William BROOKS, Jnr (1810 - 1866)

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Birthplace: Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Swellendam, Cape, South Africa
Managed by: Pieter Johannes Taljaard
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • Nelis Hendrik Willem
      son
    • Christiaan Willem
      son
    • William
      son
    • Sara Susanna Maria
      daughter
    • James Joseph
      son
    • Marian Elizabeth
      daughter
    • Eva Johanna
      daughter
    • James Joseph
      son
    • Joseph
      son
    • James
      son
    • John William
      son

About William BROOKS, Jnr

1820 British Settler

William Brooks 10, 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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10 years old when immigrated.

Buried in Western Cape, SWELLENDAM district, Buffelsjagsrivier, Zolderskraal, in farm cemetery

BROOKS William -1866

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8 JUN 2012

William's mother was changed from Ann BROOKS nee GUPPY to Mary DEW. View motivation: http://www.geni.com/people/William-BROOKS/6000000004177472809?through=6000000004177576443

Y. DROST

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Aangepas n.a.v. e-pos van Linda WILSON van 11 JUL 2010.

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William BROOKS is my third great-grandfather.

Y. DROST, 18 JAN 2012

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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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William BROOKS, b. 1810, Britain, d. 6 OCT 1866, son of 1820 Settlers, William BROOKS and wife Ann, arrived with parents at Algoa Bay on 15 MAY 1820.

Married at Swellendam on 30 MAY 1830 to Eva Johanna LUCK, d. 1877.

Children:-

1. Nelis Hendrik Willem BROOKS, b. 7 SEP 1830, bapt. Swellendam 31 OCT 1830, m. Francina Jacoba LOTZ.

2. Christiaan Willem BROOKS, b. 9 DEC 1831, bapt. George 25 NOV 1832.

3. William BROOKS, b. 18 AUG 1833 Namaqualand dist., Cape of Good Hope, bapt. Swellendam 1 NOV 1835, m. Namaqualand 11 SEP 1856 Anna GENIS, b. 1839 Namaqualand dist., Cape of Good Hope.

4. Sara Susanna Maria BROOKS, b. 25 DEC 1835, b. Swellendam 7 FEB 1836, m. Bredasdorp 7 NOV 1853 Hans Jacob GROENEWALD.

5. James Joseph BROOKS, b. 9 JUL 1837, bapt. Swellendam 3 SEP 1837. Appears to have died before 14 DEC 1844. See child nr. 8.

6. Marian Elizabeth BROOKS, m. Swellendam 19 NOV 1849 Edward Charles TOWNSEND.

7. Eva Johanna BROOKS, b. 9 JUN 1840, b. Swellendam 2 AUG 1840, m. Swellendam 9 APR 1860 Henry W. F. HOUGH.

8. James Joseph BROOKS, b. 14 DEC 1844, b. Swellendam 25 DEC 1844, m. Swellendam 18 APR 1865 Eva Johanna LUCK, b. c. 1845 [?].

9. Joseph BROOKS, b. 18 APR 1850 Zolders Kraal, Swellendam, b. Swellendam 23 JUN 1850, d. 16 DEC 1880 Zolders Kraal, Swellendam, m. Maria Margaretha [Magdalena] ROOS.

Added by Y. DROST, 3 FEB 2012 Sources: eSAGI 3.50; GISA 2007 / SAG; KAB/MOOC/LEER/13/1/247/01/23/1 ; KAB/MOOC/7/1/413/68; KAB/MOOC/LEER/6/9/159/01/4191/1

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KAB/MOOC/LEER/6/9/117/01/3132/1 - WILLIAM BROOKS. DEATH NOTICE. 1866

BROOKS

William

Born in 1809

Born at Great Marlow, Bucks, England

Father: William BROOKS

Mother: Marian

Spouse: Eva Johanna LUCK

Death: 6 OCT 1866 aged 56y 8m 9d

Died at Swellendam, Cape

Children:-

Nelis Hendrik William

William

Joseph

Marian m. Edward TOWNSEND

Eva Johanna m. Henry Featherstone HOUGH [FEATHERSTONEHAUGH]

James

Sources: South African Settlers Website (www.southafricansettlers.com) and NAAIRS

Added by Y. DROST, 11 MAR 2014

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1867 KAB/MOOC/LEER/13/1/247/01/23/1 – William and Eva Johanna BROOKS. Liquidation and distribution account.

Liquidation and Distribution account of the Intestate Estate of William BROOKS and Surviving Spouse Eva Johanna LUCK as tendered by the Undersigned in his capacity as the Executor Dative to said Estate by virtue of Letters of Administration bearing date the 22nd day of January 1867.

1867

January

To paid Letters of Administration 1.8.6

“ Advertising Sale in Volksblad -.19.-

“ Notice to … Gazette -.15.6 1.14.6

J. C. Swart

Balance of bond and interest 43.13.3

H. J. Lourens

To amount of Account 7.15.-

T. Taylor

To amount of Account 7.10.6

A.v.d. Snoek Mompers

To amount for Coffin 2.10.-

William Brooks

To amount of acceptance 15.-.-

Joseph Brooks W/son

To amount of acceptance 1.1.-

Henry Taylor

To amount of acceptance 2.-.-

T. S. Collen

To Bal.ce of … and Interest 3.6.3

J. N. Taljard

To Bal.ce due on … 1/11/65 1.10.-

… advanced by … 2.5.-

J. D. Beyers

Rent of adjoining Farm (Ba.ce) 2.15.5

Executor Remuneration

5 … on 61.10.0 Pounds 3.1.6

2 ½ …” 41.10.0 1.0.9

4 “ “ Masters Fee thereon -.3.3 4.?.6 Amt Carr Over 96.14.11

2

By Nett Proceeds of Landed Property

Found in the Estate 41.10.-

By Nett Proceeds of Moveable

Property found in the Estate 61.10.- 103.-.-

Amt Carr Over 103.-.-

3 1 page unclear

4 By amount brought over 103.-.-

103.-.-_

Et.O.E

Swellendam

17 October 1867

JMSvd?

Executor Dative

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SWELLENDAM district, Buffelsjagsrivier, Zolderskraal, farm cemetery

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William BROOKS, Jnr's Timeline

1810
1810
Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
1866
October 8, 1866
Age 56
Swellendam, Cape, South Africa