Major ROBINSON of Frankton

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Karen Watkins
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Does anyone know where I could find out about a Major ROBINSON, who lived in Frankton, Ellesmere in 1941?
Many thanks

Martyn Freeth
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Walford's County Familes 1906 has Nicholas ROBINSON as of Frankton Grange, he born 1842, s of Charles Backhouse ROBINSON (died 1894) of the same. Nicholas married 1878 Margaret HOPE, d of late Charles Gwillim JONES, of Onslow Gardens, London SW. Has with other issue a son Nicholas b 1879. Query "your man"?

(I looked into this family some years back. Doubt if I could easily now find notes. Estate was about 670 acres in 1872 in hands of CBR, who I seem to recall was s of another Nicholas).

Michael J Hulme
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Hello Karen

You don't give the forename(s) of your person but the following seems rather a coincidence even though the two appear to have been in different services.

From Kelly's Directory of Shropshire 1941 in the list of Private Residents:-

Robinson Capt. Chas. Gwillim R.N. (ret.) J.P. Frankton Grange, Ellesmere.

You might like to qualify the information on your man and explain exactly what you are hoping to discover.

Mike

Karen Watkins
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Thanks Martin and Michael, I am researching for my mother who used to stay at Frankton Grange when she was a child, she has given me different names for the people who were there at that time, but these could have been staff?  You have helped me anyway with this information and I will ask my mum if she remembers this name, she seemed to think it was a Dr LEWIS who lived there, but there is no record of that name.  thanks for the information  Karen

Martyn Freeth
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The big house has, I think, gone. But its arcadian setting and the ornamental trees of the former large park remain.

Linda
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Hi Karen,

You could try the Cockshutt Petton local history book (Cockshutt & Petton remembered ISBN 0-9545251-3-2) I helped do a little research and remember hearing quite a lot about Captain Robinson (he did a lot of good work around the Cockshutt area with church etc.) Quite a lot of the older people of the village remembered him and told us stories sounds like quite a character! Have a copy of book here there are photos of the Grange and a brief history of the Robinson family. " The ROBINSONs as a family played quite a part in certain aspects of Cockshutt life. The church benefited handsomely from their generosity, so subsequently the name of Robinson meant a lot to Cockshutt. Nicholas ROBINSON played an important part in the church affairs" Hope this may help.

Linda

david edge
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We have a Colonel ROBINSON resident Loppington 1950s, family from Frankton Grange. Possibly same man. How can I help?

Karen Watkins
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Thanks Linda and David, I will follow up that book. Sorry I have not been on the forum for a while.  My mum doesn't remember a Colonel ROBINSON, she seems to think when she was there in the 1940's it was a Dr LEWIS who was in the Army and then left to become the coroner in Aberwystwyth?  I have not been able to find out anything about this and no other family member can help either.  I do have a picture of Frankton Grange which I obtained from the library archives and mum recognised it instantly. 

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I'm descended from the ROBINSONs of Frankton Grange. My father (from Canada) was in England during the war and stayed at Frankton grange for short periods. He was a major (in the Canadian army) at the end of the war but I'm not sure of his rank in 1941. It is also possible though that this was one of his uncles or cousins. If you have any more information I might be able to narrow down who it was. All (including my father) have passed away. It is unfortunate the house was sold and torn down, It looks as if it was amazing in its day (I have a painting of it on my wall). We have the family history book but it was written before the war so won't help much. Ed

bradley.jeffrey...
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I have a blog that has some information on the ROBINSONs of Frankton Grange, including a photo of the house.  My great grandfather, Walter Powell JEFFREYS, Jr. was married to Agnes ROBINSON in 1869.

http://thejeffreysfamily.blogspot.com/2014/12/euphemia-gray-robinson-dau...

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Hello all. Harry Abrahall ROBINSON d. Loppington, 19.5.1975 age 89, formerly of Frankton Grange purchased Loppington Vicarage and moved there pre 1962. Known locally as "The Colonel". I think he is the Major you are looking for. His unmarried son, JOHN built and lived in a bungalow in the Vicarage grounds. Sadly he died early 2014, but had, I am told, relations in Canada. There used to be a stone fireplace surround recovered from Frankton Grange leaning on the outside wall of the bungalow.

I think that the Captain (RN) ROBINSON referred to in previous posts was brother of Harry. He distinuished himself at the Battle of Jutland. (Referred to locally as "Commander ROBINSON".) He was of Frankton Grange. John was in possesion of his medals when he died. Subsequently sold at auction.   

Come back to me directly by email if you think that I can help futher - live Loppington.

edge@churchcott1.freeserve.co.uk   

TG
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Ed,

I'm trying to look into some family history that has links with the Robinson's of Frankton Grange in the early 1920s; is this period covered by your family history book?

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It isn't covered by the original family book but it should be covered by an update by another descendent (Chris  Robinson).  Did you want me to put you in touch with him?  (Possible I might be able to help as well but he has really been the family 'researcher' lately.)

Ed

TG
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Ed,
I appreciate it has been a few years since your original reply, but if the offer of putting me in contact with Chris Robinson still stands I would very much appreciate this.

Regards
Tony

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Hi Tony,

He's not on the forum and I'd rather not post an active/permanent email address here but if you send your email address to "temperobinson@shaw.ca" I will put you in contact with Chris.

Ed