Marmaduke Robinson

17th Feb 1757 - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


London solicitor, awarded the compensation as mortgagee for two estates in Antigua belonging to Sir William Lewis George Thomas 4th bart. (q.v.). It is unclear at present whether Marmaduke Robinson was in fact a principal in this mortgage: an entry in Vere Langford Oliver's History of Antigua suggests that Marmaduke Robinson had earlier (and possibly separately) acted as trustee for the Arthur Freeman estate on Antigua as part of an arrangement within the Freeman/Thomas family under indentures dated 1801 and 1811.

  1. Baptised 17/02/1757 in New Malton, York, the son of Marmaduke Robinson; died 1836. Under the will of Marmaduke Robinson late of Essex Street but now of Bedford Place proved 05/11/1836 he left the residue of his estate after specific provisions for his wife and daughter to his children share and share alike.

  2. Married Juliana Barlow (c. 1764-1839) 14/02/1787 in Westminster. (Juliana died 30/09/1839 at Bowness, Windermere.)

  3. Admitted to the Inner Temple, 1780. He was the third son of Marmaduke Robinson, a merchant of Malton, Yorkshire.

  4. Marmaduke Robinson was a solicitor at Essex Street, The Strand, London, from the 1810s.

  5. Marmaduke Robinson's son Francis Barlow Robinson, also a London solicitor, left £180,000 in 1878.


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 355 (North Sound, St George) and 1044 (Five Islands, St John); Vere Langford Oliver The History of the Island of Antigua 'The Freeman Family', p. 265. In Antigua 1044, he certainly appeared as advancing money and receiving the mortgage but Manning & Anderdon were also party to the same indenture, T71/1223 Antigua no. 1044 Counterclaim of Marmaduke Robinson.

  1. The Metropolitan, vol. 16 (May-August 1836), p. 128. batch no. C10851-2; PROB 11/1869/270.

  2. batch no. M04160-1. Famile tree available at [accessed 02/08/2012].

  3. [accessed 13/02/2013].

  4. See, for example, London Gazette, Issue 16908, 14/06/1814, p. 1238 and the wills of Harriet [Robinson] Teesdale of Russell Square (PROB11/2226) and John Teesdale (PROB11/2030).

  5. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? MS 'Robinson, Francis Barlow' [1878/89].

Further Information

5 sons, 2 daughters: Charles Francis; Marmaduke Simon; Francis Barlow; Frederic; Henry; Juliana; Harriet
Legal Education
Inner Temple [Admitted: 24 January 1780 ]

Associated Claims (2)

£3,589 15s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£4,303 3s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
- 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Addresses (1)

16 Bedford Place, Russell Square, London, Middlesex, London, England