Authorised form of nameRobinson; Tancred (c 1657 - 1748)
Datesc 1657 - 1748
Place of birthYorkshire, England
Date of birthc 1657
Date of death29 March 1748
Research fieldNatural History
Private school; St John's College, Cambridge (matriculated 1673); MB (1679), MD (1685)
Travelled abroad (1679-1684); was a companion of Hans Sloane (FRS 1685) in Paris and corresponded with John Ray (FRS 1667); Physician to the King
FRCP (1687); Oxford Philosophical Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/11/1684
ProposerMartin Lister
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Sec 1685; Council 1685
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Robinson, Turkey Merchant, of Yorkshire and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Tancred of Arden, Yorkshire; married Alethea, daughter of George Morley
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn; Hunter; Gunther; Munk's roll
DNB describes him as 'Sir' and in index to Bulloch's Roll it states that he was knighted by George I, but the Kt was a naval man of the same name. Hunter gives 1657 as approximate year of birth.
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7808
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/D1/36Samuel Dale to Tancred Robinsonnd
EL/L5/80Martin Lister, dated at Leatherhead, to Tancred Robinson2 May 1701
EL/N1/76John Northleigh, dated at Bath, to Tancred Robinson24 June 1695
EL/R1/19John Ray, dated at Black Notley, to Tancred Robinson21 August 1693
EL/R1/53Part of a letter from Dr Richardson to Tancred Robinson1697
CLP/10i/24Paper, account of Halley's catalogue of plants found in North Wales by Dr [Tancred?] Robinson[1685]
RBO/6/21'Some Observations on Boyling Fountains and Subterraneous Streams' by Tancred Robinson21 January 1685
RBO/15/61'An account of a Cornish Bird call'd a Petrel' by Mr Moyle to Tancred Robinson1730
CLP/15ii/18Concerning a Cornish bird called 'Petrel' by Mr Moyle to Tancred Robinsonnd
LBO/10/17Copy letter from John Ray to Tancred Robinson13 March 1684 [1685]
CLP/22i/11Paper, Concerning [Jan] Swammerdam's treatise on 'De apibus [Of bees]' from a letter by Dr Hutton [Hotton] to Tancred Robinson[1699]
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