My father moved from England with his parents to the United States when he was 13.
His father served in the first world war, and when he returned home from fighting on the Salisbury Plain, there was no work to be found. He was a jeweler. All the Robinson men were silversmiths, or jewelers. From time out of memory, as the saying goes. And some of the women, too.
Dad remembered very little about his family in England. His grandfather had a jewelry manufacturing business in Birmingham,
a photograph of which I stumbled upon out there on the internet.
Thus started this madness. June Robinson Nall October 2016
last updated 2020
WILLIAM JOSEPH ROBINSON
Arts and Crafts Movement 1880
Thirty years ago, I found some graves from my mother's family from the 1600s at a church in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Cool! This was before computers, and I spent many an hour in libraries all over New Jersey, piecing things together.
Then The Magic Box appeared on my desk, and twenty years later the data followed on the web.
A year ago there was finally enough information to populate this chart, of the family in England. Grandma died before I had the sense to ask, and Dad couldn't help, the best he could do was say his mother had some sisters, and there was a Uncle Harry.
I saw that there is a Museum of Jewelry in Birmingham, and greatgrandfather's building still stands, and I was sitting on all this information, and there you have it. Or, perhaps, Bob's your uncle. JRN
THE FAMILY ROBINSON. THE HISTORY OF MY FAMILY
Robinson - UK and New Jersey
Davison - Ireland and New Jersey
Cole / Coles - Plymouth Mass and Scotch Plains New Jersey
JUNE ROBINSON NALL
HAROLD WILLIAM ROBINSON