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Yorke, Sir Joseph, (1724-1792), Baron Dover, General

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Alternative name(s):
  • Dover, Baron (Also known as)
Surname: Yorke
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Joseph
Gender: Male
Date: 1724-1792
Title: Baron Dover
History: Diplomat and soldier: Cumberland's aide de camp, commissioned into Cumberland's regiment of Guards 1741; present at Dettingen 1743; aide-de-camp to Cumberland 1745; present at Fontenoy and Culloden; aide-de-camp to the King 1749-58; Minister Plenipotentiary then Ambassador at The Hague 1751-80. MP 1751-1780, for East Grinstead (1751-61), Dover (1761-74) and Grampound (1774-80). Knighted 1761; created Baron Dover 1788.
Biography: ODNB link for Yorke, Joseph (1724-1792) Baron Dover, General
References: Oxford DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276054 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P158598 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Joseph Yorke
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1757-83: corresp with Lord Amherst
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 15261
1771-78: letters to Lord Amherst
The National Archives
1770-72: letters to Lord Cathcart
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
NRA 3946
letters (11) to Lord Chatham
The National Archives
1749-55: letters to S Dayrolle
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1777-81: letters to Hugh Elliot
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
NRA 10476 Minto
1775-86: corresp with R Gunning and W Eden
British Library, Manuscript Collections
corresp with Lord Holdernesse etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
letters to Sir Charles Hotham-Thompson
Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)
NRA 5408
1762-88: letters to George Howard and Richard Vyse
Buckinghamshire Archives
NRA 7840 Howard-Vyse
1776-81: corresp with Sir James Marriott
British Library, Manuscript Collections
corresp with Duke of Newcastle etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1762-76: letters to Sir J Porter
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1776-78: letters to General Rainsford
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1763-65: corresp with Lord Sandwich and Richard Phelps
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1779-81: corresp with Lord Stormont
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 10988 Murray
1761-64: letters to Edward Weston
British Library, Manuscript Collections