIAMSON
about 1867 (Age 66)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6648/1867 WILLIAMSON AMY ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Death of a granddaughterAnn “Annie” WILLIAMSON
about 1867 (Age 66)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6665/1867 WILLIAMSON ANNIE ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Death of a granddaughterEva C DAVIES
about 1867 (Age 66)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6642/1867 DAVIES EVA C ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#27
William T WILLIAMSON
about 1868 (Age 67)
Citation details: 13735/1868 WILLIAMSON WILLIAM T DAVID ELIZA R NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#28
Robert WILLIAMSON
about 1868 (Age 67)
Citation details: 13420/1868 WILLIAMSON ROBERT ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#29
Annie WILLIAMSON
April 20, 1868 (Age 67)
Citation details: 13347/1868 WILLIAMSON ANNIE WALTER MARY A NEWCASTLE
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a granddaughterAnnie WILLIAMSON
November 9, 1868 (Age 67)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5551/1868 WILLIAMSON ANNIE WALTER MARY A NEWCASTLE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Birth of a grandson
#30
Edward I (J) DAVIES
about 1869 (Age 68)
Citation details: 15328/1869 DAVIES EDWARD I ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#31
James BAILEY
about 1869 (Age 68)
Citation details: 15073/1869 BAILEY JAMES ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Death of a granddaughterAnn BAILEY
about 1869 (Age 68)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5039/1869 BAILEY ANN ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Death of a grandsonPeter BAILEY
about 1869 (Age 68)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5049/1869 BAILEY PETER ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#32
Simeon WILLIAMSON
about 1870 (Age 69)
Citation details: 14105/1870 WILLIAMSON SIMEON ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#33
William James WILLIAMSON
February 4, 1870 (Age 69)
Citation details: 13695/1870 WILLIAMSON WILLIAM J WALTER MARY A NEWCASTLE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Birth of a granddaughter
#34
Eva C DAVIES
about 1871 (Age 70)
Citation details: 14385/1871 DAVIES EVA C ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a grandson
#35
John BAILEY
about 1871 (Age 70)
Citation details: 14187/1871 BAILEY JOHN ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Death of a grandsonJohn BAILEY
about 1871 (Age 70)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4785/1871 BAILEY JOHN ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#36
Margaret WILLIAMSON
about 1872 (Age 71)
Citation details: 14593/1872 WILLIAMSON MARGARET ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#37
Ann BAILEY
about 1872 (Age 71)
Citation details: 14322/1872 BAILEY ANN ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#38
Helen Helinor “Nellie” WILLIAMSON
December 5, 1873 (Age 72)
Citation details: 14998/1873 WILLIAMSON ELLEN ELEANOR WALTER MARY ANN NEWCASTLE
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Birth of a grandson
#39
Walter BAILEY
about 1874 (Age 73)
Citation details: 15578/1874 BAILEY WALTER ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Death of a grandsonEdward I (J) DAVIES
about 1874 (Age 73)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6698/1874 DAVIES EDWARD J ENOCH CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#40
Florence K WILLIAMSON
about 1875 (Age 74)
Citation details: 15838/1875 WILLIAMSON FLORENCE K ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#41
Isabella DAVIES
about 1875 (Age 74)
Citation details: 16613/1875 DAVIES ISABELLA ENOCH CATHERINE LAMBTON
Birth of a grandson
#42
Robert Joseph WILLIAMSON
April 3, 1875 (Age 74)
Citation details: 15969/1875 WILLIAMSON ROBERT WALTER MARY A NEWCASTLE
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a grandsonJohn J DAVIES
about 1875 (Age 74)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 8556/1875 DAVIES JOHN J ENOCH CATHERINE LAMBTON
Birth of a grandson
#43
Enoch BAILEY
about 1876 (Age 75)
Citation details: 16671/1876 BAILEY ENOCH ENOCH MARY NEWCASTLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#44
Edith A WILLIAMSON
about 1877 (Age 76)
Citation details: 16779/1877 WILLIAMSON EDITH A ROBERT ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Death March 16, 1877 (Age 76)
Address: A.A. Company pit
Cause of death: Mine accident
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 75
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7153/1877 WILLIAMSON ROBERT AGE 76 YEARS DIED NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE
Note:

The following account of the accident was given by James Reid at the inquest held at the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, The Junction, before the District Coroner:

"I had been gone about five minutes when I heard the deceased shouting. I immediately ran to his assistance, and found him in his bord, lying on his face with a huge lump of coal lying across his body; he seemed to have been filling a skip at the time the coal fell; I spoke to the deceased, but got no answer; David Griffiths, who followed me into the deceased bord, helped me to extricate the deceased by removing the coal from off him; he was then very weak and unable to speak; we then removed him to the top of the pit, but he died whilst we were putting him into the skip to remove him ..."

The Newcastle Morning Herald of 17 March 1877 remarked that Robert Williamson "was about seventy-seven years of age, one of the A.A. Company's oldest servants ... many of the family are now occupying respectable positions in the city, and he has a large connection throughout the district."

Family with Ellen LINDSAY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 18, 1830Lower Largo, Scotland, United Kingdom
11 months
son
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
5 years
son
4 years
son
David WEBSTER + Ellen LINDSAY - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
step-son
3 years
step-son
5 years
step-daughter
3 years
step-daughter

BirthWilliamson Family Group Sheet
MarriageThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 79
MarriageWilliamson Family Group Sheet
MarriageEmails - Ryan Dudley
Citation details: 26 DEC 2008
Text:

Hi Stuart,

Helen Lindsay's first husband was David Webster and had four children to him: John, James, Agnes, Ann.

John & James Webster were both contracted by the A.A.Co. and arrived on board the "Richard Webb" & "Aden" in 1840 & 1841 respectively.

When Robert Williamson and his brother-in-law James Lindsay were contracted by the Company they immigrated on the "Hero of Malown" in 1841. Agnes & Ann Webster are given as children on Robert which is why you have your number as five females.

The family had very close ties to the A.A.Co. Helen's nephew John Lindsay came out on the "Richard Webb" in 1840 and married his cousin Agnes Webster. Enoch Davies came on the "Artemesia" in 1849, while Thomas Tudor was on the "Vimeria" which arrived in 1852.

Robert Williamson was the Company's oldest employee and was tragically killed in the A.A.Co. Borehole aged about 77 years.

Best wishes, Ryan

ImmigrationThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 79
NameBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V1846547 55/1846 WILLIAMSON WALTER ROBERT ELLEN
Quality of data: secondary evidence
NameDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 17562/1924 WILLIAMSON WALTER ROBERT ACLEN MEREWETHER
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: I think the name Aclen is an error in transcribing Ellen. I can only speculate on the name of Robert.
DeathThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 75
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7153/1877 WILLIAMSON ROBERT AGE 76 YEARS DIED NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE
DeathWilliamson Family Group Sheet
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