Captain Edward Yorke

Is your surname Yorke?

Research the Yorke family

Captain Edward Yorke's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Edward Yorke (York), Captain

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of James York, IV and Elizabeth Case
Husband of Hannah LARKIN and Mary Yorke
Father of Fones Yorke; James Yorke and Margaret Yorke
Brother of William York and James Edward Yorke

Managed by: James Clifford Retson
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Captain Edward Yorke

Also married Hannah Larkin....she was born in 1731 and died in 1790

fones yorke's dad Captain Edward Yorke got in some trouble

This story outweighs all others it depicts the Captains dark side and this is how it starts off ....

The year is the 9th of Feb 1769, in the province of Nova Scotia can and the letter states;

The deposition of Nehemiah Wood of Falmouth, Nova Scotia, yeoman who being duely sworn and examined thus saith

that on the ninth day of February instant Captain Edward Yorke of Falmouth in the county foresaid violently assuault - beat and brake him this deponent by micking on him on the hip, by throwing frozen cow dung at him which hit him on his side, and then by violently pushing him against a fence; and at last pushed this deponent on a hill, where by he was very hurt, and threated that he would send his deponent to hell. and the deponent saith not.

sworn before me thie

9th Feb 1769

Henry Denny Dawson ___________________________________ James York left England for Virginia in 1635, and the family became well established in the United States prior to Captain Edward Yorke leaving for Nova Scotia in 1760. Captain Edward was the fifth generation of the Yorke family to live in what is now the States. Captain Edward Yorke left Rhode Island, before the existence of either the United States or Canada, to move to Falmouth Township, Nova Scotia. He was part of a group of people who came to farm land left vacant by the French, whom the British had expelled five years earlier, and the group came to be known as the Planters. Captain Edward had nine children with his second wife, Mary Fones, and their descendants are to be found not only in Cumberland County, but also throughout North America. Early members of the family lived in Yorke Settlement, which can be reached by taking a road near the Baptist Church in Diligent River. __________________________________ Edward York (politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edward York (April 18, 1730 – ca 1790) was a sea captain and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Falmouth township in the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia from 1771 to 1775. His name also appears as Edward Yorke.

view all

Captain Edward Yorke's Timeline

1730
April 18, 1730
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
1755
January 23, 1755
Age 24
1756
1756
Age 25
1759
1759
Age 28
1762
August 31, 1762
Age 32
Falmouth, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada
1790
1790
Age 59
Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
????