NameRobert Browning KEELING
Birth13 Mar 1871, Somerford Brewood, Stafford, England 
Baptism9 Nov 1873, St. Mary, Brewood, Staffordshire
Death20 Jan 1938, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
FatherFrederick Joseph KEELING (~1827-1911)
MotherLucy BROWNING (~1833-1898)
Spouses
Birth6 Sep 1884, St. Devereux, Herefordshire
Death18 Sep 1961
FatherCharles Frederick DEAKIN (1853-1935)
MotherMary Louisa WEBSTER (1854-1948)
Marriage1 Dec 1910
ChildrenLucy Mary (1911-2003)
 Dorothy Edith (1913-1983)
 Sheila Helen (1918-2012)
Notes for Robert Browning KEELING
In the April to June 1871 birth index, Penkridge district, Staffordshire, volume 6b page 457, Robert Browning Keeling.

In the England Select Births and Christenings
Robert Browning Keeling, baptism November 9, 1873, Saint Mary, Brewood, Staffordshire, father Frederick Joseph Keeling, mother Lucy

In the 1871 census Brewood, Staffordshire, Lowerford Rd.
Frederick J. Keeling, head, age 44, Miller & Farmer employing 6 men, 2 boys and 5 women, born Penkridge.
Wife Lucy Keeling, age 38.
Daughter Clara H. Keeling, age 6.
Daughter Florence A. Keeling, age 5.
Daughter Emily A. Keeling, age 3.
Son Albert G. Keeling, age 1.
Baby son, under 1 month. [would be Robert Browning Keeling]
All the children are born in Brewood.
Plus a cook, housemaid,, nurse and monthly nurse.

In the 1881 census civil parish of Brewood, Staffordshire, Park Farm, registration district of Cannock.
Head Frederick Joseph Keeling, married, age 54, Farmer of 546 acres, employing 9 men, 3 boys and 4 women, born Congreve, Staffordshire.
Wife Lucy Keeling, age 46, born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.
Daughter Fanny Beth Keeling, unmarried, age 2, born Somerford Brewood, Staffordshire.
Daughter Emily Agnes Keeling, age 13, scholar, born Somerford Brewood.
Son Albert Gerald Keeling, age 11, scholar, born Somerford Brewood.
Son Robert Browning Keeling, age 10, born Somerford Brewood.
Son Thomas Harold Keeling, age 7, born Somerford Brewood.
1 servant.

In the 1891 census, civil parish of Stretford, Lancashire, registration district Barton Upon Irwell, sub district Stretford, at 130 Chorlton R.
Robert B. Keeling, single, border, age 20, mechanic, employed, born Breedwood?, Stafford.
His brother Gerald Keeling, border, single, Civil Engineer, employed, born at the same place.

Moved to Canada 1909, returned to England 1929

In the 1911 Canadian census Portage La Prairie Township 13,14 -15 W1.
Robert Keeling, born March 1871, age 40, emigrated 1910, born in England, farmer.
Wife Mary Keeling born March 1886, age 26. [Note 1886 doesn’t match with her age, must be 1884]

In the 1916 Canadian census Neepawa, Manitoba 14-15 West of the 1st Meridian, Langford Municipality.
Head Robert B. Keeling, age 45, born England, Anglican, immigration 1911, farmer.
Wife Mary Keeling, age 31, born England, Anglican, immigration 1908.
Daughter Lucy M. Keeling, age 4, born Manitoba.
Daughter Dorothy Keeling, age 2, born Manitoba. 1 lodger.

In the 1921 Canadian Census 18-14-15 West of the first Meridian, Langford Municipality, Neepawa, Manitoba
Head Robert Keeling, age 50, born England, parents born in England, immigration 1911, farmer
Wife Mary Keeling, age 37, born England, parents born in England, immigration 1908
Daughter Lucy Mary Keeling, age 9, born Manitoba
Daughter Dorothy Edith Keeling, age 7, born Manitoba
Daughter Helia [as it looks] Helen Keeling, age 3, born Manitoba
Lodger Edith Barber, single, age 21, born England

UK Incoming passenger lists
Departed Montreal arrived Liverpool November 27 1925 on the Montclare Robert B. Keeling, age 54, farmer, proposed address. Penkridge, Staffordshire, cabin class, country of last permanent residence Canada.

UK incoming passenger Lists
Departure St John, New Brunswick, arrive Liverpool April 20, 1929 on the Duchess of Bedford, Canadian Pacific Steamship Line.
Tourist Third Cabin
Robert Keeling, proposed address Penkridge, Staffs, farmer, age 58, residence Canada,
Lucy Keeling, age 45, housewife,
Lucy Keeling age 15, student,
Dorothy Keeling age 14, student,
Sheila Keeling, age 9 student.

In the January to March 1938 death index Robert B. Keeling, age 65, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, volume 6a, page 839.

National Probate Calendar
Robert Browning Keeling of Trehearne Meole Brace Shrewsbury died January 20 1939 Administration (with Will) Shrewsbury 21 March 1938 to Mary Wilhelmina Keeling widow. Effects 12707 pounds 14 shillings 2 pence.
Notes for Mary Wilhelmina (Spouse 1)
In the October to December 1884 birth index, Mary Wilhelmina Deakin, Hereford, volume 6a, page 500.

In the 1891 census “The Birches”, Hampton Charles, parish of Thornbury, registration district Bromyard, Herefordshire.
Head Charles F. Deakin, age 36, farmer, employer, born Tettenhall, Staffordshire.
Wife Mary L. Deakin, age 35, born Baglay, Salop.
Son Robert F. Deakin, age 9, born Lugwardine, Hereford.
Son Charles K. Deakin, age 8, born St. Devereux, Hereford.
Son Guy B. Deakin, age 8, born St. Devereux.
Daughter Mary W. Deakin, age 6, born St. Devereux.
Daughter Elsie Deakin, age 5, born St. Devereux.
Son George F. Deakin, age 3, born Hampton Charles, Hereford.
Son Bickerton A. Deakin, age 1, born Hampton Charles.
Daughter Dorothy V. Deakin, age 10 months, born Hampton Charles.
Brother George R. Deakin, single, age 25, rancher, employer, born Tettenhall.
Visitor Francis D. Collins, age 6, born Huntington, Hereford.
3 servants including an agricultural labourer and 2 domestic servants.

In the 1901 census Mary W. Deakin, age 16, born Hereford attending Dr. Williams school in Brithdir and Islawrdref civil parish, St Mary the Virgin ecclesiastical parish, Merionethshire, Wales, Dolgelly district, Barmouth sub district. Her sister Elsie W. Deakin is also attending
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