Hi Christine Yep, got him. Robert is grandson of my ancestor John Timms and Deborah.
Believe you've been in contact with my cousin Sylvia Black in Canada who recently gave me Robert's descendents up to Lillian Jane who married Joseph Bowditch.
Would be delighted to hear further news from the Oz end, and even more delighted if you can thro ANY light on John and Deborah. Their first known son (Daniel, Robert's father ) was baptised Apr 1786 in Astwood,Bucks but the rest of their brood were baptised variously in Marston Morteyne and Cranfield, Bedfordshire. According to these baptisms John was at times a farmer and publican. As far as I know (and this could be erroneous) John died in 1842 in the Ampthill Union Workhouse after cutting his hand.
I THINK that he's the John Timms baptised Oct 1758 in Ridgmont,Beds but cannot yet prove this. Neither can I (or Sylvia's researches) trace his marriage to Deborah. This has frustrated us for years now !!