Robert Thorpe Biddle, 18221908 (aged 86 years)

Name
Robert Thorpe /Biddle/
Given names
Robert Thorpe
Surname
Biddle
Birth
about 1822
Baptism
Text:

parents: Thomas Biddle, Ann
Name Robert Biddle
Gender Male
Christening Date 20 Jan 1822
Christening Place Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester, England
Father's Name Thomas Biddle
Mother's Name Ann
Indexing Project (Batch) Number I04593-4
System Origin England-EASy
GS Film number 1482365
Reference ID item 2 p 177

Marriage
Text:

Name: Robert Biddle and Mary Caulton
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1841
Registration district: Ashby de la Zouch
Inferred County: Leicestershire
Volume Number: 15

Citation details: Certified copy of an entry of marriage
Text:

Registration district Ashby de la Zouch
Married 23 Sep 1841
Robert Biddle age 20 a bachelor, blacksmith residing at Hugglescote, son of Thomas Biddle a blacksmith
Mary Caulton, 19 a spinster, residing Coalsville, daughter of William Caulton a collier
Thomas signed the register and Mary made her X mark
Witnesses were John Biddle and Mary Biddle

Immigration
Text:

Assisted immigrants who arrived in NSW aboard the ship Sir Edward Pagget in Feb 1842:
Biddle, Robert, 20, blacksmith, Baptist, could read and write, native of Hagglescote, Leicestershire, son of Thomas and Anne, both living
Biddle, Mary, 19, house servant, Protestant, could read, native of Coalville, Leicestershire, daughter of William and Hannah Carleton, both alive

Marriage
Citation details: Certified copy of marriage certificate
Text:

Certificate
New South Wales
Windsor 24th October 1855
I certify that Miss Eliza Jane Watts of Richmond, Spinster, was lawfully married by me, by Special Licence, with consent of all parties concerned to Mr. Robert Biddle, widower, of Richmond, at Enfield, County of Cook, and colony of New South Wales, on the twenty fourth day of October AD 1855 which marriage was solemnized, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses of Richmond; and is entered in the Register of The Scots Church, Windsor, day and date above named, as witness my hand.
Mathew Adam, Minister
Robert Biddle and Eliza Jane Watts signed the register
Mary Ann South and William Watts of Richmond signed the register as witnesses

Death
Citation details: Sydney Morning Herald Mon 30 Mar 1908 p. 6
Text:

BIDDLE. - March 27, 1908, at his residence, Richmond Lowlands, Robert Thorpe Biddle, late of Leicestershire, England, aged 86 years.

Citation details: Windsor and Richmond Gazette Sat 4 Apr 1908 p. 4
Text:

A very old Richmond resident in the person of Mr. Thomas [sic] Thorpe Biddle, died on Friday last at the age of 86 years. The deceased was a native of Leicestershire, England, but came to Australia 66 years ago, and, with the exception of a couple of years spent on the Clarence River, has been residing in the Hawkesbury district, ever since. In former days he carried on business as a blacksmith in Lennox-street Richmond. At the time of the wheat boom he went in extensively for agricultural implement making, and has the record of having been, in conjunction with Mr. Woolley, the first maker of a stripping machine in the Hawkesbury district. When, however, the boom subsided, owing to the rust in wheat, he left this occupation and went in for farming. He was a devout churchman, and was also a good musician, having played in the orchestra in the Methodist and Anglican churches prior to the advent of the organ. The deceased gentleman was married twice and had a numerous offspring. Of 20 children the following are now living:- Thomas, William, Fred, Amy and Mrs. Powell (Richmond); Mrs. Chandler (Granville); Mrs Watson, Mrs. J. Clark, Mrs. G. Clark, Frank, Jack and Bob (Clarence River). There are 73 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. The funeral which was largely attended, took place on Sunday, the remains being interred in the Church of England cemetery, Richmond. The Rev. J. Colwell and Rev. Mr. Hargraves conducted the service. Mr. A. Price was the undertaker.

Family with Mary Carleton
himself
18221908
Birth: about 1822
Death: March 27, 1908Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18231854
Birth: about 1823Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1854New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1841Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
3 years
son
18431926
Birth: 1843 21 20 New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1926Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18441927
Birth: 1844 22 21 New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1927Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18461921
Birth: 1846 24 23 Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1921Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18481924
Birth: 1848 26 25 New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1924Maclean, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18491925
Birth: 1849 27 26 New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1925Maclean, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18511903
Birth: about 1851 29 28
Death: 1903Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18531854
Birth: about 1853 31 30
Death: 1854New South Wales, Australia
Family with Eliza Jane Watts
himself
18221908
Birth: about 1822
Death: March 27, 1908Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18311915
Birth: 1831 39 42 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1915Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageOctober 24, 1855Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
son
18561879
Birth: 1856 34 25 Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1879Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18581890
Birth: 1858 36 27 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1890Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18591860
Birth: 1859 37 28 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1860Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18611948
Birth: 1861 39 30 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 3, 1948
3 years
daughter
18631907
Birth: 1863 41 32 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1907Gulgong, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18641957
Birth: 1864 42 33 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1957Ballina, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18651933
Birth: 1865 43 34 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1933Ballina, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18671956
Birth: 1867 45 36 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1956Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18681962
Birth: 1868 46 37 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1962Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18701951
Birth: about 1870 48 39
Death: 1951Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18721955
Birth: 1872 50 41 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1955Auburn, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18741903
Birth: 1874 52 43 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1903Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18771957
Birth: 1877 55 46 Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1957Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth
Baptism
Text:

parents: Thomas Biddle, Ann
Name Robert Biddle
Gender Male
Christening Date 20 Jan 1822
Christening Place Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester, England
Father's Name Thomas Biddle
Mother's Name Ann
Indexing Project (Batch) Number I04593-4
System Origin England-EASy
GS Film number 1482365
Reference ID item 2 p 177

Marriage
Text:

Name: Robert Biddle and Mary Caulton
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1841
Registration district: Ashby de la Zouch
Inferred County: Leicestershire
Volume Number: 15

Citation details: Certified copy of an entry of marriage
Text:

Registration district Ashby de la Zouch
Married 23 Sep 1841
Robert Biddle age 20 a bachelor, blacksmith residing at Hugglescote, son of Thomas Biddle a blacksmith
Mary Caulton, 19 a spinster, residing Coalsville, daughter of William Caulton a collier
Thomas signed the register and Mary made her X mark
Witnesses were John Biddle and Mary Biddle

Immigration
Text:

Assisted immigrants who arrived in NSW aboard the ship Sir Edward Pagget in Feb 1842:
Biddle, Robert, 20, blacksmith, Baptist, could read and write, native of Hagglescote, Leicestershire, son of Thomas and Anne, both living
Biddle, Mary, 19, house servant, Protestant, could read, native of Coalville, Leicestershire, daughter of William and Hannah Carleton, both alive

Marriage
Citation details: Certified copy of marriage certificate
Text:

Certificate
New South Wales
Windsor 24th October 1855
I certify that Miss Eliza Jane Watts of Richmond, Spinster, was lawfully married by me, by Special Licence, with consent of all parties concerned to Mr. Robert Biddle, widower, of Richmond, at Enfield, County of Cook, and colony of New South Wales, on the twenty fourth day of October AD 1855 which marriage was solemnized, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses of Richmond; and is entered in the Register of The Scots Church, Windsor, day and date above named, as witness my hand.
Mathew Adam, Minister
Robert Biddle and Eliza Jane Watts signed the register
Mary Ann South and William Watts of Richmond signed the register as witnesses

Death
Citation details: Sydney Morning Herald Mon 30 Mar 1908 p. 6
Text:

BIDDLE. - March 27, 1908, at his residence, Richmond Lowlands, Robert Thorpe Biddle, late of Leicestershire, England, aged 86 years.

Citation details: Windsor and Richmond Gazette Sat 4 Apr 1908 p. 4
Text:

A very old Richmond resident in the person of Mr. Thomas [sic] Thorpe Biddle, died on Friday last at the age of 86 years. The deceased was a native of Leicestershire, England, but came to Australia 66 years ago, and, with the exception of a couple of years spent on the Clarence River, has been residing in the Hawkesbury district, ever since. In former days he carried on business as a blacksmith in Lennox-street Richmond. At the time of the wheat boom he went in extensively for agricultural implement making, and has the record of having been, in conjunction with Mr. Woolley, the first maker of a stripping machine in the Hawkesbury district. When, however, the boom subsided, owing to the rust in wheat, he left this occupation and went in for farming. He was a devout churchman, and was also a good musician, having played in the orchestra in the Methodist and Anglican churches prior to the advent of the organ. The deceased gentleman was married twice and had a numerous offspring. Of 20 children the following are now living:- Thomas, William, Fred, Amy and Mrs. Powell (Richmond); Mrs. Chandler (Granville); Mrs Watson, Mrs. J. Clark, Mrs. G. Clark, Frank, Jack and Bob (Clarence River). There are 73 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. The funeral which was largely attended, took place on Sunday, the remains being interred in the Church of England cemetery, Richmond. The Rev. J. Colwell and Rev. Mr. Hargraves conducted the service. Mr. A. Price was the undertaker.