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Thomas Struan Robertson

Birthplace: Aberlady, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Death: October 05, 1895 (97)
Dunedin, OTA, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Dunedin, OTA, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Husband of Margaret Robertson; Elizabeth Simpson and Janet Pate
Father of Annie Miller; Thomas Robertson; James Robertson; Janet (Jane) Harwood; Elizabeth Driver and 3 others

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About Thomas Struan Robertson

Otago Daily Times , Issue 10485, 8 October 1895, Page 2 Mr Thomas Robertson, another of the old identities, died on Saturday at his residence, Anderson's Bay. at the advanced age of 98 years. Born in Haddingtonshire, Scotland, in 1793, he learned the trade of bricklayor and mason. He decided to come to Otago as one of the pioneers of the settlement, and embarked with his wife and family on the Philip Laing in 1848. He secured work as soon as he arrived in building chimneys for the late Mr Kettle, who had laid of the land prior to the .arrival of the settlers. By his industry Mr Robertson was able to take up land at Tomahawk, to which he added as means permitted, and as the district, progressed his industry was rewarded, and he found himself in fairly comfortable, circumstances. A disposition of his property, which he made was followed by an expensive lawsuit, and Mr Robertson had to rely once more on what he coald produce from his farm. He was married three times, and,singularly enough, he died a widower, leaving numerous descendants.

Thomas's three wives were - 1. Janet Peat who died in Scotland. The couple had 7 children, Thomas, James, Janet, Elizabeth, Margaret, Agnes, Euphemia.

2. Elizabeth Walls. The couple had 2 children, Ann and Jane.

3. Margaret Napier. No issue* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Apr 4 2020, 20:27:31 UTC

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Thomas Struan Robertson's Timeline

April 11, 1798
East Lothian, Scotland
April 17, 1803
Age 5
East Lothian, Scotland
April 3, 1825
Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland
November 25, 1826
Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland
March 28, 1829
Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
August 29, 1831
Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland
May 1833
Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland