Margaret Chamber Johnston

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Margaret Chamber Johnston  ( ? - 1943)

 

 

 

B.          MARGARET CHAMBER JOHNSTON  was born in Ireland.

Father:       Sir John Barr Johnston

Mother:     Isabella Weir

 

 

~ 1914

Margaret Chamber Johnston married NOEL STAFFORD ROBINSON in the 1st quarter (Jan-Feb-Mar) of 1914 in the Christchurch registration district of Hampshire.

 

From the England & Wales, Marriage Index:

Names: …………………………….. Noel S Robinson / Margaret C. Johnston
Date: ……………………………….. Jan-Feb-Mar 1914
Registration district: …….…… Christchurch
County: ……………………….…… Hampshire
Vol: …………………………………. 2b
Page: ……………………………….. 1029

 

It appears that they got married again.  This time in Ireland in the 2nd quarter (Apr-May-Jun) of 1914 in the Londonderry registration district of Ireland.

From the Ireland, Civil Registration Marriage Index:

Names: ………………………. Noel Stafford Robinson / Margaret Chamber Johnston
Date: ………………………….. Apr-May-Jun 1914
Registration District: …... Londonderry
Vol: ……………………………. 2
Page: ………………………….. 179
FHL Film Number: ……... 101262

 

~ 1915

Noel and Margaret's son, Peter Weir Stafford Robinson, was born and his birth was registered in the 1st quarter (Jan-Feb-Mar) of 1915 in the Castle Ward registration district of Northumberland.

 

~ 1916

Noel and Margaret's daughter, Valerie Margaret Stafford Robinson, was born and her birth was registered in the 4th quarter (Oct-Nov-Dec) of 1916 in the Castle Ward registration district of Northumberland.

 

~ 1918

Major Noel Stafford Robinson was killed in action in France a few months before the end of World War I.  His death was recorded on August 2, 1918

From the Diamond War Memorial Project website:

Major Noel Stafford Robinson

Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery.  Died: 1918-08-02 Aged: 35

Youngest son of Mr and Mrs George H. Robinson, Cotherstone, Yorkshire, formerly of Sunderland.  Son-in-law of Sir John and Lady Johnston, Londonderry.

Prior to joining the colours, Noel Stafford Robinson was an extensive shipowner and a member of the firm of Robinson, Brown & Company, Newcastle-on-Tyne. At the time of his death his wife, Margaret Stafford Robinson, was residing at The Willows, Gosforth, Northumberland.

 

At the time of his death, Margaret was living at The Willows. Gosforth, Northumberland.

 

~ 1922 to 1943

The family of Mrs. Margaret Stafford Robinson and her son Noel and daughter Valerie moved to Narrow Water in Burley, Hampshire in 1922 or a little earlier.

They were listed at 1 Dalkeith Road in Narrow Water, Burley for 1922 to 1928.  Burley is about 6 miles north of Highcliffe, Hampshire.

Then for 1928 to 1936 they were listed at Boundway Farm in Sway, Hampshire.  Sway is about 4 1/2 miles north-east of Highcliffe, Hampshire.

Then for 1932 to 1941 they were listed again at Narrow Water, Burley.  But listed with a different phone number than they had when they were in Narrow Water in 1922 to 1928 so they were probably living in a different house this time around in Narrow Water, Burley.

 

For 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, and 1928

Mrs. Margaret Stafford Robinson was listed at 1 Dalkeith Road in Narrowwater which is in Burley, Hampshire.

From the British Phone Books:

Bournemth  681  Stafford Robinson Mrs. M. …… Narrowwater  1 Dalkeith rd

(The one for 1928 says 1 Dalkeith rd without the Narrowwater mentioned.)

 

For 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, and 1936

Mrs. Margaret Stafford Robinson was listed at Boundway Farm in Sway, Hampshire.

From the British Phone Books:

Stafford Robinson Mrs. M, Boundway fm ………………………………….. Sway 66

 

For 1932

Mrs. Stafford Robinson was listed at Forest garden in Burley, Hampshire.

Stafford Robinson Mrs, Forest garden …….. Burley  104

 

For 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, and 1941

Mrs. Stafford Robinson was listed at Narrow Water in Burley, Hampshire.

Stafford Robinson Mrs, Narrow Water…….. Burley  104

 

It would appear that Mrs. Stafford Robinson owned more than one properties as you can see that the years overlapped for the place in Sway and Burley.

 

Burley and Sway are small villages in Hampshire.  And it is most likely that the family frequently went to Highcliffe and Christchurch for social events, shopping, and entertainment.

 

~ 1928

Major Noel Stafford Robinson was remember by his family on the 10th year of his death in 1928.

From the newspaper - The Times, Tuesday, Aug 02, 1928

Deaths

On Active Service.

STAFFORD ROBINSON. - In undying love and happy remembrance of  MAJOR NOEL STAFFORD ROBINSON, R. A., who was killed in France on Aug. 2, 1918. - MARGARET, NOEL, VALERIE.

 

~ 1940

Mrs. Margaret Stafford Robinson's daughter, Valerie, married Robert G. G. English on May 21, 1940, at St. John the Baptist Church, Burley, Hampshire.

 

~ February 1943

Mrs. Margaret Stafford Robinson died on 21 Feb 1943 at Narrow Water, Burley, Hampshire.

From the newspaper, The Times, Wednesday, February 24, 1943:

DEATHS

STAFFORD ROBINSON. - On Feb. 21, 1943, at Narrow Water, Burley, Hampshire, Margaret Stafford Robinson, widow of Major Noel Stafford Robinson, and dearly loved mother of Noel and Valerie.  No flowers, by request.

 

~ March 1943

Mrs. Stafford Robinson's home Narrow Water, Burley, Hampshire was put on the market to be sold or auction off as mentioned in the newspaper of March 26, 1943.

From the newspaper, Western Gazette, Friday 26 March 1943:

Note Altered Time.

By Direction of the Executor of the Will of Mrs. M. C. Stafford Robinson, deceased.

NEW FOREST.

Ringwood 4 1/2 Miles, Bournemouth 15 Miles, Southampton 14 Miles.

The Valuable and Attractive Freehold Country Residence, known as "Narrow Water," Burley, occupying a Delightful "Island" Site, actually adjacent to the beautiful Moorlands of the New Forest and commanding exquisite scenery: substantially-built of Brick with tiled roof before the First World War 4 Bedrooms, Boxroom, Bathroom, 2 Reception-rooms, Entrance Hall, Kitchen Scullery, Larder, Fuel Store, &c. Companies' Electricity and Water.

The Ample Outbuildings include Garage, Stabling, Tool and Fuel Sheds, and Good Greenhouse.  The Charming Grounds include nice Timbered Pleasure Garden, Kitchen Garden, Paddock, with Small Lake and Stream, embracing in all an area of about 2a. 1r. 35p., with Vacant Possession, which

Messrs. Ghrimes & Champion are favoured with instructions to Offer for Sale by Auction (if not previously Sold by Private Treaty), on the Premises, on Thursday, 1st April, 1943, at 11 a.m. precisely (subject to Conditions then to be produced).

Particulars (3d) and Orders to View of the Auctioneers Ringwood (Tel. 311), and at Burley, Ferndown, and Highcliffe-on-Sea; also of Messrs. Jackson & Sons Solicitors, Ringwood and Fordingbridge.

 

 

Children of Noel Stafford and Margaret C. (Johnston) Robinson

 

 

B1.  +      PETER WEIR STAFFORD ROBINSON - birth was registered in the 1st quarter (Jan-Feb-Mar) of 1915 in the Castle Ward registration district of Northumberland.

 

Peter married Joan M. Hopkinson.

 

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B2.  +      VALERIE MARGARET STAFFORD ROBINSON - birth was registered in the 4th quarter (Oct-Nov-Dec) of 1916 in the Castle Ward registration district of Northumberland.

From the England & Wales, Birth Index:

Name: ................................................. Valerie M S Robinson
Mother's Maiden Surname: ............... Johnston
Date of Registration: .......................... Oct-Nov-Dec 1916
Registration district: .......................... Castle W
Registration county: ........................... Northumberland
Volume Number: ................................ 10b
Page Number: ..................................... 610

 

Valerie married 1st. Robert G. G. English, and 2nd Anthony Witherby

 

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Sources:

1.     1914 marriage of Noel S. Robinson and Margaret C. Johnston in the index.  England & Wales, Marriage Index online at Ancestry.com.  Date: Jan-Feb-Mar 1914; Registration district: Christchurch; County: Hampshire; Vol: 2b; Page: 1029.  Searched on February 17, 2012 Friday 8:20 PM.

2.     1914 marriage of Noel Stafford Robinson and Margaret Chamber Johnston in the index.  Ireland, Civil Registration Marriage Index online at Ancestry.com.  Date: Apr-May-Jun 1914; Registration District: Londonderry; Vol: 2; Page: 179; FHL Film Number: 101262.  Searched August 5, 2012 Sunday 3:06 PM.

3.     1915 birth of Peter W S Robinson in the index.  England & Wales, Birth Index online at Ancestry.com.  Name: Peter W S Robinson; Mother's Maiden Surname: Johnston; Date: Jan-Feb-Mar 1915; Registration District: Castle Ward; County: Northumberland; Vol.: 10b; Page: 723.  Searched on February 17, 2012 Friday 8:20 PM.

4.     1916 birth of Valerie M. S. Robinson in the index.  England & Wales, Birth Index online at Ancestry.com.  Date: Oct-Nov-Dec 1916; Registration District: Castle W; County: Northumberland; Vol: 10b; Page: 610.  Searched on September 15, 2010 Wednesday 3:14 PM.

5.     1918 about Major Noel Stafford Robinson.  Diamond War Memorial Project online at http://www.diamondwarmemorial.com/soldiers/view/1037.  Searched January 24, 2012, Tuesday 7:04 PM.

6.     1922 to 1941 Mrs. M. Stafford Robinson listed in phone books in Narrow Water, Burley, Hampshire and Sway, Hampshire.  British Phone Books online at Ancestry.com.  Specifically the following years 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 (2), 1930, 1931, 1932 (3), 1933 (2), 1934 (2), 1935 (2), 1936 (2), 1937, 1940, and 1941.  Searched on January 24, 2012 Tuesday 3:41 PM.

7.     1928 remembrance of Major Noel Stafford Robinson.  The Times, Tuesday, Aug 02, 1928; pg. 1; Issue 44961; col A.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched September 27, 2010 Monday 8:14 PM.

8.     1940 marriage of R. G. G. English to Valerie M. S. Robinson.  The Times, Tuesday, May 28, 1940; pg. 1; Issue 48627; col A.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com  Searched September 15, 2010 Wednesday 9:51 PM

9.     1943 obituary of Margaret Stafford Robinson in the newspaper.  The Times, Wednesday, Feb 24, 1943; pg. 1; Issue 49478; col A.  Online at The Times Digital Archive at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched on January 27, 2012 7:52 PM.

10.     1943  Mrs. Stafford Robinson's home Narrow Water in Burley, Hampshire put on the market.  Western Gazette - Friday 26 March 1943.  The British Newspaper Archive online at http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk.  Searched on February 18, 2012 Saturday 3:43 PM.

 

 

 

1st. version dated - September 10, 2012 Monday 2:11 PM

 

 

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 

 

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