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Robert Tanner Brimson

Male 1828 - 1920  (91 years)


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  • Name Robert Tanner Brimson  [1
    Born 15 Aug 1828  Broad Clyst, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 17 Aug 1828  Broad Clyst, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1920  Midland, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Buried 28 May 1920  Karrakatta Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I178  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 

    Father Robert Tucker,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Brimson,   b. 19 Jun 1808, Poltimore, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Waldock,   b. 2 Dec 1848, Ashwell, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1936, Maylands, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1864  Middle Swan, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Robert William Brimson,   b. 21 Aug 1864, Oakham, Swan, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1886  (Age 22 years)
     2. Samuel Henry Brimson,   b. 16 Nov 1866, Middle Swan, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1935, Yilgarn, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. George Brimson,   b. 12 Jun 1868, Northam, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1946, Bullsbrook, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Sarah Jane Brimson,   b. 14 Jan 1872, Middle Swan, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1951, Perth, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Maud Maria Brimson,   b. 21 Jun 1874, Swan, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1943, Rivervale, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Ernest Edward Brimson,   b. 21 Aug 1877,   d. 10 Sep 1945  (Age 68 years)
     7. Susannah Brimson,   b. 5 Oct 1879,   d. 15 Aug 1901  (Age 21 years)
     8. Mary Edith Brimson,   b. 21 Oct 1881,   d. 22 Nov 1969  (Age 88 years)
     9. Minnie Eva Brimson,   b. 18 Sep 1884, Guildford, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1970  (Age 86 years)
     10. William Robert Jesse Brimson,   b. 4 May 1887, Toodyay, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1966, Maylands, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     11. Julia Alice Brimson,   b. 17 Jul 1890, Toodyay Road, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1966  (Age 76 years)
     12. May Maline Brimson,   b. 2 Apr 1895, Chidlows Well, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1897  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Robert Tanner Brimson and Susannah (nee Waldock)
    Robert Tanner Brimson and Susannah (nee Waldock)
    Robert Tanner Brimson, born 15th August 1828 in Broad Clyst, Devonshire. He was the illegitimate son of Mary Brimson and Robert Tucker.
    Robert Brimson was convicted for stealing poultry under the alias Robert Tucker and sentenced to seven years transportation on 1st April 1851. He served his sentence on the prison hulk Warrior at Woolwich and was granted a ticket of leave on 11th June 1855. Two years later he was on trial again, this time for stealing a sheep. He was sentenced to eight years transportation on 24th March 1857 and eventually transported to Western Australia arriving on 18th August 1859.
    Robert was granted a ticket of leave on 13th April 1861, a conditional pardon on 25th December 1863 and shortly after he married Susannah Waldock on 18th January 1864. The middle name Tanner was used on the marriage certificate though it is unclear why as his alias was Tucker which was his father’s name. Robert and Susannah had twelve children together. Robert died at Midland on 27th May 1920 aged 91 years.

  • Notes 
    • Convicted for stealing sheep,sentenced for eight years,arrived in Western Australia on the 18 Aug 1859 per the SULTANA .Convict Number 5449, age 34, 5 foot three and one half inches in height, hair light, eyes grey, face oval, complexion fair, no identifying marks, middling to stout. T/L 13 Apr 1861,Guildford,WA Conditional Pardon 25 Dec 1863,Swan,WA Certificate of Freedom 15 Apr 1865

      Robert's occupation was shown as a farmer, he was also - Guildford/Toodyay/Greenmount Rd, timber contractor (alm 1880). Employed 9 Ticket of Leave men ? 1861-1869, including a woodcutter. Tenant at Key Farm, Toodyay 1880's. Police Gazette No 34 Wednesday August 25th 1886 " Robert Brimson, exp., late 5449, and Samuel Brimson, charged at Guildford, on the 17th inst. by P.C. Savage, with being in unlawful occupation of Crown Lands. Fined respectively ten pounds and five pounds with costs." He is supposed to have leased the Lakes Police Station about 1894. Robert died at their home, The Avenue, Midland. Cause of death - senile decay, dropsy and cardiac failure. Susannah was shown as a domestic servant She lived with her daughter Julia Alice, son Ernest Edward and daughter-in-law Grace Sylvia, at 94 Caledonian Ave, Maylands until her death. They are buried in adjoining graves at Karrakatta Cemetary, No's NC21 & 22. Twin headstones read:

      Robert Beloved husband of Susan Brimson
      Died 27th May 1920. Aged 91 years. At Rest.
      also
      Our Beloved Mother Susan Brimson
      Died 8th July 1936. Aged 90 years.
      "Re-United" [1]
    • (Research):Repository
    • (Medical):See attached sources. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Waldock - Brimson Family Tree, Eleanor Forbes (nee Pahl).

    2. [S79] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), downloaded 14 March 2010 (Reliability: 3), 14 Mar 2010.

    3. [S111] Devon Baptisms, Findmypast.co.uk, (accessed 26 May 2017). (Reliability: 3), 26 May 2017.

    4. [S93] Family Notices - The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) (Reliability: 3), 30 May 2017.

    5. [S44] Death Certificate WA, Western Australia Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages.

    6. [S79] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), downloaded 13 March 2010 (Reliability: 3), 13 Mar 2010.

    7. [S73] Marriage Certificate WA, Western Australia. Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages.

    8. [S44] Death Certificate WA, Western Australia Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages (Reliability: 4), 11 Jun 2017.


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