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Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich

1782 - 1859

This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.

Biographical notes

Politician (Prime Minister, 1827–1828).

National Gallery Trustee (1824–1859).

Slavery connections

No known connections with slavery.

Abolition connections

Abolitionist, Colonial Secretary charged with developing a programme for the abolition of slavery, which was eventually designed and implemented by his successor Lord Stanley.


History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-,
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P. J. Jupp, 'Robinson, Frederick John, first Viscount Goderich and first earl of Ripon', in C. Matthew et al. (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford 1992-,
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J. Turner et al. (eds), Grove Art Online, Oxford 1998-,
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UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership, London 2020,
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