Category Archives: Charlotte Robinson

The Wrong Name

I have to make a correction to the name of one of my family ancestors. It has come to my attention that Charlotte Robinson, the wife of John Dinnis, is in fact Charlotte Sampson. Which explains why I haven’t been … Continue reading

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Visiting The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton

During an online search I discovered there is a tour of the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton on the first Friday evening of every month. I was so excited about this because it is the hotel where John Dinnis and … Continue reading

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside – Ship Street

Here are some photographs taken in Ship Street and of the seafront at Brighton. The Old Ship Hotel is where John Dinnis lived and worked as a Cook and Publican, with his wife Charlotte Robinson and children Catherine Ann, John Henry, … Continue reading

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Middle Street School continued …

In the last post we looked at a couple of famous pupils of the school at the time the Dinnis family would have lived in Middle Street. In this post we shall look at the everyday life of the school. … Continue reading

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Middle Street in photographs

So, here is Middle Street. It’s where my great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother lived. John Dinnis worked first as a servant, then as a cook. They had five children here: Catherine Ann, John Henry, Fanny, Harry and Charlotte Harriet.

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The Life and Times of Fanny Dinnis 1846 – 1927

Fanny Dinnis was my great-grand aunt, the sister of my great-grandfather, George Dinnis. Their parents were John Dinnis and Charlotte Robinson. Fanny was born in Brighton in 1846 and baptised at The Chapel Royal in North Street. At that time the family … Continue reading

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A Saturday Stroll in September

I took a stroll through my home town. It doesn’t matter when because in my mind it was the 1840s and I was wandering along beside my descendents in the street where they were born, lived and worked. Middle Street is situated in the … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Catherine Ann Dinnis 1837-1918

Catherine Ann Dinnis was the first child born to my great great grandfather, John Dinnis and his wife Charlotte (Robinson). She was born in Brighton, christened at St Nicholas Church and spent her first few years living in Middle Street, where her … Continue reading

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The Packet Inn (part one)

The Packet Inn was located in Steine Street, near the bottom of St James’ Street in Brighton. This is very close to the seafront and is about three doors down from The Queens Head – where my great great grandfather John Dinnis lived and … Continue reading

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I’m British – Let’s Talk About the Weather

In Britain we talk about the weather. A lot.  At the moment we’re enjoying a hot summer with some showers.  Back in the summer of 1850 when John and Charlotte Dinnis lived in Brighton with their young family I think they would … Continue reading

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