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Rooke, Sir George, (1650-1709), Knight, Knight Admiral

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Surname: Rooke
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: George
Gender: Male
Date: 1650-1709
Title: Knight
History: Admiral. Commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean, 1695-1696; in the Channel, 1696-1697. Commander of Anglo-Dutch Cadiz expedition. Destroyed French fleet at Vigo. Captured Gibraltar, 1704.
Biography: ODNB link for Rooke, Sir George (1650-1709) Knight Admiral
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275947 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P161865 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir George Rooke
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1695 Oct 08: William Blathwayt [to the under secretary of state]: Sir George Rooke's squadron may...
The National Archives, Kew
1695 May 20: Adam Cardonnel [to the under secretary of state]: the king intends to join the army near...
The National Archives, Kew
1694-1703: corresp, letter book, order book and papers
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 4949 Rooke
1700-02: journal, corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1700-04: journals
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus
1700-04: copy journal
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
1694-99: letters (61) to Lord Halifax
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 10410 Spencer
1689: letters to Lord Nottingham
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
NRA 9845 Finch

See HMC [71] Finch ii
1702-04: letters (26) from Lord Nottingham (copies)
Northamptonshire Archives Service
NRA 4485 Finch-Hatton
1695-97: letters (3) to Lord Portland
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7628 Cavendish-Bentinck
letters (23), mainly to Sir Charles Hedges
Huntington Library
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
corresp with Duke of Shrewsbury
Northamptonshire Archives Service
See HMC [45] Buccleuch (Montagu House) MSS
1695-1705: corresp with Alexander Stanhope
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 25095
1697-1700: letters to James Vernon
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1689-1703: letters (4)
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus