Burial register ID: 7804
Surname: ROBSON
First name: THOMAS
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 67 Years
Cause of death: Syncope Mitral Regurgitation
Burial type:
Date of death: 05-Jul-1897
Date of burial: 07-Jul-1897

Block: 65
Plot: 43

Bio contributor: Marilyn Egerton

Thomas Robson was born about 1830 in Allendale, Northumberland, son of Jacob Robson and Mary Chatt. He emigrated to New Zealand with his second wife Mary Ann Robson (nee Thirlwell) and 9 of his children on the “City of Sparta” ship arriving in Dunedin on 11 September 1880. A further four children were born between their arrival and 1887. The family settled in Henley in a house which was given to them for free by the Henley Land Company on condition that they milk cows. However Thomas fell out with his family and left Henley and as a consequence his family had to leave also. Thomas died on 3rd July 1897 in Dunedin Hospital from “Syncope Mitral Regurgitation” and is buried in a pauper’s grave at the Northern Cemetery.

N.B. Cemetery records show that Thomas Robson died on 5 July 1897, however his death certificate says 3 July 1897.

There are 2 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
CLARKE THOMAS 47 Years 02-Oct-1874 02-Oct-1874
ROBSON THOMAS 67 Years 05-Jul-1897 07-Jul-1897