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NameJohn Robinson
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. 1650-11-07 - d. 1723-04-11 (old)
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Associated PlacesBristol -- BishopricLondon -- BishopricWindsor -- DeaneryWolverhampton -- DeanerySweden -- Place of BusinessBrasenose College -- Place of StudyOriel College -- Place of StudyCanterbury Cathedral -- Post
Source of DataRichard Snoddy; Benjamin Durham
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 23849)
Other NoteBorn 7 November 1650 to John Robinson, a cooper, and his wife, Elizabeth Potter in Cleasby, North Riding of Yorkshire. Initially apprenticed in a trade at Darlington, he entered Brasenose College, Oxford with the help of his aunt, Clara Bolton. BA, 1673; fellow of Oriel College, 1675; ordained the same year. Took a leave of absence in 1677 to serve as secretary and chaplain to his brother-in-law, Edward Wood, envoy to Sweden. He remained there as secretary to the new envoy, Sir Philip Warwick in 1679. Granted MA in 1684. Promoted agent upon Warick's departure in 1683. Returned to England in 1687, but was sent back to Sweden in 1689 by William III. Awarded DD by archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Tenison in recognition of his diplomatic service. Upon returning to England in 1709, he was appointed dean of Wolverhampton, dean of Windsor, and registrar of the knights of the Garter. Bishop of Bristol in 1710. Lord privy seal and privy councillor in 1711. Involved in negotiating the Treaty of Utrecht. After signing the treaty in 1713, he returned to England and consecrated Bishop of London. Died 11 April 1723.
GEMMS record createdOctober 04, 2015
GEMMS record last editedJuly 24, 2018