20 Henrietta Street, Bath

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: 20 Henrietta Street, Bath
    His son was also an Admiral in the Royal Navy. The following entry is taken from ‘United Service Magazine’ (1834). ‘THE LATE ADMIRAL MARK ROBINSON. This gallant officer was son of Rear Admiral Robinson who lost a leg in the action off Cape Henry the 5th of September 1781 and died in 1799. He entered the Navy at an early age and became Commander some time previous to the conclusion of the American war and during the peace that followed he commanded the Trimmer sloop. In September 1790 he was made Post Captain. At the commencement of the war with France he obtained the command of the Brilliant frigate stationed in the North Sea and was afterwards employed at the reduction of Calvi. He next commanded the Arethusa in the expedition under Sir John B Warren against Quiberon. In 1804 he was appointed to the Swiftsure in which ship after cruising on the Spanish coast he accompanied Lord Nelson to the West Indies in pursuit of the combined fleets of France and Spain. Subsequently he commanded the Royal Sovereign and Gibraltar of 80 guns. In 1808 he was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and in 1812 to that of Vice Admiral. In 1825 he became Admiral of the White. Admiral Robinson died at his seat, Fresh field near Bath on the 21st of February aged eighty. He was a widower having married in 1799 Miss Shirley of Pulteney Street, Bath, who died in 1811’

  2. Ian Topham says:

    Re: 20 Henrietta Street, Bath
    Historic Houses In Bath And Their Associations (1883) Robert Edward Myhill Peach

    Captain Mark Robinson was the Commander of the Worcester, in which Nelson served as acting Lieutenant in 1776-7. Captain Thomas Pitt Robinson, R.N., his grandson, lived for many years at 20, Henrietta Street, and died in Bath a few years ago. Admiral Joseph Bullen, who lived for many years at No. 13. Raby Place, and who died at the patriarchal age of 97, in 1858, was a Lieut, in the Royal Navy, and took part in Rodney’s action, of 1782.