Robinson, Noah (1840-1908)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by G.T. Fawcett

Mr. Noah Robinson was born at Kimberley, Notts and spent the first half of his life in that locality. In boyhood and early manhood he was somewhat wayward, and to all appearance quite indifferent to the claims of God upon his heart and life. When about twenty-six years of age. however, a great change took place, and every body knew that Noah Robinson was converted, for with his native ardour and earnestness he at once devoted himself to the person and cause of his newly-found Master and Lord. 

Giving himself to reading and study, he soon manifested gifts which led him to the preachers’ plan and from that time until stricken with serious illness about four years ago he did a considerable share of work as a local preacher with much acceptance. He came to Hucknall in 1874, and, until incapacitated by failing health, held a responsible position at the Hucknall Collieries, discharging the duties devolving upon him with characteristic thoroughness and conscientiousness, and respected alike by master and workmen. 

As Sunday School teacher, class leader, and trustee of our Watnall Road Church, he rendered whole-hearted service, always being ready to help by personal service and generous gift every department of our church work. His health being somewhat re-established it was hoped that a few more years of quiet usefulness might have been his, but our Heavenly Father ruled otherwise. After a brief, sharp illness, borne with unmurmuring patience and unfaltering faith, he passed to his rest and reward on March 12th, 1908, in his sixty-eighth year, leaving a widow and nine children to mourn his loss. 

The funeral conducted by Rev. G.T. Fawcett (Circuit minister) was largely attended, and bore testimony to the high esteem in which our brother was held by all who knew him.


Noah was born in 1840 at Nuthall, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, to parents Benjamin, a coal miner (1841), and Ann. He was baptised on 23 August 1840 at St Peter, Awsworth, Nottinghamshire.

Noah spent his working life as a coal miner.

He married Julia Straw (1842-1909) on 22 September 1861 at St Mary, Greasley, Nottinghamshire. Census returns identify ten children.

  • Sarah (1861-1929) – married Thomas hall, a frame fitter (wagons) (1911) in 1883
  • John Thomas (1863-1933) – a colliery clerk
  • Mary Ann (b abt1865) – a shop assistant (1891)
  • Julia (1867-1923) – married John Allcock Hardy, a bag hosier and local preacher (1901), in 1886
  • David (1869-1916) – a coal miner; a colliery under manager (1911)
  • Joseph (1870-1877)
  • Lily (1875-1958) – married George Bailey, a coal miner (1901) in 1899
  • Noah (1877-1939) – a coal miner
  • Adeline (1879-1950) – married Joseph Bancroft, a coal miner (1901), in 1899
  • Granville (1881-1936) – a coal miner (1901)

Noah died on 12 March 1908 at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908/490

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