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Robinson Jacklin

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Re: Robinson Jacklin

Posted: 1313642712000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jacklin
Well done, Marcie! This list confirms Robinson's presence in Markham Twp in 1837-8 (or at least in jail in 1838!). Obviously he never got transported or banished from Ontario so he was not deemed to have played a major role. He would have only been 19 or so, and it is my understanding that Robinson probably could not read or write; on a property-related paper in Foley he signed his name with an "X". If he had been sold into the cobbler apprenticeship, he would have come from an impoverished background and no doubt would have sympathized with others like him who were trying to get a "fair shake". The article about the wooden boxes is interesting; hard to say if he ever made one - obviously he would not have lettered it himself. Probably burned it for firewood long ago during a cold Foley winter!
It is noteworthy that there is an Andrew Mathewson on the list as well. Will check to see if that is a connection to William Matthewson, wife of Elizabeth Jacklin & the first schoolteacher of S.S. #3.
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