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3. Richard BRADSHAW

Baptism: 16 Jun 1811 St Anne, Woodplumpton, Lancashire, England
Richard Bradshaw - Son of John Bradshaw & Alice
Born: 26 May 1811
Abode: Catforth
Occupation: Husbandman
Register: Baptisms 1782 - 1812, Page 46, Entry 17
Source: LDS Film 1470949

On 6 Nov 1833 at St Anne, Woodplumpton a Richard Bradshaw witnessed the wedding of Thomas Wrenolds, 20, husbandman, bachelor and Agnes Hankinson, 28 (spinster) of Woodplumpton.

Kendal Mercury - 3 Jan 1835
MARRIED
At St Mary's Church, Lancaster, on Tuesday last, Mr Richard Bradshaw, to Miss Ann Riding, both Myerscough.

England Marriages 1538-1973
Richard Bradshaw of Myerscough
Marriage date 30 Dec 1834 by Banns
Marriage place Lancaster
Spouse Ann Reding Or Royden, spinster of Myerscough
Place Lancaster, St Mary Church Of England
Diocese Blackburn
Witnesses James Blakey, Agnes Bradshaw
Archive Lancashire Record Office
Archive reference PR 3262/1/25  

(Note the witness Agnes Bradshaw is likely to be Richard's sister Agnes.)

This marriage to Ann Riding is most likely correct as Richard names a son William Riding Bradshaw born in 1840 at Liverpool.

In the 1841 census of Liverpool, Richard Bradshaw, aged 25, is a book keeper, living at Bevington Hill, with Anne Bradshaw (probably wife), John Henry 4, Alice 6, and William 2.

Ann dies in November 1841 not long after the birth of her 4th child Ann Elizabeth Bradshaw.

Richard then marries again.

Marriage: England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005
Richard Bradshaw
Marriage quarter 1
Marriage year 1844
Richard Bradshaw married Phoebe Iddon
District Liverpool Lancashire England
Volume 20
Page number 298

In the 1851 census of Liverpool living in 15 Maddox St is
Richard Bradshaw, aged 39, married, a Victualler, born Woodplumton
Phebe Bradshaw, wife, aged 29, Sempstress, born Soleour?
Alice Bradshaw, daur, aged 15, born Preston, Lancashire
W Riding Bradshaw, Son, 11, born Liverpool
Ann Bradshaw, Daur, 6, born Liverpool
Richard Bradshaw, son, 2, born Liverpool
John Bradshaw, son, 1, born Liverpool

In the 1861 Census of Kirkdale, Liverpool Richard is a Brewers Traveller and wife Pheobe, aged 39 the wife of Richard is shown as born Sollom, Lancashire. Sons Richard, 13, John 11, Henry 7, Robert 5, all born Liverpool and daughter Susanah 2 born Preston.  

Phoebe dies on 16 January 1866.

By 1871 Richard, a widower, is living with children John, Robert and Susanah.

Richard then marries for the third time.

Marriage:
England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973
Richard Bradshaw
Marital Status: Widowed
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 1 Aug 1871
Marriage Place: Walton-On-The-Hill, Lancashire, England
Father: John Bradshaw
Spouse: Martha Roughsedge
Marital Status: Single
Spouse father: William Roughsedge
FHL Film Number: 1647987

By 1881 Richard, living at Walton-on-the-Hill, a Commercial traveller Beer - unemployed, with wife Martha, aged 47, born Liverpool.

Richard dies before 1901 where Martha is listed as a widow.  Not able to find Martha or Richard in the 1891 census.

Possible Death:
England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991
Richard Bradshaw
Gender Male
Birth year 1810
Age at death 73y
Burial date 08 Mar 1883
Burial place Walton On The Hill, Lancaster, England
Residence Walton Lancashire England
District: West Derby, Lancashire
Volume 8B
Page 458

Martha dies 11 Aug 1912.

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Anne RIDING

In the 1841 Census of Liverpool at Bevington Hill
Richard Bradshaw, 25, Book Keeper, born Lancashire
Annie Bradshaw, 25, Born Lancashire
John Henry Bradshaw, 4, Born Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, 6, Born Lancashire
William Bradshaw, 2, Born Lancashire

Liverpool Mercury - 19 Nov 1841
DIED
On Wednesday, the 10th instant, of consumption, at No. 61 Bevington-hill, aged 26, Ann, the beloved wife of Mr. Richard Bradshaw, and daughter of Mr. Henry Riding, late of Woodplumpton, near Preston, much respected by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.

She possibly died of child birth related issues as her daughter Ann was born not long before.

Lancashire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986
Ann Bradshaw of Liverpool
Death Age: 26
Birth Date: abt 1815
Burial Date: 13 Nov 1841
Burial Place: Broughton, St John the Baptist, Lancashire, England
Register Type: Parish Register
Reference Number: PR 2925/5

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12. John Henry BRADSHAW

Liverpool, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1919
John Henry Bradshaw
Baptism Date: 24 Apr 1837
Baptism Place: Liverpool, St Peter, Lancashire, England
Father: Richard Bradshaw, book keeper of Bevington St
Mother: Ann Bradshaw

In the 1841 Census of Liverpool at Bevington Hill
Richard Bradshaw, 25, Book Keeper, born Lancashire
Annie Bradshaw, 25, Born Lancashire
John Henry Bradshaw, 4, Born Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, 6, Born Lancashire
William Bradshaw, 2, Born Lancashire

England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016
John Hy Bradshaw
Gender: Male
Age: 7
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1837
Death Date: 15 Jan 1844 of Measles
Burial Date: 18 Jan 1844
Burial Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Father: Richard Bradshaw of Bevington-Hill
Mother: Ann Bradshaw

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Phoebe IDDON

Liverpool Mercury - 18 January 1866
DEATHS
BRADSHAW - At 38, Tetlow-street, Kirkdale, aged 44, Phoebe, wife of Mr. Richard Bradshaw.

Death: Phoebe Bradshaw
ESTIMATED BIRTH YEAR: 1822
REGISTRATION YEAR: 1866
REGISTRATION QUARTER: Jan-Feb-Mar
AGE AT DEATH: 44
REGISTRATION DISTRICT: West Derby
INFERRED COUNTY: Lancashire
VOLUME: 8b
PAGE: 460

England Cemetery Register
Phebe Bradshaw
Birth Date: 1822
Death Date: 16 Jan 1866
Cemetery: St. Mary's Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Kirkdale, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Age: 44 yrs, Parents: John & Susan Iddon, Residence: Tetlow St, Cause of Death: Phthisis, Minister: Joshua Tunstall, Date of Burial: 20 January 1866.

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15. Richard BRADSHAW

Richard Bradshaw is a common name in the Liverpool area.  He is not abe to be clearly indentified after the 1861 census.

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16. John BRADSHAW

John is clearly identified in the 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 census.  In the 1881 census he is living in 38 Birchfield Rd Walton-on-the-Hill.  

In the 1891 census of Walton, Lancashire at 12 Birchfield Rd
John Bradshaw, head, single, 38, Carter, born Liverpool Lancashire
Mary Bradshaw, sister-in-law, Married, 54, born Liverpool Lancashire
Robert Bradshaw, single(sic), single, 34, Labourer, born Preston(sic) Lancashire

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18. Robert BRADSHAW

In the 1891 census of Walton, Lancashire at 12 Birchfield Rd
John Bradshaw, head, single, 38, Carter, born Liverpool Lancashire
Mary Bradshaw, sister-in-law, Married, 54, born Liverpool Lancashire
Robert Bradshaw, single, single, 34, Labourer, born Preston Lancashire

Possible death: England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016
Robert Bradshaw of 86 Commercial Rd, Kirkdale
Age: 42
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1855
Burial Date: 13 Jan 1897
Burial Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England

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Martha ROUGHSEDGE

In 1871 Cesus of Kirkdale, Everton at 13 Barlow St is living Martha Roughsedge, aged 37, Unmarried, a laundress, born Liverpool. She is living with her parents William and Jane and brother Charles.

Marriage:
England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973
Richard Bradshaw
Marital Status: Widowed
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 1 Aug 1871
Marriage Place: Walton-On-The-Hill, Lancashire, England
Father: John Bradshaw
Spouse: Martha Roughsedge
Marital Status: Single
Spouse father: William Roughsedge
FHL Film Number: 1647987

In 1881 at Walton-on-the-Hill, Richard Bradshaw, a Commercial traveller Beer - unemployed, is married to Martha, aged 47, born Liverpool.

In 1901 Mather Bradshaw, widow, aged 67, is living with her daughter (in-law) Susan Parr, widow, 42, Chapwoman, born preston.

In 1911 at 63a Leta Street, Walton Martha Bradshaw, mother, 76 widow of Liverpool is living with Susan Parr, head, 52 of Preston and Elizabeth Parr, 24 and Phoebe 23.

England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016
Martha Bradshaw of 63a Leta St, Walton
Age: 78
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1834
Burial Date: 11 Aug 1912
Burial Place: Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Section 10 grave 440

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4. Agnes BRADSHAW

Baptism: 9 May 1813 St Anne, Woodplumpton, Lancashire, England
Agnes Bradshaw - Daughter of John Bradshaw & Alice
Born: 18 Apr 1813
Abode: Catforth
Occupation: Husbandman
Baptised by: Henry Foster
Register: Baptisms 1813 - 1879, Page 2, Entry 15
Source: LDS Film 1470949

Marriage: 23 Mar 1835 St John, Preston, Lancashire, England
James Blakey - Bachelor, this Parish
Agnes Bradshaw - Spinster, this Parish
Witness: Silvester Winder; Ann Winder(X)
Married by Banns by: Thos. Clark Curate
Register: Marriages 1833 - 1837, Page 176, Entry 528
Source: LDS Film 94015

In the 1841 census of Preston:
James Blakey, aged 30, Grain dealer & Baker, Agnes, aged 25 and John, aged 1, all born Lancashire.

There are also references to two potential additional children of James and Agnes (these have not been confirmed):
*John Blakey - registered birth Aug 1838, Preston, and registered death May 1839, Preston, Lancashire, and
*James Blakey - registered birth Aug 1842, Preston, Lancashire and registered death Nov 1844, Preston, Lancashire.

A report in the Preston Pilot, 4th April 1842, says that a Catherine Maguire had paid Agnes Blakey, shopkeeper of Friargate, with a bad coin. It appears that Agnes was working in the shop of her husband, James Blakey, who was both a corn merchant and baker.

In the 1851 census of Preston, James Blakey, aged 41, Corn Dealer born Altham, Lancashire is a widower.  John is aged 11, born Preston.

Possible Death:
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Agnes Blakey
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Death Registration Place: Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Death Date: Mar 1844
Inferred Death Place: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Volume: 21
Page: 458

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James BLAKEY

Marriage: 23 Mar 1835 St John, Preston, Lancashire, England
James Blakey - Bachelor, this Parish
Agnes Bradshaw - Spinster, this Parish
Witness: Silvester Winder; Ann Winder(X)
Married by Banns by: Thos. Clark Curate
Register: Marriages 1833 - 1837, Page 176, Entry 528
Source: LDS Film 94015

In the 1841 census of Preston:
James Blakey, aged 30, Grain dealer & Baker, Agnes, aged 25 and John, aged 1, all born Lancashire.

There are also references to two potential additional children of James and Agnes (these have not been confirmed):
*John Blakey - registered birth Aug 1838, Preston, and registered death May 1839, Preston, Lancashire, and
*James Blakey - registered birth Aug 1842, Preston, Lancashire and registered death Nov 1844, Preston, Lancashire.

In the 1851 census of Preston, James Blakey, aged 41, Corn Dealer born Altham, Lancashire is a widower.  John is aged 11, born Preston.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
James Blakey
Registration Year: 1851
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration District: Preston Lancashire
Volume: 21
Page: 526
Spouse: Jane Threlfall

Marriage Bond:
16 Aug 1851
James Blakey, Corn dealer of Preston, Lancashire, aged 21+, widower
Jane Threlfall of Preston, aged 21+, spinster

Marriage: 17 Aug 1851 St John, Preston, Lancashire, England
James Blakey - 41, Corn Dealer, Widower, Friargate
Jane Threlfall - (X), 27, Spinster, Fylde Road
   Groom's Father: John Blakey, Calico Printer
   Witness: Thomas Dewhurst; Mary Ann Dewhurst
   Married by License by: John Owen Parr Vicar
   Notes: [Bride's father not recorded]
   Register: Marriages 1851 - 1852, Page 98, Entry 196
   Source: LDS Film 93995

In trade directories for Preston in 1851 and 1855 James has a double entry: as a Corn Merchant at 92 Friargate, Preston and at no 82 Friargate as a Baker. He was most likely pursuing these occupations at his marriage.

James Blakey died 17th July 1876 with notice of his death appearing on 22nd July 1876 in the Preston Chronicle.  James died  at 7 Deepdale Terrace, Preston aged 66. James left a will and his effects were  under  pounds 450.  The will was  proved by Jane, widow, son John Blakey, Accountant and Robert Swann, Farmer of Leyland.

Probate Index:
BLAKEY James
12 August. The Will with a Codicil of James Blakey
late of Preston in the County of Lancaster Gentleman who
died 17 July 1876 at Preston was proved at Lancaster by
Jane Blakey Widow the Relict and John Blakey Accountant
the Son both of Preston and Robert Swann of Leyland in the
said County Farmer the Executors.

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6. Robert BRADSHAW

Baptism: 20 Mar 1818 St Anne, Woodplumpton, Lancashire, England
Robert Bradshaw - Son of John Bradshaw & Alice
Born: 23 Feb 1818
Abode: Catforth
Occupation: Husbandman
Notes: [Written again as Entry 185]
Baptised by: Henry Foster
Register: Baptisms 1813 - 1879, Page 23, Entry 177
Source: LDS Film 1470949

In 1841 at Cunliffe St, Preston, Robert Bradshaw, 20, a Traveler born Lancashire is living with his parents John Bradshaw, 50, Ind born Lancashire, and Alice Bradshaw, 40, born Lancashire, and siblings John, 15, Ann, 15, Mary, 10.

Note that Catforth the place of Robert's christening was very close to Woodplumpton.  Robert was described as a spice merchant in 1865. (ref: Annie's birth Cert)

Marriage: 18 Jun 1851 St Mary the Virgin, Bury, Lancashire, England
Robert Bradshaw - of full age, Traveller, Bachelor, Liverpool
Catharine Handley - of full age, Spinster, Bury
Groom's Father: John Bradshaw, Gentleman
Bride's Father: James Handley, Inn Keeper
Witness: James Handley; Joseph Handley; E. Handley; W. J. Bradshaw
Married by Licence by: Edwd. L. Bowman Curate
Register: Marriages 1851 - 1852, Page 36, Entry 71
Source: Original Register

Robert worked as a traveller for Wright Crossley and Co of Liverpool an established firm of 17 North John Street Liverpool. They were importers and also probably exporters. They were seed, spice and rice merchants and also millers and manufacturers. They were not a tin pot organisation by any means and were very highly regarded even employing an analytical chemist.

Robert Bradshaw was mentioned in a Baking Powder case in 1862.  He was no longer pounding the streets as a traveller as he is mentioned as a partner and presumably having proved himself entered into the business as a partner with John Crossley, Thomas Danson Edmondson and Charles Clerk.  The exact date he joined the three others isn't known and he could have been a junior partner first but Crossley Edmondson and Clerk were the big guns.  John Crossley died in 1868 and the three that remained carried on the business.  Charles Clerk died in 1878.  What date Robert stepped down isn't known but there was another ready to step up to the role.  Robert being a senior player in Wright Crossley also explains why at death his estate was so much bigger than any one else's in the family as he couldn't possibly have made that sort of money by being a traveller.

Death: Robert Bradshaw
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Year of Registration: 1899
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 81
District: Ormskirk
County: Lancashire
Volume: 8b
Page: 586

Robert died 19th Dec 1899 of Weld Road Birkdale. Probate was granted to Alice Bradshaw spinster, Annie Crook wife of George Harris Crook and Edward Bland, Gent. The value of Robert's estate was altered three times it started off as 38,625 pounds and in May 1900 a final figure was alighted on at 38,117 pounds.

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21. Alice BRADSHAW

Baptism: 15 Feb 1854 St Mary the Virgin, Bury, Lancashire, England
Alice Bradshaw - Daughter of Robert Bradshaw & Catharine
Born: 23 Dec 1853
Abode: Bury
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Baptised by: E. L. Bowman Curate
Register: Baptisms 1850 - 1854, Page 329, Entry 2630
Source: Original Register

In 1911 Alice, 56 and single, and was with her Crook nephew and nieces.

1939 England and Wales Register
Alice Bradshaw
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 23 Dec 1853
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 5 Mornington Rd.
Residence Place: Southport, Lancashire, England
Occupation: Private Means
Line Number: 18
Schedule Number: 373
Sub Schedule Number: 4
Enumeration District: NQBT
Borough: Southport
Registration district: (22) Southport.

Death:
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Alice Bradshaw
Death Age: 85
Birth Date: abt 1854
Registration Date: Oct 1939
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration District: Southport
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8b
Page: 1301

Probate Index:
BRADSHAW Alice of 5 Mornington-road and care of District Bank
Limited 253 Lord-street both in Southport Lancashire spinster
died 24 October 1939 at 5 Mornington-road Probate Liverpool
21 November to Sara Dawson widow. Effects Pounds 203 13s. 6d.

Note: Sara Dawson is Alice's youngest sister.

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25. Annie BRADSHAW

Birth: GRO 1865 Dec qtr Bury Vol 8c Page 396.

Baptism: 18 Jan 1866 St Mary the Virgin, Bury, Lancashire, England
Annie Bradshaw - [Child] of Robert Bradshaw & Catherine
Born: 21 Oct 1865
Abode: Bury
Occupation: Merchant
Baptised by: T. Brooke Curate
Register: Baptisms 1861 - 1882, Page 203, Entry 1619
Source: Original Register

Marriage: George Harris Crook
Spouse: Annie Bradshaw  
Year of Registration: 1895  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
DISTRICT: Ormskirk  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 8b  
Page: 1156
Marriage: At St Andrews Southport Lancashire, on 25 April 1895, George Harris Crook, aged 41, bachelor, manufacturer of Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport, father - Joshua Crook, manufacturer, married after Banns, Annie Bradshaw, aged 28, spinster of Weld Road, Birkdale, father - Robert Bradshaw, Gent.  Witnesses: Joshua Crook, Alice Bradshaw, Sara Bradshaw

The wedding was written up in the  Bolton  Evening  News - it is described as a fashionable wedding at St Andrews Southport where there was a gathering  for the solemnisation  of the nuptials between George Harris Crook JP eldest son of Joshua Crook of the firm of Messrs Joshua Crook and Sons of Deane Road  Cotton  Mills and The Clough, Heaton, and Annie Bradshaw third daughter of Robert Bradshaw.  It is written that there were elaborate preparations.  The bride wore  a white satin dress trimmed with Brussels lace together with a veil with orange blossom and carried a beautiful bouquet of orchids, roses, lilies of the valley and orange blossom. She also wore a handsome diamond brooch given to her by the groom. Robert was described as retired Gent of Deepdene Birkdale.

The photo of Annie Crook with a child is thought to have been taken about 1919.  The child was thought to be Gilbert.  The inscription on the back of the photo reads "2 Years 9 months".

Annie Crook is in the the 1939 register living at Nantwich, Cheshire with:
Rubert B Harvey and wife Sheila (nee Dawson)
Annie Forrester
Sara Dawson (nee Bradshaw)
Annie Crook, F, 21 Oct 1866, Widow, Unpaid domestic duties.

Annie Crook was still alive during WWII or at least at the start of it said Margaret Baxendell her grandaughter.

Grave Stone
In Loving Memory
of
GEORGE HARRIS CROOK
DIED DECEMBER 20th 1920,
AGED 66 YEARS.
ALSO OF HIS BELOVED WIFE
ANNIE CROOK
DIED FEBRUARY 13th 1947,
AGED 81 YEARS.

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9. John BRADSHAW

In the 1841 census of Preston at Cuncliffe Street John aged 15 (15-19) is listed as a Draper and he is with his family as below.

1841 Census Preston, Lancashire at Cunliffe Street
John Bradshaw, 50, Independent, Born Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, 40, Born Lancashire
Elizabeth Bradshaw, 20, Dress maker, born Lancashire
Robert Bradshaw, 20, Traveller, Born Lancashire
John Bradshaw, 15, Draper apprentice, Born Lancashire
Ann Bradshaw, 15, Born Lancashire
Mary Bradshaw, 10, Born Lancashire

Marriage bond - signed by John Bradshaw on 30 March 1844 for marriage as below.

Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936
John Bradshaw, Bachelor, Hosier of Liverpool
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1823
Event Type: Marriage by licence
Event Date: 1 Apr 1844
Parish: St John's Chapel, Skerton, Lancashire, England
Spouse: Ann Monk, spinster of Damside Street, Lancaster
Spouse Age: 21
Father: John Bradshaw, Gentleman
Spouse Father: James Monk, joiner
Witnesses: James Monk, Mary Ann Harrison
Register Type: Parish Register

Liverpool Mail - 6 April 1844
MARRIAGES
On the 1st instant, at Lancaster, Mr. John Bradshaw, Scotland-road, to Anne, eldest daughter of Mr. James Monk, builder, Lancaster.

Liverpool Standard - 2 April 1844
MARRIAGES
Yesterday, by licence, at the Parish Church, Lancaster, Mr. JOHN BRADSHAW, hosier and smallware dealer, Scotland-road, and youngest son of Mr John Bradshaw, Cunliffe-street, Preston, to ANNE, eldest daughter of Mr JAMES MONKS, joiner and builder, Pitt-street, Lancaster.

Kendal Mercury - 6 Aprl 1844
MARRIAGES
At the parish Church, Lancaster, on Monday last, Mr. J. Bradshaw, of Preston, linen-draper, to Ann, eldest daughter of Mr James Monk, of Lancaster, wheelwright.

Lancaster Gazette - 6th April 1844
Marriages
On Monday last, at St. John's Chapel, by the Rev. Geo. Morland, Mr. John Bradshaw, hosier, of Scotland Road, Liverpool, and youngest son of Mr. John Bradshaw, of Preston, to Anne, eldest daughter of Mr. Jas. Monk, joiner and builder, of this town.

Note - Ann's surname can be found under Monk and Monks.  The father of Ann was James Monk a joiner and later described as joiner and builder at his daughter, Anne's marriage. Her mother was Elizabeth Fell and her parents' marriage was in St Mary Lancaster 10th Nov 1821. He appears under Monks.  Although the surname differs he is a joiner of "the town" Elizabeth is also of "the town". Witnesses Thomas and Mary Monks and Ruth Dinsdale.

In the 1851 census of St Albans Liverpool at 62 Scotland Road
John Bradshaw, Head, Mar, 28, a Hosier & C, born Woodplumpton Lancashire
Ann Bradshaw, Wife, Mar, 28, do., born Lancaster Lancashire
Annie E Bradshaw, Daur, 5, born Liverpool Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, 4, born Liverpool Lancashire
Elizabeth Monks, Visitor, 21, Joiners daur, born Lancaster Lancashire.

Note no other recorded John Bradshaws have been so far found in the 1851 census born about 1823 in Woodplumpton.  Woodplumpton seems to be key in identifying John Bradshaw.

Ann, wife of John Bradshaw, had a sister Elizabeth Monks who married 28th June 1854 in St Wilfrid Halton, a school master and bachelor John Barrow who was of Barnstable (Devon). Elizabeth was of full age and her father is noted as James Monks, Joiner. This Elizabeth is likely to be the Elizabeth Monks the visitor in the 1851 census.

In the 1850's three of John and Ann's children die.  John Monk Bradshaw, aged 18 months died of measles in September 1851, James Monk Bradshaw died of small pox, aged 7 months, in December 1851 and Mary Bradshaw died, aged 3, in Nov 1856.  Just before John and Ann's child, Mary (born 1853) dies in 1856, they had her baptised.  At that baptism John's occupation was recorded as Accountant.  This may possibly mean two changes for John: firstly a change in occupation from hosier/draper to accountant(clerk); and secondly where he and Ann Monk separate.

By April 1861 John and Ann are living apart as shown by the follwing two census in 1861.

1. In 1861 Census of Kirkdale Liverpool, at 24 Kirkdale Road
Mary A Wood, Head, Unm, 37, Beer house keeper, born Liverpool Lancashire
Margaret Birk, niece, Unm, 12, Scholar, born Liverpool Lancashire
John Bradshaw, visitor, a widower, aged 39  a clerk (Stanley dock) born Woodplumpton Lancashire.
 
2. In the 1861 Census of Halton with Aughton at 20 Aughton is
James Monks, Head, Mar, 65, Retired Wheelwright & Joiner, born Lancaster, Lancashire
Elizabeth Monks, wife, Mar, 67, born Aughton, Lancashire
Ann Bradshaw, Daur, Mar, 37, Linen Draper, born Lancaster Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, Grand Daur, Unm, 14, Scholar, born Liverpool Lancashire

By 1871 John has either married again or was living as married.

In the 1871 Census of Everton & Kirkdale, Liverpool at 18 Major Street
John Bradshaw, Head, aged 48, Freight Clerk, born Woodplumpton Lancashire
Mary Ann Bradshaw, wife, 47, born Liverpool,
Joshua Forber, Uncle, widower, aged 75, watch maker, born St Helens Lancashire

Is the Mary Ann Bradshaw (b1824) of the 1871 census the Mary A Wood (b1824) who John Bradshaw was living with in the 1861 census?  No relevant marriage of a John Bradshaw to a Mary Ann has yet been found.

Note: Joshua Forber(Forbes), watch maker, married Margaret Wood (spinster) on 12 Jan 1817 at St Thomas, Liverpool.  Margaret Forbes (nee Wood) daughter of late Thomas Wood of Tarleton St, Liverpool died 24 Jan 1866, aged 67. The term uncle can mean any kind of family relationship and  may even relate to the Mary Ann Bradshaw, wife, in the above census. If Mary Ann Bradshaw is in fact Mary A Wood then she could be a niece to Joshua Forber's wife, Margaret Wood.

When John's daughter, Annie Elizabeth Bradshaw, married in 1872, John's occupation was recorded as Draper.  The currency of this information would be uncertain as Annie or her mother may not have seen or heard of John since the mid 1850's when he was then a draper.

John's wife Ann (nee Monk) continues to live a separate life as the following two census results show:
In the 1871 Census of Halton with Aughton at 9 Hamlet, Anne Bradshaw is living with her father:
James Monks, Head, Widower, 75, Landowner, born Lancaster Lancashire
Anne Bradshaw, Daur, Widow, 47, Independent means, born Lancaster Lancashire

In the 1881 census of Kendal at 7 Finkle Street, Annie is living with her daughter, Annie E Robson:
William F Robson, Head, 39, Bookseller & printer born Hull Yorkshire
Annie E Robson, wife 36, born Liverpool
James N Robson, son 7, born Kendal Westmorland
William Robson, son 4, born Kendal Westmorland
Phyllis Robson, daur 2, born Kendal Westmorland
Maud E Robson, daur 7 mths, born Kendal Westmorland
Annie Bradshaw, Mother-in-law, widow, aged 58 of Independent means, born Lancaster.

Was John Bradshaw now a bigamist or did he and Ann obtain a divorce?  

John married again, as in the 1881 census he is married to a younger Welsh wife, Ann Roberts and the following wedding details confirm that this is the correct John Bradshaw.

Marriage, noting that in the 1891 census, living with Ann Bradshaw, the young welsh wife of John Bradshaw, is Mary I Roberts, a niece.  In the 1901 Census West Derby, Edge Hill, Liverpool at 3 Smithdown Lane this Ann Bradshaw, is living with her sister Louisa Williams (nee Roberts).
England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973
John Bradshaw, full age, widower, Freight Clerk of Kirkdale
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1879
Marriage Place: St Mary's, Kirkdale, Lancaster, England
Father: John Bradshaw (deceased)
Spouse: Ann Roberts, full age, spinster of Kirkdale
Spouse father: William Roberts (deceased)
Witnesses: Charles Bradshaw Robinson, Elizabeth Harriet Roberts
FHL Film Number: 1545938

Note: Charles Bradshaw Robinson is John Bradshaw's nephew, son of his sister Mary Ann, and Elizabeth Harriet Roberts is Ann's youngest sister.

In 1881 at 47 Anderson St, Everton, Liverpool
John Bradshaw, Head, Mar, aged 58, a Freight Clerk, born Woodplumpton Lancashire
Ann Bradshaw, wife, Mar, 39, born Caerwys, Flint, Wales
Alice Ann Bradshaw, Daur,  2 Mths, born Liverpool Lancashire

This last child of John Bradshaw, Alice Ann Bradshaw, also dies young, aged 4, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery Kirkdale, 25 Feb 1885.

John Bradshaw dies at age 66 in December 1888. His address in the burial exactly matches the 1881 census.

England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
John Bradshaw
Gender Male
Birth year 1822
Age 66
Death quarter 4
Death year 1888
District West Derby Lancashire
Volume 8B
Page 281

England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016
John Bradshaw of 47 Anderson Street, Everton
Age: 66
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1822
Death Date: abt 1888
Burial Date: 11 Dec 1888
Burial Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Ann Bradshaw (nee Roberts) is then shown as a widow in the 1891 census.
In 1891 Census at 16 Juvenal Dwelling, Liverpool, Ann Bradshaw, Widow, 49, born Flint, Wales was with Margaret I Roberts, niece, single aged 17, born Liverpool.

Ann dies in Wales but is buried in Kirkdale in 1931.

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Ann MONK

England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1936
Ann Monks
Gender: Female
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1822
Baptism Date: 12 Jan 1823
Baptism Place: Lancaster, Lancaster, England
Denomination: Presbyterian
Father: James Monks
Mother: Elizabeth Monks

Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936
John Bradshaw, Bachelor, Hosier of Liverpool
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1823
Event Type: Marriage by licence
Event Date: 1 Apr 1844
Parish: St John's Chapel, Skerton,Lancashire, England
Spouse: Ann Monk, spinster of Damsigh Street, Lancaster
Spouse Age: 21
Father: John Bradshaw, Gentleman
Spouse Father: James Monk, joiner
Witnesses: James Monk, Mary Ann Manson
Register Type: Parish Register

In the 1861 census Ann's husband John is listed as a widower.

In the 1861 Census of Halton with Aughton at 20 Aughton is
James Monks, Head, Mar, 65, Retired Wheelwright & Joiner, born Lancaster, Lancashire
Elizabeth Monks, wife, Mar, 67, born Aughton, Lancashire
Ann Bradshaw, Daur, Mar, 37, Linen Draper, born Lancaster Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, Grand Daur, Unm, 14, Scholar, born Liverpool Lancashire

In the 1871 Census of Halton with Aughton at 9 Hamlet
James Monks, Head, Widower, 75, Landowner, born Lancaster Lancashire
Anne Bradshaw, Daur, Widow, 47, Independent means, born Lancaster Lancashire

In the 1881 census of Kendal at 7 Finkle Street
William F Robson, Head, 39, Bookseller & printer born Hull Yorkshire
Annie E Robson, wife 36, born Liverpool
James N Robson, son 7, born Kendal Westmorland
William Robson, son 4, born Kendal Westmorland
Phyllis Robson, daur 2, born Kendal Westmorland
Maud E Robson, daur 7 mths, born Kendal Westmorland
Annie Bradshaw, Mother-in-law, widow, aged 58 of Independent means, born Lancaster.

As the above family (except the Mother-in-law, Annie) all migrated to Australia in February 1885 it is likely that Annie died between April 1881 and February 1885.  She has not been found in the 1891 census of UK.

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28. Alice BRADSHAW

Birth: Alice Bradshaw
Year of Registration: 1847  
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar  
District: Liverpool (1837-1934)  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 20  
Page: 506

In the 1851 census of St Albans Liverpool at 62 Scotland Road
John Bradshaw, Head, Mar, 28, a Hosier & C, born Woodplumpton Lancashire
Ann Bradshaw, Wife, Mar, 28, do., born Lancaster Lancashire
Annie E Bradshaw, Daur, 5, born Liverpool Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, 4, born Liverpool Lancashire
Elizabeth Monks, Visitor, 21, Joiners daur, born Lancaster Lancashire.

In 1861 Census Alice, 14, born Liverpool, is living at Halton with Aughton with her Monk grandparents, and mother Ann Bradshaw, 37, a Linen draper born Lancaster.
1861 Census of Halton with Aughton at 20 Aughton
James Monks, Head, Mar, 65, Retired Wheelwright & Joiner, born Lancaster, Lancashire
Elizabeth Monks, wife, Mar, 67, born Aughton, Lancashire
Ann Bradshaw, Daur, Mar, 37, Linen Draper, born Lancaster Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, Grand Daur, Unm, 14, Scholar, born Liverpool Lancashire

It has been reported that in the 1860's her sister Annie Elizabeth Bradshaw studied piano in Leipzig Germany and that she could speak German. Alice must have visited her or also studied there as she died in Leipzig in 1865.

Burial; Lancashire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986
Alice Bradshaw aged 18 of Leipsic (She had travelled to Leipzig, Germany)
Burial Date: 3 Apr 1865
Burial Place: Halton, Lancashire, England
Register Type: Bishop's Transcript
Reference Number: DRB 2/97

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29. John Monk BRADSHAW

England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016
John Monk Bradshaw of Scotland Road
Age: 18 months died of Measles
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1849
Burial Date: 12 Sep 1850
Remarks: John & Ann
Burial Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England

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30. James Monk BRADSHAW

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
James Monks Bradshaw
Registration Date: 1851
Quarter of the Year: Apr-May-Jun
Registration Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Volume: 20
Page: 442

Lancaster Gazette - 10 January 1852
DEATHS
Liverpool. On the 21st inst, aged 7 months, James Monks, son of Mr John Bradshaw, hosier, Scotland Road, Liverpool.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
James Monk Bradshaw
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Death Registration Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Death Date: Dec 1851
Volume: 20
Page: 336

England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016
James M. Bradshaw, of Scotland Road, died of small pox,
Age: 7/12
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1851
Died: 23 Dec 1851
Burial Date: 24 Dec 1851
Burial Place: St Mary's Cemetery, Merseyside, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Notes: John and Annie 21

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31. Mary BRADSHAW

Lancaster Gazette - 22 Nov 1856
DEATHS
At residence of grandfather James Monk of Aughton, youngest daughter of John Bradshaw, Junior of Preston, Mary aged 3 years 9 months - died 18th Nov.

Baptism: Halton, Lancashire
17 Nov 1856
Mary daughter of John and Anne Bradshaw of Augton & Preston, Accountant

Lancashire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986
Mary Bradshaw, aged 3 of Aughton
Burial Date: 22 Nov 1856
Burial Place: Halton, Lancashire, England
Register Type: Bishop's Transcript
Reference Number: DRB 2/97

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Ann ROBERTS

Flintshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1994
Anne Roberts
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1841
Baptism Date: 11 Apr 1841
Baptism Place: Caerwys, Flintshire, Wales
Father: William Roberts, Sadler of Caerwys
Mother: Harriot Holland

Possible Marriage, noting that in the 1891 census, living with Ann Bradshaw, the young welsh wife of John Bradshaw is Mary I Roberts, a niece:
England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973
John Bradshaw
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1879
Marriage Place: St Mary's, Kirkdale, Lancaster, England
Father: John Bradshaw
Spouse: Ann Roberts
Spouse father: William Roberts
FHL Film Number: 1545938

In 1881 at 47 Anderson St, Everton, Liverpool
John Bradshaw, Head, Mar, aged 58, a Freight Clerk, born Woodplumpton Lancashire
Ann Bradshaw, wife, Mar, 39, born Caerwys, Flint, Wales
Alice Ann Bradshaw, Daur,  2 Mths, born Liverpool Lancashire

In 1891 Census at 16 Juvenal Dwellings, Liverpool Ann Bradshaw, Widow, 49, Cook, born Flint, Wales was with Mary I Roberts, niece, single aged 17, born Liverpool, Lancashire.

1901 Census West Derby, Edge Hill, Liverpool at 3 Smithdown Lane
Ann Bradshaw, Head, Widow, Female, 59, Small general shop, Flintshire, Wales
Louisa Williams, Sister, Widow, Female, 51, (partner) small general shop, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales

In 1911 Census at 1 Back Guilford St, Liverpool, living on her own was Ann Bradshaw, 69, widow, 1 child  born, 1 child deceasde, a general shop keeper, born Caerwys, Wales.

Death: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Ann Bradshaw
Death Age: 89
Birth Date: abt 1842
Registration Date: Jan 1931
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration District: Holywell Flintshire
Volume: 11b
Page: 302

Burial: England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016
Ann Bradshaw of Nestig, Gwernaffield of parish Mold.
Age: 89
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1842
Burial Date: 2 Feb 1931
Burial Place: Merseyside, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

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32. Alice Ann BRADSHAW

In 1881 at 47 Anderson St, Everton, Liverpool there is a John Bradshaw, aged 58, a Freight Clerk, born Woodplumpton with a younger wife Ann, 39, born Caerwys, Flint, Wales, and child Alice Ann, 2 Mths, born Liverpool.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
Alice Ann Bradshaw
Registration Date: 1881
Quarter of the Year: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Place: West Derby, Lancashire, England
Volume: 8b
Page: 373

Possible Death:
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Alice Ann Bradshaw
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Death Registration Place: West Derby, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Death Date: Mar 1885
Volume: 8b
Page: 284

Find A Grave
Alice Bradshaw
BIRTH 1881
DEATH 20 Feb 1885 (aged 34)
BURIAL
St. Mary's Cemetery Kirkdale, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
PLOT 479
MEMORIAL ID 223352843  
Gravesite Details
Age: 4 years, Residence: Anderson Street, Cause of Death: Croup, Minister: William E Kirby, 25 Feb 1885 is the interment date

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10. Mary Ann BRADSHAW

Mary Ann Bradshaw first appears in the 1841 census, aged 10, with her family.

1841 Census Preston, Lancashire at Cunliffe Street
John Bradshaw, 50, Independent, Born Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, 40, Born Lancashire
Elizabeth Bradshaw, 20, Dress maker, born Lancashire
Robert Bradshaw, 20, Traveller, Born Lancashire
John Bradshaw, 15, Draper apprentice, Born Lancashire
Ann Bradshaw, 15, Born Lancashire
Mary Bradshaw, 10, Born Lancashire

From the marriage below and from the 1851 census of 28 East View, Preston, Mary Ann Bradshaw was born about 1831 in Hambleton.

1851 census of St Paul's Preston at 28 East View
John Bradshaw, Head, Mar, 62, Retired farmer, born Kirkham Lancashire
Alice Bradshaw, Wife, 62, wife of retired farmer, born Harwood
Mary Ann Bradshaw, Daur, Unm, 20, born Hambleton Lancashire
William Bradshaw, Son, 32, Drysalter, born Woodplumpton Lancashire

Marriage: 5 Oct 1852 St John, Preston, Lancashire, England
Richard Robinson - 37, Porter Merchant, Widower, Frenchwood St.
Mary Anne Bradshaw - 21, Spinster, East View
Groom's Father: John Robinson, Carpenter
Bride's Father: John Bradshaw, Gentleman
Witness: Jno. Bradshaw; James A. Ewan; Eleanor Dagger; Elizabeth ?
Married by License by: John Owen Parr, Vicar
Register: Marriages 1852, Page 176, Entry 352
Source: LDS Film 93994

1861 Census of Preston Church St
Richard Robinson, head, married, 45, wine and spirit dealer, England
Mary Ann Robinson, wife, married, 30 , Preston ,Lancashire
Richard Robinson, son, 13, scholar, Preston ,Lancashire
John Robinson, son, 11, scholar, Preston ,Lancashire
Mary A B Robinson, daughter, 5, scholar, Preston ,Lancashire
Charles B Robinson, son, 4, scholar, Preston ,Lancashire
Robert B Robinson, son, 3, Preston ,Lancashire
Joseph B Robinson, son, 1, Preston ,Lancashire
William Bradshaw Robinson, son, infant, Preston ,Lancashire

The 1871 census mentions Hambleton Lancashire as Mary Ann's birth place.

By 1871 Richard was still in the pub with Mary Ann whose age was 40.  Richard now 55 says he was born Bentham Yorkshire and Mary Ann as born Hambleton along with Alice Bradshaw aged 17, Mary Ann 15 and Charles 14. Alice is therefore born around 1853.

By 1874 The Kings Arms was up for sale due to retirement of Richard.  The cellars were very large and extended under virtually the whole premise together with the yard. It was a three story high building with an extensive loft ripe for conversion into more accommodation/storage etc and on the upper floor there were 6 bedrooms. Stables outbuildings and brewery were out in the back.  A large wine and spirit vault with sitting room, a good bar, three parlours, kitchen, scullery, a billiard room, private  business room, sitting room, ante room and club room and not forgetting toilets and other modern conveniences.

In the 1881 census Mary Ann is called Annie M Robinson, aged 49.

Richard Robinson Snr died 10th March 1888 at his home 10 Camden Place Preston.

By 1891 Richard has died and Mary Ann aged 59 was a widow living at Windsor Villa Victoria Road Preston with Alice Bradshaw aged 31 but Alice was apparently born more like 1854 so she should be aged around 37, Mary Ann said to be 29 but ought be more like 36, Tirzah who is 23 a school governess, and Samuel Lewis 27.

In 1901 at 5 Oak Villa, Silverdale, Lancashire
Mary A Robinson, wid, 66 living on own means born Hambleton
Alice B Robinson, daur, 39, born Preston, Lancs
Mary A Robinson, daur, 39, born Preston, Lancs
Tirzah Robinson, daur, 28, born Longton, Lancs

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Richard ROBINSON

Richard Robinson married his first wife at St John's Preston in 1844 and at this time he was a bachelor of North Road and a book keeper. His father is John Robinson a carpenter. Richards's wife was Jane Donaldson, a draper and single, aged 31, daughter of Peter Donaldson a shoe maker. Richard and Jane had at least 3 children: Richard, John and Elizabeth Jane. Jane, Richards's wife, died in 1851, aged 41 and the cause was most likely child birth related i.e. Elizabeth Jane in 1851. Jane died 6th Sep and was buried 9th Sep 1851 aged 41 St John Preston.

Marriage: 24 Jun 1844 St John, Preston, Lancashire, England
Richard Robinson - 29, Book Keeper, Bachelor, North Road
Jane Donaldson - 31, Draper, Spinster, Avenham Lane
   Groom's Father: John Robinson, Carpenter
   Bride's Father: Peter Donaldson, Shoe maker
   Witness: Peter Donaldson; Elizabeth Pound
   Married by Banns by: Edward Walker Curate
   Register: Marriages 1843 - 1845, Page 112, Entry 223
   Source: LDS Film 93993

Richard now had the problem of young motherless children, trying to work and with no child care. Of course the answer was to get another wife and a younger one who would stay the course hence Mary Ann and on marriage Mary Ann is said to be aged 21, so the 16 or so years of an age gap fitted the bill. By the time of the marriage on 5th Oct 1852 Richard aged 37 was no longer a book keeper but a porter merchant of Frenchwood Street Frenchwood Preston and a widower. Mary Ann was of East view Preston and her father was John Bradshaw, Gent, and seemingly no longer a farmer.  In the 1851 census there was a John Bradshaw retired farmer of 28 East view so Mary Ann was still living with parents on marriage.  

There is some helpful information regarding Richard Robinson in a book of 1870 that is a collection of portraits of the lives of Preston Town Council members starting in 1835 ending 1870. The following is a mix of some of that information together with other references to him.

John Robinson father of Richard Robinson was brought up in good average circumstances in Westmorland [now Cumbria] and was a carpenter by trade but was living in 1870 in Preston. He may well have been engaging in farming in order to supplement the family's income. It is said that Richard was born in 1815 and it is stated on a census his birthplace was Bentham in Yorkshire and that he was until aged 20 a farmer.  So he was not in Preston as such until about 1835 when he left farming and sought other employment becoming a sawyer in the employ of a Mr Aughton where he worked hard starting in the bottom of the saw pit and ending up as a top sawyer. In 1844 by the time of his first marriage he was then a book keeper. At some point he entered the service of James Robinson of Church Street Preston who was a wine and spirit merchant where he stayed for 4 years and learnt the trade and moved on to open his own wine and spirit merchants business on Avenham Street Preston where he still was trading in 1870.  James and Richard may be related. Joseph was born 29th June 1807 in Barnoldswick near Skipton where his father James was a carrier in the local area and James spent time as a weaver and left for Preston where he worked with his uncle Launcelot Lawrenson at the Holy Lamb Inn on Church Street apparently situated next to the house of correction i.e. the jail. After approx 6 years or about by 1832 when Launcelot ceased to be Landlord, Joseph left to work at another pub, the Kings Arms Church Street, with Samuel Ainsworth where he was a traveller and book keeper but returned to his uncle.  They set up as wine and spirit merchants with Joseph taking eventually taking sole control.  Joseph married a Yorkshire lady and had 10 children and was a councillor in Preston. Of course there are similarities between the respective paths through the life of both Richard and James and this may well be where the connection ends.
 
Between 1843 and 1848 due to domestic issues a new barracks was built in Fullwood Preston and at the time it was of the best design and it was later extended in the 1850s to accommodate soldiers with families. Richard from the outset was supplying the barracks with wines and spirits. Richard in 1867 organised a huge dinner with entertainment at The Kings Arms for presumably "selected" soldiers from the barracks and their wives. It is unclear if the whole event was at the expense of Richard but he certainly met the bill for the carriages that picked up and returned the guests to and from the barracks.

Richard was said to be homely, blunt and go ahead, being full of northern blood with a good voice and dashing temper having to fight in life but with much endurance and force. His head was described as of a Chinese type. Also he was said to be self reliant and wouldn't be driven or led off track. Despite being a councillor he never spoke at council meetings where he was councillor for St Johns Ward in about 1868. Richard was a free mason and a Baptist.     

Apart from being in the wine and spirit trade Richard was also owner and landlord of the Old Kings Arms in Church Street Preston. This was a large old coaching Inn in the centre of town and probably at this time suffering from the effects of the coming of the railway but still commercially viable despite it being one of four pubs that were physically adjacent to each other.  Preston had it seems more than its fair share of drinking places.  Richard was there from around 1854 onwards it may well be that he bought these premises to take his new wife Mary Ann to.  Where they lived after marriage is not known but she may well have not wished to live at Frenchwood presumably the residence of Richard first wife.

Richard Robinson Snr died 10th March 1888 at his home 10 Camden Place Preston.  His funeral was to take place on the 14th. It appears that that his fellow masonic brothers have placed a notice of his passing in the Manchester Courier and they have permission for masonic dress/regalia to be worn/displayed at his funeral.  He is described as P.M  PPG  and  J P.

Richards's sole executor of his will was his wife Mary Ann and he left an estate of 1,500 pounds.

Probate Index:
ROBINSON Richard  Pounds 1,525.
9 May. The Will of Richard Robinson late of
10 Camden-place Preston in the County of Lancaster
Wine and Spirit Merchant who died 10 March 1888 at
10 Camden - place was proved at Lancaster by Mary
Anne Robinson of 10 Camden-place Widow the Relict the
sole Executrix.

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33. Alice Bradshaw ROBINSON

Baptism: 21 Apr 1871 St Andrew, Longton, Lancashire, England
Alice Bradshaw Robinson - [Child] of Richard Robinson & Mary Ann
Born: 28 Jul 1853
Abode: Longton
Occupation: Wine Merchant
Baptised by: C.J. Astbury M.A. Incumbent
Register: Baptisms 1839 - 1889, Page 131, Entry 1044
Source: LDS Film 1278777

In the 1911 census of Arnside (The Moorings, Arnside St)
Alice Bradshaw Robinson, Head, 45, single, Boarding House Keeper, born Preston, Lancs.
Mary Anne Robinson, sister, 43, spinster, Boarding House Keeper, born Preston, Lancs.
Samuel Lewis Robinson, Brother, 40, Married, 4 children, 3 still living, Marine Engineer, born Preston, Lancs.
Alice Frances Robinson, neice, 23, single, born Bombay India
Philip Forster Horner, nephew, 6, born Silverdale, Lancs.

In the 1939 register is living at Avondale South Westmorland
Philip S F Horner 15 Dec 1877 Coal Factor - retired
Tirzah Horner 8 July 1876, unpaid domestic duties
Alice B Robinson, 28 July 1853, single, unpaid domestic duties
Mary A Robinson, 10 May 1855, single, unpaid domestic duties

Possible Death: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Alice B Robinson
Death Age: 94
Birth Date: abt 1854
Registration Date: Jan 1948
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration District: Preston Lancashire
Volume: 10f
Page: 318

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34. Mary Ann ROBINSON

Baptism: 21 Apr 1871 St Andrew, Longton, Lancashire, England
Mary Ann Robinson - [Child] of Richard Robinson & Mary Ann
Born: 10 May 1855
Abode: Longton
Occupation: Wine Merchant
Baptised by: C.J. Astbury M.A. Incumbent
Register: Baptisms 1839 - 1889, Page 131, Entry 1045
Source: LDS Film 1278777

In the 1911 census of Arnside (The Moorings, Arnside St)
Alice Bradshaw Robinson, Head, 45, single, Boarding House Keeper, born Preston, Lancs.
Mary Anne Robinson, sister, 43, spinster, Boarding House Keeper, born Preston, Lancs.
Samuel Lewis Robinson, Brother, 40, Married, 4 children, 3 still living, Marine Engineer, born Preston, Lancs.
Alice Frances Robinson, neice, 23, single, born Bombay India
Philip Forster Horner, nephew, 6, born Silverdale, Lancs.

In the 1939 register is living at Avondale South Westmorland
Philip S F Horner 15 Dec 1877 Coal Factor - retired
Tirzah Horner 8 July 1876, unpaid domestic duties
Alice B Robinson, 28 July 1853, single, unpaid domestic duties
Mary A Robinson, 10 May 1855, single, unpaid domestic duties

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36. Robert Bradshaw ROBINSON

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
Robert Bradshaw Robinson
Registration Date: 1858
Quarter of the Year: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Place: Preston, Lancashire, England
Volume: 8e
Page: 366

UK, Apprentices Indentured in Merchant Navy, 1824-1910
Robert Bradshaw Robinson
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birth Place: Preston
Registration or Indenture Date: 20 May 1875
Port of Registry: London

From 1875 he seems to take an interest in the sea in the Merchant navy, although in the 1881 census he is back with his family, aged 22. as a book keeper.

Marriage: 26 July 1893 at Huntly, Scotland
Robert Bradshaw Robinson, Seaman (Merchant Service) age 28 Bachelor of preston, Lancashire, Father - Richard Robinson, Spirit Merchant (deceased), Mother Mary Ann Robinson m s Bradshaw
Jane Craigie 24, widow, d/o Michael Mahoney Journeyman Tailor and Mary Mahoney ms Tough

Glamorganshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1570-1994
Robert Bradshaw Robinson of 8 Vivians Rd, Aberavon
Death Age: 67
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: 1858
Burial Date: 28 Jul 1925
Burial Place: Aberavon, Glamorganshire, Wales
Page number: 81

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Jane MAHONEY

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
Jean Mahony
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 18 Dec 1868
Birth Place: Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland
Father: Michael Mahony
Mother: Mary Tough

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37. Joseph Bradshaw ROBINSON

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
Joseph Bradshaw Robinson
Registration Date: 1860
Quarter of the Year: Apr-May-Jun
Registration Place: Preston, Lancashire, England
Volume: 8e
Page: 459

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38. William Bradshaw ROBINSON

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
William Bradshaw Robinson
Registration Date: 1861
Quarter of the Year: Apr-May-Jun
Registration Place: Preston, Lancashire, England
Volume: 8e
Page: 511

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
William Bradshaw Robinson
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Death Registration Place: Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Death Date: Mar 1863
Inferred Death Place: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Volume: 8e
Page: 298

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