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William Leckie Robinson

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William Leckie Robinson (1829- ) of Robinson Brothers

1829 May 8th. Born at Peckham Rye the son of James Wickenden Robinson and his wife Ann Leckie

1860 Married Harriet Emma

1861 Living in Coventry: William Leckie Robinson (age 32 born Peckham), Manager of gas Works. With his wife Harriet Emma Robinson (age 21 born Birmingham). One servant.[1]

1869 William Leckie Robinson with his brothers James Henry Robinson and Charles R. Robinson formed the company Robinson Brothers at Ryder's Green as a tar and ammonia distilling business. W. T. Bushell was manager.

1871 Living at 25 St. Nicholas Street, Coventry: William L. Robinson (age 42 born Peckham), Gas Engineer. with his wife Harriett E. Robinson (age 30 born Birmingham) and their children Alice E. Robinson (age 8 born Coventry); Ada H. Robinson (age 7 born Coventry); Herbert W. Robinson (age 4 born Coventry); Sherley H. Robinson (age 3 born Coventry); and Leonard Robinson (age 1 born Coventry). One servant.[2]

1881 Living at 25 St. Nicholas Street, Coventry: William L. Robinson (age 52 born Peckham), Manager and Lessee of Gas Works, Gas Fitter and tar Distiller. With his wife Harriett E. Robinson (age 40 born Birmingham) and their children Herbert W. Robinson (age 14 born Coventry); Shirley H. Robinson (age 13 born Coventry); Leonard Robinson (age 11 born Coventry); Vaughan W. Robinson (age 5 born Coventry); and Carey B. Robinson (age 10 months born Coventry). Four servants.[3]

1901 Living at The Elms, St. Nicholas Street, Coventry: William L. Robinson (age 70 born Peckham Rye), Retired Tar Distiller. With his wife Harriett E. Robinson (age 60 born Birmingham) and their children Alice E. Robinson (age 38 born Coventry); Ada H. Robinson (age 37 born Coventry); and son Carey B. Robinson (age 20 born Coventry), Gas Fitting Clerk. Four servants.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1881 Census
  4. 1901 Census