Robison ~ Third Generation

    Issue of William Robison and Jane Scott  
1.   Mary Ann ROBISON
Probable birth of Mary Ann reg Dec qtr 1843 at Durham &c dist (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1851 census. Durham, England. Civil Parish of St Nicholas. Registration district of Durham. Address: 51 Claypath, St Nicholas, Durham.
Together with her parents and brother:
Mary Ann Robison. Dau. Age 7. Scholar. Born St Nicholas, Durham.

Mary probably travelled to Australia with her father some time between 1851 and 1862. No shipping records yet found.
Mary married George SHERRIFF.

Mary Ann alive in 1910, mentioned in Jane (Fitzpatrick)'s death certificate.



1851 census


2.   William ROBISON
"Born 8 Aug 1850 at 3AM, William, son to William Robison, Police Officer, of Claypath Durham, and Jane formerly Scott" (Ref Birth Certificate No 165).
William's birth reg Sep qtr 1850 at Durham &c dist (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1851 census. Durham, England. Civil Parish of St Nicholas. Registration district of Durham. Address: 51 Claypath, St Nicholas, Durham.
Together with his parents and sister:
William Robison. Son. Age 8 mos. Infant. Born St Nicholas, Durham.

William is assumed to have died prior to his father emigrating to Australia.
There is a death reg of William Robison Sep qtr 1851 at Durham dist with no age given (ref FreeBMD).





1851 census


    Issue of William Robison and Jane Fitzpatrick  
3.   Jane (Janey) ROBISON
Born 1869 at Creswick (Vic reg 8066).

Jane married (as Jane Robinson) in 1890 in Victoria to John (Jack) Giles GRIGG (Vic reg 8138 as Giles John Grigg). His birth was reg Sep qtr 1865 at St Austell dist, Cornwall, England (ref FreeBMD) as John Giles Grigg. (His grandfather, William Grigg, was born in Ireland - see 1871 census.)

Jane alive in 1910, mentioned in Jane's death certificate.

Death reg of John Giles Grigg 1939 at Coburg, Victoria, son of John Giles Grigg & Mary Jane, aged 73 (Vic reg 6434).
Death reg of Jane Grigg 1943 at Coburg, Victoria, dau of Wm Robison and unknown Fitzpatrick, aged 74 (Vic reg 8747).
 
    Children:  
  1. Olive Jane GRIGG born 1891 at Allandale, Victoria  
  2. Mary Ellen Pearl GRIGG born 1894 at Broomfield, Victoria  
  3. Ivy GRIGG born 1897 at Broomfield, Victoria  
  4. William John GRIGG born c1899
 
4.   Amelia Rose ROBISON
Born 1877 at Glendonald (Vic reg 22585).

Married 1897 in Victoria to William George WARD (Vic reg 3497).
Amelia alive in 1910, mentioned in Jane's death certificate (as Millie).
 
    Children:  
  1. William George WARD born 1898 at Creswick, Victoria  
  2. Henry James WARD born 1902 at Smeaton, Victoria  
  3. Enid Jane WARD born 1906 at Creswick, Victoria  
  4. Ormond Victor WARD born 1908 at Creswick, Victoria
 
5.   William Henry (Buck) ROBISON
Born 10 Jul 1880 at Hollingwood (Glendonald), Victoria (ref Birth Certificate).
In the certificate, the mother's name is given as "Jane Robison late Mills m.n. Fitzpatrick".
Birth reg 1880, son of William Robison and Jane Fitzpatrick (Vic reg 16118).
William was born Creswickshire; father aged 65, mother 37. Known as Buck in the family (Terri Allen).

William was employed as Gold Miner, Coal Miner in Creswick & Wonthaggi.
He played Bass Tuba in the Wonthaggi Band.

William marr 1903 at Creswick to Ada Mary GITSHAM (Vic reg 6322). Ada was born on 5 Jan 1881 at Creswick, daughter of John (Jack) Gitsham and Eunice Frances Eugena Drew. Eunice Drew's mother was Charlotte Frances Brown.

Ada volunteered for the Wonthaggi Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and obtained a Life Governor's Certificate.

William mentioned in Jane's death certificate in 1910.

William died 13 Nov 1934 at 34 Broome Cres, Wonthaggi, Victoria of pleurisy and pneumonia.
Death reg of Wm Hy Robison 1934 at 'Waggi', Victoria, son of Wm Hy Robison & Jane Fitzpatrick, aged 54 (Vic reg 19305).
William buried 15 Nov 1934 at Wonthaggi Cemetery, Section 2 No. 26..

Ada died 4 Oct 1950 at Melbourne, Victoria; "died on a tram, suddenly (confirmed by a family member)".
"ROBISON.- On October 4 (suddenly), at 14 May street, Kew, Ada Mary, loved wife of William Henry (deceased), beloved mother of Iris (Mrs. Rough), Elvie (Mrs. Bryden), Tess (Mrs. Blundell), Jean (Mrs. Brimage), Joyce (Mrs. Johnstone), mother-in-law of Jack, Jim, Harold, Rodger, and Bill, and nan of Joan, Pam, and Sandra, aged 69 years. - Our darling in heaven." (ref Trove, The Argus, Friday 6 October 1950).
Ada bur 6 Oct 1950 at Springvale Crematorium.
 
    Children:  
  1. Doris Mabel ROBISON born 1904 at Creswick, Victoria  
  2. Iris Maud ROBISON born 1905 at Creswick, Victoria  
  3. Elvie Edith ROBISON born 1908 at Creswick, Victoria  
  4. William Henry ROBISON born 1910 at Creswick, Victoria  
  5. Ada Mary (Tess) ROBISON born 1911 at Creswick, Victoria  
  6. Jean ROBISON born 1914 at Creswick, Victoria  
  7. Joyce Millicent ROBISON born 1921 at Wonthaggi, Victoria
 
6.   Edith (Edie) ROBISON
Born 1884 at Glendonald.
Birth reg 1884 at "Glen", dau of William Robison and Jane Mills (Vic reg 17215).

Married 1904 in Victoria to Thomas HARRIS (Vic reg 4729). He was born c1884 (ref death).

Edith alive in 1910, mentioned in Jane's death certificate.
In 1909 and 1914, Edith and Thomas are listed in the Electoral Rolls at Clunes Road, North Creswick, Thomas as miner.

Thomas died on 25 Jan 1934 at Kew and was buried at Fawkner Cemetery on 26 Jan 1934 aged 50.

"Cricketer Dies on Field. After he had taken a good catch in a social cricket match between teams of employees of the Kew tram depot, yesterday morning, Thomas Harris, aged 52 years, motor-man, of Coppin street, Richmond, collapsed and died. Harris, who was captain of one of the teams, fell heavily in taking the catch. At the end of the over he fell again, and he died before he could be carried off the field. The match was abandoned." (ref Trove, The Argus, Melbourne, Fri 26 Jan 1934)
"HARRIS.- On the 25th January, 1934 (suddenly), at Kew, Thomas, the dearly loved husband of Edith Harris, of 180 Coppin street, Richmond, and loving father of Claude, Edith, John, and Alan, aged 50 years." (ref Trove, The Argus, Melbourne, Fri 26 Jan 1934)
"FUNERAL NOTICES. HARRIS.- Members of Bands affiliated with Mouth Organ Bands' Association are requested to Assemble at 180 Coppin street, Richmond, at 11.15 sharp THIS DAY (Friday), to follow the remains of their late President, Mr. T. HARRIS. Bandsmen are requested to bring organ in key of G. James Barratt, Hon. Secretary. " (ref Trove, The Argus, Melbourne, Fri 26 Jan 1934)
"MOUTH ORGAN BAND. Leads Funeral Procession. ADELAIDE January 27 [error for Melbourne Jan 26]. One of the strangest funeral processions here marched through the streets of Richmond. Fifteen girls from the Metropolitan Ladies' Cracker Jack Mouth Organ Band, dressed in orange jumpers and cream skirts and berets, headed the funeral procession of the former President (Mr. Thomas Harris), a tramway man, who collapsed and died at a cricket match at Kew. Walking slowly in the drizzling rain they played "Onward Christian Soldiers" and "Lead Kindly Light", under the conductorship of their leader (Mr. H. Collier) who was in evening dress. At the graveside at Fawkner Cemetery the massed mouth organ band played hymns." (ref Trove, Townsville Daily Bulletin, Mon 29 Jan 1934)
 
    Children:  
  1. Claude Thomas HARRIS born 1905 at Creswick, Victoria  
  2. Edith Jane HARRIS born 1906 at Creswick, Victoria  
  3. John William HARRIS born 1908 at Creswick, Victoria  
  4. Alan James HARRIS born c1917 in Victoria  

Modified 4 Sep 2014