The second son of my great grandfather, Charles Edward Robb, was Joseph John Robb, born on 7th February 1880. In an earlier post I noted that Joseph can be found in the 1901 census, when he was 21 years old, working as a law stationer (like his grandfather, William) and staying as a ‘visitor’ in the home of Wesleyan evangelist William Leighton, in Bromley Street, Stepney.
I’ve just found Joseph in the 1911 census, when he was still in the ‘old’ East End, but now at 4 Graces Alley, Wellclose Square, Whitechapel. This was not far from the Pell Street home of his mother’s family, the Bowmans. Indeed, the Robbs lived in that street for a while when Joseph’s father Charles was working at the Wesleyan Mission. Joseph is still single and still working as a law stationer.
I know from my father that his uncle Joe married Alice and that they had a son, Arthur. I’ve not yet managed to find any records for the family, but it’s possible that Joseph John Robb was married in September 1911 at St. George’s in the East.
As mentioned with regard to David Edward and Frank Everard Robb in the previous post, I’d be very interested to hear from descendants of Joseph John Robb. This is not only because it would be good to fill in the gaps in my understanding of my family’s history. I also suspect that, as the eldest surviving son, Joseph may have inherited the family Bible and other papers of his father, Charles Edward Robb.