William Tonkin Roberts (1842 - 1919)

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Biography

Birth

at Paul Parish Church,
Mousehole Ln, Newlyn, Cornwall County, England United Kingdom

Death


Bendigo, Australia

Obituary

Last Known Residence

17 Wills Street, Bendigo, Australia

Family

Father: Roberts Abraham Roberts
Mother: Elizabeth Tonkin Roberts

Education

Bendigo

Professions

Blacksmith to Iromfounder

Middle name

Tonkin

Surnames

Ethnicity

English

Nationality

English

Religion

Church of England

Gender

Male

Family Tree

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Obituary

3/6/1919 Trove Argus newspaper

Memories

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Diane Penberthy I have a lots of info on the Abrahams and even go back to John and Leah Roberts at Paul. I want to know about William's family, wife and children if possible. Are they still in Victoria? My grandfather Charles came to WA and I am still here. Cheers! Diane Penberthy nee Roberts
Apr 02, 2014 · Reply
Diane Penberthy William's parents Abraham and Elizabeth Roberts nee Tonkin. They came out to Australia abt 1853. I think he came first. They had 10 children. Apart from the 3 mentioned Charles in Echuca, Edward in Dunedin, Harry an accountant who died in 1888, George became President of VIC Surveyors in 1903. Arthur's son an OBE as well as Edward's daughter an OBE.
Apr 02, 2014 · Reply
Diane Penberthy Abraham Roberts 1819 to 1897 came to Australia in 1853 in the "Charles" ship, 3 years before his wife and 6 children in 1856. In This year he leased the Admiral Hotel in Long Gully Sandhurst to gain an income and held free concerts and quadrilles, dancing. In the meantime he saved to open an Iron Foundry. His older brother in Cornwall had taken possession of his father's so he knew the business. At 18 he had absconded from a saddler apprenticeship as he didn't want to do it. He was a farmer and carrier with servant and labourers so he had enough money for unassisted fares.
He obtained over the years a huge block Wills and Mitchell Streets and United Iron Foundry was known around the world, even USA. His wife Elizabeth nee Tonkin was well liked and she and Abraham had 10 children in all. I would like to tell you about them. Where do I do this?
Apr 23, 2014 · Reply

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