The Robinson family of Crawshawbooth and Colne

 

John Robinson = Margaret Wilson

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Ann Robinson = David Binns

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George Binns = Margaret Watson

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Lucy Binns = William Pollard

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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 [K29] Margaret Robinson.4


1 TNA: RG 6/970

2 TNA: 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 [K29] 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 (1736–1802), 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.3

John Robinson was the son of [K21] Francis and [K22] Sarah Robinson.4


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

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

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

4 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.2

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.3

He died on 29 April 1732, and was buried at Brighouse Friends’ meeting house on 2 May.4


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

2 A2A

3 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1616A

4 RG 6/1090, /1495


K22. SARAH ROBINSON born TOWNSON

Sarah Townson was born on 1 April 1669, 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 [K28] Dorothy Townson.3

 

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

2 gedcom from Brian Horrocks, 2006-11-22; TNA: 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 [K28] 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 (1671–1698).2

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

John Townson was son to [K24] Henry and presumably [K27] Bridget Townson.4

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1210—the last digit is unclear, but 1640 seems more likely than 1648, while 1648 is a better fit with his parents' marriage date; FamilySearch also reads it as 1640

2 TNA: RG 6/1004, /1210, /1616 

3–4 RG 6/1210


K24. HENRY TOWNSON

Henry Townson was baptised at St Mary's, Lancaster, on 12 October 1624.1

Of Wyresdale, Lancashire, he married [K27] Bridget Gardner on 1 May 1647, at St Michael's church, Cockerham, Lancashire.2

Their children were [K23] John (1648–1688), Alice (1650 – after 1698), Elizabeth (1652–1720), Martha (1654 – after 1683), Timothy (1658/9 – ?), Phebee (1660/1 – ?), Joshua (1663/4 – ?), and Thomas (1666 – ?); all births were registered by Lancaster monthly meeting.3

He was described as of Morehead in 1648 and 1663/4. Of Morehead in Wyersdell, he died on 24 April 1701, and was buried at Lancaster fbg on the 26th.4

Henry Townson was the son of [K25] John and [K25] Issabell Townson.5

 

1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch, (: 11 February 2018, Henry Townson, 12 Oct 1624), citing index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 0844800 IT 1-3

2 Lancashire OPC

3–4 TNA: RG 6/1210, /1616

5 FamilySearch


K25. JOHN TOWNSON

John Townson married [K26] Issabell Cowper on 3 November 1621, at St Mary's, Lancaster.1

Their children were: Henry (1622–1622), [K24] Henry, (1624–1701), Elizabeth (1627 – ?), John (1629 – ?), Robert (1630 – ?), Ellen (1631 – ?), Jennet (1634–1699), Agnes (1636 – ?), Richard (1638 – ?), and Alice (1640 – ?), all bapt. St Mary's, Lancaster.2

 

1 parish register; John Townson may have been the individual of this name baptised at Caton, Lancashire, on 3 May 1601, son of Christopher Townson

2 FamilySearch; Cockerham parish register; TNA TNA: RG 6/1210, /1616

 


K26. ISSABELL TOWNSON born COWPER

Issabell Cowper married [K25] John Townson on 3 November 1621, at St Mary's, Lancaster.1

Their children were: Henry (1622–1622), [K24] Henry, (1624–1701), Elizabeth (1627 – ?), John (1629 – ?), Robert (1630 – ?), Ellen (1631 – ?), Jennet (1634–1699), Agnes (1636 – ?), Richard (1638 – ?), and Alice (1640 – ?), all bapt. St Mary's, Lancaster.2

Of Wirrsdalle, her body was buried in Lancaster on 15 May 1668.3

 

1 parish register

2 FamilySearch; Cockerham parish register; TNA TNA: RG 6/1210, /1616

3 Lancaster, extracted parish records

 


K27. 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 – after 1698), Elizabeth (1652–1720), Martha (1654 – after 1683), 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: RG 6/1210


K28. 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 (1671–1698).1

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

 

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

2 TNA: RG 6/1210


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