MR STEWART JOHN ROBINSON

MR STEWART JOHN ROBINSON
DROMONA

Son of the Mr Hugh Robinson, Killylodge, County Antrim and grandson of Mr Hugh Robinson, also of Killylodge, who was a very prominent figure in the district during the 1798 rebellion, when he commanded the Yeomanry and was also High Seneschal of the court.

Mr Stewart John Robinson died suddenly at his residence, Dromona, just outside Cullybackey on Thursday 10th November 1921. Sadly about five years prior to his death he lost his eye sight and had been in failing health for some time before his death.

Mr Robinson was engaged in the boiling and manufacturing of linen yards, a business which he carried on at Killylodge Mills.  He attended the Ballymena Linen Hall until about 1889 when he bought the Dromona Works which he built up to a very successful business from only one or two houses, and carried on bleaching, dyeing and finishing of linen, doing a large trade with Manchester and District.

Some years before, Mr Robinson retired from business, the Dromona Works and Maine Works in the village of Cullybackey, owned by Mr William Young, at Fenaghy, were amalgamated under the title of Dromona and Maine Works, Ltd., Mr Robinson and Mr Young being the first directors.
He was survived by his widow, three daughters and one son, Mr Hugh Allen Robinson.

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