Florence Robinson 1868-1947


Florence Isabella Robinson. 1868 Mar 4a.113 Ongar Born in Stanford Rivers to parents Francis Robinson & Elizabeth Rousell on 7/1/1868 - from 1939 register- , no baptism found Stanford Rivers, Chipping Ongar/ Hatfield Broad Oak. , she moved to Hatfield Broad Oak at about age 5 and then to Clapham by age 13.

1871C Aged 2, at Brook Cottages Stanford Rivers.


1872/3. Family moves to Hatfield Broad Oak, where her father runs the Feathers Pub.

1876/7. Family leave Hatfield Broad Oak and move to Clapham.

1881C Aged 13, living Broomfield Road Clapham


In 1887 she was a witness at the wedding of her sister Ellen Annie Robinson to Walter Mead. .

In 1891C , I have not found her : is she staying with a cousin in Paddington, down as born Leigh[Lea?], like 2 poss. entries for brothers Charles & Edward?? - I do not think this is her, and, 2010, can no longer find this census entry!. Also searched in vain for her on Findmypast in 1891C, Feb 2011.

Just 3 months later she gets married from 155 Clapham Park Road, so I wonder if she and brothers Charles & Edwin just got missed off the enumerator's list there.

1891. In St.James Church, Clapham,Wandsworth 29/7/1891 she, aged 22, marries Richard Marks, aged 23, bookmakers clerk. She living at 155 Clapham Park Road[where her mother & 2 youngest brothers were for the 1891C]. Her father Francis Robinson, deceased, publican. Her brother Charles Robinson is one of the witnesses.



1901C, Florence Marks aged 33, is living at 17 Wandle Bank. S.Wimbledon with Richard, 36, Booksellers clerk, b.Clapham, and children, Henry R. 8 b. Merton, Francis C. 7 b. Merton and Violet F. 4 b.Wimbledon plus 2 servants and a lodger. . .

1908. 2/8/1908, 5 months after the death of her brother-in-law, Walter Mead, her 2 sons, Henry ~15 & Francis ~14, are alluded to by their cousin Florence Mead as staying in Dunmow with their aunt , recently widowed. See postcard. . . . . . . .

1911C, still at 17 Wandle Bank, S.Wimbledon, Surrey , in 6 rooms, Richard Marks 46, clerk to Publisher, Florence Marks, 43, born Chipping Ongar, Henry Richard Marks 18, Francis Charles Marks 17, both Shipping Clerks, & Violet Florence Marks, 14, still at school. No longer any servants! . Wandle Bank is very close to High Street Colliers Wood Merton/Mitcham, where her mother and disabled brother were living in 1901 and where her disabled brother Robert William Robinson continued to live just up to his death in 1929.

1925. Florence had written to her brother, Frank Robinson, [see letter from him to sister,Ellen Annie Mead, ] in Paris in 1925, and seemed to own fowls!

1939. Florence I Marks, born 7/1/1868, unpaid domestic duties, is living 17 Wandle Bank, Wimbledon, with Richard Marks, born 25/3/1865, a retired clerk publisher . At 16 Wandle Bank there is a John Robinson, born 3/3/1862, old age pensioner, with Annie L Robinson, born 18/2/1886, stewardess in licensed club- cannot see that John is a relation.

1941. They celebrate their Golden wedding, photo from JK.


1945. Richard Marks dies Surrey North Eastern, est.age 80.

1947. Florence I Marks dies Surrey North Eastern in 1947, est.age 79.

Children of Florence Marks, nee Robinson

1. Henry Richard Marks 1892 - 1942. Born 22/7/1892, baptised 26/3/1893 in St. James' Church, Clapham. Father a Bookseller's assistant of 1 Frances Cottages, Merton..


Henry R Marks could marry Maie Denyer Jun 1935 Surrey North Eastern . I cannot find any children. Feb 2011- have searched Findmypast Henry R Marks dies Mar 1942 Surrey mid eastern.

2. Francis Charles Marks 1893-1969. Baptised 26/8/1894 in St. George's Church, Camberwell. Father a Bookseller's assistant of 1 Frances Cottages, Singlegate, Merton.


.He marries Jeanie G Crook in Sep 1921 Kingston [area outside 'London Marriages 1754-1921']. They had no children. Francis Marks dies, aged 75, Mar 1969, Wandsworth. Jeanie Gertrude Marks , born 26/12/1897 dies August 1992 Merton

My mother once showed me, in the 1960s I think, the house, Wandle Bank, Merton, and I think a Jean [nee Crook], wife of Frank [Francis] Marks was still there then: I do not know why we did not call in!. John Kettle has 'Jean Marks, 40 South View, Clifton Road , Wimbledon Common SW19 4QU' from his mother's address book: this cannot be more than ~ 20 years old since it has a postcode- but she she died 1992. . And Geneva [descendant of Susannah Mead 1864] remembers Frank & Jean staying with her gran , Adelaide Hockley, in Dunmow, most weekends, presumably in the mid 1950s., and also of visiting Jean when she was elderly, 1980s, in a flat overlooking Wimbledon Tennis courts - the address above!.

3. Violet Florence Marks ,born 23/9/1896, baptised 27/3/1898 in St. George's Church, Camberwell. Father a Salesman of Devonshire Cottages, Wandle Bank, Wimbledon.


She marries William G. Bunyan Sep 1919 Kingston and they have Geoffrey W Bunyan 1923 & Hazel D. Bunyan 1927. The 1919 wedding photo below was sent, unidentified, to me in Jan 2011 by Nancy Kingdon, granddaughter of "Topp", Florence Helena Mead 1889, daughter of Ellen Annie Robinson/Mead. The photo was identified by Margery Kettle, daughter of Topp's sister, Ellen Annie Mead/Davies 1895. Marriage not on London Marriages 1754-1921, as Kingston did not come in the London area then.

Violet Florence Bunyan died Hastings April 1984, aged 87

. . Geoffrey W. Bunyan married Jocelyn M Forrest Dec 1963 Surrey Mid Eastern. They had Paul John Bunyan Jun 1969 Hertford and Andrew Charles Bunyan Dec 1971 Hertford

. . Hazel D Bunyan married Thomas F Chambers Sep 1958 Surrey North Eastern. They had Jessica M Chambers Mar 1962 Surrey North East.

Violet Marks marriage

Violet Marks marries William Bunyan 1919



Francis Robinson 1834, her father