Robinson, William

Male 1728 - 1803  (75 years)


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  • Name Robinson, William 
    Born 1728 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Dec 1803 
    Notes 
    • "William Robinson (c. 1726-1803) was the son of Matthew Robinson, of West Leyton, Yorks.; his eldest brother Matthew Robinson-Morris was the second Lord Rokeby, and Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu, the blue stocking, was his sister. He graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge as B.A. in 1751, M. A. in 1754, and was a Fellow from 1752 to 1760. He was ordained in 1754. Conyers Middleton was the second husband of Robinson's grandmother, and Sir Egerton Brydges (who wrote an account of Robinson (who was his father-in-law) in his Autobiography, vol. ii, pp. 9 ff.) thinks that it was at Middleton's house that he first met Gray. He became Gray's intimate friend, and here and elsewhere Gray alludes to him as `Billy Robinson'. Mitford printed one letter to him from Gray (Letter 380 [TGA letter id. 433 . At the date of this letter he was curate at Kensington (Letter 317 [TGA letter id. 365 (For his marriage see Letter 316 [TGA letter id. 364 ], and for Gray's visits to him at Denton, where he was Rector, see Letters 421 [TGA letter id. 476 , 423 [TGA letter id. 478 (1766), and 480 [TGA letter id. 537 , n. 1 (1768).)"
    Person ID I16894  Hougham
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2008 

    Father Robinson, Matthew
              b. 1694
              d. 1778  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Drake, Elizabeth
              d. 1746 
    Married 1722 
    Family ID F6228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richardson, Mary 
    Married 1760 
    Children 
     1. Robinson, Matthew
              d. 1827
    +2. Robinson, Sarah Elizabeth
              d. 1834
     3. Robinson, Mary
              d. 1844
    Family ID F6267  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart