The Passing Of George Robinson
George Robinson's final years were clouded with a fixation that a certain London solicitor owed him a sum of money and intended to cheat him out of it. When George got such a bee in his bonnet, no amount of shaking could dislodge it. He refused to listen to all entreaties and arguments from his family, who had looked into the matter and were quite satisfied no such debt existed. Using many ingenious ways to evade Caroline's watchful eye, he would unexpectedly make for the railway station on his way to London to beard the supposedly defalcating solicitor. After he had done the disappearing act several times, and on two or three occasions had managed to get as far as the City, his family took firm and decisive action. George and Caroline were moved from Hastings to the village of Inkberrow, Worcestershire. Inkberrow had no railway station, in fact it was not serviced by any public conveyance, and the local people were soon alerted not to assist George in leaving the village bounds.
Here at Inkberrow, restrained at last from wandering and comparatively at peace, George Robinson's restless spirit finally departed. He had reached the age of seventy years, in a time when forty years was the median and sixty was none too common. Caroline had predeceased him two years earlier.
The Nanaimo Free Press for March 13th, 1895, carried his death notice and brief memorial:
"DIED. At Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England, on February 19th, 1895, George Robinson (formerly of Nanaimo) aged 70 years."From Victor Ernest's papers we obtain a copy of the statement of George Robinson's estate. Ten percent of the net was to go to Florence Adelaide and a like amount to George Ernest. There was no provision for Edgar.