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From Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Records of Quaker Church: Thomas Rooke, a grandson of George Rooke, received on certificate from Dublin (monthly meeting), Ireland dated 1739/40 1,12.
(Immigration of the Irish Quakers, pg. 296)
THOMAS ROOK, unmarried, "Granson to our ancient and Esteemed Friend George Rook of this City." Dated 1 Mo. 12, 1739-40, from Mtg. in Dublin, Ireland.
George Rooke, an eminent Quaker minister of Ireland, son of Thomas, was born at Boltonwood (parish of Boulton) in Cumberland, England, in 1652. He lost his father when he was eleven years old, and his mother was left with several small children to support. At sixteen he was apprenticed to Thomas Drewry, a carpenter and joiner, one of the Society of Friends, and became a member of society. At about the age of twenty-five he appeared in the ministry and travelled much in that service. In 1686, he removed to Limerick, Ireland, and married Joan the daughter of John Cooke. In 1693, he settled in Dublin. His wife died there, 7 Mo. 17, 1737 and was buried in the Friends' burial ground on Cork Street, aged eighty four. He spent his declining years with his widowed daughter Rachel Carlton and her children, and died 12 Mo 7, 1742. --Rutty 334-7; Leadbeater, 212-226.