ROBINSON, Margaret Amelia

1855 - 1941

Margaret Amelia Robinson, was born at Stowmarket, Suffolk on 8 June 1855, second child and daughter of Frederick Robinson, a journeyman ironmonger, and his wife Margaret Amelia née Fayers, who married at Stowmarket in 1853. In 1861, a 5 year old, living at 4 Lime Tree Terrace, Stowmarket with her parents, 29 year old Frederick and 33 year old Margaret, and her four siblings, Richard 7, Frederick 4, Joseph 2 and Herbert 1. In 1881, the family were living at Newton Road, Stowupland, Stowmarket with the addition of a sibling, Florence Emma, born 1869. In 1901, Margaret was a companion to 93 year old Abraham Osler and his family at 86 Harborne Road, Edgebaston, Birmingham. In 1911, 55 year old Margaret, living on private means' and her sister 42 year old Florence, professional pianist, teacher and performer, both spinsters, were living at 35 St Marks Road, Windsor, Berkshire. In 1912, her sister Florence married at Ipswich, Harry Dawson Fayers, a farmer, of Trimley St Mary, near Ipswich and Margaret went to live with her sister Florence and brother-in-law at Ashburn, Trimley St Mary. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1919-1939 and exhibited from Ashurn, Trimley in 1919, six pictures 'A Sussex Cornfield', 'Bude Cornwall', 'A Sussex Lane', 'A Sketch of Bosham', 'Study in a Sussex Garden' and 'St George’s Chapel, Windsor' and in her early years was a regular exhibitor. In 1939, she was still living at Ashburn, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe, Suffolk where she died on 15 February 1941, aged 85, she was unmarried.