Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Margaret TOWERSAge: 79 years18341914

Name
Margaret TOWERS
Given names
Margaret
Surname
TOWERS
Married name
Margaret ROBINSON
Birth November 24, 1834 28 29
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Citation details: V1834641 18/1834 TOWERS MARGARET THOMAS ELIZABETH
Birth of a sisterIsabella TOWERS
about 1837 (Age 2 years)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1278
Birth of a sisterSarah Ann TOWERS
about 1840 (Age 5 years)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 913
Marriage of a siblingJames William THOMPSONJane TOWERSView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 22, 1842 (Age 7 years)
Address: Church of England
Citation details: V1842570 26C/1842 THOMPSON JAMES TOWERS JANE CT
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Citation details: 16 Novermber 2010
Thompson - James and Towers - Jane - Permission to marry.
Thompson - James and Towers - Jane - Permission to marry.

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Marriage Certificate - Thompson - James and Towers - Jane
Marriage Certificate - Thompson - James and Towers - Jane

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Birth of a sisterMary Emma TOWERS
July 19, 1842 (Age 7 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Citation details: V18421688 26A/1842 TOWERS MARY E THOMAS ELIZABETH
Birth of a brotherThomas TOWERS
April 3, 1846 (Age 11 years)
Citation details: V18462477 31A/1846 TOWERS THOMAS THOMAS ELIZABETH
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a brotherHenry George TOWERS
April 3, 1846 (Age 11 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255 and 1256
Citation details: V18462714 33A/1846 TOWERS HENRY THOMAS EILZABETH
Note: Please note that the Pre 1860 Pioneer Register has his DOB as 1848. This appears to be incorrect as …
Death of a brotherThomas TOWERS
about 1849 (Age 14 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V18491241 34B/1849 TOWERS THOMAS INFANT
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
MarriageWilliam Chowne ROBINSONView this family
May 17, 1852 (Age 17 years)
Citation details: V1852856 38C/1852 ROBINSON WILLIAM TOWERS MARGARET CT
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Citation details: 26 June 2010
Text:

I found your website and want to congratulate you on a big effort! You have quite a few of my family member listed, including William Chowne Robinson and Elizabeth Trotter who are my great grandmother's grandparents. I can send you more details (by the way,they had no son Alexander, sorry!) if you would like to add to your database. They had six children: You have the eldest two correct, after that they had William Chowne II in 1843, Thomas in 1845, James in around 1847(died soon after birth) and Mary in 1848. Mary survived her mother who died in 1848, but died of convulsions sometime around 1853. She was adopted by John and Susannah Trotter who couldn't have children of their own. William remarried in 1852 to Margaret Mary Towers and had fifteen more children!

Birth of a daughter
#1
Isabella Jane ROBINSON
calculated 1853 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: 24 March 2012
Text:

"Hi, when you list the children of William C Robinson and Margaret Towers, you miss my great grandmother who was their daughter. She is Isabella Jane Robinson b. 1853 at Bendolba, d. 1935. She married George Neil. I have birth cert. In turn she is missing everywhere, so I am trying to correct this."

Birth Certificate - Neil - Ottlie Eva
Birth Certificate - Neil - Ottlie Eva

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Note: The birth certificate of her daughter Ottlie includes the information that Isabella was 36 years of age at the time of her birth in 1889.
Birth of a daughter
#2
Sarah A ROBINSON
about 1855 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: V18554384 42B/1855 ROBINSON SARAH A WILLIAM MARGARET
Marriage of a siblingThomas IRWINIsabella TOWERSView this family
May 8, 1855 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: V1855431 82/1855 IRWIN THOMAS TOWERS ISABELLA QA
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256 and 1278
Marriage of a siblingEdward DONKINSarah Ann TOWERSView this family
Type: Religious marriage
May 8, 1855 (Age 20 years)
Address: Bendolba
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: V18551103 43B/1855 DONKIN EDWARD TOWERS SARAH A MA
Text:

The district signified by the MA indicates that the marriage was conducted accortding to the rites of the Church of England and registered at the Australian Agricultural Company, Dungog, Eldon, Stroud or Uffington.

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 913 and 915
Birth of a daughter
#3
Ann ROBINSON
about 1857 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: 6367/1857 ROBINSON ANN WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingJohn IRWINElizabeth TOWERSView this family
about 1857 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: 1702/1857 IRWIN JOHN TOWERS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a son
#4
John ROBINSON
about 1858 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: V18581896 159/1858 ROBINSON JOHN WILLIAM MARGARET
Text:

There is also this reference:

6784/1858 ROBINSON JOHN WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG

Birth of a daughter
#5
Jane ROBINSON
about 1859 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 7148/1859 ROBINSON JANE WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingHenry BIGNELLMary Emma TOWERSView this family
April 24, 1860 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: 1582/1860 BIGNELL HENRY TOWERS MARY EMMA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a daughter
#6
Elizabeth ROBINSON
about 1861 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 7153/1861 ROBINSON ELIZABETH WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Birth of a son
#7
Henry ROBINSON
about 1863 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: 7343/1863 ROBINSON HENRY WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Birth of a daughter
#8
Louisa ROBINSON
about 1864 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: V18644291 40/1864 ROBINSON LOUISA WILLIAM MARGARET
Birth of a son
#9
Edward ROBINSON
about 1864 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 8098/1864 ROBINSON EDWARD WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Birth of a daughter
#10
Mary ROBINSON
about 1866 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: 8127/1866 ROBINSON MARY WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingJoseph Joshua ATKINSJane TOWERSView this family
August 25, 1866 (Age 31 years)
Address: Durham
Citation details: 1913/1866 ATKINS JOSEPH THOMPSON JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1110
Marriage Certificate - Atkins - Joseph and Thompson - Jane
Marriage Certificate - Atkins - Joseph and Thompson - Jane

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Birth of a son
#11
Alfred James ROBINSON
about 1868 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 8882/1868 ROBINSON ALFRED J WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Birth of a son
#12
Walter ROBINSON
about 1869 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: 10303/1869 ROBINSON WALTER WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingHenry George TOWERSIsabella Matilda BIGNELLView this family
November 20, 1869 (Age 34 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1256
Citation details: 2238/1869 TOWERS HENRY BIGNELL ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Birth of a daughter
#13
Edith ROBINSON
about 1871 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 9782/1871 ROBINSON EDITH WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Birth of a daughter
#14
Charlotte ROBINSON
about 1874 (Age 39 years)
Citation details: 10287/1874 ROBINSON CHARLOTTE WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Birth of a son
#15
Samuel ROBINSON
about 1875 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 10646/1875 ROBINSON SAMUEL WILLIAM MARGARET DUNGOG
Marriage of a childSamuel ATKINSSarah A ROBINSONView this family
about 1876 (Age 41 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1110
Citation details: 2497/1876 ATKINS SAMUEL ROBINSON SARAH A DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#1
Samuel H ATKINS
about 1877 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: 11314/1877 ATKINS SAMUEL H SAMUEL SARAH DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Gertrude ATKINS
about 1878 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: 12133/1878 ATKINS GERTRUDE SAMUEL SARAH A DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Unnamed ATKINS
about 1879 (Age 44 years)
Citation details: 12945/1879 ATKINS UNNAMED SAMUEL SARAH JANE DUNGOG
Death of a granddaughterUnnamed ATKINS
about 1879 (Age 44 years)
Citation details: 5363/1879 ATKINS FEMALE INFANT SAMUEL SARAH A DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Beatrice ATKINS
about 1880 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: 13682/1880 ATKINS BEATRICE SAMUEL SARAH DUNGOG
Marriage of a childGeorge NEILIsabella Jane ROBINSONView this family
about 1881 (Age 46 years)
Citation details: 3692/1881 NEIL GEORGE ROBINSON ISABELLA J DUNGOG
Birth Certificate - Neil - Ottlie Eva
Birth Certificate - Neil - Ottlie Eva

Note: Image kindly provided by Billie Johns.

Birth of a grandson
#5
William W NEIL
about 1882 (Age 47 years)
Citation details: 15114/1882 NEIL WILLIAM W GEORGE ISABELLA J DUNGOG
Death of a fatherThomas TOWERS
November 21, 1882 (Age 47 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7904/1882 TOWERS THOMAS AGE 76 YEARS DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a grandson
#6
Kenneth NEIL
about 1883 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: 16457/1883 NEIL KENNETH GEORGE ISABELLA J DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#7
Frank Towers ATKINS
about 1883 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: 19763/1883 ATKINS FRANK T SAMUEL SARAH ANN WINGHAM
Birth of a grandson
#8
Herbert E ATKINS
about 1884 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: 21788/1884 ATKINS HERBERT E SAMUEL SARAH A WINGHAM
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Isabella J NEIL
about 1885 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: 18643/1885 NEIL ISABELLA J GEORGE ISABELLA J DUNGOG
Death of a grandsonKenneth NEIL
about 1885 (Age 50 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9486/1885 NEIL KENNETH GEORGE ISABELLA J DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Blanche NEIL
about 1886 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: 19669/1886 NEIL BLANCHE GEORGE ISABELLA J DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Margarite I ATKINS
about 1886 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: 23333/1886 ATKINS MARGARITE I SAMUEL SARAH TAREE
Marriage of a childFrederick William Bosanko LEANJane ROBINSONView this family
June 19, 1886 (Age 51 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 977
Citation details: 5485/1886 LEAN FREDERICK W B ROBINSON JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Edith I ATKINS
about 1887 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: 23895/1887 ATKINS EDITH I SAMUEL SARAH A TAREE
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Lydia LEAN
about 1887 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: 23673/1887 LEAN LYDIA FREDERICK B JANE TAREE
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Edith A NEIL
about 1888 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: 20524/1888 NEIL EDITH A GEORGE ISABELLA J DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#15
Edith Annie LEAN
about 1888 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: 24538/1888 LEAN EDITH A FREDERICK W B JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Ottlie Eva NEIL
May 1, 1889 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: 19681/1889 NEIL OTTLIE E GEORGE ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth Certificate - Neil - Ottlie Eva
Birth Certificate - Neil - Ottlie Eva

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Birth of a grandson
#17
Alfred J ATKINS
about 1889 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: 23152/1889 ATKINS ALFRED J SAMUEL SARAH A TAREE
Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Emily Jane LEAN
about 1889 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: 23287/1889 LEAN EMILY J FREDERICK W B JANE TAREE
Birth of a granddaughter
#19
Margaret W NEIL
about 1891 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: 12511/1891 NEIL MARGARET W GEORGE ISABELLA J DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#20
Frederick W LEAN
about 1891 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: 33996/1891 LEAN FREDERICK W FREDERICK W B JANE TAREE
Death of a daughterSarah A ROBINSON
about 1891 (Age 56 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14327/1891 ATKINS SARAH A WILLIAM MARGARET TAREE
Birth of a grandson
#21
Walter H LEAN
about 1892 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: 34622/1892 LEAN WALTER H FREDERICK W B JANE TAREE
Death of a motherElizabeth FLETCHER
December 26, 1892 (Age 58 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5058/1892 TOWERS ELIZABETH GEORGE MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a granddaughter
#22
Mona NEIL
about 1893 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: 13056/1893 NEIL MONA GEORGE ISABELLA J DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#23
Arthur E LEAN
about 1893 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: 34836/1893 LEAN ARTHUR E FREDERICK W B JANE TAREE
Publication: jpg file of family tree
Birth of a grandson
#24
Herbert J LEAN
about 1895 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: 8043/1895 LEAN HERBERT J FREDERICK W B JANE TAREE
Death of a grandsonWalter H LEAN
about 1895 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: 10369/1895 LEAN WALTER H FREDERICK W B JANE TAREE
Birth of a grandson
#25
David Manning LEAN
about 1896 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: 26045/1896 LEAN DAVID M FREDERICK W B JANE TAREE
Death of a husbandWilliam Chowne ROBINSON
about 1897 (Age 62 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 11600/1897 ROBINSON WILLIAM C WILLIAM JANE DUNGOG
Citation details: 28 June 2010
Text:

In part:

"Re: /1897 ROBINSON WILLIAM C WILLIAM JANE DUNGOG Yes that's him - I have William Chowne Robinson's death certificate and yes he died in 1897 at Bendolba near Dungog. The parents on his death certificate are incorrect, (William and Jane are actually his SON and his SON's wife) - his parents were Richard Robinson and Hannah Rae Chowne. The reason for them not being on his death certificate - Richard was a convict!"

Birth of a granddaughter
#26
Eleanor LEAN
about 1898 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: 16359/1898 LEAN ELEANOR FREDERICK W B JANE TAREE
Birth of a granddaughter
#27
Florence Ada LEAN
about 1899 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: 35116/1899 LEAN FLORENCE A FREDERICK W B JANE TAREE
Death of a grandsonSamuel H ATKINS
about 1899 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: 5384/1899 ATKINS SAMUEL H SAMUEL SARAH A DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#28
Percy Chown LEAN
about 1901 (Age 66 years)
Citation details: 17212/1901 LEAN PERCY C FREDERICK W R JANE TAREE
Death of a sisterJane TOWERS
April 21, 1902 (Age 67 years)
Address: "Canningalla"
Informant: William ATKINSstep-son
Cause: Carcinoma and exhaustion
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5026/1902 ATKINS JANE THOMAS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Death Certificate - Atkins - Jane
Death Certificate - Atkins - Jane

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Shared note: "CANNINGALLA"
Death of a sisterElizabeth TOWERS
January 17, 1904 (Age 69 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1277
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1138/1904 IRWIN ELIZABETH THOMAS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Death of a sisterMary Emma TOWERS
November 13, 1907 (Age 72 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14382/1907 BIGNALL MARY E THOMAS ELIZABETH MANILLA
Marriage of a grandchildGranville S PEARSONEmily Jane LEANView this family
about 1911 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: 4520/1911 PEARSON GRANVILLE S LEAN EMILY J ANNANDALE
Death of a sisterIsabella TOWERS
March 22, 1912 (Age 77 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1278
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5640/1912 IRWIN ISABELLA THOMAS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Death October 26, 1914 (Age 79 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 18387/1914 ROBINSON MARGARET THOMAS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Burial
Cemetery: St. Peters Anglican
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder sister
5 years
elder sister
4 years
herself
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
Thomas TOWERS
Birth: April 3, 1846 40 40Morpeth, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1849New South Wales, Australia
younger brother
Family with William Chowne ROBINSON - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: May 17, 1852Bolwarra, , New South Wales, Australia
19 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
Henry ROBINSON
Birth: about 1863 51 28Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1919Bellingen, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
1 year
son
Edward ROBINSON
Birth: about 1864 52 29Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1921Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
Alfred James ROBINSON
Birth: about 1868 56 33Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1951Liverpool, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Walter ROBINSON
Birth: about 1869 57 34Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1933Balmain South, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Edith ROBINSON
Birth: about 1871 59 36Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1958Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
2 years
son
Samuel ROBINSON
Birth: about 1875 63 40Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1960Sutherland, , New South Wales, Australia
William Chowne ROBINSON + Elizabeth “Betsy” TROTTER - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: August 8, 1839Paterson, , New South Wales, Australia
17 months
step-daughter
3 years
step-son
2 years
step-son
3 years
step-son
3 years
step-son
13 months
step-daughter

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V1834641 18/1834 TOWERS MARGARET THOMAS ELIZABETH
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V1852856 38C/1852 ROBINSON WILLIAM TOWERS MARGARET CT
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
MarriageEmails - Lyndy Cracknell
Citation details: 26 June 2010
Text:

I found your website and want to congratulate you on a big effort! You have quite a few of my family member listed, including William Chowne Robinson and Elizabeth Trotter who are my great grandmother's grandparents. I can send you more details (by the way,they had no son Alexander, sorry!) if you would like to add to your database. They had six children: You have the eldest two correct, after that they had William Chowne II in 1843, Thomas in 1845, James in around 1847(died soon after birth) and Mary in 1848. Mary survived her mother who died in 1848, but died of convulsions sometime around 1853. She was adopted by John and Susannah Trotter who couldn't have children of their own. William remarried in 1852 to Margaret Mary Towers and had fifteen more children!

DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 18387/1914 ROBINSON MARGARET THOMAS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
BurialPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256