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Matthew Robinson

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Matthew Robinson (c1830-1904) of the Great Western Railway

c1830 Born in Walbottle the son of John Robinson and his wife Mary Wilkinson

1871 Living at 124 St. Ann's Street, Chester: Matthew Robinson (age 41 born Walbottle), Locomotive Foreman. With his wife Jane Robinson (age 50 born Walby, Cumb.) and their three children; James A. Robinson (age 15 born Carlisle), Engine Fitter at Works; John G. Robinson (age 14 born Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Clerk; and Jane E. Robinson (age 12 born Wolverhampton).[1]

1891 Living at Avon Clift House, Bedminster: Matthew Robinson (age 61 born Newecastle-upon-Tyne), Railway Locomotive Superintendent Engineer - Widower. With his daughter Jane E. Robinson (age 32 born Wolverhampton). One servant.[2]

1904 April. Died. 'The death announced of Mr. Matthew Robinson for many years locomotive superintendent the Great Western Railway in Bristol.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1891 Census
  3. Gloucester Citizen - Friday 29 April 1904