Robert William Robinson 1875 - 1929


Robert William Robinson. 1875 - 1929. . Youngest child of 10 of Francis Robinson & Elizabeth Rousell . Born in Broad Street, Hatfield [Broad Oak] 5/07/1875. I have b.c. BR4.


His father is an Innkeeper[Plume of Feathers]. He was not baptised there, just as most of his siblings had not been baptised.


2009 photo of Broad Street house, formerly the Plume of Feathers

1881C, in Broomfield Road, Clapham, with father, Francis, stableman, & 4 of his siblings. Mother missing or omitted


1891C, aged 15, paralysed from childhood, with his mother, Elizabeth Robinson [ father dead] and brother George Robinson at 155 Park Road, Clapham.


How had he become paralysed? - polio?

1901C, Robert W.Robinson, aged 24, paralysed from childhood, living with his mother, Elizabeth, in 2 rooms at 85 High Street, Colliers Wood, Mitcham: the rest of the house is occupied by a Samuel Rolfe,39, b.Hatfield, and his family . His mother dies in 1903.


What becomes of the paralysed Robert? Is he the William Robinson buried in Mitcham Churchyard, aged 54, in 1929, for which I possess a burial card? ; yes - see below

1911C: I have been unable to find him under any name - 2 hours spent searching ,names & addresses, May 2010 & again July 2010!.


1929. William Robert Robinson, 54, of no occupation, of High Street, Colliers Wood, Merton, dies,11/03/1929, at 66a Queens Road,[West Croydon] of a) Influenza, b) Hydrocephalus. No P.M. Informant was C.H.Robinson, brother, in attendance, of 200 Leahurst Road, Lewisham. This is Charles Howard Robinson ,1866. Have d.c.DR1. 66a Queen's Road was the Croydon Workhouse: : this address search in the 1911C comes up as a private house! ,although the workhouse was at this place from ~1866.


. . . I suspect my grandmother, Edith Mead, 1890-1972, attended this funeral: she was his niece, her mother being Ellen Annie Robinson.


This card found in 2006, after Joan Turner, daughter of Edith Mead, died.

for more on his family see

Francis Robinson 1834, their father

The 1901census entry is on his mother's page