Robinson, Joseph Colin (1884-1944)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

JOSEPH COLIN ROBINSON: born at Thornaby-on-Tees in 1884. His parents were devotedly attached to the Primitive Methodist Church. Trained at Hartley College, he entered the Ministry in 1908. He travelled, chiefly in country circuits, for fifteen years, when two severe attacks of influenza, coming in quick succession, seriously impaired his physical strength and mental vigour, so that in 1927 he was compelled to retire from active work. 

After the Conference of 1934 he resided in the Glasgow (Claremont Street) Circuit, rendering such service as he could, and till the Synod of last year hoped for restoration to the full work; but it was not to be. He passed away on 24th October 1944, in the sixtieth year of his age and the thirty-seventh of his ministry.


Joseph was born in late 1884 at Thornaby on Tees, Yorkshire, to parents William, a glass bottle finisher (1901), and Alice.

He married Jane T.M. Hunter of Glasgow.

Joseph died on 24 October 1944 at Glasgow, Lanrkshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1908 Crowle
  • 1910 Lowestoft
  • 1911 King’s Cross
  • 1912 Oakham
  • 1913 Tadcaster
  • 1915 Grays & Romford
  • 1917 Jarrow
  • 1921 Bolton II
  • 1923 Haverhill
  • 1926 Brandon
  • 1927 Seaham Harbour (S)


Methodist Minutes 1945/121

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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