Pictures of Gravestones


Egremont Cemetery


In Memory of
THOMAS ROBLEY
of How Bank
Formerly of High Hesket
In This County, Yeoman
Who Died 17th May, 1867
Aged 82 Years
ISABELLA His Wife
Died 19th February 1857
Aged 64 Years
And Was Interred
In The Churchyard, Egremont
ANNA ELIZA Their Daughter
Died 12th June 1843
Aged 18 Years
And Was Buried Near Her Mother
WILLIAM Their Son Who
Died at Yourity Beckermet
May 22nd 1889 Aged 62 Years

The view of the grave-stone is from the south. Other faces record John Robley (1828-1891) and Isabella (1830-1907).

Contributed by John Robley, Lesmurdie, W. Australia.


Gravestone of John Robley of Manchester (1792-1875) in the Egremont, Cumbria Cemetery. His wife Elizabeth appears on the stone also, although she is buried at St. Saviours, Chorlton upon Medlock, Lancs. with her Aunt Hannah Robley (Sterndale).

Contributed by John Robley, Lesmurdie, W. Australia.

Churchyard of St. John's, Beckermet


In Loving Memory of
THOMAS ROBLEY
Late of How Bank, Egremont
Who Died at Ingleberg,
Beckermet
August 23, 1902
Aged 69 Years
Also, ELIZABETH, His Wife
Died Dec. 20, 1934
Aged 74 Years
Also Their Son JOHN,F.R.I.C.S.
1896-1954
And His Wife
FLO ROBLEY
1905-1983

St. John's-in-the-Vale, Crosthwaite

Near
This Stone Lieth The
Remains of MARY ROB-
LEY (Wife?)
Of Rev. I. ROBLEY Who Died July 2(-)
1791 Also MARY Wife Of
RICHARD JACKSON of Keswick
Daughter of Rev. I. And Mrs.
ROBLEY Who Died Feb.18th 1791 age -
Of Three Children of
Richard And Mary Jackson
JOHN Died April 14th 1772 Aged
11 Months
MARY Died June 7th 1789 Aged
16 Years
WILLIAM Died April 14th 1792 Aged
17 Years
Also of Richard Jackson
Husband Of The Above Mary
Jackson Who Died (27 May)
1802 Aged 58 Years

This stone is on the wall of St. Kentigern's Church. Mary (Gaskarth) Robley was the wife of the Rev. Isaac Robley of St. John's-in-the-Vale, Crosthwaite. Her husband was buried before the altar of the Church of St. John's-in-the-Vale, where he served as curate for 40 years (1732-1772).


Sacred
To The memory
Of ANN Daughr. Of JOHN GASKARTH
Of HILLTOP Esq. and CATHERINE
His Wife Who Dpd. This Life Feby.
The 24th 1734 In Ye Eight
Month Of Her Age
And
To The Memory
Of JOHN Their Son Who Dp.d
This Life Sepbr.Ye.18th 1736 in ye
Sixteenth Month of His Age


These seem to be the children of Mary (Gaskarth) Robley's eldest brother, John. Mary had 6 younger siblings: Ann, Gawin, Sarah, Jane, William and Joseph. Her father (also a John Gaskarth) died in 1730.

Croglin Churchyard


IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH ROBLEY
OF SCARROWMANWICK WHO DIED JUNE 8th
1874 IN HIS 73rd(?) YEAR
ALSO JANE HIS WIFE WHO DIED AT
EDEN BROWS SEPT 26th 1900
AGED 78 YEARS


Thomas (1769-1849)

Elizabeth (1774-1864)

Richard (1822-1824)

James (1809-1832)

Elizabeth (1807-1872)

Isaac (1811-1893)

These are Thomas and Elizabeth Robley of Scarrowmanwick, and four of their ten children. Richard and James died young, and Elizabeth and Isaac did not marry. The dates have been taken from Parish Records.


Cumwhitton Churchyard


In Loving Memory Of
WILLIAM ISAAC ROBLEY
Who Died At Midtown Farm
Cumwhitton 30th Dec 1954
Aged 62 Years
Also His Dear Wife
HANNAH
Who died 5th January 1983
Aged 86 Years
Also ANNE NOREEN JANE
Beloved Daughter
Of The Above
Who Died 6th June 1940
Aged 2 Years 10 Months


In Loving Memory

of

MARGARET JANE

Beloved Wife of John Robley

Died Cumwhitton Demesne

18 May 1939 Aged 54 Years

Also JOHN

Beloved Husband of the Above

Died (8th August?) 1959

Aged 80 Years


In Loving Memory of
JOSEPH
Dearly Loved Husband
of Anne Robley
Died at Cairn Cottage
Cumwhitton, 28th August 1952
Aged 43 Years
Also His Wife
ANNE
Died 15th August
Aged 81 Years


Joseph Robley was the eldest son of John Robley and Margaret Jane McKitterick. He married Anne Ferguson.


Christopher Robley was the second son of John Robley and Margaret Jane McKitterick. He married Elsie Shaw.


In Remembrance
of
CHARLES CHRISTOPHER
Who Died 1st June 1986
Aged 18 Years
Dearly Loved Only Son of
Christopher Dennis
Robley

Charles was the grandson of Christopher and Elsie Robley of Scarrow Hill.


In Loving Memory of
THOMAS WILLIAM DIXON
Who Died at Fern Bank
Cumwhitton 25th January 1956
Aged 81 Years
Also MAUD MARY
Beloved Wife of the Above
Who Died at Fern Bank
2nd May 1958 Aged 75 Years

Maud Mary Robley was the daughter of Joseph Robley and Mary Ann Lowis. Maud and Thomas had 5 children: Joseph, Mary, John George, Thomas and Daniel.

In Loving Memory Of
JOSEPH DIXON
Of Whinney Hill
Who Died 10th September 1993
Aged 86 YEARS
Also His Beloved Wife
CHARLOTTE ANNE
Who Died 23rd January 1997
Aged 81 Years


LABORARE EST ORARE

Joe Dixon was the eldest son of Maud Mary Robley and Tom Dixon. He was Churchwarden of St. Mary's Church, Cumwhitton for many years.


Joseph Robley (1856-1904), Mary Ann Robley (1857-1928), Jane Elizabeth Robley (1880-1916).

The text from the grave zoomed in



Armathwaite Church


In
Loving Memory of
ANNIE NICHOLAS
Dearly Loved Wife of
Thomas Robley
Died at Nunclose, 8th April 1974
Aged 83 Years
Also the Above
THOMAS ROBLEY
Died 5th April 1975
Aged 88 Years

At Rest



In Loving Memory of
THOMAS LEWIS
ROBLEY
Who Died 26th November 1987
Aged 69 Years
Beloved Husband of
Moira Harrison
Robley

Thomas Robley was the son of Joseph Robley and Mary Ann Lowis. He married Annie Nicholas McKitterick. Thomas Lewis Robley was their elder son. He married Moira Harrison Brown

St. John the Baptist, Upperby, Carlisle

In Loving Memory of
MARY JANE
The Dearly Beloved Wife of
Jonathan Robley
Who Died at Woodbank Sept 29th 1896
Aged 25 Years
Also the Above
JONATHAN D ROBLEY
Who Died March 21st 1930
Aged 60 Years
At Rest
Also of Mary Elizabeth
Beloved Daughter of the Above
Who Died October 21st 1930
Aged 34 Years
Also MARY AGNES
Wife of the Above
Who Died February 17th 1935
Aged 70 Years

Richardson Street Cemetery, Carlisle

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY
BELOVED WIFE OF
TOM ROBLEY
DIED 16th JUNE 1943
AGED 49 YEARS

Contributed by Kathleen Sherman

Renwick Churchyard

In
Loving Memory of
Ada Catherine Blenkinsop
of Haresceugh Castle
who died 7 March 1964
Aged 72 Years
Also Her Husband
John Blenkinsop
Who Died 24 July 1973
Aged 84 Years

In
Loving Memory of
John William Blenkinsop
Died 8th May 1990
Aged 75 Years

The Blenkinsop Connection

Mary Ann Lowis (Robley) was a Blenkinsop (Blenkinship) on her mother's side. Her mother was Jane Blenkinsop of Haresceugh Castle. The Blenkinsops on the Renwick gravestones are descendants of Jane's brother, Robert.


Anglican Cemetery, Pictou, Nova Scotia

In Memory Of JOHN ROBLEY a Native of Cumberland, England who Died January 1st 1876 aged 78 years ELLEN PATTERSON his Wife who died Oct.29th 1899 Aged 91 years JOHN W son Of JOHN & ELLEN ROBLEY Died April 5th 1875 Aged 5 Years

John Robley of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada was the second son of Thomas Robley (1769-1849), and Elizabeth Dixon, of Scarrowmanwick, Kirkoswald, Cumberland


Holy Trinity Church, Wetheral

517 headstones in Wetheral Churchyard have been transcribed, but not indexed. They can be researched at the Record Office, The Castle, Carlisle. These 3 Robley stones were among them

Sacred to the Memory of JANE
Wife of Thomas Robley of Great Corby
Who Died October 18th, 1824, Aged 42
Also RICHARD their Son
Who Died June 24th 1846 Aged 24 Years
The Days of My Youth hast Thou Shortened O Lord
In Thy Flock may I be Numbered
Also of MARY, his Second Wife
Who Died July 10th 1850 Aged 63 Years
Also of the Above THOMAS ROBLEY
Who Died April 7th 1865 Aged 86 Years


Notes. Thomas Robley married Jane Carruthers on 15 Sept., 1811 at Wetheral Church. They had 7 children: Robert (c.12 Jul.1812), Thomas (c. 3 Jul.1814), Joseph (c. 3 Mar.1816), Elizabeth (c. 17 Aug. 1817), John (c. 10 Jan.1819), Richard (c. 23 June 1822), Jane (c. 20 Oct. 1824). Jane was christened 2 days after her mother's burial.

Thomas Robley married Mary Hoggart 24th June 1827 at Wetheral Church

Thomas Robley of Great Corby was christened 10th Dec. 1778. His parents were Thomas Robley, a weaver from Cumwhinton, and his wife Elizabeth Irwin

To the Memory of
WILLIAM ROBLEY of Wetherall
Who Departed This (Life) July 11th 1782
(in the) 75th Year of His Age
On His Left Hand His Son JOHN
Who Died June 11th 1777
In the Twenty Fourth Year of His Age
Also MARY MASON His Daughter
Died October 27th 1823 Aged 74 Years

Notes.This is the grave of William, the son of Thomas of Newlands/Scalesceugh and the grandson of Thomas of Newlands (d.1690).

We know that John went to Carlisle Grammar School from the following entry: Robley, John (adm. Aug.9th 1762), only son of William Robley of Wetheral, co. Cumberland, dyer (tinctoris). Left before Xmas, 1764.

From the Wetheral Bishops' Transcripts: John Mason of the Parish of Arthuret, a Batchellor, and Mary Robley of this Parish, Singlewoman, were married in this Church by license this Second Day of May in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy five, by me Geo. Gilbanks, Minister. This marriage was solemnized between us John Mason, Mary Mason late Robley, in the Presence of William Robley, Richard Latimer

In Memory of RICHARD ROBLEY
Son of William Robley of Wetherall
Who Dyed December the Second Day 1742
Aged 0 Years and 5 Months and Seven Days

Notes. The death of Richard's father,brother and sister are recorded on the headstone above this one.

The Wetheral Bishops' Transcripts contain the following entries:
5-8-1741 Richard, son of William of Wetheral baptized
13-12-1742 Richard, son of William of Wetheral buried
William lost other children as infants.

Alma Rasheed, who researched these transcripts at the Castle, Carlisle pointed out that the above 2 gravestones (nos. 444 and 445), were surrounded by 4 other stones which had fallen (443, 446-448). These too may have been Robley graves.

The Protestant Cemetery of Florence called the English Cemetery

AUGUSTA JANE (PENFOLD) ROBLEY/ ENGLAND/ Robley nata Penfold/ Giovanna Augusta/ Guglielmo/ Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 28 Novembre/ 1868/ Anni 59/ 1026/ Jane Augusta Robley, l'Angleterre, fille de Guillaume Penfold/ GL23777/1 N 401 Burial 01/12 Rev Pendleton/ HERE RESTS IN PEACE AUGUSTA JANE ROBLEY WIFE OF CAPTAIN J.H. ROBLEY WHO DIED AT FLORENCE 28 NOV 1868/ BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL see GOD/ MATT CV. V8.

Augusta Jane (Penfold) Robley was best known for her book, "A selection of Madeira flowers". Her husband Captain John Horatio Robley was the great grandson of Rev. Isaac Robley of St. John's-in-the-Vale.

Also her daughter:

Augusta Robley Borghesi

HORATIA AUGUSTA ROBLEY BORGHESI/ ENGLAND/ITALY/ 159. Robley nata [error] Borghesi/ Augusta/ / Inghilterra/ Aquila/ / 1874/ / 1244/ Aquila, Madam Auguste Robley ne [error] Borghesi, l'Angleterre/ GL23777/1 N 401, Burial 01/12, Rev Pendleton/ ORAZIA AUGUSTA ROBLEY/ NATA IN ALDERSHOT IL V OTTOBRE MDCCCL/ CARISSIMA DI BONTA' E DI BELLEZZA/ IN FIORE D'INGEGNO ADORNA DI LETTERE NELLA MUSICA E NEL DISEGNO AMMIRATA DELIZIA DEGLI AMICI BENEDIZIONE DEI POVERI TOCCA APPENA AL XXIV ANNO DOPO SOLI XXI MESI DI MATRIMONIO/ FU RAPITA/ AL COLONELLO FILIPPO BORGHESI INCONSOLABILE/ QUI SICCOME BRAMASTI O MIA DOLCISSIMA SPOSA T'HO POSTO ACCANTO A TUA MADRE E QUI VERRO SEMPRE A RICERCATI E QUI ADDURRO LA FIGLIUOLINA NOSTRA AD ISPIRARSI PREGANDO ALL'ETERNO IN LEI VEDERTI RIVIVERE/ 1026 - 1244/ F12I/ See Robley Rocco/ Gio: Giorgio/ / Svizzera/ Firenze/ 5 Ottobre/ 1843/ Mesi 1/ 270



Greene County, Illinois.

Photographs taken 1999 & contributed by Garry Griswold. The graves are in a family plot off the main road north of Eldred, Greene County, Illinois. The site has a stone wall surrounding it. Desire's maiden name was Griswold; Lucinda's maiden name was Brewster.