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Thomas Brooks, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: January 21, 1850 (54-55)
Grahamstown, South Africa
Place of Burial: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Brooks, Sr. and Sarah Brooks
Husband of Elizabeth Estment
Father of Adelaide Jennings; Thomas Charlton Brooks; Augustus Brooks; Emma Brooks and Rosetta Whelan, SM

Managed by: John Sparkman
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About Thomas Brooks, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Thomas Brooks 25, Saddler and Harnessmaker was a member of Thomas Calton's Party of 167 Settlers on the Settler Ship Albury.

Party originated from Nottinghamshire.

Departed Liverpool, 13 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1st May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Torrens River - named Clumber after Clumber Park, the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Committee



Marriage : "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Cathedral > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1823-1826 > image 21 of 71; William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.



28 December 1824

1824, this 28th day of December 1824

Thomas Brooks

marital status: Bachelor

residence: of the District of Albany


Elizabeth Saynor

marital status: Spinster

residence: of the same District

were married here by Banns

this 28th day of December 1824 by me Thomas Ireland, Chaplain

This marriage was solemnized between us

groom signature: Thos. Brookes

bride signature: Elisabeth Saynor

witnessed by: Geo. Gatehouse, Maria Sands, J M Cromhout

Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. marriage register, 1823-1826, page 21, entry no 77. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 877-1. Transcribed by Lynn MacLeod as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois


Adelaide BROOKS

Baptized 10 NOV 1826 in England

Died 8 MAY 1900 at Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa

Buried at Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa

Daughter of Thomas BROOKS, born 1795 in England and Elizabeth SAYNOR, born 1807 in England and died 1850. Thomas and Elizabeth were married on 28 DEC 1824 at St. George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa.

Sources: -


2. St. George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Marriage Register, 1823-1826

3. GISA South African Genealogies (SAG). Volume 1.

Added by Y. DROST, 6 FEB 2014


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Thomas Brooks, SV/PROG's Timeline

April 22, 1792
Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
October 1822
August 30, 1827
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 20, 1829
Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 21, 1850
Age 55
Grahamstown, South Africa
January 23, 1850
Age 55
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa