William Jenkin Roberts

William Jenkin ROBERTS

Name: ROBERTS William Jenkin Jnr

Date of Birth: 3 March 1828

Birth Location: Cornelly, Cornwall, England

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Age at Burial: 91 years

Date of Death: 6 July 1919

Death Location: Nurse Brown’s Hospital Bunbury.

Date of Burial: 8 July 1919

Denomination: Anglican B

Row/Grave: Row 11 Grave 146

Grave Transcription: No headstone

CDCP Grave Marker: Grave marker with plaque placed by CDCP volunteers,  5 April 2023 (image below)

Father: William Jenkin Roberts Snr born: 1796 England. Died: 26 April 1883 Buried Bunbury Pioneer Cemetery.

Mother: Isabella Jenkin born: 1799 England. Died: 9 August 1875 Buried Bunbury Pioneer Cemetery.

Grandfather (Father): William Jenkin Roberts born: 1763 England. Died: 1813 England.

Grandmother (Father): Elizabeth Bullock born: 1760 England. Died: 1814 England.

Grandparents (Mother): Unknown


Matilda Roberts born: 1826 England. Died: On board ship to Australia – Buried at Sea 1842/43.

Elizabeth Roberts born: 1827 England. Died: 18 March 1877 Buried Bunbury Pioneer Cemetery. (It was reported in the 1850’s by a visiting surgeon, Henry Richardson, from the convict ship “Sultana”, that Elizabeth was a “poor, silly thing”. It can only be assumed that she was intellectually handicapped.)

Frederick Roberts born: 19 January 1830 Cornelly, Cornwall, England. Died: 12 July 1913 Buried Capel Cemetery. Married 1855 Johanna Ryan.

Thomas Roberts born: 1832 England.  Died: 1832 Buried England.

Catherine Roberts born: 21 October 1834 England. Died: 18 January 1923 Buried Bunbury Pioneer Cemetery. Married 20 November 1850 John Scott Jnr.

Jane Roberts born: 3 August 1835 England. Died: 7 June 1926 Buried Picton Church. Married 6 January 1853 Robert Scott.

Thomas Roberts born: 1838 England. Died: 29 October 1907 Buried Bunbury Pioneer Cemetery. Married 1863 Mary Ann Eliza Properjohn.

Ann Roberts born: 27 December 1840 England. Died: 7 February 1900 Disappeared Presumed Drowned Bunbury-Minninup. Married 21 August 1862 James Ramsay.

Charles Fox Roberts born: 22 February 1844 North Capel Farm, Stirling Estate. Died: 20 January 1923, Lutterworth, Capel. Buried Capel Cemetery. Married 22 September 1864 Hannah Hurst.

Spouse: 1. Elizabeth Hurst born: 1833 Claybrooke, Leicestershire, England. Died: 18 November 1909 Buried Capel Cemetery.

  1. Jane Scott (nee Elms)


Matilda Sophia Roberts born: 17 February 1851 Trencreek, Capel. Died: 8 September 1940 Buried Capel Cemetery. Married March 1876 Henry William Scott.


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