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Robinson, Alfred (1836–1902)

Mr. Alfred Robinson, of 'Bleak House,' Wilberforce, followed his brother (Mr E. Robinson, of the Terrace, Windsor) to the grave on the 27th ultimo, and just one week later, the 4th inst, his own mortal remains were laid to rest. He was apparently well a week prior to death, but suffered from a weak heart. On the Wednesday preceding death he had to lay up, but on the Friday he expressed a desire to get up again. He was too ill, however for that, and asked for his pipe which he smoked for a little time. A faintness came over him, aud he asked for hot spirits, and immediately after having the drink he expired, his pipe being quite hot when he was dead. The late Mr. Robinson, who was very much respected, was a brother of Mrs. Collins, of the Terrace. He was born in Windsor, in a house where Messrs. Greenwell and Co's Man Chester House now stands, his father having kept an hotel there. He had resided at Wilberforce 22 years, and leaves a grown up family. He had 10 children, three sons and 7 daughters, the youngest being 20. His wife (who died 19 years ago) and four children pre-deceased him, while five daughters are married, one of them being Mrs H. Dargin, of Kensington. The late Mr Robinson was a man of liberal ideas, and gave much in the cause of charity; indeed if he thought a person wanted help he would leave himself short to gladden the heart of a necessitous brother. All the family but one attended the funeral, which was a large and representative one. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery at Wilberforce, by the Rev. W. S. Newton, M.A., and Mr T. Collison carried out the duties of undertaker. The coffin was a costly one of polished cedar, with chaste and ornate trimmings, and heavily mounted with silver.

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'Robinson, Alfred (1836–1902)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/robinson-alfred-24304/text33050, accessed 22 August 2019.

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