Peter Robinson Settlers

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Location: Ontario, Canadamap
Surnames/tags: Ontario Peter Robinson Upper Canada
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Welcome to the Peter Robinson Settlers free-space page. Peter Robinson was asked by the British government to manage an emigration scheme that would settle impoverished Irish families in Upper Canada (now Ontario). The first group of emigrants, arriving in 1823, were located for the most part in the townships of Ramsay, Huntley, Pakenham and Goulbourn on the Ottawa River, near or adjacent to the Lanark and military settlements. A second, much larger, group of emigrants was brought over in 1825, locating in townships in the Peterborough area, most notably Douro, Otonabee, Asphodel, Smith, Emily, Ennismore, and Ops. From 1829-1833, Robinson's agents helped settle immigrants in townships in the Peterborough area, in Nottawasaga Bay, and in Adelaide and Warwick townships. The aim of this free-space page is to develop profiles for these families.

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  • Laurie Cruthers – I’m the Project Coordinator for the Ontario Team and am interested in connecting early families in Ontario.
  • Rich Devlin - Irish in the Military
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  • The Peterborough Examiner ran a series of articles on 'The Peter Robinson Settlers' in 2015: Peterborough Examiner

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Library and Archives, Canada- Heritage/, Collection Peter Robinson, 2 reels,

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2., (630 pages)

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