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Flockart, Robert (Rev.)

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth c. 1820
Place of birth Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of arrival c. 1850
Principal occupation Wesleyan minister
Date of departure 1862
Date of death 1898
Place of decease Malvern, Vic.

Robert Colquhone Flockart was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland in about 1820 and was the son of John Flockart (1774-1843) and Isobel Sinclair ( - 1841). Robert, aged 29 years, married Anne Elizabeth Munday (1821-1917), aged 28 years, on 20 March 1849 at Alverstoke, Hampshire, England. They had five children, all born in the colony:

Annie Elizabeth (1850-1870) was born at Adelaide and died at Daylesford, Victoria.

Robert Munday (1851-1902) was born at Kapunda and died at Camberwell, Victoria.

Joseph Frederick (1855- 1937) was born at Mt. Barker and died at Manly, NSW.

David Jonathan (1858-1943) was born at Mt. Barker and died at Richmond, Victoria.

Samuel Chalmers (1862- 1949) was born at Willunga and died at Batman, Victoria.

Robert Flockart and his wife Anne arrived in South Australia shortly after their marriage in late 1849 or early 1850. By July 1850, he was an assistant Wesleyan minister, recorded as attending the laying of the foundation-stone of the Pirie Street Wesleyan Chapel. He served at Kapunda and Mt. Barker before being transferred to Willunga, probably in early 1860. The Rev R.C. Flockart was the Wesleyan Methodist minister at Willunga for more than two years from before March 1860 until after November 1862.

The Rev. Robert C. Flockart, aged 78 years, died on 29 Jan 1898 at Malvern in Victoria.


  • Passengers in History Database – South Australian Maritime Museum
  • South Australian Births – Index of Registrations 1842-1906
  • South Australian Marriages – Index of Registrations 1842-1937
  • South Australian Deaths – Index of Registrations 1842-1972
  • South Australian Register 16 July 1850:3
  • South Australian Register 4 April 1851:2
  • South Australian Register 23 May 1851:2
  • South Australian Register 17 Jan 1855:2
  • Adelaide Observer 3 March 1860:1
  • The South Australian Advertiser 29 Nov 1860:3
  • South Australian Register 10 Jan 1861:1
  • The Express and Telegraph 4 March 1870:2
  • Ovens & Murray Advertiser (Beechworth
  • Vic) 26 July 1902:3

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