Robert Vansittart studied at Winchester College and Trinity College Oxford (where he was a friend of Thomas Warton) and at the Inner Temple (1753). He was D.C.L. (1757), F.S.A. (1767), and Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford (1767-89).
Certain ancients tracts concerning the management of landed property reprinted [ed. Vansittart]. 1767.