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Joseph BROOKS

Also Known As: "Joseph Lodewikus BROOKS", "Joseph Lodewik BROOKS", "Joseph Lodewyk BROOKS"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Surrey, England
Death: Died in District Harrismith, Orange Free State, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William BROOKS, Snr, SV/PROG and Mary BROOKS, SM
Husband of Florentina Magdalena BROOKS and Anna Christina Brooks
Father of Susara Susanna Brooks; Joseph Brooks; Elizabeth Johanna Brooks; <private> (BROOKS); Eva Johanna Brooks and 9 others
Brother of Elizabeth Newson; William BROOKS, Jnr and Ursula Ann Bramwell, SM

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Immediate Family

About Joseph BROOKS

1820 British Settler

Joseph Lodewik Brooks 6, together with his parents and 3 siblings 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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Bygelas n.a.v. e-pos van Linda WILSON van 11 JUL 2010.

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

BROOKS, William, 31

Party: THORNHILL

Ship: ZOROASTER

Wife: Ann, 40

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

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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

Joseph, 6, son, born 1814, Britain [Died 6 OCT 1867]

Added by Y. DROST, 3 FEB 2012

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KAB/MOOC/LEER/13/1/117/01/28/1 LIQUIDATION ACCOUNT OF THE INTESTATE ESTATE OF THE LATE FLORENTINA LUCK AND SURVIVING HUSBAND JOSEPH BROOKS AS ADMINISTERED BY THE UNDERSIGNED EXECUTOR DATIVE BY VIRTUE OF A LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION FROM THE MASTER OF THE SUPREME COURT DATED 28TH FEBRUARY 1842.

To Cash paid for Letter of Administration £2.17

Funeral Expenses £3.0

For appraising Estate £5.15

Tos Barry ? accts £32.18 [Thomas BARRY]

Barry ? for goods £7.14

Widow Smart £308.6

Interest 9.2

Total £318.0 £23.17

D. Uys £37.10

Filing this acct and

Master's fees etc. incl.

Stamp & ? petty exp. £3.14

My remuneration for administering this Estate 5 per cent on £452.88 = £22.12

Balance left for distribution £312.9

Total £452.8

By appraised value of the movable property belonging to the Estate as per Inventory.

To Cash final of W. J. Barry £432.8.0

Swellendam 1 MAR 1843

Joseph BROOKS

Executor Dative

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Photo

Description: Joseph BROOKS, son of William and Ann BROOKS, died 6 OCT 1867.

Reference SMP35: BROOKS, Joseph (Snr.) and friend, Mr. BELL; Joseph BROOKS, 1814 - 18671006, son of William and Ann BROOKS, 1820 settlers. Full-length; BROOKS, full face and BELL, profile. Seated at table.

Source: Donor: Mrs. ME BRAMWELL, Oct 1961.

Photographer: Lee & Co., Cape Town. 13 x 9,4cm.; oval; mounted; (AM2857a); see (SMP850) enlargement.

The photograph SMP35 is housed at the Albany Museum, Grahamstown. I provide the contact details, tel: (046) 6222312, e-mail: l.webley@ru.ac.za.

Provided by Mrs. E le Roux, Head: Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Ref: A19/4/1/3 received on 17 October 2008.

Added by Y. DROST, 16 APRIL 2012

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VAB/MHG/0/01/B196/1 Joseph BROOKS, died 1867. WEWENAAR.

STERFKENNIS

Joseph BROOKS

Gebore in Groot Brittanje

Ouers onbekend

Ongeveer 46 jaar oud

Beroep : [Kan nie uitmaak nie]

Getroud gewees, tans wewenaar

In 1867 oorlede

Sterf in Natal Kolonie

Onbekend of daar testament is

Goedere nagelaat: Die plaas Sweethome in Harrismith distrik

Name van kinders: Daar is kinders, maar name is onbekend en ? is onmondiges

Geteken deur J. J. EKSTEEN

REKENING VAN ADMINISTRASIE, LIKWIDASIE EN DISTRIBUSIE IN DIE BOEDEL VAN OORLEDE JOSEPH BROOKS, WEWENAAR

Distribusie:-

Aan Sussara Susanna BROOKS, geb. 25 DEC 1835, getroud met H. GROENEWALD

Aan Joseph BROOKS, geb. 21 NOV 1837

Aan Elizabeth Johanna BROOKS, geb. 27 September 1839, getroud met J. TALJAARD

Aan Anna Christina BROOKS, geb. 20 MEI 1848, getroud met C. CARBUTT

Aan Catharina Elizabeth BROOKS, geb. 13 OCT 1852

Aan James Stephen Benjamin BROOKS, geb. 20 JUL 1855

Aan Johannes Zacharius BROOKS, geb. 25 NOV 1857

Aan William Henry Bell BROOKS, geb. in die jaar 1859

Elk ontvang £16.14.1,5

Bate:-

Plaas 734 bekend as Sweethome verkoop vir £150

Bedrag vir Distribusie £135

Added by Y. DROST, 16 APRIL 2012

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Joseph BROOKS's Timeline

1816
February 12, 1816
Surrey, England
1835
February 1, 1835
Age 18
Swellendam, Cape, South Africa
December 25, 1835
Age 19
1837
November 21, 1837
Age 21
November 21, 1837
Age 21
Cape, South Africa
1844
April 8, 1844
Age 28
Bredasdorp, Cape, South Africa
1848
May 10, 1848
Age 32