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Henry Oliver Robinson

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Henry Oliver Robinson, of Robinsons and Russell and H. O. Robinson and Co, sugar machinery manufacturers.

c.1807 Born in Ireland son of James Robinson[1]

1841 James Robinson 55, engineer, lived in Lambeth with Jane Robinson 50, Henry Robinson 25, engineer[2]

1841 Henry Oliver Robinson of 150 Fenchurch Street, London, a supplier of Colonial Machinery, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[3]

1843 Dissolution of the Partnership between James Robinson and Henry Oliver Robinson, under the style of James Robinson and Company, Engineers, London[4]

1847 Henry Robinson, Alfred Robinson and Richard Robinson had taken over the Millwall shipyard given up in 1844 by Fairbairn. The Robinsons invited John Scott Russell to join them in a shipbuilding venture.[5]

1849 Henry Oliver Robinson left the partnership with Albert Robinson, and John Scott Russell, carrying on business at Millwall, as Engineers and Iron Steam-vessel Builders, under the firm of Robinsons and Russell[6]

1851 Civil engineer, living with his brother in law in Hereford[7]

1853 Patent to Henry Oliver Robinson, of 43, Moorgate-street, in the city of London, for Improvements in machinery for crushing sugar cane[8]

1859 Patent application by Henry Oliver Robinson, of Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, Civil and Mechanical Engineer, in respect of the invention of "improvements in machinery or apparatus for the manufacture of sugar."[9]

1860 Patent application by Henry Oliver Robinson, of 16, Park-street, in the city of Westminster, Civil and Mechanical Engineer, in respect of the invention of "improvements in machinery and apparatus for the manufacture of sugar."[10]

1865 Second marriage to Maria Arabella Long in Dublin.

1868 Patent application by Henry Oliver Robinson, of Glasgow, in the county of Lanark, North Britain, in respect of the invention of " improvements in dredging machines"[11]

1868 Patent application by Henry Oliver Robinson, of London and Glasgow, but at present residing at Glasgow, in the county of Lanark, North Britain, in respect of the invention of "an improved screw propeller."[12]

1869 Dissolution of the copartnery carried on by the Subscribers, as Engineers in Glasgow, under the Firm of H. O. Robinson and Co. The Subscriber, Henry Oliver Robinson, will continue to carry on the business as formerly under the same Firm on his own account, and is authorised to receive payment of all debts due to, and will pay all debts clue by the late Firm. Signed H. O. Robinson, Alexander Blackwell[13]

1871 Henry Elissa Robinson 60, engineer, lived in Edinburgh with Maria Robinson 36, Aliver Robinson 4, xx Robinson 7 Month[14]

1881 Oliver Robinson 65, civil engineer, lived in Lambeth with Maria Robinson 45, Oliver T. Robinson 14, Arthur J. Robinson 10, Ernest H. Robinson 5[15]

1887 Died in Dublin[16]

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Sources of Information

  1. Death notice
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1841 Institution of Civil Engineers
  4. London Gazette 6 Jan 1843
  5. 'John Scott Russell' by George S. Emmerson, 1977, John Murray
  6. London Gazette 17 April 1849
  7. 1851 censu
  8. London Gazette 29 July 1856
  9. London Gazette 27 Sept 1859
  10. London Gazette 3 Jan 1860
  11. London Gazette 8 Dec 1868
  12. London Gazette 25 August 1868
  13. Edinburgh Gazette 25 May 1869
  14. 1871 census
  15. 1881 census
  16. BMD