Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Sir Metcalfe Robinson

Sir Metcalfe Robinson, 1st Baronet of Newby (1629-1689)

1) (Newby, co. York, bart., extinct 1689; descended from William Robinson, an ancient Hamburgh merchant; Metcalf Robinson, Esq., of Newby, was created a bart. 1660, d. s. p., when his estates devolved on his nephew, William Robinson, ancestor of the Marquess of Ripon). Vert a chev. betw three bucks standing at gaze or.
2) (Earl of Ripon; Frederick John Robinson, second son of Thomas, second Lord Grantham, and brother of Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, was created Earl of Ripon 1833; his lordship’s son and successor was created Marquess of Ripon 1871). Vert a chev. betw. three bucks at gaze or. Crest—Out of a coronet composed of fleurs-de-lis a buck at gaze or. Supporters—On either side a wivern or, gorged with a collar barry of three, the middle ar. the othera az. Motto—Foi est tout.
3) (Marquess and Earl of Ripon, created 1871). Same Arms. Crest—Out of a coronet composed of fleurs-de-lis or, a mount vert, thereon a stag at gaze of the first. Supporters—On either side a greyhound reguard. sa. Motto—Qualis ab incepto.
4) (Rokeby, co. York). Vert a chev. betw. three roebucks trippant or. Crest—A roebuck, as in the arms. Motto—Virtute non verbis.
5) (Rokeby Park, co. York, bart., extinct 1794; represented by Lord Rokeby). Vert on a chev. or, betw. three bucks trippant of the last pellettée as many cinquefoils gu. Crest—A buck trippant or, pellettée.
6) (Baron Rokeby, created 1777; the fourth lord assumed the surname of Montagu 1776. See Montagu, Baron Rokeby). Vert on a chev. betw. three roebucks trippant or, as many quatrefoils gu. Crest—A roebuck trippant or. Supporters—On either side a buck ppr. ducally gorged and chained or, charged on the shoulder with a quatrefoil. Motto—Sola in Deo salus.
7) (Cranford, co. Northampton, and Stretton Hall, co. Leicester, bart.). Vert a buck trippant within an orle of trefoils slipped or; augmentation granted in 1633: quarterly, crenellée gu. and or, in the first quarter upon a tower ar. a lion of England pass, guard or. Crest—A buck trippant or, collared and lined yert, the collar charged with three trefoils slipped or.
8) (Batt’s House, co. Somerset, bart.). Per fess embattled az. and gu. two chev. betw. three bucks trippant ar. attired and hoofed of the third. Crest—A buck trippant in front of park pales ppr. Motto—Spes mea in futuro est.
9) (Beverley House, Toronto, Upper Canada, bart.). Per chev. vert and az. on a chev. nebulée betw. three stags trippant or, a unicorn’s head couped betw. two cinquefoils of the first. Crest—A stag trippant or semée of lozenges az. and resting the dexter forefoot on a millrind sa. Motto—Propere et providè.
10) (Rokeby Hall, co Louth, bart.). (co. Suffolk). Vert on a chev. or, betw. three bucks trippant of the last and pellettée, as many quatrefoils gu. Crest—A buck, as in the arms. Motto—Sola in Deo salus.
11) (Reading, co. Berks; Rev. William Robinson, D.D., Prebendary of Westminster, and Rector of Long Whatton, co. Leicester, Visit. Leicester, 1619; son of John Robinson, Esq., of Reading, and grandson of William Robinson, descended from the North). Vert on a chev. betw. three stags statant or, as many trefoils slipped gu. a crescent for diff.
12) (London, Chief Waiter of the Custom House. Visit. London, 1568). Vert on a chev. betw. three stags atatant or, as many trefoils gu. Crest—A stag statant or, pellettée.
13) (Sithney, co. Cornwall; Thomas Robinson, Esq., of Sithney, Visit. Cornwall, 1620, son of William Robinson, of same place, third son of William Robinson, of Worcester). Per pale ar. and gu. a bend engr. sa.
14) (Helstones, co. Cornwall). Per pale ar. and gu. a bend engr. sa.
15) (Moore Place, co. Bucks; granted 25 Oct. 1731). Ar. on a chev. embattled and counter-embattled az. betw. three stags ppr. a salmon naiant of the field. Crest—On a mural coronet chequy ar. and az. a stag’s head cabossed ppr. Motto—Vincam malum bono.
16) (co. Chester). Vert a fret erm. on a chief or, three escallops of the second.
17) (Trethevas, co. Cornwall). Vert a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or. Crest—A buck's head erased.
18) (Nansloe, co. Cornwall). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, vert on a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or, as many crosses pattee az., for Robinson; 2nd and 3rd, Vyvyan, of Trelowarren [which see]. Crest—A buck's head az. erased erm. attired and charged with three lozenges conjoined in fesse or. Motto—Loyal au mort.
19) (Nicholas Robinson, Bishop of Bangor, 1566-85). Az. a chev. betw. three sheafs of arrows, points down ar.
20) (John Robinson, Bishop of Bristol, 1710-13, and of London, 1714-23). Vert on a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or, as many trefoils gu., from a window at Bristol; another, from a window at Fulham, London, Or, on a chev. vert betw. three bucks trippant ppr. as many cinquefoils of the field.

Bishop Henry Robinson

Henry Robinson (1553-1616), Bishop of Carlisle
credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

21) (Henry Robinson, Provost of Queen’s College, Oxford, and Bishop of Carlisle, 1598-1616). Az. a flying fish in bend ar. on a chief of the second three roses gu., from his portrait in Queen's Coll.; another, from Cole’s MS., British Museum, Vert a flying fish in bend ar. on a chief of the second a rose gu. betw. two torteaux.
22) (Hendon Lodge, co. Durham). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, vert on a chev. ar. betw. three bucks trippant or, as many cinquefoils gu., for Robinson; 2nd and 3rd, ar. on a bend sa. betw. three pellets as many swans of the first, for Clark. Crest—A stag trippant or.
23) (Herrington, co. Durham; descended from William Robinson, living 1502). Vert a chev. betw. two cinquefoils pierced in chief trippant in base or. Crest—A stag trippant or.
24) (Silksworth Hall, co. Durham). (co. Middlesex, and Herrington and Sunderland, co. Durham). Vert guttee d’eau on a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or, as many cinquefoils gu. Crest—A buck or, supporting with the dexter foreleg an escutcheon quarterly gu. and gold, in the 1st quarter a cross flory ar. Motto—Post nubila Phoebus.
25) Vert on a chev. betw. three goats pass, or, as many lozenges gu. Crest—Out of a mural coronet per pale gu. and or, a demi stag per pale of the last and first, the horns counterchanged.
26) (Sir Christopher Robinson, Knt., King’s Advo¬ate, of Bedford Square, London). Vert a chev. or, betw. three bucks trippant ppr. Crest—A buck statant ppr.
27) (Hill Redware, co. Stafford). Vert on a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or, as many cinquefoils gu. Crest—A buck trippant or.
28) (co. Stafford). Per bend wavy or and gu. two escallop shells counterchanged.
29) (Haveringate Bower, co. Essex). Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three stags trippant ppr. Crest—A stag trippant, as in the arms.
30) (Aigburth, co. Lancaster). Vert on a chev. betw. three stags at gaze or, each charged on the shoulder with a martlet sa. as many gates gu. Crest—On a crown vallary a stag at gaze or, supporting with the dexter forefoot an escutcheon per saltire purp. and of the last, charged with a saltire erm. Motto—Virtute non verbis.
31) (Kingston-upon-Hull, co. York; an ancient family of that town; the heiress, Anne Reynolds, only child of Pickering Robinson, Esq., of Rawcliffe, m. in 1774, John Rogers, of Yarlington, co. Somerset, High Sheriff of the co. 1804). Vert a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or.
32) (William Robinson, LL.D., of Tottenham). Per pale or and vert on a chev. betw. three stags trippant as many trefoils all counterchanged. Crest—A stag per pale or and vert resting the forepaw on an escutcheon vert, charged with a trefoil gold. Motto—Virtus pretiosior auro.
33) (granted to James Robinson, Esq., of Sunderland). Vert a chev. erminois betw. two cinquefoils pierced in chief and a stag trippant in base or, a border engr. of the last. Crest—A mount vert, thereon a stag reguard. or, holding in the mouth a cross calvary in bend sinister gu. the dexter forepaw resting on a cinquefoil pierced, as in the arms.
34) (Boston, co. Lincoln). Vert on a cher. betw. three bucks trippant or, as many suns gu. Crest—A buck pass. sa. bezantée.
35) (London). Ar. a chev. gu. betw. three bucks trippant ppr. on a chief az. a sword erect of the first, hilt or, betw. two double keys endorsed and linked of the third.
36) (London, and Drayton Bassett, co. Stafford). Per pale or and az. a cross patonce counterchanged, a chief quarterly of the first and second, in the dexter chief and sinister base points two lions pass. guard. az. in the sinister chief and dexter base three bezants. Crest—A goldfinch ppr. standing on the sun in splendour or.
37) (London, and co. York, 1634). Or, on a chev. gu. betw. three stags trippant vert as many cinqufefoils of the first. Crest—A stag trippant vert, attired or, bezantée.
38) (Cransley, co. Northampton, and co. Northumberland, 1611). Vert on a chev. betw. three bucks or, as many lozenges gu. Crest—Out of a mural coronet chequy ar. and gu. a demi buck or, attired ppr.
39) (Bath, co. Somerset; granted 1772, to William Robinson, Esq.). Vert on a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or, a wreath of laurel betw. two cinquefoils gu. Crest—On a mural coronet gu. a buck at gaze or.

Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall

40) (Kentwell Hall, co. Suffolk, bart., extinct 1743; Sir Thomas Robinson, Knt., Prothonotary of the Common Pleas, was created a bart. 1682; the third bart. d. s. p.). Vert on a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or, as many cinquefoils gu. Crest—A buck trippant or.
41) (Southwold, co. Suffolk). Same Arms, the cinquefoils slipped. Crest—A stag’s head erased or.
42) (certified May, 1779, to Capt. John Robinson). Vert on a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or, each charged on the side with an erm. spot sa. as many cinquefoils gu. Crest—A stag trippant or, charged on the side with an erm. spot sa.
43) (Kirby Frith, co. Leicester). Vert a chev engr. ar. betw. two stags statant at gaze or, semée of torteaux in chief and a stirrup leather of the third in base. Crest—A mount vert, thereon a stag statant at gaze or, semée of tor- tcaux, attired gu. betw. the attires an estoile gold, the dexter foot resting on a stirrup iron sa.
44) Vert on a chev. betw. three bucks trippant or, as many cinquefoils ar. Crest—A buck trippant or.
45) Vert a chev. betw. three bucks or. Crest—On a ducal coronet or, a mount vert, thereon a buck of the first.
46) Or, three bars wavy az. in chief four fleurs-de-lis sa. on a canton of the field a bend gu. charged with a crescent ar.; another,
47) Vert a fret or, on a chief of the second three escallops erm.
48) Vert a chev. betw. two cinquefoils in chief and a buck pass, in base all or.
49) Az. a flying fish in bend ar. on a chief of the last three roses gu. seeded or, barbed vert.
50) (Frederick Robinson, M.D., Scots Fusilier Guards). Vert on a chev. erm. betw. two stags trippant ar. two swords in saltire ppr. betw. as many cinquefoils of the field. Crest—Upon a mount vert amid fern ppr. a stag trippant or, guttée vert.
51) (Dullingham, co. Cambridge, and Denston Hall, co. Suffolk; exemplified to Christopher William Pigott, Esq., on his assuming by royal licence, 1857, the surname of Robinson). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, vert on a chev. betw. three stags Statant or, as many trefoils gu., for Robinson; 2nd and 3rd, az. a fret ar. on a chief dancettée of the last three leopards’ faces gu., for Jeaffreson. Crests—1st, Robinson: A stag statant or, pellety attired ar.; 2nd, Jeaffreson : A talbot's head erased ar. eared gu.
52) (Griqualand West, South Africa, and of London; granted to Joseph Benjamin Robinson). Vert three bezants chevronwise betw. two chevronels, the whole betw. three demi stags couped or. Crest—A demi stag or, charged with two chevronels vert, supporting with the dexter leg a flagstaff in bend sinister ppr. therefrom a banner vert charged with a bezant.
53) (Reg. Ulster's Office to George and William Robinson, appointed Prothonotaries to the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland by patent, 14 March, 1605). Barry of six gu. and or, a lion ramp. sa. crowned of the second. Crest—A boar’s head fessways or, couped gu. thrust through the jaw with a spear, point upwards ar.
54) (granted by Carney, Ulster, temp. William III., to William Robinson, Paymaster-General of the Forces in Ireland, who served in several offices of trust under Charles II. and William III.; descended from an ancient family in co. York). Vert a chev. erm. betw. three stags trippant or, on a canton ar. a castle gu. Crest—A stag's head erased or.
55) (Provost of Banff, 1785). Gu. on a chev. engr. betw. three wolves’ heads erased ar. a cinquefoil az. Crest—A talbot’s head and neck ar. Motto—Intemerata fides.
56) (John Charles Robinson, Esq., Swanage, co. Dorset, and Portinan Square, London). Vert on a chev. or, betw. three stags trippant reguard. of the last as many crosses bottonnee fitchee of the first. Crest—A stag ppr. holding in the mouth three cinquefoils slipped vert, and resting the dexter forefoot on a chaplet of roses also ppr.

Newby Park

Newby Park
credit: Queen Mary's School -, SA2.0

Frederick John Robinson

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon & Viscount Goderich (1782-1859), Prime Minister
credit: Ripon City Council

George Frederick Samuel Robinson

George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon and 3rd Earl de Grey (1817-1904), Viceroy of India
credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson, 1st Baron Rokeby (1709-1794), Archbishop of Armagh
credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Origin, Meaning, Family History and Robinson Coat of Arms and Family Crest

Meaning, Origin, Etymology
This is a baptismal surname meaning “the son of Robin”. Robin is a diminutive of the old Anglo-Saxon personal (first name) Robert. It derives from the Germanic/Teutonic words hrothi and bertha, meaning “fame bright”. The name Robert was introduced into Britain from mainland Europe during the Norman Conquest of 1066 AD and it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht.   From the Old Norse, Robbi, from Hróbjartr (Robert); from the Flemish. This naming pattern was especially popular among the Viking cultures. The root name means 'hrothi' and 'berhta' otherwise 'bright with fame'.  This is a Anglo-Norman name that pre-dates the 7th century.  The name was born by numerous Kings and other nobles (ex. Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland in 1306 and Robert I King of France in 922 AD). There was a character in English folklore called Robin Goodfellow (or Puck) that was a sprite or fairy known for his mischievous behavior who may have popularized the use of this given name, which were later described in Shakespeare's, "Midsummer Night's Dream" and even more popular by Robin of Locksley, famously known as Robin Hood, who it is said stole from the rich to give to the poor.  Although there is no real evidence of this. The family was first established in northern England along the Scottish border, yeomanry who bore the stag trippant as their armorial bearing. The surname of Robinson is distributed throughout England, except the southwest, where it is rare to find. You will find the most Robinson's in the Northern half of England and they decline in numbers the further south you go. You can find the most Robinson's in Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Roxburgh and Dumfries.

Spelling Variations
Common spelling variants or names with similar etymologies include Robyns, Robins, Robens, Robbings, Robinson, Robens, Robison, Robson, Robeson, Robin, Robins, Robbins, Robyn, Robinson, Robenson, Robbison, Robbinson, and McRobin. Foreign equivalents include Robbi (Norse) and Robyns (Flemish).

Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Robinson ranks 519th in popularity worldwide as of the 2014 Census and approximately 1,034,412 people carry the Robinson surname worldwide. The name ranks particularly high in the following six states:  Texas, California, Florida, New York, Georgia, and Maryland. It ranks highest in the following countries: United States (633,850), England (161,306), Canada (47,168), Australia (72,481), Nigeria (26,167), Jamaica (26,167)

The 1890 book Homes of Family Names by H.B. Guppy states “Distributed all over England, except in the southwest, where it is either absent or extremely rare. Its great home is in the northern half of the country, the numbers rapidly diminishing as we approach the south of England. Northamptonshire may be characterised as the most advanced stronghold of the Robinsons on their way to the metropolis. Robson, which is, I suppose, a contraction of this name, is essentially a north of England name, being very numerous in Northumberland and county Durham, and extending in diminished numbers across the border into the shires of Roxburgh and Dumfries”. It should also be noted that many of the bearers of this name live in the Province of Ulster.

Early Bearers of Surname
The Hundred Rolls of 1273 AD, a census of Wales and England, known in Latin as Rotuli Hundredorum, documents two people bearing this surname: Dera Robins in county Cambridgeshire and John Robin in county Oxfordshire. The Poll Tax of Yorkshire in 1379 AD lists two people bearing this surname:  Roger Robynsoun, Roger Robyn-man (the servant of Robin), and Adam Robyn-man. A one John Richard Robunson in 1324 AD in the Court Rolls of the manor of Wakefield. The tenement (apartment house) of John Robynson in Irvine (a city in North Ayshire, Scotland) is mentioned in 1426 AD. John Robynsone was bailie (a municipal or civic offier) of Glasgow in 1477 AD. An early baptism includes Arthur Robinsonne at St. Peter Cornhill in London in 1606.  Other early bearers of the Robinson surname include: Andrew Robsone was heir in the Forty Shilling Lands of Glediswode, Lauderdale, Scotland in 1604; Dera Robins, which was dated 1273, in the Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire; Helen Robinson and Thomas Grene on October 1st 1548, at St. Leonard's, Eastcheap; John Robin Oxford who were recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England in the year 1273; John Robynson in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield for 1324; John Richard Robunson who was on record in 1324 in the Court Rolls of the manor of Wakefield; John Robynsone was Bailie of Glasgow, Scotland, in the year 1477; Margaret Robines appeared in the Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire, dated 1279; Marriage of Christopher Robinson and Jone Millman on November 4th 1565, at St. Mary Abchurch, London; Thomas Robyson was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire in the year 1379; Nicholas Robinson (Died 1585) Welsh Bishop of Bangor, born at Conway in North Wales;  Hugh Robinson (1584-1655), Welsh Archdeacon of Gloucester, born in Anglesea;  Clement Robinson ( fl. 1566-1584), an English song-writer and editor;  John Robinson (1576-1625), known as the "Pilgrim Pastor”

History, Genealogy & Ancestry
The famous genealogist Bernard Burke’s book “The Landed Gentry” discusses three branches of this family: Robinson of Denston Hall, Robinson of Knapton House, and Robinson of Silksworth.

The first branch begins with a mention of Christopher William Robinson, Esq. of Denston Hall in county Suffolk and Dullingham House in county Cambridgeshire. He was born in 1830 and assumed the name and arms of Jeaffreson and in 1870 he married Mary, daughter of John Dunn Gardner of Chatteris. Burke traces the lineage or pedigree of this branch to Christopher Heaffreson who was born in 1699.
ROBINSON OF DENSTON HALL.  Robinson, Christopher William, Esq. of Denston Hall, Suffolk, and Dullingham House, County, Cambridge, born 23 January 1830; assumed the surname and arms of Jeaffreson, under the will of Gen. Jeaffreson, of Dullingham House, and in 1857 that of Robinson only, by the testamentary injunction of William Henry Robinson, Esq., of Denston; married 1870, Mary elder daughter of John Dunn Gardner, Esq., of Chatteris, County, Cambridge
Lineage ~ Christopher Jeaffreson, Esq. of Dullingham born 12 July 1699, J.P., M.P. for the town of Cambridge, married Elizabeth 3rd daughter of Sir John Shuckburg, Bart. of Shuckburgh and died 18 Jan. 1748, leaving a son and heir, Christopher Jeaffreson, Esq. of Dullingham married Sarah, daughter of Francis Deyrell, Esq. of Shudy Camps, County, Cambridge, and by her (who died June 1792) he left at his decease 26 Sept. 1789 (with a daughter Sarah Elizabeth, who died unmarried 11 May 1804), a son and heir, Christopher Jeaffreson, Esq. of Dullingham, a Lieut-Gen. and Col. Cambridgeshire Local Militia, married 1794, Harriet, Viscountess Gormanston, relict of Anthony, 11th Viscount, and daughter of John Robinson, Esq. of Denston Hall, Suffolk, and by her (who died 1826) had an only daughter and heiress, Harriet.  Lieut-Gen. Jeaffreson, J.P. and D.L., died 22 Oct. 1824 and was succeeded by his daughter, Harriet Jeaffreson, also eventual heiress to her maternal grandfather, John Robinson, Esq. of Denston Hall. She married 23 June 1827, William Pigott, Esq., J.P. and D.L. who died 1876, 3rd son of Sir George Pigott, Bart. of Knapton, and died 12 March 1838, leaving by him (who married 2ndly 18 Oct. 1847, Charlotte Maria, widow of Gen. Lord Keane, G.C.B.) a son and two daughters., Christopher William, now of Denston Hall, Ada married 15 March 1853 John Dunn Gardner, Esq. of Chatteris, County, Cambridge; and Harriet. Seats ~ Denston Hall, Newmarket, County, Cambridge; and Dullingham House, Newmarket, County, Cambridge.

Knapton House

Knapton House

The second branch begins with a mention of Sir Henry Robinson, Knight of Knapton House Norfolk who was Justice of the Peace and DL,L, as well as Standard Bearer and Lieutenant Commander of the Queen’s Body Guard of Gentlemen-at-Arms. He was born in 1805 and in 1842 he married Lucy, daughter of William Dodge Cooper-Cooper of Todington Manor and had five children with her: Henry Matthew Cooper (1851), Constance (married Reverend W.H. Cooke), Elizabeth Caroline, Lucy Henrietta Maria (married Commander Albert Battiscombe, Royal Navy of the Daedalus), and Georgina Lindsay. He was the son of George Robinson and Hannah Atkinson.
ROBINSON OF KNAPTON HOUSE.  Robinson, Sir Henry, Knt. of Knapton House, Norfolk, J.P. and D.L. Standard Bearer and Lieut. Comm. the Queen's Body Guard of Gentlemen-at-Arms born 1805 married 1842, Lucy, youngest daughter of the late William Dodge Cooper-Cooper, Esq. of Toddington Manor, Beds and has issue, 1) Henry Matthew Cooper, born 1851; married 1876, Margaret Lucy, 2nd daughter of the late John Ketton, Esq., of Felbrigge Hall, Norfolk 2) Constance married Rev. W.H. Cooke, Incumbent of St. Saviour's, Norwich.  3) Lucy Henrietta Maria married 11 Sept. 1866, Commander Albert Battiscombe, R.N., of the "Daedalus". 4) Georgina Lindsay. Sir Henry is the only son of the late George Robinson, Esq. of Knapton House, by Hannah his wife, daughter of Henry Atkinson, Esq. of Bacton, Norfolk. Seats ~ Knapton House, near North Walsham, Norfolk.

Silksworth Hall

Silksworth Hall
credit: Sunderland City Council

The third branch begins with a mention of William Robinson Robinson, Esq. of Silksworth Hall in county Durham who was Justice of the Peace and D.L. He was born in 1804 and in May of 1839 he married Sarah Dorothy, daughter of William Grey of Norton and had the following issue with her: William Grey (1846), Thomas Middleton (1849, Lieutenant of 14th Regiment),  John George (1852), Sarah Margaret (married Lieutenant Colonel William Hopper Williamson in Brussels), Elizabeth Joanna, Mary Ann, and Harriet Grey. He was the son of Thomas Robinson Grey. Burke traces the lineage of this line back to Thomas Robinson of Sunderland in county Durham who in 1727 married Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Sir William Middleton. They had issue together: William (his heir), Thomas (1728), Anne (married Chipchase Grey), Margaret, and Elizabeth (married Adam Scott, Esquire and M.D.).  The family bore the a coat of arms with the following heraldic blazon: Vert, gutte d’eau on a chevron between three bucks trippant or, as many cinquefoils gules for Robinson, quartering Ettrick, Middleton, Strivelyn, Heyton, Wharton, Ayre, Greyt, and Kirkby.
ROBINSON OF SILKSWORTH.  Robinson, William Robinson, Esq., of Silksworth Hall, County, Durham, J.P. and D.L. born 17 July 1804; married 2 May 1839, his second cousin Sarah Dorothy, only surviving daughter of William Grey, Esq. of Norton, County, Durham, and by her has issue, 1) William Grey born 14 Aug. 1846, M.A. Magdalen Coll., Oxford.  2) Thomas Middleton born 27 Jan. 1849, Lieut. 14th regt. 3) John George born 19 Aug. 1852. 4) Sarah Margaret married at the British Legation, Brussels, 19 Oct. 1865, Lieut-Col. William Hooper Williamson, 85h regt., who died 1873. 5) Elizabeth Joanna 6) Mary Ann 7) Harriet Grey. Mr. Robinson is son of the late Lieut.-Col. Thomas Robinson Grey, of Norton, County, Durham, J.P. and D.L. and by a royal license, dated 22 Sept. 1838, he and his issue were authorised to take the surname of Robinson only, and also bear the arms of Robinson.   Lineage ~ Thomas Robinson, Esq. of Sunderland, County, Durham married 1727, Margaret, eldest daughter and co-heir (with her sister Anne, the wife of Sir William Middleton, Bart., M.P., of Belsay Castle, County, Northumberland) of William Ettrick, Esq. of Silksworth, by Elizabeth his wife, eldest daughter and co-heir of George Middleton, Esq. of Silksworth, who represented a younger branch of Middleton of Belsay. Mr. Robinson had issue by his wife Margaret, who died 27 March, 1762, 1) William his heir 2) Thomas born 1728; died 13 Aug. 1736.  3) Anne married 8 Sept. 1757, Chipchase Grey, Esq. of Norton, and formerly of Sunderland, County, Durham and had issue, besides two daughters, Margaret and Anne, three sons, i) John born 11 June 1760, died without issue ii) William born 5 March 1763, died without issue iii) Thomas Robinson, born 1 July 1767, of Norton, County, Durham, J.P., a Lieut-Col. in the army; married 10 March 1796, Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Hogg, Esq. of Norton and Durham, and by her (who died 19 Oct. 1848 left issue, at his dath, 17 June, 1833, a) William Robinson, who is now of Silksworth  b) John born 1806, of Parklands, County, Gloucester, J.P. for that County and for Durham; married 1st 6 Nov. 1855, Marianne, 3rd daughter of Elias Arnaud, Esq. of Liverpool, and by her has a son, John Chipchase born 1857; and 2ndly 2 Oct. 1867, Elizabeth daughter of John Marriott, Esq. of Dover. c) Thomas Robinson, of Norton J.P., Major South Durham Militia born 25 May 1810; married 16 Sept. 1856, Lucy youngest daughter of Major-Gen Robert William Mills of Willington House, County, Durham, M.P., but died 13 Dec. following. d) Elizabeth Anne e) Margaret f) Harriet died Feb. 1847  g) Maria married 18 July 1839, her second cousin, the Rev. J.W. Smith (formerly Grey) of Dinsdale. Mr. Chipchase Grey died 2 Aug. 1821, his wife having predeceased him 10 March 1787. 4) Margaret died unmarried 25 March 1819 5) Elizabeth married 20 April 1763, Adam Scott, Esq., M.D., of Sunderland and died without issue 6 Sept 1785. Mr. Robinson died 1736, and was succeeded by his elder son, William Robinson, Esq., of Bishop Wearmouth, Capt. in the Dragoons, bapt. 23 Nov. 1727; married 5 Aug. 1755, Elizabeth, daughter of Buckley Butler, of Kilkenny, Ireland, by whom (who died 18 Oct. 1818) he had an only surviving son and heir,  William Robinson, Esq. of Silksworth Hall, who succeeded to that estate, as heir of entail, on the death of his great-aunt, Lady Middleton, 1763. He was born 21 June 1757, and died 31 Oct. 1834, unmarried, devising by his will, dated 19 Dec. 1827, the family estates to his cousin, the above-mentioned William Robinson Grey, Esq., who, pursuant to the the terms of his will, has assumed the name and arms of Robinson. Arms ~ Vert, gutte d'eau on a chevron between three bucks trippant or, as many cinquefoils gu., for Robinson; quartering, Ettrick, Middleton, Strivelyn, Heyton, Wharton, Kirkby, Ayre, Grey, etc. Crest ~ A buck or, supporting with his dexter fore-leg an escutcheon quarterly gu. and gold, in the 1st quarter a cross flory arg.  Motto ~ Post Nubila Phoebus. Seat ~ Silksworth Hall, near Sunderland. Residence ~ Quedgeley House, Gloucester.

Sir John Stephen Robinson

Sir John Stephen Robinson, 3rd Bt (1816-1895), Army officer
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Robinson, 3rd Bart.
(Utd. Kgdm.) Creat 1823 - Sir George Abercrombie Robinson, eldest son of the 2nd bart., by the youngest daughter and co-heir of the late Major-Gen. Robert Douglas, of Garlston, N.B. (she died 1843). Born at West Cowes, Isle of Wight, 1826 (twin with his bro. Douglas); succeeded his father, 1855; educated at Sandhurst, where he gained his commission in 1844; became major 22nd foot, 1857; retired 1861.  The 1st bart. was a director of the E.I.C., and some time military auditor-general at Bengal; the 2nd was chief superintendent of British trade in China. Heir Pres., his bro. Douglas born at West Cowes, Isle of Wright, 1826 (twin with the bart.); mar. 1857 his cousin Matilda, eldest daughter of the Rev. W. Scott Robinson; became capt. 72nd highlanders in 1850, major 1862; served the Eastern campaign of 1855, including the expedition to Kertch, the fall of Sebastopol.

Robinson, 7th Bart.
(Eng.) Creat 1660 - Rev. Sir George Stamp Robinson, son of Rev. Wm. Villiers Robinson (2nd son of 5th bart.), by the daughter of STamp Brooksbank Esq. Born at Grafton Underwood, Northhamptonshire, 1797; married 1827, 6th daughter of Robt. Willis Blencowe, Esq., of Hayes, Middlesex; succeeded his uncle in 1833; educated at New College, Oxford, where he graduate B.A. 1819, M.A. 1824; was rector of Cranford, Northhamptonshire, from 1822 to 1853, when he was appointed honorary canon of Peterborough; is patron of 2 livings.  The 1st bart. was lord mayor of Londn, and received his title for services in the cause of Charles II; he was nephew of Archbishop Laud. Seat - Cranford, Northamptonshire; Stretton Hall, Leicestershire. Heir, his son John Blencowe, born at Cranford 1830; married 1861 the eldest daughter of the Rev. Edward Stewart (she was born 1839).

Robinson, Knt. Bachel.
Creat 1845 - Sir Henry Robinson, only son of George Robinson, Esq., of Knapton House, Norfolk, by the eldest daughter of Henry Atkinson, Esq., of Bacton, Norfolk.  Born in London; married 1842, youngest daughter of William Dodge Cooper Cooper, Esq., of Teddington Park, Bedfordshire; was appointed in 1840 standard-bearer of the corps of gentlemen-at-arms; and in 1845 promoted to the rank of lieut., on which occasion he received the honour of knighthood; retired from the corps 1848; appointed a deputy-lieut. of Norfolk 1850.  Seat - Knapton House, Norfolk

Hercules George Robert Robinson

Hercules George Robert Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead (1824-1897), Colonial governor
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Robinson, Knt, Bachel.
Creat 1859 - Sir Hercules George Robert Robinson, 2nd son of Capt. Hercules Robinson, R.N., of Rosmead, County, Westmeath, by the only daughter and heir of Henry Widman Wood, Esq., previously of Rosmead.  Mar. 1846 Hon. Nea Arthur Ada Rose d'Amour, 5th daughter of the 9th Visct. Valentia; served some time in the 87th fusiliers; subsequently engaged in the public works for the relief of the Irish famine 1846-7; appointed president of Montserrant 1854; lieut-governor of St. Christopher's and the Leeward Islands 1856; governor and commander-in-chief of Hong Kong June 1859, governor of Ceylon 1865.  Residence-Ceylon.

Robinson, 2nd Bart.
(Utd. Kgdm.) Creat 1854 - Sir James Lukin Robinson, eldest son of the late Sir John Beverley Robinson, 1st bart., by the only daughter of Charles Walker, Esq., of Norfolk (she died 1865). Born at Toronto 1818; married 1845, the eldest daughter of John Arnold, Esq., formerly of Halstead, near Sevenoaks, Kent, and afterwards of Toronto; succeeded his father in 1863; was called to the bar at the Middle Temple 1843. The 1st bart. was chief justice of Upper Canada.  Residence - Beverley House, Toronto, Upper Canada. Heir his son Henry Grassett, born 1849.

Robinson, 3rd Bart.
(Utd. Kgdm.) Creat. 1819 - Sir John Stephen Robinson, son of the 2nd bart. by the eldest daughter of the 2nd of Earl of Mount-Cashell (she died 1859). Born in Stratford Place,  1816; married 1841, only daughter of Anthony Denny, Esq., of Barham Wood, Herts, granddaughter of the celebrated Lord Collingwood; succeeded his father in 1847; was appointed 1st lieut. 60th rifles 1839; lieut-col. Louth militia 1854.  The 1st bart. was John Friend, who assumed by sign manual his maternal name of Robsinson, in lieu of his patronymic. Seat - Rokeby Hall, Dunleer, County, Louth. Heir, his son Richard Collingwood, born at Pisa 1842; appointed ensign 60th rifles 1860.

Sir John Beverley Robinson

Sir John Beverley Robinson, 1st Baronet of Toronto (1791-1863), lawyer & judge

Richard Robinson

Rev. Dr. Richard Robinson, 1st Baron Rokeby (1708-1794)

Rokeby Lodge

Rokeby Hall
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The Baron Robinson (Sir Roy Lister Robinson, O.B.E.), of Kielder Forest, co. Northumberland ; and of Adelaide in the Commonwealth of Australia ; educ. St. Peter’s Coll. Adelaide, Sch. of Mines, and Univ. Adelaide (B.Sc. 1902), and Magdalen Coll. Oxford (B.A. 1908) ; F.S.A.S.M. (Adelaide) ; Asst. Insp. (1909), Insp. (1910), Suptg. Insp. (1912), Board of Agric. and Fisheries ; with Mins, of Munitions and Agric. 1914-18 ; Tech. Commr. (1919-32), Vice-Chm. (1929-32), Chm. (from 1932), Chm. and Dir-Gen. (1945-47), Forestry Commn. ; Chm. 4th Brit. Emp. Forestry Conf. (S. Africa) 1935, 5th Brit. Emp. Forestry Conf. (G.B.) 1947; b. 8 March, 1883, made O.B.E. 1918, Knighted 1931, raised to the Peerage of the United Kingdom, 15 July, 1947, as Baron Robinson, of Kielder Forest, co. Northumberland, and of Adelaide in the Commonwealth of Australia ; m. 26 Nov. 1910, •Charlotte Marion Cust, yr. dau. of late Henry Cust Bradshaw, formerly of Fair Oak Park, Hampshire, and has had issue, 1. Michael Lister, D.S.O., D.F.C. ; educ. Downside ; W/Cdr., R.A.F., served in World War II ; had Belgian Croix de Guerre avec Palme ; ft. 8 May, 1916 ; k. in action 10 April, 1942. 1 •Teresa, 6. 31 Oct. 1914 ; rn. 23 Dec. 1939, W/Cmdr. Paul Henry Mills Richey, D.F.C., R.A.F. (57, Sloane Gardens, S.TV.l), son of Lt.-Col. George Henry Mills Richey, C.M.G., D.S.O., of 68, Cadogan Square, S.W.l, and has issue. 2*Magdalen Mary, 6. 10 Jan. 1921, m. 16 Aug. 1941, John Joseph Benedict Hunt ( Fir Cone Cottage, Churt, Surrey), son of Major Arthur L. Hunt, M.C., of Hale House, Churt, Surrey, and has issue. His Lordship is the son of William Robinson of Perth, W. Australia, by his wife, Annie (96, Labourchere Road, S. Perth, W. Australia). Creation—Baron (U.K.) 15 July, 1947. Residence—57, Sloane Gardens, S.W.l. Club—Brooks’s.

Sir Joseph Benjamin Robinson, 2nd Bt., of Hawthornden, Wynberg, in the Province of the Cape of Good Hope in the Union of S. Africa, Representative for Wynberg in the Union Parliament, S. Africa 1932-38, and formerly Representative for Randfontein 1915-19, educ. Eton, and Trin. Coll. Camb; b. 11 March, 1887; s. his father 30 Oct. 1929 ; m. 5 Sept. 1935, Alice Josephine, dau. of Daniel Cullen, of Omeath, co. Louth.  Lineage—Sir Joseph Benjamin Robinson, 1st Bt., of Hawthornden, Wynberg, in the Cape of Good Hope in the Union of S. Africa, J.P. for Kimberley, S. Africa, sometime M.L.A., and in 1880 Mayor of Kimberley, served as a Cmdt. in the Basuto War and organised and cmd’d. the first Mounted Vol. Force in Griqualand West, Chm. of Robinson’s S. African Banking Co., and many gold mines in the Transvaal Colony, ft. 3 Aug. 1840, yst. son of Robert John Robinson (d. 1886) and Martha Emily his wife (d. 54), dau. of William Henry Strutt. He m. 3 Oct. 1877, Elizabeth Rebecca (d. 30 March, 11930), dau. of James Ferguson, of Kimberley, S. Africa, and had issue, 1. Frederick Eustace, 6. 25 Sept. 1878 ; d. unm. 7 May, 1917. 2. Joseph Benjamin (Sir), 2nd and present Bt. 3. Wilfred Henry, ft. 18 July, 1889 ; m. 29 April, 1914, *Eileen (Muizenberg, S. Africa), dau. of Frederick St. Ledger, of Claremont, S. Africa, and d. 25 Nov. 1922, leaving issue, Wilfred Henry Frederick, M.A. Camb. ; Major, late Devonshire Regt. (att. Para. Regt. 1943-46), served in World War II ; heir presumptive ; ft. 24 Dec. 1917 ; m. 14 March, 1946, • Margaret Alison Kathleen, only dau. of Frank Mellish, M.C., of Newlands, Cape Colony, S. Africa, and has issue, • Suzanne Moira, ft. 6 June,, 1947. Moira, 6. 24 March, 1915, d. unm. 8 April, 1940. 4. Arthur John, 6. 6 April, 1891 ; d. unm. 15 Dec. 1922. 5. Reginald Charles, 6. 18 Dec. 1892 ; d. unm. 16 Dec. 1926. 1. Constance Eleanor, d. 1 April, 1935. 2* Ida Louise (The Fort, Muizenberg, Cape Colony ; Robinson Park, Wynberg, Cape Colony ; Palazzo Labia, Venice, Italy), m. 21 Sept . 1921, Count Natale Labia, Min. Plen. for Italy in the Union ofS. Africa, and has issue. He d. 9 Jan. 1936. His widow was given the rank and title of Princess by H.M. The late King of Italy, in recognition of her husband’s services to that country.  3* Maud, m. 15 Oct. 1916, George Young, of London. 4. Leonora. 5. Elizabeth Rebecca, d. in infancy. 6. Florence Mildred. 7. Kathleen Frances, d. in infancy. 8. Josephine, d. in infancy. Sir J. B. Robinson was created a Baronet 27 July, 1908, and d. 30 Oct. 1929, when he was s. by his only surv. son. Creation—27 July, 1908. Arms—Vert, three bezants chevron wise between two chevronels, the whole between three demi-stags couped, or. Crest—A demi-stag or, charged with two chevronels vert, supporting with the dexter leg a flagstaff in bend sinister ppr., pendent therefrom a banner vert, charged with a bezant. Motto—Eupkna Seat—Hawthomden, Wynberg, Cape Province, S. Africa.

Sir John Robinson

Sir John Robinson, 1st Baronet of London (1615-1680), merchant, MP, Lord Mayor of London

Sir Frederick Villiers Laud Robinson, 10th Bt., M.C., J.P. co. Northampton, educ. Wellington Coll., Major late 3rd Bn. Northants Regt. (Mil.), Asst. Provost Marshal 1915-19, formerly Capt. 2nd Bn. Northants Regt., served in S. African War 1902 (medal with four clasps), and in World War I 1914-19 (wounded twice, despatches, M.C., Croix de Guerre of France), b. 4 Dec. 1880 ; s. his father 1893 ; m. lstly, 27 March, 1913, Eileen Minna (who obtained a div. 1933), eldest dau. of Harry I. Higham, of 34, Park Street, W.l, and has had issue, 1 1 Michael Frederick Laud, educ. Eton, Capt. Northamptonshire Yeo., served in World War II ; (26, Kelso Place, W.8 ; Boodle's Club), b. 23 Jan. 1914 ; m. 23 Dec. 1941, •Elizabeth, elder dau. of Brig. Charles Bridge, C.M.G., D.S.O., M.C., of West Wratting Park, co. Cambridge, and has issue, 1 John James Michael Laud, b. 19 Jan. 1943. 2. John Ronald Villiers, Major K.R.R.C., served in World War II, b. 8 Sept. 1915 ; k. in action Jan. 1943. He m. 2ndly, 16 Aug. 1933, • Frances Joyce, elder dau. of Arthur Tyrwhitt-Drake, of Crendle, Sherborne, Dorset.  Lineage—Alderman Sir John Robinson, 1st Bt., Lord Mayor of the City of London 1662-3, M.P. for London 1660, and for Rye 1661- 79, H.E.I.C.S., Lieut, of the Tower of London 1660-79, 3rd son of Ven. William Robinson, D.D., Archdeacon of Nottingham in 1635, half-brother of Archbishop Laud, created a Baronet 22 June, 1660, and granted an augmentation to his arms 20 Aug. 1663. Sir John was b. 1625 ; m. Dec. 1654, Anne, dau. of Sir George Whitmore, Kt., of Barnes, Surrey, and d. Feb. 1679-80, having by her (who m. 2ndly, 25 Sept. 1680, William Shenton, and d. Jan. 1699) had issue, 1. William (Sir), Kt., b. 16 Dec. 1655 ; d. unm. v.p. 14 Feb. 1678-9. 2. John (Sir), 2nd Bt. 3. James (Sir), 3rd Bt. The elder surv. son, Sir John Robinson, 2nd Bt., of Farming Woods, co. Northampton, b. 1660 ; m. 1686, Mary, dau. of Sir William Dudley, 1st Bt., and had issue, 1. Mary, m. 5 Jan. 1708-9, 4th Earl of Wemyss, and d.s.p. 1711. 2. Anne, m. 1718, 1st Baron Gowran (ext.), and had issue. He d. 1693, and was s. by his brother, Sir James Robinson, 3rd Bt., b. 1669 ; m. by licence 29 April, 1699, Anne (d. 1728), 2nd dau. and co-heir of Sir William Jesson, of Newhouse, co. Warwick, by Penelope, his wife, dau. (and in her issue co-heir) of Sir George Villiers, 2nd Bt., of Brooksby. He d. 28 Aug. 1731, and was s. by his eldest son, Sir John Robinson, 4th Bt., Sheriff co. Northampton 1737, b. 1705 ; m. lstly, 5 May, 1726, Mary (d. 2 Feb. 1733-4), only dau. and heiress of John Morgan, of Kingsthorpe, co. Northampton (by Triphena, his wife, dau. and heiress of Robert Sheffield, uncle to John, Duke of Buckingham), and had, with other issue, George (Sir), 5th Bt. He m. 2ndly, 7 June, 1736, Elizabeth Perkins, of Marston, co. Warwick, and by her had issue, a son and a dau. He d. 31 Aug. 1765, and was s. by his eldest son. Sir George Robinson, 5th Bt., M.P. for Northampton 1774-80, b. 1730 ; m. 2 Dec. 1764, Dorothea (d. 27 Jan. 1815), only child of John Chester, of London, by Elizabeth, his wife, dau. of Sir William Chester, Bt., of Chicheley, by Penelope, his wife, dau. of George Hewett, of Stretton, co. Leicester, and acquired those estates. He had, with other issue, 1. George (Sir), 6th Bt. 2. William Villiers (Rev.), Rector of Grafton Underwood and of Irchester-cum-Wollaston, co. Northampton, m. 10 Dec. 1795, Anne, dau. of Stamp Brooksbank (by Anne, his wife, dau. of Thomas Gataker), and d. 14 Jan. 1829, leaving, with other issue, 1. George Stamp (Sir), 7th Bt. 1. Caroline Penelope, m. 29 Oct. 1834, Herman Merivale, C.B., Under-Sec. of State for India. He d. 8 Feb. 1874, leaving issue. 2. Emma, m. 12 Nov. 1834, Rev. William Duthy, Rector of Sudborough, and had issue. He d. 1889. 3. Charles, m. 28 Feb. 1805, Charlotte (who m. 2ndly, 15 June, 1814, John George Boss, Capt. R.N., and d. 11 Sept. 1832), dau. of Sir James Pennyman, Bt., and d. 8 May, 1805. 1. Frances Dorothea, m. 7 May, 1790, Charles Hoare, the eminent banker of Fleet Street, London. 2. Penelope, m. 12 Oct. 1789, Robert Willis Blencowe, of Hayes, Middlesex. Sir George d. 10 Oct. 1815, and was s. by his elder son, Sir George Robinson, 6th Bt., M.P. for Northampton 1820-32, b. 1765 ; d. unm. 23 Nov. 1833, and was s. by his nephew, Rev. Sir George Stamp Robinson, 7th Bt., M.A. Oxford, Rector of Cranford, and hon. Canon of Peterborough, b. 29 Aug. 1797 ; m. 24 May, 1827, Emma, his cousin (d. 20 Jan. 1874), 6th dau. of Robert Willis Blencowe, of Hayes, Middlesex, and had, with other issue, 1. John Blencowe (Sir), 8th Bt. 2. Frederick Laud (Sir), 9th Bt. 1. Dorothea Ann Eliza, m. 27 Oct. 1865, Adm. Sir Anthony H. Hoskins, G.C.B., and d. 7 Oct. 1901. He d.s.p. 21 June, 1901. Sir George d. 9 Oct. 1873, and was s. by his elder surv. son, Sir John Blencowe Robinson, 8th Bt., b. 20 May, 1830 ; m. 5 Dec. 1861, Winifred (d. 24 May, 1919), eldest dau. of Rev. Edward Stewart, and grand-dau. of Hon. Edward Stewart (see Galloway, E.), and d.s.p. 10 Aug. 1877, when he was s. by his brother, Sir Frederick Laud Robinson, 9th Bt., J.P., M.A., Rector of Cranford, co. Northampton, b. 28 June, 1843 ; m. 14 Dec. 1870, Madeleine Caroline (d. 21 Feb. 1909), eldest dau. of Frederick Sartoris, of Rushden Hall, co. Northampton (see Burke’s L.G.), and had issue, l. Frederick Villiers Laud (Sir), 10th and present Bt. 1» Evelyn Dorothy, b. 4 Aug. 1875 ; m. 31 Jan. 1900, Capt. Lindsay Ralph Bagnall, Dep. Assist. Dir. Railway Transport, son of late Charles Bagnall, M.P. 2 • Marjorie Sybil, b. 11 Jan. 1877 ; m. 17 Jan. 1899, Charles Brooke Whitaker Brook, of Geddington, Kettering, son of late William Brook, of Healey House, Netherton. He d. 19 April, 1930. 3 • Sylvia Joan, (Octagon House, Dedham, Essex), b. 23 May, 1883 ; m. lstly, 27 April, 1903, Lt.-Col. Charles Edward Bagnall, 4th Yorks Regt., son of late Charles Bagnall, M.P. He d. 1 April, 1923, and she m. 2ndly, 24 Sept. 1925, Major Archibald Donald Mackinnon, C.M.G., O.B.E., M.D., of Dunringell, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye. He d. 5 Sept. 1937. Sir Frederick d. 6 Feb. 1893, and was s. by his only son. Creation—22 June, 1660. Arms — Quarterly : 1st and 4th, quarterly crenellee gu. and or, I in first quarter, upon the battlements of a tower arg., a lion of England, of the second (in augmentation) ; 2nd and 3rd, vert, a buck, trippant, within an orle of trefoils slipped, or (for Robinson). Crest—A buck trippant or, collared and lined vert, the collar charged with three trefoils slipped, or. Seat—Cranford Hall, nr. Kettering, co. Northampton.

Sir George Robinson

Sir George Robinson, 5th Baronet (1730-1815)

Sir John Robinson

Sir John Robinson
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John Robinson

John Robinson (1650-1723), Bishop of London and diplomat
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Sir John Beverley Robinson,  5th Bt., of Toronto, Canada, b, 12 Feb. 1895; s. his father 1933 ; m. 27 Oct. 1934, •Maud Eva, 3rd. dau. of William Charles Coo, of Toronto, Canada. Lineage—John Robinson, of Crostwick, in the parish of Romaldkirk, co. York, m. Anne Dent, and had issue, three sons. The 2nd son, George Robinson, of Cleasby, co. York, m. Frances, dau. of Thomas Layton, of Cleasby, and d. before 1634, having had, with other issue, 1. Thomas, of London, merchant (eldest son), who sustained serious pecuniary losses upon the Royalist side during the Civil War. He d. 1648. 2. John (3rd son), of whom presently. 1. Clara (eldest dau.), m. 1689, Theophilus Bolton, of London, merchant, and d. 1684, having received a pension from the Crown for the hazardous services rendered by her husband and herself in the cause of Charles I and Charles II.   The 3rd son, John Robinson, of Cleasby, who as well as his brother Thomas had suffered losses as a Royalist sympathiser, m. Elizabeth (d. 1688), dau. of Christopher Potter, of Cleasby, and d. 1651, leaving, with other issue, 1. Christopher, of whom presently. 2. John, P.C., Bishop of London, M.A. Oxford 1683, Fell, of Oriel, 1675-86, D.D. 1710, Chaplain to Swedish Embassy, then Res. and afterwards an Envoy to Sweden 1683-1708, Yiear of Lastington, co. York 1694-1700, Dean of Windsor 1709, Bishop of Bristol 1710, Lord Privy Seal 1711, First English Plen. at Peace Conference at Utrecht 1712, and signed the Treaty 1713, P.C. 1714, and Bishop of London 1714-23; b. 7 Nov. 1650, m. lstly, Mary Langton, and 2ndly, Emma Cornwallis. He d.s.-p. 11 April, 1723, when his manor of Hewick-under-Bridge, nr. Ripon, passed to his nephew, Christopher, in Virginia, and was eventually sold in 1778 to Sir Fletcher Norton, afterwards Lord Grantley. 1. Clara, m. Sir Edward Wood, Kt., Gentleman Usher to Queen Catherine, consort of Charles II, and Envoy Extraor. to Sweden. The eldest surv. son, Christopher Robinson, of Rappahannock, co. Middlesex, Virginia, Sec. of Virginia temp. William and Mary, b. at Cleasby, co. York, 1645, m. lstly, Agatha (d. 25 Jan. 1685-6), dau. of Bertram Obert, of Rappahannock, and had, with other issue, 1. Christopher, of whom presently. 2. John, of Urbanna, Middlesex, Virginia, Pres, of the Council of Virginia, b. 1683 ; m. lstly, Catharine, dau. of Robert Beverley, of Rappahannock, and 2ndly, Mary Welsh, of co. Essex, Virginia, and d. 24 Aug. 1749, having had issue, 1. Christopher, b. 1 July, 1703, Fell, of Oriel Coll. Oxford (M.A. 1729), d. unm. 20 April, 1738. 2. John, Treas. and Speaker of House of Burgesses, Virginia, b. 3 Feb. 1704, d. 14 May, 1766, leaving issue. 3. William, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, b. 25 Jan. 1709 ; m. by licence, 17 Feb. 1737, Agatha, dau. of Harry Beverley. 4. Henry, b. 7 April, 1718 ; m. Mary Waring, and had issue. 5. Beverley, a distinguished Loyalist offr., Col. of the Guides and Pioneers, raised the King’s Loyal American Regt., in which four of his sons served, b. 11 Jan. 1722 ; m. 7 July, 1747, Susanna (d. 22 Nov. 1822), dau. of Frederick Philipse, of New York, and d. 9 April, 1792, having had Issue, (1) Beverley, Lt.-Col. Loyal American Regt. in the Revolutionary War, b. 10 March, 1754 ; rn. Anna Dorothea Barclay, and d. in New York, 1815, leaving issue, (2) Morris, Lt.-Col. in the Army, Assist. Barrack Master Gen., served in the Revolutionary War, b. 15 Nov. 1759 ; m. Margaret Waring, and d. 28 Aug. 1815, leaving issue, (3) John, Dep. Paymr. Gen., mem. of Council and Treas. of the Forces of New Brunswick, served in Revolutionary War, b. 15 July, 1762 ; m. Elizabeth (d. 1828), dau. of George Duncan Ludlow, Chief Justice of New Brunswick, and d. 8 Oct. 1828. (4) Frederick Philipse (Sir), G.C.B., Gen. in the Army, Gov. of Tobago, b. 24 Sept. 1764 ; d. 1 Jan. 1852, leaving issue. (5) William Henry (Sir), K.H., Commry. Gen. of the Forces in Canada, b. 7 Nov. 1765, d. 10 Feb. 1836, leaving issue. He m. 2ndly, 17 Sept. 1687, Catherine (d. 23 April, 1692), dau. of Theophilus Hone, of Jamestown, Virginia, and widow of Robert Beverley, of Beverley, Yorks, and afterwards of Virginia, and dau. of Theophilus Hone, of Jamestown, Virginia, and d. 1692 (will dated 27 Jan. 1692-3, proved 6 March foil.). His eldest son by his 1st wife, Christopher Robinson, of Urbanna, b. 1682 ; m. 12 Oct. 1703, Judith (d. 18 Nov. 1720), widow of Corbin Griffin and of William Beverley, and dau. of Christopher Wormley, of Rappahannock, and d. 20 Feb. 1726, leaving with other issue, 1. Christopher, of Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, b. 1705 ; m. lstly, Mary Barclay, and had a son, Christopher, b. 9 March, 1737-8 ; d. unm. 1775. He m. 2ndly, 6 May, 1752, Sarah Wormley (d. 1772), and d. 1768, having by her, had a dau., Elizabeth, m. 19 May, 1792, William Steptoe. 2. Peter, of whom presently. The yst. son, Peter Robinson, of St. John’s, co. King William, Virginia, educ. Oriel Coll. Oxford, mem. of the House of Burgesses 1758-61, b. 5 March, 1718 ; m. 9 Aug. 1750, Sarah Lister, and d. 1765 (will dated 8 Jan. 1765, proved that year) leaving issue, two sons and three daus. The elder son, Christopher Robinson, of York (now Toronto), Canada, an offr. of the Queen’s Rangers during Revolutionary War, Barrister-at- law ; b. 1763 ; m. May, 1784, Esther, dau. of Rev. John Sayre, of New Brunswick, and d. 2 Nov. 1798, having by her (who m. 2ndly, 6 Sept. 1802, Elisha Beman, and d. 27 July, 1827) had issue, three sons and three daus. The 2nd son, Sir John Beverley Robinson,

Beverley House

Beverley House

1st Bt., C.B., of Beverley House, Toronto, Barrister-at-law, was apptd. A/Attorney Gen. of Upper Canada 1812 ; Solicitor Gen. 1815 ; Attorney Gen. 1818 ; Chief Justice of Upper Canada 1829 ; and Afterwards Pres, of the Court of Appeal and Chancellor of Trin. Coll. Upper Canada. He was created a Baronet 21 Sept. 1854 ; b. 26 July, 1791 ; m. 5 June, 1817, Emma (d. 29 May, 1865), only surv. child of Charles Walker, of Harlesden, Middlesex, and niece of William Merry, Dep. Sec. of War, and had issue, 1. James Lunin (Sir), 2nd Bt. 2. John Beverley, Lt.-Gov. of Ontario 1880-7, Barrister-at-law, M.P. for W. Toronto, Pres, of Executive Council of Canada 1862 ; b. 20 Feb. 1820 ; m. 30 June, 1847, Mary Jane (d. 18 Jan. 1892), 2nd dau. of Christopher Alexander Hagerman, Puisne Judge of the Queen’s Bench, Upper Canada, and d. 19 June, 1896, leaving issue, 1. John Beverley (Sir), 4th Bt. 2. Strachan Napier, of Toronto, b. 25 Sept. 1849 ; dec. 3. Christopher Conway, K.C., b. 17 March, 1853 ; m. 23 June, 1880, Jane (d. 1915), dau. of Norman Torquil M’Leod, of Toronto, and d. 2 March, 1907, leaving issue, (1) 4 John Beverley, heir presumptive (26, Park Road, Grimsby Beach, Ontario, Canada), b. 13 Jan. 1885. (2) 4 Norman Macleod Beverley, b. 8 Sept. 1887. (1) •Minnie Marguerite Beverley, (19, Richmond Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada). (2)*Kathleen Augusta Beverley, m. 17 Aug. 1916, Frank L. Ingels (4357, N. Lowell Avenue, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.), son of late George Ingels, of Kokoma, Indiana, U.S.A. l. Minnie Caroline, m. 6 Nov. 1881, Capt. William Forsyth Grant, 82nd Regt., and d. 2 Nov. 1923. He d. 18 April, 1921.  2 • Augusta Louisa, m. 8 Oct. 1898, Fielde Stewart Houston, of Toronto, Barrister-at-law. He d. 7 Feb. 1910, leaving issue. 3. Christopher, of Toronto, K.C. of the Canadian Bar, b. 21 Jan. 1828 ; m. 2 July, 1879, Elizabeth Street (d. 7 April, 1927), dau. of Josiah Burr Plumb, Speaker of the Senate, Canada, and d. 31 Oct. 1905, leaving issue, 1 4 Christopher Charles, b. 29 Aug. 1883 ; m. 31 Dec. 1907, •Isabel Hodgins, eldest dau. of Charles Robert Webster Biggar, K.C., of Toronto, and has issue. (1) 4 Christopher, b. 22 Jan. 1909. (2) 4 Peter Beverley, F/O. R.A.A.F. (Res.), b. 22 Jan. 1915. (3) 4 Hugh Lukin, b. 19 June, 1916. (1) « Helen Hilary, b. 13 Jan. 1912. (2) • Laura Beverley, b. 3 May, 1913. (3) *Wendela Isabel, b. 4 Nov. 1918. 2 4 John Beverley, 2nd Lieut, late R.F.C., served in World War I (prisoner 1915) ; (3, Stratheam Road, Toronto, Canada) ; b. 19 Oct. 1884 ; m. 20 Jan. 1920, *Marion, 2nd dau. of W. de Lisle Schrelber, of Toronto. 3 4 Duncan Strachan, b. 4 Dec. 1886 ; m. 11 March, 1916, •Emily elder dau. of J. Gordon Watson, of Brandon, Manitoba. l*Mary Adelaide Christobel, b. 1 May, 1882. 4. Charles Walker (Sir), K.C.B. (1923), C.B. (1887), Major-Gen. Rifle Bde.. educ. Upper Canada Coll, and Trin. Coll. Toronto, A.A.G. Aldershot 1884-9, Assist. Mil. Sec. H.Q. 1889-92, in cmd. of troops in Mauritius 1892-5, Lt.-Gov. and Sec. Royal Hosp., Chelsea 1895-8, when he retired ; served in Indian Mutiny, 1858-9 (medal) ; in Ashanti War 1873-4 (despatches, medal with clasp) ; in S. African War 1879 (despatches, medal with clasp) ; b. 3 April, 1836 ; m. 16 Oct. 1884, Margaret Frances (d. 9 May, 1940), dau. of Gen. Sir Archibald Alison, 2nd Bt., G.C.B., and d. 20 May, 1924, leaving issue, 1 4 Charles Archibald Beverley, b. 5 March, 1898. l*Joan Emma Beverley. 2* Dorothy Margaret, (Bideford, Devon). 1. Emily Merry, m. 16 April, 1846, Gen. Sir John Henry Lefroy, K.C.M.G., C.B., R.A., and d. 25 Jan. 1859. He d. 11 April, 1890, leaving issue. 2. Augusta Anne, m. 31 Oct. 1844, James McGill Strachan, of |Toronto, Capt. 68th foot, eldest son of John Strachan, Bishop of Toronto, and d.s.p. 12 Nov. 1900. He d. 20 Jan. 1870. 3. Louisa Matilda, m. 16 April, 1846, George William Allan, of Moss Park, Toronto, Barrister-at-law, and d.s.p. 12 May, 1852. He d. 24 July, 1902. 4. Mary Amelia, m. 30 April, 1863, Hon. Donald Maclnnes, of Hamilton, Ontario, and d. 16 March, 1879, leaving issue. He d. 1 Dec. 1900. Sir John d. 30 Jan. 1863, and was s. by his eldest son, Sir James Lukin Robinson, 2nd Bt., Barrister-at-law, Middle Temple, b. 27 March, 1818 ; m. 15 May, 1845, Elizabeth (d. 7 March, 1896), eldest dau. of John Arnold, formerly of Halsted, nr. Sevenoaks, Kent, and afterwards of Toronto, and had issue, 1. Henry Grassett, b. 16 April, 1849 ; d. umm. 8 Dec. 1869. 2. Frederick Arnold (Sir), 3rd Bt. 1. Emma, d. unm. 30 Oct. 1864. 2. Caroline Longley, d. young, 5 April, 1852. 3. Marion Louisa, m. 7 July, 1882, Francis Osmond Cayley, of Toronto, and d. 1943, leaving issue (see Cayley, Bt.). He d. 1921. 4* Julia Margaret Adelaide. Sir James d. 21 Aug. 1894. His only surv. son, Sir Frederick Arnold Robinson, 3rd Bt., b. 9 Nov. 1855 ; m. 15 Nov. 1893, *Mary Elizabeth (Sultan Street, Toronto, Canada), dau. of Isaac Hammond Filer, of Quebec, and d.s.p. 24 Aug. 1901, when he was s. by his cousin, Sir John Beverley Robinson, 4th Bt., served in the Fenian disturbances in Canada, 1866 (wounded at Limeridge) ; b. 2 June, 1848, m. lstly, 3 Sept. 1873, Margaret (d. 13 Feb. 1875), dau. of James MacDonell, of Toronto, and had a dau., • Margaret Mary, m. 21 April, 1896, Dalton McCarthy, Barrister-at- law, of Toronto, and has issue. He m. 2ndly, 18 Oct. 1892, Eleanor Biggar (d. 20 April, 1947), dau. of Charles Henry Cooke, M.D., F.R.C.S.E., of Toronto, and had issue, John Beverley (Sir), 5th and present Bt. Sir John d. 11 Nov. 1933, and was s. by his only son. Creation—21 Sept. 1854. Arms—Or, on a. chevron between three stags trippant vert, as many cinquefoils of the field. Crest—A stag trippant vert bezantde. Motto—Propere et provide. Residence—112, Moore Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Edward Robinson
Edward Robinson was born in 1170 AD in Donnington, Somerset, England. He had a son named John who was born in 1191 AD in the same town. John married Albreda Gifford and had a son with her also named John. This John was born in 1217 in the same town and married Elizabeth Pannall. They had a son named Richard. Richard was born in 1249 AD and married Edith Colvil. They had a son named Thomas who was born in 1270 AD. Thomas married Edith Reppes and they had a son named James. James was born in 1300 AD in Cambridge, England. He married Thomasine Fielding and they had a son named Richard. Richard Robinson was born in 1330 in Yorkshire and he married Isabel Hastings with whom he had a son named John. John was born in 1360 and he married Anne (Baikie) Gunn. Together they had a son named George who was born in 1380 AD in Halbertt Castle, Caithness, Scotland. George was known as “The Gunn” and prior to his death in Germany, he had a son named Robert. Robert was born in 1465 in Redriff, Surrey. He had four children: John, Robert, Catherine, and Christopher. His son Christopher was born in 1502 in Nottinghamshire and he married Anne Savage. They had three issue together: Elizabeth (Lord), Christopher, and William. His son Christopher was born in 1520 in Steeple, Essex and he married Anne Fenton.  They had five issue together: John, Amy, Elizabeth, William, and Bennett. His son John was born in 1551 in Sturton, Nottinghamshire. He married a woman named Ann and had several children with her including John, Katherine, Mary Ellen, and Ann. His son Reverend John Robinson was born in 1576 and he married Bridget White. They had many issue together: Ann, William, John, Thomas, Bridget (Lee), William, John, Thomas, Isaac, James, John, Mercy, Samuel, Favor, William, Fear, and Jacob. His son Thomas was born in 1607 in the Netherlands. He went to America and married a woman named Mary Cogan with whom he had the following issue: Josiah, Samuel, Ephraim, Thomas, James, Joseph, and Mary. His son Thomas was born in Scituate, Massachusetts in 1653 and he married Sarah Denison Perkins. They had six children: Elizabeth, Joseph, Thomas, Sarah (Perry), John, and James. His son James was born in Roxbury, MA in 1689 and he married Patience Ruggles with whom he had the following issue: Sarah, James, Thomas, Samual, Thomas, Dorothy, Denison, Joseph, and Hannah. His son Denison was born in 1725 and married Martha Perry. They had children together including Joseph, Lucy, Abigail, Martha, Denison, Elizabeth, Elijah, and Hannah. His son Elijah Robinson was born in 1765 in Barre, MA. He married Bathsheba Nye and they had issue: Samuel Ruggles, Nancy, Dennison, Alice R., William Nye, Martha P. and Arathusa Jones. His son Samuel was born in 1788 in the same town and he married Sally Converse. They had the following issue together: Lemuel, Carolin, Jaspar Rupert, Alice Ruggles, Bathsheba Nye, and Abigail Keeler. His daughter Carolina was born in 1823 in Vermont and married Daniel Reynolds with whom she had numerous issue.

Captain John Robinson

Captain John Robinson of Newbury, MA (1800-1825)
credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Early American Immigration and New World Settlers
Early colonial settlers include: 1) Edward Robinson who came to St. Christopher’s Barbados in 1634,  2) Robert Robinson who came to New England from the port of London aboard the Christian in March of 1634, 3) David & Joseph Robinson who came to the Barbados aboard the Peter Bonaventure in 1635, 4) Thomas Robinson who came to the Barbados aboard the Ann & Elizabeth in 1635, 5) William Robinson who came to Barbados in 1635 aboard the Mathew of London, 6) Joseph Robinson who came to Virginia board the Thomas & John in June of 1635, 7) Elizabeth Robison who came to New England aboard the Blessing, with Nicholas (her husband?) and Sara (her daughter?) and Joseph, Mary, and Katharine, 8) Mathew and John Robinson who came to Virginia in 1635 aboard the America, 9) Thomas Robinson came to Virginia aboard the Assurance in July 1635, 10) Henrie Robinson who came to Virginia aboard the Primrose in 1635, 11) Joyce Robinson who came in the Globe to Virginia in 1635, 12) Mary Robinson who came in the George in August of 1635,13) Isack Robinson who came to New England in the Hopwell in September 1635, 14) Joseph & Thomas Robinson who came to Barbados in the Expedition in November 1635, 15) Leonard who came to the Barbados in the Falcon in December 1635, 16) Sir Robert Robinson (Governor of Bermuda), 17) Christopher Robinson (Secretary of Virginia), 18) Richard Robinson who lived at the Indian thicket in Virginia in 1623, 19) John who lived in Virginia (at Elizabeth Cittie?)  in 1623, 20) William Robinson who lived at Warwick Squeak, 21) John Robinson who came on the Margrett and John in 1622 at the age of 21, 22) Jeremy Robinson of Singleton who was 28 years who was a hoopmaker, 23) William Robinson, son of Leonard and Ann, was baptized in 1679 in Barbados, 24) James Robinson in the Barbados (had 6 acres of land, two servants, and one slave),and 25) John in the Barbados (had 12 acres of land and 4 slaves).
Other early American settlers include John (Virginia, 1606), Isaac & Bridget Robinson (Plymouth, MA in 1629), Constance Robinson (New England 1634), Goodwyn John Robinson (Maryland 1637), Daniell Robinson (Boston 1651), George Robinson (Virginia 1706), and David Robinson (South Carolina 1716). One of the earliest settlers in Canada was William Robinson who came in 1677 to Ferryland, Newfoundland; John Robinson, aged 26, who sailed from London on the ship "Peter Bonaventure", bound for the 'Barbadoes' in April 1635

The Robinson family has various mottoes including: 1) Foi est tout (Faith is everything), 2) Qualis ab incepto (The same as the beginning), 3) Virtute non verbis (By valour not by boasting), 4) Sola in Deo salus (Safety alone in God), 5) Spes mea in futuro est (My hope is in the future), 6) Propere et provide (Quickly and cautiously), 7) *Vincam malum bono (I will overcome evil by good), 8) Loyal au mort (Loyal to death), 9) Post nubila Phoebus (After clouds sunshine), 10) Virtus pretiosior auro (Virtue is more precious than gold), 11) Intemerata fides (Faith undefiled), 12) Dulcis amor patriae (The love of one’s country is sweet).

*Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good, Romans XII 21

Sir Thomas Robinson

Sir Thomas Robinson, 1st Baronet (c. 1702-1777), Colonial governor
credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

We have 56 coats of arms for the Rodgers surname depicted here. These 56 blazons are from Bernard Burke’s book The General Armory of England, Ireland, and Scotland, which was published in 1848. The bottom of this page contains the blazons, and in many instances contains some historical, geographical, and genealogical about where coat of arms was found and who bore it.  Some people who bore Robinson family crests in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries include:
1) Robinson, George, M.P., of Carlisle, co. Cumberland, and Moor Place, Bucks., 25 Oct. 1731,
2) Samuel, Chamberlain of the Citv of London, 2 June 1728
3) Sir Thomas [Bart.]. K.B. [1742]. Supporters, [1742]
4) [Sir Thomas Robinson. Bart.], Baron Grantham [7 April 1761].
5) Robinson to Weddell. [7 May 1803, 2nd] Baron Grantham. Quarterly Arms, [1803]
6) Robinson , of Gosport. Hampsh.
7) William, of Bath, co. Somerset, late a Colonel, 1772,
8) Robinson to Hewett, (Dame Dorothea, wife of Sir George, Bart.), of co. Leic. and Northampton, 1773,
9) to Montagu [3 June 1776]. Matthew [4th] Baron Rokeby. of co. Northumberland and Kent, 1 July 1776,
10)Robinson, Morris, Baron Rokeby [of Armagh, by Ulster Bung of Arms]. [Supporters] 9 June 1801.
11) Robinson before Pease, Joseph. (Match), [1783]
12) Robinson, Thomas, of Kingston-upon-Huil, co. York, and Newark-upon-Trent, co. Nottingham.
13) Robinson, late Freind, Ven. John [Freind, Archd. of Armagh], of co. York (afterwards Bart. [14 Dec. 1819]
14) late wife of Boulton, of co. Staff. Arms to descendants, [1794]
15) of Whitbarrow, Greystoke, co. Cumberland, [1795]
16) of Streatham, co. Surrey, and Nottingham Place [London ?], [1807]
17) Margaret (Southwell, wife of), Capt. (Sir George Abercrombie] Robinson, Bart [11 Nov. 1823]), of London, [1807]
18) Robinson after Vyvyan, of Nansloe, Tresmarrow, Trelowarren, co. Cornw., and Lamerton, co. Devon [1818]
19) Robinson, Major C. B., of Birmingham, co. Warw., [1823]
20) Viscount Goderich [28 April 1827, Frederick John Robinson], (Marq. [Earl of] Ripon).
21) James Sunderland, of Ormesby, co. York, [1828]
22) Robinson to Burton, David, of Cherry Burton, co. York, and the Inner Temple, London, [1828]
23) to Lowten, . . . ., of CO. Lane, [1830]
24) of Kirby Frith, co. Leic, [^837]
25) of Tottenham (D.L.), co. Middx., [1838]
26) Robinson, late Grey, William Robinson, of Sunderland, Silksworth and Norton. all co. Durham, 1838,
27) William, of Liverpool and Seedly, co. Lane, [1839]
28) Robinson to Nowell, of co. York, and Westmorland, [1843]
29) of Chesham Street [London ?], [1845]
30) [John Beverley ?], C. J., C.B., Bart. [21 Sept. 1854], of Beverley House, Toronto, Upper Canada, [1854]
31) M.D., of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, co. Northumberland, Assist. Army Surgeon, [1856]
32) Robinson, late Jeafferson, Christopher William Pigott, of co. Camb. and Suff., 1857,
33) Robinson to Norcliffe, of co. York, [1862]
34) of Heathbank, Kersal, co. Lane, [1863]
35) Joseph Beryn, of (Robinson Estate) Griqualand, South Africa, [1873]
36) John Charles, of Newton, and Eight-holds, Swanage, co. Dorset, 1876,
37) F. E., of Stanmore, co. Middx., 1894,
38) Rev. Thomas, Vicar of Ewshot Hurst, Farnham, Hampsh., 1898

Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham

Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham (1695-1770)
credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson, 2nd Baron Grantham (1738-1786)

Famous people with this last name include: 1) Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson  (1919-1972) who was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States, 2) Abraham Robinson (1918-1974) who was a mathematician known for non-stand analysis and infinite numbers, 3) Perry Morris Robinson (1938) who is an American jazz composer and clarinetist, 4) Ray Charles Robinson (1930-2004) who was an African American singer, songwriter, and musician who pioneered soul music, and 5) Sugar Ray Robinson (1921-1989) who was an American professional boxer from Detroit, MI.   Other notable people include: A. N. R. Robinson (born 1926), the President (1997–2003) and Prime Minister (1986–1991) of Trinidad and Tobago; Abraham Robinson (1918–1974), German-American mathematician; Alastair Robinson (rugby union) (born 1956), New Zealand rugby union player; Alastair Robinson, British botanist; Albert William Robinson (1877–1943) Australian parliamentarian; Alexander "Buck Alec" Robinson (c. 1901–1995), Irish boxer, loyalist paramilitary and Ulster Special Constabulary reservist; Allen Robinson (born 1993), American football player; Amy Robinson (athlete), New Zealand field hockey and volleyball player; Amy Robinson (born 1948), American actress and film producer; Andy Robinson (born 1964), English rugby union coach and former player; Angus Hargreaves Robinson (1907–1973), Australian grazier and ornithologist; Anna Lynch-Robinson, costume designer; Annot Robinson, née Wilkie, nicknamed Annie, (1874–1925), British pacifist and suffragette; Anthony Charles Robinson (born 1952), English business speaker, author and micro-enterprise campaigner;  Barbara Robinson (author) (born 1927), American children's writer; Basil Robinson (RAF officer) (1912–1943), pilot with RAF Bomber Command during World War II; Basil Robinson (cricketer) (1919–2012), Canadian cricketer; Basil William Robinson, British art scholar and author; Benjamin Lincoln Robinson (1864–1935), American botanist; Bernadette Robinson, Australian stage actress; Bertram Fletcher Robinson (1870–1907), British journalist, editor, author and sportsperson; Beth Robinson, member of the Supreme Court of Vermont; Betty Robinson (1911–1999), American sprinter, winner of the first Olympic 100m for women; Bill Robinson (author) (1918–2007), American editor, author and sailor; Bo Robinson (born 1956), American football player; Cam Robinson (born 1995), American football player; Carl Robinson (born 1976), Welsh football player; Charles M. Robinson III, American author and illustrator; Charles Mulford Robinson (1869–1917), American city planner and journalist; Charles W. Robinson (born 1919), American business person and entrepreneur; Chris Robinson (actor) (born 1938), American film and television actor; Claire Robinson (born c. 1978), American cook and television host; Claude E. Robinson (born 1900), American pioneer in advertising and public opinion research; Clement Robinson ( 1566-1584), an English song-writer and editor; Courtney Robinson (born 1986), American football player; Craig Robinson (basketball) (born 1962), American college basketball coach; Cynthia Robinson (1944–2015), American trumpeter; David Robinson (basketball) (born 1965), American basketball player; Denard Robinson (born 1990), American football player; Dollie Lowther Robinson (died 1983), American politician and labor rights worker; Douglas C Robinson (1884–1963), Gloucestershire cricketer; Duncan Robinson, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and art historian; Dunta Robinson (born 1982), American NFL cornerback, playing for the Houston Texans; Earl Robinson (1910–1991), American singer-songwriter, father of Perry Robinson; Eddie N. Robinson (1873–1945), American college football coach; Edward G. Robinson (1893–1973), Romanian-American actor; Edward Robinson (scholar), American biblical scholar; Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935), American poet; Eleanor Robinson (swimmer) (born 2001), British para-swimmer and Paralympic gold medalist; Elisha Smith Robinson, (1817–1885), paper and packaging manufacturer of Bristol, England; Eric Robinson (veterinarian) (1891–1982), South African veterinarian; Ezekiel Gilman Robinson, (1815–1894), American Baptist clergyman; Fiona Robinson (born 1969), Australian basketball and handball player; Foster Robinson (1880–1957), Gloucestershire cricketer and businessman; Frank Norman Robinson (1911–1997), Australian wildlife sound recordist and ornithologist; Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich (1782–1859), British statesman and prime minister; Gene Robinson (born 1947), American, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire; George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon (1827–1909), British politician; Georgia Ann Robinson (1879–1961), American law enforcement officer and activist; Gerald Robinson (American football) (born 1963), American football player; Gerald Robinson (basketball, born 1984), American basketball player; Gerald Robinson (born 1938), American priest, convicted of the murder of Margaret Ann Pahl; Gertrude Maud Robinson, British organic chemist; Gil Robinson, American football player; Gilbert Robinson, rugby league footballer of the 1930s for Great Britain, Wakefield Trinity, and Castleford; Gilbert de Beauregard Robinson (1906–1992), Canadian mathematician; Glenn Robinson (born 1973), American basketball player; Glenn Robinson III (born 1994), son of the above, also a basketball player; Greg Robinson (American football coach), American football coach; Greg Robinson (offensive tackle), American football offensive tackle; Greg Robinson (running back), American football running back; Helen Ring Robinson (1878–1923), second woman to serve as a state senator in the United States; Herbert Christopher Robinson (1874–1929), British zoologist and ornithologist; Hercules Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead (1824–1897), British colonial administrator, Governor of Hong Kong; Hugh Robinson (1584-1655), Welsh Archdeacon of Gloucester, born in Anglesea; Ian Robinson (cricket umpire) (1947–2016), Zimbabwean cricket umpire; Iris Robinson (born 1949), Northern Irish politician; Jackie Robinson (1919–1972), first African-American Major League Baseball player; Jason Robinson (rugby player) (born 1974), English dual-code rugby international; Jerry Robinson, comics artist; Joan Robinson (1903–1983), British economist; John Robinson (1576-1625), known as the "Pilgrim Pastor”; Joyce Robinson (1925 – 2013), Jamaican public servant; Julia Robinson (née Bowman, 1919–1985), American mathematician, first female president of the AMS; Ken Robinson (field hockey) (born 1971), New Zealand field hockey player; Khalid Robinson (born 1998), American singer and songwriter known professionally as Khalid; Khiry Robinson (born 1989), American football player; Kim Stanley Robinson, (born 1952), American science fiction writer; Larry Robinson, (born 1951), Canadian ice hockey player; Lionel Keir Robinson (1897–1983) antiquarian bookseller; Lionel Robinson (1866–1922), principal of Clark & Robinson, Australian stockbrokers and racehorse owners; Lucius Robinson (1810–1891), New York Governor 1877–1879; Lucy Robinson (actress), British actress; Luther Robinson (born 1991), American football player; Maria D. Robinson (1840–1920), British-Irish artist; Marilynne Robinson (born 1947), American writer; Mark Robinson (Northern Ireland politician), (born 1959), Northern Irish politician; Michelle Robinson (Michelle Obama, born 1964), American lawyer and First Lady of the United States; Mitch Robinson (born 1989), Australian rules footballer; Morgana Robinson (born 1982), British comedian; Moses Robinson (1741–1813), American statesman, governor of the Vermont Republic (1789–1790), one of the first two United States senators from the state of Vermont (1791–1796); Moushaumi Robinson (born 1981), American track and field sprinter; Muriel Robinson (born 1954), British academic administrator and education scholar; Nathan Robinson (born 1981), Canadian ice hockey player; Neville Robinson (1925–1996), British physicist; Nicholas Robinson (Died 1585) Welsh Bishop of Bangor, born at Conway in North Wales; Nick Robinson (American actor) (born 1995), American actor; Norm Robinson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach; Patricia Robinson, Trinidadian economist; Perry Robinson (born 1938), American jazz clarinetist and composer, son of Earl Robinson; Phoebe Robinson, American comedian, writer, and actress; Piers Robinson, British academic; Porter Robinson, American electronic musician; Rachel Robinson (born 1922), widow of Jackie Robinson and founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation; Raphael M. Robinson (1911–1995), American mathematician; Ray Charles Robinson (1930–2004), American pianist commonly known as Ray Charles; Rix Robinson (1789–1875), American politician; Rod Robinson (born 1976), professional football player; Roger Robinson (poet), British/Trinidadian writer, musician and performer; Romona Robinson (born 1959), American television news anchor; Ronald Robinson (1920–1999), British historian of Africa; Samuel Robinson, alias of South American philosopher and educator Simón Rodríguez (1769–1854); Seamus Robinson (fencer) (born 1975), Australian fencer; Shawna Robinson (born 1964), American female NASCAR driver;  Sir David Robinson (philanthropist) (1904–1987), British philanthropist and entrepreneur; Sir George Best Robinson, 2nd Baronet (1797–1855), Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China; Sir Gerry Robinson (born 1948), Irish-born British businessman; Sir Ken Robinson (educationalist) (born 1950), British educationalist and author; Smokey Robinson (born 1940), African-American R&B and soul singer and songwriter; Sozhasingarayer Robinson (born 1980), Basketball player for India's national team; Spider Robinson, (born 1948), American science fiction writer; Stanley L. Robinson (1890–1967), American football player and coach; Stephen Robinson (born 1955), American astronaut; Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith Jr., 1921–1989), American boxer; Séamus Robinson (Irish republican) (1890–1961), Irish Republican; The Swiss Family Robinson, characters in eponymous books and films; Tony Robinson (born 1946), British television comedy actor and political campaigner; Trent Robinson (born 1977), Australian Rugby League coach for the Sydney Roosters; V'Alonee Robinson (born 1992), Bahamian sprinter; W. Andrew Robinson (born 1957), British author and editor; W. Heath Robinson (William Heath Robinson, 1872–1944), British cartoonist and illustrator

American Revolution Veterans
Abiathar Robinson, Massachusetts, Rank of 1st  Lieutenant
Amasa Robinson, Connecticut, Rank of Gunner
Amos Robinson, Vermont, Rank of Soldier
Arthur Robinson, Virginia, Rank of Sergeant
Benjamin Robinson, Virginia, Rank of Private
Caleb Robinson, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Charles Robinson, Virginia, Rank of Private
Dickson Robinson, Virginia, Rank of Corporal
Ebenezer Robinson, Massachusetts, Rank of Quater Mate
Edmund Robinson, New York, Rank of Private
Enoch Robinson, Massachusetts, Rank of Lieutenant
Francis Robinson, Connecticut, Rank of Pickeet Guard 21
Fred Robinson, Connecticut, Rank of 2nd Lieutenant
Hugh Robinson, Pennsylvania, Rank of Private
Increase Robinson, Massachusetts, Rank of Corporal
Isaac Robinson, Virginia, Rank of Drummer
Isreal Robinson, Vermont, Rank of Soldier
James Robinson, Virginia, Rank of Captain
Jared Robinson, Connecticut, Rank of 2nd  Lieutenant
Jeremiah Robinson, New Hampshire, Rank of Sergeant
John Robinson, Delaware, Rank of Private
Matthew Robinson, New York, Rank of Private
Mordicai Robinson, Virginia, Rank of Private
Moses Robinson, Rhode Island, Rank of Private
Noah Robinson, New Hampshire, Rank of Corporal
Obedience Robinson, Virginia, Rank of Private
Peter Robinson, New Hampshire, Rank of Private
Richard Robinson, New Hampshire, Rank of Private
Robert Robinson, New Jersey, Rank of Sergeant
Samel Robinson, Massachusetts, Rank of Sergeant Major
Siah Robinson, New York, Rank of Captain
Simeon Robinson, New Hampshire, Rank of Drummer
Thomas Robinson, Pennsylvania, Rank of Lieutenant Colonel
William Robinson, Virginina, Rank of Ensign
Zeba Robinson, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Zeb Robinson, New Jersey, Rank of Private
Zopher Robinson, Connecticut, Rank of Private

Civil War Veterans
Aaron Robinson, Gordon's Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, Confederate, Arkansas
Abel Robinson, 9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Union, Indiana
Abrahm Robinson, 136th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Adam Robinson, 51st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Adolph Robinson, 2nd Regiment, California Cavalry, Union, California
Albert Robinson, Headquarter Troops, Department of the Gulf, Louisiana, Union, Louisiana
Alexander Robinson, 1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, Union, Arkansas
Alfred Robinson, 3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Allen Robinson, 45th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Alonzo B. Robinson, 24th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry, Union, Connecticut
Ambrose Robinson, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate,  Mississippi
Amaziah Robinson, 52nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Union,    Massachusetts
Amos U. Robinson, 29th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Andrew Robinson, 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Anson Robinson, 4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Union, Ohio
Archibald Robinson, 35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Union, Missouri
Archie Robinson, 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Asa R. Robinson, 7th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Union, Tennessee
Augustus P. Robinson, 22nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Aymer Robinson, 70th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Backus Robinson, 34th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Bannister Robinson, 23rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Barton Robinson, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (159th Volunteers), Union,   Pennsylvania
Benjamin Robinson, 1st Battery, Missouri Light Artillery, Confederate, Missouri
Benventer D. Robinson, 2nd Regiment, New Jersey Infantry (3 months, 1861), Union, New Jersey
Bolling Robinson, 13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Buford H. Robinson, 35th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Burtis Robinson, 7th Regiment, US Infantry (Regular Army), Union, Union Regular Army
Burwell Robinson, 114th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Calvin Robinson, 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Mechanic Fusileers), Union, Illinois
Carry Robinson, 113th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization), Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Cephas Robinson, 8th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Union, Vermont
Charles Robinson, 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Confederate, Alabama
Charles Robinson, 2nd Regiment, Colorado Cavalry, Union, Colorado Territory
Christ Robinson, 20th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Daniel Robinson, 39th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
David W. Robinson, 53rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Union, Massachusetts
Edward Robinson, 25th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Ellison Robinson, 26th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry, Confederate, South Carolina
Francis M. Robinson, 15th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry, Union, West Virginia
Garnett Robinson, 62nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
George Robinson, 4th Regiment, Texas Infantry, Confederate, Texas
Heman F. Robinson, 76th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Henry Robinson, General and Staff Officers, Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA, Confederate, Confederate Troops
Hugh M. Robinson, 31st Regiment, New Jersey Infantry, Union, New Jersey
Jack Robinson, 41st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
James Robinson, 7th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry,  Union, New Hampshire
John Robinson, 7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Joseph Robinson, 9th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Maxey's) (Young's), Confederate, Texas
Josiah F. Robinson, 1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Union, Maryland
Levin Robinson, 7th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Lewis Robinson, Hoskins' Battery, Mississippi Light Artillery (Brookhaven Light Artillery), Confederate, Mississippi
Malcolm J. Robinson, 12th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry, Confederate, Louisiana
Marcellus Robinson, 68th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Moses Robinson, 5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (34th Volunteers), Union, Pennsylvania
Octavius Robinson, 91st Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Philip B. Robinson, Phillips' Legion, Georgia, Confederate, Georgia
Pouhattan Robinson, 9th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Richard Robinson, 1st Regiment, Vermont Cavalry, Union, Vermont
Robert S. Robinson, 1st Regiment, Texas Infantry, Confederate, Texas
Samuel Robinson, 10th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Union, Michigan
Scott Robinson, 82nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Thomas Robinson, 34th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
William Robinson, 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Mechanic Fusileers), Union, Illinois
Wyatt Robinson, 46th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Yancy Robinson, 18th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Darnell's), Confederate, Texas
Zacharias Robinson, 117th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Zebulm C. Robinson, 1st Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles, Union, New York
Zedekiah H. Robinson, 37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry) (1st East Tennessee Rifles), Confederate, Tennessee

Brooke Robinson

Brooke Robinson, Esq. (1835–1911)
credit: Brooke Robinson Museum

William Robinson

William Robinson (1802–1867), Father of Brooke Robinson
credit: Brooke Robinson Museum

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson
credit: University of Southampton

Archbishop Richard Robinson

Archbishop Richard Robinson (1708–1794)
credit: Armagh Robinson Library

Judge Christopher Robinson

Judge Christopher Robinson
credit: Bridgeman Images

William Robinson

William Robinson (1788-1872), Mayor of Tamworth
credit: Tamworth Borough Council

William Bradbury Robinson

Mr. William Bradbury Robinson (1826–1911), partner in Robinson & Son
credit: Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery

Thomas Romney Robinson

Thomas Romney Robinson (1792–1882)
credit: Armagh County Museum

Mary Jemima Robinson

Mary Jemima Robinson, Lady Grantham
credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Frederick Oliver Robinson

Frederick Oliver Robinson, 2nd Marquess of Ripon (1852-1923)

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson (1778-1837), Shepherdess and social celebrity
credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Tancred Robinson

Rear Admiral Sir Tancred Robinson, 3rd Baronet of Newby (c. 1685-1754)
credit: © Bolckow

Robinson Coat of Arms Meaning

See glossary for symbol meaning.

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John A M Robinson commented on 04-Jun-2018
I was told three brothers landed at Wilmington NC and brought a longboat and rowed upstream to Sampson Co. and each brother claimed I mile of riverfront each. I am John Arthur Michael My father was Arthur and grandfather was Harvey Stanley and great grandfather was Octavius. I don't know if he was one of the three brothers or the son of one of the three brothers.