Robinson, Matthew Jr.


  1. Personal and family information
    1. Personal information
    2. Family
  2. Domicile region and Migration
    1. Place of Birth (Town)
    2. Domicile Region
    3. Migration
  3. Social Information
    1. Social Class
    2. Social Mobility
    3. Occupation
  4. Education
    1. Formal
    2. Private
    3. Languages known
  5. Sources
  6. Notes
  7. Sent letters
  8. Received letters

Personal and family information

Personal information

Person ID HR
Sex Male
First Name Matthew
Last Name Robinson [junior]
Married name -
Spouse -
Spouse's Rank -
Spouse's Title -
Year of Marriage -
Life span 88
Year of Birth 1712
Year of Death 1800


Father Matthew Robinson [senior]
Father's Rank Lower gentry
Father's Title Esquire
Mother Elizabeth Robinson née Drake

Domicile region and Migration

Place of Birth (Town)

Town York

Domicile Region

Address Town County Country From To Notes
- - Yorkshire England [1712] [1725]
West Layton Hall Wensleydale North Yorkshire England [1712] [1725]
Mount Morris - Kent England [1725] - 1

1 Matthew Robinson [junior] is buried at Monk's Horton (Mount Morris).


Address Town County Country From To Notes
[Mount Morris] Hythe Kent England - - 1

1 Matthew Robinson [junior] travelled a lot but finally settled alone to Hythe, Kent; presumably at Mount Morris, which he inherited from his mother Elizabeth (Drake) Robinson

Social Information

Social Class

Rank 1 Lower gentry
Title [Esquire]
From 1712
To 1794
Rank 2 Lower gentry
Title [Esquire]
From 1712
To 1794

Social Mobility

Inherited the Irish title of 2nd Baron Rokeby in 1794 from his cousin, Richard Robinson, 1st Baron Rokeby. The baronetcy of Rokeby Park, in York, was created in 1730.


MP for Canterbury



Institution Westminster School, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Highest Degree LLB
From 1723
To 1734



Languages known



Bibliography IDs

Climenson, 1906a; Norgate, 2011; World Heritage Encyclopaedia


Matthew Robinson later changed his name to Robinson-Morris, after inheriting the Morris property from his mother Elizabeth Robinson née Drake.

Sent letters

No letters

Received letters

Letter ID Year From To
BC_1777_EMONTAGU_HR 1777 Montagu, Elizabeth (née Robinson) Robinson, Matthew Jr.