- Yorke, Sir Joseph Sydney
- (1768-1831)Entered the navy in 1780; in 1781 joined the Duke and later the Formidable, both under Sir Charles Douglas. In 1785 served on the flagship of Commodore John Elliot on the Newfoundland station, and afterwards on the Adamant under Sir Richard Hughes at Halifax. In 1789 lieutenant; in 1790 commander; in 1793 captain; in 1810 a lord of the Admiralty. Sent to Lisbon in 1811 with reinforcements, the arrival of which compelled the French under Massena to retreat from Torres Vedras. In 1814 vice-admiral; and admiral, 1830.Index: Hd Recommends Haldimand and Bouquet for command in America, 9-10; Haldimand's description of, 327; Haldimand visits, 337.Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.
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