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The son of Sir George Rooke - George Rooke (1702-1739)
« on: Thursday 06 May 21 16:06 BST (UK) »
Looking for advise and help in trying to find information/facts about the son of Sir George Rooke (1650-1709).
Sir George Rooke (1650-1709), was Admiral of the Fleet.

What I am looking for is information of the son George Rooke (1702-1739).

The only thing i have found (very surprising for a son of an Admiral of the Fleet) is a small mention in 'Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington, Vol.II, 1749'

Quote from page 129 -
'....for the very first news i heard next morning, as, that Mr Rooke, a little while after he rose, fell down in an Apoplectic Fit, and instantly expired.'

An apoplectic fit, also known as apoplexy, refers to a sudden neurological impairment often resulting from a brain haemorrhage or stroke.

Might there be a way of sourcing an actual document or text that specifies the cause of death?
Ireland:-
Clare/Claire - Dublin / Wexford
Ferrissey - Waterford
Mooney - Waterford
Murphy - Waterford
Phelan - Waterford
Power - Waterford
Veale - Waterford

England:-
Brandon - Liverpool
Hamblin - London
Reed - Bedfordshire
Turner - Luton
Taylor - Bedfordshire

Spain & Italy:-
Beneroso - Cadiz or Malaga, Spain
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Santos - Cadiz, Spain

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Re: The son of Sir George Rooke - George Rooke (1702-1739)
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 06 May 21 16:33 BST (UK) »
Very doubtful given the year of death.  How is he connected to your FH? 
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Re: The son of Sir George Rooke - George Rooke (1702-1739)
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 06 May 21 18:24 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Derby Mercury, VVYS letter from London 1sr December 1739

On Wednesday last the corpse of George Rooke Esq., only son of Sir George Rooke, Knt. Deceased,
Interred st. Michaels Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral. Under fine monument erected for Sir George.

Then tells you about the inscription on the monument sorry too long to write.

http://www.canterbury-archaeology.org.uk/warrior/4590809738

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Re: The son of Sir George Rooke - George Rooke (1702-1739)
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 06 May 21 18:45 BST (UK) »
Very doubtful given the year of death.  How is he connected to your FH?

Sad to hear it'll be very doubtful.
Sorry but FH is?
Ireland:-
Clare/Claire - Dublin / Wexford
Ferrissey - Waterford
Mooney - Waterford
Murphy - Waterford
Phelan - Waterford
Power - Waterford
Veale - Waterford

England:-
Brandon - Liverpool
Hamblin - London
Reed - Bedfordshire
Turner - Luton
Taylor - Bedfordshire

Spain & Italy:-
Beneroso - Cadiz or Malaga, Spain
Risotto - Genoa, Italy
Santos - Cadiz, Spain

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Re: The son of Sir George Rooke - George Rooke (1702-1739)
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 06 May 21 19:04 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Derby Mercury, VVYS letter from London 1sr December 1739

On Wednesday last the corpse of George Rooke Esq., only son of Sir George Rooke, Knt. Deceased,
Interred st. Michaels Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral. Under fine monument erected for Sir George.

Then tells you about the inscription on the monument sorry too long to write.

http://www.canterbury-archaeology.org.uk/warrior/4590809738

Spendlove

Thanks for that information. Ive tried zooming in on that image to read the text, but the resolution is too low.

I really would like to see if anyone might be aware if there is an actual document/image that clearly states the cause of death.
Ireland:-
Clare/Claire - Dublin / Wexford
Ferrissey - Waterford
Mooney - Waterford
Murphy - Waterford
Phelan - Waterford
Power - Waterford
Veale - Waterford

England:-
Brandon - Liverpool
Hamblin - London
Reed - Bedfordshire
Turner - Luton
Taylor - Bedfordshire

Spain & Italy:-
Beneroso - Cadiz or Malaga, Spain
Risotto - Genoa, Italy
Santos - Cadiz, Spain

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Re: The son of Sir George Rooke - George Rooke (1702-1739)
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 06 May 21 20:02 BST (UK) »
Hi,

This is better connection to memorial
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/115781902/george-rooke

Not quite sure what info you are actually looking for, as you say you can find nothing re George Jnr.,is it just info re cause of death ?

He made his will on the 18th May 1838, his wife was Francis Ward dau of Viscount Dudley, they had
No children.  He was fellow commoner Pembroke, Cambridge.

His and his Fathers are on Ancestry

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The son of Sir George Rooke - George Rooke (1702-1739)
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 06 May 21 20:49 BST (UK) »
Hi,
This is better connection to memorial
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/115781902/george-rooke

Not quite sure what info you are actually looking for, as you say you can find nothing re George Jnr.,is it just info re cause of death ?

He made his will on the 18th May 1838, his wife was Francis Ward dau of Viscount Dudley, they had
No children.  He was fellow commoner Pembroke, Cambridge.

His and his Fathers are on Ancestry

Spendlove

Cheers for that all that information. Slight typo...should be 1738.

Although i quoted the apparent cause of death taken from the book i mentioned, i was hoping that maybe there might be something more official that states his cause of death.

I mean, he was the son of the Admiral of the Fleet!

I don't have access to Ancestry....
Ireland:-
Clare/Claire - Dublin / Wexford
Ferrissey - Waterford
Mooney - Waterford
Murphy - Waterford
Phelan - Waterford
Power - Waterford
Veale - Waterford

England:-
Brandon - Liverpool
Hamblin - London
Reed - Bedfordshire
Turner - Luton
Taylor - Bedfordshire

Spain & Italy:-
Beneroso - Cadiz or Malaga, Spain
Risotto - Genoa, Italy
Santos - Cadiz, Spain

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Re: The son of Sir George Rooke - George Rooke (1702-1739)
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 06 May 21 21:26 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Date was not only error, I missed out the word ‘Wills’ from last line.

From Findmypast The Burial Register for George Jnr states

Canterbury St. Paul’s
28.11.1739

George Rooke Esq., the last of the male line of the family of the Rooke’s of St. Laurence in this parish was buried.

Son of a vice admiral or not you would be very fortunate, at such an early date, to find cause of death.

What is your interest in this family?

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Re: The son of Sir George Rooke - George Rooke (1702-1739)
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 06 May 21 21:52 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Date was not only error, I missed out the word ‘Wills’ from last line.

From Findmypast The Burial Register for George Jnr states

Canterbury St. Paul’s
28.11.1739

George Rooke Esq., the last of the male line of the family of the Rooke’s of St. Laurence in this parish was buried.

Son of a vice admiral or not you would be very fortunate, at such an early date, to find cause of death.

What is your interest in this family?

Spendlove
Thanks again Spendlove.
I only thought being the son of such an important person, his cause of death would have been noted somewhere.
Interest? Well, the father jointly attacked and captured Gibraltar in July 1704.
Ireland:-
Clare/Claire - Dublin / Wexford
Ferrissey - Waterford
Mooney - Waterford
Murphy - Waterford
Phelan - Waterford
Power - Waterford
Veale - Waterford

England:-
Brandon - Liverpool
Hamblin - London
Reed - Bedfordshire
Turner - Luton
Taylor - Bedfordshire

Spain & Italy:-
Beneroso - Cadiz or Malaga, Spain
Risotto - Genoa, Italy
Santos - Cadiz, Spain