Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Robert HORSEY

Name
Robert HORSEY
Given names
Robert
Surname
HORSEY
Birth
Publication: August 2008
MarriageElizabeth OWENView this family
November 21, 1831
Publication: August 2008
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary HORSEY
September 6, 1838
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Publication: August 2008
Occupation
Woodman

Christening of a daughterMary HORSEY
October 1, 1838
Publication: August 2008
Birth of a grandson
#1
Robert HORSEY
October 25, 1860
Address: Benevolent Asylum
Citation details: 2108/1860 HORSEY ROBERT - MARY SYDNEY
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Note: More information on the Benevolent Asylum can be found in this PDF file. The file is 183KB.
Horsey Robert
Horsey Robert

Note: Scanned from a photo copy of certificate supplied by Trish Cation.


Birth of a grandson
#2
William H HORSEY
October 25, 1860
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Citation details: 2109/1860 HORSEY WILLIAM H -- MARY SYDNEY
Death of a grandsonWilliam H HORSEY
after October 25, 1860
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1692/1860 HORSEY WILLIAM -- MARY SYDNEY
Marriage of a childMatthew Bartholomew SULLIVANMary HORSEYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 28, 1863
Address: Scots Church Presbyterian
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Citation details: 87/1863 SULLIVAN MATTHEW HORSEY MARY SYDNEY
Note: Married by John Dunmore Lang.
Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary

Note: Scanned image of photo copy of certificate provided by Trish Cation.

Birth of a grandson
#3
James SULLIVAN
about 1864
Citation details: 623/1864 SULLIVAN JAMES MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a grandson
#4
Matthew SULLIVAN
about 1867
Citation details: 2375/1867 SULLIVAN MATTHEW MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Ellen SULLIVAN
about 1869
Citation details: 2656/1869 SULLIVAN ELLEN MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Elizabeth A SULLIVAN
about 1872
Citation details: 854/1872 SULLIVAN ELIZABETH A MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Emily SULLIVAN
about 1876
Citation details: 2345/1876 SULLIVAN EMILY MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a grandson
#8
William SULLIVAN
about 1880
Citation details: 499/1880 SULLIVAN WILLIAM MATTHEW B MARY SYDNEY
Marriage of a grandchildRobert HORSEYEmily Jane JEFFRESSView this family
July 3, 1883
Citation details: 2546/1883 HORSEY ROBERT JEFFRIES EMILY J GLEBE
Citation details: 19 JUN 2008
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Publication: August 2008
Note: Note the spelling of Jeffress as Jeffries on the NSW Marriage Index entry.
Marriage of a grandchildMatthew SULLIVANEliza Jane IKINView this family
about 1887
Citation details: 460/1887 SULLIVAN MATTHEW IKIN ELIZA JANE SYDNEY
Death
Publication: August 2008
Family with Elizabeth OWEN - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 21, 1831Somerset, England, United Kingdom
7 years
daughter

BirthLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
MarriageLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
OccupationMarriage Certificate - Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
DeathLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
SourceMarriage Certificate - Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary

Note: Scanned image of photo copy of certificate provided by Trish Cation.

Type: Certificate