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John Palen ROBLIN

John Palen ROBLIN[1, 2]

Male 1799 - 1874  (75 years)

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  • Name John Palen ROBLIN  [3, 4
    Born 16 Aug 1799  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Order in Council - UEL Land Grant 7 May 1828  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    _UID 5EE9DDFF1EBD446FB0CD6F5621CA5A366ED5 
    Died 12 Nov 1874  Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Picton, Hallowell Twp., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    John P Roblin.jpg
    John P Roblin.jpg
    Person ID I4017  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2017 

    Father Philip ROBLIN, UE,   b. 17 Dec 1772, Smiths Clove, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1848, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Prudence PLATT,   b. 6 Jan 1771, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1850, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1793  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Family ID F1157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Langhorn CONGER,   b. Jan 1803, Hallowell Twp., Prince Edward Co., ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1880, Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1822  Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Marshall Bidwell ROBLIN,   b. 1823, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Manley Conger ROBLIN,   b. 1826, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Finley Park ROBLIN,   b. 1829, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Dec 1912, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Anna Maria ROBLIN,   b. 25 Jul 1830, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Marcus Watson ROBLIN,   b. Jun 1837, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1865  (Age ~ 28 years)
    +6. Roderick Stephen ROBLIN,   b. 26 Oct 1840, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1882, Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1799 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Feb 1822 - Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrder in Council - UEL Land Grant - 7 May 1828 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1874 - Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Glenwood Cemetery, Picton, Hallowell Twp., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John P Roblin and Family.jpg
    John P Roblin and Family.jpg
    John Palen Roblin 1799 to 1874.jpg
    John Palen Roblin 1799 to 1874.jpg
    The photo of John Palen Roblin came from the Janet and Richard Lunn book called The County, which is available online. It is actually a painting and it hangs in the Head Office of the Bank of Montreal at 119 rue St. Jacques in Old Montreal. It was presented to them by the Rev. S.H. Roblin, D.D., in June, 1946 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Bank of Montreal in Picton. John P. Roblin was the first known agent of the Bank of Montreal in Picton, a position of some importance I was told by a contact at the Bank of Montreal. Further details about the painting may be obtained by contacting BMO archivist Yolaine Touissante at 514 877-6810.

  • Notes 
    • A son, John P. Roblin, was for a number of years a prominent member of the old Reform party in the Upper Canada Legislature, sitting both before and after the Mackenzie Rebellion, sixteen years in all.

      ROBLIN, JOHN PHILIP, farmer, politician, and public servant; b. in Sophiasburgh Township, U.C., 16 Aug. 1799, son of Prudence Platt and Philip Roblin, loyalist, who came to Adolphustown Township from New Jersey in 1784 and who later settled on Long Reach in Sophiasburgh at a place which became known as Roblin Mills; d. at Picton, Ont., 12 Nov. 1874.

      John Philip Roblin was educated at the local school taught by Jonathan Greely. As a young man he cleared and farmed land in Ameliasburgh Township, but he moved to Hallowell Township in 1847 and in 1858 to the town of Picton. From an early age he took an active part in public life in Prince Edward County. He was appointed a justice of the peace in 1834. As a captain of the 2nd Battalion of Prince Edward militia he commanded a troop of cavalry during the winter of 1837– 38. From 1848 to 1856 he was lieutenant-colonel commanding the battalion. He was first warden of the district of Prince Edward, 1841– 42.

      Roblin represented Prince Edward in the House of Assembly of Upper Canada from 1830 to 1836. Defeated in 1836, he again sat for Prince Edward in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1841, when he defeated David Barker Stevenson*, to 1846. In the latter year he resigned his seat to become registrar of Prince Edward County, crown lands agent, and collector of customs at Picton.

      Roblin began his political life as a Reform supporter of Marshall Spring Bidwell and Peter Perry*, but, like his younger cousin David Roblin*, he eventually became somewhat disillusioned with the Reform Party of the 1840s and 1850s, and especially with the policies of George Brown whom he considered too moderate and to be "working for the Tories."

      He was a staunch Wesleyan Methodist. From at least 1848 until 1863, he was a member of the senate of Victoria College at Cobourg, Ontario.

      J. K. Johnson

      Lennox and Addington Hist. Soc. (Napanee, Ont.), III (Thomas Willet Casey papers), 2, pp.11585– 600; IV (Roblin family papers) 1, pp.14993– 15002 (copies at PAC). PAC, RG 9, I, B5, 6; C4, 4; C6, 8; RG 68, 1. PAO, Legislative Assembly papers, biographical sketches of the members of the assembly, 1792– 1840, comp. J. S. Carstairs and W. D. Read. J. of Education for Ont., XXVIII (1875), 12. Armstrong, Handbook of Upper Canadian chronology.

      © 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval

      Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index)

      ROBLIN , JOHN P

      Sex: Male Age: 71 Birthplace: ONTARIO Religion: Wesleyan Methodist Origin: ENGLISH Occupation: REGISTRAR District: PRINCE EDWARD ( 059 ) Sub-district: Picton Town ( E ) Division: 1 Page: 13 Microfilm reel: C-9989 - C-9990 Reference: RG31 — Statistics Canada [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0, (URL: http://www.familysearch.org).

    2. [S639] 1851 Canadian Census.

    3. [S174] Roblin family history gen-rob.001-4, (Owner: Seventh Town Historical Society & Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre).

    4. [S603] 1871 Canadian Census.

    5. [S150] Rosalyn Insley, Rosalyn Insley.

    6. [S163] The Loyalists in Ontario, Ancestry.com.

    7. [S139] Jerry Turner.

    8. [S782] Glenwood Cemetery in Picton.

    9. [S205] Pioneer life on the Bay of Quinte, including genealogies of old families and biographical sketches of representative citizens, (Toronto, Ontario: Ralph and Clark URL: http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.asp?id=3658).


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