Mark Robinson

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth22.4.1722EWIKI
First Known Service1740CSORN
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 Service6.10.1787CSORN
Date of Death23.11.1799 - Bath EWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17401742Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/4
30.3.1746 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/225CSORN
14.5.1747 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/134RNLPC
27.9.1758 Commander ADM 6/18/540CSORN
27.9.175819.4.1759Falcon (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/540ADM 6/18
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
13.8.1760 Captain ADM 6/19/189CSORN
13.8.17607.4.1762Vanguard (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/189ADM 6/19
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
7.4.17624.4.1763Rainbow (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/396BWAS-1714
9.6.17679.7.1771Fowey (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/170BWAS-1714
1.4.177511.1.1779Worcester (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
11.1.177921.9.1781Shrewsbury (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/498BWAS-1714
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-Admiral ADM 6/23/425ADM 6/23


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive

Previous comments on this page

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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