Patrick ROBBINS was born in Co Galway, Ireland around 1835, the son of Patrick ROBBINS (farmer) and Margaret LYONS (Australian marriage certificate #3984). His death certificate (#11622, 12 Jul 1899, 64yo) confirms his parents' names and his year of birth and indicates that he spent 44 years in Victoria (arriving 1855). It also notes his father's occupation as 'bootmaker'.
An entry on a Galway emigrants
list describes a Patrick ROBINS departing for Sydney on the ship
"David McIver" in 1854, his age 21 years and native
place Loughrea. It names his parents Patrick (deceased) and
Margaret living at Loughrea and states that his sister Bridget
of Pitt St Sydney paid for his fare (see
His sister Bridget came to
Australia several years before per
"Thomas Arbuthnot" which sailed from Plymouth 28 Oct 1849
arriving at Sydney 3 Feb 1850. Although her native place was
given as Clare, she is listed as RC, of Loughrea, parents
Patrick and Margaret and her reported age was 17 years which
would make her Patrick's elder sister born ~1833 (from
now defunct). It also records
other details, a possible sponsor/employer "J.
Oakman, parramatta St.,
There is also a James Robbins in the Victorian Index (Vic BDM #3102) who died in 1865, 26yo (b~1839) Galway, parents named as Patrick and Margaret Ė Iím presuming this is Patrickís brother although Iíve not yet ordered the certificate to prove it. I havenít been able to find him on a passenger list as yet so Iím not sure whether he came before 1855.
Patrick's mother Margaret (LYONS) died 1 Apr 1870 in Annabride (Annaghbride), a small townland about 3 miles east of Loughrea in Co Galway (there are about 7 houses there). The entry in the civil registration records reads:
deaths registered in the district of Bullaun in the Union
of Loughrea in the
16 Nov 1869 (VicBDM #3984) Patrick married Annie MEHEGAN of Co
Dublin (parents Denis MEAGHAN and Ellen YOUNG) and they had 6
children. They settled in Williamstown and were living in Pasco
St when Patrick died in 1899.