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Michael Rorke

Nicknames: "Captain M Rorke"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ballinasloe, Galway, Galway, Ireland
Death: Died in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of James Rorke and Julia Rorke
Husband of Sarah Forrester and Sarah Rorke
Father of Richard Forrester Rorke; John Rorke; Thomas James Rorke; Catherine Mary Rorke; Matthew Joseph Rorke and 12 others
Brother of James Rorke; Thomas Rorke; <private> Jane; <private> and Benjamin Rorke

Occupation: Cape Mounted Rifles
Managed by: Peter Dennis
Last Updated:

About Michael Rorke

Came from Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland in the late 1820's. Was awarded compensation for the losses sustained during the war with the kaffir tribes between 1846-7. He lost wagons, oxen etc. Reported in Grahamstown journal 1848 -2 At the time of his daughter Eliza's marriage to Alfred Peacock in 1850, he was quarter master of Her Majesty's Cape Mounted Rifles.

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Michael Rorke's Timeline

1799
March 9, 1799
Ballinasloe, Galway, Galway, Ireland
1827
October 25, 1827
Age 28
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1832
January 6, 1832
Age 32
1832
Age 32
1833
1833
Age 33
1834
1834
Age 34
1836
1836
Age 36
1838
1838
Age 38
1841
1841
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1843
October 11, 1843
Age 44