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CULBERTSON, Robert Spencer[1, 2, 3]

Male 1845 - 1894  (49 years)


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  • Name CULBERTSON, Robert Spencer 
    Born 9 Feb 1845 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Apr 1894  40 Threadneedle Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried St Pancras & Islington Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Robert Spencer was born between 24-Apr-1844 & 23-Apr-1845.
    • Photo taken by P. E. Chappuis of 69 Fleet Street, London with "Spencer Culbertson, Mother's half-brother" written on back. He appears to be about 40 years old.
    • He latterly lived at 5 Bishopsgate Street, London and was a corn broker who worked at 9 Pitt Street, Campden Hill at the time of his death.
    • Died intestate at 40 Threadneedle Street, London the "Baltic" club. Letters of Administration were granted to a creditor Francis Etherington Baker of 14 Graham Road, Dalston. His widow, brothers & sisters had renounced the Letters of Administration.
    • An inquest was held on 21st April 1894 at the City Mortuary, Golden Lane, in the parish of St Giles, Cripplegate and Broad Street Ward before Coroner Samuel Frederick Langham. (Copy held) Roberts' body had been found at 5.20 pm in a closet in the lavatory on Monday 23rd. Dr Nicholson of 54 New Broad Street was called and pronounced life extinct some 4 or 5 hours previously. (Copy letter from the Ward Beadle Mr H Blunsum held). Copy of two pages of notes made by Mr Langham also held, but are very difficult to read. They show the notes made on what each of the five witnesses testified. The witnesses stated:- John Culbertson, 49 Eastcheap 49 Eastcheap crossed out and written over with St Mary Cray, Kent, Secretary to London Produce Clearing House has sworn and ... that deceased Robert Spencer Culbertson was my brother he worked at 9 Pitt Street Campden Hill ... Corn Broker and was 49 years of age- He has not been under ... ... for the last 4 months. Charles Thomas Bacon (plumber), 2 Linnell Rd, Fairfield, Upper Edmonton has sworn saith on Monday evening soon after 5 was repairing some pipes at the Baltic Coffee House Mr ... came down ... ... I was in the laundry and asked me to look into the lavatory (crossed out) closet as he had ... his ... during the day I procured a small ladder and got thro' ... closet window I saw a gentleman on the seat reclining in the corner quite still ... ...... the door open and saw deceased on the closet quite dead he was very cold - I sent for Dr who came in a few minutes and pronounced him dead I saw nothing in the closet. Henry Gorman (PC 965), City Police ... ... saith on Monday evening inst at 5.30 I was called to the ... I saw deceased apparently dead ... a little to the left. Dr was there and pronounced him dead. Thomas Rye (PS 86) both of Bishopsgate Street Station Joseph John Nicholson 42 Fel?own Road South Hampstead and New Broad Street physician and surgeon by ... saith I was sent for on Monday evening about /past 5 I found the deceased reclining on left side in closet - quite dead and had been dead 4 or 5 hours nothing ... ... ... ... for death - no marks of ... I made a ... ... I ... fully degenerated of heart lungs were very cold - stomach distended with gas - undigested food - some not properly masticated - ... organs Really I believe deceased died ... fully degenera? of ?heart. Verdict of inquest - natural death
    • 25-Sep-1984 Robert & Anna's joint graves found in St Pancras & Islington Cemetery, Finchley. Grave No. 1 4H grant No. 4616 A white cross inscribed at the base with "In memoriam, Robert Spencer Culbertson, entered into rest April 23rd 1894, aged 49 years, Jesus said I am the resurrection and the life. And Anna his wife, born 1845 - Died June 27th 1923
    • The Freeman's Journal dated 9 Feb 1870 reported the case of Culbertson v Wood. In that report it shows Robert Spenser Culbertson being born 9 Feb 1845. It also reports that Robert Culbertson married Ellen Ashlin in May 1842 whereas the certificate shows it as Apr 1842 [5]
    • CULBERTSON Robert Spencer of 5 Bishopsgate-street-within London died 23 April 1894 at 40 Threadneedle-street London Administration London 24 January to Francis Etherington Baker esquire Effects £479 12s. 9d. [6]
    Person ID I15  Culbertsons
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2017 

    Father CULBERTSON, Robert,   b. Est 1810,   d. 9 May 1862, Ballysodare, Sligo, Eire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother ASHLIN, Ellen Martha Spencer,   b. Aug 1819, Battersea, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1845, Ballysodare, Sligo, Eire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1842  Paddington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Witnesses Geo. Ashlin 68 Oxford Terrace, Mary Anne James, Emma Harvey, J???? Culbertson, Anne Ashlin
    Notes 
    • Marriage certificate shows Robert Culbertson @ 75 Connaught Terrace & Ellen Martha Ashlin @ 68 Oxford Terrace. Groom's father is David Culbertson & bride's father 1st name not shown, but witnesses were Geo. Ashlin of 68 Oxford Terrace, Mary Anne James, Emma Harvey, ? Culbertson & Anne Ashlin. Both fathers shown as merchants
    • Marriage 07-Apr-1842 by licence at St John's Church in the Parish of Paddington in the County of Middlesex. Robert Culbertson - full age, bachelor, gentleman - residence at time of marriage 75 Connaught Terrace - father David Culbertson, merchant, to Ellen Martha ASHLIN - full age, spinster - residence at time of marriage 68 Oxford Terrace - father ........ ASHLIN, merchant.
      Witnesses:- Geo ASHLIN, 68 Oxford Terrace, Mary Anne JAMES, Emma HARVEY, Jessie CULBERTSON, Anne ASHLIN.

      Neither father witnessed this marriage (both deceased?)
      Was Jessie CULBERTSON Robert's mother?
      Was Anne ASHLIN, Ellen's mother?
      Was Emma HARVEY, Ellen's sister-in-law?
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CHRISTIAN, Anna,   b. Aft 28 Jun 1845, Eire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1923, Beckenham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 77 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1869  Sligo Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Witnesses to marriage were M Cuthbert & Robert Christian
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1869 - Sligo Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Apr 1894 - 40 Threadneedle Street, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Pancras & Islington Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Robert Spencer Culbertson
    Robert Spencer Culbertson
    Photocard with handwritten annotation Spencer Culbertson Mother's half brother
    Produced by P.E. Chappuis, 69 Fleet St, London

    Documents
    Death Certificate for Robert Spencer Culbertson a cornbroker
    Death Certificate for Robert Spencer Culbertson a cornbroker
    Died 23 Apr 1894 aged 49 years at The Baltic Club, 40 Threadneedle Street, London
    Following inquest on 25 Apr 1894
    Death Certificate for Anna Culbertson
    Death Certificate for Anna Culbertson
    Died 27 Jun 1923 age 77 years, at Kent House Nursing Home, Beckenham. Widow of Robert Spencer Culbertson (Corn Broker), of 104 Kingsford Road, London W2. Annie Culbertson, sister-in-law, present, of same address.
    Marriage Record Robert Spencer Culbertson to Anna Christian
    Marriage Record Robert Spencer Culbertson to Anna Christian
    Married 8 Dec 1869 at St John's Union, Sligo
    Bridegroom's father Robert Culbertson a Gentleman
    Bride's father Robert Christian a Gentleman
    Witnesses M Cuthbert & Robert Christian
    the Freeman's Journal 11 May 1866
    the Freeman's Journal 11 May 1866
    Legal Posting — In Chancery — Advertisement to creditors etc re late Robert Culbertson's estate. Executors Agnes Culbertson, widow and Thomas Mostyn Wood, Executrix & executor on behalf of Petitioners Robert Spencer, Louisa, Agnes, John, and Ellen, Arthur and Anne Culbertson Minors by the Reverend William C. Townsend, their Guardian, ad litem
    The Morning Post 26 Apr 1894 – death announcement
    The Morning Post 26 Apr 1894 – death announcement
    CULBERTSON — On the 23rd inst., suddenly, Robert Spencer Culbertson, 9 Pitt-street, son of the late Robert Culbertson, of Sligo, aged forty-nine.
    St. Pancras Cemetery, Finchley — Grave Receipt
    St. Pancras Cemetery, Finchley — Grave Receipt
    Grave receipt for grave No. 1-4.H, for R. S. Culbertson (Uncle Spencer)
    Receipt No. 231 8 Sep 1904

    Headstones
    MI to Robert Spencer Culbertson and Anna Culbertson née Christian
    MI to Robert Spencer Culbertson and Anna Culbertson née Christian
    MI to Robert Spencer Culbertson and Anna Culbertson née Christian
    MI to Robert Spencer Culbertson and Anna Culbertson née Christian

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Photo.

    2. [S19] Grave receipt, GC.

    3. [S21] Marriage Register (Reliability: 3).
      Husband's name : Robert Spencer. Witnesses M Cuthbert and Robert Christian

    4. [S5] Death Cert, GRO (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S8] Newspaper, (Daily Telegraph) (Reliability: 2), 7 Jan 2012.

    6. [S26] National Probate Register.

    7. [S6] Marr.Cert., GRO (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S21] Marriage Register, Volume 3 page 251 (Reliability: 2), 10 Feb 2012.
      Marriage registered Apr-Jun 1842 in Kensington district of London

    9. [S6] Marr.Cert., GRO (Reliability: 3), 8 Jan 2011.
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