Person Index

Cleland, Robert

Robert Cleland
b: 1850
d: 27 OCT 1893
Evening Post 8 September 1890
We have to record the demise of Mrs. Margaret Cleland, who has passed away at the age of 79 years. The deceased lady was the widow of the late Mr. Cleland, who for some years was Captain and Adjutant of the Hutt and Wairarapa volunteers. Mr. Cleland was at one time sergeant in the Imperial Army, and obtaining his discharge at the conclusion of the Crimean war, he emigrated to New Zealand and commenced storokeeping at the Lower Hutt. He subsequently did duty with the volunteers in the Wellington districts, and it was whilst visiting the militia and volunteers in the Wairarapa that he sustained a fatal accident. The deceased lady has left two sons — Mr. R. Cleland, Chairman of the Hutt Town Board, and W. Cleland, storekeeper, Taita — and two married daughters to mourn their loss.

Marriage Details
1872/4833, Bride: Catherine Burt, Groom: Robert Cleland

Wellington Independent 6 February 1872
CLELAND - BURT.- On the 3rd February, at St. James'' Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev T. Fancourt, Robert, youngest son of Capt. Cleland, to Catherine, second daughter of Mr. T. Burt, both of the Hutt.

Evening Post 31 August 1882
TO LET or Sell, a House, containing 12 rooms, within five minutes'' walk of the Hutt Railway Station; splendid view. For further particulars apply to Dr. Wilford, or R. Clealand (sic), Lower Hutt


Death Details
1893/5681, Robert Cleland, Aged: 43Y - Date of Death 27/10/1893 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Robert Cleland, Date: 27 Oct 1893, St James Anglican, Lower Hutt, Burial Records

Evening Post 28 October 1893
We notice with regret the death of Mr. Robert Cleland, of the Hutt. Mr. Cleland was a native of Ireland, but as a child accompanied his parents to this colony some 36 years ago. His father had served in the Imperial Army as a non-commissioned officer, and, joining the colonial forces, he became captain and adjutant of the Hutt Militia District. He lost his life by an accident on the Rimutaka some years since. Up to three years ago Mr. Robert Cleland kept a store at the Lower Hutt, but he had then to retire from business through ill-health, and he determined to settle in the Taranaki district. He removed with his family to Toko, but had scarcely settled there when his illness assumed a dangerous character, and he returned to the Hutt to settle his affairs and for the benefit of medical advise. His return to Taranaki was forbidden by bis medical adviser, and he remained at his sister-in-law''s, Mrs Woods'', until yesterday, when he expired. He leaves a widow and two daughters to mourn his loss. His life was insured for £1500 in the Government office Mr. Cleland''s wide circle of friends will regret his untimely death.
Funeral Notice
THE Friends of the late Mr. Robert Cleland are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, to leave the residence of Mrs. A. Wood, Bloomfield-road, on Sunday next, the 29th October, 1893, at 3.45 p.m.
Lower Hutt, 27th October, 1893

Evening Post 30 October 1893
The life of the late Mr. Robert Cleland was insured with the Mutual Life Association Company of Australasia for 500 pounds

Probate Robert Cleland, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Farmer, Date of Death: 27/10/1893, AAOM 6029 4221, Filed: 31/10/1893, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
  • 1850 - Birth -
  • 27 OCT 1893 - Death -
Hugh Cleland
1818 - 18 JUL 1874
Robert Cleland
1850 - 27 OCT 1893
Margaret Unknown
1811 - 6 SEP 1890
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Hugh Cleland
Death18 JUL 1874
Marriageto Margaret Unknown
PARENT (F) Margaret Unknown
Death6 SEP 1890
Marriageto Hugh Cleland
FMatilda Cleland
Death24 JUN 1931
Marriage1867to John Horsbrough Ross
MWilliam Cleland
Death21 AUG 1917
Marriage1863to Eunice Esther PERCY
FJane Cleland
Death2 NOV 1921
Marriage17 JUN 1862to Thomas Mullins at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
MAlfred Cleland
Death31 JUL 1860
MRobert Cleland
Death27 OCT 1893
Marriage3 FEB 1872to Catherine Burt at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Robert Cleland
Death27 OCT 1893
Marriage3 FEB 1872to Catherine Burt at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FatherHugh Cleland
MotherMargaret Unknown
PARENT (F) Catherine Burt
Marriage3 FEB 1872to Robert Cleland at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FatherThomas Burt
MotherElizabeth Wilkie
Descendancy Chart
Robert Cleland b: 1850 d: 27 OCT 1893
Catherine Burt b: 1850
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