Capt. Robert ROBINSON, ,of the Hussars,and Ballynavin Estate, Tipperary.

Male 1782 - 1821  (38 years)


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  • Name Robert ROBINSON 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Suffix ,of the Hussars,and Ballynavin Estate, Tipperary. 
    Born 7 May 1782  Borrisokane , County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1821  Ballynavin Castle, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ballingarry Churchyard, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Robinsons are an old County Tipperary Family, having settled at Knockshegowna (The Hill of the Fairies)during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The immediate ancestor of the Ballynavin branch, was a younger son of Sir Lumley Robinson, of Yorkshire, the ancestor of Lord Rokeby and Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh, 1765. This Robinson was an officer in Comwell's army, coming to Ireland he remained with his relatives. A monument to one of his grandsons is to be seen in Westminster Abbey. Andrew Robinson whilst in Jamaica, married the Comtesse de Lapere, whose family had been exiled from France as Huguenots*, and their Chateau and estate, on the banks of the Loire confiscated. She died at the birth of her first child, John, on the eve of her 21st birthday. Andrew brought his infant son to Ireland, and left him with his grand uncle, General Andrew Robinson at Knockshegowna. When returning to Jamaica he was drowned at sea.General Andrew Robinson's portrait was displayed in Buckingham Palace,and he was equerry to the Princess of Wales, mother of George III. In 1777 he was engaged in a law suit in America concerning a grant of lands made to his relatives at the time of the War of Independence for distinguished services. John entered the army, and married in Canada, Miss Alice Boyton, celebrated for her beautiful eyes, by her he had two sons and three daughters.

      When Lt. General Robert Robinson died he left 200,000 pounds to John's eldest son, Robert. Robert,a Captain in the Hussars,when aged 17 years,was married at Portpatrick ,on December 1st, 1801, to Miss Ruth Stoney, daughter of Thomas Stoney, Esq., of Arran Hill(who was offered a baronetcy in 1798, for his vote and influence, which he declined. Bishop Smart, known by his translations of Horace, was her maternal uncle.)

      The marriage took place in Scotland , as Robert was underage. After the marriage the couple returned to London , and Robert began squandering his inheritance , and when he came under the notice of the Bailiffs, fled ,and moved his family back to Ireland, where four sons were born.He pleaded with his father in law for more financial assistance , but was refused - Ruth sided with her father and returned to the family home with her children in 1809. Robert was later tried for and found guilty of Bigamy in The Sessions House, Green Street at The Commission of Oyer and Terminer, Before the Hon. Justice Mayne and Fletcher, On Wednesday the 24th of June, 1812 . He had feloniously married Ismena Berry,on 20th Nov,1811. He had convinced a Catholic priest to perform the illegal marriage , and also falsified the brides name as Amelia Barry.Ref:Java Govt. Gazette ,Batavia,April 3, 1813.
      Ref:Chronicles of The Kirkpatrick Family,by Alexander deLapere Kirkpatrick. It must be pointed out that the findings in the above details are now thought to be somewhat inaccurate ,according to descendants, citing that Alexander Kirkpatrick did not appear to realise that Lord Rokeby and Archbishop Richard Robinson were one and the same person.Also,the connection with Sir Lumley Robinson is also dubious at best.(With thanks to John Goodwillie for this update) * A persecuted minority in France during most of the period from the early 1500s until 1789, the French Protestants were given the name Huguenots in the time of the Reformation.
    • (Research):In 1803, Robert purchased the Ballynavin Estate, County Tipperary(the funds likely to have been part of Roberts inheritance that was held in trust by his father in law). The Robinson family were settled in the Ballingarry locality of county Tipperary from the mid 17th century. Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland (1904) records the marriage in 1712 of Thomas Stoney and Sarah sister of General Andrew Robinson and granddaughter of George Robinson, a Cromwellian officer, who settled at Knockshigowna, parish of Ballingarry. In February 1851 the Tinnakilly estate, barony of Lower Ormond, of the assignee of Arthur Robinson, a bankrupt, amounting to 1,602 acres, was advertised for sale. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Ellen and John Robinson both held land in Ballingarry parish, while Louisa, Augustus and Ruth Robinson and the Reverend Robinson held land in the parish of Modreeny. In the 1870s Hartstronge/Hartstonge Robinson of Kingstown owned 596 acres, Ellen Robinson of Loran Park owned 353 acres, Robert Robinson of Ballynavin, Borrisokane owned 286 acres and Thomas S.D. Robinson of Riversdale owned 174 acres in county Tipperary. Hartstonge Robinson was the second son of Christopher Robinson of Woodlawn, county Cavan as recorded in the ''King's Inns Admissions Papers''. The same source records Arthur Robinson eldest son of Robert Robinson of Tinakelly, county Tipperary.
    Person ID I14209  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2014 

    Family 1 Ruth STONEY, ,daughter of Thomas Stoney,of Arran Hill,Tipperary,   b. 1778, Arran Hill, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1871, Ballynavin Castle, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1801  Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Java Govt. Gazette ,Batavia,April 3, 1813.
    Children 
     1. Rev. Robert Croasdaile de Lapère ROBINSON, ,Rector of Ballingarry, County Tipperary,   b. 24 Jun 1805, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1870, Ballynavin Castle, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. De Lapère Andrew John ROBINSON, ,of Ballynavin Castle, Tipperary, Ireland,   b. 1806, Ballynavin Castle, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Deer Park, Cloghjordan, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Thomas Stoney de Lapère ROBINSON, ,of Riversdale,County Tipperary,Ireland,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Augustus Adolphus de Lapère ROBINSON, ,of Cloughkeating Castle,County Tipperary,Ireland,   b. 1 Jan 1810,   d. 1889, Borrisokane , County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F6044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ismena"Amelia" BERRY,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Nov 1811  Nassau Street , Dublin , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Java Govt. Gazette ,Batavia,April 3, 1813. This was an illegal marriage- Robert was already married to Ruth Stoney when he deceived Ismena into marriage- part of the deception involved falsifying her name to Amelia. Due to his poor state of health( he was in such poor health , he had to be physically carried) ,the marriage was never consummated.Robert Robinson was found guilty of Bigamy , and sent to prison in Dublin.
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F7497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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