Robinson - Post-master

Woodlawn Post Office

Keith Winters

Royal Irish Constabulary

My g-g-grandfather James Robinson was discharged from the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1870.  The births of his children had been registered in Atherny and Monivea, so I expect he settled in the area after retirement.


The earliest reference that I have to him being a postmaster is on the 1884 marriage certificate of his eldest son Alexander, although it doesn’t mention that the post was at Woodlawn.   The first mention of being a postmaster at Woodlawn was in 1888, on the marriage certificate of my g-grandmother Ellen Anne Robinson.  I assume he held that post until his death in 1899, after which his daughter Susan took over.
This page was added on 29/11/2019.

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  • My grandfather was James Edward Sheirson born 1902 whose mother was Susan Robinson, who was local postmistress as noted above. He emigrated to Australia when he was in his late 20’s and died when he was 76 years old here in Adelaide South Australia. He had 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren and always wanted to go back to Ireland but never made it back. We would love to find out more details as to why he left Ireland in the first place.

    By Michaelanne Verrall (02/08/2022)

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