NameRobert Henry DEAKIN , GG Uncle
Birth15 Sep 1848, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
BaptismSt. John’s, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Death30 Dec 1930, Connecticut
FatherJohn Bickerton DEAKIN (1812-1879)
MotherElizabeth Sarah HOMER (1821-1920)
Spouses
BirthJun 1854, New York, USA
DeathAug 1920, Connecticut
BurialWalnut Grove Cemetery
FatherJohn B. PERRY (~1832-<1900)
MotherPauline ALIXE (1835-)
Marriage21 Jul 1883, Manhattan, New York
No Children
Notes for Robert Henry DEAKIN
From Pedigree of the Deakin Family, October 1859
[With details of later family members added afterwards]
In the possession of Alice Gertrude Deakin (1862 to 1946) to her grand nephew Arthur Keelinge Deakin (1917 to 1944) to his father Guy Barton Deakin (1882 to 1973) to his daughter Isabella Vera Deakin (1913 to 2005) to David Cooper.
Robert Henry Deakin
Born 15 September 1848
Baptized St. John’s, Wolverhampton
Married Church of the Strangers, 4 Winthrop Place, New York, 21 July 1883 to Lucia Victoria Perry daughter of John B. Perry of New York, U.S.A.. She died August 1920.

lived in USA
no issue

In the October to December 1848 birth index Robert Henry Deakin Wolverhampton volume 17 page 363.

In the 1851 census Ecclesiastical parish of St John, Civil parish Wolverhampton at 9? George Street.
Jno. Bickerton Deakin, head, married, age 38, Attorney at Law, born Bromsgrove Worcester.
Wife Sarah Elizabeth Deakin age 29, ?????, Worcester.
Son Bickerton H. Deakin age 6, scholar at home, born Wolverhampton.
Son Keeling A. Deakin age 5, scholar at home, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Eliz Homer Deakin age 4m, born Wolverhampton.
Son Rt. Hy. Deakin age 2, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Marcy Lucy Deakin age 1 born Wolverhampton.
4 servants 1 cook, 1 housemaid 2 nurses.

In the 1861 census Tettenhall Staffordshire, no address is given in the Hamlet of Tettenhall Wood, Tettenhall. The address before is Wood Hill Cottage and and after is Wood Villa.
Head, John Bickerton Deakin, age 48, attorney and solicitor, born Bromsgrove.
Wife Elizabeth Sarah Deakin, age 39, born Bromsgrove Worcestershire.
Daughter Elizabeth Homer Deakin, age 14, born Wolverhampton.
Son Robert Henry Deakin, age 12, scholar, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Mary Lucy Deakin, age 11, scholar, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Julia Ann Deakin, age 9, scholar, born Wolverhampton.
Son Charles Frederick Deakin, age 8, scholar, born Tettenhall. S
on John Bickerton Deakin, age 6, scholar, born Tettenhall.
Daughter Constance Marguerite? Deakin, age 9 months, born Tettenhall.
A Governess, 2 nursemaids and a housemaid.

I have a cane with the inscription on the handle:
Robert H. Deakin
July 21, 1888
[Since this would be his fifth wedding anniversary, perhaps this was an anniversary present from his wife Lucy Victoria.]

In the 1895 New Jersey State census Robert Hy Deakin and Victoria Deakin Franklin, Essex county, New Jersey.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists
Departed New York, arrived July 27, 1896 on the Norham Castle, R. H. Deakin, English, oddly it lists him as single and no occupation.

New York Passenger Lists
Departed London, England arrived New York, September 25, 1896 on the S.S. Manitoba, R. H. Deakin, age 48, insurance, U.S. citizen, born England, destination New Jersey, embarked London.

In the 1900 US census
Robert H. Deakin, born September 1848, age 51, married 17 years i.e. (about 1883), his parents were born in England, he emigrated in 1881, his occupation is Life Insurance Agt.
His wife Victoria Deakin was born in June, 1854 in New York, had no children. Her parents were born in French Canada.
They lived at Grent? Avenue, Franklin, Essex, New Jersey.
They had a border and a servant.

US City Directories Meriden, Connecticut
Robert H. Deakin, employee B. S. Co. [interesting name!] home 159 Franklin.

In the US 1910 census there is a
Robert H. Deakin age 62 (i.e. about 1848), born in England. His parents are both English. He emigrated in 1882. He is a labourer at a silver factory. He lives in Franklin Street, Meriden City, New Haven, Connecticut.
His wife’s name is Victoria age 57, been married 27 years, no children. She was born in New York. Both her parents were born in Canada and speak French.

In the 1920 US census
Robert H. Deakin, age 71, immigration date is 1887, and he became a naturalized citizen in 1895. His occupation is clerk, office silver co.
Wife Victoria Perry ,age 67, parents are listed as being born in Canada but speak English.
They live in Meriden City, New Haven, Connecticut on Merriman Street. This is a supplemental sheet filed in August 1920.

US City Directories Meriden, Connecticut
Robert H. Deakin, clerk B. S. Co. , home 33 Merriam.

In the 1930 census a possible connection is at Meriden, New Haven Connecticut, 33 Hanover Street.
Robert ? Deacon [note the spelling], age 81, boarder, widowed, born England, parents born in England, emigrated 1881, retired.
He is living with the Bartlet Family.

Us City Directories Meriden Connecticut
Robert H. Deakin died December 30, 1930, age 82

National Probate Calendar - England and Wales
Robert Henry Deakin of 33 Merrian street Meriden Connecticut U.S.A. died December 1930 Administration (with Will) (limited) Birmingham 27 August 1931 to Alice Gertrude Deakin [sister] spinster attorney of Mary Ellen Bartlett widow. Effects 3389 pounds 15 shillings
Notes for Lucia Victoria (Spouse 1)
In the 1860 census Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
John Perry, age 38, labourer, born Canada.
Polly A. Perry, age 35, born Canada. John Perry, age 15, born Canada.
Polly Ann Perry, age 15, born Canada.
Elizabeth Perry, age 13, born Canada.
Betsey A. Perry, age 11, born Canada.
Peter Perry, age 9, born Canada.
Victoria Perry, age 6, born Canada.
Rosella Perry, age 5 born Canada.
Mary Perry, age 3, born Canada.

Marriage listed in the IGI Robert Henry Deakin married Victoria Perry July 21, 1883 in Manhattan, New York, his father is John B. Deacon[incorrect] and Elizabeth Homer. Robert’s birth is listed in Wolverhampton. Her birth is listed at Whitehall, Washington, New York. Victoria’s parents are John B. Perry and Pauline Alixe.

Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index Victoria Deakin, born 1853, died 1920, age 67, Connecticut, buried Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut.
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