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Michael Rourke

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Kings, Annagharvy, Ireland
Death: Died in Kings, Annagharvy, Ireland
Place of Burial: County Offaly, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of William O'Rourke and Michael Rourke
Husband of Mary Rourke (Rorke)
Father of John Rourke; Susan May; Mary (Maria) Neville; Lucinda Coulter; J. James Rourke and 3 others

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About Michael Rourke

NameMichael Rourke (Rorke) Birth1760 est, Annaharvey, Kings County (Offaly), Ireland Death6 Dec 1827, Annaharvey, Kings County, Ireland7,65,74 BurialGeashill Cemetary, County Offaly, Ireland OccupationFarmer, Landowner Father? Rourke Mother? Misc. Notes Tombstone has “Rorke” or “Rourk” printed, no “O’Rourke” leased land from the Earl of Digby When were they named “O’Rourke’s”?? Baron Digby, of Geashill in the King's County, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1620 for Robert Digby, Governor of King's County. He was the nephew of John Digby, 1st Earl of Bristol. Lord Digby's grandson, the third Baron, and the latter's younger brothers the fourth and fifth Barons, all represented Warwick in Parliament. The fifth Baron's grandson, the sixth Baron, sat as a Member of Parliament for Malmesbury and for Wells. His younger brother, the seventh Baron, represented Ludgershall and Wells in the House of Commons. In 1765 he was created Baron Digby, of Sherborne in the County of Dorset, in the Peerage of Great Britain, with remainder to the issue male of his father. In 1790 Lord Digby was further honoured when he was made Viscount Coleshill and Earl Digby in the Peerage of Great Britain, with remainder to the issue male of his body. His son, the second Earl, was Lord Lieutenant of Dorset from 1808 to 1856. He never married and on his death in 1856 the viscountcy and earldom became extinct. However, he was succeeded in the two baronies by his first cousin twice removed, the ninth Baron. He was the son of Admiral Sir Henry Digby, son of the Very Reverend the Hon. William Digby, younger brother of the sixth Baron and the first Earl Digby. His son, the tenth Baron, sat as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Dorset. He was succeeded by his son, the eleventh Baron. He was Chairman of the Dorset County Council from 1955 to 1964 and Lord Lieutenant of Dorset from 1952 to 1964. As of 2010 the titles are held by his son, the twelfth Baron, who succeeded in 1964. He notably served as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset from 1984 to 1999 75From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia death mentioned in Apr. 10/1828 letter to Canada Spouses 1Mary Ferguson 76 Birth1769, Annaharvey, Kings County, Ireland Death25 Mar 1844, Annaharvey, Kings County, Ireland7,65,74 BurialGeashill Cemetary, County Offaly, Ireland BurialGeashill Cemetary Occupationfarmwife MarriageIreland ChildrenJohn (1800-1881)

Susan (1800-)
Mary (Maria) (1803-1873)
Lucinda (1804-1826)
Michael (1806-1875)
J. James (1809-1863)
William (1813-1872)
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Michael Rourke's Timeline

Kings, Annagharvy, Ireland
Age 40
Age 40
Matawinie, Québec, Canada
January 26, 1803
Age 43
Kings County, County Offaly, Ireland
October 29, 1804
Age 44
March 26, 1809
Age 49
February 21, 1813
Age 53
December 6, 1827
Age 67
Kings, Annagharvy, Ireland