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Will of Sir George Rooke (1650-1709) Admiral of the Fleet
« on: Friday 28 May 21 16:04 BST (UK) »
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D645238

Attached is his Will available from the N.A. U.K.

I am trying to decipher the Will to check on family matters.

Where Sir George Rooke lived with his 2nd wife, Mary (nee Luttrell) 1681–July 1702?
They married Jan. 1701.

What happened to his only son George (his mother passing away at birth) and who looked after him, as his father passed away when he was only 6 1/2 years old?

Sir George Rooke married a Catherine (nee Knatchbull) ? – 1755, 3rd wife.
I believe they married Jan. 1706.

With thanks
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: Will of Sir George Rooke (1650-1709) Admiral of the Fleet
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 May 21 22:22 BST (UK) »
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D645238

Attached is his Will available from the N.A. U.K.


This will is not 'attached'.
You have given a link to the page on The National Archives from where it can be downloaded.
This means only those who have a registered account at TNA can access it, and then only if they want to spend their time doing that for you, and reading through the whole will.
It would be better to post parts of the will you would like looked at for deciphering, as you would reach a wider audience who may be able to help you.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Will of Sir George Rooke (1650-1709) Admiral of the Fleet
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 17:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks goldie61.

In this thread all parts of the Will of Sir George Rooke can be seen.
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=848450.27
Starting from Reply 35

I am trying to find out information of who took personal care of Sir George Rooke's son - George?
George was born July 1702, and passed away Nov. 1739, and was only 6 1/2 when his father died.
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: Will of Sir George Rooke (1650-1709) Admiral of the Fleet
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 18:39 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find out information of who took personal care of Sir George Rooke's son - George?
George was born July 1702, and passed away Nov. 1739, and was only 6 1/2 when his father died.

Beyond finding the identity of his legal guardians, whose names you've now been given on another thread, I suspect you're unlikely to find more details about this in his father's will.

You may already know that young George was admitted a fellow-commoner* of Pembroke College, Cambridge, on 21 March 1717/18, at the age of 16; Bachelor of Arts, 1719/20 (Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses) ...
https://venn.lib.cam.ac.uk/Documents/acad/2018/search-2018.html

So, if you contact the archivist at Pembroke College, they will probably be able to tell you whether he previously attended a public school (and, if so, which one), or if he had a private tutor.

Contact details for Pembroke are on this page ...
https://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/college/library/archives-special-collections

ADDED
Venn also says he married Frances Ward (daughter of John, Viscount Dudley), died without issue 24 Nov 1739, and was buried St Paul’s, Canterbury (from a published notice in The Genealogist, iv, 198, which I daresay might be found online somewhere).

ADDED
* Fellow Commoner - originally an affluent, usually aristocratic, student granted among other privileges that of sharing with the Fellows of a College the amenities of the high table
(https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/university-archives/glossary)


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Will of Sir George Rooke (1650-1709) Admiral of the Fleet
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 21:52 BST (UK) »
Bookbox, many thanks for the valuable information you have given, this is all new information to me.

I have now looked at this new information, it's great news! Thank you.

I have also contacted Pembroke College too.
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