Sir Robert Robinson, kt. 1675. Naval officer, holding 17 commands 1653-c. 82 and accounted 'stout and understanding' by Coventry. But never achieved flag rank. Pepys retained in his library Robinson's journals of two voyages in the *Assistance*, 1680-2. He is said to have been the son of a schoolmaster named Roberts but to have changed his name so that he could clain kinship with the Lieutenant of the Tower, and to have held dances on board ship when in harbour to prove his claim to be a gentleman-captain.