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Luther Blissett

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William Robinson (1841 - ?) Belfast Publican
« on: March 09, 2020, 05:51:49 PM »
I'm trying to ascertain the death date of William Robinson of Robinsons Bar fame (Great Victoria Street) with a view to seeing if I can locate a local paper Obit. I only have a paid subscription to Ancestry but I don't think NI records are available and the NI Direct requires payment for Records. Given the popularity of the name and the number of records returned are there any other options available to me to see if I can get a death date to cross reference for a possible Obit? Thanks in advance.

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Re: William Robinson (1841 - ?) Belfast Publican
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 11:03:17 PM »
This looks like him in the PRONI Will Calendars index:

Robinson William of 38/40 Great Victoria Street Belfast retired spirit merchant died 14 February 1936 Probate Belfast 13 May to Ellen Robinson the widow. Effects 17989 8s. 4d.
 
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Re: William Robinson (1841 - ?) Belfast Publican
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 11:08:28 PM »
Belfast Telegraph, 15 February 1936:





Belfast Newsletter on same date:





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Re: William Robinson (1841 - ?) Belfast Publican
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 12:16:31 AM »

From the 'Northern Irish Gravestone Inscriptions'...

Friar's Bush Gravestone Inscription:
IHS [North side of base] In affectionate memory of Henry Robinson died 15th September 1860 Also his wife Mary Jane Robinson died September 26th 1884 And of their children, Mary, Ann Jane, and Sarah [West side of base] Also Henry Robinson,jun, died 29th January 1898 Joseph, beloved son of William & Ellen Robinson died 29th July 1942 aged 37 years [East side of base] Also Ellen McSTAY died 14th January 1896 William James, beloved son of William & Ellen Robinson, died 20th February 1958 aged 68 years [North side of plinth] James Robinson died 5th March 1915 aged 56 years William Robinson died 14th February 1936 aged 83 years On their souls, Sweet Jesus, have mercy [West side of plinth] Ellen, the beloved wife of William Robinson, died 7th July 1941 aged 72 years On whose soul, Sweet Jesus, have mercy

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[Granite cross, now detached from its plinth, in low railing] [Wllliam Robinson, senior, bought the Dublin and Armagh Hotel at 6 [now 38 and 40] Great Victoria Street, Belfast, in the early 1880's from John Bain It was also a public house The hotel nomenclature was dropped in 1913, and in 1945 the family sold it to William and Charles O'Neill, but it is still known as Robinson's Bar The building was tastefully renovated in the Victorian style in the 1970's Letters of administration of the personal estate of Mary Jane Robinson, late of Belfast, widow, who died on 26th December 1884 at the same place, were granted at Belfast on 23rd February 1885, to William Robinson of Belfast, publican, a child Effects 652 14s Od The McStay Family were grocers at 70 [later renumbered 85] Smithfield, [south side] from the 1850's to the 1890's Letters of administration of the personal estate of Ellen McStay, late of 85 Smithfield, Belfast, spinster, who died on 14th January 1896 were granted at Belfast on 7th February 1896 to Edward McStay of 122 Leeson Street, Belfast, grocer, the brother Effects 761 6s Odl.

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Re: William Robinson (1841 - ?) Belfast Publican
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 06:53:45 PM »
From the 'Northern Irish Gravestone Inscriptions'...

Friar's Bush Gravestone Inscription:
IHS [North side of base] In affectionate memory of Henry Robinson died 15th September 1860 Also his wife Mary Jane Robinson died September 26th 1884 And of their children, Mary, Ann Jane, and Sarah [West side of base] Also Henry Robinson,jun, died 29th January 1898 Joseph, beloved son of William & Ellen Robinson died 29th July 1942 aged 37 years [East side of base] Also Ellen McSTAY died 14th January 1896 William James, beloved son of William & Ellen Robinson, died 20th February 1958 aged 68 years [North side of plinth] James Robinson died 5th March 1915 aged 56 years William Robinson died 14th February 1936 aged 83 years On their souls, Sweet Jesus, have mercy [West side of plinth] Ellen, the beloved wife of William Robinson, died 7th July 1941 aged 72 years On whose soul, Sweet Jesus, have mercy

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[Granite cross, now detached from its plinth, in low railing] [Wllliam Robinson, senior, bought the Dublin and Armagh Hotel at 6 [now 38 and 40] Great Victoria Street, Belfast, in the early 1880's from John Bain It was also a public house The hotel nomenclature was dropped in 1913, and in 1945 the family sold it to William and Charles O'Neill, but it is still known as Robinson's Bar The building was tastefully renovated in the Victorian style in the 1970's Letters of administration of the personal estate of Mary Jane Robinson, late of Belfast, widow, who died on 26th December 1884 at the same place, were granted at Belfast on 23rd February 1885, to William Robinson of Belfast, publican, a child Effects 652 14s Od The McStay Family were grocers at 70 [later renumbered 85] Smithfield, [south side] from the 1850's to the 1890's Letters of administration of the personal estate of Ellen McStay, late of 85 Smithfield, Belfast, spinster, who died on 14th January 1896 were granted at Belfast on 7th February 1896 to Edward McStay of 122 Leeson Street, Belfast, grocer, the brother Effects 761 6s Odl.
Wow! Thank so much for this. It's all the information I was hoping to get and you've managed to get it all for me, so very much appreciated. I had similar responses on another Forum and it seems a like-minded individual was also able to confirm your findings. Thank you so much for the support. Could you give me a charity you'd like to see a small donation made to just to thank you for your efforts? And thank you again for your research efforts. Now, just to find a portrait of him!

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Re: William Robinson (1841 - ?) Belfast Publican
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 11:14:50 AM »
Any charity of your choice, that is kind of you.  :)

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Re: William Robinson (1841 - ?) Belfast Publican
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 09:21:20 PM »
Any charity of your choice, that is kind of you.  :)
No problem - I made a 15 donation to Voice of Young People in Care, which is a Belfast based organisation.

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Re: William Robinson (1841 - ?) Belfast Publican
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2020, 11:27:08 PM »
Thank you very much.  :)

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