Re: Hebburn Colliery Robsons in WW1
Posted by Don Scott on November 9, 2018, 9:34 pm, in reply to "Re: Hebburn Colliery Robsons in WW1"
I have noticed that the unknown soldier in the header is actually the William Robson in this thread. Even though Jean has stated that he has no connection with my grandfather, there is something mesmerising in that face for me. |
But for the copy of a legally binding document signed between him and my grandmother (Margaret Scott) he is totally lost to me. All I know is that he lived at 20 James Street, Jarrow on 24 June, 1914(date of document). It would be stretching possibilities to imagine that he may have subsequently moved to Frederick Street at some time following...but stranger things have happened at sea...
The Kirtley's (my mothers adoptive parents) lived at 44 Arthur Street in 1918/19 And at some later date moved to Jarrow (Stothard Street I think) but we're back living at 44 Arthur Street by 1940...how strange is that, as Barry would say?
Stranger still, it was many years after I was married that I discovered that my father's mother had the same name as my wife...Margaret Scott (nee Brooke).
Although I was well looked after by my adopted grandparents (they brought me up in Arthur Street), I never met any of my true grandparents or even my father William Robson 'Scott'. Now I suspect that a few of you will have guessed what the legal document was all about.
If anyone can research my real grandfather (the one who lived in James Street, Jarrow shortly before my father was born) then I would be nothing less than enthralled.