October 30, 2001 (From UOVGEN, with permission of Jim Robinson) Thank you Elaine. I'm going to check those films to see if I've missed one or more myself. This genealogy research can be tricky. My immigrant Robinson ancestor was William (1818-1892) who came from Ireland sometime before 1851, and married Margaret Ryan. I've been unable to find anything on these two - except some oral tradition which has them from County Mayo. They lived very near a John Robinson in Torbolton Township, just 2 miles east of Fitzroy Harbour. William is recorded as Catholic, but I suspect was originally Protestant, and related to his neighbour John who was Protestant from Swanlinbar, County Cavan. John had relatives in Marlborough Township in Carleton County, all from County Cavan, the first one who came to Canada was James who worked on the Rideau Canal in 1827. Have lots of Robinson info, but I'm still fairly clueless on my grgrgrandfather William Robinson of Torbolton Twp. Jim Robinson
At St. Michael's RC Church, Huntley Township: Births: Dolan, James, son of Dolan, John and Power, Betsy was born on 2/24/1850 GodParents were: Robinson, William & Dolan, Margaret (Dolans from Fitzroy? ... Al) Twins: Nagle, James Joseph, s/o Nagle, James and Cavanagh, Mary Anne born 4/3/1870 GodParents: Nagle, Michael & Robinson, Margaret (Nagles were Peter Robinson Settlers) and Nagle, Josephine, d/o Nagle, James and Cavanagh, Anne was born 4/4/1870 GodParents were: Nagle, Michael & Robinson, Margaret Robertson, Marg. Anne (Robinson), d/o Robertson, George and Ryan, Mary was born 4/17/1870 GodParents were: McDermott, John & Robinson, Eliza Marriage: McDermott, Peter, son of McDermot, Michael and McGill, Mary, farmer of Goulbourn Township married 1/18/1871 Robinson, Eliza Robinson, d/o Robinson, Edward & Sheehan, Anne Witnesses: McDermott, James and Robinson, Margaret (cousin of groom /sister of bride) Note: Somebody in this party (unclear who) was from Ramsay Township Moore, Patrick, s/o Moore, Nicholas and O'Connell, Mary married on 5/13/1866 O'Malley, Ellen d/o O'Malley, Patrick & Peyton, Catherine (Note: This is Patrick Maley and Catherine Patten) Witnesses: O'Malley, James - brother of bride, and Robinson, Eliz. See also more info from Jim and Elaine Brown. and also a Margaret Robinson connected to the "Mayor of Tipperary"s family.
November 5, 2001 Here's an interesting item from the 1852 Nepean Census: A Richard Robinson, aged 34, born in Ireland, Church of England was married to Bridget (surname not given) who was a 37 year old Roman Catholic who also had been born in Ireland. Their daughter Elizabeth age 7 is listed as Roman Catholic.
January 11, 2002 Hi Jim, I am researching my grgrandfather James A.(for Archibald I think) Robinson born Mar.20,1838 "in Pearces (Pierce's) Corners near Ottawa?" and was interested in your comment about James Robinson being the first to come to Canada and working on the Rideau Canal in 1827. He may have been related or even his father because I have my grgrgrandfather's name as being James Keith Archibald Robinson. James A. Robinson married Ellen Hanna(or Hannah) born June 1839 and moved to the Parry Sound District in about 1870. Do you have any more information about James Robinson, such as children, or can you tell me where you got your information? Anything would be good! Thanks, Ron Dobson
September 3, 2015: Was just reading your correspondence on "Bytown or Bust" in 2001-2002. I am also looking for information on my 3 x grandfather. I just started on Ancestry.ca a few weeks ago. My grandfather was Thomas Patrick Robinson - his father was Patrick Robinson whose father was William Robinson. It’s been a great many years since you were looking, hopefully you have found something. Please get back to me. I look forward to hearing from any of you. Thanks Diann Robinson
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