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James Wickenden Robinson

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James Wickenden Robinson (c1800-1866)

of Robinson Brothers

1829 Bankruptcy. James Wickenden Robinson and Henry Martin Robinson, Walbrook Buildings, London and West Bromwich, Stafford, wrought iron tube manufacturers.'[1] [2]

1851 Living at Charlotte Street, Leamington Priors: James Warkerden Robinson (age 57 born South Lambeth), Gas Contractor. With his wife Ann Robinson (age 48 born Paramarito, Surinam) and their son James Henry Robinson (age 20 born West Bromwich). Three servants and one other.[3]

1862 James Wickenden Robinson with his sons William Leckie Robinson and James Henry Robinson entered a lease for the supply of gas in Leamington.[4]

1864 Ownership of the Leamington Priors Gas-Light and Coke Co. was stated to be: '... a certain lease of the 18th of November, 1862, of the undertaking of the Company, or part thereof, already granted by or on behalf of the Company, in favour of Messrs. James Wickenden Robinson, William Leckie Robinson, and James Henry Robinson...'[5]

1866 October 15th. Died at his residence 15 Charlotte Street, age 66 years.[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Newcastle Courant - Saturday 23 May 1829
  2. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 14 September 1829
  3. 1851 Census
  4. Leamington Spa Courier - Saturday 14 July 1888
  5. Leamington Spa Courier - Saturday 26 November 1864
  6. Leamington Spa Courier - Saturday 20 October 1866