Robinson, Frederick, 1821-1893

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Robinson, Frederick, 1821-1893

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  • Frederick Robinson
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  • Canon Robinson

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Frederick Robinson was born in 1821 in Waterloo, Quebec to Hezekiah Robinson (1791-1851) and Seleucia Knowlton (1800-1876) who were both born in Newfane, VT and moved to Waterloo, Quebec. Seleucia was the granddaughter of Hon. Luke Knowlton, Supreme Court Justice in Vermont, who also lived in Newfane and was an Empire Loyalist during the American Revolution. Canon Robinson wrote a biography of Judge Knowlton that is in the historical museum in Newfane.

Frederick Robinson graduated from Bishop’s College. He was ordained deacon in 1847 and priest in 1848 by the Bishop of Quebec. Robinson was appointed to Coteau-du-Lac in 1847; Incumbent to Rougemont and Curate to Abbotsford in 1848. He also had temporary charge of Granby and Milton in 1850, of Milton in 1864 to 1866 and of St. Hyacinthe from 1871 to 1873. He was appointed a Trustee of Bishop’s College, Lennoxville, in 1874. He also served as Canon of Christ Church Cathedral.

Canon Robinson married Mary Jane Johnson (1824-1911), the daughter of Rev. Thomas Johnson. Canon Robinson died in 1893.


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Johnson, Thomas, 1789-1881 (1789-1881)

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Johnson, Thomas, 1789-1881

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Robinson, Frederick, 1821-1893

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Frederick Robinson is the son-in-law of Thomas Johnson.

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Created on September 29, 2023




  • “History Of The Diocese Of Montreal: 1850-1910” by J. Douglas Borthwick (1910).
  • Linda Buzzell-Saltzman (great-granddaughter)

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