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Robert Ferguson Strong               1851-1931
Robert was born in 1851, the son of George Strong and Agnes Ferguson, a timber merchant, in Sunderland, County Durham. He resided on Blandford Street in Bishopwearmouth at the time of his marriage.
              (1st Wife)
Mary Ann Thompson                   1851-
Mary Ann Thompson was born on 19 May 1851, the daughter of John Thompson and Harriet Johnson, of Monkwearmouth.
She was 22 years old when she married Robert Ferguson Strong on 10 December 1873, at the Bedes parish church, in County Durham.
I have found the following children:
Robert with son Robert
  John George Born abt 1874   Sunderland Married Ada Mary Kirk
Amy Born abt 1877   Sunderland
Stanley Born abt 1881   Tottenham, Middlesex Died at Sea
Harriet Born 5 Feb 1883   Tottenham, Middlesex Married Alfred Sydney-Wilmot
Agnes "Sis" Born abt 1885   Tottenham, Middlesex Remained a Spinster
Florence "Flo" Born abt 1886   Tottenham, Middlesex Married Bill Lawson
Robert Fergusson Born 5 Feb 1889   South Hornsey Married Eva Gladys Stevens

Birth of Parents
Robert Ferguson Strong b: 1851                 Sunderland, County Durham
son of George Strong and Agnes Ferguson, Timber Merchant   1851 2Q Sunderland 24 359

Mary Ann Thompson b: 19 May 1851  c: 1 Jun 1851  St. Peters, Monkwearmouth, County Durham
daughter of John and Harriet Thompson, Church Street, Shipwright  1851 2Q Sunderland 24 406

1871 Census RG10-4999 3 April 1871 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
5 Alexander Terrace
George Strong
Agnes (Wife)
George
Robert F.
Jane
Mary A.
Age 50
Age 55
Age 22
Age 20
Age 17
Age 13
Timber Merchant

House Builder
Timber Merchant's Clerk

Scholar
Carlisle

Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Cumberland
Scotland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
abt 1820
abt 1815
abt 1848
abt 1851
abt 1853
abt 1857

Marriage
10 Dec 1873
Robert Ferguson Strong (22)
Mary Ann Thompson (22)
Bede's Parish Church, Sunderland District, County Durham
Timber Merchant, son of George Strong, Blandford St., Bishopwearmouth
daughter of John Thompson, Shipowner, Dock Street East
Wit: John Thompson, John Thompson, Sarah Thompson,
Margaret Jane Thompson, Mary Ann Strong   1873 4Q Sunderland 10a 1012
Children
John George Strong b: abt 1874       Sunderland, County Durham      1874 4Q Sunderland 10a 673
son of Robert Ferguson Strong and Mary Ann Thompson
Amy Strong b: abt 1877       Sunderland, County Durham      1877 4Q Sunderland 10a 655
daughter of Robert Ferguson Strong and Mary Ann Thompson

Sunderland Dailey Echo & Shipping Gazette, 18 Jan 1878
          Sunderland Bankruptcy Court, Yesterday
  Before E. J. Meynall, Esq., Judge, ---- In Re Robert Ferguson Strong, timber merchant. The public examination of the bankrupt took place, Mr. Lodge (Leeds), appearing for the petitioning creditor, and Mr. H. Ritson for the trustee. The bankrupt was examined at some length as to business transactions, especially as to certain securities held by his bankers. The case was adjourned to enable him to file a petition again.

In Re George Strong, timber merchant. This was a motion to obtain possession of a house in the occupation of the bankrupt in Grace-terrace. Mr. Blakey appeared for the owner of the house; Mr. Ritson for the debtor. The motion was adjourned, to allow of copies of certain affidavits being obtained.

Stanley Strong b: abt 1881    London, Tottenham, Middlesex     1881 1Q Edmonton 3a 289
son of Robert Ferguson Strong and Mary Ann Thompson

1881 Census RG11-1383 4 April 1881 Tottenham, Middlesex
8 Ipplepeen Road
Robert F. Strong
Mary Ann (Wife)
John G.
Amy
Stanley
Age 30
Age 29
Age 6
Age 3
Age 2 Mo.'s
Surveyor
 
Scholar
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Middlesex
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Tottenham
abt 1851
19 May 1851
abt 1874
abt 1877
abt 1881

Harriet Strong b: 5 Feb 1883       London, Tottenham, Middlesex     1883 1Q Edmonton 3a 323
daughter of Robert Ferguson Strong and Mary Ann Thompson, 7 Westerfield Road
Agnes Strong b: abt 1885    London, Tottenham, Middlesex         1885 1Q Edmonton 3a 291
daughter of Robert Ferguson Strong and Mary Ann Thompson
Florence Strong b: abt 1886    London, Tottenham, Middlesex         1886 4Q Edmonton 3a 321
daughter of Robert Ferguson Strong and Mary Ann Thompson
Robert Fergusson Strong b: Feb 5 1889       London, Hornsey, Middlesex      1889 1Q Edmonton 3a 289
son of Robert Ferguson Strong and Mary Ann Thompson, 68 Lucons Road, South Hornsey

1891 Census RG12-4151 6 April 1891 Fulwell, County Durham
4 Viewforth Terrace
Mary A. Strong (Head)(M)
Amy
Harriet
Stanley
Agnes
Florence
Robert F.
Plus 1 Servant
Age 39
Age 13
Age 9
Age 11
Age 7
Age 5
Age 2
Living on own means Durham
London
London
London
London
London
London
Sunderland
Tottenham
Tottenham
Tottenham
Tottenham
Tottenham
Hornsey
19 May 1851
abt 1877
5 Feb 1883
abt 1881
abt 1885
abt 1886
5 Feb 1889

SUNDERLAND DAILY ECHO, MONDAY, JUNE 22, 1891
ALLEGED DESERTION BY A LOCAL GENTLEMAN
SINGULAR STATEMENTS
  At the Sunderland Petty Sessions on Saturday, before Mr. James Laing (chairman) and Col. C. J. Briggs, Robert F. Strong was charged at the instance of the Board of Guardians with neglecting to maintain his wife and family, whereby they had become chargeable to the Union. The defendant, who had been apprehended by Mr. James Wilson, relieving officer, on a warrant, was very respectably dressed, as was also his wife. Strong is stated too have been formerly a timber merchant in the town, but at present clerk and agent to the son of Mr. Justice Wills. His wife is a daughter of Mr. John Thompson, a retired shipbuilder. Mr. L. S. Iliff prosecuted on behalf of the board of Guardians, and Mr. A. T. Crow defended.
Read Transcript of day in court

1901 Census RG13-94 1 Apr 1901 Westminster, London
1 Vincent Square
Robert F. Strong (Widr)
Robert F.
Age 50
Age 12
??? Bishopwearmouth
Hornsey
Durham
Middlesex
abt 1851
5 Feb 1889
The above are Boarders with another family. I cannot read their name.

1911 Census RG14-10 3 April 1911 St. Pancras, London
Rowton Lodging House, Arlington Road, Camden Town
Robert Strong Age 60 Civil Engineer Wearmouth Durham abt 1851

Death
Mary Ann (Thompson) Strong No Data



Amelia Eliza Anstead                           1874-               (2nd Wife)
Amelia was born about 1874, the daughter of George Anstead and Louisa Cooper, at Marylebone, Middlesex.
There were no children children.

Birth of New Wife
Amelia Eliza Anstead b: abt 1874         London       1874 4Q Marylebone 1a 566
daughter of George Anstead and Louisa Cooper

1911 Census RG14-465 3 April 1911 Paddington, London
55 Saltram Creescent, Maida Hill   (4 Rooms)
Louisa Anstead (Widow)
Amelia Eliza
Beatrice Susan
George Arthur
Amy Honor
Ernest Alfred
Age 56
Age 36
Age 23
Age 21
Age 19
Age 17

Cashier
Cashier
Mahers Round Man
Embroideress
Clerk
Marylebone
Marylebone
Marylebone
Marylebone
Marylebone
Marylebone
Middlesex
Middlesex
Middlesex
Middlesex
Middlesex
Middlesex
abt 1844
abt 1874
abt 1877
abt 1879
abt 1881
abt 1883
Louisa had eight children, all still alive.

Marriage
24 Jun 1915
Robert Ferguson Strong
Amelia Eliza Anstead
The Parish Church, St. James, Westminster, London
64, Widower, Civil Engineer, Regent Palace Hotel, George Strong (Dec), Timber Merchant
40, Spinster, 53 Harvist Road, West Kilburn, George Nathaniel Anstead (Dec), Boot Merchant Wit: Albert Frank Davis & Lydia Rose Davis,
See the Marriage Certificate

Death
Robert Ferguson Strong Died abt 1931, Age 80,       1931 2Q St Geo H Sq 1a 500

Death
Amelia Eliza (Anstead) Strong No Data

Florence Agnes
Florence and Agnes Strong Perth, Australia, 21 May 1961


SPECIAL THANKS  to Julianne Pearce of Christchurch, New Zealand, a descendants of Robert Ferguson Strong (1889-1967), for the photo of Robert.