The Robinson family of Crawshawbooth and Colne

 

John Robinson = Margaret Wilson

     |         other children

Ann Robinson = David Binns

      |         other children

George Binns = Margaret Watson

      |         other children

Lucy Binns = William Pollard

      |         other children

Francis Edward Pollard = Mary Spence Watson

 

K19. ANN BINNS born ROBINSON

Ann Robinson was born on the 26th November 1747, at Sweet Clough, Lancashire.1

She married [K3] David Binns on the 26th May 1768 at Crawshawbooth, where she lived at that date. The couple's twelve children, all born at Crawshawbooth, were: Joseph (1769–1849), John (1771–1821), Margaret (1773–1777), Isabel (1775–1776), Richard (1777–1841), Margaret (1779–1815), [K2] George (1781–1836), Daniel (1783–1842), Elizabeth (1786–1840), Isabel (1788–1851), Ellen (1790–1870), and Sarah (1793–1794).2

She died on the 1st May 1797, and was buried at Crawshawbooth on the 4th.3

Ann Robinson was the daughter of [K20] John and [K27] Margaret Robinson.4


1 TNA: PRO RG 6/970

2 PRO RG 6/806, /810, /1616A

3 RG 6/643, /806, /810, /969

4 RG 6/970, /1616A


K20. JOHN ROBINSON

John Robinson was born on the 7th January 1704/5 in Marsden, Lancashire.1

He married [K27] Margaret Wilson on the 28th November 1728, at Marsden meeting. He was on that date a yeoman or clothier, of Sweet Clough in Great Marsden. Their children were: Richard (1731 – ?), Ellen (1735/6 – ?), Jane (1736 – ?), Margaret (1739 – ?), John (1741/2–1825), Mary (1744–1744), and [K19] Ann (1747–1797); all births were recorded by Marsden monthly meeting. In 1736 he was described as of Great Marsden, Colne.2

By 1769 he was a resident of Crawshawbooth. Of Crawshawbooth, he died on 16 August 1787, and was buried there on the 19th.2A

John Robinson was the son of [K21] Francis and [K22] Sarah Robinson.3


1 TNA: PRO RG 6/1616A; RG 6/807 & /969 suggest a birth year around 1699

2 entry in digests of Society of Friends; PRO RG 6/970 f0, /1616A

2A RG 6/807, /969, /1616A

3 RG 6/1616A; gedcom from Brian Horrocks, 2006-11-22


K21. FRANCIS ROBINSON

Francis Robinson was born in Colne, Lancashire, about 1666. Of Colne, he married [K22] Sarah Townson on 24 September 1691, at the house of Thomas Dillworth of Thornley, Lancashire. Their children were: John (1692–1698), Elizabeth (1694/5 – ?), Hannah (1698–1710), Dorothy (1700 – ?), Sarah (1702/3 – ?), [K20] John (1704/05–1787), Mary (1708/9 – ?)—all born at Marsden, Lancashire—and Moderation (1713/4 – ?), born at Rastrick.1

On 4 May 1693 his house at Colne was recorded by Lancashire Quarter Sessions as the location of a dissenting meeting.1A

Francis Robinson lived in Colne until at least 1694, but was of Trawden in 1704/5, of Rastrick, Eland, Yorkshire, in 1713/4, and by 1732 of Yew Trees, Lightliffe, Halifax.2

He died on 29 April 1732, and was buried at Brighouse Friends’ meeting house on 2 May.3


1 gedcom from Brian Horrocks, 2006-11-22; TNA: PRO RG 6/1210, /1616A

1A A2A

2 PRO RG 6/1090, /1616A

3 RG 6/1090, /1495


K22. SARAH ROBINSON born TOWNSON

Sarah Townson was born on 1 April 1668, at Wyresdale, Lancashire.1

Of Wyersdale, she married [K21] Francis Robinson on 24 September 1691, at the house of Thomas Dilworth of Thornley, Lancashire. Their children were: John (1692–1698), Elizabeth (1694/5 – ?), Hannah (1698–1710), Dorothy (1700 – ?), Sarah (1702/3 – ?), [K20] John (1704/05–1787), Mary (1708/9 – ?)—all born at Marsden, Lancashire—and Moderation (1713/4 – ?), born at Rastrick.2

Sarah Townson was of Colne in 1692 and 1694, but of Rastrick, Eland, Yorkshire, by 1713/4. She was daughter to [K23] John and [K26] Dorothy Townson.3

 

1 gedcom from Brian Horrocks, 2006-11-22; TNA: PRO RG6/1210

2 gedcom from Brian Horrocks, 2006-11-22; PRO RG 6/970, /1090, /1111, /1495, /1616A

3 gedcom from Brian Horrocks, 2006-11-22; RG 6/1090, /1210, /1616A


K23. JOHN TOWNSON

John Townson was born in June 1640, in the catchment area of Lancaster Monthly Meeting.1

Of Morehead, he married [K26] Dorothy Baines on 13 May 1663, as recorded by Lancaster Monthly Meeting. Their children were: Mary (1664–1699/1700), Lydia (1666/7–1667), [K22] Sarah (1669 – after 1714), and Lydia (1671 – ?).2

Still of Morehead, his body was interred at Lancaster in October 1688.3

John Townson was son to [K24] Henry and presumably [K25] Bridget Townson.4

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/1210—the last digit is unclear, but 1640 seems more likely than 1648

2 PRO RG 6/1004, /1210, /1616 

3–4 RG 6/1210


K24. HENRY TOWNSON

Henry Townson of Wyresdale married [K25] Bridget Gardner on 1 May 1647, at St Michael's church, Cockerham, Lancashire.1

Their children were [K23] John (1648–1688), Alice (1650 – ?), Elizabeth (1652 – after 1683), Martha (1654 – ?), Timothy (1658/9 – ?), Phebee (1660/1 – ?), Joshua (1663/4 – ?), and Thomas (1666 – ?); all births were registered by Lancaster monthly meeting.2

Henry Townson was described as of Morehead in 1648 and 1663/4.3

 

1 Lancashire OPC

2-3 TNA: PRO RG 6/1210


K25. BRIDGET TOWNSON born GARDNER

Bridget Gardner of Harestones married [K24] Henry Townson on 1 May 1647, at St Michael's church, Cockerham, Lancashire.1

Their children were [K23] John (1648–1688), Alice (1650 – ?), Elizabeth (1652 – after 1683), Martha (1654 – ?), Timothy (1658/9 – ?), Phebee (1660/1 – ?), Joshua (1663/4 – ?), and Thomas (1666 – ?); all births were registered by Lancaster monthly meeting.2

 

1 Ros Davies, accessed 2010-10-11

2-3 TNA: PRO RG 6/1210


K26. DOROTHY TOWNSON born BAINES

Of Wyerside or Wyersdale, Dorothy Baines (or Beanes) married [K23] John Townson on 13 May 1663, as recorded by Lancaster Monthly Meeting. Their children were: Mary (1664–1699/1700), Lydia (1666/7–1667), [K22] Sarah (1669 – after 1714), and Lydia (1671 – ?).1

Dorothy Townson died on 28 September 1683, and was buried at Lancaster.2

 

1 gedcom from Brian Horrocks, 2006-11-22; TNA: PRO RG 6/1004, /1210, /1616A

2 PRO RG 6/1210


K27. MARGARET ROBINSON born WILSON

Margaret Wilson was born in about 1705.0

Margaret Wilson married [K20] John Robinson on the 28th November 1728, at Marsden meeting. At that time she lived in the Forest of Trawden, Trawden, Lancashire.1

Their children were: Richard (1731 – ?), Ellen (1735/6 – ?), Jane (1736 – ?), Margaret (1739 – ?), John (1741/2–1825), Mary (1744–4), and [K19] Ann (1747–1797); all births were recorded by Marsden monthly meeting.2

By 1769 she was a resident of Crawshawbooth. She died on 23 June 1786, and her body was buried at Crawshawbooth on the 26th.3

Margaret Wilson was daughter to [K28] Thomas and [K29] Ellan Wilson.4


0 TNA: PRO RG 7/907, /969

1 entry in digests of Society of Friends; PRO RG 6/1616A

2 RG 6/1616A

3 RG 6/807, /969, /1616A

4 information from Michael Hargreave


K28. THOMAS WILSON

Thomas Wilson was born about 1665.1

He married [K29] Ellan Fishe in March 1696/7, at Skipton, Yorkshire. Their children were: Richard (c. 1700 – ?), John (c.1700–1745), James (1704–1779), [K27] Margaret (1705–1786), William (1707–1767), Thomas (? – 1773), Anne (1710–1775), Henry (1713–1786), and Eleanor (1715–1766).2

In 1703 he lived at Keighley, and in 1704 he was over Steeton, Kildwick. By 1710 he had removed to Beaver, in the forest of Trawden.3

Of Trawden, Colne, he died at Beaver on 6 April 1742, and was buried in Trawden Friends burial ground on 8 April 1742.4

 

1 information from Michael Hargreave; Wilfred Wilson (1892), ‘The Wilson Family’

2 information from Michael Hargreave; Wilson (1892)

3 Wilfred Wilson (1892); TNA: PRO RG 6/1616A

4 PRO RG 6/970; Wilfred Wilson (1892)


K29. ELLAN WILSON born FISHE

Ellan Fishe was born about 1672 at Kirby Malham, near Skipton, Yorkshire.1

She married [K28] Thomas Wilson in March 1696/7, at Skipton, Yorkshire.2

Their children were: Richard (c. 1700 – ?), John (c. 1700–1745), James (1704–1779), [K27] Margaret (1705–1786), William (1707–1767), Thomas (? – 1773), Anne (1710–1775), Henry (1713–1786), and Eleanor (1715–1766). Her first name given as Ellenor, she was of Trawden in 1713.3

Eleanor Wilson died on 24 September 1743, and was buried at Trawden on the 27th.4

Ellan Fishe was the ninth child and youngest daughter of [K30] Thomas and [K31] Jane Fishe.5

 

1 information from Michael Hargreave; this seems likely to be a misidentification, as FamilySearch shows that the Ellen Fish, daughter of Thomas Fish, bapt. at Kirby Malham on 31 Mar 1672, actually died on 7 June the same year. Details for K30 and K31 should be viewed with caution.

2 information from Michael Hargreave; Wilfred Wilson (1892), ‘The Wilson Family’ [gives forename as Ellinor]

3 Wilson (1892); TNA: PRO RG 6/970, /1616

4 Wilson (1892); PRO RG 6/970, /1616

5 information from Michael Hargreave


K30. THOMAS FISHE

Thomas Fishe was born about 1634, at Kirby Malham, near Skipton, Yorkshire.1

He married [K31] Jane Ellison on 27 February 1653/4, at Kirby Malham. Their children were: Ann (c. 1650 – ?), Elizabeth (c. 1655 – ?), unnamed (c. 1657 – ?), Adam (c. 1660 – ?), Jane (c. 1661 – ?), Agnes (c. 1664 – ?), John (c. 1667 – ?), Alice (c. 1667 – ?), [K29] Ellan (c. 1672–1743), and John (c. 1673 – ?).2

Thomas Fish of Malham was taxed on two hearths, in the 1672 Hearth Tax.3

In 1702 he was recorded as a yeoman of Malham.4

 

1 Information from Michael Hargreave. The IGI shows a Thomas Fishe baptism at Kirby Malham on 21 December 1634, son of Richard Fish; and a baptism of Richard Fish there on 19 February 1599, son of Adam Fish. But see note 1 to K29.

2 information from Michael Hargreave

3 Malhamdale Hearth Tax

4 Raistrick Collection


K31. JANE FISHE born ELLISON

Jane Ellison married [K30] Thomas Fishe on 27 February 1653/4, at Kirby Malham.1

Their children were: Ann (c. 1650 – ?), Elizabeth (c. 1655 – ?), unnamed (c. 1657 – ?), Adam (c. 1660 – ?), Jane (c. 1661 – ?), Agnes (c. 1664 – ?), John (c. 1667 – ?), Alice (c. 1667 – ?), [K29] Ellan (c. 1672–1743), and John (c. 1673 – ?).2

 

1–2 information from Michael Hargreave. But see note 1 to K29.
 


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