23-24 Market Hill - White-Robinson
23 Market Hill
History of 23 Market Hill
Thomas Wilson, widower, 63, watchmaker and jeweller, b Hunts
James White Robinson, 44, shoe maker
William White Robinson, 3
Susan Hull, 23, servant, b Bourn
A major source of James Robinson’s business seems to have been the supply of boots to the police. His descendants have copies of many contracts from which it looks as if the police placed an order for between 50 and 100 pairs of boots every years from at least as far back as 1857.
James White Robinson, 55, shoe manufacturer, b Cambridge
Alice, 44, b Herts
Allen J, 18, b Cambridge
Alice, 17, b Cambridge
Elizabeth W, 15, b Cambridge
William W, 13, b Cambridge
Sarah W, 9, b Cambridge
Clara N, 7, b Cambridge
Eva W, 5, b Cambridge
Kate W, 3, b Cambridge
Zippora Smith, servant, 15, b Bourn
James White Robinson (1816-1891) was the son of James Robinson and Elizabeth White (1795-1821). Elizabeth was the brother of Robert White.
In 1881 the family are living in Over.
In 1891 James White Robinson and family are at 5 Mill Road.
(23 & 24)
William White Robinson, 24, boot and shoe maker employing 6 men, b Cambridge
Emma Elizabeth, 24, b Cambridge
Lilian E, 6 mos, b Cambridge
Elizabeth Richardson, 52, monthly nurse, b Essex
Sarah Ginn, 18, domestic servant, b Beds
James Johnstone, lodger, 21, undergraduate, b Ireland
The picture of the premises was sent to the museum by one of his descendants in 2020. The stall looks to be outside but it was linked to the premises.
(23 & 24)
William White Robinson (died 1896)
William W, 8, b Cambridge
Edith, 6, b Cambridge
Tom A, 4, b Cambridge
Mary Ann Smith, 30, servant, b Cambridge
Ruth Langram, 15, servant, b Cambridge
In 1901 the Robinson family are at 10 Earl Street
Boots the chemist were here in the early 1890s. In 1898 the shop moved to Petty Cury
Stephanus P Ora, tobacconist