LINDSAY Robert Bowie

Name Robert Bowie LINDSAY
Country Of Origin Scotland
Born 1838
Died 1898
Birth/ Baptism Born 30 March 1838, North Leith, Midlothian, Scotland.
Bapt. 29 April 1838, North Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
Parents Alexander and Williamena Noble Lindsay (formerly Black)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
36 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse September 1858, St George’s Church, Hobart, to Emma Goer.
Emma also arrived on the Persian in October 1857.
Arrival 31 October 1857 from Edinburgh, Scotland, on the ship Persian.
Other Immigration sponsor: Thomas Hamilton, watchmaker and jeweller, Hobart.

January 1858: Robert Lindsay broke a three-year employment contract with Thomas Hamilton by absenting himself from work. Hamilton didn’t press charges, and Lindsay pleaded guilty and promised to return and fulfil his agreement.

Approx. 1858-1859: Employed by the Abbott family.
Approx. April 1859: Gave notice to the Abbotts and moved to New Zealand. According to the Abbott diaries, arrangements were made with William Oliphant, previously employed by William Cole, to take his place.

Death 15 October 1898, Riverton, New Zealand
Alfred Abbott diary, Glenn Abbott to Graham Mulligan, December 2019.
TAHO: CB7/12/1/8 1857, RGD37/1/17 no229 Marriage 1858, CRO96/1/1 Diary of Alfred Abbott 1858-1861.
Web: Ancestry: Scotland Births & Baptisms 1838; New Zealand Cemetery Records 1898; Papers Past New Zealand: Lyttleton Times 20 August 1859, Bruce Herald 23 October 1867; Western Star 14 June 1893.
The Courier Hobart 22 January 1858; Hobart Town Daily Mercury 29 January 1858.