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William Robinson

William Robinson

Male 1727 - 1803  (76 years)

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  • Name William Robinson  [1, 2
    Born 18 Oct 1727  [3
    Christened 15 Nov 1727  St Michael, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth Abt 1729  [2
    Education Between 1743 and 1747  Westminster School, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Education Between 1747 and 1751  St John's College, University of Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Appointment Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Curate 
    Appointment 17 Mar 1751/52  St John's College, University of Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fellow 
    • He continued in this role until 1760 when he married
    Ordained 24 Mar 1754  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Deacon 
    • The ceremony was performed by the bishop of Chester
    Ordained 13 Jun 1756  [2
    Priest 
    Appointment 20 Nov 1765  Denton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Rector 
    • He held this position until 1785
    Appointment 19 Dec 1767  Burghfield, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Rector 
    • He served in this capacity until 1800
    Died 8 Dec 1803  [2
    Person ID I5347  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father Matthew Robinson,   b. Abt 1694,   d. 1778  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Drake,   d. 1745 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1712  [4
    Family ID F1542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Richardson 
    Married Jul 1760  [2
    Children 
     1. Sarah Robinson  [natural]
     2. Mary Robinson  [natural]
     3. Matthew Robinson  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAppointment - Rector - 20 Nov 1765 - Denton, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He succeeded to part of the family estates in Kent, Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire on the death of his eldest brother, Matthew, on 30 November 1800.

      He was an intimate friend and correspondent of Thomas Gray, the poet.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, Sir Bernard Burke, (London: Harrison, 1865, scanned original pages on www.ancestry.co.uk, 2004;), pp.946-947 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S355] The Record of Old Westminsters, G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, (Volumes I-II. London: Chiswick Press, 1928, available in digitised format from Ancestry.com as Old Westminsters, up to 1927;), volume 2, page 795 (Reliability: 2).
      Robinson, William, brother of Matthew Robinson-Morris [q.v.], 2nd Baron Rokeby, b. ___ ; adm. (aged 14) Jan. 1742/3; St. John's Coll. Camb. (adm. pensr. Feb. 14, 1746/7); matric. 1748; B.A. 1750/1; M.A. 1754; Fellow March 17, 1752-1760; ordained deacon (Bishop of Chester at Cambridge) March 24, 1754, priest June 13, 1756; sometime Curate of Kensington; Rector of Denton, Kent, Nov. 20, 1765-1785, and of Burghfield, Berks, Dec. 19, 1767-1800; succeeded to part of the family estates in Kent, Yorks, and Cambs on the death of his eldest brother Matthew Nov. 30, 1800; was an intimate friend and correspondent of Thomas Gray, the poet; the correspondence of Mrs. Montagu with Robinson's wife forms the chief part of Dr. Doran's Lady of the Last Century; m. in July 1760, Mary, only surviving daughter of Adam Richardson, of Kensington; d. Dec. 8, 1803. See Dict. Nat. Biog., xlix, 55

    3. [S195] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (www.familysearch.org;), baptism of William Robinson, son of Matthew Robinson and Elizabeth, 15 Nov 1727, Saint Michael, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, born 18 Oct 1727 (extracted from registers) (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S123] The Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland, John Debrett, (Volume II. London: Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington, etc., 1808, available in digital format from Ancestry.com in Peerage of Scotland and Ireland database;), pp.390-391 (Reliability: 3).