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Third Generation

ROBERT JOHN
13 January 1815 - 25 December 1899

Fifth known child of Georg Philip and Elizabeth Lane.
Married on 13 July 1839, Phoebe Green of Lymington (11 November 1814 - 11 March 1877)

Ten children (One named John, not found) There appears to be a child called "Sissy", but since there are no records found, we feel it is a nickname for one of the daughters listed here.
Note: In a letter to Carol, in reply to her queries March 1993, Bill states that he had in his possession a few photos of Fanny, Sissy and Louisa. This would mean that neither Fanny or Louisa are referred to as 'Sissy', and must therefore be the nickname of one of the 3 other girls.

  • Robert Augustus - 26.06.1840 - 18.01.1887 in Lymington
  • Frederick William - 04.12.1841 (Lymington) - no date of death found (note; no 'k' on Frederic on birth register.)
  • Charles John - 1843 3rd qtr - 1907 4th qtr in Islington
  • William Lawson - 04.05.1845 - 31.03.1923 (note: no given name on birth register)
  • Amelia Phoebe - 20.02.1847 - 15.06.1931 in Guildford
  • Henry John - 1849 2nd qtr - 1934 3rd qtr in Southampton
  • Louisa Elizabeth - 1851 - 05.06.1926 in Guildford
  • Mary Augusta - 1852 2nd qtr - 1930 4th qtr in St. George's Hospital
  • Fanny Jemima - 27.12.1854 - 1940 3rd qtr in Guildford
  • Emily Annie - 19.09.1856 - ?

Robert John continued his father's business after Georg's death in 1839. He later opened the business under the name of R. Klitz and Son at 88 High Street, Lymington.

Robert lived at 84 High Street Lymington. He was an enumerator for the census - writing it all out in his own handwriting. He was also a Lymington Councillor.

From 1838 - 1865 the business consisted of the following:

"The Sale and Hire of Pianofortes, Grand, Upright, Square, Oblique, Cabinet, Cottage and Piccolo and their upkeep, including regulating and tuning on a contractual basis, repairs, supplying packing cases and delivery.

These services extended over a broad expanse of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset and Wiltshire.

The sale and repair of Harps, Harmoniums, Concertinas, Violins, Flutes etc. In fact any and all musical instruments of the day.

Singing tuition and piano lessons.

The supply of sheet music, violin, cello and harp strings, tuning forks.

The supply of fatted calves and pork.

Cartage of sundry livestock and goods whilst upon rounds of tuning and repair contracts.

Sheet music sold for 1/- to 4/- generally and piano tuning cost - 7/- to 10/6 per time.

Pianofortes sold for 12 to 28 according to type.

Nine of Robert John and Phoebe Green's children

Robert Augustus

Charles John William Lawson Amelia Phoebe Henry John
Louisa Elizabeth Mary Augusta Fanny Jemima Emily Annie  

 

Robert John 13.01.1815 - 30.12.1899
= Phoebe Green - 11.11.1814 - 11.03.1877
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Robert Augustus 26.06.1840 - 18.01.1887
=Mary Ellen Fortescue - 26.06.1840 - ?
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Frederick William 04.12.1841 - ?
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Charles John 1843 - 1907
=Kate Palmer 1841 - 04.11.1926
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William Lawson 04.05.1845 - 31.03.1923
=Ellen Gossling 01.05.1851 - 13.04.1918
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Amelia Phoebe 20.02.1847 - 15.06.1931
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Henry John 1849 - 1934
=Francis Edwards 1847 - 29.12.1939
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Louisa Elizabeth 1850 - 05.06.1926
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Mary Augusta 1852 - 1930
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Fanny Jemima 27.12.1854 - 1940
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Emily Annie 1849 - 1934
=1 Robert Munton Shilcock 1847 - 1887
=2 Henry Allan (widower) 1853 - ?

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