Thomas Brockbank

17 July 1842–
North Shields, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Brockbank was born on 17 July 1842, in North Shields, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Brookbanks, was 39 and his mother, Ann Carr, was 36. He married Mary about 1865, in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Brockbank
Marriage: about 1865

Spouse and Children

about 1865
Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings



    Jane Brookbanks



    Ann Brockbank



    Joseph Brockbanks


World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 12

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 38

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Brocklebank, a habitational name from Brocklebank in Cumbria or Brockabank in West Yorkshire, both named from Old English brocc-hol ‘badger's sett’ + Old Danish banke ‘bank’, ‘slope’.

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

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