William was born abt1870 at Jarrow, Co. Durham, to parents John Atkinson Robson, an iron founder (1891), and Mary Elizabeth Winlow.
The 1891 census return records William as a book-keeper’s clerk.
He married Jane Learmouth (b1868) in early 1896 at Sunderland, Co. Durham. Census returns and birth records identify seven children.
- Malcolm Learmouth (1895-1991) – Education Department clerk in Halifax (1939)
- Elizabeth Mary (b1899)
- Nora (b1900)
- Hilda (1905-1905)
- William John (b abt1906)
- Henry Price (1907-1980)
- Frederick Charles (1908-1982) – a textile dyer (forman) (1939)
I have not been able to identify William records post 1911.
- 1894 Brampton
- 1898 Biggleswade
- 1900 Clapton
- 1902 Leicester
- 1904 Keighley
- 1909 Bingley
- 1913 Halifax
- 1917 Belper
- 1920 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers