Robert Eather, 17951881 (aged 86 years)

Eather, Robert (1795-1881)
Name
Robert Eather
Given names
Robert
Surname
Eather
Name
Robert Esther
Given names
Robert
Surname
Esther
Name
Robert Ether
Given names
Robert
Surname
Ether
Name
Robert Heather
Given names
Robert
Surname
Heather
Birth 1795 30 24
Text:

Name: Robert L Eader [Robert L Eather] Birth Date: 1795 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1795 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: Thomas Eader Mother: Elizabeth Volume Number: V1795110 148

Birth of a sisterCharlotte Eather
June 5, 1797 (aged 2 years)
Text:

V1797226 148/1797 EATHER CHARLOTTE THOMAS ELIZH

Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825

Text:

Charlotte Eather daughter of Thomas Eather and Elizabeth Lee was born 5 Jun 1797 and christened 7 Aug 1797

Birth of a brotherJohn Eather
October 3, 1804 (aged 9 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; 1805, p. 37

Text:

John Eather son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eather was born 3 Oct 1804 and christened Aug 11 1805 at Hawkesbury Registered Nov 2 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Charles Eather son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eather was born Oct 1 1805 and christened Aug 11 1805 at Hawkesbury registered 2 Nov 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Thomas Eather son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eather was born Oct 1 1805 and christened Aug 11 1805 at Hawkesbury registered 2 Nov 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Birth of a brotherCharles Eather
October 1, 1805 (aged 10 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; 1805, p. 37

Text:

John Eather son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eather was born 3 Oct 1804 and christened Aug 11 1805 at Hawkesbury Registered Nov 2 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Charles Eather son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eather was born Oct 1 1805 and christened Aug 11 1805 at Hawkesbury registered 2 Nov 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Thomas Eather son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eather was born Oct 1 1805 and christened Aug 11 1805 at Hawkesbury registered 2 Nov 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Baptism of a brotherCharles Eather
1805 (aged 10 years)
Text:

Name: Charles Eather Gender: Male Birth Place: Hawkesbury Baptism Date: 1 Oct 1805 Baptism Place: St Johns Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia Father: Thomas Eather Mother: Elizabeth Eather FHL Film Number: 1363870

Birth of a brotherThomas Eather
October 1, 1805 (aged 10 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; 1805, p. 37

Text:

John Eather son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eather was born 3 Oct 1804 and christened Aug 11 1805 at Hawkesbury Registered Nov 2 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Charles Eather son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eather was born Oct 1 1805 and christened Aug 11 1805 at Hawkesbury registered 2 Nov 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Thomas Eather son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eather was born Oct 1 1805 and christened Aug 11 1805 at Hawkesbury registered 2 Nov 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Birth of a sisterRachel Eather
1807 (aged 12 years)
Text:

Name: Rachel Ethell [Rachel Eather] Birth Date: 1807 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1807 Registration Place: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Father: Thomas Ethell Mother: Elizabeth Volume Number: V18072928 1A

Birth of a brotherJames Eather
1811 (aged 16 years)
Text:

V18112929 1A/1811 ETHER JAMES THOMAS ELIZABETH

Property
Mittagong, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
September 10, 1818 (aged 23 years)

Text:

Robert received his first land grant from Governor Macquarie at Mittagong - the stony scrubby land of the Southern Highlands - then so remote from the settled districts and so unfamiliar to a Hawkesbury native, induced him to exchange the land grant for a small herd of cattle which he grazed on a 60 acre leased farm at Cornwallis.

Birth of a sonThomas Eather
1820 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a sonJames Joseph Eather
1821 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a daughterElizabeth Eather
September 17, 1822 (aged 27 years)
MarriageMary LynchView this family
August 24, 1824 (aged 29 years)
Address: St Matthews
Text:

The wedding of Robert's brother Thomas took place on the same day in the same church. He was leasing 60 acres at Cornwallis at the time of his marriage.

Birth of a sonRobert Vincent Eather
1824 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a daughterCecilia Theresa Eather
September 20, 1826 (aged 31 years)
Death of a fatherThomas Eather
March 22, 1827 (aged 32 years)
Burial of a fatherThomas Eather
March 23, 1827 (aged 32 years)
Cemetery: St Matthews Church of England
Occupation
Farmer
after 1827 (aged 32 years)
Text:

On his leased property during the period 1828-1829 he increased his stock from 20 cattle and six horses to 100 cattle, 11 horses and 40 pigs. The family had been living at George Street Windsor until 1829 when Robert and his family moved to their Cornwallis farm where a house was built.

Whilst his family was at Cornwallis, Robert spent a brief time in Tasmania presumably in the company of Jonathan Griffiths, an old family friend who had come to the colony around the same time as Robert's father and who was engaged in business in Launceston.

In 1830 Robert wrote a memorial to Lieutenant Ralph Darling: To His Excellency, Lieut. General, Ralph Darling, Captain General and Governor in Chief. The humble Memorial of Robert Eather Most Respectfully sheweth Robt. Eather That your Memoralist begs to apologize for the liberty he takes in making this intrusion upon Your Excellency's time, but it having been intimated to him that Your Excellency is about [to] further the views of the Native born, by an endowment of certain portions of Land. Your Memorialist begs to inform Your Excellen[cy] that he is a Native of the Colony 34 years of Age Married to a Native, and has a Family of 6 young Children to support. Your Memorialist resides at the Cornwalli[s] upon a Farm of 60 Acres, paying a rental of £- Sterling p[er] Annum, the whole of which is in cultiva[tion] and upon which he has by his own exertions bu[ilt] a comfortable dwelling and out houses. Your Memorialist Ten Years ago received [a] Grant of Land from Governor Macquarie, but from the remoteness of its situation being at -itti- your Memorialist was not enabled to cultivate it, b[ut] he exchanged the same for Cattle, and he trusts that this may not act as a barrier to his receiving Your favou[r] Your Excellency may be pleased to confer upon him. Your Memorialist is possesses of 100 head of Horned Cattle, 11 Horses and 40 Pigs for the Keep of which he is at considerable expense, in short far beyond what his income will allow. Your Memorialist therefore for the sake of his rising Family, for whose future prospects he is naturally anxious entreats your Excellency to lend a favourable ear to his prayer by including him among those to whom it is your Excellency's intention to confer a Grant of Land, your memorialist flattering himself that his Character being generally known to be that of an industrious and Striving man will be of some avail in your Excellency's estimation, and your memorialist as in duty bound will ever Pray 17th Decr 1829. I certify that I have known Memorialist these twenty years past and that his Statement of his Family and Stock I believe to be very Correct also that he is a sober industrious man. Wm. Cox. I certify that the statement of the Memorialist to be true. Josef Onus. I certify that this statement of the Memorialist to be true. Robert Williams [his mark]

By 1839 the family was at Richmond after Robert had obtained a six year lease on the farm of Jonathan Griffiths from the beginning of 1836 and taking as wards three of Griffith's orphaned grandchildren as part of the arrangement. (The children's father had been killed in a fall from a horse in 1826 and their mother had died in 1829 after remarrying in 1828).

In Dec 1840 he bought 100 acres at North Richmond for £70. Six months later he purchased adjoining blocks of 40 acres and 30 acres. The family's permanent address was now on the 170 acres at North Richmond. Robert regularly made the long journey to Liverpool Plains with his sons Thomas, James, Robert and Abraham.

Robert also used land between the Colo River and the Bulga Road and later leased an area near Howes Valley. He also at various times leased land in the far north west of NSW.

Birth of a sonAbraham Joseph Eather
October 5, 1828 (aged 33 years)
Census November 1828 (aged 33 years)
Text:

Eather, Robert 32 born in the colony, Protestant, butcher at Windsor, 60 acres, 60 acres cleared and cultivated, 6 horses, 20 horned cattle Eather, Mary 25 born in the colony Eather, Thomas 8 born in the colony Eather, James 7 born in the colony Eather, Elizabeth 5 born in the colony Eather, Robert 4 born in the colony Eather, Cecilia 2 born in the colony Eather, Richard 1 mo born in the colony

Birth of a daughterMary Eather
1830 (aged 35 years)
Text:

Name: Mary Eather Birth Date: 1830 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1830 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Robert Eather Mother: Mary Volume Number: V18301814 125

Birth of a daughterCharlotte Cecilia Eather
February 2, 1835 (aged 40 years)
Birth of a daughterRachel Teresa Eather
April 1, 1836 (aged 41 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Eather
May 24, 1839 (aged 44 years)
Marriage of a childThomas GriffithsElizabeth EatherView this family
February 3, 1840 (aged 45 years)
Birth of a sonJohn Joseph Eather
August 17, 1841 (aged 46 years)
Birth of a daughterSarah Mary Eather
March 1, 1843 (aged 48 years)
Marriage of a childThomas EatherSusannah MerrickView this family
August 26, 1844 (aged 49 years)
Marriage of a childRobert Vincent EatherAnn CornwellView this family
May 29, 1847 (aged 52 years)
Text:

Married at St Peters

Marriage of a childMathias GriffithsMary EatherView this family
1850 (aged 55 years)
Text:

Name: Mary Eather Spouse Name: Mathias Griffiths Marriage Date: 1850 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Windsor, New South Wales Registration Year: 1850 Volume Number: V

Death of a wifeMary Lynch
June 8, 1853 (aged 58 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Lee
June 11, 1860 (aged 65 years)
Death of a sisterCharlotte Eather
November 8, 1862 (aged 67 years)
Text:

Died from disease of the liver of 14 weeks duration. John Selkirk surgeon

Burial of a sisterCharlotte Eather
November 9, 1862 (aged 67 years)
Text:

Wm. Thomas Price undertaker

Marriage of a childAbraham Joseph EatherEllen FarrellView this family
1863 (aged 68 years)
Text:

3137/1863 EATHER ABRAHAM FARRELL ELLEN WINDSOR

Death of a sisterAnn Eather
1865 (aged 70 years)
Text:

Name: Ann E Sharp Death Date: 1865 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1865 Registration Place: Richmond, New South Wales Volume Number: V18651588 157

Death of a sisterRachel Eather
August 3, 1875 (aged 80 years)
Citation details:

Death certificate

Text:

Died of old age at Spring Creek aged 70. Parents Eather a farmer and mother unknown. Informant Isaac Cook (son in law) of Spring Creek. Buried 4 aug 1875 Orange Roman Catholic. Witnesses J. Cook, J. Collins. Born NSW, married at 16 to John Norris, children 3 sons living, 5 daughters living, one son and two daughters deceased.

Text:

Name: Rachel Norris [Rachel Eather] Death Date: 1875 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1875 Registration Place: Orange, New South Wales Registration Number: 8811

Death May 7, 1881 (aged 86 years)
Text:

Died at the home of his son Abraham. His estate was sworn at £180.

Family with parents
father
17641827
Birth: July 15, 1764Bexley, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 22, 1827Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17711860
Birth: 1771Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 11, 1860Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1791Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
17931865
Birth: April 18, 1793 28 22Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1865Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
himself
Eather, Robert (1795-1881)
17951881
Birth: 1795 30 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 7, 1881Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
17971862
Birth: June 5, 1797 32 26Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 8, 1862New South Wales, Australia
7 years
younger brother
18041888
Birth: October 3, 1804 40 33New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 5, 1888Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
12 months
younger brother
18051891
Birth: October 1, 1805 41 34New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1891
0 months
younger brother
18051886
Birth: October 1, 1805 41 34New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 19, 1886Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18071875
Birth: 1807 42 36Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 3, 1875Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger brother
18111899
Birth: 1811 46 40New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 26, 1899Narrabri, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Mary Lynch
himself
Eather, Robert (1795-1881)
17951881
Birth: 1795 30 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 7, 1881Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18031853
Birth: 1803 33 35New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 8, 1853North Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: August 24, 1824Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
son
18201874
Birth: 1820 25 17Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 25, 1874Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18211906
Birth: 1821 26 18Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 21, 1906Bellingen, Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
daughter
18221874
Birth: September 17, 1822 27 19Cornwallis, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 28, 1874North Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18241879
Birth: 1824 29 21Cornwallis, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 8, 1879Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18261913
Birth: September 20, 1826 31 23Cornwallis, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 30, 1913Balmain, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18281906
Birth: October 5, 1828 33 25Cornwallis, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1906Canterbury, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18301902
Birth: 1830 35 27New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 28, 1902Abercrombie, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
1835
Birth: February 2, 1835 40 32New South Wales, Australia
Death:
14 months
daughter
18361912
Birth: April 1, 1836 41 33Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 11, 1912Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18391842
Birth: May 24, 1839 44 36Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 31, 1842Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18411841
Birth: August 17, 1841 46 38Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1841New South Wales, Australia
19 months
daughter
1843
Birth: March 1, 1843 48 40Kurrajong, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: Bowenfels, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
BirthAncestry.com. Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Text:

Name: Robert L Eader [Robert L Eather] Birth Date: 1795 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1795 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: Thomas Eader Mother: Elizabeth Volume Number: V1795110 148

PropertyNew South Wales. State Records Office. Colonial Secretary's Index 1788-1825 [on-line]
PropertyCliffe, Greg, 'Robert Vincent Eather's descendants' email to Marion Purnell, May 04 2010
Text:

Robert received his first land grant from Governor Macquarie at Mittagong - the stony scrubby land of the Southern Highlands - then so remote from the settled districts and so unfamiliar to a Hawkesbury native, induced him to exchange the land grant for a small herd of cattle which he grazed on a 60 acre leased farm at Cornwallis.

MarriageCliffe, Greg, 'Robert Vincent Eather's descendants' email to Marion Purnell, May 04 2010
Text:

The wedding of Robert's brother Thomas took place on the same day in the same church. He was leasing 60 acres at Cornwallis at the time of his marriage.

OccupationCliffe, Greg, 'Robert Vincent Eather's descendants' email to Marion Purnell, May 04 2010
Text:

On his leased property during the period 1828-1829 he increased his stock from 20 cattle and six horses to 100 cattle, 11 horses and 40 pigs. The family had been living at George Street Windsor until 1829 when Robert and his family moved to their Cornwallis farm where a house was built.

Whilst his family was at Cornwallis, Robert spent a brief time in Tasmania presumably in the company of Jonathan Griffiths, an old family friend who had come to the colony around the same time as Robert's father and who was engaged in business in Launceston.

In 1830 Robert wrote a memorial to Lieutenant Ralph Darling: To His Excellency, Lieut. General, Ralph Darling, Captain General and Governor in Chief. The humble Memorial of Robert Eather Most Respectfully sheweth Robt. Eather That your Memoralist begs to apologize for the liberty he takes in making this intrusion upon Your Excellency's time, but it having been intimated to him that Your Excellency is about [to] further the views of the Native born, by an endowment of certain portions of Land. Your Memorialist begs to inform Your Excellen[cy] that he is a Native of the Colony 34 years of Age Married to a Native, and has a Family of 6 young Children to support. Your Memorialist resides at the Cornwalli[s] upon a Farm of 60 Acres, paying a rental of £- Sterling p[er] Annum, the whole of which is in cultiva[tion] and upon which he has by his own exertions bu[ilt] a comfortable dwelling and out houses. Your Memorialist Ten Years ago received [a] Grant of Land from Governor Macquarie, but from the remoteness of its situation being at -itti- your Memorialist was not enabled to cultivate it, b[ut] he exchanged the same for Cattle, and he trusts that this may not act as a barrier to his receiving Your favou[r] Your Excellency may be pleased to confer upon him. Your Memorialist is possesses of 100 head of Horned Cattle, 11 Horses and 40 Pigs for the Keep of which he is at considerable expense, in short far beyond what his income will allow. Your Memorialist therefore for the sake of his rising Family, for whose future prospects he is naturally anxious entreats your Excellency to lend a favourable ear to his prayer by including him among those to whom it is your Excellency's intention to confer a Grant of Land, your memorialist flattering himself that his Character being generally known to be that of an industrious and Striving man will be of some avail in your Excellency's estimation, and your memorialist as in duty bound will ever Pray 17th Decr 1829. I certify that I have known Memorialist these twenty years past and that his Statement of his Family and Stock I believe to be very Correct also that he is a sober industrious man. Wm. Cox. I certify that the statement of the Memorialist to be true. Josef Onus. I certify that this statement of the Memorialist to be true. Robert Williams [his mark]

By 1839 the family was at Richmond after Robert had obtained a six year lease on the farm of Jonathan Griffiths from the beginning of 1836 and taking as wards three of Griffith's orphaned grandchildren as part of the arrangement. (The children's father had been killed in a fall from a horse in 1826 and their mother had died in 1829 after remarrying in 1828).

In Dec 1840 he bought 100 acres at North Richmond for £70. Six months later he purchased adjoining blocks of 40 acres and 30 acres. The family's permanent address was now on the 170 acres at North Richmond. Robert regularly made the long journey to Liverpool Plains with his sons Thomas, James, Robert and Abraham.

Robert also used land between the Colo River and the Bulga Road and later leased an area near Howes Valley. He also at various times leased land in the far north west of NSW.

CensusAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Text:

Eather, Robert 32 born in the colony, Protestant, butcher at Windsor, 60 acres, 60 acres cleared and cultivated, 6 horses, 20 horned cattle Eather, Mary 25 born in the colony Eather, Thomas 8 born in the colony Eather, James 7 born in the colony Eather, Elizabeth 5 born in the colony Eather, Robert 4 born in the colony Eather, Cecilia 2 born in the colony Eather, Richard 1 mo born in the colony

DeathCliffe, Greg, 'Robert Vincent Eather's descendants' email to Marion Purnell, May 04 2010
Text:

Died at the home of his son Abraham. His estate was sworn at £180.