Can I find where this Robert Jones (Australian)came from?

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I've come to a dead end with my Jones family. Can anyone help?

Robert William Jones born 11 August 1861 Peppermint Farm, nr Strathalbyn, SA and died 31 Dec 1887 was (according to SA BDM) the son of Robert Jones (1809-1873) and Henrietta Elizabeth Ann Boon born about 1828 in Bath, Abbey, Somerset, England. She died about 1883. Henrietta was married to Robert on the 3rd April, 1856. Robert William Jones married Alice (Jones?) 31 Dec 1887 at Primitive Methodist, Queenstown, Port Adelaide, SA. I would be greatful for any help with Robert Jones - any way of tying him to an arrival or birth place.

 Regards, Judy
asked Apr 21 in Genealogy Help by Judy Weggelaar G2G Rookie (170 points)

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Do you have a birth day and month for Robert Jones? I'm guessing he was born in Somerset, England, if so, it narrows the possibilities. There were men named Robert Jones born elsewhere in England and one in Ireland.

Robert Jones
England and Wales Census, 1841
birth:
from 1807 to 1811
Somerset
residence:
1841
Chipstable, Somerset, England

Robert Jones
England and Wales Census, 1841
birth:
from 1807 to 1811
Somerset
residence:
1841
East Quantoxhead, Somerset, England

Robert Jones
England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
birth:
1809
death:
1887
Williton, Somerset, England

Robert Jones
Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954
birth:
Staffordshire Stone England
immigration:
from 1895 to 1924
Vermont, United States

Robert Johns
England and Wales Census, 1841
birth:
from 1807 to 1811
Somerset
residence:
1841
Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset, England
answered Apr 21 by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1,454,310 points)
Thanks Frank, sorry, I thought I had included this. I have him as being born in 1809.
Yes, you showed the year, but if you had the day and the month, it could help narrow down the choices.

Henrietta and Robert married in 1856.  Do you have the location, England, SA, or other?
Sorry I don't have his day/month of birth. He was married to Henrietta on April 3, 1856 in Adelaide, SA. Robert Jones died 06 Apr 1873 in Strathalbyn, Sth Aust.
There were a lot of men named Robert Jones born within a year of 1809 in UK. Could he have been born in Australia?
Yes, he could but as you said it is a common name so this is where I am stuck. I have seen several possibilities in my trawling but none that I can tie to him.

Judy

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