William Brookes

12 January 1777–5 February 1834 (Age 57)
Chelsfield, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Brookes was born on 12 January 1777, in Chelsfield, Kent, England, his father, Thomas Brooks, was 37 and his mother, Ann Spring, was 28. He married Anne Gardiner on 4 May 1799, in West Wickham, Kent, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 5 February 1834, in Chelsfield, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 57, and was buried in Chelsfield, Kent, England.

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Family Time Line

William Brookes
1777–1834
Anne Gardiner
1781–1853
Marriage: 4 May 1799
Stephen Brooks
1799–1799
John Brooks
1800–1881
Mary Ann Brooks
1800–1885
Mary Ann Brooks
1800–1843
Sarah Ann Brooks
1803–1884
Robert Brooks
1806–1876
Eliza Brooks
1807–1878
Richard Brooks
1808–1808
Richard Brooks
1809–1809
Elisabeth Brooks
1810–1838
Jane Brooks
1812–1812
Alice Brooks
1813–1853
Hannah Brooks
1816–1816

Spouse and Children

    Male1777–1834Male

    Anne Gardiner

    Female1781–1853Female

MARRIAGE
4 May 1799
West Wickham, Kent, England
children

(13)

    Stephen Brooks

    Male1799–1799Male

    Female1800–1885Female

    Mary Ann Brooks

    Female1800–1843Female

    John Brooks

    Male1800–1881Male

    Female1803–1884Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1739–1821Male

    Ann Spring

    Female1748–1829Female

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 10

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 12

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 24

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Brook , which preserves the Old English genitive case (i.e. ‘of the brook’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Brooks in entry for Alice Brooks, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • William Brooks in entry for Hannah Brooks, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • Wm Brookes in entry for Jane Brookes, "England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992"

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