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George Robertson

Now that I have toured South New Zealand where many of the Robertson family farmed and settled ; I can visualize more about the families who must have been very connected not just in kin but also a family who cares deeply about each other


George Robertson was born May 1798 in Comrie, Perth, Scotland and married Barbara Sharp about 1825 in Perth, Scotland. George was the son of Peter Robertson born about 1770 and Janet Ferguson and married December 12, 1795 Perth, Scotland. Seven daughters were born to George and Barbara and a son Peter. George and Barbara left Scotland probably around 1845 and made their way to Waterford, Ireland with daughter Jane; Barbara and Helena were said to be born in Ireland. November 17, 1856 they arrived in New York arriving on the De Witt Clinton Ship which departed from Liverpool, England. Their origin was Ireland?


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  • #388 George Robertson 45 Carpenter
  • #389 Barbara Robertson 40
  • #390 Jane (Jean) Robertson 17
  • #391 Barbara Robertson 13
  • #392 Helena (Ellen) Robertson 7

  • Thanks to a Find A Grave enthusiast I have found the Robertson sisters all buried together in the Comrie Plot at Springvale Cemetery at E. Providence, Rhode Island. It is nice to know they are all together in eternity. I am also full of questions about why Barbara went off to Scotland to live for several years and then made the journey to Balclutha, New Zealand for 8 years?


    It was in Manhattan, New York that daughter Barbara married to Thomas Warden who had immigrated from Birmingham, England to New York. Jane Robertson was her sister's attendant. Thomas Humphery served as best man. At the time of their marriage Thomas was living on Greenwich Street and Barbara was living on Bleeker Street ; the two streets are separated by the Hudson Street