Mark Robinson

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth22.4.1722EWIKI
First Known Service30.3.1746CSORN
WifeElizabeth Reade - Married 26.11.1747 - St. Benet and St. Peters, Pauls’ Wharf, London ref:676
SonMark Robinson (1753-1834)ref:676
SonCharles Robinson (d.1853)ref:676
SonJohn Reade (c.1750-1781)ref:676
GrandsonThomas Pitt Robinson (1792-1861)NBD1849
Last Known Service10.1781CSORN
Date of Death23.11.1799 - Bath EWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
30.3.1746 LieutenantCSORN
30.3.1746 Vigilant (60), Fourth LieutenantEWIKI
1747 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
27.9.1758 CommanderCSORN
13.8.1760 CaptainCSORN
13.8.17601762Vanguard (68), Captain and Commanding OfficerEWIKI
1762 Rainbow (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.17677.1771Fowey (24), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17751.1779Worcester (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
177910.1781Shrewsbury (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 


EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ref:676 More than Nelson Web Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
RNLPC Royal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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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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