William John Roberts was an actor and comedian in the 19th century in England. I have written a little about him previously here. I’d found William in most of the census but not in 1881 or 1891 nor had I had much luck finding him in 19th century British newspapers, but that has all changed. Continue reading Three Generations of Actors
Joseph John Baldwin and his wife Maria Roberts migrated toAustralia in 1852 with their seven week old son, Henry and Maria’s daughter from her first marriage Lottie (Charlotte). I’ve had contact with a member of Maria’s sister Martha’s family who shared some photos that Maria had sent back to London to her sister Martha. They had been handed down through Martha’s family and have now been given to me. Martha Elizabeth Roberts married James Dartnall. There was also a photo of their brother William John Roberts who was an actor and comedian. My contact remembered seeing a playbill that one of his uncles had. I haven’t been able to source any information about William John Roberts yet, beyond the normal census records etc. Perhaps someone out there knows more?
Since my post about Maria Roberts I have had shared with me another two photos of her, one of her sister Martha and found another brother of hers while researching her maternal aunt’s family in London. This photo is of Maria with her daughter-in-law Clara Leonora Kent and her three daughters Lottie Elizabeth, Clara Leonora and Alice Fern. Clara was my great-grandmother and Clara Leonora Kent my three times great grandmother. A wonderful photo to have, thank you to Roger Baldwin.