ROBERTSON – Robert 99th and 12th Regiment

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Robert Robertson by Jeanette Lee EPG Gazette 2018 No 4

99th Regiment Lanarkshire

12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge

NameROBERTSON – Robert
Regiment (s)99th and 12th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 849 (99th)
3716 (12th)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd July 1836 / 18 years 6 months / Perth Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationVan Diemen’s Land – 14 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 115 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th June 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Blairgowrie Perthshire Scotland
Pension Districts1858 Perth Scotland
1861 Jersey
1861 Perth Scotland
1864 Tilbury
1864-1867 Western Australia
December 1867 – March 69 Mauritius
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Blairgowrie Perthshire Scotland
Date/Place of Baptism29th June 1817 Blairgowrie Perthshire Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
ROBERTSON Robert / Alexander
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
ANDERSON Elisabeth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsAlexander B Not yet known
James B Not yet known
David B Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
PAGE Janet
c1820 England
Date/Place of Marriage12th December 1842 St Mary’s Chatham Kent England
Children by 1st WifeRobert B  1843 at sea
bap Windsor New South Wales Australia
D Not yet known
Nicholas B 1845 Sydney New South Wales Australia
D Not yet known
Alexander P. B 1847 Sydney New South Wales Australia
D Not yet known
Mary Elizabeth B 1849 Hobart Tasmania Australia
D Not yet known
James A. B 1853 Hobart Tasmania Australia
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
PAGE Nicholas
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
27th October 1864 appointed schoolmaster at Rottnest Island
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Late in 1867: pension paid in Mauritius from December 1867 to March 1869
Date/Place of Death/BurialBetween March 1869, when his pension was paid at Mauritius, and 1871 (UK Census), when his wife said she was a widow. Unknown burial location.
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationCaptain FINNERTY recommended setting up a school on Rottnest for the children of Pensioners and also those of the Government Officials. Suggests Robert ROBERTSON  as a schoolmaster at the additional salary of 1 pound per month. (SROWA Cons 36 Vol 541 folio 195 CSO)