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Brentford Councillors - Robert Knopp Green


Janet McNamara has researched details of the men who served as Brentford Local Board Members and Councillors, see intro page for more details of early local government structure.

Robert Knopp Green (1875- 1944)

Mr Green was a gas lighting contractor living at 33, Boston Park Road when he stood for the Council in 1919. He was proposed by Henry H Whitehead and seconded by George H Jupp. There were 16 candidates for 8 places and Mr Green was elected with 672 votes.

He had been born in Brentford in 1875 with his birth registered in the June quarter Brentford 3a 75 and baptised at St Pauls Church (the pages from the register are on the ancestry website). His father was Orbell George Green a brewer and his mother was Emily.

The 1881 census shows the family at 1, Walnut Mill which was in St Paul’s Parish, Brentford.
Orbell G Green (40) practical brewer, Emily 41 both born at Great Hawksley, Essex. Children were Archer (16), Articled pupil to architect, Florence E (15) pupil teacher, Walter O (14) pupil teacher and Eliza A (12) scholar were all born in Wyvenhoe, Essex and John (10), Harry L (7) were scholars, Robert K (5) and Annie M (4) were all born in Brentford.


In 1891 the family were living at 13, Windmill Road. Orbell G (50) was described as Professional Brewer. Emily was 51, Eliza A (22), John J (20) student at training college, Harry S (19) Sub librarian – books, Robert K (15) scholar.

Orbell had died by 1901 when Emily was a widow and head of household at 33, Boston Park Road. Walter O was 33 and an Engineer (mechanical), Lily A (28), Harry Chief ------- (commercial) and Robert K (24) gas engineer.

They were still at the same address in 1911 when the household consisted of Emily widow aged 71 who wrote that she had had 9 children of whom 7 were still living. Lily (39) and Annie M (33) were resident with Harry S (37) gas company inspector and Robert K (35) gas engineer.

The Middlesex Independent of March 3rd 1920 in a piece about the forthcoming election stated ‘Mr Green will not seek re-election’.

He died on September 7th 1944 with his death registered in the September quarter Brentford 3a 230.
RK Green of 33, Boston Park Road died September 7th 1944 at 30, Twickenham Road, Isleworth, Mddx (ie West Middlesex Hospital). Administration (with will) Llandudno 17 January to Harry Simpson Green retired commercial clerk. Effects £346.19.1d.


Page published February 2013