A Guide to the Robinson Family Papers, 1684-1915 Robinson Family, Papers, 1684-1915 MS 94.6

A Guide to the Robinson Family Papers, 1684-1915

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 94.6


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Manuscript number
MS 94.6
Title
Robinson Family Papers, 1684-1915.
Extent
2 volumes.
Creator
Robinson Family.
Language
English

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Robinson Family Papers, Manuscript MS 94.6, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1994.

Biographical/Historical Information

Christopher Robinson arrived in Virginia, from England, in approximately 1668. He quickly established himself at a plantation called "Hewick," named after his family's Hewick estate in England. Descendants of Christopher Robinson soon became influential landholders, tobacco traders, and political leaders in the colony. Christopher Robinson's great-grandson, Christopher IV, took the side of the Crown during the American Revolution, accepting a captain's position with the Queen's Rangers. After Britain's defeat in America, Christopher of the Queen's Rangers relocated to Canada where he served the royal government in various capacities. Charles W. Robinson descended from this "Hewick" line of the Robinson family. In addition to members of the Robinson family, notable names discussed in the collection of documents include: Richard Corbin, Ralph Wormeley, Albert W. Woods, H. Farnham Burke, Lyon G. Tyler, Letitia Cornwallis, J. H. Coombe, Thomas Jefferson, King George III, General Robert Porteus, John Maynard, Edmund Pendleton, John Graves Simcoe, Robert Rogers, "Mr. Dinwiddie," John Wentworth, Fletcher Norton, and George Wythe.

Scope and Content Information

Original seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth-century manuscripts, official documents, sketches, and photographs, as well as copies of original letters and documents relating to Charles W. Robinson and his ancestors. The bulk of the material relates to Charles W. Robinson's efforts to trace and register his family pedigree with London's Herald's College.

Arrangement

All items are bound in two volumes, Original Family Papers Virginia and Canada 1684-1798 and Family History Papers I: Records, Wills, Lawsuits, Herald's College Correspondence, etc., with board covers accented with leather bindings.

Index Terms

    Family Names:

  • Robinson family.
  • Persons:

  • Burke, H. Farnham (Henry Farnham), 1859-1930.
  • Coombe, J. H.
  • Corbin, Richard, ca. 1708-1790.
  • Cornwallis, Letitia.
  • Maynard, John.
  • Norton, Fletcher, 1716-1789.
  • Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803.
  • Porteus, Robert.
  • Rogers, Robert, 1731-1795.
  • Simcoe, John Graves, 1752-1806.
  • Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935.
  • Wentworth, John.
  • Woods, Albert W.
  • Wormeley, Ralph.
  • Wythe, George, 1726-1806
  • Subjects:

  • American loyalists--Canada.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Queen's Rangers, 1776-1781.
  • Geographical Names:

  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1781.
  • Virginia-- Genealogy.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1781.
  • Virginia-- Genealogy.

Contents List

Family history papers: records, wills, lawsuits, Herald's College correspondence, etc.. I, Volume
  • Copy of a pedigree, 1913.. 9-15, Page

    John Robinson and descendants from 1712. Copy made by C.W. Robinson in 1913.

  • Pedigree, 10 August 1854.. 18-23, Page

    Robinson family genealogy 1495-1854. Signed by Albert Woods, Herald's College, London.

  • Pedigree.. 25, Page

    Written description by C.W. Robinson of Robinson family genealogy on pages 18-23.

  • Copy of a memorandum, 1913.. 27-31, Page

    Colonel Beverley Robinson and descendants through 1748. Original by Frederick Robinson, 1838. Copy by C.W. Robinson, 1913.

  • Colonel Bruce, Government House, to Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson, 2 April 1850.. 35-38, Page

    Concerns modifications to the statutes of the Order of the Bath.

  • Albert Woods, Heralds College, London, to John Beverley Robinson, 26 November 1850.. 39, Page

    Warrant issuing John Beverley Robinson as Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath.

  • Albert Woods, Heralds College, London, to John Beverley Robinson, Canada West, 27 November 1850.. 40, Page

    Concerns the one pound fee for appointment to the Order of the Bath.

  • Albert Woods, Heralds College, London, to John Beverley Robinson, 29 November 1850.. 41-42, Page

    Enclosure of ribbon and badge for the Order of the Bath.

  • John Beverley Robinson to Albert Woods, 3 January 1851.. 43-44, Page

    Concerns the Order of the Bath.

  • Copy of the will of Bishop John Robinson of London, March 1722.. 47-52, Page

    All goods and wealth given to Emma Robinson, wife and executrix of will, with certain stipulations for distribution among various persons.

  • Albert Woods, London, to Captain L. Robinson, 19 February 1851.. 57-58, Page

    Concerns a sketch of the Robinson family crest.

  • Pedigree.. 59, Page

    Robinson family genealogy concerning evolution of the family crest.

  • Pedigree.. 60-61, Page

    Robinson family since 1755 with memorandum of explanation by C.W. Robinson.

  • Memorandum of John Beverley Robinson.. 63-64, Page

    Concerns Christopher Robinson and Colonel Beverley Robinson.

  • John Beverley Robinson to Mary Proper, 3 February 1853.. 65-68, Page

    Copy of a letter concerning the genealogy of the Robinson family.

  • Virginia Gazette article, 28 July 1768.. 71, Page

    Concerns the death of Christopher Robinson.

  • Virginia Gazette article, 17 March 1747.. 72, Page

    Concerns the death of the wife of Christopher Robinson. Postscript by Richard Randolph.

  • Copies of court records.. 75-77, Page

    Concerns Robinson family court cases from 1784-1787 with notes by C.W. Robinson.

  • C. Robinson, Richmond, to J.B. Robinson, Toronto, 16 April 1853.. 78-80, Page

    Concerns copies of court records about John and Christopher Robinson.

  • Copy of a petition of Richard Corbin and Ralph Wormeley, 1769.. 84-95, Page

    Concerns the estate of Christopher Robinson.

  • Copies of court records, 1784-1789.. 98-135, Page

    Concerns the estate of Christopher Robinson from the High Court of Chancery, Virginia.

  • Copy of court records, 1785-1789.. 138-157, Page

    Concerns John Robinson and Richard Corbin, executor of estate of Christopher Robinson from the High Court of Chancery, Virginia.

  • Copy of the will of Christopher Robinson, 16 July 1768.. 165-168, Page

    Wills his estate to Christopher Benjamin (son) with one-third to wife Sarah and portion of land to daughters Mary and Betty.

  • Copy of Sarah Robinson's will, 6 December 1771.. 169-172, Page

    Richard Corbin and Ralph Wormeley named executors of late husband's estate (Christopher Robinson) with slaves given to Christopher (son) and Elizabeth (daughter).

  • Copy of the will of Christopher Robinson, 19 October 1775.. 173-174, Page

    Richard Corbin and Ralph Wormeley named executors with all personal property given to Elizabeth Robinson (sister).

  • Copy of an Act of Parliament, 1772.. 179-210, Page

    Concerns the sale of the estate of Christopher Robinson in England known as Hewick.

  • Lord Seaton to Duke of Newcastle, 27 May 1854.. 215-221, Page

    Concerns the distinguished service of Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson. Reply by Duke of Newcastle added to end.

  • Duke of Newcastle, Downing Street, London, to Lord Seaton, 17 June 1854.. 222-223, Page

    Public recognition of Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson's distinguished public service.

  • Lord Seaton to Captain Lepoy, 19 June 1854.. 224-225., Page

    Concerns public recognition of Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson.

  • Lord Elgin to Captain Lepoy, 4 July 1854.. 226-227, Page

    Concerns public recognition of Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson.

  • J.H. Lepoy, Woodrich Common, to George Grey, 4 August 1854.. 228-229, Page

    Concerns a baronetage to be conferred on the late Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson.

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Captain Lepoy, 4 August 1854.. 232-233, Page

    Concerns the pedigree of Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson for conferring and registering a Baronet in his name.

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Captain Lepoy, 10 August 1854.. 235-237, Page

    Concerns the patent for Baronet of Chief Justice Beverley Robinson.

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Chief Justice Robinson's estate, 11 August 1854.. 239-241, Page

    Concerns arms of pedigree and conferring title of a baronet.

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Captain Lepoy, 12 August 1854.. 242-243, Page

    Request for documentation of Chief Justice Robinson's pedigree.

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Captain Lepoy, 16 August 1854.. 244-245, Page

    Concerns the establishment of John Beverley Robinson's official title as "Chief Justice for Canada West."

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College London, to Captain Lepoy, 21 August 1854.. 246, Page

    Concerns a visit to the Colonial Office and sketch of Robinson Family Arms and Crest.

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Captain Lepoy, 25 August 1854.. 248-249, Page

    Concerns the formalization of Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson's title and request for 78 pound payment for the Patent of Baronetage.

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Captain Lepoy, 28 August 1854.. 250-251, Page

    Concerns receipt of payment for Patent of Baronetage and formal announcement in "the Gazette."

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Captain Lepoy, 2 September 1854.. 252-254, Page

    Outline of Robinson family pedigree and request for corrections.

  • H.J. Kuyoett, Home Office, London, to Captain Lepoy, 19 October 1854.. 255-258, Page

    Concerns the baronetage of John Beverley Robinson.

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Captain Lepoy, 30 October 1854.. 258, Page

    Concerns a patent assigning Arms and Crest of Robinson family.

  • Memorandum.. 259-261, Page

    Concerns fees to create and patent a baronetage for John Beverley Robinson totaling 350 pounds.

  • Letter, 3 April 1855.. 263-267, Page

    Concerns an incorrect pedigree of the Robinson family printed in The Yorkshireian in England. A clipping of the article is included.

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to Sir J. Beverley Robinson, 19 April 1855.. 269, Page

    Concerns an article to be printed in Burke's edition of "Peerage and Baronetage."

  • Albert Woods, Herald's College, London, to John Beverley Robinson, 21 April 1855.. 270-271, Page

    Approval of Burke's article.

  • John Beverley Robinson (?) to Albert Woods, 28 April 1855.. 271, Page

    Concerns Robinson family pedigree. A letter of 3 March 1875 from Albert Woods to Major C.W. Robinson is attached.

  • John Beverley Robinson, New Brunswick, to John Beverley Robinson, 10 February 1857.. 273-278, Page

    Family pedigree with enclosed copy of 1781 letter concerning Christopher Robinson of the Queen's Rangers.

  • R. Brock, Richmond, to C.W. Robinson, 21 March 1881.. 279-285, Page

    Concerns the pedigree of the Robinsons of Hewick printed in the Richmond Standard. Article enclosed.

  • H. Farnham Burke, Somerset Herald, to C. W. Robinson, 10 August 1901.. 287, Page

    Concerns fees for compilation and recording of Robinson Family pedigree.

  • C.W. Robinson to H. Farnham Burke, Somerset Herald, 16 August 1901.. 287-288, Page

    Requests reply concerning recording of family pedigree.

  • H. Farnham Burke, Herald's College, London, to C.W. Robinson, 17 August 1901.. 288, Page

    Concerns evidence establishing C.W.R.'s descent and right to the Robinson family coat of arms.

  • H. Farnham Burke, Herald's College, London, to C.W. Robinson, Linfield, 21 August 1901.. 288, Page

    Enclosing payment for registration of pedigree.

  • Notes on sources, 8 August 1901.. 290-292, Page

    List of documents submitted to Herald's College to support C.W. Robinson's application for pedigree.

  • F. Beverley, Spotsylvania Court House, to C.W. Robinson, 21 January 1871.. 293-294, Page

    Has no new information but is working on the "Weasley" estate request.

  • Booklet, c. 1842.. unnumbered, Page

    Forty page book by Lady Robinson containing family history.

  • Court notice, 1875.. 297, Page

    Gloucester and Hanover Court Houses notifying that records for 1733-1792 destroyed by fire and during the Civil War.

  • A.S. Scott-Gatty Garter, College of Arms, to C.W. Robinson, 27 February 1905.. 301, Page

    Concerns the rejection of an application for Robinson Pedigree and Arms.

  • Pedigree notice, 22 February 1905.. 303, Page

    Charles H. Athill and T.M.J. Watkin decide there is insufficient evidence of certain family relations in the Robinson family genealogy.

  • Copy of a deed, 3 November 1763.. 309-310, Page

    Deed for the sale of 1190 acres of land in Spotsylvania County from William Robinson to John Robinson (son).

  • Lizzie M. Robinson, Washington, D.C. to "My Dear Cousin" (C.W. Robinson?), 11 May 1909.. 317-336, Page

    Concerns family genealogy and errors found by Herald's College. Enclosing possible corrections including information obtained from the Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia.

  • Lyon G. Tyler, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia to C.W. Robinson, 22 May 1908.. 337-338, Page

    Concerns corrections in the family genealogy.

  • H.F. Burke, Herald's College, London, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 24 November 1910.. 340, Page

    Concerns approval of Robinson family pedigree.

  • C.W. Robinson, Ealing, to H. Farnham Burke, Heralds College, London, 14 July 1910.. 345-356, Page

    Concernst the application to Herald's College for Robinson family pedigree.

  • Copy of the will of John Robinson of Middlesex County, Virginia, 21 February 1785.. 368-371, Page

    Leaves home and plantation to daughters Judith, Mary, and Priscilla until death or marriage when it is passed to William (J.R.'s son). Son John receives "Green Branch", daughters Katherine and Mary and son Peter receive slaves. Other family members receive money, livestock, etc. Copy dated 4 May 1853.

  • Extract from "Leighs Virginia Reports,". 372, Page

    Concerns Robert Robinson, son of John Robinson, Middlesex County, Virginia.

  • Copy of a letter from Christopher Robinson, Kingston, Upper Canada, to Robert Robertson, 6 July 1793.. 373-375, Page

    Concerns his recent appointment to government service. Copy dated 28 August 1893.

  • Letter from Western Telegraph Company, New York, to John Robinson, 26 January 1870.. 377-378, Page

    Concerns family research.

  • Copy of a letter from Charles Robinson, Urbanna, to Richard Corbin, 4 August 1767.. 379, Page

    Concerns money owed to Peter Robinson's estate by Charles Robinson.

  • Copy of a letter from P.W. Clarborin, 21 June 1769.. 379, Page

    Concerns Peter Robinson's estate.

  • T.M. Robinson to C.W. Robinson, 2 May 1909.. 381-393, Page

    Concerns family pedigree research and current family news.

  • Lyon G. Tyler, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 13 March 1909.. 396, Page

    Concerns family pedigree research. Enclosed is a chancery suit document about Peter Robinson.

  • Copy of chancery suit, 13 June 1791.. 389-400, Page

    Concerns the estate of Peter Robinson, deceased, George Wythe presiding judge.

  • Lyon G, Tyler, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, to C.W. Robinson, London, 16 April 1909.. 401, Page

    Concerns family pedigree research. Enclosing documents about Peter Robinson.

  • Court Scheduled (copy), July 1802.. 402, Page

    Chancery suits involving Grymes v. Robinson 1792-1802.

  • Copy of a petition.. 403-408, Page

    Grymes v. Robinson concerning the execution of the will of Peter Robinson.

  • Copy of a petition, 29 August 1792.. 409-410, Page

    Grymes v. Robinson concerning the execution of the will of Peter Robinson.

  • Copy of accounts, 1765-1773.. 411-412, Page

    Accounts of the estate of Peter Robinson, entered into the Court of Middlesex County 29 August 1792.

  • Lyon G. Tyler, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 14 October 1909.. 413-414, Page

    Concerns family pedigree research.

  • Lyon G. Tyler, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 7 February 1910.. 415-416, Page

    Concerns family pedigree research.

  • Article from William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XVII, No. 3, January 1910, pages 181-194,. 417-432, Page

    Concerns the genealogy of the Virginia branch of the Robinson family.

  • W.G. Standard, Virginia Historical Society, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 25 February 1910.. 433-434, Page

    Concerns Robinson family genealogy.

  • J. Beverley Robinson, New York, to C.W. Robinson, 8 February 1910.. 435-436, Page

    Concerns family pedigree research about relationship of Peter and Christopher Robinson.

  • J. Beverley Robinson, Edgewater, New Jersey, to C.W. Robinson, 8 February 1910.. 437-439, Page

    Concerns family pedigree research about the relationship of Peter and Christopher Robinson.

  • Newspaper article from the Richmond Standard, 16 April 1881.. 441-442, Page

    Concerns births, deaths, and marriages of members of the Robinson family as found in the parish register of Middlesex County, Virginia

  • Copy of a marriage license, 9 August 1750.. 443, Page

    Bond issued in Middlesex County, Virginia for the marriage of Peter Robinson and Sarah Lester. Copy dated 13 July 1910.

  • "Alumni Quncersis" (copy of excerpt), 1888.. 445-446, Page

    Virginia Robinsons genealogy 1715-1886.

  • G.H. Sterling, Maugerville, New Brunswick, to C.W. Robinson, 27 November 1879.. 447-449, Page

    Lack of information about Robinson family genealogy as St. John's(?) parish register destroyed by fire.

  • Copy of registry records , 1784-1786.. 452-454, Page

    Robinson family entries found in the record books of the Registry Office of St. John's, New Brunswick.

  • Memorandum of C.W. Robinson, 14 July 1910.. 456, Page

    Concerns the family of Esther (Sayre) Robinson.

  • Copy of a letter from Colonel Beverley Robinson to "My Dear Daughter," 3 July 1784.. 457-460, Page

    Family news. Copy dated December 1879.

  • Copy of a letter from John Robinson, Virginia, to Robert Robinson, New York, 9 June 1783.. 461-462, Page

    Concerns Captain Wormeley's loyalty to the British government, payment for slaves taken in the war, and financial matters. Copy dated November 1879.

  • Copy of a letter from John Robinson, Virginia, to Robert Robinson, Nova Scotia, 15 June 1784.. 463-464, Page

    Concerns the Virginia Assembly, return of South Carolinian loyalists to their estates. Copy dated November 1879.

  • Fragments,. 465, Page

    Concern Christopher Robinson of the Queen's Rangers from Gloucester County, Virginia.

  • Lyon G. Tyler, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 2 November 1911.. 467-468, Page

    Concerns family pedigree research, Robinson legal suits and all old Chancery papers destroyed in Court House fire.

  • Lyon G. Tyler, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 8 April 1914.. unnumbered, Page

    Request for copies of the wills of Peter Robinson (1765) and Judith Robinson (1774) previously destroyed in Court House fire.

  • Notes, 1913.. 469, Page

    C.W. Robinson's introduction to a section on the "Crossthwaithe" Robinsons.

  • Notes.. 473-478, Page

    C.W. Robinson's interpretation of family pedigree 1589-1712 with detailed information about dates of births, deaths, and marriages.

  • Copy of an excerpt from a parish registry, C.W. Robinson's interpretation of family Pedigree 1589-1712 with detailed information about dates of births, deaths, and marriages.. 479-484, Page

    Entry in the "Churchwarden's Book" from the Parish of St. Helen about William Robinson.

  • Pedigree.. 485-486, Page

    Genealogy of Bishop Robinson as taken from church registries of Peter's Poor Church, London, Church of Great St. Helen, London, and Conyscliffe Parish, dating back to 1523.

  • Photograph.. 493-494, Page

    Monument to Bishop Robinson (d. 1599) in Great St. Helen's Church, London with inscription.

  • Monument inscription.. 496-497, Page

    C.W. Robinson's translation of the inscription on the monument to Bishop Robinson (d. 1599) and family in Great St. Helen's Church, London. Included are additional inscriptions found on the grave stones of Elizabeth Robinson (wife) and Sir Thomas Robinson (found in the Temple Church).

  • Copy of a map.. 499, Page

    Scaled drawing of the course of the Tees River, England(?) showing surrounding towns.

  • Pedigree.. 500-512, Page

    Description of Robinson family coat of arms, Motto and genealogy dating back to c. 1205 as constructed by Charles W. Robinson.

  • Memorandum, 7 January 1913..

    C.W. Robinson's viewing of a portrait of Bishop Robinson.

  • Coats of arms.. 516, Page

    C.W. Robinson's drawings and explanation of the Coats of Arms for William Robinson's pedigree (1633/34) and Bishop Robinson's pedigree (1712-23).

  • Cleasby window inscriptions.. 517, Page

    C.W. Robinson's copy of inscriptions on windows in Cleasby, England in memory of Bishop Robinson and Reverend John Robinson. Newspaper article from the Northeastern Gazette included.

  • Coat of arms, 18 August 1854.. 518, Page

    Colored sketch of the Coat of Arms granted to Sir John Beverley Robinson.

  • Photograph.. 519, Page

    Stained glass window of the Robinson Coat of Arms in Cleasby Church, England.

  • Letter from Cleasby Church, London, to C.W. Robinson(?), 17 February 1913.. unnumbered, Page

    Concerns the Cleasby Church window.

  • Coat of arms.. 520, Page

    Colored and black and white sketches of Robinson family crest.

  • Photograph.. 522-524, Page

    Photograph of Elizabeth Marshall Robinson, daughter of Conway Robinson with newspaper clipping dated 1909 announcing her death.

  • Notes on sources, January 1913..

    C.W. Robinson's notes on family pedigree research conducted through 1875 in Middlesex, Spotsylvania, Essex, Caroline, and King William counties, Virginia and the College of William and Mary with complete listing of relevant documents 8 November 1680 - 5 May 1792 as registered with Herald's College, London.

  • Copy of letters patent, 16 January 1692/3.. 579-583, Page

    Appointment of Christopher Robinson to the office of Secretary of the Colony of Virginia.

  • Notes on sources, 1876.. unnumbered, Page

    C.W. Robinson's notes from unnamed sources concerning William and John (1599) Robinson.

  • Article: "Notes and sketches" by G.A. Fothergill, 1908.. 585-594, Page

    Concerns Cleasby, England and Bishop Robinson. Includes photographs and drawings.

  • Copy of a will, 13 December 1731.. 595, Page

    Letitia Cornwallis (stepdaughter of Bishop Robinson) mentioning Bishop Robinson and "Cousin" Christopher at college.

  • Memorandum.. 596, Page

    Notes on the connection between Bishop Robinson and Letitia Cornwallis.

  • J.H. Coombe, Cleasby Vicar, Darlington, England, to C.W. Robinson(?), 29 March 1878.. 597-600, Page

    Letitia Cornwallis's will and supporting documents in the parish archives.

  • Copy of the will Letitia Cornwallis, 4 July 1739.. 601-618, Page

    Updated version of 1731 will giving money to various churches and charities and funds for the upkeep of Bishop Robinson's tomb and monument.

  • Copy of the will of Letitia Cornwallis, 31 January 1740.. 619-622, Page

    Third version of last will and testament adding directions for the sale of bedchamber furniture and curtains upon death.

  • Book appendix,. 626-646, Page

    Section of text about C.W. Robinson's father concerning his relationship to Bishop John Robinson. Notes added in the margins by C.W.R.

  • Copy of a map, July 1787.. 647, Page

    Taken from a publication by the Virginia Historical Society, "Dinwiddie Papers", originally from Fry and Jefferson's map of Virginia, showing tidewater Virginia from Albermarle Sound to Baltimore. Notes by C.W. Robinson show Robinson family lands.

  • Pedigree, 1880.. 649, Page

    Robinson family tree of the Virginia Robinsons descending from John Robinson as compiled by C.W. Robinson.

  • Copy of a letter from Christopher Robinson, Oriel College, to Catherine Robinson (mother), Virginia(?), 3 December 1725..

    Concerns Christopher's health and candles sent from Catherine by the last ship.

  • Notes on sources.. 652-671, Page

    Extracts from records found in England and Virginia concerning Christopher Robinson and Bishop Robinson's descendants, particularly Clara Robinson, Sir Edward Wood, John Robinson of Cleasby, Thomas Robinson, and Theophilus Bolton. Includes copies of royal petitions and patents.

  • H.W. Forsyth Harwood, Kensington, to C.W. Robinson, 30 October 1913.. 673-674, Page

    Concerns the diary of Alexander Bennett.

  • Journal excerpt.. 675-696, Page

    Diary and genealogy of Alexander Bennett published in The Genealogist, Volume XX, January and April 1904.

  • Copy of a letter from Henry Wood to "His Excellency," 15 July 1712.. 696a, Page

    Relates personal news.

  • Photographs.. 697, Page

    Four black and white photos of unidentified churches and churchyards.

  • Copy of a diary, 1855.. 697a-708, Page

    Portion of 1855 diary entries by C.W. Robinson's father including information on visits to Frenchay and Cleasby.

  • Copy of a portrait.. unnumbered, Page

    Unidentified man painted by Beverley Robinson and given to Charles Walker (C.W. Robinson's grandfather).

  • Notes on sources.. 709-743, Page

    Extracts and explanations of sources tracing the pedigree of C.W. Robinson's mother's family, the Walkers, Merrys, Lukins, and Booths. Includes portions of letters, marriage certificates, and a map of London.

  • Notes on sources, March 1914.. 746, Page

    Further documentation described by C.W. Robinson concerning his Pedigree application to Herald's College.

  • H.F. Burke, Heralds College, London, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 12 February 1914.. 748, Page

    Concerns a scheduled meeting.

  • Copy of letter excerpt from C.W. Robinson to H.F. Burke, 3 March 1914.. 749-752, Page

    Concerns family pedigree research about Bishop Robinson and relatives from Cleasby.

  • Memorandum, 1875.. 753-764, Page

    Concerns pedigree research about members of the Robinson family living from the late 1500s to the early 1600s.

  • H.F. Burke, Herald's College, London, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 20 March 1914.. 764a, Page

    Concerns receipt of documents.

  • H.F. Burke, Herald's College, London, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 26 March 1914.. 765, Page

    Concerns outstanding debt owed for research.

  • H.F. Burke, Herald's College, London, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 28 March 1914.. 766, Page

    Concerns the letter of 26 March.

  • H.F. Burke, Herald's College, London, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 4 November 1914.. 767, Page

    Concerns pedigree research.

  • H.F. Burke, Herald's College, London, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 13 May 1915..

    Concerns a scheduled meeting.

  • Note, 19 May 1915.. 768, Page

    Explanation of pedigree research information obtained from H.F. Burke during May 1915.

  • Note, 28 January 1916.. 769, Page

    Explanation of pedigree research information obtained from H.F. Burke during January 1916.

  • C.S. MacInnes, Toronto, to C.W. Robinson, Ealing, 31 March 1915.. unnumbered, Page

    Concerns a portrait of Peter Robinson with newspaper article from The Peterborough Daily about Peter Robinson's public life.

  • Letters, 1910-1913.. unnumbered, Page

    Miscellaneous correspondences from Herald's College, London to C.W. Robinson listing fees owed for the research and registry of Robinson family pedigree.

Original Family Papers: Virginia and Canada, 1684-1798..
  • Introduction.. 1, Page

    C.W. Robinson's explanation of the book's contents of original family papers from the "Hewick" Robinsons and how he came to possess them.

  • Papers Concerning Christopher Robinson III of Hewick..
    • Memorandum, 1880.. 3-6, Page

      Further explanation of family papers contained within, how the Robinsons established themselves as landholders in Virginia, Robinson family participation in the American Revolution. Includes one color and one black and white sketch of Hewick, Virginia.

    • Map.. 8, Page

      Map of Virginia, Pennsylvania. Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland showing Robinson Creek and area near Urbanna, Virginia where "Hewick" stood (Middlesex County).

    • Pedigree.. 12-13, Page

      Rough sketch of Robinson family of Virginia as descended from Christopher Robinson, first immigrant to America.

    • Index.. 7-27, Page

      Listing of contents as compiled by C.W. Robinson.

    • Will of Christopher Robinson I, c. 1700.. 34, Page

      Portion of the will of Christopher Robinson I, written by Edmund Pendleton.

    • Map, 2 December 1684.. 37, Page

      Shows the 660 acres of land owned by Christopher Wormeley in James City County showing roads and waterways.

    • Account, 1727-1731. 41, Page

      Money paid to and from Hewick, England, by Christopher Robinson.

    • General Robert Porteus, Yorkshire, England, to Christopher Robinson, Rappahannock River, Virginia, 26 November 1750.. 43, Page

      Business accounts and transactions enacted by Porteus as Robinson's agent at Hewick, England.

    • Will of Christopher Robinson III of Hewick, 6 December 1751.. 47-49, Page

      Wills estate in England to brother John Robinson, estate in Virginia (Hewick) to daughter Judith Robinson, estate in Virginia (Grange) to daughter Mary.

    • John Maynard, London, to Christopher Robinson III, 20 April 1762.. 55, Page

      Concerns the Yorkshire estate, shipping tobacco from America. Includes copy of letter from John Maynard to Captain Brookes.

    • Account, 1764-1765.. 59, Page

      Concerns duties, freight and shipping costs on tobacco rendered to Christopher Robinson III.

    • Account, 1765-1766.. 63, Page

      Concerns rents owed and paid by tenants on Hewick, England, to Christopher Robinson III.

    • Receipt, July 1770.. 63, Page

      Quarterly Royal Land Tax paid by Hewick, England, 5p 6s 1d.

    • Graham Frank(?) to Christopher Robinson(?), 13 February 1765.. 65-68, Page

      Concerns a theft attempt at Hewick, England, other Hewick business.

    • Graham Frank to Christopher Robinson(?). 71-78, Page

      Concerns the house at Bedford, England, proposed sale of property. Mentions Bishop Robinson. Letter is mutilated.

    • Graham Frank(?), London, to Christopher Robinson(?), 23 July 1765.. 81-84, Page

      Concerns purchase of Parker lands, management of Hewick, England.

    • Graham Frank to Christopher Robinson, near Urbanna in Middlesex County, Virginia, c. 1760.. 86-89, Page

      Concerns Robinson's estates in London, arranging to bring water to the fields from the river, tenants' grievances, general upkeep of fences and barns.

    • Graham Frank, London, to Christopher Robinson, near Urbanna in Middlesex County, Virginia, 2 May 1776.. 90-96, Page

      Concerns Hewick, England, planting oak trees, tenants and rent collection, general upkeep, fence dividing Robinson's and Lord Devonshire's lands, Virginia stock holdings.

    • Graham Frank(?), London, to Christopher Robinson(?), Virginia, 20 December 1766.. 99-115, Page

      Concerns quarrels with tenants over upkeep of Hewick, England and disputes over hunting rights with neighboring landowners

    • Graham Frank and (?)Bickerton, London, to Christopher Robinson, Virginia, 21 December 1767.. 117-118, Page

      Concerns the sale of Hewick, England with estimated value of 16,000 pounds.

    • Petition.. 121, Page

      Concerns Richard Corbin and Ralph Wormeley, executors of Christopher Robinson III's (deceased) holdings in Virginia.

    • Robert Cary and Co., London, to Richard Corbin and Ralph Wormeley, Virginia, 24 May 1770.. 122-125, Page

      Concerns the execution of Christopher Robinson's will. Fletcher Norton, speaker for the House of Commons possible purchaser of Hewick, England.

    • Robert Cary and Co., London, to Richard Corbin and Ralph Wormeley, Virginia, 4 March 1772.. 126-129, Page

      Concerns the sale of Hewick, England to Speaker of the House of Commons, Fletcher Norton, by Act of Parliament.

    • Robert Cary and Co., London, to Richard Corbin and Ralph Wormeley, York River, Virginia, 24 August 1772.. 130-133, Page

      Concerns the sale of Hewick, England to Fletcher Norton, Speaker of the House of Commons, for 16,000 pounds.

    • Account, 1722.. 134-137, Page

      Concerns expenses incurred in passing 9 June 1772 Act of Parliament for the sale of Christopher Robinson's Hewick, England.

    • Christopher Robinson to Richard Corbin, 4 August 1767.. 138, Page

      Concerns money owed Christopher Robinson for the estate of Peter Robinson.

    • Receipt, 21 June 1769.. 138, Page

      Signed by P.W. Claiborne for money paid by David Ker on behalf of Christopher Robinson for the education of Peter Robinson's son.

    • Account, 1767-1768.. 142, Page

      Concerns money owed by Christopher Robinson to John Craine for tailoring services rendered.

    • Account, 1768.. 144, Page

      Concerns money owed by Christopher Robinson to James Mills for medical services rendered.

    • Account, 1769.. 146, Page

      Concerns the purchase of slaves and stock by Richard Corbin and Ralph Wormeley as acting guardians of Christopher Robinson IV.

    • Edmund Pendleton, Edmundsburg, to Richard Corbin, Laneville, King and Queen County, Virginia, 15 July 1786.. 148, Page

      Concerns money owed to the estate of Christopher Robinson.

  • Papers concerning Christopher Robinson of the Queen's Rangers (Loyalist Hussars).
    • Account, 1740-1749.. 168, Page

      Concerns money owed by Peter Robinson (d. 1765) to John Robinson (d. 1787).

    • Account book, 1777.. 170, Page

      Monthly record of financial exchanges recorded by John Robinson of Middlesex County, Virginia.

    • Accounts (fragments), 1775-1777.. 172, Page

      Eight receipts of notes of purchases made by John Robinson of Middlesex County, Virginia including one receipt for the hire of two slaves (1777).

    • Letter from David Ker, 22 June 1765.. 174, Page

      Concerns payments owed to an unidentified account. Mentions "Mr. Dinwiddie".

    • Receipt, 26 September 1765.. 178, Page

      Concerns payment for wine purchased by Beverley Robinson.

    • Royal warrant, 18 February 1780.. 182, Page

      Authorization for John Dessen to raise two battalions of soldiers for England's Regular Troops to be used for the duration of the American Revolution. Signed by Robert Rogers.

    • Royal commission, 26 June 1781.. 184, Page

      Naming Christopher Robinson IV to the post of Captain of the Queen's Rangers in New York under Lieutenant Colonel John Graves Simcoe.

    • Beverley Robinson, Northlake(?), to "My Dear Daughter," 3 July 1784.. 190-194, Page

      Concerns family matters, sending tea, mentions grandchildren.

    • Royal commission, 1 June 1792.. 197-200, Page

      Appoints Christopher Robinson IV to the post of "Inspector of the Woods, Reserves, and all Rents and Profits of the Crown" in Upper Canada. Signed by John Graves Simcoe.

    • Petition, 17 October 1792.. 203-206, Page

      Transferring power of attorney from Peter Russell to Christopher Robinson IV for the power to lease and/or collect rents on certain properties on the River Cabaraqui, Upper Canada.

    • Petition, 4 April 1793.. 209-210, Page

      John Wentworth, Surveyor General of the Woods, Nova Scotia naming Christopher Robinson IV as his deputy in Upper Canada.

    • Christopher Robinson IV, Kensington, Upper Canada, to Robert Robinson, Digby, Nova Scotia, 6 July 1793.. 213-216, Page

      Concerns Christopher's post as deputy of the Woods.

    • Account, 1792-1798.. 219, Page

      Fees owed by Christopher Robinson IV for the education of his sons.

    • Peter Russell, Niagara, to Christopher Robinson IV, Kingston, Upper Canada, 1 November 1792.. 223, Page

      Concerns the sale of Cabaraqui mills.

    • D.W. Smith, Survey General's Office, Niagara, to Christopher Robinson IV(?), 21 April 1790.. 225, Page

      Concerns Smith's public account.

    • Peter Russell, Niagara, to Christopher Robinson IV, Upper Canada, 26 April 1794.. 229-232, Page

      Concerns mills being built along the Cabaraqui River, possibility that the seat of government will move to York (Toronto).

    • Royal commission, 22 July 1794.. 235, Page

      Appoints Christopher Robinson IV, Kingston, Upper Canada to the position of Royal Attorney and Advocate. Signed by William Mayne and initialed by John Graves Simcoe.

    • William Mayne to Christopher Robinson IV, Kingston Upper Canada, 26 July 1794.. 241, Page

      Concerns license to practice law in the Royal Courts.

    • Christopher Robinson IV to Governor John Graves Simcoe, 5 November 1795.. 245-248, Page

      Concerns Robinson's apprehension about his 4 April 1793 commission by John Wentworth.

    • Peter Russell, Newark, to Christopher Robinson IV, 26 May 1793.. 249, Page

      Concerns Robinson's "indisposition."

    • Peter Russell to Christopher Robinson IV, 28 February 1795.. 249, Page

      Concerns Robinson's recovery from illness.

    • Indenture, 29 August 1796.. 253, Page

      Appoints Christopher Robinson IV as Representative of the residents of Addington and Ontario Counties.

    • Deed, 22 July 1797.. 257-260, Page

      Concerns the Sale of land in Murray Township, Upper Canada owned by Christopher Robinson IV to Thomas Spencer of Canadague, New York.

    • Court notes, 26 April 1797.. 261-264, Page

      John Ferguson v. David Palmer over 100 pound debt.

    • Contract, 3 May 1798.. 267-268, Page

      Between Christopher Robinson IV, Kingston and Jacob Shepherd Clay, Herkermer County making Clay a six month laborer paid in money and/or land upon the end of service.

    • Contract, 3 May 1798.. 271-272, Page

      Between Christopher Robinson IV, Kingston and John Smith, Albana County, New York making Smith a six month laborer paid in money and/or land upon the end of service.

    • Contract, 24 July 1798.. 275-278, Page

      Between Christopher Robinson and John Woodward and David Bennet engaging Woodward and Bennet to construct Robinson a house on his York, Upper Canada farm.

    • Bill, 29 August 1798.. 279, Page

      For 6 pounds owed by Christopher Robinson to Jacob Clayton for the digging and construction of a foundation and chimneys.

    • Receipt, 9 August 1796.. 279, Page

      6p 10s 6d paid by Christopher Robinson to John Woodward and David Bennet for the construction of Christopher Robinsion's house.

    • Bill, 1793-1796.. 283-286, Page

      For money owed by Christopher Robinson to Thomas Markland for various goods purchased.

    • Bill, 1794-1795.. 289, Page

      For money owed by Christopher Robinson to Thomas Sparham, surgeon, for services rendered.

    • Bill, 1796-1797.. 293-296, Page

      For money owed by Christopher Robinson to Donald McDonell for goods purchased.

    • Bill, 1797.. 299, Page

      For money owed by William Kaiting to Christopher Robinson for legal services rendered.

    • Receipt, 16 July 1798.. 301, Page

      Christopher Robinson will pay Sincoe Ketchsin fifty dollars within six weeks.

    • Receipt.. 301, Page

      For fifty dollars paid to Sincoe Ketchsin by Christopher Robinson.

    • Receipt, 12 November 1797.. 301, Page

      Acknowledgement of three pounds owed to Abner Miles by Colonel Brackenridge, signed by Christopher Robinson.

    • Note, 2 August 1798.. 301, Page

      Christopher Robinson will leave Abner Miles with the ten dollars Robinson owes to John Woodward and David Bennet.

    • Receipt, 23 July 1798.. 303, Page

      Christopher Robinson will pay James Kemp 10p 3s 2d by 23 August 1798.

    • Christopher Robinson, York, Upper Canada, to John Robinson, Albany, 26 July 1798.. 303, Page

      Concerns an order to pay James and Nathan Ruggles 24p 5s 8d.

    • Bill, 16 June 1794.. 307, Page

      For court costs due in the case of Powley(?) v. Ashley.

    • Bill, 24 September 1794.. 307, Page

      For money owed by Ablert Ryckman to James Rivinton for law books.

    • Bill, 20 August 1794.. 311, Page

      For money owed by Christopher Robinson to Jonathan Hay, shoemaker.

    • Bill, 22 April 1796.. 311, Page

      For money owed by Christopher Robinson to Robert Maranlay for goods purchased.

    • Bill, 5 July 1796.. 311, Page

      For money owed by Christopher Robinson to James Richardson for goods and services rendered.

    • Arrest warrant, May 1797.. 313, Page

      Charging the sheriff of Kingston to find and hold James Rankin until trial in the case of a plea of debt filed by Alexander Clark. Signed by Christopher Robinson, attorney for the plaintiff.

    • Court ruling, 1797.. 313, Page

      Finding in favor of Alexander Clark in the debt case of Clark v. Rankin.

    • Bill, 1798.. 317, Page

      For money owed by Christopher Robinson for goods and services rendered by an unknown party.

    • Letter to Christopher Robinson, York, 8 April 1798.. 321, Page

      Concerns Christopher Robinson's ill health.

    • Upper Canada Gazette, 10 November 1798.. 323-326, Page

      Includes announcement of Christopher Robinson's passing on 2 November 1798.

    • Probate notice, 25 July 1798.. 329-330, Page

      Summons to Peter Robinson for payment of debts owed by the estate of Christopher Robinson.

    • Receipt, 1803. 331, Page

      For taxes paid by the estate of Christopher Robinson.

    • Petition, 3 November 1798.. 333-335, Page

      Esther Robinson's (widow of Christopher Robinson) plea to ease the situation of her destitute family by naming Peter Robinson, eldest son, to the position of a deputy in the province of York.

    • The General Evening Post, London, 25 April 1738.. 339-341, Page

      Includes obituary of Christopher Robinson, nephew of Bishop John Robinson.

    • Letter from Bishop John Robinson, Utrecht, 2 June 1712.. 346, Page

      Concerns matters of the Queen's army.

    • Benjamin Robinson, Virginia, to Colonel Beverley Robinson, 7 August 1784.. 352-355, Page

      Concerns Beverley as benefactor of the Robinson family.

    • Frederick Robinsion, Thornbury, to John Beverley Robinson, 12 January 1816.. 358-361, Page

      Concerns business in the United Kingdom and Frederick's return to Canada.

    • William Henry Robinson, Bath, England, to John Beverley Robinson, Upper Canada, 28 April 1834.. 364-369, Page

      Letter of introduction for Admiral Vansittart's sons.

    • James Sayre, Dorchester Province, New Brunswick, to Esther Benman (sister), York, Upper Canada, 20 July 1816(?). 372-375, Page

      Family news.

    • James Sayre, New Brunswick, to John Beverley Robinson (nephew), Toronto, Upper Canada, 25 September 1841.. 376-378, Page

      Concerns recent events in Canada and family news.

    • Letter from John Beverley Robinson, Edgewater, New Jersey, 1 April 1921.. 379, Page

      Concerns the discovery of a document about Beverley Robinson including sketch of Colonel Beverley Robinson's crest.

    • Notary public letter, 24 March 1813.. 380, Page

      Notarization of a document from Robert Lenox.