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Roberts, William (1791–1863)

The Oldest Male – On the 30th instant, at his sister's residence, Richmond, Mr. William Roberts, of Barwin River, grazier, died at the ripe age of seventy-two years. He was a native of the colony, and we have been informed the oldest male. He was born at Sydney, but was reared at the Hawkesbury, where most of his brothers and sisters – a stalworth race of cornstalks were born and brought up. He was a strongly built man, and had it not been for the effects of an acute ailment with which he was afflicted, he might have lived many years longer before age would have subdued him.

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'Roberts, William (1791–1863)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 September 2020.

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Life Summary [details]


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


20 May 1863
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

stomach ulcer

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