- 1176-1694 (Creation)
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The Robinson family’s connection to Deighton began in 1596 when Arthur Robinson acquired the manor of Deighton from John Aske. The Aske family had held the manor since 1542, prior to the Reformation it had been held by St Mary’s Abbey, York.
Arthur Robinson was the third son of John Robinson, an Alderman of the City of London and a Merchant of the Staple. A mercer by trade, he acquired the manor of Deighton in 1596 and c.1603 married Elizabeth Walthall, the daughter of London mercer William Walthall, by whom he had at least one son, Luke, born c.1610.
Elizabeth died in 1612 and Arthur married second, Jane, daughter of Sir John Garret, Alderman of the City of London, by whom he had another son, Arthur, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane. Arthur Robinson was knighted at Whitehall in 1631 and was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1632. He died in 1642.
His eldest son Luke was an active member of the Rump Parliament during the interregnum, serving as MP for Scarborough 1645-1653, the North Riding 1656-1658, and Malton 1659, and Commissioner of Sequestrations in 1655. He was MP for Scarborough again in 1660 but was expelled from the House of Commons following the restoration of the monarchy. Luke Robinson died in 1669.
The estate descended to Luke’s brother Arthur, the son of Sir Arthur and his second wife Jane, and then, at Arthur’s death c.1678, to his eldest son Arthur, born c. 1654. Arthur died c.1713 and the manor of Deighton was divided between his daughters Elizabeth Denton, born c.1683, and Grace Braithwaite, born c.1686, passing out of the Robinson family.
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