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Capt. Michael Rorke, SV/PROG 2

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland
Death: April 2, 1872 (73)
Fort England, Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of James Rorke and Julia Rorke
Husband of Sarah Rorke, SM
Father of Eliza Peacock; Thomas James Rorke; Catherine Mary Grandly-Ferris; William Benjamin Rorke; Sarah Ann Blackmore, SM and 6 others
Brother of John Rorke; Thomas Rorke, SV/PROG 1; James Rorke, SV/PROG 3; Benjamin Rorke, SV/PROG 4 and <private> Jane

Occupation: Cape Mounted Rifles (retired). Quartermaster.
Managed by: Peter Dennis..Gone fishing!
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About Capt. Michael Rorke, SV/PROG 2

Came from Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland in the late 1820's. At time of the baptism of his son Thomas James his occupation was sergeant major of the Mounted Rifle corps and they lived in Fort Beaufort. 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 (b.9 Mar 1799 d. 2 April 1872). Michael came to South Africa with his 3 brothers as single men on board the ship “Chatham” in 1823. Quartermaster Michael Rorke was a member of the Cape Mounted Riflemen during South Africa's Frontier Wars of 1834 - 1853. He is listed as having been awarded the South Africa 1853 Medal. He married in South Africa - Sarah FORRESTER (b.05 Jan 1809) and they had 12 children. https://www.irelandxo.com/ireland/galway/ballinasloe-galway/message-board/rorke

b3. MICHAEL RORKE (b.9 Mar 1799 d. 2 April 1872) Michael came to South Africa with his brothers as single men in 1823. Quartermaster Michael Rorke was a member of the Cape Mounted Riflemen during South Africa's Frontier Wars of 1834 - 1853. He is listed as having been awarded a South African 1853 Medal. He married in South Africa - Sarah FORRESTER (b.05 Jan 1809), daughter of Richard and Mary Forrester. They had 12 children: Eliza RORKE (b.1825), Catherine RORKE (b.1 May 1833), Richard RORKE (b.3 Nov 1834), John RORKE (b.21 Dec 1836), Sarah Anne RORKE (b.11 Jul 1838), William Benjamin RORKE (b.1841), Matthew Joseph RORKE (b.11 Oct 1843), Catherine Mary RORKE (b.25 Feb 1852), Alfred Glynn RORKE (b.3 Feb 1855), Thomas James RORKE, Lydia Margaret RORKE, Michael Henry RORKE (b.1845). https://www.stamouers.com/stamouers/surnames-r-to-u/769-rorke-james


DN signed by Sarah Rorke, wife of deceased.

http://www.southafricansettlers.com/?p=11511 Last Name: Rorke First Name: Michael Date of Birth: 1800 Place of Birth: Galway, Ireland Parents – Father: Parents – Mother: Name of Spouse: Sarah Marriage Date: Marriage Place: Date of Death: 2 Apr 1872 age 72 Place of Death: Fort England.

Notes: DN 9803/1873. Captain Cape Mounted Rifles. Children:

Eliza m. 1) Peacock 2) Joseph

Thomas James

Richard Forrester

John

William Benjamin

Sarah Ann Blackmore

Lydia Margaret

Marson

William Joseph

MichaelHenry

Debora Ann

Catharine Mary

Glynne Alfred, minor

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Capt. Michael Rorke, SV/PROG 2's Timeline

1799
March 9, 1799
Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland
1829
August 30, 1829
Age 30
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1832
January 6, 1832
Age 32
Fort Beaufort, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1833
May 1, 1833
Age 34
Fort Beaufort, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1836
December 21, 1836
Age 37
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1838
July 11, 1838
Age 39
Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1841
1841
Age 41
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1842
November 3, 1842
Age 43
Fort Beaufort, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1843
October 11, 1843
Age 44
Grahamstown, South Africa