Mary Brook

1738–26 January 1776 (Age 38)
Madeley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Brook was born in 1738, in Madeley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Brook, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Danks, was 33. She married Edward Brooker on 18 October 1756, in Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 26 January 1776, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Edward Brooker
Mary Brook
Marriage: 18 October 1756
Mary Brooker
Jonathon Brooker
Mercy Brooker
John Brooker
Hannah Brooker

Spouse and Children

18 October 1756
Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom



    Jonathon Brooker



    John Brooker


    Hannah Brooker


Parents and Siblings

    John Brook


    Elizabeth Danks




    Elizabeth brooke


    Samuel Brook



World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 14

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 16

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 32

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a brook or stream, from Middle Englisk brook, Old English brōc ‘brook’, ‘stream’.2 North German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German brook, Dutch broek (cognate with German Bruch and Old English brōc; see 1).3 Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Bruck or German Bruch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Brook, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Mary Brook in entry for Hannah Brooker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Brook in entry for Hannah Brooker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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