Son of the senior Beverley Robinson. United Empire Loyalist. Lieutenant colonel of the Loyal American Regiment. Graduate of Columbia College New York. At the evacuation of New York at the end of the war he led the party of Loyalist that founded the town of Shelburne Nova Scotia. From there he went to New Brunswick , where he became a member of the Council. Commanded.a regiment raised in New Brunswick at the time of the French Revolution. Died in 1816 during visit to New York. One son Frederick Phillips, became auditor general of New Brunswick and another William Henry a member of the Legislative Council.
Tiré de Burpee, Lawrence J., Encyclopedia of Canadian History, Makers of Canada Series, vol 12, 1927.