and Ellen Josephine BALCOMBE (1893-1957)
Norman Robinson and Helen Josephine Balcombe
married in the third quarter of 1912 in the Tonbridge registration district.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
Norman Robinson was born in the first quarter of 1889 in
Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He was the son of
George James Robinson
(1864-?) and Helen Eliza
Francis (c1865-?). He died aged 62 years and his death
was registered in the first quarter of 1951 in Brighton, Sussex. At
the time of the 1891 census he was 2 years old. In 1901 he was 12
Ellen Josephine Balcombe was born in the fourth quarter of
1893 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent registration district. She was the
daughter of John Balcombe (c1867-1867) and Ellen
(c1870-?). She died aged 64 years
and her death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1957 in Brighton, as
Helen J. Robinson.
The 1901 census appears to have recorded Ellen/Helen as 7 year old
Nellie Baldcombe, living at 43 Park Street, Tunbridge Wells with
her parents John and Nellie Baldcombe.
Her father was a 29 year old fish hawker from Wadhurst, Sussex and her
mother was 28 and from Sevenoaks, Kent. Her siblings were 9 year old
William and 4 year old Annie. All 3 children were born in Tunbridge
Wells. (When the 1891 census was recorded, John Balcombe
was said to have been an unmarried 23 year old hawker from Ticehurst, Sussex
and he was living at 27 Park Street, Tunbridge Wells. A search of the
web came up with discussion at RootsChat which would suggest Nellie and
Ellen Josephine were one and the same. It goes onto say John was
buried on 8 February 1908 aged 41, therefore, born about 1867.) In
1911, 17 year Ellen Balcombe was living with her widowed
mother and younger sister Annie at 43 Park Street,
Tunbridge Wells. Ellen was then a general domestic servant and her 14
year old sister was a scholar. Their mother was a 41 year old
kitchenmaid and said she had been married for 19 years with 4 children, 1 of
whom had died. Ellen senior was then said to have been born in
Sevenoak, Tunbridge Wells.
Norman Robinson and Ellen Josephine
Balcombe had 7 children:
Ronald F. T. Robinson
was born in 1912 in Tunbridge Wells.
Josephine S. Robinson was born in 1918
in Tunbridge Wells.
Lionel Norman Robinson was born on 22 January 1920 in
Eastbourne. He died in July 2002.
Muriel S. Robinson was born in 1921 in
Pauline Robinson was born in 1922 in Eastbourne.
Gladys Robinson was born in 1923 in Eastbourne.
Norman Robinson was born in 1924 in
Eastbourne. He is known as Rob.
Olive Tullett in 1953.
Barbara was born in 1929 and is the daughter of
Tullett (1891-1956) and
Babs and Rob have 1 daughter:
Jill Robinson married Christopher Silk
and they have 1 daughter and 1 grandaughter.
This page was updated on 16 April 2014