ROBINSON, William (c.1668-1717), of Gwersyllt, Denb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1705 - 1708

Family and Education

b. c.1668, 1st s. of John Robinson† of Monachty, Anglesey and Gwersyllt by 2nd w. Margaret, da. and h. of Edward Norris (d. 1644) of Speke, Lancs.  educ. Christ Church, Oxf. matric. 22 Jan. 1684, aged 15; I. Temple 1684.  m. Aug. 1682, Anne (d. 1693), da. and h. of Timothy Myddelton (7th s. of Sir Thomas Myddelton† of Chirk Castle, Denb. and bro. of Sir Thomas Myddelton, 1st Bt.†) of Plas Cadwgan and Pant Iocyn, Denb., 2s. 1da.  suc. fa. 1681.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Denb. 1689–90.


Robinson, the son of a former Royalist colonel who had proved his continuing loyalty to Church and King as a Member of the Cavalier Parliament, was brought into the Commons in 1705 by his late wife’s cousin Sir Richard Myddelton, 3rd Bt.*, as a replacement for Edward Brereton, temporarily disgraced in the eyes of local Tories by his abstention over the Tack. Robinson, classed as ‘True Church’ in an analysis of the new Parliament, dutifully voted against the Court candidate