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John Tannahill ROBERTSON

John Tannahill ROBERTSON[1, 2, 3]

Male 1831 - 1902

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  • Born  1831  Birkenhead, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  24 Jun 1831  Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  7 Jun 1841  Main Street, Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1841 John was living with his parents and siblings - Isabella (7), Hugh (5) and Elizabeth (2)- in Main Street, Barony, Glasgow. His father was a spirit dealer. 
    Residence  7 Apr 1861  67, Lloyd Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1861 John was living with his sisters Mary Jane Tannahill Robertson (16) and Ellen Tannahill Robertson (14) at 67 Lloyd Street, Hulme, Manchester. He was a paperhanger salesman born in Scotland. 
    Occupation  1865  95, Roscommon Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Included in Gore's 1865 Directory 
    Residence  2 Apr 1871  24, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1871 John (36) was living at 24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London with his wife Charlotte (26), baby son Albert Alfred (8 months), mother Jean Tannahill (63), adopted daughter Mary Ann Walton (15) and a visitor Malvina Curti (18). John was a master decorator (out of employ). 
    Residence  16 Apr 1877  40, Upper Church Street, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John was the informant of his mother's death (of senile decay) in Brighton, East Sussex. She died at his address, 40 Upper Church Street, Brighton -this could have been a lodging house - it was one in 1891. 
    Residence  3 Apr 1881  1, Alderney Street, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John (46), described as a 'Fine Arts Salesman unemployed' was living with his son John Tannahill (9), a scholar. there was also a visitor, Jessie A Edwards (30), unmarried and with no occupation, from Scotland. 
    Residence  5 Apr 1891  15, Paddington Street, Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John (56) and son John (19) were living in Paddington. Both working as decorators - father was an employer. 
    Residence  31 Mar 1901  58, Rackham Street, Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John (67) lived alone and was described as working as a decorator and paperhanger. 
    Died  26 Oct 1902  Kensington Infirmary, Kensington, London,,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • None of his family were present.
      John Robertson's last census entry in 1901 shows him living in Rackham Street in Kensington, close to the St Marylebone's Rackham Street Infirmary. Although he could see it from his front door, he could not have been taken in here if he fell ill; it belonged to another Poor Law Union. John's death certificate states that he died in Kensington Infirmary but that he was "from 35 Bangor Street". I wondered whether this could be a polite address used instead of the name of a workhouse. Working on this idea, we researched the workhouse system a little further and found that Bangor Street (now Henry Dickens Court), was very close to the rather unpleasant branch of the Kensington workhouse known as Mary's Place. If Bangor Street were a polite form of the workhouse address, this would imply that he entered the workhouse, was taken ill and transferred to the Infirmary, where he died. This was St Mary Abbots Hospital, run by the Kensington Poor Law Guardians in Marloes Road. We need to research further, possibly looking for traces of him in the workhouse records.

      Mary Place Workhouse
      From sometime in the 1870s, Kensington operated a branch workhouse on Mary Place, Notting Hill. (This was next to Bangor Street which was given as his address on the death certificate.)
      The site included a relief office, poor law dispensary, and casual ward. It was also used for implementing an outdoor labour test - a place where men were given out-relief in return for hard manual labour.
      In 1882, at the behest of the Local Government Board, the workhouse became an able-bodied test workhouse, accommodating able-bodied men from all London's unions. It thus followed in the footsteps of a similar establishment operated by the Poplar Union which had recently ceased in the same role.
      For the next twenty-two years, able-bodied men at Mary Place performed tasks such as stone-breaking, corn-grinding, and oakum picking for 55 to 60 hours a week. The only hour of leisure, from 7-8pm, was filled with "lectures" from a "Mental Instructor", at which attendance was obligatory. The diet was coarse and monotonous and smoking was forbidden. No inmate was ever allowed temporary leave to go out from the premises.
      Perhaps not surprisingly, the Mary Place workhouse appears to have some success in deterring able-bodied applicants for relief. With the number of such inmates gradually declining, the workhouse gradually reverted to use as a branch workhouse for Kensington's own inmates.
      (http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Kensington/Kensington.shtml)
    • http://www.historytalk.org/Notting%20Hill%20History%20Timeline/timelinechap4.pdf
    Person ID  I2557  Brian's Family Tree
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2012 

    Father  Hugh Hough ROBERTSON,   b. 31 Aug 1808, ,Carsemills, St Ninian's, Stirling,, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1870, 15, Boundary Place, Toxteth Park, Liverpool,Lancashire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jean TANNAHILL,   b. 28 Jun 1807, ,,Abbey,Paisley , Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1877, 40 ,Upper Church Street,, Brighton, Sussex,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Jan 1831  ,,,Glasgow,Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F742  Group Sheet

    Family  Charlotte SMITH,   b. 10 Feb 1845, 71, Commercial Road, Lambeth, London,,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1887, 81, Farringdon Street, City, London,,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Mar 1870  St James' Parish Church Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • In 1870 John married Charlotte Fossette in London. His address was 48 Bacceer St, St James', Westminster, London. Charlotte's address was 24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Witnesses were Selina Fossett (neice of Charlotte's first husband) and J F Clarke (executor of first husband's will).
      (Westminster St J. 1a 583 Q1 1870)
    Children 
     1. Albert Alfred ROBERTSON,   b. 29 Jul 1870, 24, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London,,England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Tannahill ROBERTSON,   b. 5 Sep 1871, 24, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London,,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940
    Photos

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    2 Hartham Road Upper  Holloway
    2 Hartham Road Upper Holloway
    83 Hartham Road U. Holloway
    83 Hartham Road U. Holloway
    Site of 98 Junction Road U. Holloway
    Site of 98 Junction Road U. Holloway
    Cheyne Walk
    Cheyne Walk
    Rossetti & Swinburne plaque, Cheyne Walk
    Rossetti & Swinburne plaque, Cheyne Walk
    Documents

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    John T Robertson & Charlotte M 1870
    John T Robertson & Charlotte M 1870
    18 Mar 1870 John married Charlotte Fossette in London. His address was 48 Bacceer St, St James', Westminster, London. Charlotte's address was 24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Witnesses were Selina Fossett (neice of Charlotte's first husband) and J F Clarke (executor of first husband's will).
    (Westminster St J. 1a 583 Q1 1870)
    Cheyne Walk map
    Cheyne Walk map
    Fairbridge Road, Archway
    Fairbridge Road, Archway
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2010 
    Family ID  F795  Group Sheet

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    John Tannahill Robertson - abt 1870, Brighton
    John Tannahill Robertson - abt 1870, Brighton
    Kensington workhouse i
    Kensington workhouse i
    Kensington workhouse ii
    Kensington workhouse ii
    Next to 81 Farringdon Street
    Next to 81 Farringdon Street
    40 Upper Church Street, Brighton
    40 Upper Church Street, Brighton
    Photo taken in 2010 of the address we think is the one on Jeanie's death certificate. Across the road is the old church.

    Jeannie Tannahill Robertson died on 16 Apr 1877 of senile decay at 40,Upper Church Street,Brighton, Sussex.
    In 1891 Kelly's directory this was a lodging house occupied by Mrs Ann Towns.
    24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
    24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
    In 1871 John (36) was living at 24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London with his wife Charlotte (26), baby son Albert Alfred (8 months), mother Jean Tannahill (63), adopted daughter Mary Ann Walton (15) and a visitor Malvina Curti (18). John was a master decorator (out of employ).
    1, Alderney Street, Westminster, London, England
    1, Alderney Street, Westminster, London, England
    As it appears in 2011. Maybe no. 1 was destroyed during the last war?
    John (46), described as a 'Fine Arts Salesman unemployed' was living with his son John Tannahill (9), a scholar. there was also a visitor, Jessie A Edwards (30), unmarried and with no occupation, from Scotland.

    Documents

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    John Tannahill Robertson 1901 census
    John Tannahill Robertson 1901 census
    58, Rackham Street, Kensington, London,England
    John (67) was described as working as a decorator and paperhanger.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    John T Robertson & Charlotte M 1870
    John T Robertson & Charlotte M 1870
    18 Mar 1870 John married Charlotte Fossette in London. His address was 48 Bacceer St, St James', Westminster, London. Charlotte's address was 24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Witnesses were Selina Fossett (neice of Charlotte's first husband) and J F Clarke (executor of first husband's will).
    (Westminster St J. 1a 583 Q1 1870)
    John Tannahill Robertson 1891 census
    John Tannahill Robertson 1891 census
    15, Paddington Street, Marylebone, London,,England.
    John Tannahill Robertson, a widower, was living with his son John T Robertson (19). 11 other residents were at that address.
    St Margaret Map 1869
    St Margaret Map 1869
    John Tannahill Robertson 1881 census
    John Tannahill Robertson 1881 census
    1,Alderney Street, Westminster, London,,England
    John (46), described as a 'Fine Arts Salesman unemployed' was living with his son John Tannahill (9), a scholar. There was also a visitor, Jessie A Edwards (30), unmarried and with no occupation, from Scotland.
    John Tannahill Robertson 1871 census
    John Tannahill Robertson 1871 census
    24, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London,England
    In 1871 John (36) was living at 24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London with his wife Charlotte (26), baby son Albert Alfred (8 months), mother Jean Tannahill (63), adopted daughter Mary Ann Walton (15) and a visitor Malvina Curti (18). John was a master decorator (out of employ).
    John Tannahill Robertson 1861 census
    John Tannahill Robertson 1861 census
    67, Lloyd Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
    In 1861 John was living with his sisters Mary Jane Tannahill Robertson (16) and Ellen Tannahill Robertson (14) at 67 Lloyd Street, Hulme, Manchester. He was a paperhanger salesman born in Scotland.
    John Tannahill Robertson Death Cert. 1902
    John Tannahill Robertson Death Cert. 1902
    Will of Charlotte Robertson (nee Smith. Previously Charlotte Fossett.
    Will of Charlotte Robertson (nee Smith. Previously Charlotte Fossett.
    John Tannahill Robertson School Admission
    John Tannahill Robertson School Admission
    Attended St Paul's, Westminster from 23 Aug to Oct 1877. Previous school - Brighton.
    Name: John Tannahill Robertson Age: 5 Birth Date: 5 Sep 1871 School: St Paul's School Borough: Westminster Admission Date: 23 Aug 1877 Parent: John
    JT Robertson school admission
    JT Robertson school admission
    St Paul's School, Westminster, London
    re-admitted Jan 1878
    Hugh and Jean Robertson's first 3 children's baptisms
    Hugh and Jean Robertson's first 3 children's baptisms
    John Tannahill Robertson's birth certificate 1871
    John Tannahill Robertson's birth certificate 1871

    Histories
    John Tannahill Robertson notes 2
    John Tannahill Robertson notes 2
    John Tannahill Robertson notes 1
    John Tannahill Robertson notes 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S344] 1841 Scotland Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Unfortunately,).
      Name: John RobertsonBirth Date: abt 1832Birth Place: Lanarkshire, ScotlandResidence Date: 1841Residence Place: Lanarkshire, Scotland
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1841scotland&h=2599671&ti=5538&indiv=try

    2. [S344] 1841 Scotland Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Unfortunately,).
      Name: John RobertsonBirth Date: abt 1832Birth Place: Lanarkshire, ScotlandResidence Date: 1841Residence Place: Lanarkshire, Scotland
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1841scotland&h=2599671&ti=5538&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1841scotland&h=2599671&ti=5538&indiv=try

    3. [S520] 1871 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National A), Class: RG10; Piece: 75; Folio: 33; Page: 2; GSU roll: 824580..
      Birth date: abt 1835Birth place: Glasgow, ScotlandResidence date: 1871Residence place: Chelsea, London, England
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1871&h=29054166&ti=5538&indiv=try&gss=pt

    4. or ,Birkenhead, Cheshire

    5. 24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
      In 1870 John married Charlotte Fossette in London. His address was 48 Bacceer St, St James', Westminster, London. Charlotte's address was 24 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Witnesses were Selina Fossett (neice of Charlotte's first husband) and J F Clarke (executor of first husband's will).
      (Westminster St J. 1a 583 Q1 1870)