Robert Copland Lethbridge, 1838

Robert Copland Lethbridge
Given names
Robert Copland
Birth September 11, 1838 39 33
Birth of a brotherGeorge Henry Lethbridge
July 29, 1843 (aged 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna Josepha Coombe
July 26, 1844 (aged 5 years)

In 1806 King, defeated by gout and opposition, was relieved by Captain William Bligh, and in a second sea-journal Mrs King described their nightmare nine-month voyage to England next year. King died in September 1808, leaving his wife and family in real need. The Treasury's meagre help was long in coming to his widow; but after a time she began to get financial relief from two sources in New South Wales: from cattle and from the land on which the cattle grazed, though her title to the first was vague and to the second illegal. The cattle were the flourishing descendants of a few beasts lost in the settlement's early days; two cows among them had belonged to Governor Arthur Phillip, who in 1801 remitted to King his claim on their progeny; her land was a grant of 790 acres (320 ha) made to her by Bligh in return for one, also illegal, made to Bligh by King. The ownership of Bligh's heiresses was challenged and their case was not settled until 1841; but Mrs King seems to have been left in undisturbed enjoyment of her grant at South Creek and the profits from both land and what Governor Lachlan Macquarie described in 1810 as 'her fine numerous herds of horned cattle, of which she has upwards of 700 Head of all descriptions'.

Mrs King spent nearly twenty-four almost undocumented years in England before she was able to return, as she had long wished, to the colony where she had passed the most important part of her life. Two of her three daughters were settled there, Maria, wife of Hannibal Macarthur and Mary (b.1805), wife of Robert Lethbridge; her distinguished son, Captain P. P. King, was about to settle there too. She sailed with him for Sydney in 1832 and on arrival was found by Elizabeth Macarthur 'as gay as ever' and 'very little changed'. At The Vineyard, Parramatta, the home of her daughter Maria, she was a valued part of an active family life until she died there on 26 July 1844. A stalwart member of the Church of England, she was buried in the graveyard of St Mary's, Penrith, formerly South Creek.

Death of a fatherRobert Copland Lethbridge
October 5, 1865 (aged 27 years)

Aged 66.

Death of a motherMary King
December 17, 1872 (aged 34 years)

Death of a brotherChristopher Lethbridge
January 13, 1891 (aged 52 years)
Citation details:

Nepean Times Sat 17 Jan 1891 p. 6


Obituary. DEATH OF MR. CHRISTOPHER LETHBRIDGE This gentleman, a scion of one of the oldest and most influential families of the colony, died at his residence, "Concord", Homebush at 11 a.m. on Tuesday the 13th inst. He was 61 years of age and was born at Werrington, in this neighbourhood. He was of splendid physique, a genial active gentleman and deeply beloved and respected both by his own family and a large circle of friends. He succumbed to a somewhat mysterious disease against which his robust constitution fought for many long months. His coffin, cedar with silver mountings, was of that simple yet handsome description according admirably with the disposition and characteristics of the man, and it was interred in a new vault constructed for the occasion in juxtaposition to that of the Gidley-Kings in the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene at St Marys...

Death of a brotherJohn King Lethbridge
May 4, 1900 (aged 61 years)

Death of a brotherGeorge Henry Lethbridge
July 6, 1915 (aged 76 years)

Name: George A Lethbridge Death Date: 1915 Death Place: New South Wales Father's name: Thomas Registration Year: 1915 Registration Place: Maitland West, New South Wales Registration Number: 9545

Citation details:

The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW : 1894 - 1939) Wed 4 Aug 1915 Page 5


LETHBRIDGE.—Died at his residence, 56 Hunter-street, West Maitland, on July 6, 1915, George Henry Lethbridge, aged 73 years. 3048 THANKS. MRS. GEORGE H. LETHBRIDGE and FAMILY desire to return their sincere THANKS to all those who forwarded Cards, Letters, Telegrams, and Floral Tributes on the occasion of their Iate sad bereavement. 3049


Family with parents
Birth: about 1799
Death: October 5, 1865Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: February 1, 1805 46 40Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 17, 1872
Marriage: July 25, 1826England, United Kingdom
19 months
elder sister
Birth: February 23, 1828 29 23Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1828Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
elder brother
Birth: May 13, 1829 30 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1891Homebush, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9 months
elder brother
Birth: January 29, 1830 31 24Prospect, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Birth: May 27, 1832 33 27Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1900
19 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
Birth: December 10, 1835 36 30New South Wales, Australia
3 years
Birth: September 11, 1838 39 33Penrith, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger brother
Birth: July 29, 1843 44 38New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 6, 1915West Maitland, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia