Charles Basil Roberts (Bon)

Charles Basil “Bon” Roberts

Name: ROBERTS Charles Basil

Date of Birth: 1881

Birth Location: North Capel Farm, Capel

Also Known As: Bon

Age at Burial: 54 years

Date of Death: August 29, 1936

Death Location: Capel

Date of Burial: August 31, 1936

Denomination: Anglican B

Row/Grave: Row 11 Grave 144

Grave Transcription:


Loving Memory





DIED 29 TH AUG. 1936


Father: Charles Fox Roberts born: 22 February 1844, North Capel Farm, Capel. Died: 20 January 1923 “Lutterworth”, Capel. Buried Capel Cemetery.

Mother: Hannah Hurst born: 17 March 1841, Leicestershire, England. Died: 14 August 1917, Perth. Buried Capel Cemetery.

Grandfather (Father): William Jenkin Roberts (Snr) born: 1796, Veryan, Cornwall, England. Died: 26 April 1883. Buried Bunbury Pioneer Cemetery.

Grandmother (Father): Isabella Jenkin 1799, Cornelly, England. Died: 9 August 1875. Buried Bunbury Pioneer Cemetery.

Grandfather (Mother): Unknown

Grandmother (Mother): Eliza Hurst born: 22 January 1823, Leichestershire, England. Died: 1850 Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England.


William Charles Fox Roberts born: 21 July 1865 Capel. Died: 8 January 1946. Buried Nannup Cemetery. 1. Married 1888 Mary Longbottom. 2. Married 19 July 1909 Alice “Maud” Hambridge.

Clara Ann Roberts born:  1866 Capel. Died: 11 January 1931. Buried Karrakatta Cemetery. Married 10 September 1888 William James Bovell.

Susan Sophia Roberts born: 1867 Capel. Died: 7 September 1928. Buried Brighton Cemetery Melbourne. 1. Married 3 May 1892 George Crampen Rosselotty. 2. Married 28 February 1898 Rev. John “Jack” Beukers.

Herbert Henry Roberts born: 21 March 1869 Capel. Died: 20 October 1942. Buried Capel Cemetery. Married 22 June 1898 Rose Campbell Forrest.

Frank Albert Roberts born: 17 March 1871 Capel. Died: 22 January 1939. Buried Capel Cemetery. Married 18 September 1894 Mary Jane “Janie” Higgins.

Capel Hannah “Pink” Roberts born: 1872 Capel. Died: 17 December 1920. Buried Karrakatta Cemetery. Married 10 September 1904 James Hargrave Shekleton.

Charles Basil Roberts born/died: 1873 (lived approx. 6 weeks)

Edith Isabella Roberts born: 1874 Capel. Died: 27 November 1953. Buried Bunbury Cemetery. Married 1893 Arnold William “Jack” Chapman.

Catherine “Emily” Roberts born: 1876 Capel. Died: 15 October 1954. Buried Old Mandurah Cemetery. Married 22 March 1899 George “Melville” Tuckey.

Baby Girl Roberts born/died: 1878

Grace Elizabeth Roberts born: 1879 Capel. Died: 23 July 1928. Buried Capel Cemetery. 1. Married 1900 James Phillip Shiel. 2. De facto/ Married David John “Peter” Chapman.

Ilma Jane Roberts born: 1886 Died: 18 December 1920. Buried Karrakatta Cemetery. Married 26 December 1913 Thomas Evans “Jack” Glynn.

Spouse: 1. Married 19 March 1907 Margaret Emily Roberts born: Died: 28 August 1909. 2. Married 1911 Elizabeth Ellen “Sis” Thompson (nee Nelms) born: 1882 Died: 24 February 1984. Cremated Karrakatta Cemetery.

Children: Nil

Occupation: Farmer

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Mr. Charles B. Roberts, of Stirling Estate, near Capel, died suddenly at his home on Saturday at the age of 52 years. His wife visited Bunbury on that day, and when she returned about 6.30 p.m. she found Mr. Roberts on the verandah dead. A doctor was summoned from Bunbury, but he was unable to give a certificate of death and Constable Woodland was sent out to bring the body into Bunbury for a post-mortem examination. These proceedings established the fact that death was due to natural causes. It is stated that Mr. Roberts had complained on several occasions of pains around the heart and his death is attributed to heart failure. Deceased was the youngest son of the late Mr. Charles Roberts one of the oldest pioneers of the district, was born at Capel and lived there all his life. He leaves no children.

The funeral took place on Monday afternoon after a service had been held in the Anglican Church, Capel, at 2 o’clock and thence proceeded to the Capel cemetery where the remains were interred. The Rev. Lerpiniere, of Boyanup, conducted the service. The pallbearers were Messrs. J.Lodge, H. Tuckey, T. Jamieson, A. Dunkley, J. J. Higgins, J. Hornibrook.

Wm. Brittain & Son carried out the funeral arrangements.

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Charles Basil Roberts Headstone
Bon, Ilma, Clara & Pink