Peter Robinson Settlers – Ireland to Upper Canada

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The Peter Robinson settlers from Ireland 1823, 1825 were discussed at the May 2013 BCGS Irish Group meeting. The following is a sampling of websites and books with information, indexes and databases.

The Archives of Ontario, see particularly the Land Records research guide, “From Grant to Patent: A Guide to Early Land Settlement Records, ca.1790 to ca.1850″, pages 11-12: http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/tracing/the_records.aspx

Peterborough Museum and Archives: http://www.peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca/Browsing/archivalcollections.htm

Peter Robinson Ships’ Lists, Trent Valley Archives: http://www.trentvalleyarchives.com/resources/online-resources/census-registries-directories/peter-robinson-ships-list

Emigration From Cork Ireland to Upper Canada, 1823, The First Peter Robinson Settlers by Roberta M. O’Brien: http://webhome.idirect.com/~obrienr/cork1823.html

Peter Robinson Settlers of 1823 and 1825, Joe Kenny: http://kennytree.com/links/peter_robinson.htm

Peter Robinson Settlers from Cork to Canada 1823 & 1825, The Ships List: http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/passengerlists/peterrobinsonindex.shtml

Peter Robinson Settlers – 1825, Peterborough County GenSearch: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~peterborough/probinsn.html

Extracts from 8 of the Robinson ships, Surgeon-superintendent Reports for 8 of the 1825 vessels, Olive Tree Genealogy: http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/canada/PeterRobinson.shtml

Survey of Robinson’s Irish Settlers, Robinson’s Papers and Correspondence, Ships Lists, Medical Journals, etc. Transcription project: http://peannairi.com

See also –

The book, Peter Robinson’s Settlers by Carol Bennett (originally published by Juniper Books Ltd.: Renfrew, 1987, latest edition published by Global Heritage Press: Milton, Ontario, 2011).

The Peter Robinson Settlement of 1825 by Bill La Branche, Homecoming ’75, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. BCGS Walter Draycott Library.

The Peter Robinson Settlement of 1825, Peterborough, Ontario by Bill La Branche, Homecoming ’75 Committee Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. BCGS Walter Draycott Library.

Saint Michael’s Roman Catholic Church Cemetery & Lists of Peter Robinson Settlers by Donald E. Read (Ontario Genealogical Society, Ottawa Branch). BCGS Walter Draycott Library.

and see the 1825 Robinson Settlers website for information on the 2025 Celebration planned and to contribute to a new book on Robinson settler families. Contact the Kawartha Ancestral Research Association Inc.: http://www.karagen.org/robinson.html

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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