Born1836 Long Melford, Suffolk
FatherRev Isaac Banks ROBINSON MA (1799 – 1865)
MotherJane Susan SYER (1804 – 1878)

Biography and Notes

Sir William was an eldest son. He became a member of the Slave Trade Commission in 1869; Governor of the Bahamas from 1874 to 1880; Governor of the Windward Islands 1881 to 1884; Governor of Barbados, 1885 and Trinidad in 1886. When Trinidad & Tobago was formed in 1889 he became the first Governor where he remained until appointed the 11th Governor of Hong Kong on 10th December 1891, a post he did not relinquish until 25th November 1898.

He had 3 sons and 3 daughters but it is not clear by whom.

Life Events

1862Married Julia Sophia Unknown
1865Death of father Rev Isaac Banks ROBINSON MA
1878Death of mother Jane Susan SYER
1884Married Felicia Ida Helen Unknown

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