Robert Johnson Barton was born on 30th June 1809 at Waterfoot, Larne, Antrim, Ireland. He was christened on 1st August in St Marylebone, London, England. He was the fourth of seven children of Lieutenant General Charles Barton, who passed away in 1819, and Susanna Johnston. Robert was commissioned a midshipman with the East India Company in 1824.
Robert migrated to New South Wales, Australia, before 1840, aboard the Alfred. It was on this voyage that he met Emily Darvall and began a courtship. Upon making port, Robert immediately sought land and stock to purchase, which he did with Boree Nyrang, Molong (between Lithgow and Bathurst in New South Wales' west).
Robert passed away of pneumonia on 4th October 1863 in Sydney, New South Wales and was buried in St Anne's Church of England Cemetery, Ryde, New South Wales. Robert passed away the year before the birth of a grandson, AB "Banjo" Paterson, who would become Australia's greatest poet.
Boree Nyrang was sold in 1865 and Emily moved her young family to Gladesville, in Sydney's northern suburbs.
Robert was born in 1809. Robert Barton ... He passed away in 1863.
London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Name: Robert Johnstone Barton Gender: Male Record Type: Baptism Baptism Date: 1 Aug 1809 Baptism Place: St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex, England Father: Charles Carton Mother: Susanna Carton
Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 Name: Robert J Barton Spouse Name: Emily M Darvall Marriage Date: 1840 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1840 Volume Number: V B
Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 Name: Robert J Barton Death Date: 1863 Death Place: New South Wales Father's name: Charles Registration Year: 1863 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Number: 1215
Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current Name: Robert Barton Birth Date: 1810 Death Date: 22 Nov 1863 Death Place: New South Wales, Australia Cemetery: O'Connell Anglican Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: O'Connell, Bathurst Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia Spouse: Sarah Lofty Herring
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