EDMUND Knowles BINNS  (I5240)
Surname: BINNS
Given Names: EDMUND Knowles

Gender: Male Male

Birth: December 1846 Sheffield - YKS
Death: 12 June 1901 Nottingham, Notts

Personal Facts and Details
Birth December 1846 Father34Mother32 Sheffield - YKS

Marriage 14 October 1882 (Age 35) Ada Caroline Liebert - St Peter, Sheffield, Yorks

Universal Identifier C015DA42069BB146801B5D5D034DAE7E5A5B
Death 12 June 1901 (Age 54) Nottingham, Notts

Last Change 31 July 2018 - 10:16:50 - by: binnsadmin


1851 Census son age 4
1861 Census son age 14, scholar
1871 Census unmarried son age 24, solicitor's managing articled clerk.
1871 Nov 14 London Gazette: Edmund Binns, Blake Street, Upperthorpe, Sheffield, solicitor's articled clerk is executor of Hubert Heri Sugg. The solicitor to the executors is George Edward Gee, Fig Tree Chambers, Sheffield.
1875 Jan 21 Liverpool Mercury: Trades Union Congress at Liverpool addressed by Mr Binns, solicitor, of Sheffield in reference to the Masters and Servants Act. He objected to cases under the Act being brought before magistrates who were employers.
1875 Nov 18 Leeds Mercury: Mr E Knowles Binns raising important issues in Sheffield County Court in connection with the reimbursement of solicitors
1876 Mar 17 London Gazette: E K Binns, Fig Tree Chambers, Sheffield, solicitor for Richard Maxted Fagg, grocer, suing for liquidation. Meeting at offices of Mr George Edward Gee, solicitor, Fig Tree Chambers, Sheffield.
1876 Apr 28 London Gazette: as above but bankrupt is Amos Mason, joiner and builder.
1876 May 17 Birmingham Daily Post: At Sheffield, Mr E K Binns, solicitor summoned by Mr William Henry Parkin for threatening behaviour. Mr Binns lives with his mother in Walkley. Complainant had been denied access to the back of a house he had been employed to paint. He had let himself down from the roof in a cage. Binns had threatened to shoot him. Case dismissed.
1876 Jun 2 London Gazette: E K Binns, Fig Tree Chambers, Sheffield, solicitor for Edward Inman, steel smelter suing for liquidation. Meeting at offices of Mr George Edward Gee, solicitor, Fig Tree Chambers, Sheffield.
1876 Dec 19 London Gazette: As above bankrupt is Richard Barber, grocer
1877 Apr 6 London Gazette: Edmund Knowles Binns, Fig Tree Chambers, Fig Tree Lane, Sheffield, solicitor for administator of Thomas Hill, beerhouse keeper, who died intestate. .
1878 Mar 22 Leeds Mercury: Long and detailed account of proceedings at Royal Court of Justice in which Edmund Knowles Binns attempted to prevent himself from being struck off for sending a threatening letter to a Mr Bethell who was a defendant in an action by a Mr Hellewell who was represented by Binns. Referred for further judgement
1878 Apr 20 Manchester Times: Scene in a Lawyers Office; Charles Walker was charged with having committed wilful damage in the office of Mr E Knowles Binns, solicitor, of Sheffield.
1878 Will of Uncle Thomas gives address as Fig Tree Chambers, Sheffield
1878 Sep 10 London Gazette: Edmund Knowles Binns solicitor with offices at Fig Tree Chambers, 23 Fig Tree Lane, Sheffield, for bankrupt William Walker, builder and contractor [N B Mr Gee has gone]
1878 Sep 20 The Times; Partnership wanted; a mechanical engineer who can command capital to join a gentleman having a small works and machinery in the centre of the town of Sheffield. E. K. Binns, 216 Heavygate Rd., Sheffield.
1879 White's Directory listed as solicitor of Fig Tree Chambers, home address at 216 Heavygate Walkley.
1880 Feb 3 The Times: Mr Knowles Binns seconds a motion at Sheffield Conservative Club. Proposed a vote of appreciation at the inaugural meeting of Sheffield Conservative Club.
1880 Mar 8 Sheffield Daily Telgraph: Inaugural meeting of Sheffield Junior Conservative Association.
1880 May 3 Sheffield Independent: Resignation of Mr E Knowles Binns from the Sheffield Junior Conservative Association of which he was the founder and first president
1880 Jul 17. Sheffield and Rotherham Independent report of consecration of Walkley Church Cemetery was attended by Mr. E. Knowles Binns.
1880 Oct 6 At Brewers Sessions acted on behalf of Sheffield Wine and Beer Trades Association in applying for 8 new wine licences, only one was granted.
> > 1881 Census. Age 34. Living in 216 Heavy Gate Road, Nether Hallam, YKS. Occupation - Solicitor. Bindex Origin Code N8020.
1882 Oct 14 Daily News: Marriage on 11th at the parish church of St Peter at Sheffield, E K Binns Esq., solicitor of Sheffield to Ada Caroline, daughter of the late A Liebert Esq., of Swinton Hall, Swinton, Lancs
1882 Nov 18 Sheffield Independent: Paid for letter to ratepayers regarding election to school board. Edmund Knowles Binns, 10 Westbourne Road East.
1882 November Local Register that both EK Binns and Mrs Ada C Binns stood for election to the School Board.They failed to get
elected, coming 24th and 26th respectively out of 27 candidates (the top 15 being elected).
1883 Mar 16 Stamford Mercury: Auction at Welton, near Lincoln, details from Mr E Knowles Binns, solicitor, Fig Tree Chambers, Sheffield
1884 Oct 25 Sheffield Daily Telegraph: Edmund Knowles Binns, solicitor, The Rosary, 3 Montgomery Road, Sharrow nominated for St Philips Ward in municipal elections
1884 Nov 4 Sheffield Daily Telegraph: To be let on 1 Dec, offices at 54 Bank Street, next to the County Court, now occupied by E Knowles Binns, solicitor.
1884 November stood for election to the council and failed again.
1885 Jul 9 Northern Echo: Death on 6 July at Walkley, Ellen, widow of the late James Binns, civil engineer, sister of the late Thomas Binns of Essex Street, and mother of E Knowles Binns, solicitor.
1885 Dec 18 London Standard: At Bow Street successfully defended Henry Harcourt against a charge of attemoting to influence and corrupt a jury
1887 Subscriber to Parish Registers of Kirkburton Vol I, printed in Exeter by William Pollard and Co: Binns, Edmund Knowles, F.G.S., F.R.G.S., 57, Trinity Square, London S.E
1887 Jul 5 Sheffield Independent: Builing plots for sale at Millhouses, details from Mr E Knowles Binns, Hoole's Chambers, 47 Bank Street, Sheffield.
1887 Jul 14 Sheffield Independent: In court acting for the defence
1890 Will of deceased wife gives address as 559 Queen's Road, Sheffield
1891 Census widowed boarder at 46 Howard Street, age 44, solicitor
1901 Jun 6 Hucknall Morning Star: MAN FOUND UNCONSCIOUS AT PAPPLEWICK; On Sunday afternoon the Papplewick constable found a man lying on the turnpike road in an almost unconscious condition. P.C. Turton brought the man to Dr. Saunders, of Hucknall, and admittance sought to the Basford Workhouse. Here he was medically and otherwise attended to, and on enquiries being made it was found that he hailed from Sheffield. The man, whose name was discovered to be Binns, and had a card in his possession showing that he had belonged to Ecclesall Workhouse, never rallied from his exhausted state, and died a day or two following his admittance to Basford. It is said that the man once held an influential position in Sheffield, but had been Brought down low in the world, and gained a livelihood as best he could. He had on him a card, 'Blind,' but the doctor at the institution, on examining the man, found that his eyesight was perfectly good.
1901 Jun 9 Admission to Basford Union Workhouse as an emergency by the police; roman catholic, born 1847, number 120 attached to his clothes
1901 Jun 12 Basford Union Workhouse; discharged dead
1901 Jun Q Death registered in Nottingham, age 54
1901 Jun 18 Sheffield Daily Telegraph: A strange career comes to a close in the death of Edmund Knowles Binns. A familiar figure some one-and-thirty years ago, as a solicitor's clerk in the Sheffield Police Courts, he in due season practised there on methods which speedily brought him the notoriety inevitable in such circumstances. But they were not methods calculated to be permanently beneficial to everybody, not even to himself. He had popularity, of a sort, sufficient to get himself returned as a Town Councillor, and also, in the very irony of fate, as a member of one of the local Boards of Guardians, while in his later years he was an inmate of the workhouse of the other! Although his qualities were not of the kind which could have brought him to the front, or kept him there, he had abilities which might have secured him the " competence" which he was frequently heard to talk about, and after his prospects were clouded by incidents such as that which led him into matrimony, he had still faith in himself to believe that what he had failed to obtain by the law he could secure on the turf. There, however, he found—both in France and in England—wits sharper than his own. Penniless, and with every prospect blighted, he sought refuge in Ecelesall Workhouse, where he often took occasion to remind the Guardians and officials that he was still somebody, and " learned in the law." The whole story is a very sad one—as sad in the life which had to be lived in the closing years as in the last scene of all. Getting leave of absence on Whit-Monday, he never returned. Nothing was heard of him until last Sunday afternoon, when he was found, face downwards, in a semiconscious condition, on the highway at Papplewick. He died at Basford Workhouse, where he had on him a card, bearing his name, and he told the master "he had no friends, and was a solicitor's clerk " Could there be a more pitiable end to a pitiable life than this?

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Marriage: June 1839 -- Rotherham
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Family with Ada Caroline Liebert - [View Family (F3460)]
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Marriage: 14 October 1882 -- St Peter