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Date: 1100-2000
History:

William Robinson (d. 1616), Lord Mayor of York in 1581, acquired estates in and near York (Clifton and Rawcliffe, North Riding) and at Newby (near Topcliffe, North Riding). Sir William Robinson, fourth Bt (d. 1770), of Newby Park, sold the reversion of the Clifton estate to his uncle Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham (d. 1770), a younger son of Sir William Robinson, first Bt (d. 1736). Following the death of the 4th Bt without issue, the 3rd Baron Grantham (1781-1859) succeeded to the remaining unsold estates of the senior Robinson line, including Newby and Dishforth (North Riding) and property in Wensleydale (Askrigg, etc, North Riding). He also inherited Newby Hall (near Ripon, West Riding) and other estates of the Weddell family (see Vyner of Gautby and Newby); and in 1833 succeeded to the Wrest Park estates as second Earl De Grey (see De Grey, Barons Lucas).

On Lord De Grey’s death in 1859 the De Grey estates passed to his elder daughter Ann, Baroness Lucas, who married the 6th Earl Cowper (see Cowper, Earls Cowper), and the Newby Hall estate to his younger daughter Lady Mary Vyner (see Vyner of Gautby and Newby). Of the Robinson properties, the Askrigg and Clifton estates passed to the Cowper and Vyner families, but the Newby Park estate passed to Lord De Grey’s nephew George Robinson, 2nd Earl and 1st Marquess of Ripon (1827-1909).

Frederick Robinson (1782-1859), younger brother of the 2nd Earl De Grey and Prime Minister 1827-8, was created Viscount Goderich in 1827 and Earl of Ripon in 1833. In 1814 he married Sarah, only daughter of the 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire (d. 1816), through whom he succeeded to the Nocton (Lincolnshire) estate inherited by the 3rd Earl from the Ellis family. In 1845, on the death of Elizabeth Lawrence, he further succeeded to the West Riding estates of her grandfather William Aislabie (d. 1781), including Studley Royal, inherited through Aislabie’s mother from the Mallory family, and the adjoining Fountains Abbey estate, purchased in 1767.

Following the death of the 2nd Marquess of Ripon in 1923 the Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey estate was acquired by his cousin Clare George Vyner, younger son of Lady Alwyne Compton-Vyner (see Vyner of Gautby and Newby).

Estates in 1883: Yorks NR and WR 14,668 acres, Lincs 7,102 acres, total 21,770 acres worth £29,126 a year.

Places:
  • Askrigg, Yorkshire
  • Clifton, Yorkshire
  • Dishforth, Yorkshire
  • Dunston, Lincolnshire
  • Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire
  • Gosberton, Lincolnshire
  • Grantley, Yorkshire
  • Hutton Conyers, Yorkshire
  • Kirkby Malzeard, Yorkshire
  • Newby Park, Yorkshire
  • Rainton cum Newby, Yorkshire
  • Nocton, Lincolnshire
  • Rawcliffe, Yorkshire
  • Strenshall, Yorkshire
  • Studley Royal, Yorkshire
  • Surfleet, Lincolnshire
  • Tasburgh, Norfolk
  • Worton, Yorkshire
  • York, Yorkshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Guide to Principal Family and Estate Collections L-W, 1999.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F89646 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F10775 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
12th cent-20th cent: Yorks (Clifton, Fountains Abbey, Hutton Conyers, Newby Park in Newby with Rainton, Studley Royal, etc) deeds, legal papers, manorial records, rentals, accounts, estate, household and Aislabie, Mallory and Robinson family corresp and papers 12th-20th cent, incl Fountains Abbey monastic records, Lincs (Dunston, Gosberton, Nocton, Surfleet, etc) deeds and estate papers mainly 18th-19th cent and misc Norfolk (Tasburgh, etc) deeds and papers pre 1500, etc
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 6160

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89a]
2
16th cent-20th cent: Yorks (Grantley, Newby Park in Rainton with Newby, Studley Royal, etc) deeds 16th-20th cent and misc estate papers 20th cent, with Robinson and Vyner family legal, settlement and trust papers 19th-20th cent
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 41228 Robinson

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89c]
3
17th cent-19th cent: Kirkby Malzeard (Yorks) manorial court records 17th-19th cent, with map 1600
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 39454 Bostock

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89d]
4
1934-1938: Fountains Abbey Settlers Society (Yorks) records
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89e]
5
late 18th cent-early 19th cent: Yorks (Askrigg, Newby Park in Newby with Rainton, etc) estate maps
North Yorkshire County Record Office
NRA 12864 Barron

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89f]
6
16th cent-19th cent: Yorks (Askrigg, Clifton, Dishforth, Newby Park in Newby with Rainton, etc) deeds, legal papers, estate accounts and papers and Robinson family papers 16th-19th cent, incl papers rel to houses at Strensham (Yorks) 1695 and Newby Park and York mainly 18th cent
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 5836 Vyner

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [112a]
7
17th cent-18th cent: Yorks (Worton, etc) deeds, legal papers and estate accounts and papers
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 41227 Vyner

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [112c]
8
16th cent-18th cent: Yorks (Clifton, Newby Park in Newby with Rainton, Rawcliffe, etc) deeds, legal and estate papers
Explore York Libraries & Archives
NRA 11988

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [112e]
9
17th cent-19th cent: Yorks (Clifton, etc) deeds, legal and estate papers
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6283 Wrest Park

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28a]
10
17th cent-1925: misc Robinson family papers, incl some of the Aislabie and Mallory families
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 5836 Vyner

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89b]
11
1704-20th cent: Robinson family corresp and papers, mainly of the 1st Earl of Ripon (1782-1859) and the 1st Marquess of Ripon (1827-1909)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89g]
12
18th cent-19th cent: Robinson and Hobart family and political papers, mainly of the 1st Earl of Ripon (1782-1859) and the 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire (1760-1816)
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
NRA 1 Hobart-Hampden
13
1855-1907: political and other corresp of the 1st Marquess of Ripon
Duke University: William R Perkins Library
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89h]
14
1871-1923: game books of the 2nd Marquess of Ripon (1852-1923)
Unknown location
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89i]
15
12th cent-15th cent: Fountains Abbey library MSS
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [89j]

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