Isaac Robinson1,2

b. 7 August 1642, d. 6 October 1668
Isaac Robinson|b. 7 Aug 1642\nd. 6 Oct 1668|p5155.htm|Isaac Robinson|b. c 1610\nd. 1704|p5151.htm|Margaret Hanford|b. c 1619\nd. Jun 1649|p5152.htm|Reverend John Robinson|d. 19 Feb 1625/26|p5201.htm|Bridget White||p5202.htm|Jeffrey Hanford||p5166.htm|Eglin Hatherly|b. 8 Jun 1586\nd. a 17 Jan 1653/54|p5167.htm|

6th great-granduncle of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
8th great-granduncle of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
     Isaac Robinson was baptized on 7 August 1642 in Barnstable, Massachusetts.1,3 He was the son of Isaac Robinson and Margaret Hanford.1 He drowned on 6 October 1668 at Saconessett, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at age 26. A coroner's inquest was held and the jury returned the following verdict: "Wee, the jury of enquest appointed to view the corpse of Isaacke Robinson, junir; doe apprehend, according to view and testimony, that the meanes of his death was by goeing into the pond to fetch two geese; the pond being full of weedey grasse, which wee conceiue to be the instrumentall cause of his death, by being intangled therein."4,5
Additional Data
Isacke Robinson was mentioned in his granduncle Timothy Hatherly's will dated 20 December 1664 in Scituate, New Plymouth Colony.6

Plymouth Colony Magistrates fined Isaac Jr. for being too much in a hurry to become a father.7 It is often said that Isaac had a wife Anne, but there is no evidence. Anderson (Great Migration Begins) believes there may be some confusion with his younger halfbrother who assumed his name, and did have a wife named Anne.6


  1. [S622] Leonard H. Smith Jr., comp., Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy, a Facsimile Edition of 108 Pamphlets Published in the Early 20th Century, Vol. 1 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992), 907.
  2. [S623] Amos Otis, "Scituate and Barnstable Church Records", New England Historic and Genealogical Register (NEHGR) 9 (July 1855): 282.
  3. [S623] Amos Otis, "Scituate and Barnstable Church Records", 281.
  4. [S170] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-16?? (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-200?). The Great Migration Study Project is ongoing. Several volumes have been published in hardcopy, and new sketches appear frequently in the "Great Migration Newsletter" (online subscription or hardcopy). The database is online and may be viewed at New England or, both of which are subscription sites. It is also available in hardcover and CD-ROM from NEHGS, citing Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, eds., 12 volumes in 10 (Boston 1855-1861).
  5. [S624] Amos Otis, "Notes Respecting the Descendants of Isaac Robinson, Son of Rev. John Robinson of Leyden", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 14 (January 1860): 20.
  6. [S170] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins.
  7. [S624] Notes Respecting the Descendants of Isaac Robinson 14: 21.