John Johnson Robson

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909


By Geoff Dickinson

Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’

The Circuit Chancellor of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne I. is in many ways an ideal official. He is one of a trio of brothers who have and are rendering invaluable service in the Central Church, and who take a deep interest in all its affairs. Mr. Robson has been connected with our Church from boyhood. A self-made and successful business man, he has not suffered from “the destruction that wasteth at noonday.”

Of a quiet, retiring disposition, unobtrusive in manner, sane in judgement, generous of heart, he is in sympathy with all that makes for progress whether in the church, or civic and national life. Our friend is a member of that worthy band who by consistent service and sterling character render invaluable service to our church. Given length of days his best service is yet to be.



Family and other information

John was born in 1847 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, to parents Oswald and Jessie. Oswald was a tailor. John was baptised on 5 September 1847 at St John, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

John worked as a pattern maker (in wood). He remained a bachelor.

John died on 11 October 1926 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909/366

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This page was added by Geoff Dickinson on 09/02/2015.
Comments about this page

A John Johnson-Robson married Jane Sinclair Basketter, who is buried in Port Elizabeth S.A., but was from Orkney.  Is there any connection to this John's family?

By Susan Basketter
On 11/01/2016


I have not been able to find any connection.

By Geoff Dickinson
On 12/01/2016

Thanks very much for looking for a connection Geoff.

By Susan Basketter
On 12/06/2017

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