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Margaret Fothergill Robinson

Female 1873 - 1914  (40 years)



  • Name Margaret Fothergill Robinson  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 12 Jun 1873  22 Cambridge Square, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • birth reg not found in BMD index
    • On the 12th inst., at No. 22, Cambridge-square, W., the wife of Wm. F. Robinson, Esq., Barrister-at-law, of a daughter. [The Times]
    Baptism 10 Jul 1873  All Saints, Margaret St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence Apr 1881  22 Cambridge Square, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence Apr 1891  2 Danesbury Villas, St Boniface Rd, Ventnor Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence Mar 1901  9 Cantelupe Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Death 02 Mar 1914  20 Campden Hill Square, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 8
    • her sister Evelyn's home
    • age 41 per death reg; s/be 40
    • A correspondent writes: By the recent death of Margaret Fothergill Robinson a strenuous and useful life is too soon cut short. The youngest daughter of a late Vice-Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and of Julia, second daughter of George Richmond, she had since 1904, when at the age of 29 she was elected a guardian for the parish of Kensington, spent her life for social service. Some time after her re-election in 1907 physical disability compelled her resignation. Her work, however, was then only beginning. In November, 1911, her suggestive and inspiring book, "The Poor Law Enigma", was published by John Murray. The lines of reform indicated were generally the more practical methods advocated by Sir Arthur Downes and Mr. Charles Booth. The friendship and appreciation of Mr. George Gooch and Mr. Charles Booth encouraged her, and though by this time a confirmed invalid, she projected an carried through her second book, "The Spirit of Association: A Survey of the Guilds, Friendly Societies, Cooperative Movement, and Trade Unions of Great Britain," which appeared in April of last year. While entirely alive to the splendid work done by trade unionism in having lifted up child and adult labour into the light of day, she felt as keenly some of the limitations of its later developments.
      During what proved to be her last three months of life, in spite of constant pain and increasing weakness, she started to write her third book, "A History of Poverty," which, except for voluminous notes, remained unwritten.
      Of the great part that character, undaunted courage, capacity for friendship, and an unfailing spring of humour played in her short life, it is not to speak here, but if, as Florence Nightingale wrote in 1869, "Heaven is to be made out of earth by us," then Margaret Robinson's life was as happy as it was beneficent and beautiful. [The Times] [7]
    Burial
    • Her brother Rev. W.F. Robinson commissioned a stained glass window in her memory for his church at Bloxham.
    Person ID I2608  Tatham | Richmond branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 07 Dec 2011 

    Father William Fothergill Robinson,   b. 12 Sep 1833, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1895, Queen's Hotel, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Julia Richmond,   b. 30 Sep 1839, 16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1906, 18 Airlie Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Marriage 01 Apr 1869  St Marylebone, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 10
    • On the 1st April, at St. Marylebone Parish Church, by the Rev. W. Upton Richards, M.A., William Fothergill Robinson, eldest son of W. Fothergill Robinson, of Holmfield, Liverpool, Esq., to Julia, second daughter of Geo. Richmond, Esq., R.A. [The Times]
    Family ID F0254  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Jun 1873 - 22 Cambridge Square, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 10 Jul 1873 - All Saints, Margaret St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 22 Cambridge Square, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 2 Danesbury Villas, St Boniface Rd, Ventnor Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 9 Cantelupe Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 02 Mar 1914 - 20 Campden Hill Square, Kensington Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 7

    2. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Kensington, 1Q1914.
      age 41

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 17

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, All Saints, Margaret St, Marylebone, 10 Jul 1873.

    5. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 14 Jun 1873.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 27

    7. [S05] The Times, obituary, 07 Mar 1914.

    8. [S27] Personal Communication, Anne Williams.
      "Revd William Fothergill Robinson", Bloxham, 2010

    9. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Marylebone, 2Q1869.

    10. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 10 Apr 1869.