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William Roberts 1809-1881
Hand painted photograph taken c1850-1860.

Date: 01/06/2007
Added by: thornel
Dimensions: 1069 x 1426 pixels
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#1 | Tony on 26/06/2007 12:04:30
Coastguard William Lamble Roberts. 1809 1891.
He and his wife, Jane Goodmam, were born in Devonshire.They had 12 children. He was
a Chief Boatman and was stationed at Achill Island, Bullsmouth, Holywood and Tara stations.
The painting was made between 1850 and 1860, possibly in Belfast.In later years he was Harbour
Master at Bangor, He is buried at Holywood, Co.Down.
Submitted by Lara-may Thorne. New Zealand.
#2 | thornel on 22/01/2010 12:28:28
This is a photograph which has been painted and is a little over 10"x12". Does anyone know of any other such photos? I assume it was taken in Belfast when he was stationed in Tara. It has been x-rayed and there are no signatures etc. The one I have of his daughter is twice as big, and is painted too. I have searched for years... Thanks Lara-May
#3 | thornel on 22/01/2010 12:31:01
to correct a wee typo... wife is Jane Goodman.
 

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