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Mark Robinson

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth22.4.1722E-WIKI
First Known Service1740CSORN
WifeElizabeth Reade - Married 26.11.1747 - St. Benet and St. Peters, Pauls’ Wharf, London ref:676
Charles RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
Mark RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
SonJohn Reade (c.1750-1781)ref:676
Thomas Pitt RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1828
Last Known Service6.10.1787CSORN
Date of Death23.11.1799 - Bath E-WIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17401742Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/4
30.3.1746 LieutenantCSORN
14.5.1747 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/134RNLPC
27.9.1758 CommanderCSORN
Falcon (8) 1745-1759
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/540
ADM 6/18
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
13.8.1760 CaptainCSORN
Vanguard (68) 1748-1774
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/189
ADM 6/19
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
Rainbow (44) 1747-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/396
Fowey (24) 1749-1781
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/170
Worcester (64) 1769-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1788 Renamed "Worcester Hulk"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
Shrewsbury (74) 1758-1783
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/498
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
6.10.1787 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralADM 6/23

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Posted by John. Spencer on Monday 8th of July 2019 04:15

Am writing my family history William ( mark. Robin sons grandson) arrived in. Australind near Bunbury on the. Trusty 1842 & my family's s Australian story starts from there.

Posted by Dan Robinson on Saturday 4th of November 2017 23:24

My grx4 grandfather. His sons Admiral Mark, and Commander Charles R. RN
Have a lot of information and photo of portrait.

Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 12th of April 2014 13:13

ROBINSON MARK, Rear-admiral, who died in November 1799, entered the naval service at the age of fourteen: he was actively engaged in most of the combats under the command of Sir Peter Warren and Lord Hawke. His heroism was eminently conspicuous at the reduction of Guadaloupe, where his ship sunk under him. He was afterwards appointed to the command of the Toway on the coast of America, where he had the satisfaction of preserving Charlestown from the effects of an alarming conflagration, a service for which the merchants of South Carolina expressed their gratitude by a public vote of thanks, and a very large piece of plate, bearing a suitable inscription. Under Lord Keppel he commanded the Worcester, whence he was transferred to the Shrewsbury, in which ship he led the British fleet five times into actions. In the last of these he was disabled by a severe wound in the hip and the loss of a leg.

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