Jane Witt

9 September 1848–15 January 1900 (Age 51)
Wellington, New Zealand

The Life of Jane

When Jane Witt was born on 9 September 1848, in Wellington, New Zealand, her father, Henry Witt, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Winkworth, was 20. She married George Henry Rance Robinson in 1864, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 15 January 1900, in Hunterville, Rangitikei, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Rance Robinson
1841–1913
Jane Witt
1848–1900
Marriage: 1864
Sarah Jane Robinson
1865–
Frederick William Robinson
1866–
George Henry Robinson
1868–
Robert Robinson
1870–
Thomas Robinson
1872–1929
Clara Emma Robinson
1874–
Deborah Louisa Robinson
1877–1930
James Alfred Robinson
1879–1932
Charles Robinson
1880–
William Henry Robinson
1881–1947
Maud Robinson
1881–
Mabel Dolly Robinson
1881–1955
Leonard Robinson
1882–
Fanny May Robinson
1884–

Spouse and Children

    George Henry Rance Robinson

    Male1841–1913Male

    Female1848–1900Female

MARRIAGE
1864
New Zealand
children

(14)

    Sarah Jane Robinson

    Female1865–Female

    Frederick William Robinson

    Male1866–Male

    George Henry Robinson

    Male1868–Male

    Robert Robinson

    Male1870–Male

    Thomas Robinson

    Male1872–1929Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Witt

    Male1821–1864Male

    Eliza Winkworth

    Female1828–1889Female

siblings

(8)

    Deborah Witt

    Female1842–1929Female

    Thomas Witt

    Male1845–1922Male

    Mary Ann Witt

    Female1846–1847Female

    Caroline Witt

    Female1846–Female

    Female1848–1900Female

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1858 · New Provinces Act

Age 10

The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.
1860 · First Taranaki War

Age 12

The First Taranaki War was an armed conflict between the Māori people and the New Zealand Government over rights of land ownership. It was fought by more than 3,500 troops from Australia, as well as over one-thousand Māori. Total losses among the two armies are estimated to be around 440 men. The war ended in a ceasefire, although the British claimed that they had won the war.,
1863 · New Zealand Settlements Act

Age 15

The New Zealand Settlements Act was passed to be able to seize any of the land from the Maori tribes who had been in rebellion against the Government since the beginning of the year. This confiscation law targeted Kingitanga Maori mainly because they were whom the government had waged war against in the attempt to restore British Law to the tribes. 

Name Meaning

1 North German: nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from a Middle Low German witte ‘white’.2 South German: from a short form of the old German personal name Wittigo.3 English: variant of White .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Robinson in entry for Sarah Jane Robinson, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Jane Robinson in entry for James Alfred Robinson, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Jane Robinson in entry for William Henry Robinson, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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