POWER OF ATTORNEY GRANTED BY THREE OFFICERS ON SERVICE IN INDIA, 15TH JULY 1865
One of two pleasant surprises (the other to follow eventually) in an otherwise very tedious heap of ancient title. Under the terms of a will made "on or around the 25th December 1856" (hopefully around the 25th rather than on it — making one's will on Christmas feels a little macabre) the Robinson patriarch put an area of land in Belfast into a trust for the benefit of his three sons. He then died in 1859, if I'm interpreting that scribble in the margin of the first page correctly. Anyway at the time of his death the sons in question were all off with the British army's Indian establishment, and thus not in a terribly convenient position to oversee conveyances in Ireland. So here we have the Robinsons appointing two Belfast solicitors to manage and/or dispose of the land on their collective behalf. The document was signed on the 15th July 1865 and then took a couple months to arrive back in Ireland, where it was stamped at the Dublin registry on the 7th September 1865.
Henry S. Robinson, a Captain on the Staff Corps, stationed at the time in Kurnool,
Thomas S. M. Robinson, a Captain of the 21st Madras Native Infantry, stationed at Villore,
William McD. Robinson, a Lieutenant of the 27th Madras Native Infantry, stationed at Cuddapah.
On the back page we also have the indecipherable signatures of a lieutenant(?) of the 9th Madras Native Infantry and a lieutenant of the 21st Madras Native Infantry, and two justices of the peace in Madras.