Charles Howard Robinson. 1866- 4a.103 Ongar- 1939 register gives 8/8/1866 as his birthday . 6th child of Francis Robinson & Elizabeth Rousell. Born in Stanford Rivers .Baptised 4/11/1866 to parents Francis, innkeeper, & Elizabeth Annie Robinson, Stanford Rivers. Bishops Transcripts for S Rivers D/CR 335 . . . 1871C. Aged 3, living at Brook Cottages, Stanford Rivers, with his father & siblings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 1881C. Aged 14 in Broomfield Road ,Clapham with his father & 4 of his siblings. In 1887 he was a witness at sister's, Ellen Annie's marriage to Walter Mead. . .
1891C. Despite a long search on Findmypast Feb 2011, I have not found him: maybe a butler, aged 24 in St. Pancras , b.Leigh[ is this significant 'cos an Edward, 24, is a footman , b. Leigh/Lea in this census: is there a hamlet Lea round Stanford Rivers? Also an Edward, 24, cement lab., living with his family in Cliffe, Kent, b.Leigh. No. Rather think there was a family of Robinsons from Leigh with identical names, including a Florence!] . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1892. Marries, 25, coachman, 20/12/1892 in St.Johns Church Greenwich Dec 1892 Greenwich 1d.1544 , Ellen Matilda Wratten, 26. His address is Four Elms, Edenbridge: this in Kent, south of Sevenoaks, say 20-30 miles from Clapham.
1901C, aged 34, he is living with his wife, Ellen, 33,[b.Smeeth, Kent] & 2yr old niece, Ellen Minnie Wratten , at 25, Conington Road, Greenwich and is a Coachman Groom.[ Also a Charles H. Robinson of same age, b.Bradfield Essex in 1901 & 1911Cs: he is not us.].
1908. Still living with his wife at 25 Connington Road, Morden Hill. His niece Florence Mead sends a postcard to them.
Family lore says he, Charlie, became a window cleaner in Clapham.. But,
1908-1911. Charles moves from Conington Road to Lewisham Hill - less than a mile apart. .
1911C: A coachman with Clara Cummins 66 independent in 12 rooms with servant, The Hermitage, Lewisham Hill S.E as Charles H. Robinson, 44, coachman, with Ellen Robinson , 43 [ her niece seemingly in Kingston with her own parents, her father, John Shrewsbury Wratten prob. a brother of Ellen Matilda], boarder, no offspring, married 18 years .
1918-29. Charles Howard & Ellen Matilda Robinson living at 200, Leahurst Road, Lewisham . This about a mile south of Lewisham Hill.
1929 Living at 200, Leahurst Road, Lewisham in March 1929 when his brother Robert dies[ he was in attendance at the death].
1929. His wife Ellen M Robinson died Sep 1929 Lewisham
1930-39. Just Charles Howard Robinson 200, Leahurst Road, Lewisham in the Electoral Register these years
1939 Register. Charles H Robinson, born 8/8/1866, is living 200 Leahurst Road, window cleaner
1940 onwards. No electoral registers found.
1944. Died Mar 1944 Lewisham, aged 77
For info.& photos of his childhood home & for 1871C & 1881C see
Francis Robinson 1834, his father