Joseph Robinson (loyalist)

Joseph Robinson
Joseph Robinson (ca. 1742 – August 24, 1807) was an American-born lawyer, judge and political figure on Prince Edward Island.wikipedia
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Siege of Savage's Old Fields

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He was a major and later lieutenant-colonel in the Loyalist militia during the American Revolutionary War and fought at the Battle of Ninety-Six Court-House in 1775.
Loyalist recruiting had been more successful: Williamson had learned that Captain Patrick Cuningham and Major Joseph Robinson were leading a large Loyalist force (estimated to number about 1,900) toward Ninety Six.

Americans

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1742 – August 24, 1807) was an American-born lawyer, judge and political figure on Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island

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1742 – August 24, 1807) was an American-born lawyer, judge and political figure on Prince Edward Island.

Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island

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He served in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1790 to 1794.

Colony of Virginia

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He was born in the Province of Virginia and later moved to South Carolina.

Province of South Carolina

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He was born in the Province of Virginia and later moved to South Carolina.

Loyalist (American Revolution)

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He was a major and later lieutenant-colonel in the Loyalist militia during the American Revolutionary War and fought at the Battle of Ninety-Six Court-House in 1775.

American Revolutionary War

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He was a major and later lieutenant-colonel in the Loyalist militia during the American Revolutionary War and fought at the Battle of Ninety-Six Court-House in 1775.

Jamaica

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At the end of the war, he first settled in Jamaica, then New Brunswick and finally went to St John's Island (later renamed Prince Edward Island), in 1789 at the invitation of governor Edmund Fanning.

New Brunswick

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At the end of the war, he first settled in Jamaica, then New Brunswick and finally went to St John's Island (later renamed Prince Edward Island), in 1789 at the invitation of governor Edmund Fanning.

Edmund Fanning (colonial administrator)

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At the end of the war, he first settled in Jamaica, then New Brunswick and finally went to St John's Island (later renamed Prince Edward Island), in 1789 at the invitation of governor Edmund Fanning.

Legislative Council of Prince Edward Island

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He served as speaker from 1790 to 1794, when he resigned his seat after being named to the Legislative Council of Prince Edward Island.

Quit-rent

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In 1796, he published the pamphlet To the farmers in the Island of St. John, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which raised the issue of absentee landlords who failed to pay their quit rents.

Charlottetown

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He died in Charlottetown in 1807.

John Brecken

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He was born in Charlottetown, the son of Ralph Brecken, who had served as speaker in the provincial assembly, and Matilda Robinson, the daughter of Joseph Robinson.

Snow Campaign

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Loyalist recruiting had been more successful: Williamson had learned that Captain Patrick Cuningham and Major Joseph Robinson were leading a large Loyalist force (estimated to number about 1,900) toward Ninety Six.

Old Princetown Road

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In 1797, Colonel Joseph Robinson's orders to muster were ignored by the Prince County Regiment, based in Princetown.