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Robert Brooke (c. 1761February 27, 1800) was a soldier and Virginia political figure who served as the tenth Governor of Virginia.
- Robert Brooke was captured during the Revolutionary War and sent to England. He escaped returning to America only to be captured again. He began the practice of law and served in the House of Delegates before becoming Governor of Virginia in 1794; later Attoney General.
- RECOLLECTIONS OF A VIRGINIAN IN THE MEXICAN, INDIAN, AND CIVIL WARS BY GENERAL DABNEY HERNDON MAURY, EX-UNITED STATES MINISTER TO COLOMBIA SECOND EDITION, NEW YORK, CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1894
- "About 1795 Robert Brooke, Governor of Virginia, built his home upon Federal Hill, which looks over Sandy Bottom to Marye's Heights, a thousand yards away. Early in this century, Governor Brooke being dead, Federal Hill became the property of the family of Cobb, since of Georgia"
- Robert Brooke (Virginia), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).