Beverley Robinson

Colonel Beverley Robinson
Beverley Robinson (11 January 1721 – 9 April 1792), was a soldier and wealthy colonist of the Province of New York.wikipedia
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Loyal American Regiment

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In 1777, he formed the Loyal American Regiment, which proved a very active Loyalist force in that conflict.
The "Loyal American Regiment" was raised in mid-March 1777 by wealthy Loyalist Beverley Robinson.

Susanna Philipse

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In 1748 he married Susanna Philipse, a wealthy one-quarter heir to the roughly 250 mi2 Highland Patent on the lower Hudson River in the Province of New York.
Susanna was married to Beverley Robinson, a soldier from a prominent family in the Colony of Virigina who had relocated to the Province of New York.

Frederick Philipse Robinson

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Robinson's sons Beverly Robinson, Jr., and Frederick Philipse Robinson served beneath him in the Loyal American Regiment throughout the war.
His father, Colonel Beverley Robinson, was a Virginian who moved to New York, marrying a wealthy heiress of the Philipse family with Dutch and Bohemian ancestry, Susanna Philipse.

Philipse Patent

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In 1748 he married Susanna Philipse, a wealthy one-quarter heir to the roughly 250 mi2 Highland Patent on the lower Hudson River in the Province of New York. She was the eldest surviving daughter of Frederick Philipse II, second Lord of Philipsburg Manor, a very prosperous 81 mi2 hereditary estate in lower Westchester County, and heiress to an interest in the Highland Patent, a roughly 250 mi2 landed estate on the Hudson River spanning fully between the Hudson Highlands and the Connecticut Colony border.
Upon Frederick II's death in 1751, the Manor went to his son Frederick Philipse III, while the Patent was divided among four of Frederick II's offspring: son Philip, and daughters, Susannah (wife of Beverley Robinson), Mary (wife of Col. Roger Morris), and Margaret, who died intestate.

Mary Philipse

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Future American general and statesman George Washington, a friend from shared Virginia youths, was for a time an irregular guest, developing an attraction to Susanna's younger sister Mary.
In early 1756 Washington had shared company with then retired Captain Beverley Robinson and his wife Susanna, Mary's elder sister.

Benedict Arnold

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In addition to serving as its commander through the British defeat 1783, Robinson is known for his work with the British secret service during the war, particularly in regards to the betrayal of Continental general Benedict Arnold in the André Affair.
Arnold learned of André's capture the morning of September 24 while waiting for Washington, with whom he was going to have breakfast at his headquarters in British Col. Beverley Robinson's former summer house on the east bank of the Hudson.

Black Company of Pioneers

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He also commanded the corps of Guides and Pioneers, which included black Loyalist soldiers from the Black Company of Pioneers.
In 1778, the Pioneers merged into the Guides and Pioneers, led by Colonel Beverley Robinson, in New York.

Frederick Philipse III

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Through his wife Mr. Robinson became rich, although the Patent itself was only lightly settled by tenant farmers and lacked the commerce and industry of the Manor belonging to her eldest brother, Frederick Philipse III.
It was divided among three of his siblings: Philip, Susannah (wife of Beverley Robinson), and Mary (wife of Col. Roger Morris).

Frederick Philipse II

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She was the eldest surviving daughter of Frederick Philipse II, second Lord of Philipsburg Manor, a very prosperous 81 mi2 hereditary estate in lower Westchester County, and heiress to an interest in the Highland Patent, a roughly 250 mi2 landed estate on the Hudson River spanning fully between the Hudson Highlands and the Connecticut Colony border.

Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery

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The regiment, which saw much fighting in the course of the war, figured most prominently in the attack on the Hudson River's Fort Montgomery, on October 6, 1777, when British and Loyalist forces overwhelmed the Colonials in the Battle of Fort Montgomery.
A force of about 900 men under Lieutenant Colonel Campbell, composed of the 52nd and 57th regiments, a detachment of Hessian chasseurs, and about 400 Loyalists led by Beverley Robinson, began the 7 mi trek around the gorge toward Fort Montgomery, while Sir Henry waited with the remaining 1,200 men at Doodletown before starting on the trail to Fort Clinton in order to give Campbell time to make the longer journey before beginning simultaneous attacks on the two forts.

Loyalist (American Revolution)

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In 1777, he formed the Loyal American Regiment, which proved a very active Loyalist force in that conflict.

Thornbury, Gloucestershire

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Both Beverley and Susanna lived out their days in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, in Southwest England.

Province of New York

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In 1748 he married Susanna Philipse, a wealthy one-quarter heir to the roughly 250 mi2 Highland Patent on the lower Hudson River in the Province of New York. Beverley Robinson (11 January 1721 – 9 April 1792), was a soldier and wealthy colonist of the Province of New York.

Colony of Virginia

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Born in the Colony of Virigina, he was a son of the Hon. Beverley Robinson was born in Middlesex County, Virginia of John Robinson, President of the Virginia Colony House of Burgesses in Williamsburg, and Catherine Beverley, daughter of Robert Beverley, Esq., of Beverley, Yorkshire.

House of Burgesses

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John Robinson, a President of its House of Burgesses. Beverley Robinson was born in Middlesex County, Virginia of John Robinson, President of the Virginia Colony House of Burgesses in Williamsburg, and Catherine Beverley, daughter of Robert Beverley, Esq., of Beverley, Yorkshire.

Hudson River

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In 1748 he married Susanna Philipse, a wealthy one-quarter heir to the roughly 250 mi2 Highland Patent on the lower Hudson River in the Province of New York. She was the eldest surviving daughter of Frederick Philipse II, second Lord of Philipsburg Manor, a very prosperous 81 mi2 hereditary estate in lower Westchester County, and heiress to an interest in the Highland Patent, a roughly 250 mi2 landed estate on the Hudson River spanning fully between the Hudson Highlands and the Connecticut Colony border.

George Washington

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Future American general and statesman George Washington, a friend from shared Virginia youths, was for a time an irregular guest, developing an attraction to Susanna's younger sister Mary. Beverley Robinson is said to have been a childhood friend of George Washington - something which would come into bittersweet play during the American Revolution.

American Revolutionary War

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With the onset of the American Revolutionary War Robinson sought to remain uninvolved, but in time relented.

John André

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In addition to serving as its commander through the British defeat 1783, Robinson is known for his work with the British secret service during the war, particularly in regards to the betrayal of Continental general Benedict Arnold in the André Affair.

Treaty of Paris (1783)

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In spite of a provision in the 1783 Treaty of Paris advocating restitution for their losses, no compensation was ever paid the Robinson family by the United States.

Middlesex County, Virginia

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Beverley Robinson was born in Middlesex County, Virginia of John Robinson, President of the Virginia Colony House of Burgesses in Williamsburg, and Catherine Beverley, daughter of Robert Beverley, Esq., of Beverley, Yorkshire.

Williamsburg, Virginia

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Beverley Robinson was born in Middlesex County, Virginia of John Robinson, President of the Virginia Colony House of Burgesses in Williamsburg, and Catherine Beverley, daughter of Robert Beverley, Esq., of Beverley, Yorkshire.

Beverley

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Beverley Robinson was born in Middlesex County, Virginia of John Robinson, President of the Virginia Colony House of Burgesses in Williamsburg, and Catherine Beverley, daughter of Robert Beverley, Esq., of Beverley, Yorkshire.

Bishop of London

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John Robinson was nephew to Dr. John Robinson, Bishop of London, and had gone to America as secretary to government.

American Revolution

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Beverley Robinson is said to have been a childhood friend of George Washington - something which would come into bittersweet play during the American Revolution.