Elizabeth Stanser Robinson

(23 January 1821 - )
Elizabeth Stanser Robinson 11 Nov 1869: To Miss Bingle with E S R's love
     Elizabeth Stanser Robinson was born on 23 January 1821 in Stoke Golding, Leicestershire. She declared her birth date on succeeding to property of Mary Robinson & Wm Frederic Robinson in 1868. She was the daughter of Rev Isaac Robinson and Maria Stanser.
     In Lt Col Charles Stanser's will dated 3 August 1832 in Lymington, Hampshire, Elizabeth Stanser Robinson was named as heir; This is the last Will and Testament of me Charles Stanser of Woodside near Lemington in the County of Hants Esquire made this third day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding First I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid and satisfied by my Executors hereinafter named out of my personal Estate I give devise and bequeath unto my Nephew Robert Brymer Stanser now residing at Fulham in the County of Middlesex all that my Copyhold Estate situate lying and being in the town of Fulham aforesaid now in the possession of Mr Bignold or his undertenants by virtue of a lease thereof granted by me to him To hold the said Copyhold Estate with its appurtenances unto my said Nephew Robert Brymer Stanser his heirs and assigns for ever according to the Custom of the Manor of Fulham under which the same is held All the rest residue and remainder of my property I give and bequeath unto the said Robert Brymer Stanser and Charles Edward Cox of Bartletts Buildings Holborn Esquire and to the survivor of them and their Executors Admons and assignes To and for the following trusts and purposes that is to say upon trust in the fist place to convert every thing into money and to Invest the same after payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses as hereinbefore mentioned in the purchase of Government Stock or securities in their own names and upon further trust to pay and apply the interest and dividends thereof unto my Sister Maria Robinson who now resides with me for and during the term of her natural life and from and after the decease of the said Maria Robinson upon further trust to divided the same into three equal parts of shares and to pay one third part thereof unto my Nephew Robert Charles Robinson one other third part thereof unto my niece Sarah Frances Robinson and the remaining third part unto my Niece Elizabeth Stanser Robinson the aforesaid shares not to be paid until they respectively attain twenty one years of age and in case of the death of any or either of them under that age then I give the share of him or her so dying unto the survivor of them in equal shares and proportions And I hereby direct my Executors to retain and reimburse themselves respectively All costs charges and expenses which they may incur or sustain in and about the execution of the trusts of this my Will And I hereby declare that the one shall not be answerable for the other of them but each of them for his own acts deeds or default And I appoint the said Robert Brymer Stanser and Charles Edward Cox Executors of this my last Will and do give unto the said Charles Edward Cox the Sum of ten pounds for his trouble In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year first before written -
Chas.Stanser - (seal) -
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Charles Stanser as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witness thereto Henry Scarth Sol of Lyons Inn Strand, John Walker Fulham Middx, Elizabeth Twallin.

     Elizabeth Stanser Robinson appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Maria Robinson and Sarah Stanser in Bromley College for Clergy widows, Bromley, Kent.
     In Robert Brymer Stanser's will dated 20 March 1844 in 'Woodbine Cottage', Regent's Park, Middlesex, Elizabeth Stanser Robinson was named as heir; The beneficiaries were: Aunt Sarah Stanser of Bromley, Kent £300
Frances Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson, £200 each, children of widowed Aunt Maria Robinson, of Bromley.
Elizabeth Bowker of Bulwell, Notts £200
Henry Scarth, friend, a solicitor of Lyons Inn, Middx £200, Executor
Thomas Poynter of Karters Common, London £100, Executor
Martha Gillard servant £50
Elizabeth Bennett servant £50
Sarah Bennett servant £50, 2nd Codicil
James Stanser McNair nephew a ring
Robert Charles Robinson cousin a ring
J.J.Wrigley 19 Guineas for a ring a friend of Charlton Kings, nr Cheltenham, 2nd Codicil
Martha Loveday cook, one years wages, 2nd Codicil
Ann Read housemaid, one years wages, 2nd Codicil
Henry Scarth a ring
Thomas Poynter a ring
Residue of the estate divided into five equal parts :-
late sister Mary Anne Slade son-James Stanser Slade; daughter-Mary Elizabeth Slade
widowed sister Elizabeth Best
widowed sister Eleonor McNair widow of late Lieut. Col James McNair
a sister Sarah Stewart Giles wife of John Cooper Giles, Master in the Royal Navy
sister Hannah Slade wife of Septimus Cambell Moody Slade. Elizabeth was listed as the daughter of Maria Robinson in the 1851 census in Eno? Fair Terrace, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales. Elizabeth was listed as the daughter of Maria Stanser in the 1861 census in West Town, Backwell, Somerset. Maria Robinson, head, widow, 75, landed proprietor, born Bulwell; Elizabeth Stanser Robinson, daughter, 40, born Basford; Sarah Stanser, sister, unmarried, 84, annuitant, born Basford; Elizabeth Trehaine, visitor, unmarried, 52, annuitant, born Basford Ntt.
     Elizabeth Stanser Robinson in Fir Grove, West Town, Blackwell, Somerset, England, sent a letter dated 23 July 1864 to Lydia Frances Phillips. The letter mentions Mrs Best (who is spitting blood and very weak) and Mrs Giles, Captain & Mrs Ingles who are to join the depot of the Regiment in Ireland in the Autumn, Isabel & Charley Bowker, both their mothers, Mr, Mrs & Miss Bingle.
Mrs Best & Mrs Giles send their love
Fir Grove,
West Town nr Bristol
July 23, 1864
My dear cousin,
I intended writing by the Southern post? Mail but waited for the last day as I thought it possible the mail might be in that day, but on the 18th I was so poorly I could not write. We have not received any letters this time, we hope nothing serious has occurred to prevent your writing. I daresay you were occupied with your mother if the floods have permitted her to pay her long promised visit. How glad you would be to see her.
We trust all the children are well. Has Isabel seen her little brother Charley yet? I suppose she has returned home long ago.
I have not any news to send you, so I am afraid you will find this a very stupid epistle. We have had an extraordinarily fine warm summer, the heat has been very great and fears were entertained that there would be a serious want of water; especially in Bristol but we have had rain two days which has done good. More is wished for but it is very fine again today. My dear Mother felt the heat rather weakening but she is pretty well considering all things, and a day or two ago she was induced to go and drink tea with a kind friend of ours, a lady of 84 years of age who lives at the other end of the village, and who is very brisk and lively. My mother had not done such a thing for several years. Our roses have been beautiful this year, but the hot weather scortched (sic) many of the flowers. Her last months accounts from Mrs. Best were not very good; she spits blood so frequently and--she is very weak: she has some hopes that Captain and Mrs. Ingles may join the depot of the Regt. in the Autumn; it is in Ireland. George McNair took cold as soon as he returned to Scotland; we have not heard very lately how he is. And I can only give the same account of Mrs. Giles & Eleanor.
We hope your mother has derived benefit from her visit to you, if she has been able to make it. I suppose baby has been christened; admitted into the Good Shepherd's visible fold; may He guide & guard him and all your little ones, and bring them to His heavenly fold at last[?]. How is Richard now? Not overworking himself I hope. The winter is generally the busiest time for his profession. Your little ones must now be very amusing and must occupy a great deal of your time. Remember us very kindly to Miss Bingle and hope she is well, and Mr. & Mrs. Bingle also. Have you read The Graver Thoughts of a Country Parson? It was sent to me a short time ago & we like it very much. In another style I like "The Chronicles of the Schornberg Cotta Family: we are acquainted with the Mother and some other relations of the Authoress. I suppose all our best books find their way to Australia.
The long talked of suspension bridge from St Vincents Rocks across the Avon, is nearly completed, I will send you a photograph of it if I can get one by the time the next mail leaves. It is a very pretty object. In construction it is very like our old neighbour the Menai Bridge but the scenery around it is very different. I hope you received my letter by the last mail; I was obliged to trust it to a gentleman to post it for me at Bristol as I could not get the paper stamps at our village Post Office. I am glad the intention of doubling the postage between England and Australia was abandoned, so many poor people have friends there that it would have been cruelly felt by many. We hope we shall hear from you next month and receive a good account of all. My dear mother joins me in best love to Richard, yourself and your dear children & with every good wish, believe me my dear cousin,
Ever your affectionate, Elizabeth S Robinson
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     Elizabeth Stanser Robinson in Fir Grove, West Town, SOM, ENG, sent a letter dated 18 August 1864 to Lydia Frances Phillips. Fir Grove, West Town, nr Bristol
August 18th 1864
My dear Cousin [to Lydia Phillips (Bowker)]
I shall not wait for the arrival of the Australian Mail before I write to you as I want to send you a photograph of the Suspension Bridge at Clifton. It makes a pretty picture: a much prettier one than I should. It has been talked of for so many years and the unfinished piers have stood looking reproachfully at the neighbouring city for nearly a quarter of century so that almost everyone had imagined that they would have become curiosities of unparalleled interest, mysterious …. For Macauley's celebrated new ... to speculate upon, but the bridge is erected at last and is to be opened to the public in October. It is hunger for a bridge which is now ... to Clifton. I have walked over it, and so has Richard I dare say, but now instead of spanning the ... it crosses the ... Sir Greville Smith of Ashton Hall gave £11,000 to enlarge it; I suppose he calculates that it will benefit his property; the shade of the Nightingale Valley will give place to showy villas and become the retreat of Bristol citizens instead of nightingales.
We hope the next mail will bring us a letter from you, as we did not hear last month; and we hope also that it will bring us good things of you all. Your little group of children must be a pretty sight now; their grandmama I am sure would be delighted to see them all together. I hope she was able to pay you her promised visit.
My dear mother has been complaining a little lately of feeling languid and also mother's rheumatic: but on the whole it is as one could expect: she has been out to call on some of our neighbours and she would in the garden.
I have been very poorly at times but am now better. This week many people are feeling weak; we have had a beautiful summer it is said to be 17 years since we have had such a warm dry one but it has it's draw backs the want of water is greatly felt: the poor cattle are in great want of grass and water. Many sheep having died in the Mendip Hills, if you have studied ... and Wordsworth the names of the Mendip and Cotswold hills will be familiar to you. In Bristol people are stunted to the supplying of water for one hour a day. I hope we shall have rain soon; but the sunshine and moonlight
I and some friends went to Chilvey Court a short time ago; once it was a noble place and had been fortified in the times of the Civil War; now half of it is pulled down and the farmer's family live in another part; and part of it left for the convenience or hosts of rats; but the curved balustrades, its fine doorways spoke of departed, and we ascended a remarkably fine staircase; often no doubt trodden by Lords and Ladies and dashing cavaliers but in the darkness and dust our crinolines gave a faint and ghostlike … of the … of long ago. But you are all so fresh and hew in Australia and do know what it is to sit beneath ivy covered walls and dream over the scenes they may have witnessed in the days of your; your province is of another kind.
For fear that you should be tired with my romancing, I will say farewell, with my dear mother's and my best love to yourself Richard and the dear children, and hope we may all meet in the White City with the gates of pearl, where ruin and decay, sorrow and death can never enter
I remain
My dear cousin
Ever yours affectionately
Elizth S Robinson
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     Elizabeth Stanser Robinson lived at Fir Grove, West Town, Blackwell, Somerset, 16 June 1869.
Elizabeth Stanser Robinson was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 30 March 1870 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, . Manor of Bulwell: admittance of E S Robinson to lands late of Mary & William Frederick Robinson.
Mary Robinson heretofore of Bulwell, Ntt but afterwards of Bryanston St, Portman Square, Mdx, spinster, a customary tenant of this manor died on or about the second day of December 1853 seized or possessed of certain copyhold premises ... Hunt Lodge & Plantation Close ... (to which said premises the said Mary Robinson deceased was at a Court held for the said manor on 29 March 1815 admitted tenant as the only child and customary heir of Joseph Robinson, of Bulwell, bleacher... by her last will dated 15 August 1853 ... bequeather to her cousin William Frederick Robinson only son of testatrix's late uncle John Robinson ... failing him issue to her cousin Elizabeth Stanser Robinson ... W F Robinson departed this life 20 November 1868 (who resides in Fir Grove, West Town, near Bristol) ... said E S Robinson giveth nothing to the Lord of the said Manor for a fine her fealty is respited and she is thereupon admitted tenant.

     M12 130:
Manor of Bulwell: admittance of E S Robinson to lands late of Mary and William Frederick Robinson.

Manor of Bulwell to wit The Court Baron and special Customary Court of' Samuel Thomas Cooper Esquire, Lord of the said manor holden at Bulwell (aforesaid in the county of Nottingham the thirtieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy before John Gent and Richard Jennison suitors of the said Court and in the presence of John Johnson, gentleman steward of the said Court.
     At this Court it is presented and found by the aforesaid jury of homage that Mary Robinson heretofore of Bulwell in the county of Nottingham but afterwards of Bryanston Street, Portman Square in the county of Midd1esex, spinster, a customary tenant of this Court died on or about the second day of December one thousand and eight hundred and fifty three seized or possessed of certain copyhold premises situate within the fee aforesaid (to wit) of all that copyhold close of arable land situate in the parish of Bulwell aforesaid known by the name of Hunt Lodge containing one acre two roods and thirteen perches or thereabouts late and for many years past in the tenure or occupation of George Walker but now of his representatives or their undertenants and distinguished on the map or plan annexed to the Tithe Commutation Apportionment for the said parish of Bulwell by the number l27, and also all that copyhold close of pasture land situate at Bulwell aforesaid known by the name of Plantation Close containing four acres and two roods or thereabouts also late and for many years past in the tenure or occupation of the said George Walker but now of his representatives or their undertenants and distinguished on the said map or plan annexed to the said Tithe Apportionment by the number 251 (to which said premises the said Mary Robinson deceased was at a Court held for the said manor on the twenty ninth day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifteen admitted tenant as the only child & customary heir of Joseph Robinson heretofore of Bulwell aforesaid Bleacher deceased and which said premises were afterwards at the same court surrendered by the said Mary Robinson to the use of her will, and it is further presented and found by the said jury that the said Mary Robinson made and duly executed her last will and testament in writing bearing date the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty three (an extract whereof is enrolled amongst the proceedings of this manor). Whereby, after bequeathing certain legacies and annuities therein mentioned she gave devised and bequeathed all the rest and residue of her freehold copyhold or other real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever (including therein the said copyhold premises at Bulwell aforesaid) after payment of her just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies and annuities thereinbefore bequeathed unto her cousin William Frederick Robinson only son of testatrix's late Uncle John Robinson for his own use and benefit during the term of his natural life and from and immediately after his decease, the said testatrix gave and devised the same unto the eldest child of the said William Frederick Robinson who should be living at his decease or to the issue of an only child who should have died in his lifetime their heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely according to the nature and quality of such estate and in case the said William Frederick Robinson should die without leaving any such issue then the said testatrix gave devised and bequeathed her said freehold, copyhold and other real and personal estate subject as aforesaid unto her cousin Elizabeth Stanser Robinson for her own use and benefit but in case she should not survive the said William Frederick Robinson then with other remainders over as in the said will expressed and it is further presented and found by the said jury that the said William Frederick Robinson departed this life on or about the twentieth day of 'November one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight without having had or leaving any issue him surviving whereupon the above mentioned copyhold hereditaments with other real and personal estate devised by the will of the said 'Mary Robinson deceased descended to and became vested in the said Elizabeth Stanser Robinson (who had survived the said William Frederick Robinson) as devisee in remainder thereof in fee simple under the will of the said Mary Robinson deceased and the said Elizabeth Stanser Robinson (who resides in Fir Grove, West Town, near Bristol) being so entitled as above mentioned and of full age now at this Court comes (by John Martin of the town of Nottingham, gentleman her attorney duly authorized by an indenture signed sealed and delivered by the said Elizabeth Stanser Robinson bearing date the twenty ninth day of March instant now produced and read and allowed by the said Steward and inrolled amongst the proceedings of this court) and humbly prays to be admitted tenant of and to the said copyhold hereditaments and also of and to all other the customary or copyhold messuages lands tenements hereditaments and premises if any held of the said Manor of which the said Mary Robinson died seized. Whereupon at this Court at the instance of the said Elizabeth Stanser Robinson three proclamations are made of the premises aforesaid without reclaim and afterwards at the same Court the lord of the said Manor by his Steward aforesaid granteth all and singular the said premises with their appurtenances and delivereth seizin thereof by the rod unto the said Elizabeth Stanser Robinson (by her said Attorney) to hold unto the said Elizabeth Stanser Robinson her heirs and assigns in manner and subject as in the said will expressed at the will of the Lord by the rents duties customs and services for the same due and of right accustomed according to the custom of the said Manor and for such estate and admittance thereto the said Elizabeth Stanser Robinson giveth nothing to the Lord of the said manor for a fine her fealty is respited and she is thereupon admitted tenant.

     Nottingham City Archives.     Ref. M 12 131:
Manor of Bulwell: surrender by Elizabeth Stanser Robinson to S T Cooper of lands late of Mary & William Frederick Robinson.
Immediately after having been admitted tenant ... by an indenture ... for the sum of £547/6/3 paid by Samuel Thomas Cooper of Bulwell Hall, Esq. (Lord of the Manor) for the absolute purchase of the hereditaments and premises ... land known as Hunt Lodge containing 1 acre, 2 roods and 13 perches ... and Plantation Close containing 4 acres and 2 roods ... (to which said premises the said Elizabeth Stanser Robinson hath previously at this same Court benn admitted tenant as devisee in fee in remainder on the death without issue of William Frederick robinson, Esq, lately deceased under the will of Mary Robinson heretofore of Bulwell but afterwards of Bryanston St, Portman Square, Mdx, spinster, deceased).

     Also Inland revenue succession account of Elizabeth Stanser Robinson to property late of W F Robinson mentions his death on 20 Nov 1868. Property described as a freehold farmhouse, outbuildings and homestead and sundry closes of land at Wickersley near Sheffield Yks called Moat House Farm conting 39 : 1 : 29. Let to Mrs Ridge, widow as yearly tenant at £55 p.a.. Two copyhold closes of land at Bulwell Notts, containing 5 : 3 : 0. Let to Mr Walker as yearly tenant at £10 p.a. ... [Nottingham City Archives M12, 123]

     William Frederick Robinson was of York St, Portman Square Mdx 3 June 1854 and declared that he was born 24 April 1812 and am a descendant of a brother of the father of the said Mary Robinson. [Inland revenue succession account to property late of Mary Robinson; Nottingham City Archives M12, 119]

      Manor of Bulwell : Admittance of William Frederick Robinson to lands late of Mary Robinson .... William Frederick Robinson of Upper Seymour St, Portman Square Mdx, Esq. ... Mary Robinson of Bulwell but late of Bryanstone St, Portman Square afsd, spinster.
Mentioned in the will of his cousin Mary Robinson as only son of her uncle John.

     Elizabeth Stanser Robinson and Sarah Stewart Giles appeared on the 1871 census in Backwell, Somerset. Elizabeth Robinson, head, unmarried, 50, landowner, born a visitor Sarah S Giles, widow, aged 47, Independent, born Nova Scotia.
     Elizabeth Stanser Robinson and Sarah Stewart Giles appeared on the 1881 census in 35 Warwick Gardens, Kensington, Middlesex. Sarah S Giles, head, widow, 77, income derived from railway dividends, born Nova Scotia, her cousin Elizabeth Robinosn, unmarried,60, income from land rent, born Golding, Leics; niece Irena? R Slade, unmarried 22, income from Indian dividends, born Hounslow, Mdx and a cook and a housemaid.
     Elizabeth Stanser Robinson and James Templeton Slade appeared on the 1891 census in 12 Bindon Rd, Hammersmith, Middlesex. James T Slade, head, 31, single, clerk born Hounslow, Middlesex; Irene M Slade, sister, single, aged 31, living on own means, born Hounslow; Elizabeth Robinson, cousin ,single, 70, living on own means, born Stoke Golding, Leicestershire; with a servant.
     Elizabeth Stanser Robinson and Irene Mary Slade appeared on the 1901 census in Cavandish House, Cavendish Place, Eastbourne, Sussex. Irene M Slade, single 41, proprietor of boarding house, born Hounslow; Elizabeth S Robinson, cousin, single, 80, living on own means, born Stoke Golding, Leics; Sophhia A Hampton, cousin, single, 48, living on own means born Malta; with boarders and servants.

George Robinson

(circa 1712 - 1798)
     The Rev W Beasley in his book Bulwell states George Robinson, bleacher came from Scotland where the family were called Robertson. The Robinsons were owners of dying and bleaching works. George was probably a friend of Rector Stanser as they were together as trustees of several wills in this period.
     Mellors states that George Robinson was a cotton spinner, he and his brother having the Nether or Forest Mill. It appears that when George Robertson came from Kincardineshire in Scotland, and settled in Bulwell in 1737, a strong prejudice then prevailing against the people of Scotland, he adopted the English name Robinson. The Popplewick mills were built in 1777 and the Forge Mill in 1787. He died in 1798 aged 86. John Robinson, son of the above c 1805 .... George Robinson was born circa 1712 in Kincardineshire, Scotland.
     George Robinson married an unknown person say 1740.
     George died in 1798 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire.

Children of George Robinson

John Robinson

( - 1840)
     John Robinson was the son of George Robinson.
     John died in 1840 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. He died 42 years after his father's death.

Child of John Robinson