JOSEPH WILLIAM ROBLEY, 1861- . Station Master.

Joseph William Robley, fourth from left on seat.


Joseph William Robley, son of William Nevison Robley and Jane Forster, was born on 19 July 1861 in Broadfield House, Warden, Northumberland at 04.00 hrs. He was twin to Henry Edward Robley.


He was baptised, in 1861, in Warden


On the 1871 census he is recorded as living with his family at Broadfield House, Warden. He was 9 and a scholar.

He appeared on the 1881 census in Jarrow, Durham. He was aged 19, and a Railway Booking Clerk. The address was 16, Thistle Lane.


Joseph William married twice.

1.Isabella Robinson on 27 September 1884 in Registery Office, South Shields, Durham. Joseph is described as a bachelor, aged 23 and by profession a clerk. He resided at 16, Low Rose Street, Hebburn. Isabella was 25, a spinster and living at 3 Peel Street, Jarrow.

Isabella died in 1885 in Jarrow, aged 26. She must have died in or soon after giving birth to her son, William. On William's birth certificate (registered 20th May, 1885) she is described as deceased.

2.Jane Elizabeth Forster on 30 October 1889 in the Cathedral, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Joseph is described as a widower, aged 28 and by profession a clerk. Jane Elizabeth is a spinster, aged 20. Her father Edward Robert Forster was a policeman.


Joseph William Robley & Isabella Robinson had the following child

Joseph William Robley & Jane Elizabeth Forster had the following children:


1871 - Broadfield House, Warden, Northumberland.
1884 - 16 Low Rose St., Hebburn.
1885 - 117 Rose St., Jarrow.
1889/1890 - 19 Orchard Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
1891 - 75 Philip St., Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
1901 - 81 Philip Street, Westgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
1909 -Station House, Hebburn, Co., Durham.



Joseph William Robley is directed descended from Rev. William Robley who began his ministry at Cumwhitton, Cumberland around 1703. William married Margaret Nevinson, daughter of Caleb Nevinson of Wetheral on February 17th, 1708/9. The Nevinsons were a prominent family in Cumberland and Westmorland at that time. William & Margaret named their eldest son Nevison, and it has continued down the generations, as a Christian name. Another favourite name, in that branch of the family, is Edward.

Research by Jane & Ken Andrews. Yorkshire.

Photograph from the collection of Jane & Ken Andrews