William Robinson

Birth Details

Date Agust 7 1873
Place Bank Field, Gomersal, Yorkshire
Father Kitson Robinson
Mother Emily Brooke
Other Details
  • Birth Cert:Father's Occupation: Mechanic and Fitter; Informant: Mother, 12 Aug 1873
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  • Marriage Details

    Spouse Beatrice Lee
    Date 30 Nov 1896
    Place Portwood Parish Church, Stockport
    1. Lillian Robinson, b.~1899
    Other Details
    • FreeBMD: Dec 1896 Stockport 8a, p65
    • William, 23, Mason, resident: 3 Duchy St, father Kitson Robinson, Mechanic
    • Beatrice, 19, resident: 12 Caistor St, father John Lee, Bricklayer
    • Witnesses: Herbert Nuttall, Sophia Christina Doods

    Death Details

    Date 4 July 1949
    Place 27 Castle St, Stockport
    Details Funeral Notice
    ROBINSON - July 4 1949 at 27 Castle-street, Edgeley, WIlliam, aged 75, the dearly loved husband of Beatrice Robinson. Service in home prior to internment at the Borough Cemetary on 7th inst. Rev F Hunter of Castle Street Methodist Church officiating. Mourners: Mr Sam Robinson (brother); Mrs Jack Clarke (gr-daughter); Mr Jack Clarke, Mr Jack Harrison (sons-in-law)
    Obituries, unknown newspaper clippings
    1. Mr William Robinson, of 27, Castle Street, Edgeley, Stockport, who died on Monday, aged 75, was well-known in the town especially by those who remembered his acheivements as captain of Stockport Rugby Club, disbanded in 1903. He was born in Gomersal, near Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, and came to Stockport in 1896. Three years later he was appointed captain of the Rugby Club. "A more popular appointment could not have been made," wrote a reporter at the time. With Fred Saville, he was generally agreed upon as being the finest rugby player Stockport ever had. He was a builder's agent for many years but in later life was in business as a tobacconist.
    2.Mr William Robinson, of 27 Castle Street, Stockport, a Yorkshireman who played Rugby for Cheshire, died on Monday , at the age of 75. Mr Robinson, who came to Stockport in 1984 from Gomersal, in Yorkshire, to play three-quarter for Stockport Rugby Club, turned out for his "adopted" county on 19 occasions. Mr Robinson, who retired only two years ago, was employed as a traveller by Hudson's, the builders' merchants, for 36 years, and later by Axon's, also builders' merchants. The interment is to-day (Thursday), at 2-30p.m., at the Borough Cemetery, and the funeral service is being conducted by Mr Hunter, of the Edgeley Wesleyan Church, where Mr Robinson was a well-known figure, having played on many occasions in the President's match for the cricket club, with which the church is associated. He is survived by his widow and daughter, Lilian, Mrs J Harrison.
    Grave Certificate: Interred 7 July 1949. Buried Stockport Borough Cemetery. Grave CF372

    Other Information

    1881 Census
    • Residence: Bleak St, Gomersal, Yorks
    • Kitson Robinson, 31, Machine Fitter, born Heckmondwike, Yorks,
    • Emily Robinson, 30, born Birkenshaw, Yorks
    • Mary Robinson, 10, born Gomersal
    • William Robinson, 7, born Gomersal
    • Herbert Robinson, 4, born Gomersal
    • Sam Robinson, 11m, born Gomersal
    1891 Census
    • Residence: Park St, Gomersal, Yorks
    • Emily Robinson, 30, Widowed, b. Birkenshaw, Yorks
    • Mary J Robinson, 20, b. Gomersal. Worsted Spinner
    • William Robinson, 17, b. Gomersal, Mason's Apprentice
    • Herbert Robinson, 14, b. Gomersal, Jobber Lad on Worsted Mill
    • Sam Robinson, 10, b. Gomersal
    • Minnie Robinson, 8, b. Gomersal
    • Elizabeth Brooke, visitor, widower, b. Wakefield
    1901 Census
    • Residence: 27 Castle Street, Stockport, Cheshire
    • William Robinson, 27, Tobacconist, born 'Jomessal', Yorks - assumed to be Gomersal
    • Beatrice Robinson, 24, born Stockport
    • Lillian Robinson, 2, born Stockport
    1902 and 1907 Stockport Trade Directories Listed as William Robinson, tobacconist, 27 Castle St, Stockport