The Robertson property was on Pond street, nearly opposite May street and extending back to at least the Brookline border, as can be seen in this map. Josiah Robinson was listed in the 1873 Jamaica Plain directory as an importer of tea, with a business address of 11 Central, Boston. Apparently, he was a gentleman farmer as well.
Boston Daily Globe January 4, 1889
By LEWIS J. BIRD & CO., Auctrs.,
32 Bromfield street.
Administrator's sale, Jamaica Plain, horses, cows, hogs, carriages, sleighs, harnesses, hay, wood, coal, etc., on FRIDAY, Jan. 4, at 4 P.M. at the residence of the late Josiah S. Robinson, Pond st., Jamaica Plain, the entire property contained in stable, stable sheds, wood shed and cellar, comprising in part 2 (?) mares, 2 Jersey cows, 2 hogs, 15 tons hay, Goddard buggy, carryalls, landau, rockaway, express wagon, single and double sleighs, single and double harnesses, buffalo and bear skin robes, ladies' and gents' saddles, farming tools, tip carts, (?) cords wood, 25 tons furnace coal, 6 tons stove coal, cider press, and a host of other farming utensils; sale positive.