Robert John Spinks, 18551929 (aged 74 years)

Birth May 7, 1855 31 17
Christening June 10, 1855 32 17 (aged 1 month)
Occupation
Farmer

Birth of a brotherJames Edward Spinks
August 7, 1856 (aged 1 year)
Christening of a brotherJames Edward Spinks
September 7, 1856 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a brotherAlfred Albert Spinks
September 12, 1858 (aged 3 years)
Christening of a brotherAlfred Albert Spinks
September 26, 1858 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a brotherRiley George Underwood Spinks
August 15, 1860 (aged 5 years)
Christening of a brotherRiley George Underwood Spinks
September 1860 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a sisterPriscilla Spinks
November 17, 1862 (aged 7 years)
Christening of a sisterPriscilla Spinks
December 7, 1863 (aged 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Henry Spinks
September 25, 1864 (aged 9 years)
Note: Wingecarribee spelt Wingecaribe on Baptism record
Christening of a brotherJoseph Henry Spinks
October 24, 1864 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Willison Spinks
October 15, 1866 (aged 11 years)
Christening of a brotherWilliam Willison Spinks
November 19, 1866 (aged 11 years)
Death of a sisterPriscilla Spinks
March 25, 1867 (aged 11 years)
Birth of a sisterMatilda Jane Spinks
December 31, 1868 (aged 13 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Louisa Beatrice Spinks
September 18, 1870 (aged 15 years)
Christening of a sisterMary Louisa Beatrice Spinks
December 4, 1870 (aged 15 years)
Birth of a brotherAmos Saul Winter Spinks
June 9, 1872 (aged 17 years)
Christening of a brotherAmos Saul Winter Spinks
August 25, 1872 (aged 17 years)
Birth of a brotherFrederick Ernest Spinks
August 15, 1874 (aged 19 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Willison Spinks
October 1874 (aged 19 years)
Christening of a brotherFrederick Ernest Spinks
October 11, 1874 (aged 19 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Willison Spinks
October 13, 1874 (aged 19 years)
Note: William was killed in a horse riding accident. His foot got caught in the leathers above the stirrup…

William was killed in a horse riding accident. His foot got caught in the leathers above the stirrup and he was dragged. An inquest was held. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Thursday 22 October 1874 p 2 Article

Birth of a sisterRosina Elizabeth Spinks
March 20, 1876 (aged 20 years)
MarriageRosina BrookerView this family
December 13, 1876 (aged 21 years)
Note: SPINKS— BROOKER.

SPINKS— BROOKER.

On the 13th instant, at St. Michael's, Wollongong, by the Rev. T. C. Ewing, Robert John Spinks, of Ulladulla, to Rosina, eldest daughter of Mr. James Brooker, of Fairy Meadow.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950), Friday 15 December 1876 p 2 Family Notices

Birth of a sonArthur Ernest Spinks
February 7, 1878 (aged 22 years)
Christening of a sonArthur Ernest Spinks
March 31, 1878 (aged 22 years)
Birth of a brotherDaniel Prosper Spinks
September 5, 1878 (aged 23 years)
Source: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registration Number: 23222/1878
Christening of a brotherDaniel Prosper Spinks
November 17, 1878 (aged 23 years)
Source: Baptism, Burial, Confirmation, Marriage and composite registers in the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney Archives
Death of a brotherJoseph Henry Spinks
November 30, 1878 (aged 23 years)
Burial of a brotherJoseph Henry Spinks
December 2, 1878 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a sonFrank Ashley Spinks
1880 (aged 24 years)
Christening of a sonFrank Ashley Spinks
August 21, 1880 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a sisterEmma Florence Spinks
March 14, 1882 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a sonWalter Leslie Spinks
November 12, 1883 (aged 28 years)
Christening of a sonWalter Leslie Spinks
December 23, 1883 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a sonPercy Raymond Spinks
January 30, 1888 (aged 32 years)
Christening of a sonPercy Raymond Spinks
March 18, 1888 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a daughterRosina Elizabeth Spinks
September 30, 1890 (aged 35 years)
Christening of a daughterRosina Elizabeth Spinks
October 29, 1890 (aged 35 years)
Death of a brotherAmos Saul Winter Spinks
March 9, 1891 (aged 35 years)
Note: Death and Doubt.

Death and Doubt. Penrith, Wednesday. — A man by the name of Amos Spinks died in the Cottage Hospital this morning. Dr Shand refused to give a certificate of death as the deceased had been treated by a chemist in St. Marys. An inquest was held, and the jury decided that no blame could be attached to anyone. The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW : 1887 - 1909) Wednesday 11 March 1891 p 7 Article

Death of a maternal grandfatherEdward Harrigan
July 9, 1891 (aged 36 years)
Cause: Edward died from senility and epithelioma of the lip. He was attended by Dr J. Jarvie Hood.
Note: The death information was his son William Harrigan who was living at Fairy Meadow. The death was reg…

The death information was his son William Harrigan who was living at Fairy Meadow. The death was registered at Wollongong on 10 July 1891. Source: death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography, ANU.

Burial of a maternal grandfatherEdward Harrigan
July 11, 1891 (aged 36 years)
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Note: Funeral Notice in Illawara Mercury, Saturday 11 July 1891

Funeral Notice in Illawara Mercury, Saturday 11 July 1891 THE Friends of Mr. E. HARRIGAN, of Balgownio Lane are respectfully invited to attend his FUNERAL to move from his late residence, THIS DAY (SATURDAY), at .2 o'clock, for the new C. E. Cemetery, Wollongong.

Note: Burial witnesses were Joseph Makin and A. Latter. Source: death certificate supplied by the National…

Burial witnesses were Joseph Makin and A. Latter. Source: death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography, ANU.

Death of a brotherDaniel Prosper Spinks
March 18, 1896 (aged 40 years)
Source: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registration Number: 2793/1896
Note: A youth named Prosper Spinks, aged 19, died

A youth named Prosper Spinks, aged 19, died suddenly to-day. Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Thursday 19 March 1896 p 7 Article

Burial of a brotherDaniel Prosper Spinks
March 18, 1896 (aged 40 years)
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Death of a sisterRosina Elizabeth Spinks
April 28, 1900 (aged 44 years)
Cause: Infection from child birth
Marriage of a childFrank Ashley SpinksMargaret Jane Matlida ParsonsView this family
March 4, 1907 (aged 51 years)
Death of a fatherRobert Spinks
April 30, 1908 (aged 52 years)
Cause: Senile Decay, Cardiac Incompetency
Note: Last seen by Dr D.H. Graham on the day before she died. Death informant was her son R.J. Spinks. Sou…

Last seen by Dr D.H. Graham on the day before she died. Death informant was her son R.J. Spinks. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Burial of a fatherRobert Spinks
May 1, 1908 (aged 52 years)
Note: Burial witnesses were Johann M. Faust and George Turnball. Source: copy of death certificate supplie…

Burial witnesses were Johann M. Faust and George Turnball. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Death of a brotherAlfred Albert Spinks
December 31, 1914 (aged 59 years)
Burial of a brotherAlfred Albert Spinks
January 1915 (aged 59 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Harrigan
December 20, 1915 (aged 60 years)
Cause: Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema of the Lungs
Note: Last seen by Dr Richard B. Trindall on the 17th of December 1915. Death informant was her daughter M…

Last seen by Dr Richard B. Trindall on the 17th of December 1915. Death informant was her daughter M. Spinks. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Burial of a motherElizabeth Harrigan
December 22, 1915 (aged 60 years)
Note: Burial witnesses were M. Spinks and R. Gibson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the Nat…

Burial witnesses were M. Spinks and R. Gibson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

SPINKS - The Friends of the late Mrs ELIZABETH SPINKS are invited to attend her Funeral, to leave the residence of her son, James Spinks, 84 Newman street, Newtown, THIS MORNING, at 9.15, for Newtown station thence to Rookwood. T J ANDREWS, Undertaker

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 22 December 1915 p 9 Family Notices

Death of a brotherFrederick Ernest Spinks
November 30, 1918 (aged 63 years)
Note: Died from Influenza
Death of a brotherJames Edward Spinks
1926 (aged 70 years)
Burial of a brotherJames Edward Spinks
May 19, 1926 (aged 71 years)
Note: SPINKS. The Friends of Mrs JAMES E. SPINKS are invited to attend the Funeral of her beloved HUSBAND…

SPINKS. The Friends of Mrs JAMES E. SPINKS are invited to attend the Funeral of her beloved HUSBAND to leave his late residence, 84 Newman street, Newtown, THIS DAY, at 1.30, for Newtown Station, thence to Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood, via No. 1 Mortuary.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 19 May 1926 p 11 Family Notices.

Death December 21, 1929 (aged 74 years)
Cause of death: Adenoma of Prostate Gland, Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
Note: Last seen by Dr C.V. Roper the day before he died. Death informant was his son Arthur. Source: copy…

Last seen by Dr C.V. Roper the day before he died. Death informant was his son Arthur. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Burial December 23, 1929 (2 days after death)
Note: Burial witnesses were Samuel Chapman and W.J. Anderson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied b…

Burial witnesses were Samuel Chapman and W.J. Anderson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Obituary
Obituary
December 27, 1929 (6 days after death)
Note: Mr. Robert John Spinks, aged 74 years, and one of the oldest native born South Coast men, died at hi…

Mr. Robert John Spinks, aged 74 years, and one of the oldest native born South Coast men, died at his residence at Corrimal on Saturday morning.

For some considerable time he had been ailing in health, and only on Thursday he had been picking beans in the garden, but taking ill on this occasion he was confined to bed for only two days, when peacefully he passed away.

Deceased was born in Fairy Meadow (his father being a native of N.S.W. also), and except for a number of his boyhood years, the whole of his life was spent in the South Coast district. For many years he was partner with the late Mr. J. S. Kirton as contractors at South Bulli.

Of kindly disposition, he was well known and respected throughout the district. Mrs. Rosina Spinks, wife of the deceased, is also a native of the Coast, living here the whole of her life, and throughout their married life the couple had never at any time been apart from each other.

Mrs. Spinks and the family mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. The family of deceased are well known, Messrs. Arthur Ernest Spinks, Taren Point; Frank Ashly Spinks, Hurstville; Walter Leslie Spinks, Corrimal, and Mrs. Gibson, Corrimal.

Deceased was laid to rest at Wollongong C. of E. Cemetery, a short service being held at the residence by the Rev. Setchell, who officiated at the burial, where a large number of friends and relatives witnessed the last rites.

Original publication: Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW), 27 December 1929, p 9.

Family with parents
father
18231908
Birth: June 1, 1823Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 30, 1908Milton, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18371915
Birth: June 11, 1837 33 40Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 20, 1915Home of Peace, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageApril 25, 1854Church of England, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
himself
18551929
Birth: May 7, 1855 31 17Towradgi, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 21, 1929Francis Street, Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
younger brother
18561926
Birth: August 7, 1856 33 19Towradgi, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1926St Peters, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18581914
Birth: September 12, 1858 35 21Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 31, 1914Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
younger brother
18601944
Birth: August 15, 1860 37 23Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 10, 1944Kogarah Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18621867
Birth: November 17, 1862 39 25Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 25, 1867Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
younger brother
18641878
Birth: September 25, 1864 41 27Wingecarribee, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 30, 1878Narrawillie Lake, Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18661874
Birth: October 15, 1866 43 29Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 13, 1874Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18681955
Birth: December 31, 1868 45 31Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1955Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
younger sister
18701964
Birth: September 18, 1870 47 33Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1964Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
younger brother
18721891
Birth: June 9, 1872 49 34Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 9, 1891Nepean Cottage Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18741918
Birth: August 15, 1874 51 37Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 30, 1918Auckland, New Zealand
19 months
younger sister
18761900
Birth: March 20, 1876 52 38Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 28, 1900St Peters, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18781896
Birth: September 5, 1878 55 41Burrill, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 18, 1896Milton, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
18821956
Birth: March 14, 1882 58 44Burrill, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 3, 1956Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Rosina Brooker
himself
18551929
Birth: May 7, 1855 31 17Towradgi, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 21, 1929Francis Street, Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18551944
Birth: 1855 40 34Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 20, 1944Francis Street, Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageDecember 13, 1876St Michael's, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
son
18781939
Birth: February 7, 1878 22 23Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 14, 1939Whiporie, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18801963
Birth: 1880 24 25Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 12, 1963Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18831949
Birth: November 12, 1883 28 28Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 6, 1949Wollongong District Hospital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18881949
Birth: January 30, 1888 32 33Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 19499 Kline Street, Weston, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18901969
Birth: September 30, 1890 35 35Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 24, 1969Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage

SPINKS— BROOKER.

On the 13th instant, at St. Michael's, Wollongong, by the Rev. T. C. Ewing, Robert John Spinks, of Ulladulla, to Rosina, eldest daughter of Mr. James Brooker, of Fairy Meadow.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950), Friday 15 December 1876 p 2 Family Notices

Death

Last seen by Dr C.V. Roper the day before he died. Death informant was his son Arthur. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Burial

Burial witnesses were Samuel Chapman and W.J. Anderson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Obituary

Mr. Robert John Spinks, aged 74 years, and one of the oldest native born South Coast men, died at his residence at Corrimal on Saturday morning.

For some considerable time he had been ailing in health, and only on Thursday he had been picking beans in the garden, but taking ill on this occasion he was confined to bed for only two days, when peacefully he passed away.

Deceased was born in Fairy Meadow (his father being a native of N.S.W. also), and except for a number of his boyhood years, the whole of his life was spent in the South Coast district. For many years he was partner with the late Mr. J. S. Kirton as contractors at South Bulli.

Of kindly disposition, he was well known and respected throughout the district. Mrs. Rosina Spinks, wife of the deceased, is also a native of the Coast, living here the whole of her life, and throughout their married life the couple had never at any time been apart from each other.

Mrs. Spinks and the family mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. The family of deceased are well known, Messrs. Arthur Ernest Spinks, Taren Point; Frank Ashly Spinks, Hurstville; Walter Leslie Spinks, Corrimal, and Mrs. Gibson, Corrimal.

Deceased was laid to rest at Wollongong C. of E. Cemetery, a short service being held at the residence by the Rev. Setchell, who officiated at the burial, where a large number of friends and relatives witnessed the last rites.

Original publication: Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW), 27 December 1929, p 9.