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Thomas Robinson

1756 - 1823

Father James Robinson
Mother Catherine Wright
Wife Emma Ollerenshaw
Children Ann, Mary, James, Emmet, Hannah, Joseph, James, Sarah, Anthony, Jane, Mary Ann


Thomas was born in Tideswell in 1756, the son of James and Catherine (1). He had an older brother Joseph (2), and a younger sister Elizabeth followed in 1758 (3), then a brother James in 1760 (4), and another sister Anne in 1762 (5).

His mother died a couple of months after Anne was born (6), but his father remarried just 6 months later, in December 1762, to Ann Drable (7). His sister Anne died the following spring (8), but a half sister Mary followed a year later (9), a few months before the death of his brother James (10).

Thomas followed into his father's trade as a blacksmith. He married Emma Ollerenshaw in 1781 (11), presumably upon realising that Emma was pregnant, as their first child Ann was born about 6 months later (12). Their next daughter Mary was born in 1784 (13), and their their eldest son James followed in February 1786 (14). Thomas's step-mother died that summer (15), and then his eldest daughter Ann died in the autumn (16).

His next daughter Emmet was born at the end of 1788 (17), just a few months before his father's death (18). 1791 got off to a bad start, with son James dying in January (19), then daughter Emmet in February (20). However another daughter Hannah was born in the April (21). Their next child was probably son Joseph, although his exact date of birth is unknown (22). After this came another son James in 1796 (23), and then a daughter Sarah in 1798 (24). Their son Anthony was born in 1801 (25), but died the following year (26), just a couple of weeks after son Joseph (27).

Happier times seemed to arrive with the birth of daughter Jane in the summer of 1803 (28), just a couple of months before eldest surviving daughter Mary's marriage to Samuel Woodroofe, a local joiner (29). This marriage soon produced Thomas's first grandchild Hannah (30), but then his rollercoaster of a life took another dip - eldest daughter Mary died about a month after the birth of her daughter (31), followed by youngest daughter Jane about a week later (32), and then granddaughter Hannah a few days after that (33). His youngest daughter Mary Ann was born in 1805 (34).

Thomas wrote his will in April 1823 (35), and was dead less than a fortnight later (36). He left his business to his only survivng son James; whilst his two daughters, Sarah and Mary Ann, were to share his house (35). His wife survived him by seventeen years (37)(38).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. 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
  2. See his father's page
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [March 1763]
    Buried Anne the Daughter of James Robinson of Tideswell the   19
  9. 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
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [October 1764]
    Buried James the son of James Robinson of Tideswell the   12
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Married 20/9/1781 - Thomas Robinson, blacksmith & Emma Ollerenshaw
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1782]
    [March]
    10. Ann, Daugh: of Thos: & Emma Robinson of Tideswell
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms]
    [January 1784]
    8 Mary, Daugr: of Thos: & Emma Robinson of Tideswell
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms]
    [February 1786]
    20. James, Son of Thomas & Emma Robinson   Tideswell
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials 1786]
    [June]
    22 Ann, the wife of James Robinson   Tideswell
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials]
    [Octr 1786]
    17 Ann, the Daur of Thos Robinson   Tideswell
  17. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1788]
    [December]
    Do 17: Emmet, ye Dr: of Thos & Emmet Robinson   Tideswell
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials 1789]
    [July]
    20 James Robinson of Tideswell
  19. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials]
    [January 1791]
    26 James, ye son of Thos Robinson of Tideswell
  20. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials]
    [February 1791]
    7 Emmet, ye Daughter Thos Robinson of Tideswell
  21. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms]
    [1791]
    [April]
    17 Hannah Dr of Thos & Emmet Robinson   Tideswell
  22. No baptism entry has been found for Joseph, but his burial proves his existence (27), and it seems most likely that he was born in the gap between Hannah in 1791 (21) and James in 1796 (23).
  23. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1796 Baptisms]
    Feby 7 James, Son of Thos & Emmet Robinson of Tideswell
  24. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1798 Baptisms]
    [June]
    5. Sarah, Daugr of Thos & Emm Robinson of Tideswell
  25. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1801 Baptisms]
    [March]
    20 Anthony, Son of Thos & Emmet Robinson of Tideswell
  26. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1802 Burials]
    [December]
    26 Anthony, son of Thos & Emmet Robinson
  27. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1802 Burials]
    [December]
    9 Joseph son of Thos & Emmet Robinson
  28. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1803 Baptisms]
    [July]
    29 Jane, Daugr of Thos & Emmet Robinson of Tideswell
  29. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Married 18/9/1803 - Samuel Woodroofe, joiner & Mary Robinson
  30. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1804 Baptisms]
    [August]
    27 Hannah Daugr of Saml & Mary Woodroofe of Tideswell
  31. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1804 Burials]
    [September]
    25 Mary, Wife of Saml Woodroofe of Tideswell
  32. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1804 Burials]
    [October]
    1 Jane, Daugr of Thos & Emmet Robinson
  33. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1804 Burials]
    [October]
    4 Hannah, Daugr of Saml & late Mary Woodroofe of Tideswell
  34. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1805 Baptisms]
    [November]
    8 Mary Ann, Daugr of Thos & Emmet Robinson of Tideswell
  35. Will of Thomas Robinson (page 1, page 2) (ref: B/C/11/Thomas Robinson, Tideswell, 1823 @ Lichfield Record Office) reads:
    This is the last Will and Testament of me
    Thomas Robinson of Tideswell in the County of Derby
    Blacksmith. I give devise and bequeath to my son James
    and his heirs the buildings called the two Smithys wherein
    I carry on my trade of a Blacksmith in Tideswell aforesaid
    togerther with all and every the tools stock in trade and
    iron in any wise relating to my said business subject
    to and charged and chargeable with the payment of all
    and every the accounts, bills, and sums of Money now
    owing by me for iron lately purchased for the use of the
    said trade. I give and bequeath unto my wife absolutely
    the saleable goods and articles in the Shop in my Dwelling
    House of which she of late years has had the disposition.
    And it is my will and desire that my executor and
    executrix hereafter named collect and get in all debts
    sum and sums of money owing to me at the time of my
    decease and thereout pay and discharge all the debts
    owing by me except as aforesaid together with my
    funeral expences and the charges of proving this my
    Will. And in case there shall not be a sufficient sum
    collected to defray the same then that my said executor
    and executrix apply such other parts of my personal
    estate as they shall think most suitable for that purpose
    and after payment thereof I direct that my executor and
    executrix place out on Real or Government security
    all and every the surplus if any there be of the said
    debts or sums so collected as aforesaid and pay or permit
    and suffer my wife to receive the interest, dividends and
    proceeds thereof for her life. And also my will id that my
    wife have the occupation use and enjoyment of the house
    wherein I dwell with the stable and Garden adjoining and
    all and every the household furniture and effets and other
    my personal estate be the same of whatever nature of kind
    except as aforesaid for her life. And after the decease of my
    wife I give and devise unto my daughter Sarah wife of
    Joseph Frost and her Heirs that part of my said dwellinghouse
    particularly known and distinguished as the House Place,
    Shop, half of the Pantry and Rooms over the same and to my
    daughter Mary Ann and her Heirs the other part of my
    said dwelling house called the Kichen, the other half of the
    Pantry and Rooms over the same together with the Stable and
    Garden adjoining thereto. And after the decease of my wife
    as aforesaid I give and bequeath all and every the said
    securities sum and sums of money houselhold Goods
    personal estate and effects of every kind and sort unto
    and amongst my said Children James Sarah and Mary
    Ann equally to be divided between them share and share
    alike. And I appoint my Friend Thomas Bagshaw of
    Tideswell currier and my said wife Executor and Executrix
    of this my will -
    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
    and seal the tenth day of April 1823.
    Signed sealed and published and declared
    by the within named Thomas Robinson
    the Testator as and for his last Will and                 Thomas Robinson
    Testament in the presence of us who at
    his request in his presence and in the presence
    of each other ave subscribed our names as
    witnesses thereto.
                          W.H. Cheek.   Tideswell
                          Hugh Hill
                          Robt Frith
  36. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Thos Robinson Tideswell April 23d
    [1823]
    yrs
    67
  37. 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
    of August
    1840
    at Tideswell
    Emmet
    Robinson
    Female 77
    years
    &
    2 months
    Widow of
    Thomas Robinson
    Blacksmith
    Atrophy Sarah Frost
    present at the death
    Tideswell
    Twenty first
    of August
    1840
  38. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Emmet Robinson Tideswell August
    23rd
    [1840]
    77
    years



Notes:

Confirm couple of transcript marriages in original register.


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