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Hugh Robinson

Hugh Robinson, D. D.—This learned person was born in St. Mary's parish, Anglesea, and educated first at Wickham school, then at New College, Oxford, where he took his degrees in arts, and was admitted perpetual fellow. After finishing his studies at the university, he was chosen principal master of Winchester school; and, taking his degrees in divinity, he became archdeacon of Winton, canon of Wells, and archdeacon of Gloucester. In the beginning of the civil war he lost all his preferment, joined himself to the puritans, espoused the cause of the parliament, took the covenant, and afterwards became rector of Hinton, near Winchester. He was an excellent linguist, an able divine, and very well skilled in ancient history.f He died March 30, 1655; and his remains were interred in the chancel of St. Giles's in the Fields, London.

His Works.—I. Pieces, written for the Use of the Children of Winchester School, in Latin and English, 1616.—2. Grammatically quaedam, in Latin and English, 1616.—3. Antiquae Historic Synopsis, 1616.—4. The Latin Phrases of Winchester School, 1664.— 5. Annalium Mundi Universalium, 1677.—He also wrote a piece in Vindication of the Covenant.

• Biog. ISrilan. vol. iii. p. 628. Edit. 1779.'
+ Fuller's Worthies, part ii. p. 13S.
I Wood's Athena* Ozon. vol. ii. p. 117.