My maiden name was Kathleen Coupland, and I was born on the 16th May 1959 at Cotehill, nr. Carlisle. My father was William Coupland, born 12-7-1921 at Carlisle. He died in 1993. My mother was Annie Ramsey Robley. She was born on 20-4-1924 at Carlisle, and she died in 1984. On her birth certificate, her father is descibed as a fell manager's labourer.
Annie Ramsey Robley, aged about 18 months
My grandparents were Thomas Robley and Mary Graham. I think Thomas was born in 1884, and he had a younger brother called John Dodgson Robley (Jnr.). My great uncle, John Dodgson Robley, and his wife, used to own a shop in King Street in the 1940s. My great grandfather was also called John Dodgson Robley, and my great great grandfather was William Robley. I am not sure of my ancestors beyond that, so this is an on-going project.
Thomas Robley was born about 1884 at Carlisle. He married Mary Graham, of Longtown, on 23rd. April, 1907. On their marriage certificate, Thomas is described as a groom (domestic). He lived at 5, Alfred Street North, Carlisle, and his father was John Dodgson Robley (deceased). Thomas died on 20th July, 1946.
|Born||Bapt.||Name||Address||Occupation of Father||Died|
|1908||6-10-1911||John George Robley||Saddle Lane||Labourer||1961|
|13-11-1911||24-11-1911||Richard Robley||Saddle Lane||Labourer||-|
|28-3-1914||8-5-1914||Minnie Robley||Sowerby St.||Labourer||1920|
|29-6-1916||25-8-1916||Mary Ann Robley||Sowerby St.||Labourer||1920 (Holywell Cres., Botcherby)|
|1918||1919||Tom Armistice Robley||Sowerby St.||Labourer||1987|
|20-11-1920||11-2-1921||Mary Agnes Robley||Sowerby St.||Labourer||-|
|-||31-3-1922||Christine Roma Robley||Sowerby St.||-||-|
|20-4-1924||1924||Annie Ramsey Robley||14, Sowerby St.||Wool Dryer||1984|
|16-7-1926||26-9-1926||Eleanor Allison Robley||Sowerby St.||Wool Dryer||-|
Children of William Robley & Elizabeth
William Robley was christened on June 18th, 1832 in Wetheral Cumberland. He married Elizabeth (?Dodgson). She was born in 1831 in Lazonby. In the early parish records, William is described as a miller, but on the 1881 census his occupation is given as a railway engine driver.
Thomas Robley and Mary Donaldson
Thomas Robley [(Anson) was christened in Cumwhinton, Wetheral, on 14th December 1800. His parents were William Robley and Rachel Anson.] He married Mary Donaldson on December 10th, 1831 in Wetheral.
William Robley and Rachel Anson
William Robley was christened on the 12th April, 1750 at Wetheral. He met Rachel Anson. William had an illegitimate son, Thomas, with Rachel Anson. Originally christened Thomas Anson, his name was changed to Thomas Robley when his parents eventually married. They had 2 more children, Ann and Rachel, before William died on 16th November, 1814. He was buried at Wetheral on the 18th, November, 1814 and was aged 65. William left no will, but in the Letters of Administration of his estate he is described as a tailor.
Joseph Robley and Ann
Joseph Robley was baptised on 7-11-1714 at Wetheral, the child of William Robley and Susanna Boustead. He married Ann (surname unknown).