Michael Robinson • Link
Per L&M Companion:
(c. 1640 - 91), [A Cambridgeshire family settled in Wimpole since Henry IV's reign. Henry Chichele the 15th. century Archbishop of Canterbury was a member.]
Second son of Sir Thomas (1614-99), -- no friend of Sandwich -- was counted 'the best of the young seamen' by Coventry. He served with distinction in the war of 1665-7 and was knighted after his first campaign. He was Vice-Admiral of the squadron sent to the Mediterranean in 1670, and he flew his flag as rear admiral throughout most of the war of 1672-4. He was briefly a prisoner of war after the Battle of Sole Bay, 1672. He later served as a Commissioner on the Navy Board, 1675-80, the Admiralty, 1682-4 and 1689-90, and the Ordinance 1682-90. He was M.P. for Newton, March 1679-91, voted against exclusion and accepted the Glorious Revolution unwillingly.