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Gladys Lillian Newsham (Birth Reg: as Lillian Gladys; b: 19 Sep 1887 in Waimate Plains, Taranaki d: 13 Dec 1957 in Waiomu, Thames aged 70yrs)  Mar: 08 Jan 1913 to Ernest Tudor Robinson (b: 21 Jan 1884 d: 30 Sep 1950 in Waiomu, Thames aged 66y; Occ: Rtd Head Teacher; Bur: 2/10/1950 Totara Cemetery Thames D01.40)

Ernest's father was JOSHUA CALEB ROBINSON (b: 1849; d: 20 Apr 1927 in Auckland) He married 1875 MARY ANN MANNEER TREMAINE, the daughter of EDWIN TREMAINE (she was born 1854, and died 12 Jul 1916 in Westminster Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland)

Auckland Star, 21 April 1927: OBITUARY. MR. J. C. ROBINSON - 78 YEARS' RESIDENT

Another early resident of Auckland died during Easter in the person of Mr. Joshua Caleb Robinson. He was born in Fort Street 78 years ago, and had lived here practically the whole of his life. As a lad Mr. Robinson went with his parents farming in the Pukekohe district. He remembered at the outbreak of war with the Maoris having been sent with other lads to warn various settlers. The Robinson family returned to Auckland to live while the war lasted. Mr. Robinson was apprenticed to the business which afterwards developed into the well-known firm of Hill and Plummer. Ltd.

When the Thames goldlields opened he tried his luck on the diggings. Later he returned to Auckland and settled down at his trade. Subsequently Mr Robinson started business on his own account in Ponsonby, where for many vears he resided.

In his younger days Mr. Robinson was an energetic worker in the Temperance and Band of Hope movement of that day. He was one of the early members of the Ponsonby Bowling Club, and played with that club for a number of years, subsequently being associated with the Dominion Road and Mount Eden Clubs. Deceased had a genial disposition and made many friends amongst those with whom he associated. both in business and social life. He was predeceased by his wife, who was a daughter of Sir Edwin Tremain, at Auckland, and is survived by a family of three sons and three daughters.  


i. JOSHUA EDWIN ROBINSON (b. 1876; d. 1904 aged 27Y) 

ii. FELICIA ANN TREMAIN ROBINSON, b. 1878; m. 1901 to WILLIAM BIGELOW  (b. 1876; d. 1949 aged 73Y) Children were John Edwin b:1903; Felicia Mary b: 1905; Winifred b: 1910

iii. WILLIAM HAROLD MENEER ROBINSON (b. 1880; d. 1918); m. 1906 ROSA JANE WINE - their family Joshua Alfred b: 1907 Kenneth Mervyn b 1908; Ernest Meneer b: 1911;


23 July 1902 - Pass: Second year pupil Teachers Examinations: Ernest T. Robinson, Chapel-street;

24 Feb 1908: The results of the teachers' examinations held in January last Candidates relied partly work done at University examinations and the results of these examinations have been taken into consideration: Ernest T Robinson

 1908 NZ Gazette: Name ROBINSON Ernest Tudor; Date/Place Auckland; Occupation Teacher' Page 758 Record Type - Teacher

Auckland Star, 3 February 1909 Teachers' Appointments.—The report of Teachers' Selection Committee recommended as follow; "Your Committee recommend that the following appointments should be authorised by the Board: Mr Ernest T. Robinson, to be teacher of Waiotahi school (Opotiki)

July 1910: TEACHERS' CERTIFICATES. The following promotions of teachers to the grades below are notified by 'the Education Board: C2 Ernest T Robinson

1911 Electorate: Raglan Number: 4499: Surname: Robinson - Ernest Tudor; Residence: Matangi Occupation: school teacher

Nov 1918 MILITARY SERVICE - DEPARTMENTAL CASES LIST OF APPEAL Ernest T. Robinson, head teacher, Matangi

1919 Raglan Electoral Roll; living at Matangi, Head Teacher; Executor of his father-in-laws will


vi. ARTHUR JAMES OSBORNE ROBINSON (b. 1893; d. 1893 aged 8M)

vii. HARVEY TREMAIN ROBINSON, (b. 1895; Occ Teacher WW1; d. 1958 aged 63Y); m. 1924 to GLADYS ELINOR SMITH

viii. AMY EMMA JANE ROBINSON (b. 1898; d. 1970 aged 72Y); m. 1921 to GEORGE CHRISTIE NOBLE,  (b. 1895; d. 1959 aged 64Y)

Gladys and Ernest Robinson's children: 

1 Elsin Gladys Robinson (b: 29 Dec 1913 d: 02 Aug 1981 Waiomu aged 67Y) Mar: 03 Jan 1940 to John Kelvin Sutherland (b: 12 Aug 1907 in Timaru; Occ. Civil Servant; d: 30 Aug 1984; Crem: Purewa Cem. Auckland aged 77Y) Their daughter 

i Robin Joan Sutherland mar Evan Thomas Hayward - sons are 

a: Peter Evan Hayward;

b: Steven John Hayward mar Natasha Jane Strange with 2 children - Ethan John and Nicholas Austin Hayward

c: Andrew Thomas Hayward mar Suzanne Rochelle Mohlmann. Their children are Jessica Elizabeth and Tegan Robin Hayward

John Kelvin Sutherland's parents were John Wilson Sutherland (he was son of Robert Sutherland 1845-1880) who had mar 13 Apr 1875 Ellen Wilson at Timaru, daughter of John Wilson and Elizabeth Harrison) and his mother was Charlotte Martha Jones (she was the daughter of John Thomas Jones and Ellen Stephens)

John was their oldest son and his brothers were Alan Keith Sutherland, b. 11 Apr 1910, Timaru and Bruce Sutherland, b. 30 Nov 1914, Timaru,

2 Evelyn May Robinson (b: 06 Mar 1917 in Hamilton d: 1981 in Hawkes Bay) Mar: 1942 to Richard Warren Bartley (b: 1918 to parents Alfred Martin Bartley (1863-1929)and Minnie Warren.Occ. RNZAF pilot and NAC pilot. He d: 18 Mar 1949 in Waikanae Air accident Bur: Waikumete Cem) Their family:

i Susan Carol Bartley (b: 15 Aug 1944 d: 31 May 2010) mar Malcolm Donald Edwards (b: 1939; d: 8 Jan 2013) Son is:

a Hamish Malcolm Edwards and his partner Teena Simm

*2nd Husband of Evelyn May Robinson: mar: Herrick Atholroy Lang (b: 24 Jul 1899 d: 1973 in Auckland Crem Purewa Cem.)

3 Barbara Joyce Robinson (b: 09 Dec 1918 in Hamilton d: 29 Jul 2011) Mar: 1941 to Ira Glenie (b: 26 Aug 1912; d: 11 Jan 1992 AucklandCrem. Purewa Cem.) Their children: 

i Heather Lee Glenie mar: Michael Gordon Vyle Family are:

a Michelle Lynley Vyle mar: David John Foster with 2 children - Alexandra Daisy Foster and  Evangeline Cristobel Foster

b Ashley Dean Vyle mar Margretta Anne Osbourne Their family: Thomas Robin; Nicholas James; Jack Oliver and Antonia Eloise Vyle     

ii Murray Ross Glenie mar Patricia Elizabeth Tibbett. Their children are:

a Rachael Louise Glenie mar. to Anthony Leopardi  - dau. Francisca and twin sons Alexi and Raphael Leopardi.

b David Ross Glenie mar: to Morwenna Siobhan Payne with family Daniel Ross and Elise Kathleen Glenie

Barbara *2nd Mar: 8 Jun 1996 to Trevor Charles Fisk (b: 20 Aug 1922 in Wellington; he d: 29 Jul 2000 Waiomu)

4 Hazel Joan Robinson (b: 25 Oct 1922 d: 24 Nov 1999 in Tararu Home, Thames) Mar: 28 Feb 1956 in Beach House, Waiomu, Thames to Thomas Lea Bateman (b: 11 Aug 1920 in Thames; d: 27 Apr 2001 in Thames)

MARY WILLIAMS  THOMAS) was born on May 1879 in Thames and was the second daughter of THOMAS WILLIAMS and ELLEN WALKER.  Mary married ALEXANDER (ALEC) BATEMAN.  Alec was born on 30 June 1884 was son of ROBERT LESSE BATEMAN and MARGARET HILL who had married in 1869.

Mary and Alec settled in Karaka Creek Road, Thames next-door to Mary's sister Ethel and her husband.   Alec was a Butcher as well as a Gold Star Fireman.  Mary died on 26 December 1972 in Thames.  Alec died on died 22 April 1968 in Thames.   Mary and Alec were both buried at Totara Cemetery in Thames (Public Plot A-0005)

MARY WILLIAMS and ALEC BATEMAN son was THOMAS LEA BATEMANwho worked as an Accountant for the Thames Hospital Board.  Lea and Hazel were both buried at Totara Cemetery in Thames (Public Plot E3-0027) http://lesleysfamilytree.co.nz/williams.html

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