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Sir Tancred Robinson, 3rd Baronet (c. 1685 – 2 September 1754) was an English Rear admiral and Lord Mayor of York.

He was the second son of Sir William Robinson, 1st Baronet of Newby, Yorkshire and succeeded his elder brother Metcalfe to the baronetcy in in 1741.[1] His younger brother Thomas was created Baron Grantham.

He joined the Royal Navy, was knighted and made commanding officer of HMS Solebay (1707) and Gosport (1708). After promotion to captain he successively commanded HMS Deptford (1710), Winchester (1712–14), Dreadnought (1716–18) and Britannia (1734–36). In 1736 he was made Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron and in 1739 Rear Admiral of the White. He retired from the Navy in 1741.

He was elected Lord Mayor of York in 1718 and again 1738.[1]

He was buried on his death at the now demolished St Crux Church, York where inside the church was a monument to his memory. He had married Mary Norton, daughter of Rowland Norton of Dishforth, Yorkshire and had 3 sons (the eldest of whom predeceased him) and 4 daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest surviving son Sir William Robinson, 4th Baronet.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Baronetage of England. 2. p. 509. 

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