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Gilmour Robinson c1796-c1856

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Unknown Report 12 Sep 2013 23:25

G.R. was in the Napoleonic Wars. I have a lot of information on him. But does anyone know when he left the 59th Foot and for what reason. Also was he on "The Seahorse" which sunk off the coast of Ireland in 1816. I know he was alive after that date and became curate of Tockholes later on. But would love to know if he was with his battallion on that ship and if not for what reason. Many thanks. Kathy


MarieCeleste Report 12 Sep 2013 23:38

Found this in newspaper archives:

Headline: Advertisements & Notices
Publication:Caledonian Mercury
Publication date:Saturday 01 October 1814

Article text:

59th Regt of Foot Guards
Ensign Gilmour Robinson to be Lieutenant without purchase


MarieCeleste Report 12 Sep 2013 23:46

And there's this


Publication:Caledonian Mercury
Publication date:Saturday 04 June 1825

Article text:
Vice Gilmour Robinson, on half pay Meuron's regiment, who retires.

There are dozens and dozens of articles mentioning him as Reverend up until his death in 1857.


Unknown Report 13 Sep 2013 21:10

Many thanks MarieCeleste. Will add these to the information I already have.


AnnCardiff Report 13 Sep 2013 22:28

Name: Gilmour Robinson
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 05 Jan 1857
Burial Place: Tockholes, Lancashire, England
Death Date:
Death Place:
Age: 61
Birth Date: 1796
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03508-6
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1595672
Reference ID: Pg 57 No 417


AnnCardiff Report 13 Sep 2013 22:33

Gilmour Robinson, A sermon preached in the Parish Church of Kirkham, on Monday, the 19th of September, 1825: At the opening of the Fylde Union Society, of Free and accepted Masons. 20 p. Printer.

Bibliography of Lawrence Clarke - Vicnet
A description of Blackpool in Lancashire, frequented for ... 1796-1841) BL ... Gilmour Robinson, ... - Cached


AnnCardiff Report 13 Sep 2013 22:50

The battle-ground being so near the
old Church of Tockholes, it may be supposed that the bodies
of the soldiers killed in the action would afterwards be re-
moved for burial to the consecrated ground ; which would
account for the absence of human bones along with those of
the horses."* Alongside this may be placed the statement of
two other persons. The Rev. Gilmour Robinson, Incumbent
of Tockholes Church from 1830 to 1856, and who was there-
fore near the spot when the remains were exhumed, says : —
" Cannon balls have been found at various times in the town-
ship, one in the churchyard. And about the same time
skeletons of about 20 horses were found without any remains
of iron, no doubt remnants of the Cromwellian \Var."t

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Full text of "History of the old Independent chapel Tockholes, near Blackburn Lancashire; or, About two centuries and a half of nonconformity in Tockholes" - Cached
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AnnCardiff Report 13 Sep 2013 22:54

Rev, Gilmour ROBINSON (M: ? - 1856 Dec 30)

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... c1928] Dan W ROBERTS (M: 1841 - ?) David ROBERTS (M: 1796 Oct 24 ... 1950 May 6) Rev, Gilmour ROBINSON (M ... 15271 Traditions Of Lancashire [2v|n ... - Cached


AnnCardiff Report 13 Sep 2013 22:57

Robinson, Rev. GiLMOUR .... Incumbent of St. Stephen's, Tock-
D. 30 Dec, 1856. holes, 1831-56; Masonic ser-

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Unknown Report 14 Sep 2013 18:54

Hi Ann

TRhank you for all the information you have given me. I will add it to my reserch.