General Joseph Yorke, 1st Baron Dover KB, PC (24 June 1724 – 2 December 1792), styled The Honourable Joseph Yorke until 1761 and The Honourable Sir Joseph Yorke between 1761 and 1788, was a British soldier, diplomat and Whig politician.
Yorke was the third son of Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, by Margaret, daughter of Charles Cocks. Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, Charles Yorke and James Yorke were his brothers.
Yorke served in the War of the Austrian Succession as an aide-de-camp to the Duke of Cumberland, and fought in the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. He became a Major-General in 1758, a Lieutenant-General in 1760 and a full General in 1777.
In 1749 he was appointed Secretary to the British Embassay in Paris. Two years later he became Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Provinces, a post he held for the next thirty years. He was involved in the Anglo-Prussian Convention in 1758.His post was upgraded to that of ambassador in 1761. During this period he also sat in the House of Commons for East Grinstead between 1751 and 1761, for Dover between 1761 and 1774 and for Grampound between 1774 and 1780. He was appointed a Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath (KB) in 1761 and sworn of the Privy Council in 1768. In 1788 he was raised to the peerage as Lord Dover, Baron of the Town and Port of Dover, in the County of Kent.
Lord Dover married Christiana Charlotte Margaret, daughter of Johan Henrik, Baron de Stöcken, a Danish nobleman, in 1783. They had no children. He died in December 1792, aged 68, when the barony became extinct. Lady Dover only survived her husband by three months and died in March 1793.
William Wildman Shute Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington, PC was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons for 38 years from 1740 to 1778. He was best known for his two periods as Secretary at War during Britain's involvement in the Seven Years War and American War of Independence.
Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, was an English lawyer and politician who served as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. He was a close confidant of the Duke of Newcastle, Prime Minister between 1754 and 1756 and 1757 until 1762.
Admiral Charles Philip Yorke, 4th Earl of Hardwicke, PC was a British naval commander and Conservative politician.
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Earl of Hardwicke is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1754 for Philip Yorke, 1st Baron Hardwicke, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain from 1737 to 1756. He had already been created Baron Hardwicke, of Hardwicke in the County of Gloucestershire, in 1733, and was made Viscount Royston at the same time as he was given the earldom. These titles were also in the Peerage of Great Britain. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Earl. He represented Reigate and Cambridgeshire in the House of Commons and served as Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. Lord Hardwicke married Lady Jemima Campbell, only daughter of John Campbell, 3rd Earl of Breadalbane, and granddaughter and heiress of Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Kent, who succeeded her grandfather as Marchioness Grey in 1722. They had two daughters of whom the eldest, Lady Amabel, was created Countess De Grey in her own right in 1816.
Lieutenant-General James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, PC (Ire), styled Lord Offaly until 1744 and known as The Earl of Kildare between 1744 and 1761 and as The Marquess of Kildare between 1761 and 1766, was an Irish nobleman, soldier and politician.
Charles Philip Yorke, 5th Earl of Hardwicke,, styled Viscount Royston until 1873, and nicknamed Champagne Charlie for his love of the high life, was a British aristocrat, Conservative politician, dandy and bankrupt.
John Stuart, 1st Marquess of Bute PC, FRS, styled Lord Mount Stuart until 1792 and known as The Earl of Bute between 1792 and 1794, was a British nobleman, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1766 to 1776.
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John Henniker, 1st Baron Henniker, known previously as John Henniker, Lord Henniker then as Sir John Henniker, 2nd Baronet, from 1782 to 1800, was a British merchant and Member of Parliament.
Robert Plumptre (1723–1788) was an English churchman and academic, President of Queens' College, Cambridge from 1760.
The Anglo-Prussian Convention was agreed on 11 April 1758 between Great Britain and the Kingdom of Prussia formalising the alliance between them that had effectively existed since the Convention of Westminster in 1756.
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Joseph Yorke may refer to:
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|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir Whistler Webster
| Member of Parliament for East Grinstead |
With: Sir Whistler Webster
Earl of Middlesex
Lord George Sackville
Lord George Sackville
Sir Edward Simpson
| Member of Parliament for Dover |
With: Sir Edward Simpson 1761–1765
Marquess of Lorne 1765–1766
John Bindley 1766–1768
Viscount Villiers 1768–1770
Sir Thomas Hales, Bt 1770–1773
Thomas Barret 1773–1774
Charles Wolfran Cornwall
| Member of Parliament for Grampound |
With: Richard Neville
Sir John Ramsden, Bt
Hon. John Waldegrave
| Colonel of the 9th Regiment of Foot |
| Colonel of the 8th Regiment of Dragoons |
| Colonel of the 5th Regiment of Dragoons |
Hon. Thomas Gage
| Colonel of the 11th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons |
The Marquess of Lothian
| Colonel of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards |
The Earl of Harrington
The Earl of Holderness
| Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Provinces |
|Office upgraded to Ambassador to the United Provinces|
Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Provinces
| Ambassador to the United Provinces |
|No representation due to Fourth Anglo-Dutch War|
|Peerage of Great Britain|
|New creation|| Baron Dover |