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Alfred & Eliza Roberson
Coolamatong c1869



Alfred Roberson was born Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire England in 1843. He arrived in Australia on 27th Dec 1852 as a child with his father Francis, mother Lydia, (nee Abbess) and brothers Charles, William, Benjamin, and sister Mary Ann, as assisted immigrants, on board the "Wilson Kennedy"

In 1869 at Bombala, Alfred married Eliza, daughter of David Rayner, and Margaret (Nee Reddock)
Alfred and Eliza, had a family of 12 children Lydia Alice, 1870, Emma 1871, Arthur Charles 1873, Annie 1875, David 1878, Evelyn 1879, Frederick James 1881,George 1884, Eva 1886, Eliza 1889, Alfred 1891 and William 1893. Their property was called "Slap-Up"

Obituary Monaro Mercury 28 August 1922
Records the death of Alfred Roberson state he was born at Cambridgeshire, England and came to Australia with his parents.
They came to the Monaro and the deceased took up land when 22 years old at Coolamatong. He married Elizabeth Raynor of Bombala in 1879. He leaves a widow and family. Mrs. Johnson of Hilltop, Berridale, Mrs Dawkins; Mrs Wallace; Mrs Williamson and Mrs. Hemming all of Jindabyne; Mrs Blackburn of Ariah Park, Messrs Arthur, Wagga David, Tuross; William Slapup, Alfred Ariah Park; 38 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Obituary Monaro Mercury, Dec. 1929
The death took place on Tuesday last of
Mrs. Eliza Roberson, widow of the late Alfred Roberson formerly of Slap-up, at the age of 78 years. Her husband predeceased her seven years since. Mrs. Roberson who was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs Rayner of Bibbenluke, was born at Delegate and resided during her life at Bombala and Cooma. She leaves a family of five sons, and six daughters. Her sons are Arthur, of Wagga, David of Jindabyne, George of Slap-up, and Alfred and William of Jindabyne. Her son Frederick enlisted for service in the great war, but died in camp in Goulburn. Her daughters are Mrs. J. Johnson and Mrs. J. Dawkin of Cooma, Mrs. R. Wallace of Sydney, Mrs. C. Hemming's and Mrs. C. Williamson of Jindabyne, and Mrs. Blackburn of Wyalong. There are also 45 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. Her two sisters are Mrs. Charles Roberson and Mrs. Harry Chapronier.
The funeral which was largely attended, took place at Gegedzerick cemetery, the Rev Cutcliffe officiating. The Pall bearers were Messrs. Colin Household, George A.W. Roberson, Charles Williamson,and Charles Hemming's. Mr. F.H. Allen carried out the funeral arrangements.
Wreaths were from her loving sons and daughters, Ermina Jack and family, Annie Bob and family, Uncle Will, Auntie Jane and family, Harold Gert and Family, Helen McGregor, the Bullman family and Mrs. Avery, Mr. & Mrs A. Wallace and family, Mrs. C. Spencer and family, Mr. & Mrs Golding and Mrs. Rush, Mr. & Mrs. D. McGregor and family, Ivy Harry and family, A.Girvan and family, Ossie Ethel and baby Jim, Mr. & Mrs. Gelding and Grace, Kate and Maggie Mollie and Herb Williams. Eileen Colin and babies, Mr. & Mrs. Jamieson, (Slatefield) Amos and Alma Southern, Harry and Sylvia Blewitt, Con Grace and family.
Alfred and Eliza are buried in the Gegedzerick Cemetery.


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