top of page

WILLIAM EDWARD ROBINSON

22 AUGUST 1878 - 26 MAY 1945

William Edward Robinson

1878

1945

William Robinson born 1848
Willie Robinson St. Silas Sunday School

The things  in the background here are WER's and I believe that they are templates, used to trace the pattern onto other metals. As I write this, I realise that I have no idea if in fact this is the case. They are all different from each other. If anyone out there knows differently, I would welcome your imput. JRN

William Robinson St. Silas 1842
St. Silas Lozells Handworth
W. Robinson 1887
Henry Harris

One of WER's childhood books. My grandmother (his wife) taught me to read with these books. (JR)

St. Silas was in Aston, about 250 meters east of the boundary of Handsworth. I'd would like to return this book to the church, but it's now not a church.

"Officers & Staff of No8 Mob Coy MIASC taken at Bulford. 2/7/1918 Salisfury Plain"
William Robinson

"Officers & Staff of No8 Mob Coy MIASC taken at Bulford.

2/7/1918 Salisfury Plain"

WWII

William Edward Robinson Soldier Pay Book
A. G. Macbeth Heraldic Engraver 75 Spencer Street

"Bert McBeth lived

across the street from us."

Harold William Robinson

Queensberry Bridge Amesbury
Durrington Salisbury Plain
Figheldean Salisbury Plain
Salisbury Cathedral
Amesbury Salisbury Plain

Will served in the war on the Salisbury Plain. These are post cards he had.

William Edward Robinson Marriage Certficate
William and Maude Robinson

William Edward Robinson marries Maud Amelia Sherwood Robinson,July 29th, 1911, in the Parish Church of St Silas Lozells in the County of Warwick, which makes my Grandmother 

Maud Amelia Sherwood Robinson Robinson.

And me related to just about any Robinson in Birmingham, the way I figure it. 

I have never been able to find a trace of Will's first wife.

William and Maud Robinson Honeymoon

There was no work in post-war England.

One of Will's friends immigrated to the States, and got a job at Tiffany & Co. The friend could not guarantee anything, but he thought if Will moved to the U.S. too, he might be able to get a job with Tiffany too. He did.

1925

SS CARMANIA  

PASSENGERS SAILING FROM LIVERPOOL  JUNE 30, 1925

 

ROBINSON WILLIAM EDWARD  44YRS 8MONTHS  B M M JEWELLER ?? ENGLISH YES ENGLISH YES ENGLAND BIRMINGHAM  FATHER MR ROBINSON 71A CHURCH ST. LOWELLS, BIRMINGHAM NJ EAST ORANGE

MAUD AMELIA SHERWOOD   HOUSEWIFE

HAROLD WILLIAM                       10   M      SCHOLAR   2A-23430-116143-404 -   YES TO READ AND WRITE

Places Will lived:

170 Church Street B?

71a Church Street 1911

20 Windermere Road, Handsworth 1920s

170 Church Street,  where Will lived.

20 Windermere Road, where William Edward, his wife Maud, and son Harold lived in Handsworth.

"So, Dad, what did your father do at Tiffany?" "Knives and plates."

WER was a chaser, too.

"He worked on trophies. He worked on the Lipton Cup."

When I actually got around to researching the cup (shown here), I doubted it, as the timing was wrong. But apparently there is more than one Lipton Cup, and it is unlikely that  Dad would have gotten the name wrong. 

(Reference material spotty and inaccurate.) (JRN)

bottom of page