Robinson 2

Robinson family of Brandon and Hough - Part 2

Generation 4 – Children of William and Elizabeth Robinson

Ann Eliza Robinson (b 1803) never married.  In 1841 & 1851 she was helping her parents and Frederick run Church Lane Farm, Brandon.  Between 1851 and 1858, both her parents died, Frederick married and William's wife died leaving 5 children, so she moved back to help at Brandon Old Hall Farm.  But in 1871 (age 67) she was lodging in Hough on the Hill with Richard Barker, a retired farmer, probably at Mill Mound Cottage, Hough.  She died at Hough in Nov 1880 .

Jane Robinson (b. 1805) also never married.  In 1841 she was living with her parents and Frederick and Ann at Church Lane Farm.   By 1861 (we haven't found her on the 1851 census) she'd return to Brandon to help her brother William at Old Hall Farm.  In 1871 (age 64) she was lodging in Kirby in Ashfield, Notts with Mr & Wm & Caroline Cook.  She died in Nottinghamshire the following year.

Francis Robinson (b 1806) married Matilda Butt, June 1842 in Risley, Derbyshire.  She'd been born in Sandiacre, Derbyshire about 1813. In 1843 (when their daughter was christened in Hough) Francis was a farmer in Hough.  In 1851 they were living in Spittlegate, Grantham and he was living on a pension.  Their daughter (who ended up as a companion of a maternal cousin in Derbyshire) was:

Mary Robinson (b. 1808) – we're still following several leads about what happened to Mary.

Edward Robinson (b. 1810) – we haven't found any other trace of Edward, he may have died in infancy.

William Robinson (b. 1815) married Ann Carr in 1841 in Birmingham. She been born about 1820 in Birmingham, the daughter of John Carr and Hannah Dunderdale.  William and Ann seem to have taken over the tenancy of Brandon Old Hall and it's 600 acre farm.  Ann died aged 36 in Dec 1855. William's sisters Anne Eliza and Jane then lived with him, presumably helping to look after the children; but by 1871 the sisters had left and he was farming 750 acres.  In 1881 the farm had shrunk to 350 acres and his unmarried children Elizabeth and William (& 2 servants) were living with him. William died in Brandon aged 72 in Nov 1886.  William and Ann's children, all born in Brandon, were:

Henry Robinson, born in 1842.

Elizabeth Robinson, born about 1843.

John Charles Robinson, born in 1844.

William Robinson, born in 1846.

Mary Alice Robinson, born about 1848.

Frank Robinson, born in 1849.

Jane Margaret Robinson, born in 1851.

George Carr Robinson, born in 1853.

Frederick Robinson (b. 1820) seems to have run Church Lane Farm in Brandon.  At the age of 38 he married Caroline Bradley in 1858 in Nottinghamshire.  She was the daughter of William Bradley and Jane (nee Collingham) and was born in Cromwell, Notts in 1833.  In 1861 they were still in Brandon but in 1871 they were living in Wilsford, Lincs, where Frederick was a gamekeeper.  In the meantime, 2 of the children had been born in Stapleford, Lincs (near Newark).  By 1881 Frederick and Caroline were living at 11 St Leonard's Terrace, Newark with their 4 children. We've found no record of the family thereafter, so they may have emigrated.

Philip Edwin Robinson, born in Jul 1860 in Brandon.

Frank A Robinson, born 1864 in Stapleford, Lincs.

Ellen J Robinson, born about 1866 in Stapleford.

Kate Robinson, born about 1868 in Newark, Notts.

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