John Robinson (c.1857–1920) of Ballybay Mill near Portadown

The “Sources and Notes” section, below, list not only the references consulted to write this biographical sketch, but also suggestions for further research.

John Robinson was the husband of Elizabeth Jane Flavell (1863–1909), daughter of Thomas Flavell, jun., of Corbrackey and Elizabeth Conn of Kilmoriarty, both of which townlands are in the parish of Drumcree, county Armagh. [1] John was born in county Tyrone c.1857, [2] the son of John Robinson, sen., a farmer, of Stewartstown. [1] In the enumeration of the 1911 census of England, John, jun.’s brother Francis stated that he was born at Stewartstown. [3] The wife of John Robinson, sen., appears to have been Sarah McKnight, daughter of James. The two were married on the 7th September 1847 at Stewartstown. [4][22] Pending corroboration to the church records for the parish of Donaghenry, it seems likely, then, that John Robinson, jun., was born in or near the town of Stewartstown.
➤ 2019-05-27 update: The death certificate, issued by the Registry of Births, Marriages, and Deaths (New South Wales), confirms that John Robinson was born at Stewartstown, the son of John Robinson, farmer, and Sarah McKnight. 
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In 1860, Griffith’s Valuation recorded the names of John Robinson, James Robinson, and Hugh Robinson at Castle Farm, Stewartstown, and of William Robinson, in Brackaville townland, all in the parish of Donaghenry. [5] John Robinson was recorded in North-street, Town of Stewartstown (Castle Farm townland) (OS map ref. no. 52), renting from William Galway; Mr. Robinson held a house, yard, and small garden, with corrresponding valuation for buildings, only: £1 5s 0d. [6] The Valuation Revision Book for 1860–1863 shows John Robinson’s name struck out, and the name of Thomas Mallon inserted. [7] Whether this means that the elder John Robinson had died, or the entire family had moved on to Belfast, is not yet known.

By 1876, John Robinson, jun.’s elder brother, William James, had removed to Belfast. [8] William worked in the railroad industry, progressing from a fireman to locomotive inspector and engine driver. [9][10] 

In 1884, John’s younger brother, Francis, also married in Belfast, [11] where he was employed as Clerk of the Markets by the Belfast Corporation. In 1902, Frank Robinson was appointed Secretary and Superintendent of the London Central Meat Markets, [12] and he and his family removed to Streatham Hill. [3]

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In the meantime, John Robinson, jun., obtained the leasehold in Ballybay Mill in Corcullentragh More townland near Portadown in 1887. [13] In her journal article entitled, “The Miller’s Tale,” published by the Craigavon Historical Society, Mary Jensen of Ballybay Mill described the unfortunate circumstances under which the previous owner, John Ruddell, lost the mill in 1885. [14] Not surprisingly, then, a review of the Valuation Revision Books shows that when John Robinson acquired the property, the mill was described as “at rest.” At some date, Mr. Robinson appears to have gotten the mill back up and running though, by 1905 operations appear to have ceased once more. [15] 

The 1901 census confirms John Robinson’s venture in the nature of business and trade, and also identifies a family member who was similarly employed:

  • John Robinson, head of family, Church of Ireland, reads and writes, age 45 [born c.1856], male, Miller and Farmer, not married, born in county Tyrone
  • Dixon Robinson, cousin, do., …, age 40, do., … [16]
  • census place: Corcullentreghmore [Corcullentragh More, parish of Drumcree], county Armagh [2]

The Ordnance Survey map shows the proximity of the Mills to the plot held by Thomas Flavell, jun., in the neighbouring townland of Kilmoriarty. Surely this proximity led to the acquaintance of Mr. Robinson with Thomas Flavell’s daughter. For Eliza Jane, this was a good marriage, to a man of sufficient means to purchase the leasehold in a milling operation. After their marriage in 1903, [1] any happiness they enjoyed was short-lived, as Eliza Jane died in 1909, aged just forty-five years, after suffering for several years from malignant disease of the breast. [17] Having married later in life, there were no children of the marriage.

Perhaps this confluence of circumstances—the closure of the mill followed by the death of his wife—impelled John Robinson to divest himself of his worldly goods in Ireland. In 1909, two adverts were placed in the Portadown News, offering 25 acres of grass land for lease, and turf for sale. [18] Then in February, 1910, the newspaper advertised Mr. Robinsons’s residential farm with mill buildings and the appurtenances, the livestock, farming implements, hay, manure, as well as the household furniture and effects, for sale by auction. [19] The 1911 census shows, by the absence of a record, that John Robinson was away from the parish of Drumcree. His cousin, David Dickson Robinson, remained in Corcullentragh More, having married Susanna, the daughter of a resident of the townland, William Magee. [16][20] 

John Robinson’s whereabouts remained a mystery until two death notices were found, published in the Belfast newspapers in early 1921: [21]

Belfast News-Letter, 28 January 1921:

  “Robinson—At Sydney, N.S.W., John Robinson, late of Ballybay Mills, Portadown. Inserted by his loving Brother, William James Robinson.
49, Lisburn Road, Belfast.”

Northern Whig, 21 February 1921:

  “Portadown Man’s Death in Australia.—The death has occurred at Sydney, N.S.W., of Mr. John Robinson, formerly owner of the Ballybay Mills, Portadown, and a brother of the late Mr. Frank Robinson, clerk of the Belfast markets.”

Update (2019-05-27):—The death certificate, issued by the government of New South Wales, indicates that John Robinson died of pneumonia in Newtown, about 4km west of Sydney, on the 30th July 1920. Additionally, the certificate recorded that: he had been in New South Wales for eight years; his occupation was recorded as Milling Engineer; his parents as John Robinson, farmer, and Sarah McKnight of Stewartstown, county Tyrone; there was no issue of his marriage with Elizabeth; and, his body was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Rookwood. [23][24]

The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July 1920:

   “ROBINSON.—The Funeral of the late John Robinson (Engineer) will leave F.W. Hartley’s Funeral Parlours, 208 King-street, Newtown, THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON, at 1.45 o’clock, for Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockwood.” [25]

Postscripts:

  1. It is curious that three such enterprising young men made their way from a small holding in Stewartstown to respectable and, if not enormously lucrative, well paying posts or undertakings. Did they have relatives or friends who assisted their progress? or were their successes owing strictly to individual determination, hard work, and varying degrees of good fortune?
  2. Like many others during the latter years of the 19th century, two of the brothers, William James and Francis, migrated to urban centres, Belfast (both) and London (Francis, in 1902). Francis, in particular, managed to secure prominent positions in the central markets, first in Belfast, then in London. John Robinson tried his hand at mill work in the rural district outside Portadown. For whatever reasons the mill was closed, and when it closed, off he went in mid-life to New South Wales. A search of the considerable holdings online in the National Library of Australia’s Trove databases has not yielded any information about John Robinson’s life in that country. Unfortunately, this piece remains a mystery.
  3. The writer does not have an ancestral link to the Robinson family.

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Sources and notes:

1.

General Register Office, Ireland. Civil Registration of a Marriage. John Robinson, age 45 years, bachelor, farmer; resident of Corcullentramore, parish of Drumcree; son of John Robinson, farmer. Eliza Jane Flavell, age 40 years, spinster, school teacher; resident at 12 Park Road, Portadown; daughter of Thomas Flavell, dealer. Married 17th October 1903 in the Methodist Church, Portadown (Lurgan RD), by licence, by Caleb Laird; witnesses: Wm West Carrick, Eva Stevenson. Archival refs. No. 50, 05731535/927. Digital image online at Irish Genealogy, hosted by the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, www.civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-03-23).

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Ireland 1901 Census. John Robinson, age 45, and his cousin, Dixon Robinson (40); in Corcullentreghamore [Corcullentragh More], Portadown Rural, county Armagh (house no. 16). Index and digital images hosted online by The National Archives of Ireland (Dublin), in a joint venture with Library and Archives, Canada; www.census.nationalarchives.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-03).

3.

England 1911 Census. Francis Robinson, age 49, born Stewartstown, county Tyrone, Ireland; with wife, Rosina (age 50), and children: Lorenzo John Francis (25), Rosina Victoria Medline (23), and William Thomas Boyd Victor (21); 59 Salford Road, Streatham Hill, London. Original record: Census Returns for England & Wales, 1911 (Kew, Surrey: National Archives of the UK, 1911), PRO ref. RG 14, registration district: Wandsworth, sub-registration district: Streatham, enumeration district no.40, piece 2325. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-21).

4.

General Register Office, Ireland. Civil Registration of a Marriage. Extract: John Robinson, son of William, and Sarah McNight [sic], daughter of James, married at Stewartstown, county Tyrone, 7th September 1847. Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 101285); index online at familysearch.org (digital folder no. 5412675, image no. 111; accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-21).
The source citation, above, is an index entry, only. The full record should be consulted online at IrishGenealogy.ie when the marriage records for 1845ff are uploaded to that site.
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The church records for the parish of Donaghenry should be consulted to confirm that John Robinson, jun., and his brothers, William James (c.1849–1926) and Francis (c.1862–bef.1921), were the sons of John Robinson, sen., and Sarah McKnight. In so doing, other children born to the couple might be found.

5.

Griffith, Richard. General Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland. Parish of Donaghenry, Union of Dungannon, County of Tyrone. Extracts: (1) OS map ref. no. 52, John Robinson, lessor: William Galway, description: house, yard, and small garden, valuation – building only, $1 5s 0d. (2) James Robinson, North-street, do., no. 39, lessor: Henry Johnston, house only, valuation 15s (1860; pg. 187). (3) Hugh Robinson was in possession of two farm holdings in Castle Farm townland, lessor: James A. Caulfeild: no. 2, comprising 18 acres 0 roods 15 perches, and no. 3a, 52 acres 0 roods 10 perches; as well as two cottier holdings (nos. 3b and 3c); total valuation for all, £90 20s 0d. (pg. 186) Dublin: Alex. Thom and Sons, for her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1860. Digital images of valuation books and maps online at AskAboutIreland.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2019-05-22).
… Footnote: James Robinson, North-street, do., no. 39, lessor: Henry Johnston, house only, valuation 15s. (pg. 187) In contrast, Hugh Robinson was in possession of two farm holdings in Castle Farm townland, lessor: James A. Caulfeild: no. 2, comprising 18 acres 0 roods 15 perches, and no. 3a, 52 acres 0 roods 10 perches; as well as two cottier holdings (nos. 3b and 3c); total valuation for all, £90 20s 0d. (pg. 186)
☛ The relationships, if any, between these several Robinson individuals can be ascertained only by reference to the church records for the parish of Donaghenry.

6.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Valuation Revision Books. Archival ref. VAL/12/B/37/20A (1860–1863) (pg. 81); Castle Farm townland Town of Stewartstown, North Street; parish of Donaghenry, Electoral Division of Stewartstown, Barony of Middle Dungannon, County of Tyrone. Ordnance Survey map no. 39: parcels no. 52: the name of John Robinson struck out, and the names of Thomas Mallon, occupier, and Henry Johnston, lessor, inserted; description: house, yard, and small garden, valuation (building, only) 15s 0d. Digital images online at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/search-archives-online/valuation-revision-books (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-22).

7.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Valuation Revision Books. Archival ref. VAL/12/B/37/20A (1860–1863) (pg. 81); Castle Farm townland Town of Stewartstown, North Street; parish of Donaghenry, Electoral Division of Stewartstown, Barony of Middle Dungannon, County of Tyrone. Ordnance Survey map no. 39: parcels no. 52: the name of John Robinson struck out, and the names of Thomas Mallon, occupier, and Henry Johnston, lessor, inserted; description: house, yard, and small garden, valuation (building, only) 15s 0d. Digital images online at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/search-archives-online/valuation-revision-books (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-22).

8.

General Register Office, Ireland. Civil Registration of a Marriage. William James Robinson, age 27, bachelor, Fireman; residence: 14 College St., West Belfast; son of John Robinson, farmer. Mary Jane Greaves, age 26, spinster; resident in Bridge St., Ballymacarrett; daughter of Francis Greaves, fireman. Marriage solemnized 22nd February 1876 in St. Anne’s (Church of Ireland), parish of Belfast, Diocese of Connor, by licence, by Robert Hannay; witnesses: John Robinson, Maria Moreland her X mark. Archival refs. Belfast Registration District, No. 141/080860065/317. Digital image online at Irish Genealogy, hosted by the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, www.civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-21).

9.

Ireland 1901 Census. William James Robinson, age 52, with children: Sarah Elizabeth (24), Mary Jane (19), Margaret F. Rosina (16); mother, Sarah (87); and a visitor and boarders; Botanic Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim (house no. 24). Index and digital images hosted online by The National Archives of Ireland (Dublin), in a joint venture with Library and Archives, Canada; www.census.nationalarchives.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-21).

10.

General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI), Belfast. Civil Registration of a Death. William James Robinson, late of 49 Lisburn Road, male, married, aged 77 years, Retired Engine Driver; died 31st May 1926, Royal Victoria Hospital; cause of death: Pulmonary embolism following fractured Femur, accidentally casued by a fall when getting off a Tram car; Certificate received from James Graham Conner, per City of Belfast Inquest held 3rd June 1926; registered 4th June 1926; Harrison, Asst. Registrar. Archival ref. Belfast Registration District, registration no. D/1926/55/1007/51/43. Digital image hosted by the GRONI online at geni.nidirect.gov.uk (purchased and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-21).

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General Register Office, Ireland. Civil Registration of a Marriage. Francis Robinson, of full age, bachelor; occupation: Clerk, residence: 8 Castlereagh St.; son of John Robinson, farmer. Rosina Flanagan, of full age, spinster, residence: 6 Hastings St.; daughter of Lorenzo Flanagan, engineer. Marriage solemnized in St. Stephen’s parish church (Church of Ireland), Belfast, by special licence, by Richard Irvave[?], D.D., Rector; witnesses: Wm Clendinning, Sarah Anne Robinson. Archival refs. Belfast Registration District, No. 39/05976877/319. Digital image online at Irish Genealogy, hosted by the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, www.civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-21).

12.

Portadown News, 4 October 1902 (pg. 5). “Mr. Frank Robinson, Clerk of the Belfast Markets, has been appointed Secretary and superintendent of the Central Market, London. The position, which is under the Corporation of the City of London, is a very valuable one. There were, we understand, over 100 applicants for the situation, so that Mr Robinson’s success is all the more meritorious. Mr Robinson is a brother of Mr John Robinson, Ballybay, Portadown.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2019-05-21).

13.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Valuation Revision Books. Archival ref. VAL/12/B/14/14E (1881–1891) (pg. 78); Corcullentragh More, Rural District of Lurgan, Electoral Division of Portadown (Rural), Union of Lurgan, County Armagh. Ordnance Survey map no. 9: parcels nos. 11AaB and11Ab, house, offices, land, and bog (the words, “corn mill,” were struck out) held by John Robinson from the Duke of Manchester from 1887. Digital images online at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/search-archives-online/valuation-revision-books (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-22).

14.

Jensen, Mary. “The Miller’s Tale,” by Mary Jensen. In, Journal of Craigavon Historical Society. Vol. 8, No. 2. Digital copy hosted online by the Craigavon Historical Society, www.craigavonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/rev/jensenmillerstale.html (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-21).

15.

General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI), Belfast. Civil Registration of a Death. Mary Taylor, female, spinster, aged 77 years, farmer; died 19th June 1935 at Derrycarne [Derrykerran, parish of Drumcree]; cause of death: hemiplegia two years, exhaustion, certified; informant: George Taylor, nephew, present at death, of Derrycarne; registered 21st June 1935; George Dougan, Registrar. Archival refs. no. 47, registration no. D/1935/177/1021/16/47, Lurgan Registration District, Tartaraghan Sub-district. Digital image hosted online by the GRONI at geni.nidirect.gov.uk (purchased and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-04-29).

16.

(a) Dixon Robinson was, in fact, David Dickson Robinson. In 1910, he married Susanna Magee, daughter of William Magee of Corcullentragh townland. The civil registration of the marriage identifies David Robinson’s father as Thomas Robinson, weaver. Source: General Register Office, Ireland. Civil Registration of a Marriage. David Dickson Robinson, full age, bachelor, labourer; resident of Mullentine, Portadown; son of Thomas Robinson, weaver. Susanna Magee, full age, spinster; resident of Corcullentra, Drumcree; daughter of William Magee, labourer. Marriage solemnized 8th January 1910 in the Church of the Ascension (Church of Ireland), parish of Drumcree, county Armagh, by licence, by F.J. Halahan; witnesses: Thomas SPence, Susan Freeburn. Archival refs. Belfast Registration District, No. 57/05626234/825. Digital image online at Irish Genealogy, hosted by the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, www.civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-24).
(b) David’s father might have been Thomas Robinson of Drumey townland in the parish of Donaghenry where, according to Griffith’s Valuation (completed for county Tyrone in 1860), the elder Robinson held about 10 acres, with house and offices, from Mrs. M’Cartney. Source: Griffith, Richard. General Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland. Parish of Donaghenry, Union of Dungannon, County of Tyrone. Extract: OS map ref. no. 4; occupier: Thomas Robinson; lessor: Mrs. M’Cartney; description: house, offices, and land; area: 10 acres 1 rood 5 perches; valuation: land £6 0s 0d., buildings £1 0s 0d., total valuation £7 0s 0d. Dublin: Alex. Thom and Sons, for her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1860. Digital images of valuation books and maps online at AskAboutIreland.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2019-05-24).

17.

General Register Office, Ireland. Civil Registration of a Death. Elizabeth Jane Robinson, female, married, aged 45 years, wife of a farmer; died 29th June 1909, Corcullentraghmore; cause of death: malignant disease of breast 4 years, malignant disease of mentum 6 months, certified; informant: John Robinson, widower, present at death, Corcullentraghmore, 5th July 1909; Jas. L. Rowlett, Registrar. Archival refs. No. 339, pg 757 or 737/04526558. Digital image online at Irish Genealogy, hosted by the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, www.civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-03-22).

18.

Portadown News. (a) 26 June 1909 (pg. 4). “Mr. R. Chapman’s Auction Sales.” Citing 25 acres in Corcullentrought [Corcullentragh, parish of Drumcree] belonging to John Robinson, for let. (b) 14 August 1909 (pg. 4). “Mr. R. Chapman’s Auction Sales.” Citing turf for let in Corcullentrought [Corcullentragh, parish of Drumcree], the property of John Robinson of Ballybay Mills Digital images online at The British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2019-05-03).

19.

Portadown News. (a) 5 February 1910 (pg. 4). “Mr. R. Chapman’s Auction Sales.” Citing a farm with mill buildings, &c. in Corcullentroughmore [Corcullentragh More, parish of Drumcree], the property of John Robinson. (b) 19 March 1910 (pg. 5). “Mr. R. Chapman’s Auction Sales.” Citing live stock, farming implements, hay, manure, household furniture and effects, the property of John Robinson. Digital images online at The British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2019-05-03).

20.

Ireland 1911 Census. William McGee, age 75, retired labourer; with wife Elizabeth (75), and sons: Joseph (30) and James (24); and daughter, Susanna Robinson (26), with her husband, Dixon Robinson (30), farm labourer; in Corcullentreghamore [Corcullentragh More], Portadown Rural, county Armagh (house no. 5). Index and digital images hosted online by The National Archives of Ireland (Dublin), in a joint venture with Library and Archives, Canada; www.census.nationalarchives.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-03).

21.

(a) Belfast News-Letter, 28 January 1921 (pg. 1). Death notice: “Robinson—At Sydney, N.S.W., John Robinson, late of Ballybay Mills, Portadown. Inserted by his loving Brother, William James Robinson. 49, Lisburn Road, Belfast.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2019-05-20).
(b) Northern Whig, 21 February 1921. Death notice: “Portadown Man’s Death in Australia.—The death has occurred at Sydney, N.S.W., of Mr. John Robinson, formerly owner of the Ballybay Mills, Portadown, and a brother of the late Mr. Frank Robinson, clerk of the Belfast markets.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2019-05-20).

22.

Belfast News-Letter, 20 November 1903 (pg. 1). Death notice: “ROBINSON—November 19, at the residence of her son, 24, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, Sarah, relict of the late John Robinson, Stewartstown. Funeral private. / W.J. Robinson.” Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2019-05-24).

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State of New South Wales (Australia). Department of Justice. Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995. Date and place of death: 30th July 1920; 68 Wilson Street, Newtown. Name and occupation: John Robinson, Milling Engineer. Sex and age: male, 70 years. Cause of death: 1a chronic bronchitis; 1b broncho pnuemonia, 19 days; M. Fitzgerald, M.D.; registered 14th July 1920. Name and occupation of father: John Robinson, farmer. Name and maiden surname of mother: Sarah McKnight. Informant: C. Ivery Coffill, friend, 208 King Street, Newtown. Registrar: E. Rossiter, 30th July 1910, Newtown. When and where buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Rookwood, 31st July 1920; undertaker: F.W. Hartley. Name and religion of Minister: Allan Macdougall, Presbyterian; witnesses: John P. Uebel, Thomas A. Crawford. Where born: Stuart Town, County Tyrone, Ireland; how long in the Australasian Colonies or States: 8 years in N.S. Wales. Place of marriage, age, and to whom: [place and age left blank], Elizabeth. Children of marriage: no issue. Archival ref. Registration No. 11052/1920. Purchased by Alison Kilpatrick from the Registry of BDMs, New South Wales, 27th May 2019.

24.

Find-a-Grave Memorial No. 186511647. John Robinson, born [unknown], died 30th July 1920; buried in Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust, Rookwood, Cumberland Council, New South Wales, Australia (Presbyterian Section 6D, grave no. 11031). Inscription: “[Masonic symbol] / In Loving Memory of / John Robinson / died 30th July 1920 / Aged 70 Years.” Memorial created and photograph by “alisonc1109,” 9th January 2018. Online at www.findagrave.com/memorial/186511647/john-robinson (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-05-27).

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The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 31 July 1920 (pg. 11). Death notice: “ROBINSON.—The Funeral of the late John Robinson (Engineer) will leave F.W. Hartley’s Funeral Parlours, 208 King-street, Newtown, THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON, at 1.45 o’clock, for Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockwood.” Digital image online at Trove, hosted by the National Library of Australia, www.trove.nla.gov.au (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-05-22).

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