Robinson family page
Betsy Robinson, nee Kershaw, and daughter Winnie
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Origins of surname
Son of Robin, from Robert; hrothi and bertha = 'fame' + 'bright'
For an English surname this arrived comparatively early in Jersey, with the baptism of Susanne, daughter of William Robinson and Susanne recorded in St Helier in 1688. It would be almost another 100 years before the first family, that of William and Elizabeth Vandel, became established.
- Robin, a separate family
Great War service
Frederick William Robinson, an 18-year-old native of St Helier, was sentenced to 12 months with hard labour by the Royal Court in November 1915 for arson. His photograph previously shown here has been removed at the insistence of Jersey Archive
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The grave of Great War casualty Harry Charles Robinson at Caberet Rouge British Cemetery, Pas de Calais