John Roberts

Brief Life History of John

When John Roberts was born in October 1768, in Cemmaes, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Robert, was 35 and his mother, Ann Jervis, was 28. He married Sarah Thomas on 21 August 1802, in Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 30 October 1840, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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John Roberts
Sarah Thomas
Marriage: 21 August 1802
Martha Roberts
Sarah Roberts
Richard Roberts

Sources (16)

  • John Joseph, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • John Roberts, "Wales Marriages, 1541-1900"
  • Jon Roberts in entry for Sarah Roberts, "England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918"

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World Events (7)


Lieutenant James Cook charts the easter coastline of the continent aboard the Endeavour and claims the land as a British possession.


Britain establishes the Colony of New South Wales at Sydney Cove.


Established 26 January 1788

Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

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

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