Richard Robinson
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Richard Robinson (1824 - 1906)

Richard Robinson
Born in St Andrews Parish, London, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 10 Apr 1847 in the home of George John Collyer, Karori, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Makara, Wellington, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jun 2012
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Birth Richard was born in 1824. Richard Robinson ... He passed away in 1906. [1]

Migration Aged 16, Richard migrated to New Zealand, with his father Robert (40) and stepmother Ann (29) as early settlers. They departed Gravesend on October 1840, arriving at Port Nicholson, Wellington on the barque Lady Nugent on March 17 1841. (See attached press article).

The passenger list for the Robinson family[2]

Robert Leavesly 40
Ann 29
John 18
Richard 16
Robert 9
Son 7
Thomas 4
Joseph 1

Occupation May 1877 Sheep Returns Report for 1887 show that he was farming in the Makara, Wellington region [3]


Name: Richard Robinson
Birth Date: 1 May 1824
Birth Place: Greater London, England
Death Date: 30 Jan 1906
Death Place: New Zealand
Cemetery: St Matthias Anglican Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Makara, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Spouse: Ann Robinson
Children: Ann Robinson
Ruth Jane Monk

Cemetery Record[5] St Mathias Cemetery, Makara - rear of church, row 5
(Double plot) Richard Robinson, died 13 January 1906 at 83 also Ann beloved wife of the above, died 3 September 1916 aged 89 years and 9 months

Additional graves for some of their children,

Charlotte, wife of Harry Chappell died 24 June 1883 aged 24
Ann died 11 October 1897 aged 30
Ruth Jane, wife of George Monk died 23 June 1921 aged 71


  • Kairen Anderson. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Kairen and others.
  1. Entered by Kairen Anderson, Jun 6, 2012
  3. New Zealand, Sheep Returns, Owners and Officers, 1879-1889 for Richard Robinson New Zealand Sheep Returns, 1879-1890
  4. FindaGrave
  5. New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 for Richard Robinson Wellington
  • WikiTree profile Robinson-5150 created through the import of Catherine Anderson Family Tree (1).ged on Jul 1, 2012 by Mike Anderson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Mike and others.

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