Robert Alexander Stevenson, 18401916 (aged 75 years)

Name
Robert Alexander /Stevenson/
Surname
Stevenson
Given names
Robert Alexander
Birth October 19, 1840
MarriageAdelaide PettigrewView this family
October 14, 1865 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a sonRobert Comrie Stevenson
March 1, 1868 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a sonThomas William Stevenson
September 27, 1869 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a sonJohn Walker Stevenson
June 16, 1871 (aged 30 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Stevenson
May 6, 1872 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a sonSamuel Alexander Rae Stevenson
August 24, 1872 (aged 31 years)

Birth of a daughterHelen Ann Mary Stevenson
February 10, 1874 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughterHarriet Coumbe Parker
December 15, 1875 (aged 35 years)
Death of a sonThomas William Stevenson
January 24, 1876 (aged 35 years)

Death of a daughterHelen Ann Mary Stevenson
June 3, 1876 (aged 35 years)

Birth of a sonCharles David Stevenson
January 4, 1878 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a daughterJessie Roberta Stevenson
April 25, 1885 (aged 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughterVera Dorothy King
November 18, 1900 (aged 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughterAdelaide Edith King
December 27, 1901 (aged 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughterJessie Roberta King
May 13, 1903 (aged 62 years)
Birth of a grandsonRobert Alexander King
February 5, 1905 (aged 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughterMuriel King
March 27, 1908 (aged 67 years)
Death June 10, 1916 (aged 75 years)
Family with parents
father
1872
Birth: Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Death: May 6, 1872Kirkcudbright, Scotland
himself
18401916
Birth: October 19, 1840Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Death: June 10, 1916Cowra NSW, Australia
Family with Adelaide Pettigrew
himself
18401916
Birth: October 19, 1840Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Death: June 10, 1916Cowra NSW, Australia
wife
18361926
Birth: December 22, 1836 19Dungannon, Ireland
Death: January 14, 1926Cowra, NSW
Marriage MarriageOctober 14, 1865Cowra, NSW, Australia
10 years
daughter
18751944
Birth: December 15, 1875 35 38Cowra, NSW
Death: September 25, 1944Sydney, NSW
-8 years
son
19 months
son
18691876
Birth: September 27, 1869 28 32Cowra, NSW
Death: January 24, 1876
21 months
son
1871
Birth: June 16, 1871 30 34Cowra, NSW
Death: Sydney, NSW
15 months
son
18721918
Birth: August 24, 1872 31 35
Death: January 2, 1918Cowra, NSW
18 months
daughter
18741876
Birth: February 10, 1874 33 37Cowra, NSW
Death: June 3, 1876
4 years
son
7 years
daughter
18851943
Birth: April 25, 1885 44 48Cowra, NSW
Death: March 1943Sydney, NSW
Note

Robert Alexander Stevenson arrived in Australia at midnight on 14 January 1862, the ship he was aboard, the George Marshall, being wrecked some miles from Flinders Island, for which he made in an open boat of 16 January. He remained there with the other passengers for 11 days, then was taken off in a small steamer to Launceston, then on to Melbourne and then to Sydney.

From here he travelled to Cowra, NSW; he is thought to have had a relative in the town. He remained there basically for the rest of his life, becoming a leading resident and establishing the Cowra Guardian newspaper.

He married Adelaide Pettigrew at Cowra on 14 October 1865. The Pettigrew family came to Britain with the Norman Conquests (the name means 'mall foot' or 'thin leg' or 'crane' in old French, depending on who does the translation. Today the family is spread all over the United Kingdom, and subsequently the world, but Adelaide seems to have descended from the Irish branch. The family's crest is a crescent moon, with the motto: "Sine sol nihil" (nothing without the sun).