ROBINSON, Margaret Amelia

1855 - 1941

Margaret Amelia Robinson was born at Stowmarket, Suffolk on 8 June 1855, second child of Frederick Robinson (1832-23 February 1922), a journeyman ironmonger, and his wife Margaret Amelia née Fayers (1828-8 February 1884), who married at Stowmarket in 1853. In 1861, Margaret was 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 in 1869. In 1901, Margaret was a companion to 93-year-old Abraham Osler and his family at 86 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. In 1911, 55-year-old Margaret living on private means, and her sister 42-year-old Florence, a professional pianist, teacher, and performer, both spinsters, were living at 35 St Marks Road, Windsor, Berkshire. On 12 June 1912, a younger sister Florence, married at St Margaret's Church, 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, Margaret Amelia Robinson was still living at Ashburn, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe, Suffolk where she died on 15 February 1941, aged 85, she was unmarried.