Frederick Robinson (1746–1792)

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The Hon. Frederic ("Fritz") Robinson (1746 – 28 December 1792) was an English MP.

Robinson was the second son of Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham. His older brother Thomas Robinson, 2nd Baron Grantham was Ambassador at Madrid 1771-8; Fritz accompanied him to Spain as his Secretary, though ill-health forced him to return to England in 1777.[1]

He became Tory MP for Ripon in 1781. In 1785 he married Katherine Gertrude Harris, the eldest surviving daughter of the musician and philosopher James Harris.[2] He resigned his seat and accepted a pension in December 1787, and purchased 8 Whitehall Gardens, today Malmesbury House, in 1788; after his death his widow continued to live there until her own death in 1834.[3]


  1. Catalogue to Robinson correspondence at Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service
  2. Donald Burrows & Rosemary Dunhill, eds., Music and Theatre in Handel's World: The Family Papers of James Harris, 1732-1880, Oxford University Press, 2002, p. 1101. ISBN 0-19-816654-0
  3. 'Malmesbury House', Survey of London: volume 13: St Margaret, Westminster, part II: Whitehall I (1930), pp. 162-166. Date accessed: 24 June 2008.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Lawrence
William Aislabie
Member of Parliament for Ripon
1780 – 1787
With: William Aislabie to 1781
William Lawrence from 1781
Succeeded by
William Lawrence
Sir John Goodricke, Bt