Memorial: M5749

Monument at Kensal Green Cemetery commemorating Admiral Sir Robert Spencer Robinson d. 1889

Location

Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England

Transcript

[East side] 'ADMIRAL SIR ROBERT SPENCER ROBINSON R.N., K.C.B. / YOUNGEST SON OF / SIR JOHN ROBINSON, BART, / OF ROKEBY HALL, CO. LOUTH / DIED JULY 27TH 1889', 'ALSO CLEMENTINA WIFE OF THE ABOVE AND DAUGHTER OF ADMIRAL SIR JOHN LOUIS, BART / WHO DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1897' [West side] 'LT COLONEL SIR RICHARD HARCOURT ROBINSON 5TH BARONET / LATE OF 60TH RIFLES / SECOND SON OF SIR RICHARD, 2ND BARONET OF ROKEBY HALL, CO. LOUTH, IRELAND. / AND THE LADY HELENA ROBINSON, / WHO DIED IN LONDON ON THE 26TH OF FEBRUARY 1910, IN THE 83RD YEAR OF HIS AGE. / AND IS BURIED IN THIS VAULT.'

Details

Description: Large, pink, low monument next to and east of the Buller enclosure. The monument is located to the North of Centre Avenue.
Type: Coped stone
Position: 18016/22/3
Materials: Pink granite

People

Robinson, Robert Spencer
Age:
Date of Death: 27/7/1889
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Robinson Entered the Royal Navy in 1821 becoming a commander in 1838. He held command of the Channel fleet 1850-1852 and of the Baltic in 1855. Robinson was controller of the Navy 1861-1871, Lord of the Admiralty 1868-1871 and Admiral 1871. Entry in DNB.

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