Children of Henry and Elizabeth Binns

01. Henry Binns (The Hon. Sir Henry Binns, KCMG)

1837-06-27 b. High Street, Bishopwearmouth, Durham; witnesses: William Dixon, surgeon, John Street Bp Wearmouth; Ann Binns, Sunderland TNA: RG 6/404, /1149; John Binns and Abigail King Family, accessed 2010-12-20
1841 of High Street[, Bishopwearmouth] John Binns and Abigail King Family—presumably from TNA: HO 107, but not found on most recent Ancestry search
1847/1852 of Sunderland; at Ackworth School Ackworth School Centenary Committee (1879) List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879. Ackworth
1851 scholar, of Ackworth School, Ackworth, Yorkshire HO 107/2331 f55 p7
1858 emigrated to Natal leaving London on 1 June aboard Early Morn (226 tons, Captain Lowry) with John Acutt, later to be his father-in-law, and his four daughters, arriving Port Natal, 14 September John Binns and Abigail King Family
emigrated, arriving on 14 September in Natal, in its early days as a separate colony. He took up agriculture, and bought a property called Umhlanga (turned into a sugar estate in 1860) at Riet River, near Phoenix, Victoria county Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
left England partly for health's sake St James's Gazette, 1897-10-20
  he also erected sugar mills at great expense in order to encourage sugar growing in the Colony Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD
1861-04-25 planter, of Umhlanga; m. Clara Acutt (1845–1909, d. of John Acutt, of Riverton), at Verulam, Riverton, Victoria, Natal; by licence Oxford DNB; GRO index; parish register; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; David Binns gedcom; marriage register
Children: Percy (1862–1920) and Herbert (1863–1864), both b. Natal Oxford DNB; John Binns and Abigail King Family
1862 farmer, of Umhlanga parish register
1868 floated the Umhlanga Valley Sugar Estate Company in England and became its general manager Oxford DNB
1879 entered public life in 1879, selected by Sir Garnet (later Viscount) Wolseley as a nominee member of the legislative council under the crown colony system
1883 After the first elections, in 1883, he represented Victoria county until his death.
1886-05-15 Pall Mall Gazette: Interview with Henry Binns, a member of the Legislative Council of Natal John Binns and Abigail King Family; Evening Star, 1886-05-17
1888 a delegate from Natal to the conference at Bloemfontein on a South African customs union. The inaugural union was only partial and Natal did not join. Oxford DNB
1889-03-19 Leeds Mercury: Sir Michael Galway, Mr Binns, and Mr Greenacre have been appointed delegates for Natal to the Customs and Railway Conference which meets at Bloemfontein on March 20 John Binns and Abigail King Family
1890 a delegate for the extension of the Natal Government Railway to Harrismith in the Orange Free State Oxford DNB
1892 retired from the Umhlanga Valley sugar company
1893-09-23 Elections in Natal under new constitution conferring Responsible Government on the Colony. Mr Henry Binns was elected to the new Parliament. Reynolds's Newspaper, 1893-09-24
1893-10-28 Birmingham Daily Post: Natal parliament, it is almost certain that Mr Henry Binns will become leader of the Opposition John Binns and Abigail King Family
1893-12 sent to India to negotiate Indian labour for the sugar estates, and the return of previously indentured labourers to India

Originally opposed to self-government for Natal, by 1893 Binns supported Sir John Robinson's policy introducing the reform; but he declined to join the first ministry under the new constitution, and so became a sort of leader of the opposition, whose duty it was, as far as possible, to support the ministry.

Oxford DNB
1894 one of two members of a deputation sent to India seeking support for  proposals for the repatriation of Indian labourers Mahatma Gandhi, My Experiments with Truth
1897-05-15 Aberdeen Weekly: Natal Loyalty; In the National Assembly, Mr Escombe moved a congratulatory address to the Queen, seconded by Mr Binns, leader of the opposition. John Binns and Abigail King Family
1897-09-27 re-elected in Natal Belfast News-Letter, 1897-09-27
1897 appointed prime minister, after the retirement of Sir John Robinson and Henry Escombe Oxford DNB
1897-10-05 became colonial secretary and minister of agriculture, but soon resigned the latter portfolio. He resolved the discontent of the Natal civil service and concluded an extradition treaty with the South African Republic. He marked the queen's jubilee by offering a monthly supply of coal from Natal for the use of the British navy.
1897-10-06 Daily News: "Mr Bale having requested the Governor to summon Mr Binns to form a Cabinet, his Excellency acquiesced, and the following Ministry was constituted; Mr Binns, Premier and Colonial Secretary…" John Binns and Abigail King Family
1897-10-14

Mr. Henry Binns, the new Premier and Colonial Secretary of Natal, is of Yorkshire ancestry, although he was born in Northumberland, and went to South Africa about 40 years ago. He has been prominently associated with the sugar growing industry in Natal, and has been well known as a colonial politician for many years.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1897-11-24 his first session of parliament began, dealing mainly with the incorporation of Zululand . . . Oxford DNB
1897-12-17

The Zululand Annexation Bill has been finally passed by the Natal Legislature. The Hon. Henry Binns, the Prime Minister, with a body of mounted police, under Colonel J.G. Dartnell, the Chief Commissioner, starts for Zululand to-day, formally to take over the territory.

London Standard, 1897-12-18
1898-05/-06 . . . and then Binns's particular interest—the entrance of Natal into the South African customs union, on which a conference was held in May 1898 at Cape Town. Binns was the chief delegate from Natal, a convention was settled and in compliance, on 20 May, he introduced a resolution in favour of the union into the Natal parliament. The policy was bitterly opposed, but Binns carried the enabling bill, read a third time on 30 June, through the assembly. Oxford DNB
1898-07-06 his health failed and he was unable to enter the house for the remainder of the session. He went to the Berea, returning to Pietermaritzburg in December 1898.
1898-08-17

CHANCERY OF THE ORDER OF SAINT MICHAEL AND SAINT GEORGE, August 17.

The Queen has been graciously pleased to give directions for the following appointment to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George:

To be an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders of the said Most Distinguished Order: The Hon. Henry Binns, Prime Minister and Colonial Secretary of the Colony of Natal, in recognition of services rendered in connection with the establishment of a Customs Union between Natal, the Cape of Good Hope, and the Orange Free State.

Oxford DNB; London Standard, 1898-08-20; Morning Post, 1898-08-20
1898-08-31

Sir Henry Binns, K.C.M.G., the newly-knighted Premier of Natal, has been in office only since the beginning of October, 1897, when he succeeded the Right Hon. Harry Escombe as Prime Minister and Colonial Secretary. Sir Henry is one of the most successful sugar-planters in Natal, having embarked on that enterprise when he arrived at the colony some 28 years ago. He comes of an old Quaker stock in the North of England. He has rendered valuable service to his adopted land as an expert in Indian immigration and railway matters. Sir Henry is not an academic speaker, but a capital fighter in debate.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 1898-08-31
1898-10-29

"Sir Henry Binns, Premier of Natal, who has been in ill-health for some months past, is reported to have had a serious relapse."

Ludlow Advertiser
1899-01 attended the postal conference at Cape Town Oxford DNB
1899-03-24 has returned from Capetown, virtually restored to health Belfast News-Letter, 1899-03-24
1899-04-29

"Sir Henry Binns, K.C.M.G., Premier of Natal, will pay a visit to England as soon as the approaching session of the Natal Parliament has closed."

Rhyl Record and Advertiser
1899-05-11 was present at the opening of the Natal parliament, but he soon became ill again Oxford DNB
  suffered from brain trouble for some time, largely brought on by overwork Manchester Evening News, 1899-06-06
1899-06-06 of Umblanga, Natal; d. Pietermaritzburg, Natal The Friend; The British Friend; Annual Monitor; Oxford DNB; National Probate Calendar
1899-06-07 his body lay in state at the vestibule of the house of assembly and was buried on 7 June at the military cemetery (Fort Napier Cemetery), Pietermaritzburg Oxford DNB; GettyImages
1899-06-07 obituaries in The Times and the London Evening Standard  
1899-07-08 obituary in the Illustrated London News  
 

SIR HENRY BINNS, K.C.M.G. (Scholar 1847-52), was born at Sunderland, 27th of Sixth Month, 1837. His father carried on the business of a draper in High Street, but later on he retired and removed to Croydon. Henry Binns went out to Natal in 1858, when public works and civilising development were in a very different state from their advanced condition to-day. He travelled in the sailing ship Early Morn, and was a fellow passenger with the lady whom he afterwards married. He settled down to sugar planting, and also grew a little arrowroot and coffee. His interest in politics began with his settlement in the colony, although he was living in a hut, which he described as the shape of half a lemon and thatched over with grass, and wherein he baked his own bread and cakes.

In 1859 he writes of his electioneering experience, and his exertions in getting in a candidate. After riding thirty-two miles he had the satisfaction of landing his friend at the top of the poll by one vote.

His life of hand to mouth, so to speak, and self-made bread and cakes, began to feel irksome, and aspirations for a domestic life with someone, who "I promise shall be white and not black," began to arise. He found a devoted and untiring helpmeet in the daughter of John Acult [sic]. Their first home was called "Sunderland," after his native town.

His interest in politics increased, and in 1879 he was nominated to the old legislative Council, and four years later he was elected by the popular vote as the member for Victoria County, a constituency which was as staunch to him as he was to it.

After the return from England of Wm. Escombe, who represented the Colony at the Queen's Jubilee, the Governor sent for Henry Binns, and asked him to form a new ministry, of which he was to be Premier. The Ministry formed by him will be chiefly remembered by two measures—the incorporation of Zululand, and the free contribution of an annual supply of coal to the Imperial Navy. He always regarded railway extension as a matter of great importance, and had a large share in the construction of the through line from Durban to Johannesburg.

He suffered for some months from the effects of malarial fever, from which however he recovered sufficiently to take a voyage to the Cape. The Natal Parliament, however, was in full session, and it is thought probable that some parliamentary worry or overstrain brought about the Premier's death.

During his long parliamentary career he was always a prominent figure in the Legislative Assembly; he was an able speaker, and was invariably listened to with marked attention. The news of his death was received with profound regret in S. Africa, as well as other circles, where he was respected as a statesman who had done much to bring nearer the ideal of South African Unity.

He died June 6th, 1899, aged sixty-two years.

He was a member of Newcastle Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends, England.

AOSA Annual Report 18
  Mr Chamberlain sent a message of condolence in response. Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD, citing The Times
  rendered important services to the colony especially in connection with Indian immigration, The Transvaal Railway Convention (which he concluded), and the establishment of the customs Union between Natal, The Cape and the Orange Free State. He was Chairman of the Indian Immigration Board.
  Binns's political life was marked by his courage and persistence. He was a pungent and succinct speaker, a good critic of finance, and a sound businessman, and was instrumental in developing the sugar industry in Natal; he was also a director of the Natal Bank and of the Durban Telephone and Tramways companies. Oxford DNB
  Funeral chief mourners were Percy (son) and Mr. Swales [relationship not known]. Another account mentioned Mr Leonard Acutt, Mr G. W. Swales, Mr E. L. Acutt, and Mr J. S. Wylie. No account mentioned any females other than his widow. Message of condolence sent by Natal Indian Congress. Wreaths sent by among others Mr and Mrs William Acutt. John Binns and Abigail King Family
1901-09-26 will (proved in Pietermaritzburg by Clara and Percy Binns) sealed in London National Probate Calendar
1901-09-30 personal estate in England valued at £530 Sheffield Evening Telegraph
  There is a bust of Sir Henry Binns in the vestibule of the KwaZulu-Natal legislative buildings. KZN Legislature, accessed 2010-05-10


02. Rachel Binns

1838-09-10 b. Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham We Relate; GRO index
1838-09-12 d. Bishopwearmouth


03. Joseph John Binns

1839-10-14 b. High Street, Bishopwearmouth, Durham Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; GRO index
1841 of High Street, Bishopwearmouth John Binns and Abigail King Family, accessed 2010-12-20—citing TNA: HO 107, but not found on most recent Ancestry search
1851 scholar, of Ackworth School, Ackworth, Yorkshire TNA: HO 107/2331 f57 p11
1861 draper's assistant, of 12 John Street, Bishopwearmouth, living with his family, a cook, and a housemaid TNA: RG 9/3776 f22 p38
1865 abode 23 Ann St, trade of draper at 173 High St under the name of H. Binns John Binns and Abigail King Family—citing Register of Electors for Bishopwearmouth
  took control of stores trading as H. Binns & Co. John Binns and Abigail King Family
1868/1873 Burgess Roll at Ann St
1871-01-31 London Gazette: Partnership dissolved by mutual consent between Joseph John Binns and Stephenson Bowron at Sunderland as drapers under the style H Binns, Son, and Co. Joseph John Binns will carry on the business under the same name. Morning Post, 1871-02-01, citing the previous day's Gazette; John Binns and Abigail King Family
1871 master draper, lodger in household of Mavis Kidd, at 23 Avon Street, Bishopwearmouth RG 10/5009 f83 p7
1874-03-12 m. Rosa Robinson (1842–1935, of Nottingham, d. of Samuel Woodward and Sarah G. Robinson), at All Saints' church, Nottingham National Probate Calendar; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; GRO index; John Binns and Abigail King Family; Nottinghamshire FHS marriage transcript
Children: Aubrey Brian (1875–1956), Margaret Phyllis (1877–1961), Geoffrey (1879–1968), Christopher (1881–1917) censuses; GRO index; National Probate Calendar; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; John Binns and Abigail King Family
1876-7 of 23 Thornhill Terrace, Bishopwearmouth John Binns and Abigail King Family, citing Burgess Roll for St Michaels Ward
1878 the growing prosperity of the north-east allowed him to expand the business, and in 1878 he achieved a turnover of £17,500 and a profit of £3500 Oxford DNB
1878-05-11 draper, of Sunderland, co-executor of the will of his cousin Stephenson Bowron National Probate Calendar
1878-12-20 member of the executive committee of the New Hendon Soup Kitchen; subscribed £3 Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1878-12-20
1879-01-15 £500 creditor of the bankrupt Edmund Octavius Gilpin Nottingham Evening Post, 1879-01-16
1880-03-08 draper, of Sunderland; co-executor of his father's will National Probate Calendar
1881 draper employing 5 men, 7 boys, and 9 women, of 23 Thornhill Terrace, Bishopwearmouth, living with his family and three servants RG 11/4993 f125 p54
1883-02-05 elected a director of The Coffee Tavern Co Ltd; the new tavern that had been opened at Southwick was doing well and they were trying to purchase a further site at the South Docks Newcastle Courant, 1883-02-09
1884-10 shop moved to larger premises nearer the centre of Sunderland, and it became a proper department store with three floors Oxford DNB
1885 of 23 Thornhill Terrace, Sunderland; also with shops in succession at 38 and 39 Fawcett street and High street, Sunderland electoral registers
1885-10-17 one of numerous signatories to a letter to the sitting Liberal MP:

Sir,—We, the undersigned, being Liberal electors of the borough of Sunderland, wish you distinctly to understand that, should we vote for you at the next General Election, we should do so merely for the purpose of keeping out a Tory, and as the less of two evils.

 

Storey decided not to stand again.
Shields Daily News
1887-02-08 played for Sunderland Chess Club in a match against South Shields Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1887-02-09
1887 letter from Jos J Binns, 23 Thornhill Terr., Sunderland, to F. Bassett. Has received his note and also form for signing. "On looking over it I think that I make myself liable for what I am not liable." John Binns and Abigail King Family
1887/1905 abode 23 Thornhill terrace; qualified to vote from his freehold offices at 38 Fawcett street, Bishopwearmouth electoral registers
1890-01-18

WE ARE

OF

THE

DECIDED OPINION

THAT

H. BINNS, SON, & CO.'S

SHOP

IN

FAWCETT STREET

IS THE

SHOP OF ALL SHOPS

WHERE

READY MONEY

IS

BEST

EXPENDED.

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1890-01-18
1890-07-15

ALL THE

NOVELTIES

OF THE

SEASON.

H. BINNS, SON, & CO.'S

NEW SHOP.

38 AND 39, FAWCETT-STREET.

(Closed on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.)

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1890-07-15
1891 draper, of 23 Thornhill Terrace, Bishopwearmouth, living with his family and a general servant RG 12/4133 f103 p46
1892-02-04 president of Sunderland Chess Club Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1892-02-05
1893-01-13 Manchester Times: J J Binns plays chess for Sunderland against Newcastle, and loses. John Binns and Abigail King Family
1893-05-13 a vice-president and chairman of the House Committee of the Infirmary Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1893-05-15
1893-11-08 one of four Representatives of the St Michael's Ward Liberal Association Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1893-11-09
1894-06-23

SPECIAL NOTICE.

We are offering a Stock of

TAN, BLACK, AND OTHER SUMMER JACKETS

AND MANTLES

AT A

GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES

Owing to its having been a very cold spring.

H. BINNS, SON, AND CO.,

38 AND 39, FAWCETT-STREET.

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1894-06-23
1895-03-21

A GRAND

ILLUMINATED SHOW

OF

NEW MANTLES, JACKETS, &c.,

AT

H. BINNS, SON, AND CO.'S,

FAWCETT-STREET,

FROM 7 TO 9 O'CLOCK,

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY,

THIS WEEK.

TELEPHONE 716.

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1895-03-21
1897 the business was floated as a limited liability company, whereupon effective control passed out of the family, though Joseph Binns remained as chairman until his death Oxford DNB
1897-10-16 "managing director of the well-known drapery firm of H. Binns, Son, and Co., Limited, Fawcett-street, Sunderland." Northern Echo, 1897-10-16
1900-03-09

4 PER CENT. INTEREST.

H. BINNS, SON, AND CO., Limited, offer at Par

£3,000 Stock of

FIRST MORTGAGE DEBENTURES,

In lots of not less than £100, secured by the Freehold Property 38 and 39, Fawcett Street, and all the Assets of the Company.

For further particulars apply to

                   J.J. BINNS,

38, Fawcett Street.

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1900-03-09
1901 draper, employer, of 23 Thornhill Terrace, Bishopwearmouth, living with his wife, daughter, mother-in-law, and a general servant RG 13/4716 f68 p6
1902 of 23 Thornhill ter., Sunderland Kelly's Directory
1903-03-24 letter in the Sunderland Daily Echo appealing for support for the Town and Police Court Mission, and offering to subscribe £1 for every £9 sent in Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1903-03-24
1908 of Bainbridge holme, Tunstall road, Sunderland; qualified to vote from his freehold house at 36 Fawcett street, Sunderland electoral register
1909 draper, of Bainbridge holme; tel. Sunderland 520 phone book
1910/1915 of Bainbridge holme, Tunstall road, Sunderland; qualified to vote from his freehold house at 36 Fawcett street, Sunderland electoral registers
1911 director of drapery company, dealer, employer, living with wife, a cook, and a housemaid, in 14 rooms at Bainbridge Holme, Sunderland RG 14/30149 RD555 ED6 SN274
1919-03-20

H. Binns, Son, and Co. (Limited), drapers.—Mr. J.J. Binns, presiding at the annual meeting of shareholders at Sunderland, yesterday, said that the turnover last year was the largest in their history. A dividend of 10 per cent. and a bonus of 5 per cent., free of income-tax, were declared on the Ordinary Shares, £3,000 added to the reserve (raising that fund to £20,000), and £17,855, subject to excess profits tax, was carried forward. It was resolved to offer £50,000 shares equally to shareholders at par.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 1919-03-21
1921 draper, employer, H Binns Son & Co Ltd chairman, working in Sunderland; living at Bainbridge Holme, Sunderland, with his wife, a cook, and a house maid, in 16 rooms at; their son Aubrey a visitor there RG 15/24827 RD Sunderland SD Sunderland W ED7 SN233
1922-03-21 of Bainbridge Holme, Tunstall Rd, Sunderland; d. there National Probate Calendar; Oxford DNB; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; GRO index; John Binns and Abigail King Family

Mr. Joseph John Binns, chairman of Messrs. H. Binns and Company, drapers, furnishers, etc., Fawcett-street, Sunderland, died yesterday at his residence, "Bainbridge House." He was 82 years of age, and leaves a widow and grown up family.

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, 1922-03-22
1922-03-24 Funeral reported in Sunderland Daily Echo 24 Mar p6; bur. at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery, Sunderland. Only family recorded were Aubrey B Binns, son, and H. T. Binns, cousin. John Binns and Abigail King Family; Find a Grave
1922-07-21 will proved at Durham by widow Rosa Binns and son Aubrey Brian Binns; effects £45,083 11s. 1d. National Probate Calendar


04. Margaret Ann Binns

1841-06-14 b. Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham censuses; GRO index; Annual Monitor; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; David Binns gedcom (which gives date as -06-19)
1851 scholar, of 173 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, living with her family, two draper's assistants, and two domestic servants TNA: HO 107/2396 f330 p64
1852/1856 of Sunderland; at Ackworth School Ackworth School Centenary Committee (1879) List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879. Ackworth
1861 of 12 John Street, Bishopwearmouth, living with her family, a cook, and a housemaid TNA: RG 9/3776 f22 p38
1865-10-25 m. Edmund Octavius Gilpin (1831–1909, of Nottingham, s. James and Mary Gilpin), at Croydon Friends' meeting-house, Surrey The British Friend; censuses; GRO index; Kathleen & Chris Hall, eds (2001) Sidcot School. Register of Old Scholars 1809–1998. Sidcot Old Scholars' Association
Children: Maria Louise (1866–1930), Eva Margaret (1868–1940), Florence Binns (1869–1938), Edmund Henry (1876–1950) GRO index; censuses; National Probate Calendar; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; Hall & Hall, eds (2001)
1871 of 4 Russell Place, St Mary, Nottingham, living with her family, a nurse, and a general servant RG 10/3509 f31 p55
1876-02-04 son born at 1 Blenheim-terrace, Nottingham Nottinghamshire Guardian, 1876-02-11
1878-12-31

We learn that Mr. Fred Acton, solicitor, Nottingham, yesterday filed a petition in bankruptcy on behalf of several creditors against Mr. Edmund Octavius Gilpin, stock and share broker, of Long-row, who has, it is alleged, left the town. The liabilities cannot be stated.

Nottingham Evening Post

Yesterday, it became known in Nottingham, that a petition in bankruptcy had been filed against Mr. Edmund Octavius Gilpin, stockbroker. The liabilities are said to be heavy, and they are believed to have been occasioned by over-speculation. The petition was filed by Mr. Acton, solicitor, on behalf of several creditors.

Sheffield Independent

A petition in bankruptcy was filed yesterday at Nottingham against Mr. Edmund Octavius Gilpin, stockbroker, and for some time partner of Mr. Alderman Gilpin. Mr. Gilpin has absconded, with heavy liabilities.

Pall Mall Gazette

[ . . . ] A petition in bankruptcy has also been filed by Messrs Drabble, proprietors of the Lion, one of the largest hotels in Nottingham, the liabilities being £4000.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1879-01-03 of Long Row, Nottingham, stock and share broker; listed as bankrupt Glasgow Herald and Lloyd's List, citing the London Gazette of the previous day
1879-01-15 first meeting of creditors; Registrar declared the bankrupt in contempt for non-appearance, and the non-filing of a statement of affairs Nottingham Journal, 1879-01-16
1881 of 25 Queen St, St Helier, Jersey, living with her family, sister-in-law, nephew, and a servant RG 11/5613 f49 p6
1881-12-27 E.O. Gilpin, Nottingham, stockbroker; dividend of 2⅞d declared Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser, 1881-12-28, citing the previous day's Gazette; and Lloyd's List, 1881-12-29
1885-12-01 gave evidence at the inquest on the body of a baby boy, born the previous day:

Mrs. Margaret Ann Gilpin (née Binns) had known the girl Polydore for two or three months. The previous witness told her on Monday morning the girl had been confined, and also asked her to go and see her. Witness went to the house and saw the child, which was dead, wrapped up in a cloth and laid on a table. She advised the people there to give information to the police at once. Danin said they had sent for a doctor and that he was coming. Witness believed the child was stillborn. Polydore bore a very had character. About two months ago all that was possible was done to induce her to change her mode of living, but without avail, as she turned her back on those who would have helped her. She was offered to be placed in the Hospital at Guernsey where she would have been regularly visited by friends, and afterwards sent to a Rescue Home at Reading. She refused the offer, and even would accept no aid when Mrs. Josephine Butler offered to place her in the House and Winchester and pay all her expenses. Witness believed the house where the child was born was not at all respectable, but was a rendezvous for women of bad character, and when she was sent for she caused herself to be accompanied by Mrs. Worth. The child had received no care whatever. The skin on the neck or shoulder was broken.

 

Verdict: Stillborn.
Jersey Independent and Daily Telegraph, 1885-12-05
1891 of 205 Albion Road, Stoke Newington, London, living with her husband, nephew, and a general servant RG 12/181 f8 p14
1901 of St Albans, Hertfordshire Ackworth Old Scholars' Association Annual Report (1901)
1901 living with her family, a niece, and a domestic servant, at 1 Ramsbury Rd, St Albans, Hertfordshire RG 13/1312 f101 p46
1909-05-22 of St Albans; d. Priory Park, St Albans The Friend; The British Friend; Annual Monitor (which gives date of -05-26); GRO index
1909-05-22 bur. Church Hill fbg, Winchmore Hill, Enfield, London Find a Grave; Middlesex Gazette, 1909-05-29
  obit. in The Friend XLIX:415  
 

MARGARET A. GILPIN,      68    26  5mo.  1909

St. Albans. Wife of Edmund O. Gilpin.

In the removal by death of Margaret Gilpin, the wife of Edmund O. Gilpin, of St. Albans, the Society of Friends has lost a beloved Minister, whose personal influence on all who came into contact with her was a wonderful expression of the triumph of the spirit over material limitations. The words of the old poet:

"Man like to cassia is proved best being bruised."

seem to find fit illustration in the fragrance of the life of one who through much suffering, still bore witness to the Divine love overshadowing and sustaining her.

During the later years of her life, which were passed at St. Albans, after her removal with her husband from their previous home at Stoke Newington, she was prevented by ill-health from attending Friends' meetings regularly, although she would go at times, in spite of great physical weakness. But though thus debarred from the exercise of her gift as a Minister, her thoughts and prayers were ever active for others, to sustain and uplift those who were in danger or had fallen by the way, amid difficulties and temptations. Not the least of her influence was due to an unfailing fund of wise and kindly humour, which lightened and sweetened her counsel and advice. This and a rare tact, which was the outcome of sympathetic insight, gave her a power over people who were ordinarily little touched by the religious spirit.

Thus day by day, in the ministry of common life, her gentle, loving, trusting spirit found its outlet in the service of her Master, passing on to others a message of faith, hope, and love. Nor was this message the less, when, as often, it was not given directly in words, but just passed from life to life. "Nothing has struck me more," wrote one who know her well, "than the influence exercised by an old lady, weak and just sitting in a chair."

1910 Annual Monitor


05. Eliza Binns

1842-08-30 b. Sunderland, Durham censuses; GRO index; The Friend; The British Friend; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; David Binns gedcom
1851 scholar, of 173 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, living with her family, two draper's assistants, and two domestic servants TNA: HO 107/2396 f330 p64
1854/1856 of Sunderland; at Ackworth School Ackworth School Centenary Committee (1879) List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879. Ackworth
1861 of 12 John Street, Bishopwearmouth, living with his family, a cook, and a housemaid TNA: RG 9/3776 f22 p38
1871 of 2 Albert Villas, Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey RG 10/844 f32 p57
1881 no occupation, of 25 Queen Street, St Helier, Jersey RG 11/5613 f49 p6
1891 not found in census  
1901 living on own means, of "Pennington", Palmers Green Rd, Southgate, London RG 13/1267 f68 p23
1905 of St Denis, Alexandra Park Road, London N. Ackworth School Centenary Committee (1879)
1906-02-10 letter published in the London Daily News:

The Royal Marriage.

Sir,—I, with others concerned about this projected Royal marriage, was delighted to see in your paper the earnest protest of the Rev. F.B. Meyer. Doubtless, if we realised as a nation what it would mean, we should say, with the "English Churchman" "God forbid."

Have we not already played too much into the hands of Rome, and are we going to allow a granddaughter of Queen Victoria to renounce the Protestant faith (if her can be called so now), and to declare that it is false and heretical?

Is an alliance with Spain worth this, a country under the tyranny and degradation of the Romish priesthood? What are we coming to? Where is our Protestantism? The Women's Protestant Union have addressed our King about it, but would to God we were strong enough, as with the voice of one man, to cry, "It must not be!"

—Yours, etc.                     ELIZA BINNS.

Alexandra Park-road, N.

 
1907-01-11 of 32 Victoria-road, Alexandra Park, Middlesex; d. Corbett-street, Droitwich, Worcestershire National Probate Calendar; The Friend; The British Friend; GRO index
 

ELIZA BINNS (scholar 1854–6), daughter of Henry (scholar 1820–4) and Elizabeth Binns, was born at Sunderland on the 30th August, 1840. Her father eventually removed to Croydon, where he was more widely known.

Eliza Binns from her earliest years was very conscientious, and was anxious to present what she believed to be right, in all her mission labours and in anti-vivisection work, and the cause of the Protestant Union. In later life she suffered much from rheumatism, and underwent a course of treatment for it at Droitwich, and there she died of pneumonia on the 11th January, 1907, and was buried in the Friends' Burial Ground at Worcester.

Ackworth Old Scholars' Association Annual Report (1907)
1907-02-19 will proved at London by nephew Edmund Henry Gilpin; effects £42 11s. 5d. National Probate Calendar


06. Emma Binns

1844-09-06 b. Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham Annual Monitor; We Relate; GRO index
1850-08-22 of Sunderland; d. Nile St, Sunderland Annual Monitor; GRO index


07. George Binns

1845-12-24 b. Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham We Relate; GRO index
1846-01-16 d. Nile Street, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland We Relate; GRO index


08. Charles Binns

1847-03-17 b. Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham We Relate; GRO index
1847-08-14 d. Nile Street, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; David Binns gedcom; GRO index


09. Edmund Binns, LDS

1848-09-22 b. Sunderland, Durham censuses; GRO index; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; John Binns and Abigail King Family, accessed 2010-12-20
1851 of 173 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, living with her family, two draper's assistants, and two domestic servants TNA: HO 107/2396 f330 p64
1858/1863 of Bishopwearmouth; at Ackworth School Ackworth School Centenary Committee (1879) List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879. Ackworth
1861 scholar, of Ackworth School, Ackworth, Yorkshire TNA: RG 9/3440 f44 p4
1871 dentists assistant, of 2 Albert Villas, Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey, living with his family, two general servants, and two visitors RG 10/844 f32 p57
1873-12-15

MR EDMUND BINNS, L.D.S.

DENTAL SURGEON,

7, NEWPORT ROAD, MIDDLESBROUGH.

Northern Echo, 1873-12-15
1874-01-16 Northern Echo, 1874-01-16
1876-04-04

Mr Edmund Binns, L.D.S.

DENTIST,

70, LINTHORPE ROAD,

MIDDLESBROUGH,

Close to Wesley Chapel.

Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough
1877-07-04 m. 1. Susan Spencely Barritt (1850–1890, d. of George and Emma Barritt, of Croydon), at Croydon Friends' meeting-house, Surrey censuses; GRO index; The Friend; Annual Monitor; South Durham & Cleveland Mercury, 1877-07-14
Children with first wife: Edmund Spencely (1878–1886), Herbert Theodore (1880–1957), Ruth Marjorie (1885–1966), Oswell Barritt (1888–1962) censuses; GRO index; National Probate Calendar; Annual Monitor; Ackworth Old Scholars' Association Annual Report (1905)
1878-04-16 Northern Echo: Deaths [sc. Births] At 70 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, the wife of Edmund Binns, Licentiate of Dental Surgery, of a son. John Binns and Abigail King Family
1881 surgeon, dentist, of 70 Linthorpe Rd, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, living with his family, his sister-in-law, and a servant RG 11/4850 f9 p12
1883-02-12 of 70 Linthorpe Road; joint signatory of letter to Lord Feversham protesting about the manner in which the Friends Meeting House in Bilsdale had been repossessed Northern Echo
1886-06-02

WANTED, respectable HOUSEKEEPER or MAN AND WIFE without family. Apply between 5 and 6 p.m. Edmund Binns, Dentist, 70, Linthorpe-road, Middlesbrough.

Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough
1888-05-22 Northern Echo: Edmund Binns, Middlesbrough co-signatory of letter for Society of Friends, to Prime Minister Gladstone regarding the use of coercion in Ireland. John Binns and Abigail King Family
1890 Bulmer's Directory for Middlesborough, dentist at 70 Linthorpe Road
1891 dental surgeon, of Newlands, Middlesbrough, living with his family, a governess, a general domestic servant, and a nurse RG 12/4008 f107 p10
1891 Q2 m. 2. Helena Mary Alexander (cal 1859 – 1903, b. Ireland), St Thomas RD (Devon) GRO index; RG 13/4570 f126 p32; Joseph Spence Hodgson (1895) Superintendents, teachers, and principal officers of Ackworth School, from 1779 to 1894. Ackworth Old Scholars' Association; 1904 Annual Monitor
Children with second wife: Eileen May (1892–1962), Freda Kathleen (1893–1907); both b. Redcar, Yorkshire GRO index; RG 13/4570 f126 p32; RG14PN29182 RG78PN1691 RD534 SD3 ED10 SN126; The Friend; Annual Monitor
1892 of 70 Linthorpe rd, Middlesbrough Kelly's Directory
1899-03-27 "FOR Sale, 70, Linthorpe-road; offers to April 1st. Edmund Binns, above address." Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough
1900-05-17

EDMUND BINNS, DENTIST, L.D.S.,

Has Removed to

23, GRANGE-ROAD WEST

opposite All Saints' Church.

E.B. has Vacancy for Pupil, premium required; also Apprentice without premium.

Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough
1901 (as Edward Binns), dental surgeon, employer, living wife, two daughters, a cook, and a housemaid, at 2 Trafalgar Tce, Coatham, Redcar RG 13/4570 f126 p32
1903-01-14 wife of 2 Trafalgar-terrace, Redcar, Yorkshire, at the date of her death National Probate Calendar
1903-02-02 dental surgeon; administrator of his wife's estate, at London
1908 of Redcar, Yorkshire The Friend
1911 dental surgeon, employer, of 2 Trafalgar Terrace, Coatham, Redcar; 11 rooms RG14PN29182 RG78PN1691 RD534 SD3 ED10 SN126
1919-10-01 of 2 Trafalgar Terrace, Coatham; d. there National Probate Calendar; The Friend; GRO index
1919-10-04 bur. North Yorkshire deceased online
 

Edmund Binns: (scholar 1858–63), of Redcar, was a son of Henry Binns, of Sunderland and Croydon. He was articled to a firm of dentists in Croydon, and later set up for himself in Middlesbrough. He was twice married, first to Susan, eldest daughter of George and Emma Barritt, of Croydon, and after her death, to Helena Mary Alexander (teacher 1880–82). When a boy at school he had remarkable ability in controlling his features. He would produce uncontrollable laughter by his grimaces, followed instanter by a mahogany-like calm, when the sharp eyes of the M.O.D. were cast in his direction. His cousin and school-fellow "F.A." relates that he "won many detention marks when is neighbour at our silent meals!" He died at Redcar, October 1st, 1919, aged 71 years.

AOSA Annual Report 39, 1920
1919-12-02 will proved at London by son Oswell Barritt Binns and John William Robinson Punch; effects £8907 13s. 5d. National Probate Calendar


10. George William Binns

1850-09-15 b. Sunderland, Durham Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; John Binns and Abigail King Family, accessed 2010-12-20; GRO index
1851 of 173 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, living with her family, two draper's assistants, and two domestic servants TNA: HO 107/2396 f330 p64
1860/1865 of Bishopwearmouth; at Ackworth School Ackworth School Centenary Committee (1879) List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879. Ackworth
1861 scholar, of Ackworth School, Ackworth, Yorkshire TNA: RG 9/3440 f44 p4
1871 solicitor's articled clerk, of 2 Albert Villas, Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey, living with his family, two general servants, and two visitors RG 10/844 f32 p57
1872 admitted as solicitor; practised in London and Croydon John Binns and Abigail King Family
1873-08-13 m. Sarah Ann Tylor (1850 – after 1910, of Hackney, London, d. of Henry and Eliza Tylor), at Croydon censuses; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; John Binns and Abigail King Family
Children: George Henry (1874–1943), William Hubert (1875–1937), Howard Tyler (1880–1893) censuses; Annual Monitor; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; John Binns and Abigail King Family
1876-07-24 London Gazette: Messrs Berry and Binns 62 Chancery Lane, acting for a bankrupt. John Binns and Abigail King Family
1879-01-15 £500 creditor of the bankrupt Edmund Octavius Gilpin Nottingham Evening Post, 1879-01-16
1879-12-12 London Gazette: George William Binns (Berry and Binns) solicitor for a debtor. John Binns and Abigail King Family
1880-01-22 of Chancery-lane, London; one of the directors of the National Provincial Investment Association (Limited)  
1880-03-08 solicitor, of 62 Chancery-lane, Middlesex; co-executor of his father's will National Probate Calendar
1881-02-25 London Gazette: Berry and Binns now at 12 Chancery Lane John Binns and Abigail King Family
1881 solicitor, of 13 Leslie Park Rd, Croydon, living with his family, his sister-in-law, and two servants RG 11/814 f70 p37
1881-07-19 London Gazette: Berry, Binns, and Lincoln, solicitors 62 Chancery Lane John Binns and Abigail King Family
1881-12-02 London Gazette: Berry, Binns, and Lincoln, Lonsdale Chambers, 27 Chancery Lane, solicitors for liquidator
1884 Business Directory of London: Berry Binns and Lincoln solicitors at Chancery Lane
1884/1888 of Lonsdale Chambers, 27 Chancery Lane Westminster rate books
1884 Letter from G.W. Binns, at Croydon, to 'Dear Uncle'. Will be pleased to spend next Sunday with him. Has found memorandum of figures which Henry J. made out last year (total—£2724 18s 8d). Has stopped auctioneers who inserted a few preliminary advertisements. They have no doubt that policies would sell at £700 to £1000 over what has been borrowed on them. Henry Jno will let the accountants on the books on Monday next. Has sketched out short advertisement of business to be inserted in a few leading papers. John Binns and Abigail King Family
1885-10-15 at the Croydon magistrates' licensing hearing:

Mr. George Lyon applied for a new licence for music and dancing for the Skating Rink Hall, Park Lane, Croydon. He said the applicants, Messrs. Joseph Gundry Alexander, George William Binns, and Thomas Dabbs were members of the Blue Ribbon Gospel Temperance Mission, and the object of the licence was to obtain permission to have high-class entertainments for the people of the neighbourhood, conducted on Temperance principles. It transpired, however, that the building was a timber one, and the learned chairman said, under the circumstances, the Bench could not possibly entertain the application. If any accident occurred they would be very much blamed for licensing a timber structure.

Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter, 1885-10-24
1886-01-01 London Gazette: Messrs Binns, Lincoln, and Marsh with offices at 27 Chancery Lane John Binns and Abigail King Family
1887 Letter from G W Binns, of Binns, Lincoln and Marsh, Lonsdale Chambers, 27, Chancery Lane, London, to F Bassett, Esq, J P, beginning 'Dear Uncle', sending him deed of 25 September 1884 from Henry Tyler to himself, notice of same and receipts
1887-03-03 Wrote letter to Francis Bassett Esq., of Leighton Buzzard, enclosing a cheque for £50 in respect of loans
  It was Frederick Bassett, and occasionally his son Francis, who were expected to sort out the affairs of the firm of Henry Tylor and Sons, manufacturers, when they got into financial difficulties, which were not helped when their solicitor George Binns suddenly disappeared with a woman named Simpson from Nottingham.
1887-06-22 Birmingham Daily Post: On Sunday a gentleman's suit of clothes and a towel, marked South-Western Hotel, were found on the Notley shore, near Southampton. Enquiry at the hotel showed that Mr Binns, a London solicitor staying there, had gone out to bathe, and had not returned. Nothing has been heard of him.
1887-06-25

SUPPOSED FATALITY TO A LONDON SOLICITOR.

There is every reason to believe that Mr. George William Binns, of the firm of Messrs. Binns, Lincoln, and March, solicitors, Chancery-lane, London, has been drowned while bathing in the Southampton Water. it seems that he came to the town on Saturday, and stayed for the night at the South-Western Hotel, inquiring there where there was a good place for bathing. Directions were given to him to proceed to the Woolston side of the River Itchen, and to bathe from the beach there. On Sunday morning he left the hotel about 7 o'clock, intending to cross to Woolston by the first bridge. This he did not succeed in doing, but went by the second one, and evidently went to the suggested spot and got into the water, and it appears beyond doubt that he has been drowned, for about half-past 9 o'clock that morning a railway porter found the clothes of a gentleman lying upon the Netley beach, near some trees on the side of the road towards the Abbey, and about a quarter of a mile beyond the Seaweed hut at Weston. The porter gave information to the police, fearing that something was wrong, and subsequently the clothes were taken possession of by Sergeant Tusler, of the County Police. There was also a towel marked "South-Western Hotel," and from the inquiries made there is no doubt Mr. Binns went to bathe and was drowned. Up to last night nothing had been heard of him, the search for the body having proved fruitless. A reward of £20 is offered for the recovery of his body. Mr. Lincoln, a member of the firm, has furnished the following description of his partner to the police:—Age 38; height, 5ft. 10in., rather strongly built; dark complexion; close cut black hair, rather curly; thin whiskers and moustache.

Hampshire Advertiser
1887-06-27

MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF A SOLICITOR.—Considerable anxiety is felt at Croydon for the safety of Mr. G. W. Binns, a member of the firm of Messrs. Binns, Lincoln, and Marsh, solicitors, of George-street, in that town. The missing gentleman left Croydon on the 18th instant for Southampton, where had some important business to transact. He took up his quarters at the South-Western Hotel, and at seven o'clock the next morning went out for the purpose, as he said, of having a bath, ordering his breakfast for half-past nine. At nine o'clock, however, his clothes were found on the beach, and although diligent search has since been made no further trace of him has been discovered. It is feared that Mr. Binns, while swimming beyond his depth, was seized with cramp, and sank before he could summon assistance. He was a married man with three children.

Manchester Evening News, 1887-06-27
1887-06-29

[ . . . ] At low tide the mud on the Weston and Netley shore has been searched, without success, and it is thought by some that the body may be among the weeds, which are very thick indeed along the edge of the mud, and were "creeping" for it would be impossible.

Hampshire Advertiser
1887-06, in or since of Croydon, Surrey, and of Chancery-lane, Middlesex; d. at some place unknown National Probate Calendar
1887-08-05 Joseph John Binns responding to knowledge that George W has disappeared John Binns and Abigail King Family
1910-05-09 will proved at Principal Probate Registry by William James George Norris, attorney of Sarah Ann Binns, widow; effects £483 9s. 6d. National Probate Calendar


11. Alfred Binns

1851-08-18 b. Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham We Relate; GRO index
1852-07-25 d Nile Street, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland


12. Arthur Binns

1853-05-15 b. Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham We Relate; GRO index
1855-02-11 of Sunderland; d. Bishopwearmouth Annual Monitor; We Relate; GRO index


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