Robert Abel

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 27/03/2020
© Christine Gambles

Robert Abel




Robert was born in Dorchester Somerset c1806. He married Matilda Shipley (born c1813 Belper Derbyshire) in 1832.

Marriage details:

Place: Chapelry of Burnley Lancashire

Date: 16th October 1832

Groom: Robert Abel, Bachelor, Occupation, Blacksmith/Farrier 15th Kings Hussars of Haberham Eaves Lancashire

Bride: Matilda Shipley, Spinster, of Burnley Chapelry


By 1841 Robert & Matilda had moved to Newbury they were living in the parish of St Nicolas (White Hart) Robert was working as a Blacksmith.

The 1851 census records Robert as a Publican living with his wife Matilda in Pound Street Newbury.

 Robert died aged 48 in 1854 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 31st July.


Christine Gambles – 21st March 2020

Sources:as above

Website designed and maintained by Paul Thompson on behalf of the Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery.

Administrator Login