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Brooker from Croydon Surrey UK

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Janet

Janet Report 10 Jun 2013 22:15

Trying to find ancestor to what ever happened to her Selina Brooker

My great Grandmother Lousia Brooker nee Deacon from Croydon had 5 children, 2 of the children died in a house fire aged 3 yrs and 18 months in September 1886, my grandmother was Louisa Brooker was 8 months old and was not in the house at that time.Another 2 sisters born 1890 and 1892 the last daughter Selina Brooker born 1893 Selhurst Croydon she is the one we can not find out what happened to her. In 1896 James Brooker (father) died and the children were sent to the work house in Croydon as the mother was in and out of hospital for a very long time a lot of Questions un answered
Janet
Australia

Catherine

Catherine Report 10 Jun 2013 22:27

Just for ref:-

Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912 about Selina Brooker
Name: Selina Brooker
Baptism Date: 22 Oct 1893
Archive Provided Parish: Selhurst, Holy Trinity
Parish as it Appears: Selhurst, Holy Trinity
Father: James Brooker
Occupation:- Labourer
Mother: Louisa Brooker
Reference Number: 2856/1/2
Address: 28 Russell Road

Catherine

Catherine Report 10 Jun 2013 22:34

also for ref:-

1891 England Census about James Brooker
Name: James Brooker
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Louisa Brooker
Gender: Male
Where born: Croydon, Surrey, England
Civil Parish: Croydon
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
Town: Croydon
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address: 28 Russell Street

Occupation: General Labourer

Registration District: Croydon
Sub-registration District: Croydon
ED, institution, or vessel: 41
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 592
Folio: 142
Page Number: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
James Brooker 37
Louisa Brooker 30
Louisa Brooker 5
Alice Brooker 1
Ellen Brooker 3/12

...........................................

1901 England Census about Nellie Brooker
Name: Nellie Brooker
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relation: Pauper
Gender: Female
Where born: N
Civil Parish: Croydon
Ecclesiastical parish: St Saviour
Town: Croydon
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address:

Registration District: Croydon
Sub-registration District: Croydon
ED, institution, or vessel: 54
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Schedule Number: 58
Piece: 643
Folio: 108
Page Number: 11
Household Members:
Name Age
Alice Burton 44
Constance B Lenhouse 34
Alice Brooker 11
Nellie Brooker 10
+ others
............................................
1901 England Census about Louisa Brooker
Name: Louisa Brooker
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Relation: Patient
Gender: Female
Where born: Ewell, Surrey, England
Civil Parish: Croydon
Ecclesiastical parish: St Saviour
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address:

Occupation: Needlewoman

Condition as to marriage: Widow

Registration District: Croydon
Sub-registration District: Croydon
ED, institution, or vessel: The Infirmary
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Schedule Number: 1
Piece: 652
Folio: 152
Page Number: 14

Catherine

Catherine Report 10 Jun 2013 22:45

possible death for Louisa?

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 about Louisa Brooker
Name: Louisa Brooker
Birth Date: abt 1860
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1925
Age at Death: 65
Registration District: Croydon
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 320

..............if this is her then she can't have remarried.

Have you considered the possibility that Selina was adopted?

Catherine

Catherine Report 10 Jun 2013 22:48

SMITH, Charles William Head Married M 22 1889 Carter Croydon Surrey VIEW
SMITH, Alice Wife Married2 years F 21 1890 Croydon Surrey VIEW
BROOKER, Louisa Mother In Law Widow F 50 1861 Youl Surrey VIEW
SMITH, William Charles Son M 1 1910 Croydon Surrey VIEW
, Baby Daughter F 0 1911 Thornton Heath Surrey VIEW
BROOKER, Helen Annie Sister In Law Single F 20 1891 Laundress Croydon Surrey VIEW

RG number: RG14 Piece: 3402 Reference: RG14PN3402 RG78PN127 RD39 SD4 ED35 SN240 Registration District: Croydon Sub District: North Croydon Enumeration District: 35 Parish: Croydon Address: 3 Nursery Road Thornton Heath Surrey County: Surrey

Catherine

Catherine Report 10 Jun 2013 22:51

there is this ? :-

Marriages Sep 1910 (>99%)
Brooker Selina Greenwich 1d 2076
Hassall Elizabeth A Greenwich 1d 2076
Hoyle Edward J Greenwich 1d 2076
Hutson Arthur Greenwich 1d 2076

The district Greenwich spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, Kent and London;

.............would make her 17yrs old at the time of marriage, so possible.

Catherine

Catherine Report 10 Jun 2013 22:55

NO, looks as though you can count above marriage out as this is that couple in 1911:-

HOYLE, Edward James Head Married M 23 1888 Groom Domestic Woolwich Kent VIEW
HOYLE, Selina Wife Married F 23 1888 Plumstead Kents VIEW
HOYLE, Harold James Arthur Son M 0 (5 MONTH) 1911 Charlton Kents VIEW

RG number: RG14 Piece: 2709 Reference: RG14PN2709 RG78PN92 RD28 SD5 ED23 SN270 Registration District: Greenwich Sub District: Greenwich East Enumeration District: 23 Parish: Greenwich Address: 31 Siebert Road Blackheath London S E County: London

..............so not your girl!

Mike *

Mike * Report 10 Jun 2013 23:36

Although the baptism is 1893, not seeing a birth for Selina Brooker around that time

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 11 Jun 2013 06:35

Just out of interest, the Parish Register with the entry for Selina Brooker has PB written in the margin next to her name


This indicates that it was a Private Baptism ............... usually done when the child was "sickly".

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 11 Jun 2013 06:43

How does Wandsworth Registration area fit into the area where you know the Brookers lived??

There is this record on freebmd .................

Births Dec 1893 (>99%)

Brooker Female Wandsworth 1d 599


and


Deaths Dec 1893 (>99%)

Brooker Female 0 Wandsworth 1d 450

Mike *

Mike * Report 11 Jun 2013 12:51

Looks promising Sylvia but you would think that having been given a name at baptism her death would be registered in that name

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 11 Jun 2013 15:57

Mike

you would indeed expect that ........................ but it was the only birth / death which seemed to fit.

There was only one Selina birth registered under that name from 1890 to 1895 ........... and that was in either 189o or 1890.

I found her on the censuses .............. different parentage.