CFHS code : PL427

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of DAVID ROBINSON b July 12 1830 d January 18 1892 also AMELIA ROBINSON b October 21 1829 d May 5 1903 also ARTHUR GOODWIN ROBINSON b Dec 28 1870 d Nov 29 1871

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Robinson headstone 2017



In Loving Memory of DAVID ROBINSON born July 12 1830 died January 18 1892

also AMELIA ROBINSON born October 21 1829 died May 5 1903

also ARTHUR GOODWIN ROBINSON born Dec 28 1870 died Nov 29 1871

David Robinson (12 July 1830 – 18 January 1892)

David was born in Horningsea, just outside Cambridge and was the son of Benjamin and Hannah Robinson.  His father worked as a gardener, and by the age of 20 David was working as an iron moulder.  He married Amelia Whatling on 30 October 1853 and the couple had at least ten children: Julia Elizabeth (1854-1938), Frederick Whatling (1856-1939), William (1859-), Ellen (1861-1932), Elizabeth (1861-), Charles (1863-), Amelia (1865-), Emily (1868-), Arthur Goodwin (1870-1871) and Clara Matilda (1874-1960).  David continued to worked as an iron and brass moulder and the family lived at 7 Mill Road (1861-at least 1881) before moving to 2 Perowne Street.  He died at Perowne Street aged 61 years old.

Amelia Robinson (née Whatling) (21 October 1829 – 5 May 1903)

Amelia was born in Swaffham Bulbeck – a village between Cambridge and Newmarket. She was the daughter of William and Lucy, and her father worked as  bricklayer, whilst her mother ran a grocery store.  She married when she was 24 years old.  After being widowed she continued to live at Perowne Street with her daughters Amelia, Clara and Emily.  She died aged 73 years old.

Arthur Goodwin Robinson (28 December 1870 – 29 November 1871)

Arthur was the youngest son of David and Amelia and died just before his 1st birthday.



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Amelia Robinson; Arthur Goodwin Robinson; David Robinson