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George Rooke
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Born in Canterbury, Kent
Born in 1650
Died on 24th of January 1709

Born1650. Died 1709 - English admiral.

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5 Responses to George Rooke

From paul on 8th November 2013
hi trying to connect capt george rooke born 1745 c of the bengal army india enlisted cadet 1765 , captain 1770 ? george rooke married phissis Mitchell of Chiltern Wiltshire . this rooke family had property's at asford kent owned the eastover esture purchased of Nicholas toke. the estates inherited to edward seymour baily and phyliss baily nee rooke in 1792 . Somerset archive some george rooke is related to other george rooke died 1739 being the last of family .

From Pauline Askew on 21st August 2011
Hello Matthew Jonathan Rooke, My father wants to know are you one of Aurther`s or Jimmy`s sons? Would love to hear from you, Contact details are drive4@slingshot.co.nz

From Matthew Jonathan Rooke Hopkinson on 20th April 2010
I am a Rooke and descended from Admiral Sir George!My Grandmother was a Rooke and we have Sir George's diary from when he captured the Rock of Gibraltar in 1704 along with other Rooke family memorabilia!

From Susi Brain on 28th January 2010
From my research in Canterbury I have found that Admiral Sir George Rooke did not have any grandchildren. His only child, also George Rooke died childless in 1739.Perhaps Pauline Askew is descended from one of Sir George's brothers - either Captain Thomas Rooke (d. 1701) or Finch Rooke (d.1696). My interest is in Charlotte Rooke (born 12.8.1796) who married James Parker (born 12.3.1799)

From Pauline Askew on 27th May 2009
I am George Rookes Great... Grand daughter and my family live in New Zealand. Our family have his sword that was brought over to New Zealand on the George Seymour ship that was captained by Leonard Rooke. The sword has been handed down every generation to the eldest in the family along with the family book.

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