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i was just looking for information on my grandfather.
he is Captain JJ Robinson from the Runswick Bay area and i beleive that he is a member of the Stag Line shipping family as that flag flies at hus home.
i would appreciate any information, anyone could provide me so i could show him.

Many Thanks in Advance!
 

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Do you have the dates he would have served with them. The company was owned by the Robinson family of North Shields. The founder was James Robinson who was born in Whitby in 1768. He settled in North Shields in 1796. Too early to be your Grandfather.. There were many Robinsons who were Masters of their ships. I have a John Robinson, from Staithes, Master of the Stag, Iron Steamship, in 1893. Do you have his full name?
 

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I have seen the flag, I always thought it was to commemorate the many Staithes men who were lost on the Empire Heath, a Ministry of War Transport ship, managed by Stag Line that was torpedoed on 13/5/1944 in the South Atlantic.
 

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Do you have the dates he would have served with them. The company was owned by the Robinson family of North Shields. The founder was James Robinson who was born in Whitby in 1768. He settled in North Shields in 1796. Too early to be your Grandfather.. There were many Robinsons who were Masters of their ships. I have a John Robinson, from Staithes, Master of the Stag, Iron Steamship, in 1893. Do you have his full name?
i dont think my grandfather served with them, he worked on cargo ships around the world.
his full name is John Joseph Robinson and was born around 1934/36.
I also know that he has a watch that was passed down to the first born son - if this is any help?
I'm just looking for any general information as he is not very technological.
 

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The following report makes sad reading, particularly as the son witnessed the loss of his father, the Master of the ship.
Hull Daily Mail 10 January 1893
THE DEATH OF A YORKSHIRE CAPTAIN
The SS STAG which is owned by Messrs Robinson and Sons, North Shields, has just arrived at Leith, after going through a hurricane and most tempestuous weather in crossing the Atlantic, during which the gallant skipper, Captain John Robinson, a native of Staithes, Yorkshire, lost his life. He was either drowned or killed on the night of the 20th Ult, shortly after 10 0’clock which was the last time he was seen alive on the bridge. Captain Robinson who was much respected by his crew, with his usual care for the safety of the ship, had remained at his post. He was not missed until four the next morning when the Second Mate called on him to report that the weather had moderated. On a search being instituted the body of the deceased was found with his head fixed through the porthole which lets the water away from the after deck. The body was being washed to and fro by the water sweeping over the deck, the sea running very high. His body was entirely naked, except his stockings, his clothes having been washed off by the violent sea. At daybreak his Guernsey, waistcoat and watch were found, his watch having stopped at 1.20am. The body was laid out in the chartroom and next day, after an affecting burial service, was committed to the sea. It is not known how Captain Robinson came to his death. It is conjectured that, either being struck by a sea, or making a false step, he had been precipitated on to the deck, and being stunned, had been drawn by the action of water into the port. The deceased leaves a widow and family to mourn his loss and one of his young sons witnessed his father’s committal to the deep.
 

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My mother's first husband was a Staithes man,and He was some relation to Nicholas Robinson through family marriage.My mother was friends with Magerite Robinson,whom I believe was Nicholas Robinsons sister.When I attended Stag line offices in North Shields for a position as deck apprentice in 1965,I spent most of the time listening to my Mother and Nicholas Robinson,talking about the family. My Mother married in 1933,and always told me there were a number of Stag Line Masters living locally.(Runswick Bay is about three miles distance).In 1980 I bought a bungalow in Staithes,and opposite me lived Thomas Robinson.a retired master,although He was never with Stag Line,but could be some relation to your Grandfather and the Robinson family.My mother knew him well,so it is possible.
 

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Please pass on my regards to your grandfather, from Ian Goodall ex Whitby, Chief Engineer, now living in Scotland.
 

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Captain JJ Robinson of Staithes

Hi there
I read with great interest the article in Ships of Nostalgia, on the sad loss of Captain Robinson from Staithes and saw your comments. We have been very lucky to have moved into Balmoral House, which I’m told was Captain Robinson’s residence in Staithes.
It would be fascinating to learn more about him and the history of our house which I believe was built by his family, if you are able to help me please?
Many thanks
Ed


My mother's first husband was a Staithes man,and He was some relation to Nicholas Robinson through family marriage.My mother was friends with Magerite Robinson,whom I believe was Nicholas Robinsons sister.When I attended Stag line offices in North Shields for a position as deck apprentice in 1965,I spent most of the time listening to my Mother and Nicholas Robinson,talking about the family. My Mother married in 1933,and always told me there were a number of Stag Line Masters living locally.(Runswick Bay is about three miles distance).In 1980 I bought a bungalow in Staithes,and opposite me lived Thomas Robinson.a retired master,although He was never with Stag Line,but could be some relation to your Grandfather and the Robinson family.My mother knew him well,so it is possible.
 

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Robinson's and Balmoral House

Hi 5473eje

My Grandfather's mother was Robinia Robinson, 1892-1971. Her Father was J.J.Robinson 1846-1892 (deceased at sea). Her brother was Captain John Robinson O.B.E 1888-1972.


I have a folder here with pictures and records etc from family research, some include Balmoral House, if any interest to you.

Currently in Guisborough.

Hope you're enjoying your new home.
 

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Hi there
I read with great interest the article in Ships of Nostalgia, on the sad loss of Captain Robinson from Staithes and saw your comments. We have been very lucky to have moved into Balmoral House, which I’m told was Captain Robinson’s residence in Staithes.
It would be fascinating to learn more about him and the history of our house which I believe was built by his family, if you are able to help me please?
Many thanks
Ed
Hi 5473eje

My Grandfather's mother was Robinia Robinson, 1892-1971. Her Father was J.J.Robinson 1846-1892 (deceased at sea). Her brother was Captain John Robinson O.B.E 1888-1972.


I have a folder here with pictures and records etc from family research, some include Balmoral House, if any interest to you.

Currently in Guisborough.

Hope you're enjoying your new home.
 

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Hello Aimz
Thank you so much for your reply and offer to show us your photo’s of Balmoral House and information on your family.
My wife and I would very much like to accept your kind offer and would be pleased to welcome you to visit us at Balmoral, or meet you either at a cafe in Guisborough or at your home, whichever you would prefer or is convenient to you.
My email address is [email protected]
 

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Hello Aimz
Thank you so much for your reply and offer to show us your photo’s of Balmoral House and information on your family.
My wife and I would very much like to accept your kind offer and would be pleased to welcome you to visit us at Balmoral, or meet you either at a cafe in Guisborough or at your home, whichever you would prefer or is convenient to you.
My email address is ed.everard
Hello Ed, you should remove your email address from an open forum or you might get loads of spam emails. You can contact members via a PM and include your email address........(Thumb)

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Hello Aimz
Thank you so much for your reply and offer to show us your photo’s of Balmoral House and information on your family.
My wife and I would very much like to accept your kind offer and would be pleased to welcome you to visit us at Balmoral, or meet you either at a cafe in Guisborough or at your home, whichever you would prefer or is convenient to you.
 

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Hello Ed, you should remove your email address from an open forum or you might get loads of spam emails. You can contact members via a PM and include your email address........<img src="http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />

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