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Andrew Robinson, Maj.-Gen.

Birthdate: (72)
Death: April 5, 1762 (68-76)
Place of Burial: London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Robinson, of Knockshegowna and Mary Robinson
Brother of George Robinson, the Elder; Thomas Robinson, Junior, of Creragh; Sarah Stoney; Mary Scott and Margarett Woolley

Occupation: Army officer, Major General
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About Andrew Robinson, Maj.-Gen.

"General Andrew Robinson, on obtaining his first commission, started from his home at Knockshegowna, mounted on a good horse, and with £40 in his pocket… General Robinson made his own way to distinctions" - Some old annals of the Stoney family.

Travelled for two years (probably early 1730s) with Lord Harry Bridges (later Duke of Chandos) in Holland, France and Germany, residing at several courts. On active service in Flanders, 1742, and other campaigns, 1743-1746. Through fatigue returned to the 3rd Regiment of Guards in England - - 'The Pedigree of the Family of Armstrongs' / compiled by John Armstrong (National Library of Ireland Ms. 5216).

Gentleman Waiter to the Princess of Wales from 13 September 1736.

Equerry to the Prince of Wales - Betham's abstracts (GO MS 261). This appointment was in 1750 - 'The Pedigree of the Family of Armstrongs' / compiled by John Armstrong (National Library of Ireland Ms. 5216). Equerry to the Princess Dowager of Wales from 24 April 1751.

Promoted Major-General on 25 June 1759 - The book of dignities.

"General Andrew Robinson's portrait was in Buckingham Palace - he was equerry to the Princess of Wales, mother of George III -

"In 1777 he was engaged in a law suit in America concerning a grant of land made to his relatives, at the time of the War of Independence, for distinguished services." - Precis of the pedigree of the Robinson family, by A. de L. Kirkpatrick.

The 1760 and 1761 (first issue) Army Lists name Major-General Andrew Robinson as belonging to the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards: appointed Colonel in the Army 24 December 1755, appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of his regiment 2 May 1758, promoted Major-General 25 June 1759. The 1761 (November) Army List prints him as Colonel of the 45th Regiment of Foot, America: manuscript amendments indicate that he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 3rd to 25 September 1761, Colonel of the 45th to 11 November 1761, and Colonel of the 38th Regiment of Foot, Leeward Islands from 11 November 1761.

In his will dated 25 March 1759 there is no mention of a wife or child. According to Thomas U. Sadleir's Pedigrees (GO MS 576) he died unmarried and his date of birth was 1683.

Pedigrees of the Cusack and allied families gleaned from documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin and other sources by Henry Thomas Cusack, c. 1850' (NLI Ms 5225) states that Andrew was Colonel of the 52nd Foot ,died unmarried on 5 April 1762, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. However, he is not in the Westminster Abbey records, and is in the records for St Giles in the Fields, Holborn (Boyd's London Burials Transcription, transcription by Society of Genealogists).

"To his honor be it remembered that he was always indefatigable in the service of his Relations, Friends & Acquaintances, introduced a great number of them into the Army, Navy & some Civil Employment & was every day to assist them with his Council, his Interest & his Purse. He spoke several languages fluently, was a good Scholar & sensible companion & an excellent Friend" - 'The Pedigree of the Family of Armstrongs' / compiled by John Armstrong (National Library of Ireland Ms. 5216). This source says that he died "in April 1762 a batchelor, in the 72nd year of his age", which would put his birth in 1789 or 1790. As "in 1720 he was appointed a Cornet in Colonel Stanhope's Dragoons", this birth date seems more credible as otherwise he would have been appointed a cornet at the age of about 37.

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Andrew Robinson, Maj.-Gen.'s Timeline

June 9, 1743
Age 53
British Army
September 24, 1761
- November 11, 1761
Age 71
Great Britain
November 11, 1761
- April 5, 1762
Age 71
Great Britain
April 5, 1762
Age 72
Age 72
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Great Britain