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Matthew Robinson


(b. 1694, Edgley, Aysgarth, Yorkshire – d. Oct. 2, 1778, London, England )

Gender: M

Matthew Robinson was the eldest and only surviving son of Thomas Robinson (1667-1700) and Elizabeth Clarke (1660-1700). His mother was a widow with a daughter, Lydia Light (1685-1725), and his grandfather, Leonard Robinson, strongly disapproved of the match and cut his son out of his will. However, the family properties at West Layton and Edgley in North Yorkshire were entailed, and descended to Matthew on the early death of his parents when he was only seven years old. He went to Cambridge University and at the age of eighteen married Elizabeth Drake (c.1693-1746). They had twelve children of whom nine survived into adulthood; Elizabeth Montagu was his fourth surviving child and eldest daughter. Matthew disliked living in the country, and on his wife’s death he moved to London and lived with his housekeeper, Elizabeth Hawkins; he was an accomplished artist and enjoyed the life of the coffee houses. He lived to the age of eighty-four, and the title of 2nd Baron Rokeby of Armagh descended from his cousin Richard Robinson to his eldest son Matthew Robinson Morris, who also inherited his estates.

Also known as:

  • Pappa
  • Matthew Robinson


Mentioned in 66 letters

Title EMCO ID
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 121
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 122
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 123
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 124
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 125
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 127
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 128
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 129
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 130
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 131
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 133
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 134
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 135
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 137
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 138
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 140
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 141
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 143
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 150
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 155
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 156
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 157
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 160
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 164
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 165
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 167
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 168
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Anstey 171
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 172
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 175
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 177
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 178
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 179
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 180
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 181
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 291
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 292
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 339
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 354
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 356
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 357
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 413
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 418
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 954
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Messenger Monsey 1473
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 1686
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1781
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1795
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1799
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1800
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1801
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 1886
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1943
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2044
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2074
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2075
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 2124
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 2125
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 2774
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3124
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3125
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3126
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3133
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 3269
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 3290
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 3359

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