Robinson Settlement 1825, The

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In an effort to alleviate poverty and starvation in Ireland, in 1825 the British government sponsored a settlement of Irish families in the vicinity of present-day Peterborough. Under the supervision of Peter Robinson, close to 2,000 people from County Cork were established in the region.

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GPS Coordinates: 44.307917000, -78.318944000