Robert Moffat

Robert Moffat

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  • Gender Male 
    Born 24 December 1860  Smeaton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Residence before 31 July 1933  Cornbank, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moffat Descendant Number
    Died 31 July 1933  Rosebank, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried after 31 July 1933  Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Notes 
    • Farmed at “Cornbank” and later “Fairview” [Source 352] [6]
    Person ID I8  Roger | Ancestors of Roger
    Last Modified 23 May 2012 

    Father William Moffat,   b. 25 May 1829, Blackerstone, Longformacus, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 September 1895, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Ellen Shiels Houliston,   b. 19 July 1837, Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1919, Ellenslea, Te Houka, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F9  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Abigail Stoddart,   b. 2 August 1861, Warepa, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 October 1953, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married July 1884  Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Married by Rev G B Inglis
    Banns Placed 12 July 1884  [4
    Notes 
    • Wedding dance held in Warepa Hall. The first function held in the Hall. [Source 64] [8]
    Children 
    +1. William Ernest Moffat,   b. 20 February 1886, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 March 1979, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +2. Abigail Edith Moffat,   b. 21 April 1887, Te Houka, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 November 1973, Milton, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Ellen Muriel Moffat
    +4. Violet Alice Moffat
    +5. Millina Ethel May Moffat
    +6. Mabel Beatrice Moffat,   b. about 1899,   d. Yes - date unknown
     7. John Robert Moffat
    +8. Alexander Burns Moffat,   b. 16 December 1901, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 June 1970, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. Elizabeth Margaret Moffat
    +10. George Leslie Stoddart Moffat,   b. 16 October 1907, Te Houka, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 April 1993, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F5  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 December 1860 - Smeaton, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - July 1884 - Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - before 31 July 1933 - Cornbank, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 July 1933 - Rosebank, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - after 31 July 1933 - Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ellen Houliston and Family
    Ellen Houliston and Family
    Picture taken after 1895 when William Moffat was deceased.
    Back Row L to R: George, Alison Wright, Adam Houliston, Elizabeth Jane
    Middle at right end: Samuel William, Ellen Isabella
    Front Row L to R: Robert, Ellen (Houliston)
    Photo: William Moffat (deceased)
    Robert Moffat
    Robert Moffat
    This photo was given to me by Joan van't Wout (nee Cosgrove) who said it was Robert Moffat
    Robert and Abigail Moffat and family
    Robert and Abigail Moffat and family
    Picture shows: Abigail's mother (Abigail Monfries), Robert, William Ernest Moffat, presumably Abigail Edith and Ellen Muriel Moffat, Abigail Moffat.
    Probably taken before 1890 based on age of William Ernest
    Robert and Abigail Moffat and Family
    Robert and Abigail Moffat and Family
    A family portrait of the whole family - taken 1917.
    Back Row, L to R: Alexander Burns, Mabel Beatrice, Millina Ethel May, William Ernest, Abigail Edith, Violet Alice, John Robert (Jack)
    Sitting L to R: Elizabeth Margaret, Robert, Abigail, Ellen Muriel
    In Front: George Leslie Stoddart
    Robert and Abigail Moffat with Ann and George Moffat
    Robert and Abigail Moffat with Ann and George Moffat
    Picture shows Robert Moffat, his wife Abigail, Ann Susan Fahey and her husband George Moffat. George is Robert's oldest brother.
    Photo was taken at Hall Street, Oamaru, New Zealand

    Documents
    Birth Entry for Robert Moffat in 1860
    Entry in Register for birth of Robert Moffat
    Copy of the entry in the register of BIRTHS in the District of Creswick in the Colony of Victoria for 1861 showing birth of Robert Moffat on 24 December 1860. Entry made 28th February 1861 and signed by "Hellen Moffat". From Victoria Deptartment of Justice
    William Moffat Ellen Houliston Bible - Family Register Page 2
    William Moffat Ellen Houliston Bible - Family Register Page 2
    Scanned from William Moffat - Ellen Houliston Family Bible in posession by Ewan Caldwell. Bible now in posession of Roger Moffat.
    William Moffat Ellen Houliston Bible - Family Register Page 4
    William Moffat Ellen Houliston Bible - Family Register Page 4
    Scanned from William Moffat - Ellen Houliston Family Bible in posession by Ewan Caldwell. Bible now in posession of Roger Moffat.
    William Moffat Ellen Houliston Bible - Frontispiece
    William Moffat Ellen Houliston Bible - Frontispiece
    Scanned from William Moffat - Ellen Houliston Family Bible in posession by Ewan Caldwell. Bible now in posession of Roger Moffat.

    Histories
    Article about Robert Moffat
    Article about Robert Moffat
    Transcribed from a copy obtained from Peter Moffat. Possibly written by William "Ernest" Moffat as the article talks about "Dad" and his 4 sons and refers to them as "we".
    Article from 'The Clutha Leader' 21 January 1908
    Article from "The Clutha Leader" 21 January 1908
    Article from a transcription of a newspaper article. Copy obtained from Peter Moffat, so presumably he did the transcription.
    Article from 'The Clutha Leader' about a family Reunion held at 'Ellenslea'
    Article from "The Clutha Leader" about a family Reunion held at "Ellenslea"
    The article was published in "The Clutha Leader" on 7th February 1911, describing a Family Reunion held at Ellenslea attended by most of the then living descendants of William Moffat and Ellen Houliston.
    Article from 'The Clutha Leader' describing the Jubilee Concert held at the Oddfellows' Hall
    Article from "The Clutha Leader" describing the Jubilee Concert held at the Oddfellows' Hall
    This from a single column of newspaper which is headed "AY 28, 1929". One would think it's May 28 1929, but a companion article on a page labelled August 26 1929 refers to the Concert being "this evening", so it seems likely this was published August 28 1929, but the presence of "AY 28 1929" at the top of the column makes little sense.
    Article from 'The Clutha Leader' of Monday August 26 1929 describing the Diamond Jubliee of Te Houka School
    Article from "The Clutha Leader" of Monday August 26 1929 describing the Diamond Jubliee of Te Houka School
    This article reports on the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations for the Te Houka School celebrating 60 years from 1869 to 1929. Includes mention of a number of Moffats and Houlistons in various capacities at the school or on the school committee during the 60 years.
    Article from 'The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland' published 1999.
    Article from "The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland" published 1999.
    This article was written by Peter Moffat for inclusion in the The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland. Publication details are:
    Sorrell, Paul, ed., The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland, "Te Houka", (Dunedin City Council:Dunedin, New Zealand, 1999) pp. 706-707.
    Obituary from 'The Clutha Leader' for Ellen Houliston
    Obituary from "The Clutha Leader" for Ellen Houliston
    This obituary is transcribed from "The Clutha Leader" of sometime in May (after the 15th obviously) - possibly by Peter Moffat.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P., page 3.
    2. [S219] The Holy Bible of William Moffat and Ellen Shiels Houliston, (published by William Collins, Sons & Co.).
    3. [S217] Copy of entry in Register of Births in the District of Creswick in the Colony of Victoria 1861, William B Lees - Registrar.
    4. [S61] Hand Drawn Pedigree Chart, hand drawn by Ashley Moffat.
    5. [S221] The Holy Bible of William Moffat and Ellen Shiels Houliston, (published by William Collins, Sons & Co.).
    6. [S352] Written note titled “Robert 1860 - 1933”, unknown author - possibly Peter Moffat or William Ernest Moffat - copy obtained from Peter Moffat.
    7. [S220] The Holy Bible of William Moffat and Ellen Shiels Houliston, (published by William Collins, Sons & Co.).
    8. [S64] Personal Comment to Roger Moffat, from Peter Moffat.


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