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Brentford Families - RobinsonNick wrote in October 2017:
Archibald RobinsonMy great-grandfather, Archibald Robinson, already appears at least twice on your site; once in the inquest of Frances McCarthy and in the Brentford UDC Mortuary index. The information I have is supported by various census records, marriage and death certificates etc together with family memories.
I can first place him in Brentford in the 1891 census aged 20 at 38 York Road, just opposite the York Mineral Water Co where he seems to have worked for the rest of his life.
Sylvia Robinson (nee Thomas)Sylvia was the oldest daughter of Mark and Susan Thomas. Mark was a caretaker at the Rothschild Gunnersbury Park estate where the family lived in one of the estate lodges on Lionel Road; the lodge goes by various names over the years and still stands (just) today. They had a number of other children whose names I am still working on!
Mark lived at the lodge until his death in 1932 aged 83; he outlived his daughter Sylvia by a year. I am unsure about Susan.
Gibbons familyMy grandfather Charles married Dorothy Gibbons, who was born and grew up in Defoe Avenue in Kew. This might be outside the scope of your site however as no-one from this family lived actually in Brentford and they moved away to the South coast.
I would love to find out more about them, hear from any relatives and to find out if any of the family (particularly Archibald) took part in local councils etc.? If you know of Nick's family please email and I will forward to him.
Notes1909 postcard showing the Lindens, home of Archibald Robinson and his wife Sylvia, quite probably taken when they were living there.
For other references to the York Mineral Water Co. or Boston Road (now known as Boston Manor Road) try the search facility.
Page published October 2017; upated February 2020