John Britton Brooks

about 1860–
Hennock, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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 Britton, was 36. He married Martha Nicholas in 1883, in Hennock, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 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
1860–
Martha Nicholas
1861–1929
Marriage: 1883
Martha Thompson Brooks
1884–1954
Britton John Brooks
1885–
Gertrude Brooks
1887–1982
John Nicholas Brooks
1888–1976
Dora Brooks
1889–1975
Henrietta Brooks
1891–1973
Annie May Brooks
1892–
Cyril Brooks
1894–
Denis Brooks
1897–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1883
Hennock, Devon, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

    Martha Thompson Brooks

    Female1884–1954Female

    Britton John Brooks

    Male1885–Male

    Gertrude Brooks

    Female1887–1982Female

    John Nicholas Brooks

    Male1888–1976Male

    Dora Brooks

    Female1889–1975Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1826–1902Male

    Elizabeth Britton

    Female1824–1902Female

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.
1884

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

1 English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 Americanized spelling of German Brucks .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Brooks in household of James Brooks, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • James Britton Brooks in household of James Brooks, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John B Brooks, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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