FAMILY LETTERS FROM THE PAST
FAMILY LETTERS FROM THE PAST




THE ROBINS FAMILY LETTERS




FROM BENJAMIN & SARAH ROBINS OF SOMERSET, UK, TO THEIR SON GEORGE ROBINS IN CANADA 1848



Somerset letters from the archives/database of Dr. Paul D. Cole, Kingston, Canada( George Robbins is his great great grandfather. Charlotte Heath is George's half-sister )Family members' names are in red. For more information on these families or to add more names, 

data, please e-mail Paul at colebgp@kingston.net



For George RobinsTo Mr. Marysburgh millford post ofice Canada in careof Thomas Wellbanks prince edward districkMay 28 1848Dear Child we your poor father and mother resieve your kind and wilcom and was gladwith hearts fool of joy to hear from you and to hear of your makeing your self Contented and to hear of your leaving of bad Company and all bad vices and Dear Child we your poor old father and mother do hope the almightty God will keep you in his good way and prosper in all thing Dear Child you need not regreat forever leave of englend for it is wearie and ever so Dear Child we hope you will mak yourself happy in your situation and if ever you should return again and the lord should be ples to spear us to see yourface we will reseave you with joy but Dear Child we are both geting old and I your poor mother am geting very febile and if we do not see each other in this world O may God grant we may all met in Glory you desiered to inform you of your aige you will be 24 years of aige the 17 of next Jenuary at 2 o Clock in the morning you sister and your ant Come to see at easter last and your sister is remaining at the same place your uncalCarpenter is dead he dide 15 month and your ante welbley is deade that leave at barkleshe dide near the sam tim Dear Child we have had a very bad disorder in the potatoes for the last 4 year that sum times we was on half provation this time 12 month I give a shilling a lofe and now for 6 pence and all Bid for so no more at present from you afectionnate father and motherBengemen and Sarah Robens


FROM CHARLOTTE HEATH OF FROME, SOMERSET, UK, TO HER BROTHER GEORGE ROBINS IN CANADA 1861



Frome May 30 1861Dear Brother and sisterI received your kind and welcome letter and was glad to hear that you and your family are all well as it leaves me and Eli at present thank God for it. Dear brother you wanted to know about your father but I never heard anything of him or knew where he was since the death of our mother who died three years ago till about 2 months ago I enquired of a man who travels from Shepton to Frome for work who knew him and he told me that he died last January but that he was not ill very long for he worked almost to the last but the cold weather was too much for him for the winter was very severe here and I intended to send to tell you of his death as soon as I could for I suppose you heard of the death of our mother but I could not pofsibly leave home to go to his funeral for Eli was entirely depending upon me as he did not do any work all that winter and it did not be in my power to send my father anything or else I surely should have done it. Eli was in Wales 15 months and has been back home about 6 weeks but went off to Bristol for work the day after I received your letter for he does not seem to want to step about about here but he sends his kind love to all and says you need not be frightened to see him there someday. When you send back please to let me know if you still work at the shoemaking and if you think it would be any good for Eli to come there someday and how much you think it would cost to come.Dear Brother all our mothers brothers and sisters are all dead except Aunt Hannah Carpenter and Aunt Olding who are quite well and send their kind love to you and all our cousins except cousin Hannah Carpenter who has been very ill nearly 18 months and has been gone to Bath hospital about a fortnight.You wanted to know Uncle and aunts names in Montreal their names are John Bowles and Susan Bowles for Aunt Hannah received a letter from them about 1 year and Żago when they were all very well but she have not answered it yet as cousin Hannahhas been ill almost ever since.When you send again please to Direct your letter to Mr Philip Witcomb, Lower KeyfordFrome Somersetshire for Charlotte Heath where I have lived for 11 years.So no more at present from your affectionate sisterCharlotte Heath


FROM CHARLOTTE HEATH OF FROME, SOMERSET, UK, TO HER BROTHER GEORGE ROBINS IN CANADA 1864



Frome May 30 1864Dear Brother and sisterI received your kind and welcome letter and am very glad to hear that youand your family are well. I am very well myself and so isAunt Hannah and her son James and family and his sister and they all send their kind love to you andwish you well and happy in everything that belongs to live and hereafter and we allhope to meet in heaven if it is impofsible for us to meet here on earth. I am sorryto hear it has been such a hard winter in America which has been quite differentwith us to what it is sometimes for every-thing almost is cheap except butchersmeat in the shape of eatables but cotton articles are very dear almost double theprice they were before the war began but there is plenty of work for everyone thatlikes to do it for it has been avery fine time but a little rain would do good justnow to cool it down as the weather has been very hot lately. I have put in some flowerseeds which I had but will send you some more when I send another letter and I willalso send my likenefs in a letter as we can get it done very cheap here. I amglad to hear your children are getting on with their learning and hope they willbe a blefsing to you and make you happy in your old age.We have never heard from Aunt Susan since when I told you now nearly sevenyears ago nor from any of her family.So no more at present from youraffectionate sisterCharlotte Heathat Mr Philip Witcomb'sLower KeyfordFrome Somerset
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