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Albert Robinson

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Albert Robinson, of Robinsons and Russell

c.1811 Born in Ireland, son of James Robinson, under whom he learnt about machinery

1830 Started working on his own account in Lower Canada. Involved in construction of large steam sawing and flour mills, and water works.

He was then involved in government contracts for the construction of sugar mills in Mauritius

Then went to Africa; later conducted survey of the Ganges in India and superintended construction of steamers for navigation of that river.

c.1845 For about 9 years (and possibly more) he was partner in the Millwall Ironworks, including 2 years of practical management of the works.

1851 Albert Robinson 39, engineer (employing 700 men), lived in Charing Cross, with Julia Robinson 31, Alice Robinson 16 Months[1]

1854 Became a member of Institution of Civil Engineers

1871 James Robinson, 89, annuitant, lived in Paddington with Albert Robinson 60, civil engineer (retired)[2]

1877 Alfred Robinson, formerly of Millwall, died in Clifton[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. National probate calendar