Robinson is noted to have been a draughtsman and executor of the designs of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and to have designed around 16 gardens. In 1766 he entered into a partnership with William Boutcher and in 1773 was made a burgess of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the father of Alexander Ramsay Robinson (died 1824) and died in 1794.
Colvin, Howard, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 3rd edition (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995), p. 829.
Desmond, Ray, Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists (London: Taylor & Francis, 1994), p. 588.