Robinson update – another Adelaide

While I was away for a few days an email has dropped into my inbox. We’ve had a contact from a descendent of James Robinson, brother of Robert and the one who didn’t go to South Africa at the last minute. I had conjectured that the death of their father just prior to the scheduled departure date had prompted James to remain behind. However, there appears to have been an even more compelling reason not to go in that James’ wife, Charlotte (née Leathes) was seriously ill and died in March 1820.
James remarried and had another child, Adelaide, from whom my new contact is descended. More details when I have them.

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