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Robert George STEWART

Robert George STEWART

Male 1840 - 1923  (82 years)

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  • Name Robert George STEWART  [1, 2
    Emigration 1838  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrived Prince George ship at age two with his parents/family.  
    Born 18 Jul 1840 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1848  South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    When about 18 years of age he went to Mount Schank, where he assisted in managing the station for three years. 
    Obituary 1923  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He leaves a widow, four sons, three daughters. There are 24 grandchildren. 
    Obituary 1923  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mr. Robert George Stewart,who died recently at the Adelaide Memorial Hospital, has resided at Ovlngham for the last 40 years.
    His parents arrived in the ship Prince
    George from Scotland In 1838, and he was
    born on July 18, 1840, near where St.
    Peter's Cathedral now stands.

    In 1865 he married Miss Robena Leslie, the only daughter of Mr. Donald Leslie, of McLaren Vale, and resided for seven years in Strathalbyn.
    In 1870 he worked for Mr. Roland Nutt,
    the contractor for the Gawler Bridge.
    The rest of his life was spent in the
    city, where he worked for many of the
    leading firms. In later years he was
    caretaker at the Prospect District Hall.
    He was an active member of the Church
    of Christ.  
    Occupation 1850's  South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    As his mother was left a widow with a large family he went to work at the age of 10 years driving bullocks on the Gawler plains and Burra-road. 
    Died 1923  [3
    Person ID I-7796  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2018 

    Family Robena LESLIE,   b. 1 May 1842, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1924, Ovingham SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1865  Willunga SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Jeannie STEWART,   b. 2 Aug 1866, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c.1950's, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Christine STEWART,   b. 25 Jul 1868, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1976, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 107 years)  []
     3. Donald STEWART,   b. 1870,   d. 1875  (Age 5 years)
     4. Grace STEWART,   b. 2 Aug 1874, McLaren Vale SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1969, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  []
     5. Charles STEWART,   b. 1876, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1957, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
     6. Walter STEWART,   b. 1878, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  []
     7. Amy STEWART,   b. 6 Jul 1880, Ovingham SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, Date Unknown  []
     8. George Ross STEWART,   b. 1885, Norwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  []
     9. Unknown STEWART,   b. Yes, Date Unknown
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 10:39:26 
    Family ID F-181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , page 484.

    2. [S-62] NEWSPAPER TROVE Chronicle Adelaide 1895-1954, 4 Aug 1923 P19 , 18.08.2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Mr. Robert George Stewart, who died
      recently at the Memorial Hospital, has
      resided at Ovlngham for the last 40 years.
      His parents arrived in the ship Prince
      George from Scotland In 1838, and he was
      born on July 18, 1840, near where St.
      Peter's Cathedral now stands. As his
      mother was left a widow with a large
      family he went to work at the age of
      10 years driving bullocks on the Gawler
      plains and Burra-road. When about 18
      years of age he went to Mount Schank,
      where he assisted in managing the sta
      tion for three years. In 1865 he married
      Miss Robena Leslie, the only daughter of
      Mr. Donald Leslie, of McLaren Vale, and
      resided for seven years in Strathalbyn.
      In 1870 he worked for Mr. Roland Nutt,the contractor for the Gawler Bridge. The rest of his life was spent in the city, where he worked for many of the
      leading firms. In later years he was caretaker at the Prospect District Hall. He was an active member of the Church of Christ. He leaves a widow, four sons, and three daughters. There are 24 grand- .
      children.

    3. [S-6] FM Kaye McArdle Emails March 2016.

    4. [S-7] CEMETERY Australian Cemeteries Index, Volume 63, page 366.