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Encyclopedia > Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham

Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, KB, PC (c. 1695 – 30 September 1770), English diplomatist and politician, was a younger son of Sir William Robinson, Bt. (1655–1736) of Newby, Yorkshire, who was member of parliament for York from 1697 to 1722. Military Badge of the Order of the Bath The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... 1770 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ...


Having been a scholar and minor fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Thomas Robinson gained his earliest diplomatic experience in Paris and then went to Vienna, where he was English ambassador from 1730 to 1748. During 1741 he sought to make peace between the empress Maria Theresa and Frederick the Great, but in vain, and in 1748 he represented his country at the Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle. He was made a Knight Companion of the Bath in 1742. Full name The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Motto Virtus vera nobilitas Virtue is true Nobility Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names Kings Hall and Michaelhouse (until merged in 1546) Established 1546 Sister College(s) Christ Church Master The Lord Rees of Ludlow Location Trinity Street... The University of Cambridge (often called Cambridge University, or just Cambridge), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Département Paris (75) Région ÃŽle-de-France Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (PS) City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 86. ... Vienna (German: Wien ) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria Maria Theresa (Vienna, May 13, 1717 – November 29, 1780 in Vienna) was the first and only female head of the Habsburg dynasty. ... Frederick II of Prussia (German: ; January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a king of Prussia from the Hohenzollern dynasty, reigning from 1740 to 1786. ... There were two Treaties of Aix-la-Chapelle. ... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ...


Returning to England he sat in parliament for Christchurch from 1749 to 1761. In 1750, he was appointed to the Privy Council. 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. 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. Christchurch is a town in Dorset, England on the English Channel coast. ... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... The Secretary of State for the Southern Department was a position in the cabinet of the government of United Kingdom up to 1782. ... The Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom who is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons. ... Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme (July 21, 1693 - November 17, 1768) was a Whig statesman, whose official life extended throughout the Whig supremacy of the 18th century. ... The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (15 November 1708–11 May 1778) was a British Whig statesman who achieved his greatest fame as war minister during the Seven Years War (aka French and Indian War) and who was later Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, (28 September 1705-1 July 1774) was an English statesman. ... Marquess of Ripon was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ... The Master of the Great Wardrobe was a position in the British Royal Household. ... In the United Kingdom, the Postmaster General is a now defunct ministerial position. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... 1770 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by:
Edward Hooper
Charles Armand Powlett
Member for Christchurch
with Charles Armand Powlett 1748–1751,
Lord Harry Powlett 1751–1754,
Hon. John Mordaunt 1754–1761

1748–1761
Succeeded by:
Hon. Thomas Robinson
James Harris
Honorary Titles
Preceded by:
The Duke of Montagu
Master of the Great Wardrobe
1749–1754
Succeeded by:
The Viscount Barrington
Preceded by:
The Viscount Barrington
Master of the Great Wardrobe
1755–1760
Succeeded by:
The Earl Gower
Political Offices
Preceded by:
The Earl of Holdernesse
Secretary of State for the Southern Department
1754–1755
Succeeded by:
Henry Fox
Preceded by:
Sir Henry Pelham
Leader of the House of Commons
1754–1755
Preceded by:
Unknown
Postmaster-General
1765–1766
Succeeded by:
Unknown
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by:
New Creation
Baron Grantham
1761–1770
Succeeded by:
Thomas Robinson

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Grantham, New Hampshire - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (464 words)
Grantham is a town located in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA.
Incorporated in 1761, Grantham takes its name from Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, Secretary of State for the Southern Department from March 1754 to October 1755.
The highest point in town is Grantham Mountain (2,660 feet above sea level), a peak along the ridge of Croydon Mountain, which follows the western edge of the town.
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