Born: 28 February 1804, British Lying-In Hospital, Brownlow Street, Holborn, London, England
Baptized: 1 March 1804, British Lying-In Hospital, Brownlow Street, Holborn, London, England
Parents: Joseph Rawlins and Mary Rawlins (nee Miller)
Stepfather: William Sargeant
Married: Martha Slater, 10 August 1826, St George's Anglican Cathedral, Grahamstown
Microfilm #1886513, Matrimonial Court Minutes and Special Marriage Licenses: 1821 - 1884, Albany/Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa, Item 7, Entry #134: Husband: Robert RAWLINS, 22, Protestant, (born) England, Wife: Martha SLATER, 17, Protestant, (born) Cape Town, Date: 8/3/1826 (3 Aug 1826), "Produced consent of Orphan Chamber".
...this 10th day of August 1826, Robert Rawlins, marital status: Bachelor, residence: of the District of Albany, and Martha Slater, marital status: Spinster, residence: of the same District, were married here by Banns, this 10th day of August 1826 by Thomas Ireland, Chaplain, This marriage was solemnized between us, groom signature: Robert Rawlins, bride signature: Martha Slater, witnessed by: James White, Jane White, Wm. Howard.
Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. marriage register, 1826-1836, page 10, entry no 139. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 879-1. Transcribed by Lynn MacLeod as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois, and proofread by Sue Mackay.
Children: Elizabeth Rawlins, 1827 (South Africa)
Mary Rawlins, ~July 1830, Grahamstown
Joseph William Rawlins, 2 February 1832, Grahamstown
Robert Butterworth Rawlins, 1 December 1833, Butterworth
Died: 18 March 1835, Clarkebury Mission Station, Tembuland
Buried: On the banks of the Ungwali River, Clarkebury Mission Station, Tembuland
1820 Settler, part of
Hezekiah Sephton's party in the ship Aurora (344 passengers).
Departed from London on 15 February 1820. Arrived at Simon's Bay 1 May 1820.
Arrived at final destination of Algoa Bay, Cape Colony on 15 May 1820.
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