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 ". 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."