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ADAMS, Robert (c1813-1862)

ADAMS, Robert (c1813-1862)

Robert Adams of Skipton was among the founders of Geelong College, as a member of the Corresponding Committee which undertook to promote the College to prospective students in 1861.

Robert Adams was married to Jane Anderson (1814-1889) on 5 August 1844 at Dr Alexander Thomson's residence by Rev. Andrew Love.

He died at his home 'St Enochs', Skipton on 14 October 1862, aged 49 years. A prominent memorial marks his burial at the Skipton Cemetery. His wife, Jane died at her residence 'Tantallan', Fitzroy St, St Kilda, aged 75 years.

His sons, John Dalrymple Adams (1845- ); William Anderson Adams (1846-1930); Robert Hopkins Adams (1850-1937); Thomas Hill Adans (c1854-1866), and Harry Adams (1858-1926) were all educated at Geelong College.

Sources: Geelong Advertiser 16 October 1862 p2 (NLA); The Argus (Melb) 11 February 1889 p1.
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