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It seems that William and Jane ROBINS had at least twelve children born in Cornwall and a son who was born At Sea on 21 Sep 1833 on the voyage to Tasmania on the barque Ann which arrived 29 Sep 1833 in Hobart from London via Plymouth. Four more children were born in Hobart. One of these was an unnamed male born 1835 in Hobart whose identity is not yet known.

Five of the children can be traced in Victoria from 1840 and this could be the deaths of the parents in Victoria:
Jane ROBINS died 1842 aged 50 yrs Melbourne, St James C of E Melbourne [Vic 4484]. If so then she would have been born about 1792. Could be Jenefer ACKERLY chr 23 Feb 1789 d/o John ACKERLY/Elizabeth GEACH, Mabe Cornwall.
William ROBINS died 1872 aged 74 yrs, bp Kent, England, parents unknown [Vic 4978] This would give a birth date of 1798.
William ROBINS and Jenefer ACKERLY were married 22 Apr 1807, C of E Mabe, Cornwall, England. (BP)

Sixteen children of William and Jane/Jenefer ACKERLY/ACKERLEY:

1. William ROBINS chr 3 Jul 1808 s/o of William/Jane St Gluvias, Cornwall [IGI] Died before 1821 when another William was christened.

2. Gertrude Trethewey ROBINS chr 7 Jun 1810 d/o William/Jenefer, St Gluvias, Cornwall [IGI]

3. Thomas Ackerley ROBINS chr 17 Jan 1813 St Gluvias, Cornwall [IGI]
Thomas Ackerley ROBINS d 1879 aged 67 yrs bp Cornwall s/o -/- [Vic 1520]
Victorian Probate Index: 18/695 Thomas A ROBINS late of Geelong, Tentmaker, d 2 Feb 1879, Admin, Date of Grant: 28 Feb 1879 to Gertrude R WOOD (daughter).
Thomas ROBINS m 25 Oct 1837 in (Launceston) Tasmania, Elizabeth FOWLER [AVR 3938]
Elizabeth FOWLER b abt 1813 Devon, England
Eliza ROBINS d 1870 aged 57 yrs bp Totnes, Devon d/o William FOWLER/Elizabeth [Vic 1255]
In the 1847 Port Phillip Directory Thomas Ackerly ROBINS is listed as a Storeman at North Corio. He was a Master Mariner on the marriage certificate of his son William Ackerley ROBINS in 1869.

Thomas Ackerley ROBINS m 1837 Elizabeth FOWLER

4. Elizabeth Ackerly ROBINS chr 17 Jan 1813 St Gluvias, Cornwall d/o William/Jane [IGI] arrived Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1833. Died? married before 1840 in Tasmania to Henry LEWIS (not found).

Two children of Henry LEWIS and Elizabeth Ackerly ROBINS

(No evidence of children Nos. 5-10 in Tasmania or Victoria.)

5. Mary Ackerly ROBINS b 19 Jul 1815, chr 21 Sep 1817 Wesleyan Church, Penryn, Cornwall s/o William/Jane [IGI, BP]

6. Jane Agnes ROBINS b 1 Nov 1816, chr 21 Sep 1817 Wesleyan Church, Penryn, Cornwall s/o William/Jane [IGI, BP]

7. William ROBINS chr 27 Jul 1821 St Austell Cornwall s/o William/Jane [IGI]

8. Nicholas George ROBINS chr 27 Jul 1821 St Austell, Cornwall s/o William/Jane [IGI]

9. Mary ROBINS chr 27 Jul 1821 St Austell, Cornwall d/o William/Jane [IGI]

10. Naomi ROBINS chr 30 Nov 1822 Uny Lelant, Cornwall d/o William/Jane [IGI]

11. John ROBINS b 1824, chr 26 Dec 1827 St Austell, Cornwall s/o William/Jane [IGI]

12. Ann ROBINS chr 26 Dec 1827 St Austell, Cornwall d/o William/Jane [IGI]

13. George Henry ROBINS b 21 Sep 1833 At Sea s/o William/Jane [5634/1834] (Died before 1838)

14. Louisa Ann ROBINS b or chr 26 Sep 1835 Hobart, Tasmania d/o William/Jane - [AVR 6220]
Louisa Ann CLOSE d 1915 aged 79 yrs Shepparton d/o unk/unk [Vic 11163] b 1836
Louisa Ann ROBINS m 1852 St Andrew's C of E Brighton, John Thomas CLOSE [Vic 20389/f320, also 20389A/ f1144]
John Thomas CLOSE b abt 1833, d 1909 aged 79 yrs Nine Mile Creek [Vic 13717]

John Thomas CLOSE m 1852 Louisa Ann ROBINS

15. Unnamed ROBINS b 1835 Hobart, Tasmania child of William and Jane ROBINS [6358]

16. Emma Jane ROBINS b 1838 Tasmania d/o William/Jane [8544]
Emma Jane d 1898 aged 60 yrs Shepparton d/o David RADLEY/Jane FULTON [Vic 4751] (Confusion here about names of parents.)
Emma ROBINS m 1854 David RADLEY [Vic 2112]
David RADLEY b abt 1831 England.
David RADLEY died 1878 aged 47 yrs s/o -/- bp Esse(x) [Vic 9351]

David RADLEY m 1854 Emma Jane ROBINS

15. George ROBINS b 1838 to William and Jane, Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist, Parish: Glenorchy, Hobart, Port Arthur (Tas) Vol Ref V1838 1813, 162A Reg Year 1838 [BP]

Brian Petts has helped with ACKERLY information and has traced ROBINS descendants. Joan Edwards has provided more details of the ROBINS/FOWLER line.

Henry LEWIS and Elizabeth Ackerly ROBINS

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