Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Robert HORSEYAge: 7918601940

Name
Robert HORSEY
Given names
Robert
Surname
HORSEY
Birth October 25, 1860 22
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 brotherWilliam 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 brotherWilliam 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 parentMatthew Bartholomew SULLIVANMary HORSEYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 28, 1863 (Age 2)
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 half-brotherJames SULLIVAN
about 1864 (Age 3)
Citation details: 623/1864 SULLIVAN JAMES MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a half-brotherMatthew SULLIVAN
about 1867 (Age 6)
Citation details: 2375/1867 SULLIVAN MATTHEW MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a half-sisterEllen SULLIVAN
about 1869 (Age 8)
Citation details: 2656/1869 SULLIVAN ELLEN MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth A SULLIVAN
about 1872 (Age 11)
Citation details: 854/1872 SULLIVAN ELIZABETH A MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a half-sisterEmily SULLIVAN
about 1876 (Age 15)
Citation details: 2345/1876 SULLIVAN EMILY MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam SULLIVAN
about 1880 (Age 19)
Citation details: 499/1880 SULLIVAN WILLIAM MATTHEW B MARY SYDNEY
MarriageEmily Jane JEFFRESSView this family
July 3, 1883 (Age 22)
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.
Birth of a son
#1
Robert James HORSEY
about 1884 (Age 23)
Citation details: 8181/1884 HORSEY ROBERT J ROBERT EMILY J NEWTOWN
Publication: August 2008
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary M HORSEY
about 1886 (Age 25)
Publication: August 2008
Marriage of a half-siblingMatthew SULLIVANEliza Jane IKINView this family
about 1887 (Age 26)
Citation details: 460/1887 SULLIVAN MATTHEW IKIN ELIZA JANE SYDNEY
Birth of a daughter
#3
Ada Evelyn HORSEY
about 1889 (Age 28)
Citation details: 11695/1889 HORSEY ADA E ROBERT EMILY J NEWTOWN
Death of a daughterAda Evelyn HORSEY
about 1889 (Age 28)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3046/1889 HORSEY ADA E ROBERT EMILY ASHFIELD
Birth of a son
#4
Percy HORSEY
about 1890 (Age 29)
Citation details: 28687/1890 HORSEY PERCY ROBERT EMILY J PETERSHAM
Publication: August 2008
Birth of a son
#5
Alfred J HORSEY
about 1892 (Age 31)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Ethel HORSEY
about 1894 (Age 33)
Citation details: 27580/1894 HORSEY ETHEL ROBERT EMILY J PETERSHAM
Birth of a daughter
#7
May Victoria HORSEY
about 1898 (Age 37)
Citation details: 15131/1898 HORSEY MAY V ROBERT EMILY J PETERSHAM
Death of a sonAlfred J HORSEY
about 1898 (Age 37)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15531/1898 HORSEY ALFRED J ROBERT EMILY J PETERSHAM
Marriage of a childRobert James HORSEYMary Australia SEARLEView this family
about 1903 (Age 42)
Citation details: 5216/1903 HORSEY ROBERT J SEARLE MARY A SYDNEY
Birth of a grandson
#1
Robert Jeffress HORSEY
about 1904 (Age 43)
Citation details: 6267/1904 HORSEY ROBERT J ROBERT J MARY A PETERSHAM
Birth of a grandson
#2
William Charles HORSEY
about 1906 (Age 45)
Citation details: 922/1906 HORSEY WILLIAM G ROBERT J MARY A ASHFIELD
Marriage of a childJames R ALLENMary M HORSEYView this family
about 1914 (Age 53)
Citation details: 211/1914 ALLEN JAMES R HORSEY MARY M SYDNEY
Marriage of a childPercy HORSEYVera May BURNSView this family
about 1915 (Age 54)
Citation details: 4414/1915 HORSEY PERCY BURNS VERA M SYDNEY
Marriage of a childFrederick Dudley William SINDELEthel HORSEYView this family
January 8, 1916 (Age 55)
Citation details: 233/1916 SINDEL FREDERICK D W HORSEY ETHEL SYDNEY
Citation details: 15 Jun 2007
Text:

..."My grandmother was Emily Jane JEFFRESS, daughter of James JEFFRESS and Eliza HOLLEBONE. Emily married Robert HORSEY on 3/7/1883 and they had several children including my grandmoher, Ethel HORSEY. Ethel married Frederick SINDEL in 1916 and my father Frederick was born that year."

Publication: August 2008
Birth of a grandson
#3
Frederick Dudley SINDEL
December 13, 1916 (Age 56)
Citation details: 15 Jun 2007
Text:

..."My grandmother was Emily Jane JEFFRESS, daughter of James JEFFRESS and Eliza HOLLEBONE. Emily married Robert HORSEY on 3/7/1883 and they had several children including my grandmother, Ethel HORSEY. Ethel married Frederick SINDEL in 1916 and my father Frederick was born that year."

Publication: August 2008
Marriage of a childNorman H HANSENMay Victoria HORSEYView this family
about 1917 (Age 56)
Citation details: 10194/1917 HANSEN NORMAN H HORSEY MAY V SYDNEY
Death of a daughterMary M HORSEY
about 1919 (Age 58)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14097/1919 ALLEN MARY M ROBERT EMILY J REDFERN
Birth of a grandson
#4
Edward Henry HORSEY
December 24, 1920 (Age 60)

Citation details: 14 June 2012
Text:

In part:

"Ethel, Vera, Edward & Robert Percival who were all born around 1915 to 1922."

Citation details: 17 June 2012
Text:

In part:

"Edward Henry Horsey b. 24/12/20 d. 17/3/86"

Death of a wifeEmily Jane JEFFRESS
about 1923 (Age 62)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4968/1923 HORSEY EMILY J JAMES ELIZA SYDNEY
Publication: August 2008
Death of a motherMary HORSEY
about 1923 (Age 62)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 13634/1923 SULLIVAN MARY ROBERT MARY RYDE
Citation details: 31 July 2008
Text:

Thanks for adding this information to the database, it's great to have it all recorded. With regard to Mary's death, she died in 1923 and the NSW BDM registration reference is 13634/1923. I also had a look at Ethel Horsey and Frederick William Dudley Sindel's records on your website, and there are no details recorded re the Sindel side of the tree. Do you have any interest in this? I have done lots of research on the family (being a Sindel myself!) and would be happy to give you copies of my records. They have an interesting convict heritage, with several family members being transported from around 1790, and amongst other items of interest I have copies of the Old Bailey court records for my g-g-g=grandfather David Knowland.

MarriageClementina Joan Scott DARCEYView this family
about 1924 (Age 63)
Citation details: 4445/1924 HORSEY ROBERT DARCEY CLEMENTINA J S 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.

Marriage of a grandchildRobert Jeffress HORSEYGrace GALWAYView this family
about 1927 (Age 66)
Citation details: 19346/1927 HORSEY ROBERT J GALWAY GRACE ST PETERS
Death of a half-brotherJames SULLIVAN
about 1928 (Age 67)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1450/1928 SULLIVAN JAMES MATTHEW B MARY ROCKDALE
Marriage of a grandchildWilliam Charles HORSEYElsie Teresa CARLINView this family
about 1929 (Age 68)
Citation details: 459/1929 HORSEY WILLIAM C CARLIN ELSIE T SYDNEY
Occupation
Basket maker
1930 (Age 69)
ResidenceClementina Joan Scott DARCEYView this family
1930 (Age 69)
Address: 405 Harris Street
Death of a sonRobert James HORSEY
about 1934 (Age 73)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2406/1934 HORSEY ROBERT J ROBERT EMILY NEWTOWN
Occupation
Basket maker
1936 (Age 75)
Publication: 1936
ResidenceClementina Joan Scott DARCEYView this family
1936 (Age 75)
Address: 7D Allen Street
Publication: 1936
Occupation
Basket maker
March 6, 1940 (Age 79)
Note: As noted on his death certificate.
Death March 7, 1940 (Age 79)
Address: Lidcombe State Hospital and Home
Cause of death: (1) Chronic myocarditis (2) Senility
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1290/1940 HORSEY ROBERT ROBERT MARY GRANVILLE
Note: A bit more information on the Lidcombe State Hospital can be found at this PDF of about 80KB:
Horsey - Robert
Horsey - Robert

Note: Image scanned from photo copy of certificate kindly supplied by Trish Cation.

Burial March 8, 1940 (1 day after death)
Address: Church of England Section
Cemetery: Rookwood Necropolis
Text:

Witnesses to the burial were:

A Gray, and E Mayles.

Family with parents - View this family
mother
himself
twin brother
William H HORSEY
Birth: October 25, 1860 22Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: after October 25, 1860Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Matthew Bartholomew SULLIVAN - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: January 28, 1863Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
half-brother
James SULLIVAN
Birth: about 1864 26 25Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1928Rockdale, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
half-brother
Matthew SULLIVAN
Birth: about 1867 29 28Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1942Liverpool, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-sister
4 years
half-sister
5 years
half-sister
5 years
half-brother
William SULLIVAN
Birth: about 1880 42 41Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1953Bankstown, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Emily Jane JEFFRESS - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 3, 1883Forest Lodge, , New South Wales, Australia
18 months
son
3 years
daughter
Mary M HORSEY
Birth: about 1886 25 25Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1919Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
Ada Evelyn HORSEY
Birth: about 1889 28 28Newtown, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1889Ashfield, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Percy HORSEY
Birth: about 1890 29 29Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1955Newtown, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Alfred J HORSEY
Birth: about 1892 31 31Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1898Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Ethel HORSEY
Birth: about 1894 33 33Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 7, 1986Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
May Victoria HORSEY
Birth: about 1898 37 37Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1979New South Wales, Australia
Family with Clementina Joan Scott DARCEY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1924Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 2108/1860 HORSEY ROBERT - MARY SYDNEY
BirthEmails - Trish Cation
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.

BirthBirth Certificate - Horsey - Robert
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 2546/1883 HORSEY ROBERT JEFFRIES EMILY J GLEBE
MarriageEmails - Trish Cation
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.

MarriageDeath Certificate - Horsey - Robert
MarriageLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 4445/1924 HORSEY ROBERT DARCEY CLEMENTINA J S SYDNEY
MarriageEmails - Trish Cation
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.

MarriageDeath Certificate - Horsey - Robert
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1936
Publication: 1936
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1936
Publication: 1936
OccupationDeath Certificate - Horsey - Robert
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1290/1940 HORSEY ROBERT ROBERT MARY GRANVILLE
DeathDeath Certificate - Horsey - Robert
BurialDeath Certificate - Horsey - Robert
Text:

Witnesses to the burial were:

A Gray, and E Mayles.