John Robley Senior

???? - 1792


Of Stoke Newington, father of John Robley and brother of Joseph Robley (each of whom q.v.), and apparently an early purchaser of land in Tobago.

  1. Will of John Robley of Stoke Newington Middlesex proved 03/08/1792. The will leaves to his wife Ann £400 p.a. and refers to 6 children, John, George, Joseph, Mary Ann, Clare and Catherine. The will supports a death-date c. 1792, although genealogical material online gives the death of John Robley senior in 1807.

  2. 'John Robley' appears in 1773 as the Present Proprietor of Barbados Bay (St George parish) Lots nos. 33, 34 and 37 originally purchased by John Colby 19/04/1768 and which became Studley Park. This original purchaser might conceivably have been John Robley, but both Woodcock and Fowler give 'Colby.'


  1. PROB 11/1222/22; [accessed 09/12/2013].

  2. 'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971); John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774), pp. 34-35.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (1)

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
19/04/1768 [SD] - 1792 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Father → Son

Addresses (2)

Fleetwood House, Stoke Newington, London, Middlesex, London, England
Walcot House, Walcot, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England