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Michael Rorke, Captain

Also Known As: "Retired"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland
Death: Died in Fort England, Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Cape Mounted Rifles
Managed by: Peter Dennis..Gone fishing!
Last Updated:

About Michael Rorke, Captain

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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DN signed by Sarah Rorke, wife of deceased.

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Michael Rorke, Captain'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
1842
Age 42
1843
October 11, 1843
Age 44