Richard Robinson, 1st Baron Rokeby
Chaplain, Deceased Person
1708 – 1794
Who was Richard Robinson, 1st Baron Rokeby?
In 1774 he founded the County Infirmary. In 1780 he donated land for the erection of a new prison and in 1771 he founded the Armagh Public Library. In 1790 he founded the Armagh Observatory as part of his plan for a university in Armagh. He died on 10 October 1794. His cousin Matthew Robinson, a noted eccentric, inherited his title.
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