ROBINSON, Sir George, 5th Bt. (1730-1815), of Cranford, Northants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1774 - 1780

Family and Education

bap. 27 May 1730, 1st surv. s. of Sir John Robinson, 4th Bt., of Cranford by Mary, da. and h. of John Morgan of Kingsthorpe, Northants.  educ. Oakham; Trinity, Camb. 1749; fellow 1755.  m. 2 Dec. 1764, Dorothea, da. of John Chester of Covent Garden, 7s. 2da.  suc. fa. 31 Aug. 1766-7.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Northants. 1766-7.


Robinson inherited considerable estates in Northamptonshire. In 1774 he successfully contested Northampton, apparently on his own interest in conjunction with Wilbraham Tollemache, the Spencer candidate. The Public Ledger described him in 1779 as ‘an honest, independent country gentleman of Whig principles and inclined to Opposition’; and all his recorded votes were against Administration. There is no record of his having spoken in the House. Robinson did not stand again in 1780, nor apparently at any subsequent election.

He died 10 Oct. 1815.

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Author: Mary M. Drummond