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Henry William Brooks, Snr. SV/PROG

Birthplace: Chieveley, Berkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: January 15, 1856 (66-67)
Collingham, Albany District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of James Brooks and Anne Brooks
Husband of Sarah Brooks, SM/PROG
Father of Caroline Thomas; Ellen Sanders; Henry William Brooks; Sarah Wallace; Edward Brooks and 6 others
Brother of Christiana Henrietta Brooks; Caroline Anne Brooks and James Brooks

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Jennifer Ann Goldhill
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About Henry William Brooks, Snr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Henry Brooks 30, Farmer, together with his wife Sarah Horne 25 was a member of Pigot's Party of 54 Settlers on the Settler Ship Northampton.

Party originated from Berkshire.

Departed Portsmouth, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 26 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth on 30 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : a block of land, named Pigot Park, on the left bank of the Blaauwkrantz River.

Children :

  • Caroline Brooks 4,
  • William Brooks 3,
  • Ellen Brooks 1


Death Notice : "South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-X9Y9-D?cc=2517051... : 27 April 2020), 007844941 > image 516 of 2198; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa.

  • VOLUME_NO 6/9/98
  • SYSTEM 01
  • REFERENCE 9417
  • PART 1
  • STARTING 1862
  • ENDING 1862


The Story of the British Settlers of 1820 in South Africa by Harold Edward HOCKLY. Second Edition. Enlarged and revised. 1957.

Page 209

BROOKS, Henry, 30; p. Pigot's; s. Northampton; w. Mary 25; f. William 3, Caroline 4, Ellen 1.

[Note: Wife given as Mary, not Sarah]

Added by Y. DROST, 11 FEB 2019



Henry (snr) had all of his children, that were born in South Africa, baptized on the same occasion at the Methodist church in Grahamstown, in 1837.


These were:

Sarah, born 11 Sep 1823

Henry, born 4 Oct 1824

Edward, born 4 Jan 1826

Sophia, born 14 May 1829

Emily, born 16 March 1831

Isabella, born 8 Dec 1832

Alfred, born 29 Aug 1834

Alexander, born 14 July 1836

Charles, born 25 June 1834 [Year given by William JERVOIS as 1834 must be a typo]

The serial numbers in the register run from 719 to 727.

At the time of the baptism, their home was at Collingham, also known as Governor's Kop, a few miles to the east of Grahamstown, on the KWT road.

There is record of Henry (snr) having been granted the farm in 1846.

William Jervois, Resident Genealogist, Albany Museum, Somerset Street, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa (Since retired)

Added by Y. DROST, 11 FEB 2019


D/N 9417

Probate Record:



Henry BROOKS of Collingham in the divisions of Albany, under the Provisions of the Ordinance No. 104 of 1833.

Henry BROOKS, born Berkshire, England.

Parents of the deceased: Not known? [No names given].

His age: 75 years. [Born 1781]

His condition in life: Farmer.

The day of his deceased: On about the 15th January 1856.

Died: At his homestead at Collingham.

Children: -

1. Ellen BROOKS intermarried with Thomas SANDERS. [born about 1816, Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Married 14 SEP 1841, Garahamstown, Albany, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa]

2. Sarah BROOKS intermarried with James WALLACE, the yonger. [Married at age 19. Married 15 SEP 1842 Collingham, Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa]

3. Henry BROOKS, major. [Born 29 DEC 1829, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Married about 1851 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa to Sarah, born about 1831, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa]

4.Sophia BROOKS intermarried with Samuel LARTER. [on 2 OCT 1849, at St. George's Church, Graham's Town, by the Rev. J. HEAVYSIDE, the only Son of Samuel LARTER, to Sophia Augusta BROOKS, the fourth daughter of Henry BROOKS, Collingham]

5. Emma BROOKS intermarried with James WRIGHT.

6. Isabella BROOKS intermarried with George WALLACE.

7. Alfred BROOKS, major

8. Alexander BROOKS, "

9. Caroline BROOKS married with Charles THOMAS.

The then deceased has left any property. Both movable and immovable property.

Noted at Grahams Town the 26th day of February 1862.

Signed James WALLACE Junior, Executor Son-in-law of the deceased.

[Note: Information in brackets refer to information from other sources]


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Henry William Brooks, Snr. SV/PROG's Timeline

Chieveley, Berkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Berkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Berkshire, England (United Kingdom)
December 31, 1821
Wilmot Vale, Cape, South Africa
September 11, 1823
Piggot Park Farm, Division of Albany, South Africa
January 4, 1826
May 14, 1829
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 16, 1831
December 8, 1832
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa