Andrew Robinson MVO, CBE

1858 Born Co Antrim. Son of George Robinson, a farmer of Ballytweedy, Muckamore, co. Antrim

1858 Feb 15 Baptised at Carnmoney Presbyterian Church, Co Antrim.

1885 Jun 11 Married Robina Salmond in Original Accession Church, Killead parish, Co Antrim. Robina was living at the Loanends Manse Templepatrick, but her father James H Salmond is given as a Mechanic (he was in fact a Blacksmith all his life). The officiating minister was William Salmond, whom I assume was related, probably her brother.

Loanends Presbyterian Church. In the early 1800s some Presbyterians from Scotland came over to Ireland to preach the Gospel. They were known as Seceeders as they had left the Church of Scotland due to what they saw as a lack of zeal for preaching the gospel and reaching out to those beyond the church. One of the first local men to join them was Hugh McIntyre who was ordained in 1816 as a Minister of the Associate Presbytery of Original Seceeders in Ireland, in charge of Craigmore, Knockloughrim and Loanends congregations. When a church building was erected at Loanends in 1830, Mr McIntyre devoted his whole time to Loanends. In 1858 Loanends became a congregation of the United Free Church of Scotland. The following two ministers, the Rev. Isaac Marwick and the Rev. William Salmond came from Scotland. During Mr Marwick's ministry a Manse and School were built and during Mr Salmond's ministry the church was extensively renovated and a new school and Teacher's residence were built as an outreach to the community. Just prior to Mr Salmond's retirement in July 1932, Loanends joined the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

 

1886 Apr 17. Born Dublin George Robinson , son of Andrew Robinson, an Architect and Robina (nee Salmond)

1901 census Living in Dublin. He is an Architect and Civil Engineer. And Assistant Surveyor of Buildings and Public Works

1911 Census Living in Dublin Now Principal Surveyor of Buildings and Public Works

1911 Appointed MVO

1918 Appointed CBE

1926 Oct 13 Died Ballycastle , his wife Robina

1929 Death of Andrew Robinson, former Commissioner of Ancient and Modern Monuments, aged 71.Andrew was the youngest son of George Robinson of Ballytweedy, Muckamore, co. Antrim.Andrew was appointed M.V.O. in 1911 and C.B.E. in 1918.He m. 1885 Robina Salmond, dau of James Salmond of Perth, Scotland.Three sons survived him

 

George Robinson his son