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Ann BROOKS (GUPPY)

Also Known As: "Marian GUPPY", "Marian BROOKS"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England
Death: Died in Papendorp, Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Somerset Road Cemetery, Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Wife of William BROOKS, Snr, SV/PROG

Managed by: Y., a1b2c2
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About Ann BROOKS

1820 British Settler

Ann Guppy 40, together with her husband William Brooks 31, Farmer, and his 4 children, were members of Thornhill's' Party of 35 Settlers on the Settler Ship Zoroaster.

Party originated from Middlesex.

Departure London, 12 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 30 April 1820 (Final Port).

Area Allocated to the Party : between the Kowie and Rufane Rivers - the location being called Thornhill.

Children :

  • Elizabeth Brooks 12
  • William Brooks 10
  • Ursula Ann Brooks 9
  • Joseph Lodewik Brooks 6.

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KAB/MOOC/LEER/7/1/240/01/79/1 BROOKS, ANN. WILL. 1852. FILED 1858.

Filed 29 OCT 1858

This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann BROOKS of Cape Town, Widow.

I give & bequeth all my estate & effects of whatsoever nature or description soever, whether movable or immovable, real or personal (after payment of my just debts, & funeral and testamentary expenses) unto my daughter Ursula Ann BRAMWELL of Cape Town, widow, as & for her own property, estate & effects for ever.

And I do hereby nominate & appoint the said Ursula Ann BRAMWELL of Cape Town, widow, to be the sole executrix of this my will & administrator of my estate & effects, with such powers as apportion to her in those capacities.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal, at Cape Town the 3rd day of July, of the year one thousand eight hundred & fifty two.

Ann Brooks

Signed, Sealed, Published & Declared by the said Ann BROOKS as & for her last Will & Testament in the presence of us, who at the request & in her presence have herein set our hand as witnesses -

Names Eligible

NAAIRS 4 MAR 2012

Y. DROST, 23 OCT 2012

Ordered 20 AUG 2012 from WC Archive.

Received 22 OCT 2012.

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KAB/MOOC/LEER/6/9/84/01/5523/1 Ann BROOKS. Death Notice.

Ann BROOKS, born GUPPY, the widow of William BROOKS, and stepmother to his children with his first wife, Mary DEW, dies on 24 OCT 1858 at the Alms House, Papendorp, South Africa. Her death notice indicates that she had no children, again confirming that the children of William BROOKS were her stepchildren and the children of William's first wife, Mary DEW. Ann's stepdaughter, Ursula Ann, now married to Henry Torrence BRAMWELL, signed her death notice as Ann BRAMWELL.

DEATH NOTICE

Ann BROOKS

Born Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England

Parents not known

Age at death = 82 years

Had no employment

Widow of the late Wm [William] BROOKS

Died on the 24th October 1858 at the Alms Houses, Papendorp

Had no children

Had no property, saving a Mortgage Bond in favor of the late Henry BRAMWELL, which she had cancelled-£20 in the Savings Bank, some cash [in hand?]

Signed by Ann BRAMWELL.

Source: Western Cape Archive

Added by Y. DROST, 23 APRIL 2012

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BRAMWELL GRAVES

Gravestone 1 [Far left, All individuals buried together in 1 grave]

HENRY TORRENCE BRAMWELL. Native of Hawick, Roxburgshire, Scotland, who died Octer. 21st, 1851. Aged 46 Years, and 21 days.

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URSULA ANN BROOKS, relict of the above, who died June 29th. 1876. Aged 64 Years, 6 Months and 13 days.

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MRS ANN BROOKS. Stepmother of the above, who died Octer 24.1858. Aged 82 Years.

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Also Children of the above

Twin daughters, born Nover 1st.1840. ELIZA, died Nover 9th, CHARLOTTE, died Feb 9th 1841.

CHARLES ROBINSON, died July 9th, 1842. Aged 9 Years, 2 Months and 21 days.

MARION, died April 9th, 1856. Aged 6 Years, 9 Months and 14 days.

HENRIETTA, died January 4th, 1868. Aged 16 Years, 5 Months and 21 days.

                                                                                      PAR. 3.1

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REMOVED FROM OLD SCOTCH CEMETERY AND REINTERRED HERE DECEMBER 15th 1899

References:

1. <http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1067798>

2. <http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1067804>

3. <http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1067807>

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William BROOKS, PROG/SV & 1820 Settler, b. 1786, d. 1826, was the son of William BROOKS and Mary BIRD.

Source: www.familiebande.co.za

Added by Y. DROST, 7 JUN 2012

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William BROOKS, PROG/SV & 1820 Settler, married (1) Mary DEW.

Mary DEW died at Great Marlow, England on 28 JAN 1818.

Source: www.familiebande.co.za

Added by Y. DROST, 7 JUN 2012

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William BROOKS, PROG/SV & 1820 Settler, married (2) Ann GUPPY [1] and arrives with the 1820 Settler Parties in 1820 in South Africa, with Ann and 4 children, the youngest aged 6. [2]

BROOKS, William, 31

Party: THORNHILL

Ship: ZOROASTER

Wife: Ann, 40

Family: Eliza, 12; Ann, 9; William, 10; Joseph, 6.

Sources:

1. www.familiebande.co.za

2. The Story of the British Settlers of 1820 in South Africa by Harold Edward HOCKLY, Second edition SEP 1966, Juta & Co. Limited.

Added by Y. DROST

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The Settlers Handbook by M. D. NASH

p. 127

Summary of Thornhill's Party

The leader of the party was Christopher THORNHILL from Durham. He had 16 men under him, and sailed on the ship Zoroaster, which embarked in DEC 1819, then left Gravesend, then left Downs on 12 FEB 1820 for South Africa. The ship reached Simon's Bay on 30 APR 1820.

The ship also carried the parties DYASON and WAIT and was chartered to sail to Simon's Bay only; therefore the settlers had to be transshipped via the ship Albury to Algoa Bay which they reached on 15 MAY 1820.

THORNHILL and his party were located between the Kowie and Rufane Rivers and named the settlement Thornhill.

William BROOKS and his family arrived with the THORNHILL party in Algoa Bay.

Family of WILLIAM BROOKS:-

William BROOKS, aged 31, born 1789, Britain

Ann, aged 40, wife, born 1780, Britain [Also known as Marian]

Elizabeth, 12, daughter, born 1808, Britain [Also known as Eliza]

William, 10, son, born 1810, Britain [Died 6 OCT 1866, m. Eva Johanna LUCK]

Ann, 9, daughter, born 1811, Britain [Also known as Ursula Ann]

Joseph, 6, son, born 1814, Britain [Died 6 OCT 1867][Also known as Joseph Lodewikus]

Added by Y. DROST, 3 FEB 2012

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William BROOKS, PROG/SV & 1820 Settler, died in January 1826 at Grahamstown, just 6 years after arriving in South Africa.

BROOKS, William

Occupation: Labourer

Residence: Grahamstown

Age at death: 40 years

Buried: Jany 29th 1826 by Thomas Ireland Chaplain

Source: Grahamstown - St. George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Burial register, 12 April 1823 - 26 July 1826. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 877-1. Transcribed by Richard Ball as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois.

Source: http://www.eggsa.org/cgi-bin/searchBurials.pl

Y. DROST, 10 MAR 2012

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KAB/MOOC/LEER/6/9/156/01/2944/1 BRAMWELL, URSULLA ANN. (NEE BROOKS). DEATH NOTICE. 1876.

DEATH NOTICE

Ursulla Ann BROOKS widow of the late Henry Torrence BRAMWELL

Born in England

Parents: William BROOKS and Mary DEW

65 years, 6 months and 13 days old

Widow

Died 29 JUN 1876 near the Goods House in Cape Town, suddenly.

Children:-

Adelaide Elizabeth BRAMWELL

Mary Ann BRAMWELL

William BRAMWELL

Ursula Brooks BRAMWELL

James BRAMWELL

All majors

Left movable and immovable property.

Signed by Adelaide Elizabeth BRAMWELL.

Filed 10 JUL 1876

Originally noted from NAAIRS on 4 MAR 2012

Source: Western Cape Archive

Added by Y. DROST, 7 JUN 2012

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Contributions for this profile have also been received from Linda WILSON per e-mail on 11 JUL 2010.

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GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA, PETER HOLDEN

BROOKS, A - Gravestone

18581024

Somerset Road Cemetery, Cape Town, Cape.

Compilers: M Cairns, DG Boonzaaier and C Graham Botha, 1907.

Courtesy: Cape Archives Depot (Accession 397), Dutch Reformed Church Archives, Cape Town and Regional Services, Western Cape, HSRC.

Ann BROOKS. Died 24-10-1858. Aged 82 years. Stepmother of Torrance Bramwell BROOKS.

NAAIRS 4 MAR 2012

NOTE: - Ann BROOKS born GUPPY was the stepmother of Torrance, also known as Henry Torrence, BRAMWELL's, wife, Ursula Ann, also known as Ann, BRAMWELL, born BROOKS.

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2nd Wife. 40 years when immigrated. Widow

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Ann BROOKS's Timeline

1776
1776
Dorsetshire, England
1858
October 24, 1858
Age 82
Papendorp, Cape, South Africa
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Cape Town, Cape, South Africa