John Robert Henry Robertson

ID# 6960, (9 Apr 1856 - )

John Robert Henry Robertson was born on 9 Apr 1856 at 15 Holmes Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

John Robert Henry Robertson
at 11PM
Parents: Archibald Robertson, Joiner & Jane Robertson MS Wilson

Archibald Robertson, Father was the informant of the birth.1,2

John Robert Henry Robertson was also known as Henry Robertson.

     Research Note:
I located details of the 1861 & 1871 Census showing Henry with his parents. He is recorded as Henry and in 1871 as Henry R.

His father Archibald Robertson died in Oct 1878. His death certificate shows he has been married twice, to previously Marion Gray (this is actually Ann Gray) in 1840, and to Jane Wilson in 1847.

Jane Robertson is listed on the 1881 Census and still living at Gatesdie St, Hamilton, where Archibald had died.

Henry Robertson married Jane Gardner, daughter of Alexander Gardner and Helen Provan, on 19 Aug 1878 at Auchinraith, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland

Henry Robertson,
Journeyman Joiner (Bachelor) aged 23
Usual Res:Woodside Walk, Hamilton
Parents: Archibald Robertson, Journeyman Joiner & Jane Robertson MS Wilson

Jane Gardner,
Domestic Servant, (Spinster) aged 26
Usual Res: Mount Pleasant, Bothwell
Parents: Alexander Gardiner, Pitheadman, & Helen Gardiner MS Provan

Agnes Gardiner & Andrew MacPherson were witnesses.

It is interesting to note that both Henry and Jane have lied about their actual age when married. Henry has increased his age, as actually born in 1856, meaning he was 22 and Jane who was born c 1849, was 29 when she married and not 26 as she states.1,3

     Research Note:

After their marriage I have not been able to locate or id correctly details on Census, deaths, or children relating to Jane and Henry Robertson.

I suspect they may have immigrated, perhaps to Canada or even to Australia or NZ. More records and details need to be searched at this stage.

I have located via an Ancestry Tree, a record of a Henry Robert John Robertson who married a Maria Hinton in 1884, Newcastle NSW Australia.
There is also a record for a death of a Jane Robertson who died in 1882, no other details recorded on the index, apart from Father Unknown and had died at Sydney. No age listed.
At this stage I do not know if this is our Jane or not ?

Family: John Robert Henry Robertson and Jane Gardner


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1856 Hamilton, Lanark, 647/01 0140. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1878 Blantyre Lanark, 624/00 0036.