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James Robins (1826 - 1878)

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James Robins
Born in Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married 31 Dec 1846 in Heytesbury,Wiltshiremap
Descendants descendants
Died in Warminster registration district,Wiltshiremap
Profile last modified 27 May 2018 | Created 15 Jul 2011
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Biography

James Robins[1][2][3][4][5][7][10] or James Robbins[8][9] was born on 9 February 1826 in Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England the son of William Robins, a labourer living in Upton, and Sarah Whatley[1]. He was christened on 4 March 1827 at the Independent Congregational Church, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England.[1]

When the census was taken in 1841 James was recorded as age 14 born in the county of Wiltshire. He is living with his parents in Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England.[2]

In 1846 James was employed as a labourer and was living in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England. He married Elizabeth Cowdry on 31 December 1846 in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England.He was 19 and she was 22.[3][4]

James and Elizabeth Cowdry had 2 children when the 1851 census was enumerated Emily Sophia Robins and Frederick James Robbins. He was still employed as a farm labourer and they had settled in Mill Street, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England.[5]

Ten years later when the 1861 census was enumerated the family had moved and were living in Frome Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, England. James had found employment as a Carter and the older children were no longer in the household. They had 3 more children Sydney James Robins, Maria Robbins and Oliver Edward Robbins in the household.[7] Maria Robbins was enumerated as Virtue and Oliver Edward Robbins had only been registered as Oliver when his birth was registered in Frome. A search of the indexes shows that another child Walter Robins had been born in Frome and only lived a few hours.[6]

When Thurza Ann Robbins was born on 20 Aug 1864 they were living in West Street, Warminster, Wiltshire, England.[8]

In 1871, the last census before his death, James still had 4 of his children living with him and his wife Elizabeth Cowdry. [Robbins-538|Oliver Edward Robbins]] had been joined by 3 younger siblings, Joseph Alexander Robbins, Thurza Ann Robbins and Agnes Lilly Robins, all of them except the youngest were at school. [9]

James died 29 August 1878 in West Street, Warminster, Wiltshire, England.[10][11]

James was buried 31 August 1878 in Warminster, Wiltshire, England.[12]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Register of Births and Baptisms at the Independent Chapel in the parish of Heytesbury, Wiltshire from 1808 to 1837 RG4 / Piece 2592 / Folio 10, Entry for James Robins, Data imaged from the National Archives. https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/search/advanced/bmd/non-conformist/full/?id=716106865&uid_type=1#collapse-tna-reference
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ancestry.com, 1841 England Census, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA, MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006; Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England, The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Public Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National Archives, Class: HO107; Civil Parish: Heytesbury; County: Wiltshire; Enumeration District: 1; Page: 29; Line: 9; GSU roll: 464196. James Robins Birth: abt 1827 Wiltshire, England Residence: 1841Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England Note: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1841&h=15734957&ti=5538&indiv=try
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 FreeBMD, England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006 ; General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Repository, Dec 1846, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, Note: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=freebmdmarriage&h=24460737&ti=5538&indiv=try&gss=pt
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Marriage Certificate James ROBINS & Elizabeth COWDRY
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ancestry.com, 1851 England Census, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA, MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005, Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851. Data imaged from the National Archives, Class: HO107; Piece: 1843; Folio: 455; Page: 27; GSU roll: 220990. Birth date: abt 1828Birth place: Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England Residence date: 1851Residence place: Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England Note: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1851&h=5433134&ti=5538&indiv=try&gss=pt
  6. 6.0 6.1 The General Register Office civil registration in England and Wales. https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/menu.asp
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Ancestry.com, 1861 England Census, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA, MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005, Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National Archives, Class: RG9; Piece: 1304; Folio: 82; Page: 13; GSU roll: 542792. Birth date: abt 1827 Birth place: Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England Residence date: 1861 Residence place: Warminster, Wiltshire, England http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1861&h=17544723&ti=5538&indiv=try&gss=pt
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Birth Certificate Thirza Ann ROBBINS 1864 Warminster Warminster county of Wilts 251 20 Aug 1864 West Street Warminster Thirza Ann ROBBINS ROBBINS James ROBBINS Carter Elizabeth ROBBINS COWDRY Elizabeth ROBBINS 27 Sep 1864 Charles Cruse, copy issued 13 Apr 2004
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Ancestry.com, 1871 England Census, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA, MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004, Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National Archives, Class: RG10; Piece: 1934; Folio: 49; Page: 20; GSU roll: 830875. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1827 Birth place: Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England Residence date: 1871 Residence place: Warminster, Wiltshire, England Note: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1871&h=8782231&ti=5538&indiv=try&gss=pt
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 FreeBMD, England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006 ; General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England, General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Repository Birth date: abt 1827 Death date: Sep 1878 Death place: Wiltshire, United Kingdom, http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=freebmddeath&h=28701800&ti=5538&indiv=try&gss=pt
  11. 11.0 11.1 Death Certificate issued by General Register Office 5 November 2007
  12. 12.0 12.1 Ancestry.com, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1916, online database with images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Lehi, UT, USA , 2007, https://www.ancestry.co.uk; Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre; Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, Burial Register St Denys with St Lawrence 1871 - 1936, Warminster, Wiltshire, England, 2402/2, James Robbins, P.49 No. 390.

Census 1851 Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England H.O 107/1843 Folio 155 Page 27 Schedule 112

Year Archive reference Piece Folio Page Schedule
1851 H.O 107 1843 155 27 112
Name Relationship Age Occupation Birth Place
James ROBBINS Head 23 Farm Labourer Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England
Elizabeth ROBBINS Wife 25 - Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
Emily ROBBINS Dau 2 - Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
Frederick ROBBINS Son 11 mths - Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England

Elizabeth and Emily appear to have had their names transposed by the enumerator this information could be confirmed if a christening was found or a birth certificate for Emily obtained see GRO reference for Birth.

Census 1861 Warminster, Wiltshire, England RG9/1304 Folio 82 Page 13 Schedule 69

Year Archive reference Piece Folio Page Schedule
1861 RG9 1304 82 13 69
Name Relationship Age Occupation Birth Place
James ROBBINS Head 34 Farmer Carter Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England
Elizabeth ROBBINS Wife 36 - Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
Sidney ROBBINS Son 9 Scholar Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
Virtue ROBBINS Dau 6 Scholar Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
Oliver Edward ROBBINS Son 2 - Frome,Somerset

Census 1871 Warminster, Wiltshire, England RG 10/1934 Folio 1934 Page 20 Schedule 124

Year Archive reference Piece Folio Page Schedule
1871 RG 10 1934 1934 20 124
Name Relationship Age Occupation Birth Place
James ROBBINS Head 44 Carter Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England
Elizabeth ROBBINS Wife 46 - Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
Oliver Edward ROBBINS Son 12 Scholar Frome,Somerset
Joseph A ROBBINS Son 9 Scholar Warminster,Wiltshire,England
Thurza Ann ROBBINS Dau 6 Scholar Warminster,Wiltshire,England
Agnes Lily ROBBINS Dau 2 - Warminster,Wiltshire,England


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