Searcher :rharper eagle.ca (Ruth Harper) United Empire Loyalist. Son of John Robinson, president of Virgina. Lived in New York for several years, where he entertained Washington, for whom he felt a warm friendship.. Prince William Henry (William IV) was also his guest there. Entered the army ; took part as a major, under Wolfe, in the attack on Quebec, 1759. Opposed the measures that led that led to the separation of the American colonies from the motherland but jioned the Loyalist when independence was declared; raised Loyal American Regiment, of which he was a colonel, on several occasions conducted matters on behalf of the Loyalists. At the end of the war came to New Brunswick, and was a member of the first Council of that colony. Carried on negotiations with Ethan Allen of Vermont. Spent latter part of his life in England . Died at Thornbury, near Bath.
Tiré de Burpee, Lawrence J., Encyclopedia of Canadian History, Makers of Canada Series, vol 12, 1927.