ROBINSON, Margaret Amelia

1855 - 1941

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 sister Florence Emma, born 1869, but 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 but the following year Florence married at Ipswich, Harry Dawson Fayers, a farmer, of Trimley St Mary, Ipswich and Margaret then went to live with her sister and brother-in-law at Ashburn, Trimley St Mary. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1919-1939 and exhibited 8 pictures from Ashurn, Trimley in 1919 '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 living at Ashburn, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe, Suffolk where she died in 1941, aged 85, she was unmarried.