ROBINSON, John III (b.1620), of Helston, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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5 May 1660

Family and Education

bap. 2 Apr. 1620, 4th but 2nd surv. s. of William Robinson of Helston by Catherine, da. of Thomas Penrose of Sithney, Cornw.; bro. of Thomas Robinson. prob. unm.1

Offices Held


Returned for Liskeard on a double return, Robinson was seated on the merits of the return, and classed as a friend by Lord Wharton. An inactive Member of the Convention, he was appointed by full name only to the committees to regulate fees, to draft the excise clauses in the bill for abolition of the court of wards, and to consider the Earl of Cleveland’s estate bill. He may have been the ‘Mr Robinson’ who threatened to oppose the election of Sidney Godolphin I at Helston in 1668, but the date of his death has not been ascertained.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: M. W. Helms / Eveline Cruickshanks / Basil Duke Henning


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 402-3.
  • 2. Add. 28052, f. 39.