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Paul ROBINS

Portrait of Paul Robins Paul ROBINS was born on 6 Sep 1804 in Kenwyn, Cornwall to Paul Moyle ROBINS, a tin mine manager and Agnes RULE. In the spring of 1819 he was converted to the Bible Christian church by Ann CORY. In 1823 he filled a vacancy as a minister in the Ringsash circuit, and against his fathers wishes decided on a life as a BC minister. His brother Matthew ROBINS would also later become a BC minister.

On 5 Sep 1831 he married Ann VICKERY in Brighton, Sussex, another Bible Christian itinerant minister. They had 2 children Sampson Paul ROBINS, born on 27 Jan 1833 in Faversham, Kent and Samuel Frederick Vickery ROBINS born 6 Jan 1836 in Kings Brompton, Somerset. Sampson became a Bible Christian minister for one year, before changing to the teaching profession.

On the Jan 16, 1846 it was decided to send 3 additional ministers to North America - one to Wisconsin, one to Ohio and an additional minister for Upper Canada. Paul ROBINS, along with William HOOPER and Henry EBBETT were selected to travel to North America. Paul ROBINS and family, William and Rebecca HOOPER and Henry EBBETT all travelled together aboard the Voluna. A copy of Paul Robins journal of the trip has been passed down in the family.

After a number of years working on various circuits, he was moved to Bowmanville where he established the Book Room. His wife Ann died there in 1853.

In 1854 Paul was one of the Canadian ministers sent to England to help negotiate the creation of the separate Canadian conference. While there, Paul married the Bible Christian minister Mary Ann Taylor.

Paul died in Bowmanville on 27 Apr 1890 and was buried in Providence Cemetery.

Year

Location

1823

Ringsash

1823

Kingsbrompton

1825

Weare

1826

London FC

1829

Brighton

1831

Tenterden M.

1832

Faversham & Elham

1833

Chatham

1835

Kingsbrompton & Taunton M

1837

Devonport

1839

St. Neot

1841

St. Austell

1844

Shebbear

1846

Peterborough Can W

1849

Cobourg Can W

1852

Darlington Can W

1855

Pickering Can W

1856

London Can W

1858

London & St. Thomas

1859

Mitchell

1863

Clinton

1864

Bowmanville

1870

Mitchell

1874

Bowmanville (superannuated)

  • President 1836, 1843
  • Connextion Secretary 1835, 1838, 1841-2
  • Canadian Secretary 1857-64
  • Financial Secretary 1835, 1837, 1839-42
  • Miss. Sec. 1844-5
  • Ch Sec 1842-5
  • Canadian Book Store 1864-9
  • District Superintendent 1832-43, 1848-53, 1855-6, 1858-60, 1860
  • DChS 1870-1

Contacts:
Sher Leetooze
Robin Potter.