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Other Robinson Speculation

A John Robinson (farmer) shows up in the HUTCHINSON'S NOVA SCOTIA DIRECTORY 1864-1865 CUMBERLAND COUNTY HEAD OF AMHERST along side Marchant Robinson
There is a Thomas Robinson listed Cumberland County, N.S., Canada List of Town Officers Amherst 1789 under "Surveyors of Highways" and "Cullers of Fish and as Surveyors of Lumber" and in Cumberland County, N.S., Canada List of Town Officers 1792  as Surveyors of Highways

Index to 1791 Census (Poll Tax) Robinson Ths.  1791 - Amherst P Tax from  Return of the Number of Inhabitants in the Different Districts of the County of Cumberland, Distinguishing the Heads of Family, those below and of Age - of Each Sex." From the TOWNSHIP OF AMHERST 1791-1795 Capitation and Assessment Tax Rolls

Head of Family Under Age Of Age
Persons Names M F M F M F
Ths. Robinson 1 2
Roger Robinson 1 2 2 1

                                                            

A Thomas Robinson married a Nancy Chapman d/o William CHAPMAN and Mary IBBITSON (Ann CHAPMAN (Nancy) christened 23 Apr 1771 in Hawnby, North Riding, North Yorkshire, England. She died 2 Aug 1848 in Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada and was buried in Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.)

 

 

There is mention of a Sir Thomas  Robinson in Nova Scotia between 1775 and 1784 in Nova Scotia

 

 

In his will, White Loyalist Thomas Robinson (1787) gave his son Thomas 500 pounds in cash, his watch chain, gold seal, silver spectacles and case, and his "negro boy Manuel and the bed and furniture he slept on." (Kings' Bounty, Marion Robertson, p.94) - Nova Scotia

 

From OXFORD JOURNAL NEWS Oxford, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia

Circa 1791

Yorkshire grants of River Philip, consisting of 25,500 acre lots, numbered one to 25 inclusive, being a total area of 12,500 acres. Lot No. 1, John Johnston; 2, William Wells; 3, Michael Taylor; 4, George Taylor; 5, Matthew Johnson; 6, George Bulmer; 7, John Chapman; 8, Valentine Wood; 9, Robert Donkin; 10, William Donkin; 11, Thomas Black; 12, Richard Black; 13, Roger Robinson; 14, John Black; 15, Thomas Carter; 16, Henry Ripley; 17, Robert Ripley; 18, William Donkin Sr.; 19, George Oxley Sr.; 20, George Oxley Jr.; 21, William Morrell; 22, John Atkins; 23, Hance Baker; 24, John Black; 25, Thomas Atkins.

 

Chignecto Isthmus; First Settlers by Howard Trueman circa 1902
ROBINSON. The Robinsons were an English family that settled in Cornwallis, N.S., about 1780. Edmund Robinson, a son, removed to Parrsboro'. His wife was Miss Rand, a relative of the Rev. Silas Rand, the Micmac missionary. John Robinson of Point de Bute is a grandson of Edmund Robinson.

more Edmond Robinson notes from Robinson Researcher Heather Robinson, this page is also getting a little cluttered 8o) - Bruce  more Rand notes    more Marchant notes    

Edmund ROBINSON 
Sex: M

Marriage's:
Spouse: Mary Marchant RAND
Marriage: 25 Apr 1813
Baptist, Cornwallis Twp, Kings, Nova Scotia
Above was found in the LDS Archives, sourced below - Bruce
item 1 Township and church records : 1720-1920  Cornwallis Township (Nova Scotia). Town Clerk
 
Item 2 Marriage records, 1820-1821  Cumberland County (Nova Scotia). Clerk of the Peace
 
Item 3 Notitia parochialis of Trinity Parish, Digby, Nova Scotia  Church of England in Canada. Trinity Church (Digby,  Nova Scotia)

 

Index to 1791 Census (Poll Tax) Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
Robinson Roger 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Robinson Ths.  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Halifax County, Nova Scotia 1827 Census Settlement of Preston
ROBINSON John (N) 3 2 0 0 05 Agriculture Presbyterian 0 0 0 Halifax Preston
ROBINSON Thomas 2 2 0 0 04 Agriculture Church of England 0 1 0 Halifax Preston

Miscellaneous British Soldiers Discharged at Shelburne or Halifax Between the Years 1783 and 1791

Robinson

John

22 Jan 1791

Halifax

Robinson

Thomas

6 Jan 1791

Halifax

Robinson immigration:

Thomas and William or the Prince George arrived at Halifax from Scarborough, Yorkshire on May 14/16, 1774.
Surname Given Age Occ/Other Spouse Father Mother
Robinson Edward ** ** ** ** **
Robinson Hannah ** ** ** ** **
Robinson John 28 butcher ** ** **
Robinson John 40 farmer ** ** **
Robinson John 41 farmer ** ** **
Robinson John ** ** ** ** **
Robinson Jona ** ** ** ** **
Robinson Mary ** ** ** ** **
Robinson Mary ** ** John ** **

 

From the Jenny passenger list

 

Ship: Jenny Date: 10 April 1775 (Departure)
Departing: Hull, Yorkshire
Arriving: Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia

William   Robinson <  M 42 Wife Having purchased, is going over with his family Yorkshire  Halifax
Elizabeth  Robinson   F 30 Wife Wife of William Robinson, 42 Yorkshire  Halifax
Jonathan  Robinson   M 5 Child Child of William Robinson, 42 and Elizabeth Robinson, 30 Yorkshire Halifax
Francis   Robinson  M 3 Child Child of William Robinson, 42 and Elizabeth Robinson, 30 Yorkshire Halifax
William   Robinson   M 2 Child Child of William Robinson, 42 and Elizabeth Robinson, 30 Yorkshire Halifax
Thomas   Kalin        M 24 Servant Servant to William Robinson, 42 Yorkshire  Halifax
Patience   Fallydown F 22 Servant Servant to William Robinson, 42 Yorkshire  Halifax

 

Note that another child is shown on the same list displayed at the Olive Tree as:

Elizabeth  Robinson   F 9 Child Child of William Robinson, 42 and Elizabeth Robinson, 30 Yorkshire Halifax

 

Below a brother? - same ship

John Robinson   M 47 husbandman To make a purchase or return Yorkshire  Halifax
Ann Robinson   F 15 Child Child of John Robinson, 47 Yorkshire  Halifax
Jenny Robinson   F 9 Child Child of John Robinson, 47 Yorkshire  Halifax

 

Document source: Tepper, Michael, Editor, "Passengers to America", Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978, p 260-262. Coldham, Peter Wilson, The Complete Book of Emigrants, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1993, pp 262-263. Kincaid, Peter, New Brunswick

 


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