Summary[edit | edit source]
The son of Revd Daniel Robertson (Professor of Oriental Languages at St Marys College, St Andrews University, 1809-1817), Patrick was born at Meigle, Perthshire. His mother died when he was four and he and his two younger siblings were primarily raised by a maternal aunt. He never married. He lived at Halton House, off Old London Road, where Hardwicke Road is today. He was the property developer who leased and set out the America Ground.
Political Career[edit | edit source]
He first contested Hastings, as a Conservative in August, 1847,but was unsuccessful.
In July,1852, he was returned M. P. for Hastings at the top of the poll, with Mr. Musgrave Brisco.
In March, 1857, with Mr. Frederick North,he was returned without a contest.
Again defeated in April, 1859.
Again returned in 1864, and 1865.
In 1874, the first election under the ballot, he was again defeated, when the late first Earl Brassey (then Mr. Thomas Brassey), and Sir U. J. K. Shuttleworth (now Lord Shuttleworth) were returned, and Mr. Robertson retired from his political career in Hastings.