ROBINSON, Hon. Frederick (1746-92), of Newby, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - July 1787

Family and Education

b. 11 Oct. 1746, 2nd s. of Sir Thomas Robinson, and bro. of Hon. Thomas Robinson.  educ. Westminster; Trinity, Camb. 1763; L. Inn 1764, called 1770.  m. 11 June 1785, Catherine Gertrude da. of James Harris of Salisbury, s.p.

Offices Held

Sec. Madrid embassy 1772-9.


Frederick Robinson sat for Ripon on the Aislabie interest: his father and William Aislabie were cousins, and the two families were near neighbours. He supported North’s Administration to the end; but voted for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783; and was classed by John Robinson as a follower of Lord Hardwicke, presumably because his brother had married Hardwicke’s daughter. He voted against Fox’s East India bill, 27 Nov. 1783, and supported Pitt. There is no record of his having spoken in the House. In July 1787 a pension of £900 p.a. for life, granted to him by the Crown, vacated his seat.

He died 28 Dec. 1792.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke