Sir William Robinson

Sir William Robinson was the MP for York from 1698 until 1722 and also the Lord Mayor of York in 1700. He was born in 1654, the son of a York merchant, Thomas Robinson and his wife, Elizabeth Robinson.

Robinson had five sons and one daughter. His son, Thomas Robinson, served as the MP for Thirsk from 1727 until 1734 and for Christchurch from 1748 until 1761, and his brother, Tancred also became Lord Mayor of York twice. Sir William Robinson died on the 22nd December 1736.

 

ELECTION RESULTS

The election results for Sir William Robinson were:

20/07/1698

Sir William Robinson – 1,238 votes (elected)

Tobias Jenkins – 1,026 votes (elected)

Edward Thompson – 669 votes

29/01/1701

Sir William Robinson – elected unopposed

Edward Thompson – elected unopposed

03/12/1701

Sir William Robinson – 1,245 votes (elected)

Tobias Jenkins – 784 votes (elected)

Marmaduke Prickett – 544 votes

12/08/1702

Sir William Robinson – elected unopposed

Tobias Jenkins – elected unopposed

16/05/1705

Sir William Robinson – 1,282 votes (elected)

Robert Benson – 823 votes (elected)

Marmaduke Prickett – 648 votes

12/05/1708

Sir William Robinson – elected unopposed

Robert Benson – elected unopposed

15/10/1710

Sir William Robinson – elected unopposed

Robert Benson – elected unopposed

07/09/1713

Sir William Robinson – 1,368 votes (elected)

Robert Fairfax – 832 votes (elected)

Tobias Jenkins – 802 votes

09/02/1715

Sir William Robinson – 1,388 votes (elected)

Tobias Jenkins – 1,225 votes (elected)

Robert Fairfax – 844 votes