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Robert Honyman

Robert Honyman

Male 1767 - 1848  (80 years)

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  • Name Robert Honyman  [1
    Born 11 Dec 1767  Orphir, Orkney baptized the same day by Mr John Reed minister of Orphir at Clestrain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Jul 1848  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I11461  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Patrick Honyman,   b. 1730, Clestrain Hall, Orphir, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1798  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Sinclair,   b. 1744, c 19-5-1744 Strathsay, Sutherland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1819  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1764  Tister Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rachel Unknown,   b. Abt 1780,   d. Abt 1830  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1804 
    Children 
     1. Robert Honyman,   b. 11 Oct 1808, Baptised St Giles Camberwell 7-11 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1858, Adelaide, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     2. William Alexander Graeme Honyman,   b. Abt 1800,   d. 28 Jun 1830, Fernando Po on board HM Ship "Eden" Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
     3. Helen Honyman,   b. 1805, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1875, St Johns, Ryde Isle of Wight Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary A Honyman,   b. 1812, Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1880, Graemsay, Ryde, Isle of Wight buried 12-1-1880 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F4455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margarette Henrietta Janucey,   b. 1791, Portsmouth, Hampshire baptised 17-4-1891 St Thomas, Portsmouth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1880, Graeme Villa, St John's, Ryde, Isle of Wight Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 7 May 1821  Nursling, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F4456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Honyman.FTW]
      became a Captain in the Royal Navy and then an Admiral and was M.P. for Orkney 1796 1806
      Surname: Honyman, First Names : Robert
      Birth Date : Date Died: Jul 1848
      Date promoted :
      Adm: 19/02/1847
      Vice Adm: 10/01/1837
      Rear Adm: 27/05/1825
      Captain: 10/12/1798
      Commander: 13/08/1796
      Lieutenant: 21/10/1790

      Rear-Admiral Robert Honyman.

      the -"ii- of Sir Patrick Honyman of Clestrain Hall,
      Orkneys, and a great-great-grandson of Bishop Andrew
      Honyman, was Robert, who became a distinguished English Admiral.
      He was born in the Orkneys in December, [767, and lived until 1848.
      when nearly eighty-two years of age. He was a half-brother to Lord
      Armadale (Sir William Honyman). He probably wrote his name
      Honyman, but obituary notices of his death spelled the name Honey-
      man.

      When under fifteen years of age (on April 20, 1782) he entered
      the Royal Navy at the bottom of the ladder, becoming a "Captain's nt." on a war sloop, the "Queen," the Captain of which was Patrick Sinclair, (probably his maternal grandfather). This vessel was stationed in the North sea. Step by step he progressed upward, first, midshipman, and then, on 1790. Lieutenant. changing ships repeatedly as he was promoted. In 1793 he was on the Mediterranean and witnessed the occupation of Toulon. he was wounded in action N'ovember 14. 1795. 'on August 3, 1796, he became Captain. assuming command of the sloop "Tisiphon." Soon after he captured two French privateers.

      Rank & Seniority on Retired Lists as:
      Rear Adm: 27/05/1825
      Admiral of the Blue
      MP for Orkney and Zetland 1796-1806

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Honyman.FTW.
      Date of Import: 5 Dec 2007