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Robert Bingham

1841 - 1892


Robert's signature at the time of his marriage in 1866 (6)

Father Matthew Bingham
Mother Elizabeth Jones
Wife Hannah Goodwin
Children Mary Jane


Robert was born in Litton on 16th October 1841 (1), and baptised the following day at St John the Baptists in Tideswell (2). He was the second child of Matthew & Elizabeth, having an elder sister Mary Jane. His younger brother William was born in about 1850 (3). When he left school Robert took up weaving, like many others in the village, and continued in the same line of work throughout his life (4).

On 10th November 1866, he and Hannah Goodwin from Cressbrook, were married in Tideswell church (6). They initially lived in Litton, where their only daughter, Mary Jane, was born in April 1868 (7). His father died the following February (8).

They had to moved to Cressbrook by the time of the 1871 census (9), probably either upon taking up jobs at the mill, or simply to be nearer if they already worked there. By the 1881 census however, they were living in Ashton under Lyne, at 79 Princess Street, right next door to his brother William's family, and their mother. His sister in law Alice Goodwin (wife of his wife's brother William), was also visiting them at the time. They were all still weaving for a living (10).

Robert and family had moved back home to Cressbrook by the census of April 1891 (11) (although his brother was still in Ashton). No health issues were noted on the census for Robert, but by the end of the following year, having seen his daughter married in the summer (12), he was in the County Asylum in Mickelover, where he died of "Exhaustion from Epilepsy" on 16th December, aged 51 (13). He was buried in Tideswell a few days later (14).

His mother Elizabeth died the following year (15), and his wife Hannah five years after that (16).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex  Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Sixteenth
    of October
    1841
    in Litton
    Robert  Boy Matthew
    Bingham
    Elizabeth
    Bingham
    formerly
    Jones
    FrameWork
    Knitter
    Matthew
    Bingham
    Father
    Litton
    Seventeenth
    of October
    1841
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Octr
    17th
    [1841]
    Robert Matthew
    &
    Elizabeth
    Bingham Litton Frame
    Work
    Knitter
  3. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Litton
    Matthew Bingham Head Mar 48 Stocking Weaver Derby, Litton
    Elizabeth Do Wife Mar 35   Derby, Litton
    Mary Bingham Daughter   11 Scholar Derby, Litton
    William Do Son   1   Derby, Litton
    Robert Do Son   9 Scholar Derby, Litton
    George Bingham   U 36 Lodger Mill operative ^Cotton Derby, Litton
  4. In every reference to his work from the census in April 1861 when he was 19 (5), until his death certificate in 1892, he is described as a weaver, so I think it fair to assume he was also doing that during the period prior to 1861.
  5. Census of 7th April 1861 reads:
    Place: Litton
    Matthew Bingham Head Mar 58 Stocking Frame Work Knitter [Derbyshire], [Litton]
    Elizabeth Do Wife Mar 43 Stocking Seamer Lancashire, Liverpool
    Mary J Do Daur un 21 Winder in a Cotton Mill Derbyshire, Litton
    Robert Bingham Son un 19 Power Loom weaver Cotton Do, Do
    William Do Son un 11 Scholar Do, Do
    George Bingham Head un 46 Power Loom weaver Cotton Do, Do
  6. Marriage Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    1866 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Tideswell in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    1866
    November
    10th
    Robert Bingham 25 Bachelor Weaver Litton Matthew Bingham Frame Work
    Knitter
    Hannah Goodwin 24 Spinster Weaver Cressbrook Isaac Goodwin Warehouse-
    man
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the established church after banns
    in the presence of us Thomas Eyre, Ellen Dawson

    Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the corresponding entry:
    1866 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Tideswell in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    1866
    November
    10th
    Robert Bingam 25 Bachelor Weaver Litton Matthew Bingham Framework
    Knitter
    Hannah Goodwin 24 Spinster Weaver Cressbrook Isaac Goodwin Warehousman
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England after Banns
    This Marriage was solemnized between us Robert Bingham in the Presence of us Thomas Eyre
    Hannah Goodwin Ellen Dawson
  7. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex  Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Tenth
    April
    1868
    Litton
    Mary Jane  Girl Robert
    Bingham
    Hannah
    Bingham
    formerly
    Goodwin
    Power loom
    cotton weaver
    Hannah
    Bingham
    Mother
    Litton
    Twentyfifth
    April
    1868
  8. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Fifteenth
    February
    1869
    Litton
    Matthew
    Bingham
    Male 66 years Stocking
    framework
    knitter
    Cerebral
    Apoplexy
    Certified
    John Lomas
    present at the death
    Litton
    Seventeenth
    February
    1869
  9. Census of 2nd April 1871 reads:
    Place: Top Row, Cressbrook
    Robert Bingham Head Mar 30 Cotton Power Loom Weaver [Derbyshire], Litton
    Hannah do Wife Mar 29 do do, Monyash
    Mary Bingham Daur   2   do, Litton
  10. Census of 3rd April 1881 reads:
    Place: 79 Princess St, Ashton-under-Lyne
    Robert Bingham Head Mar 39 [Cotton Weaver] Derbyshire, Litton
    Hannah - do - Wife Mar 39 - do - - do - Monyash
    Mary Jane - do - Daur   12 Scholar - do - Litton
    Alice Goodwin Visitor Mar 49   - do - Tideswell
    Ann Heywood Visitor Unm 28 Cotton Weaver - do - Little Longstone
  11. Census of 5th April 1891 reads:
    Place: Middle Cottages, Cressbrook, Litton
    Robert Bingham Head M 49 Powerloom Calico Weaver Employed Derbyshire, Litton
    Hannah Do Wife M 49     Do, Monyash
    Mary Jane Do Daur S 22 Powerloom Calico Weaver Employed Do, Litton
    Herbert Bennett Boarder Widower 32 Power Loom Overlooker Employed Do, Tideswell
  12. Marriage Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    1892 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Tideswell in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    1892 June 27th William Sheldon 21 Bachelor Labourer Cressbrook the late John Sheldon Gamekeeper
    Mary Jane Bingham 24 Spinster - Cressbrook Robert Bingham Weaver
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after banns
    in the presence of Fred Dawson, Charlotte Jackson
  13. Death Certificate from Registration District of Repton states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Sixteenth
    December
    1892
    The County
    Asylum
    Mickleover
    R.S.D.
    Robert Bingham Male 51
    years
    Formerly
    a
    weaver
    at
    Cressbrook
    Bakewell
    Exhaustion
    from Epilepsy
    Certified by
    J Murray
    Lindsay MD
    J Murray
    Lindsay MD
    Superintendent
    County Asylum
    Mickleover
    Twentieth December 1892
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Robert Bingham Cressbrook
    Mickleover
    Died 16th Dec.
    December
    21st.
    [1892]
    51
    years
  15. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Nineteenth
    December
    1893
    Litton
    RSD
    Elizabeth
    Bingham
    Female 76 years Widow of
    Matthew
    Bingham
    a Stocking
    Frame Work
    Knitter
    Hemiplegia 6 months
    Congestion of Brain
    Certified by
    J S Parke
    MRCS
    Samuel Smith
    Son-in-law
    present at the death
    Litton
    Twentieth
    December
    1893
  16. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Twentieth
    November
    1898
    Ravensdale
    Litton
    RD
    Hannah
    Bingham
    Female 56 years Widow of
    Robert
    Bingham
    a Powerloom
    Cotton Weaver
    Influenzal Bronchitis
    Asthemia
    Certified by
    J S Parke
    MRCS
    William Sheldon
    Son-in-law
    present at the death
    Ravensdale
    Litton
    Twenty
    first
    November
    1898



Notes:

Check County Asylum records at DRO.


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