I need to find the parents of Eleanor (Robinson) Crumpton born 1812, New South Wales, Australia [closed]

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I am looking for any information on the parents of Eleanor Robinson, born August 18, 1812 in Australia. She married Thomas Crumpton Jr, elder son of Convicts Thomas Crump & Mary (Harrison) Crump (Aka Crumpton), in 1827 in Sackville Reach, New South Wales, Australia. All I have found on a 1828 Census Doc is that she was 'born in the colony' so wasn't a convict, and listed as Eleanor Crumpton, 18, residing with Thomas Crumpton, 31. This doesn't mean she wasn't the daughter of one. I would appreciate any tips. She may have changed her name. I have tried different Alias's but with no results. I know she existed as she was my Great Great Grandmother. Thanks for any advice. Eileen
WikiTree profile: Ellen Crumpton
closed with the note: I have the answers to this question. Have found the names of both parents as a result.
in Genealogy Help by Eileen Strikwerda G2G6 Mach 1 (17.2k points)
closed by Eileen Strikwerda

The Biographical Database Australia BDA has this.

Eleanor Robinson, daughter of John, Eleanor Robinson; Born 4 Jan 1813 baptized  14 Feb 1813, Registered at St Philip's Church of England Sydney, Cumberland [NSW AUS] [Biog Item No. 300012540

And this a brother

John Robinson, son of John Robinson & Eleanor Robinson, his wife; Born 5 Mar 1811, Baptised 29 Mar 1812, Registered at St Philip's Church of England Sydney, Cumberland [NSW AUS] [Biog Item No. 300012417] 

These may be red herrings...

There are two Eleanor's on the Cornwallis which could perhaps be the same person. But in 1806 Eleanor Mcintyre  is recorded as living with a soldier  William Hamilton and in 1825 she is recorded as married to him. So most likely not your Eleanor. I haven't found a marriage to a John Robinson

1.Eleanor McEntire, Court: Gaol Delivery, Tried: 11 Sep 1799, at Middlesex [MDX ENG], Sentence: 7 years, Arrived per Earl Cornwallis 10 Jun 1801, at Sydney [NSW]; Original Remarks: [Destination] Beyond Seas,. [Biog Item No. 100118613]


2.Eleanor Robinson; Arrived per Earl Cornwallis, Status: FBS (Free by Servitude); Occupation/Residence &c: Housekeeper, [Lives with] P Page [Biog Item No. 110113845] 

Also from the 1806 muster

Elinor Robinson; Arrived per Earl Cornwallis, Concubine [Biog Item No. 113311060]


This may be your Eleanor the daughter

Thomas Crumpton, Abode: of the parish [Sackville Reach] [NSW AUS], Signed; & Eleanor Robinson, Abode: of the parish [Sackville Reach] [NSW AUS], Signed X; married 11 Jul 1827 Chapel [NSW AUS], registered St Thomas Church of England Sackville Reach [NSW AUS] by Banns, with consent of Their parents by M D Meares; Witness: Thomas Johnston, of Sackville Reach [NSW AUS], Signed; Witness: James Cotten, of Sackville Reach [NSW AUS], Signed [Biog Item No. 301030008] 

You seem to have sorted this out already but maybe these have added something? The BDA is a fantastic resource. You can follow up by arranging to see the records in Sydney I believe.


Thankyou Dee for your help, I had most of that but not a source for Eleanor's brother. Thanks for that. It would appear he died in 1813 and another brother John Emanuel was born 1813/14. Until I find a Source I tend not to add someone to a profile. I have found so much mis-information and 'guessing' or assumptions on some sites that I am wary of making a definite entry until I have a good source. I still need to research the possibility of the John2 but will keep looking as I have time. I appreciate your assistance in this. Eileen

2 Answers

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The death index of Eleanor Crumpton in 1890 states that her father's given name was John, and her mother's given name was Unknown.

The details were probably provided by whoever registered her death, and may not be correct.

In the birth index there is a Eleanor Robinson, whose birth was registered in 1813 whose parents are given as John and Eleanor.

The index can be searched from here http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/
by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (641k points)
Two ancestry trees give the wife of John Robinson as McIntyre ot McGowan without source.

I can't find a marriage of John Robinson and Eleanor under either.
Thank you John. It didn't matter how much information put in, I wasn't able to find anything on the bdm nsw site until I went into the http://australianroyalty.net.au and found a Registration No. for the record of Eleanor's Death. That also included her Father's name as John. Don't know how I missed it as I have used that site often to research my illustrious and courageous ancestors. Thanks again. Eileen
Thanks Martin. I'll do a bit of research on those names for Eleanor's possible mother. Eileen
PS: The Mother turned out to be Eleanor McIntire. By the way, they did marry in 1811. Found a record of marriage. The McGowan was way off. None of her Profile fitted except the Christian name. Thanks for the heads up. A great help. Eileen

Could this be Eleanor's christening? "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTCX-H8P : 11 December 2014), John Robinson in entry for Eleanor Robinson, 14 Feb 1813; citing ; FHL microfilm 993,949.

Thank you Tess. Just what I needed to link my research together. Confirms parentage and timelines etc and eliminates some of the misinformation I've discovered. To all who have replied, a huge thank you. I have achieved a lot in my research tonight as a result of your answers. Eileen
Hi Tess. Yes, there are so many in the UK Records but there is only one John Robinson who married an Eleanor McIntire) in Australia in 1811 (both Convicts) with a daughter Eleanor born and Christened in Australia 1813 and who's daughter married  Thomas Crump Jr and became my 3rd Grand Grandma so I'm fairly sure I have the correct one. I am still trying to find a legitimate source that proves John and Eleanor had other children. John born 1811 died 1813 and a son John Emanuel born c1813/14. Mine is proving to be a colourful Ancestry. Thanks. Eileen
+2 votes

She is on the NSW BDM: 

ROBINSON ELEANOR  142/1813 V1813142 7



ROBINSON ELEANOR 2956/1813 V18132956 1A

Parents : JOHN    ELEANOR

by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 8 (81.7k points)
Thankyou Susan.

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