John Britton Brooks

Maleabout 1860–

Brief Life History of John Britton

When John Britton Brooks was born about 1860, in Hennock, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Brooks, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Brooks, was 38. He married Martha Nicholas in 1883, in Hennock, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Bovey Tracey, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Wareham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

John Britton Brooks
about 1860–
Martha Nicholas
Marriage: 1883
Martha Thompson Brooks
Martha Thompson Brooks
Britton John Brooks
Gertrude Brooks
John Nicholas Brooks
John Nicholas Brooks
Dora Brooks
Henrietta Brooks
Annie May Brooks
Cyril Brooks
Denis Brooks

Sources (8)

  • John Brooks in household of James Brooks, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Britton Brooks - Government record: birth-name: John Britton Brooks
  • John Britton Brooks in entry for Cyril Brooks and Hilda Grace Christopher, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1883Hennock, Devon, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 20

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 24

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 44

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    Americanized form of German Brucks .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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