- Born: 1701
- Marriage: Elizabeth Oglander on 6 April 1738 in Brading, Isle of Wight
- Buried: 10 May 1741, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Was a Captain of an East Indiaman. He married a daughter of Sir
William Oglander, of Nunwoll, he left her twenty five thousand pounds;
he was supposed to be poisoned. He died in London, May 1741. Two
messengers were sent together; one came to the Isle of Wight, to
acquaint his mother of his illness; the other stopped at Southhampton
to meet her with the account of his death. His widow married his
first mate who was afterwards Captain Haldane, he spent much of her
fortune at an election at Bridport. After this man's death she went to
Law with the present representative of the Holmes' family for Burgage
Tenure in Newtown, which had been entrusted to her first husband
Robert Holmes by his father to make a vote for his elder brother
Thomas and Sir James Worsley of Pylewell on a contested election; it
is called Little Starless or governors, being that which gave a vote
to Sir Robert Holmes.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He was baptised on 16 November 1701 in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
Robert married Elizabeth Oglander, daughter of Sir John Oglander and Unknown, on 6 April 1738 in Brading, Isle of Wight.