A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Trench, Robert Le Poer
TRENCH. (Lieutenant, 1833.)
The Honourable Robert Le Poer Trench, born in Oct. 1809, is third and youngest son of Richard, second Earl of Clancarty, G.C.B., who was appointed, in 1813, Ambassador at the Hague, by Henrietta Margaret, second daughter of the Right Hon. John Staples. He is brother of the present Earl and of Hon. Rich. John Trench, a Captain in the 52nd Regiment, who died in 1841; and nephew of the late Rear-Admiral Hon. Wm. Le Poer Trench.
This officer entered the Royal Naval College 6 June, 1822. He passed his examination in 1830; obtained his commission 19 Nov. 1833; and was appointed, 25 March, 1836, for upwards of 12 months, to the Pembroke 74, Capts. Sir Thos. Fellowes and Fairfax Moresby, employed on the Home and Lisbon stations, and 1 Jan. 1839, to the Powerful 84, Capt. Chas. Napier, fitting for the Mediterranean, whence he returned towards the close of 1840. He has since been on half-pay. Agents – Messrs. Stilwell.