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Robert John Edmonstone

Male abt 1844 -



  • Name Robert John Edmonstone  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • 3rd name Stanislaus [possibly taken at confirmation?] [1]
    Birth abt Oct 1844  Darwen Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    • Identity not certain - age stated as 21 in marriage register 30 Apr 1867
    • Family said to be of Scottish origin
    Baptism 30 Oct 1844  Holy Trinity, Darwen Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • son of Charles & Alice Edmonstone; abode: Over Darwen; profession: Paper Manufacturer.
    Occupation 1867  Clerk  [4
    Residence 1867  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Marriage 30 Apr 1867  Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    Lillias Eliza Tatham,   b. 21 Mar 1844, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1897, Dundee, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation May 1870  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Second Clerk Res Magistrates Office  [5
    Residence May 1870  Burger St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Death
    • drowned, per an online family tree [7]
    Person ID I1573  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2015 

    Family Lillias Eliza Tatham,   b. 21 Mar 1844, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1897, Dundee, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Marriage 30 Apr 1867  Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    • Married in the house of E. Tatham, esquire [her father]. Witnesses: Edmd. Tatham; F J Thoume [her sister Marie's husband]; H Chadwick [unidentified]; Wm. D. James [? - writing not clear]; Alice Tatham [her sister]. Married by Fr Jean-Baptiste Sabon, parish priest of St Joseph, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate (OMI).
    Robert Edmonstone and Lillias Eliza Tatham
    Robert Edmonstone and Lillias Eliza Tatham
    Marriage regiser
    Notes 
    • 4 daus, 2 sons [Curtis; TFSA]
    • 6 ch: Nellie, Maggie, Chrissie (marr Noel Barham), Mary (marr Elliot, d. 1899?), Francis Justin (Frank) (marr Carmen Atkinson), George (marr Bessie Boyes) [GT]
    • Births: 28 Dec 1881: At Pietermaritzburg Mrs R J Edmonstone of a daughter. [Natal Witness 29 Dec 1881]
    • Births: 23 Jun 1883: At Longmarket Street, Pietermaritzburg, the wife of R J Edmonstone Esq of a premature daughter. [Natal Wintess 26 Jun 1883]
    Children 
     1. Eliza Helen Edmonstone,   b. 15 Feb 1868, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alice Maria Edmonstone,   b. 22 May 1869, Burger St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1870, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Lydia Mary Margaret Edmonstone,   b. 13 May 1870, Burger St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1871, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Bethia Mary Edmonstone,   b. 16 Jul 1871, Loop St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Maggie Edmonstone,   b. est 1873, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Chrissie Edmonstone,   b. est 1875, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Francis Justin Edmonstone,   b. est 1877, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. George Frederick Hugh Edmonstone,   b. 03 Jun 1886, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1962, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 02 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F0011  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Oct 1844 - Darwen Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 30 Oct 1844 - Holy Trinity, Darwen Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 30 Apr 1867 - Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 30 Apr 1867 - Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Second Clerk Res Magistrates Office - May 1870 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - May 1870 - Burger St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S63] Gill Tatham.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Blackburn, 4Q1842.

    3. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Holy Trinity, Over Darwen, 30 Oct 1844.

    4. [S45] Civil Registration, marriage reg Durban, 30 Apr 1867.

    5. [S45] Civil Registration, birth reg Pietermaritzburg, 21 May 1870.
      Lydia Mary Margaret Edmonstone b PMB 13 May 1870
      Pietermaritzburg Birth Register 1868-1878 on ancestry24.com accessed 15 Feb 2010

    6. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    7. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Chappell Family Tree.
      on ancestry.com, accessed 29 Mar 2015