Mrs Charity Robins (née Lawry)

Mrs Charity Robins (nee Lawry)1, 47, was born in late 1863 or early 1864 in St. Mewan near St Austell, Cornwall. The daughter of James Lawry (Tin Miner) and Susanna (née Nancarrow). She was the sister of William, Thomas, Anna, James, Jane, John, Walter and Mary Ann, the family lived in Union Road close to the Robins and Nancarrow families.

She married Alexander A Robins in the latter part of 1880 at the age of 16. They subsequently emigrated to Yonkers, NY along with their son, Alexander Robins and their daughter, Alice Ann who subsequently became Mrs Curtin. Alexander and Charity returned to Cornwall for a family visit in early 1912 and subsequently returned to the USA on the Titanic, 3rd class under ticket number 3337, costing them £14 10s with Charity's nephew, William Henry Nancarrow.

Mrs Robins died in the sinking, her body, and that of her husband was subsequently recovered by the MacKay Bennett.

NO. 7. - FEMALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 6O. - HAIR, GREY.

CLOTHING - Blue waterproof; black skirt and undershirt; white undervest and Chemise; black lawn shoes and black stockings; set false upper teeth.

EFFECTS - 1 gold ring; 1 wedding ring, and 1 diamond ring; purse "A. Robins" 2nd class ticket Olympic, 145; gold watch and chain; 2 receipted accounts and excess luggage ticket Plymouth, Great Western docks; £60 in 5 notes and other coins.

THIRD CLASS PASSENGER.

NAME - Mrs A. ROBINS.

The remains were taken to her daughter who was living at 24 Garfield Street, Yonkers, NY. She was subsequently interred in the Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers with her husband.

Notes

  1. Her gravestone gives the spelng as "Laury"
  2. There is some confusion between Charity Lawry born early 1864 (the Titanic passenge) and Grace Charity Lawry born in Penzance in early 1865.

References and Sources

1871 Census
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic
(Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#7)

Credits
Steve Coombes, UK
Chris Dohany, USA
Simon Hoad, UK
Brian Ticehurst, UK

Articles and Stories

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West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser  (1912) 

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From the Westcountry

Western Morning News  (1912) 

FROM THE WESTCOUNTRY

 
Lawry Family Information

LAWRY FAMILY INFORMATION

 
Grave of Alexander and Charity Robins

GRAVE OF ALEXANDER AND CHARITY ROBINS

 
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