Updated 8 Jul 2004

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 235


Gilbert Pidcock ROBINSON 1842-1894

Graham Robinson emailed this photo and says:
Hello John,
.....This one I had to enhance as sadly the image is fast fading away. It is 
also the only photo of my Great grandfather Gilbert Pidcock Robinson.
Subject: Gilbert Pidcock Robinson.
             Born 5th Jan 1842 Ashbourne
             Died 30 June 1894 Manchester
Father:  Edward Robinson (Gas Manager at Ashbourne, Stockport 
             and finally Wirksworth where he died, 14 Nov 1880, at home in 
             the Gas Managers House, Warmbrook.)
Mother:  Ann,  formerly Salt, nee Pidcock. (Ann in infancy lost 
             her two brothers and her mother, her father Gilbert Pidcock 
             went to America to start a new life but sadly died there.) 
             She and her family are mentioned in Inces Pedigrees.
Gilbert lived with his family for a time in Warmbrook. He later moved to 
Manchester then to Holland as a mechanic/engineer. On his return to England 
his children could only speak Dutch! He remained in Manchester but continued 
to visit relatives in Wirksworth. He was buried in Phillips Park Cemetary, 

Photo taken:before 1894
Source: Graham G. Robinson 7, Pigott Road, Wokingham, Berks. RG40 1PZ

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