Robinson, Thomas (1)
Robinson, Thomas (1), an English clergyman, was born at Wakefield, in the county of York, Aug. 29, 1749. He was educated at the grammar school of his native place, the governors of which, when it was determined to send him to the university, unanimously agreed to allow him a double exhibition (pension). He was admitted a sizar into Trinity College, Cambridge, in October, 1768. In 1772 he was elected fellow of the college, and soon after presented to the curacies of Witcham and Witchford. About two years afterwards he accepted the curacy of St. Martin's in Leicester, was chosen afternoon lecturer of All-Saints', and in 1774 chaplain to the Infirmary. In 1778 he was appointed weekly lecturer of St. Mary's, Leicester, and in the same year was presented to the living of this church. Mr. Robinson died of apoplexy, March 24, 1813, after preaching thirty-nine years in Leicester.
Among his works are, Scripture Characters (Lond. 1789, 12mo; last ed. 1860, 8vo): The Christian System Unfolded (ibid. 1805, 3 vols. 8vo; last ed. 1848, 8vo): — Prophecies of the Messiah (ibid. 1812-25, 8vo): — besides Addresses, etc. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.