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Robert John WILKES (1826-1881)

Robert John WILKES1 was born in 1826 in London, Middlesex (pre-1888).1 Robert's parents were Thomas John WILKES and Ann TAYLOR.2

Robert migrated from Plymouth, Devonshire to Sydney, NSW arriving on 12 September 1839. He travelled to Australia as a bounty immigrant with his parents, three brothers and one sister aboard the "Lady Ruffles". They left Plymouth on 13 May 1839.3 He married Elizabeth SAXBY on 13 December 1851 in the Hunter River District in NSW.1

Prior to his marriage to Elizabeth, Robert had two other wives; Ann Maria COCKING (b.1812 Hampshire England; d. 1914 Dungog NSW) and Eleanor Susan WELCH (b.1847 England; d.12 May 1867 "Ivy Cottage" Bandon Grove NSW). Robert and Eleanor had one child, Angus WILKES (b.1866 the BDM District Dungog; d.1929 Drummoyne NSW).3

Robert and Elizabeth had 8 children :

- Thomas Frederick WILKES (b.1852 Manning River NSW; d. 6 Jun 1936 Kempsey NSW)

- Robert John WILKES (b.1854 Stroud NSW; d.1935 Grafton NSW)

- William H WILKES (b. 12 Dec 1854 Clarence Town NSW)

- Mary A WILKES (b.1856 Aust Ag Co, Dungog NSW)

- Elizabeth Harriett WILKES (b. 10 Oct 1858 Dungog NSW; d. 20 Jun 1922; bur. Callaghan's Creek NSW Private Property)

- Edward Alf Alexander WILKES (b.1859 Dungog NSW; d. 4 Aug 1843; bur. Dungog NSW Cemetery)

- Martha Lucy WILKES (b.1861 Dungog NSW; d. 27 Jul 1938; bur. Melbury Cemetery at Salisbury NSW)

- Agnes Rebecca S WILKES (b. 16 Jul1863 Dungog NSW; d. 23 Dec 1928; bur. Krambach NSW).4,5,6

Robert died (aged 55) on 28 January 1881 in Bandon Grove, NSW.7,8

 

Elizabeth SAXBY1 was the daughter of Robert SAXBY (bef1807-1886) and Mary Ann REEVES (1807?-1886).

Citations

1{S0187}, Internet (Cawthorn) re SAXBY (R Cawthorn : Site : http: //www.roncawthorn.com/8031(no longer valid).htm). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0353}, Internet (MyHeritage) : General. Myles Web Site \ Pearce. Cit. Date: 26 August 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0538}, Internet (MyHeritage - Canet Site) : WILKES, Robert John (0889). Cit. Date: 1 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4{S0064}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Births (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Births Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: 26 August 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Elizabeth H" which confirms 'Elizabeth Harriett' rather than 'Harriett Elizabeth' as indicated by some researchers.
Registration no : 6790 / 1858.
5{S0353}, Internet (MyHeritage) : General. Myles Web Site \ Pearce and Noakes Web Site. Cit. Date: 26 August 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
6{S0187}, Internet (Cawthorn) re SAXBY (R Cawthorn : Site : http: //www.roncawthorn.com/8031(no longer valid).htm). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Harriett Elizabeth WILKES"
7{S0216}, Internet (ancestry.com). http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=keyserl&id=I19181&ti=4317. Cit. Date: 17 August 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Death: 28 JAN 1881 in Bandon Grove, NSW, Australia"
8{S0187}, Internet (Cawthorn) re SAXBY (R Cawthorn : Site : http: //www.roncawthorn.com/8031(no longer valid).htm). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: "23 Jan 1881"

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 August 2014