Ann Treadwell  1801-1875

1801. Baptised 5/04/1801 in Shorthampton, Oxon.& was actually born too on this date! 2 censuses give her birth place as Pudlicote, not far away. Parents George Tredwell & Elizabeth Cooper ( both born circa 1770??, but two sources, FAG & Colin Robinson family trees Ancestry, has him born 1748! and her in 1774, & married 15/8/1793 in Shorthampton. He is said to have been born 1748 and died 1833, aged 85, in Pudlicote. And she was born 1774 in Ascott-under-Wychwood, to parents Richard Cooper 1751-1786 & Rose Davies 1749-1794 who married Ascott 30/8/1774, and she, Elizabeth Tredwell/Cooper, died 1840 Dec Pudlicote. She also had a grandfather Richard Cooper, married to a Jane who died 1773, who died Ascott in 1788.


Need an Earlier Tredwell/Cooper page

Ann had 3 siblings, born 1794-1804. These were William, baptised 6/5/1794, Thomas, baptised 15/4/1796 and George, baptised 29/1/1804.

1821. Married Samuel Francis Hands Robinson - seemingly always known as Francis - on 13/12/1821 in Shorthampton Church. They had 8 children in Chilson, 7 of who survived childhood. From here on her life mirrors that of her husband: tree shown on his page. By 1826, they were living at Thorngreen Farm, on the north side of the River Evenlode, a little way west of Pudlicote House.

There was never actually a church in Chilson, baptisms must have been in All Saints Shorthampton.. All my early information has come from Colin Robinson.

1841 Census  Living in Chilson, Charlbury.  All born Oxfordshire

Francis Robinson 40  Cattle/Calf? Dealer
Ann   40  
Edwin           15  
Walter   14  
Jane     12  
James      10    
Francis           6  
Isabella 2  
Ann         1    


Brother William Tredwell, 45, a taylor, living about 5 houses away from her in Chilson in 1841C . Both parents seem to have died before Sep 1837. From Ancestry FAG tree, George Tredwell died Mar 1833, aged 85. having been born 1748

1851 Census  Ann Robinson, 51, with her husband and 4 of their children, living in Chilson [district 11, page 15 of 16] All born at Chilson except for Ann, wife, Pudlicote [ but this just the north part of Chilson!]..

Francis Robinson 51 Carrier
Ann   51 wife
Walter   25 Dealer
Jane    22 Glover
James 20 Servant
Ann         10 Scholar 


Her brother George Tredwell, 48, widower, ag.labourer, also in Chilson with 6 children

1861 Census Francis & Ann, 60, living with son, Walter, in SwanYard, Summertown, Oxford district 13.. Walter had been the publican of the Swan since 1854. Family still at the Swan in 1864-Kellys. The area was very run down.

Walter    Robinson 35   Head, calf dealer and publican b. Chilson
Rachel      35   wife, born Cheltenham
William    10  son b[18/12/1851 Ramsden,Oxon
Elizabeth      daut. b. Summertown
Ann?    5 daut. b. Summertown
Eliza Hands 14 House servant
Frances    60   father, Dealer
Ann  60   mother
Isabella    22   sister barmaid


1869. Family had moved to the White Hart at Wolvercote - Kellys

1871 Census   Francis & Ann living with son,Walter, in Wolvercote, Public House near Green Shop. This was the White Hart.

Walter    Robinson 45   Head.Licensed Victualler. Farmer 53 acres, employs 2 men
Rachel      45   wife, born Cheltenham
William    19 Dealer
Elizabeth      18   
Ann    15  
Frances    70   father, Dealer
Ann  70   mother
Isabella    22   sister


1875. Ann Robinson    Died January 1875 in Wolvercote. She died from gangrene. She had had an ulcerated leg for many years. Think Colin might have this and 1879 Francis d.cs. Who were the informants?. Buried in Wolvercote Church 10/1/1875. .

1879 Francis Robinson, widower, died 13/8/1879, of bronchitis, old age and exhaustion .Aged 79 Sep 1879 Woodstock 3a 374 . Buried in Wolvercote Church 15/8/1879.The present Wolvercote Cemetery, which houses Tolkien's 1974 grave, seems to have commenced in 1889, so am not sure where these 2 graves would be: maybe in the graveyard at the church?

Her ggggranddaughter, Chris actually lived in Chadlington, just 1 mile from Shorthampton Church, from 1987 - 1996, without knowing that the Robinsons ( of whom, Ellen Annie,1861 - 1928, she had heard spoken of so fondly by her mother, Joan Turner,1915 -2006. Alas this fact was only discovered in 2007!]  Shorthampton Church was then very rarely used: just for services like Candlelit Carols.

' All Saints- photos below - is a church without a village; it seems forgotten by time, beside the farmhouse that is all that remains of Shorthampton'

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Francis Robinson

As of June 2012, an 8 month process to digitise all Oxfordshire parish records and make them available online is said to be ongoing - roll on March 2013!

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