Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham

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In 1754 Robinson was appointed Secretary of State for the Southern Department and Leader of the House of Commons by the prime minister, the Duke of Newcastle, and it was on this occasion that Pitt made the famous remark to Fox, "the duke might as well have sent us his jackboot to lead us." In November 1755 he resigned, and in April 1761 he was created Baron Grantham. [1]

Later career

He was Master of the Great Wardrobe 1749–1754 and again 1755–1760, and was joint Postmaster-General in 1765 and 1766. He died in London on 30 September 1770. [1]

He married Frances, daughter of Thomas Worsley of Hovingham, on 13 July 1737, and had two sons and six daughters. He was succeeded in the peerage by his eldest son Thomas.

The town of Grantham, New Hampshire in the United States of America is named after Robinson.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Wikisource-logo.svg One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Grantham, Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron". Encyclopædia Britannica . 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 359.
  2. "Robinson, Thomas (RBN712T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. 1 2 "ROBINSON, Thomas (1695–1770), of Newby, Yorks". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
The Lord Grantham
KB PC
Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham.jpg
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
23 March 1754 October 1755
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Thirsk
17271734
With: Sir Thomas Frankland
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Christchurch
1748–1761
With: Charles Armand Powlett 1748–1751
Lord Harry Powlett 1751–1754
Hon. John Mordaunt 1754–1761
Succeeded by
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by British Ambassador to Austria
1730–1748
Succeeded by
Court offices
Preceded by Master of the Great Wardrobe
1749–1754
Succeeded by
Preceded by Master of the Great Wardrobe
1755–1760
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Secretary of State for the Southern Department
1754–1755
Succeeded by
Preceded by Leader of the House of Commons
1754–1755
Preceded by Postmaster-General
1765–1766
With: The Earl of Bessborough
Succeeded by
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Baron Grantham
1761–1770
Succeeded by