Carstairs was the daughter of Robert Carstairs (born about1787 in
Kilconquar, Fife, died19 May 1852) and Christian Leslie
Robina's sister, Euphemia Leslie Carstairs, was married to George Russell of Golf Hill, Victoria.
Robert Carstairs Bell was the son of Robert Lewis BELL (1834-1881) and Robina CARSTAIRS (1834-1924). At the time of his marriage, he lived on Moorainong (Mooramong), Victoria. At the time of his death on 7th September 1928, he was residing at Spray Farm, Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, and in Melbourne. This Bell family is closely related to the Carstairs, Leslie and Russell families of the same district. For some time, he managed Leslie Manor, near Lake Corangamite, west of Colac. Leslie Manor was later subdivided for soldier settlement.
Both Robert Carstairs Bell and his cousin, John Bell, married girls from the Russell family - Margaret Hester Russell and Anne Russell, of Golf Hill, Victoria.
In his Will, he left £1000 annuity for his wife, Margaret Hester Bell (nee Russell), and an annuity to his daughter, Marjorie. Sums of £1000 were also left to his siblings, Mary, Euphemia Leslie Russell and William Maxwell Bell, and to nieces and nephews on their attaining 21 years. Large sums of money were also left to the Presbyterian Church Skipton, Geelong College, Melbourne Hospital, Children's Hospital, Austin Hospital, Women's Hospital and Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
Leslie, Russell and Carstairs Connections
Over several generations, members of the Leslie and Carstairs families married, in Scotland and Australia.
James Carstairs married Ann Russell
George Russell married Euphemia Leslie Carstairs
Phillip Russell married Ann Carstairs
Robert Carstairs married Christina Leslie
Robert Carstairs Reid married Charlotte Leslie
Please refer to the Rootsweb Connection for the Carstairs / Leslie / Russell Connections.
Last updated: 1 June 2008