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Elizabeth Robards

Female 1876 - 1951  (75 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Robards was born 1876, Bexley, Kent, England (daughter of John Robards and Kate Baxter); died 28 Jan 1951, Alfriston, Sussex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Part-time teacher

    Notes:

    Lived at home for some time and took about 5 pupils aged 6-11 years for a little pocket money.

    Looked after both my parents until their death and was left what little money there was also furniture, etc.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Robards was born 27 Mar 1842, Lemsford Mills, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England (son of Thomas Robards and Elizabeth Nightingale); died 2 Oct 1927, Alfriston, Sussex, England; was buried , Alfriston, Sussex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 20 Jul 1842, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
    • Occupation: 1881; Ship broker

    Notes:

    When Thomas Robards died his son, my father was only about 12 years old and all of the members of the family were women so were unable to carry out the two farms and the Mill. Consequently all these were sold and the women (Elizabeth Robards and Jane Robards daughters of Thomas Robards also their aunt sister of their mother her name being Miss Nightingall and it is said she lived before her time being a Greek and Latin scholar). All these as I meant to say and my father moved to Holloway somewhere at the foot of Highgate Hill. John Robards at about 16 years old was articled to Mr. John Russell, Ship broker in Great St. Helens Bishopsgate in the City of London and he lived with the Russells in Upper Lewisham Road. Lewisham a suburb of London. Mr. Russell ran the first line of steamers to the Black Sea for the Russian Steam Navigation Co. and John my father used often to travel to Odessa in the Black Sea and also to Ireland. John Robards married Kate Baxter my mother on 4th June 1875. John and Kate had known each other as children as Kate lived with her parents next door but one in Holloway. They became engaged in 1872 and soon after Kate and her parents moved to Stone, Kent a village overlooking the Thames near Gravesend. They were married at Stone by Canon Murray and had seven children. After they married they lived first at Greenhythe a village near Stone then at Bexley then three different houses at Dartford then at Grove Park now part of South-east London. All these places are in Kent with easy access to the City and also to the shipping on the River Thames -- places like Gravesend and Tilbury. Very soon after my birth in 1894 at Grove Park they moved to a house called Beech Hyde near St. Albans, Hertfordshire. I think my father wanted to get back to the scenes of his boyhood. He had beer sent to boarding school at the age of five to St. Albans, to the St. Albans Grammar School. The Lady Chapel Of St. Albans Abbey was used as a schoolroom and what is now the Bishop's Palace was the Headmasters House where he boarded. Well to come back to later years in 1894 and the house called Beech Hyde they lived there for about two years and then my father retired from business. He had some sort of a breakdown in health about then and the furniture was stored and the family moved from one seaside place to another for about six years - Bognor, Bexhill, Eastbourne - in rented apartments all in Sussex. Settled at the "Croft" Alfriston, Sussex in 1901. Both died at Alfriston. My father in 1927 and my mother in 1933 and they are buried in the Churchyard there.

    Alfriston is a village of about 700 people lying amid the South Downs about 9 miles from Eastbourne and Beachy Head and about 41 miles from Seaford a small town on the Sea Coast near the port of Newhaven. A port much used by the travellers to France. Alfriston is a very old village and I was brought up there and lived there until I went to London to earn my living. I used to walk 2 miles to the nearest Railway Station every day in order to go to Eastbourne to school. Oh of course I cycled sometimes.

    Your grandfather Harold Robards also went to London and worked in the Anglo-Foreign Banking Co. in Bishopsgate. I also went to the Anglo Foreign Bank for about two years until I joined the merchant bank of M. Samuels Co. Ltd. So all of us - my father in Great St. Helens Bishopsgate. Your grandfather Harold Robards in Bishopsgate and myself also in Bishopsgate for 45 years all worked within a few hundred yards of each other.

    John married Kate Baxter 4 Jun 1875, Stone, Kent, England. Kate (daughter of Morris Baxter and Eliza Garland) was born 21 May 1850, Holloway, Middlesex, England; died 7 Aug 1933, Alfriston, Sussex, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Kate Baxter was born 21 May 1850, Holloway, Middlesex, England (daughter of Morris Baxter and Eliza Garland); died 7 Aug 1933, Alfriston, Sussex, England.
    Children:
    1. 1. Elizabeth Robards was born 1876, Bexley, Kent, England; died 28 Jan 1951, Alfriston, Sussex, England.
    2. Archibald John Robards was born Abt 1878, Dartford, Kent, England; died 7 Jan 1961, Polegate, Sussex, England; was buried , Polegate, Sussex, England.
    3. Frank Walter Robards was born Abt 1879, Dartford, Kent, England; died 21 Oct 1966, Dartford, Kent, England.
    4. Harold Stanley Robards was born 27 Jan 1881, Dartford, Kent, England; died 26 Feb 1966, Oakland, Alameda, California, USA; was buried , Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, California, USA.
    5. Leslie Cooper Robards was born Sep 1883, Dartford, Kent, England; died Abt 1888, Grove Park, Kent, England.
    6. Winifred Hilda Robards was born 18 Nov 1889, Grove Park, Kent, England; died 14 Mar 1968, Maidstone, Kent, England.
    7. Lawrence Stuart Robards was born 28 Feb 1894, Grove Park, Kent, England; died 27 Apr 1971, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; was buried 3 May 1971, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Robards was born 4 Sep 1785, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England (son of John Robards and Mary Thrale); died 25 Sep 1854, Lemsford Mills, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; was buried , Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Property: Lemsford Mills, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; At the time of his death owned the dwelling house and the water driven mill known as Lemsford Mills in the parish of Hatfield in Hertfordshire also two farms in the neighborhood one of them called Simonshyde.
    • Baptism: 9 Oct 1785, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Buried:
    Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Robards of Lemsford Mills in the Parish of Hatfield who departed this life December 6th 1851 Aged 51 years also of Thomas Robards eldest son of the above Thomas & Elizabeth Robards who departed this life March 7th 1853 aged 13 years also of the above named Mr. Thomas Robards who departed this life September 25 1854 aged 70 years also of Elizabeth Robards who departed this lif e February 1st 1866 aged 29 years also of Jane Robards daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Robards who died Jan 18 1892 aged 53 years.

    Thomas married Elizabeth Nightingale 12 Jan 1826, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. Elizabeth (daughter of John Nightingale and Edith) was born Abt 1800, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England; died 6 Dec 1851, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; was buried , Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Nightingale was born Abt 1800, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England (daughter of John Nightingale and Edith); died 6 Dec 1851, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; was buried , Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 5 Nov 1800, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England; Saint Mary's Church

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Robards was born Bef 4 Jun 1836, Lemsford Mills, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; died 1 Feb 1866, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.
    2. Sophia Robards was born 1838, Lemsford Mills, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. Jane Robards was born 1838, Lemsford Mills, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; died 18 Jan 1892, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England; was buried , Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.
    4. Thomas Robards was born 1840, Lemsford Mills, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; died 7 Mar 1853, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England; was buried , Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.
    5. 2. John Robards was born 27 Mar 1842, Lemsford Mills, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; died 2 Oct 1927, Alfriston, Sussex, England; was buried , Alfriston, Sussex, England.

  3. 6.  Morris Baxter died Yes, date unknown.

    Morris — Eliza Garland. Eliza died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Eliza Garland died Yes, date unknown.
    Children:
    1. 3. Kate Baxter was born 21 May 1850, Holloway, Middlesex, England; died 7 Aug 1933, Alfriston, Sussex, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Robards was born 14 Dec 1759, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England (son of Richard Robards and Hannah Lake); died 1797, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England; was buried 5 Dec 1797, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 6 Jan 1760, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England

    John married Mary Thrale 18 Nov 1784, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England. Mary (daughter of Thomas Thrale and Ann Parsons) was christened 3 Oct 1762, Saint Leonards Church, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England; died 12 Jun 1832, Cromer Hide, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; was buried 18 Jun 1832, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mary Thrale was christened 3 Oct 1762, Saint Leonards Church, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England (daughter of Thomas Thrale and Ann Parsons); died 12 Jun 1832, Cromer Hide, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; was buried 18 Jun 1832, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Buried:
    Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary Robards wife of Mr. John Robards late of this Parish who departed this life June 12, 1832. Aged 69 years

    In memory of Elizabeth Daughter of John & Mary Robards who Died October the 7th 1799 aged 12 years

    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas Robards was born 4 Sep 1785, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England; died 25 Sep 1854, Lemsford Mills, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; was buried , Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.
    2. Elizabeth Robards was born 30 Jul 1787, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England; died 7 Oct 1799, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England; was buried 14 Oct 1799, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.

  3. 10.  John Nightingale died Yes, date unknown.

    John — Edith. Edith died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Edith died Yes, date unknown.
    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Nightingale was born Abt 1800, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England; died 6 Dec 1851, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; was buried , Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England.




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