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James Robinson

1720 - 1789

Father Thomas Robinson
Mother Ann Palfreeman
1st wife Catherine Wright
2nd wife Ann Drable
Children Hannah, James, Joseph, Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth, James, Anne, Mary


James was born in Tideswell in 1720, the youngest child of Thomas and Ann (1). He had older brothers Richard, Thomas, John, John and William, and an older sister Dorothy (2).

His mother died in 1744 (3). His father probably didn't live a great deal longer, but his date of death is not know.

He married Catherine Wright in 1749 (4), and their first child Hannah was born the following year (5). Their next child was a son James whose date of birth isn't known, but who died in January 1753 (6), just a few months before daughter Hannah's death (7). Later that year they had twins Joseph and Mary (8), but Mary only survived for a few weeks (9). Their next son Thomas was born in 1756 (10), then Elizabeth in 1758 (11), James in 1760 (12) and finally Anne in 1762 (13). It seems likely that there were complications with Anne's birth as his wife Catherine died a few weeks later (14) (daughter Anne only lived for just under a year too (20)).

James remarried just six months later, to Ann Drable (15), and they had a daughter Mary in April 1764 (16). His son James died six months later (21).

In 1779 he was sole beneficiary and executor of his brother James' estate (17).

His second wife died in 1786 (18), and James died three years later in 1789. He was buried in Tideswell on 20th July (19).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [June 1720]
    Bapt James The Son of Tho Robinson & Anne of Tiddswall   26
  2. See his father's page
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September1744]
    Buried Anne the wife of Thomas Robinson the Elder the   12
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [April 1749]
    Married James Robinson & Catherina Wright both of Tideswell the   23
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [February 1749]
    Baptised Hannah the Daughter of James Robinson of Tideswell & Catherinah   13

    This is dated by the Julian calendar, so is actually 13/2/1750 in the Gregorian calendar.
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [January 1753]
    Buried James the son of James Robinson of Tideswell & Catherine the   10
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [May 1753]
    Buried Hannah the Daughter of James Robinson of Tideswell the   13
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [November 1753]
    Baptised Joseph & Mary ye son & Daughter of James Robinson of Tideswell & Catherina ye   5
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [December 1753]
    Buried Mary the Daughter of James Robinson of Tideswell the   19
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [February 1756]
    Baptised Thomas the son of James Robinson of Tideswell Blacksmith the   10
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [January 1758]
    Baptised Elizabeth the Daughter of James Robinson of Tideswell blacksmith the   30
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [July 1760]
    Baptised James the son of James Robinson of Tideswell Blacksmith the   24
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [April 1762]
    Baptised Anne the Daughter of James Robinson of Tideswell Blacksmith ye   20
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [June 1762]
    Buried Catherina the wife of James Robinson of Tideswll blacksmith the   2
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    James Robinson of the town & parish of tideswell
    Blacksmith and Ann Drable of the
    same town & parish spinster were
    Married in this Church by Banns published 3 several sundays [...........]
    this twentysixth Day of December in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
    and sixty two By me Edward Markland Vicar

    The Marriage was solemnized between Us James Robinson
    Ann X Drable her Mark
    In the Presence of Henry Markland
    John Chapman
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [April 1764]
    Baptised Mary the Daughter of James Robinson of Tideswell and Ann his wife   1
  17. Will of Thomas Robinson (ref: B/C/11/Thomas Robinson, Tideswell, 1779 @ Lichfield Record Office) reads:
    In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Robinson
    of Tideswell in the County of Derby, Cooper, being at present
    Weak in body, but, thanks be God, perfectly Sound in Mind
    and Memory, Do Make, Constitute and Ordain this
    My lasy Will and Testatment, in Manner and Form
    following, First, I will that all my Just Debts and
    Funeral Charges be duly paid and Discharged.
    Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my brother, James
    Robinson, Blacksmith, of Tideswell in the said County
    of Derby his heirs and Assigns for ever, All and Every
    My Effects, Hereditaments, Money upon Interest, Household
    Goods, and all other My Rights and Possessions as well
    Real as Personal Whatsoever and Wheresoever.
    And lastly I nominate and Appoint James Robinson
    My Brother, Aforesaid, Sole Executor of this My last
    Will and Testament, and Do hereby Revoke and make void
    all Wills made by me heretofore, and I Do Declare this to
    be my Present last Will and Testament. In Witness
    whereof I the said Thomas Robinson have hereunto
    set my hand and Seal this Twelfth day of February
    in the Nineteenth yeor of the Reign of our Sovereign
    Lord king George the third, and in the year of our Lord
    one Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Nine.
    Seal'd, Sign'd, and Published by
    the said Thomas Robinson as his
    last Will and Testament in the presence
    of us who subscrib'd our hands as Witnesses               Thomas his letter X or Mark Robinson
    thereto, in the presence and at the Request
    of the Testator himself, To Wit:
                                              Robt Howson
                                              Anthony Robinson
                                              [R... How]
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials 1786]
    [June]
    22 Ann, the wife of James Robinson   Tideswell
  19. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials 1789]
    [July]
    20 James Robinson of Tideswell
  20. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [March 1763]
    Buried Anne the Daughter of James Robinson of Tideswell the   19
  21. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [October 1764]
    Buried James the son of James Robinson of Tideswell the   12



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