see Autobiography of Francis Place page 87
William Robinson buried Epsom 9.1.1780 will PCC 12.1.1780 dated 22.12.1779 painter of St Clement Danes mentioned late wife and present wife Ann, house in Water Street and house in Pimlico, owned other houses in Pimlico & elsewhere which he left to his various children, sons John & William, and daughters Sarah, Alice, Eleanor Stevens and Elizabeth Stevenson. Also mentioned brother John, sisters Jane, Eleanor, Margaret and Alice Ashley, cousin James Robinson of Bromley, Middlesex, and mother-in-law Sarah Robinson.
John Robinson glazier of Yeats Court St Clement Danes voted 1784, 1788 and 1790, as did William Robinson painter of Water Street St Clement Danes.
John Robinson of Carey Street )Yeats Court was in Carey Street) St Clement Danes painter & glazier will PCC 4.5.1824 dated 23.2.1784 left legacies of £100 each to brother William Robinson merchant of South Blyth, Northumberland, nephew William Wilson, niece Mary Clark, James Thoburn husband of late niece Elizabeth, £70 to two servants, and £1000 to John Robinson Jackson (a godson?) and the residue to son John Robinson who was one of the executors.
William Robinson merchant of Blyth, Northumberland will PCC 19.5.1835 dated 9.11.1832 left legacies of about £3800 before the residue, codicil of 10.1.1833 further legacies including one to a servant.
Nothing to suggest any "leaving family in distress" as Place suggested