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Lt. Gen. Thomas 
Fowke
c. 1690 - 1765


Lt. Gen. Thomas 
Fowke
, Maj. Gen. (by 1753)., Governor of Gibraltar, appointed in May, 1753 [Gentleman's Magazine, May, 1753], Lt Gen., appt. 11 June 1754, "..upwards of 69 years an officer [1765]". Gentleman's Magazine June 1745, Brigadier General of his Majesty's Forces, Appointed in June, 1745 , Notes & Queries, Jul 18 1857 p.45 Possibly "Fowke, Thomas (Male) Title(s): Col. Date: 1744 Subscribed to The Harleian Miscellany: a collection of scarce, curious, and entertaining pamphlets and tracts ... found in the late Earl of Oxford's library. Interspersed with historical, political, and critical notes (Vol. 1 to 8), 1744, HARLEY, Edward. London Subject: miscellaneous" PRO refs. T 1/356/66 [General] Humphrey Bland (former Governor of Gibraltar), to George Burges (secretary to the Governor of Gibraltar, Lieut. General Thomas Fowke), that he has asked Fowke to retain him as secretary and not to separate the offices of secretary and cashier; gives his opinion as to which of the two offices should receive the fees from wine licences. 1754 Oct. 1 T 1/357/55 Letter from General Fowke, Governor of Gibraltar, requesting that work be started immediately on repairing the Governor's residence. 1754 June 10 T 1/358/79 Letter from Lieut. General Thomas Fowke at Gibraltar transmitting the duplicate of a letter from John Norman, Deputy Receiver General of the Revenue there, suggesting the appointment of an examiner of liquor at the wharf to guard against abuse of the liquor laws 1754 Dec. 16 T 1/360/30 General Fowke, Governor of Gibraltar, requesting a further grant of money for repairs to the Governor's House, transmitting an estimate of the repairs necessary 1755 May 23 T 1/360/61 Letter from Thomas Fowke, Governor of Gibraltar, recommending John Norman to succeed Dacres as Collector of the Revenue. 1755 Sept. 26 T 1/360/74 General Fowke from Gibraltar, to West, transmitting a copy [missing] of a letter and State of the Revenue he sent previously, requesting a prompt reply to the matters raised therein. 1755 Nov. 21 T 1/361/66 Thomas Fowke supporting request of Sebastian Puchol, Inspector of Revenues, Gibraltar, for a house or the means of hiring one there. 1755 Sept. 12 T 1/363/5 [Sir] T[homas] Robinson forwarding a letter from Thomas Fowke, Governor of Gibraltar about the smuggling of tobacco from there into Spain and enclosing his proposal for placing a duty on tobacco sold in Gibraltar 1755 Jan. 16 "The Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association. Lieutenant General Thomas Fowke 1741 - 1755 Cornet 1704; his father resigned his company to him, and served as an Ensign under his son Captain, in Lepell's Regiment of Foot, 30th June 1707; exchanged to Inniskilling Regiment of Foot as Captain, 26th December 1711; Major, Somerset L.I, 1716; Lieutenant Colonel, 7th Dragoons, 25th June 1720; Lieutenant Colonel in Lieutenant-General Kerr's Regiment (7th Hussars), 25th June 1722; raised the 43rd Foot, as its Colonel, January 1741; Colonel, 2nd Queen's. 12th August 1741; Brigadier-General, 12th June 1745; Major-General, 10th September 1747; Lieutenant-General, 30th April 1754; Colonel, 14th Foot, 11th November 1755 to 7th September 1756; Governor of Gibraltar, 25th December 1752 to 1756; tried by Court Martial for not having sent reinforcements to Minorca, which had to surrender, June 1756, and sentenced to be suspended for nine months; but the King, George II, directed that he should be dismissed the service; reinstated in his former rank, 10th August 1761; died at Bath 1765. Served as Brigadier-General at the battle of Preston Pans 1745; and as a Major-General on the Staff in Flanders in 1748."

Born: c. 1690Baptised:
Died: Bath, Avon, England 29th Mar 1765 Buried: family vault in Stepney, Apr 1765
Family:
Fowke
  formerly of Gunstan

Ancestors
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1.
Lt. Gen. Thomas 
Fowke
(
Ingoldsby
,
Randall
) c. 1690 - 1765
2.
Capt. Thomas 
Fowke
(
Pearl
,
Austen
) post 1645 - 1708
4.
John 
Fowke
(
Marche
) ante 1615 - 1669
5.
Joyce 
Marche
(
Fowke
) + post 1645
3.
Mary 
Pearl
(
Fowke
) + 1705
 
 

Siblings


1.
Martha 
Fowke
(
Sansom
) 1689 - 1736
2.
Mary 
Fowke
(
Villiers
) post 1704 - 1725
3.
Rear Adml. Edmund Thorpe 
Fowke
(
Simmonds
) 1704 - 1784

Spouses



1. St Anne and St Agnes, Aldersgate, London, England 10th Nov 1721
Elizabeth 
Ingoldsby
(
Fowke
) ante 1705 - 1735
2. St. George's Chapel, Mayfair, London, England 25th Mar 1747
Dorothy 
Randall
  (Randoll)
(
Fowke
) ante 1732 - 1788

Descendants
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a.
Elizabeth 
Ingoldsby
(
Fowke
) ante 1705 - 1735
1.
Theophila Lucy Ingoldsby 
Fowke
1724 - ante 1734
b.
Dorothy 
Randall
  (Randoll)
(
Fowke
) ante 1732 - 1788
2.
Sir Thomas 
Fowke
(
Wollaston
) c. 1744 - 1786
2a.
Anne 
Wollaston
(
Fowke
) ante 1760 - 1803
2.1.
Anne Woollaston 
Fowke
post 1772 - 1790
2.2.
Anne William 
Fowke
post 1772 - 1785
2.3.
Thomas 
Fowke
1774 - 1779
2.4.
Henry Anne 
Fowke
(
Burnaby
) c. 1775 - 1856 ...
2.5.
William 
Fowke
1778 - 1780
2.6.
Sir Frederick Gustavus 
Fowke
(
Henderson
) 1782 - 1856 ...
2.7.
Orlando 
Fowke
1784 - 1784
3.
Theophilia 
Fowke
c. 1745 - 1751
Sources

Timeline


c. 1690Born
10th Nov 1721Married
Elizabeth 
Ingoldsby
(
Fowke
) ante 1705 - 1735 London, England
25th Mar 1747Married
Dorothy 
Randall
  (Randoll)
(
Fowke
) ante 1732 - 1788 London, England
29th Mar 1765Died Bath, Avon, England
Apr 1765Buried
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