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The Brookes of Sedgley

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Thomas

Thomas Report 13 Jul 2013 18:12

I am trying to find information re the Brookes family who lived at 12 St James Street, Lower Gormal., near Dudley, Sedgley in 1911

The names I have are Enoch Brookes son of the head of house, Sarah Brookes, mother of the head of house and Joseph Brookes, uncle of the head of house.

Tom Murray

Londonbelle

Londonbelle Report 13 Jul 2013 18:23

Have you found them in the 1911 census or is that what you are looking for?

Londonbelle

Londonbelle Report 13 Jul 2013 18:28

1911 for ref

Name: Enock Brookes
Age in 1911: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Sedgley, Staffordshire
Civil Parish: Sedgley
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England
Street Address: 12 St James St, Lower Gornal Nr Dudley
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Bricklayers General
Registration District: Dudley
Registration District Number: 372
Sub-registration District: Sedgley
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Household Schedule Number: 39
Piece: 17400
Household Members:
Name Age
Enock Brookes 53
Sarah Brookes 78 b Sedgley Pensioner - Mother (marital status - single is crossed out and married has been written in)
Joseph Brookes 89 b Sedgley pensioner - Uncle
Maud Guest 19 b Sedgley occ Dressmaker - Relative

Astra

Astra Report 13 Jul 2013 18:41

1861 for Enoch and Sarah

1861 census transcription details for: 2, Horton Cottage, Horton, Horton


National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG09
Piece: 1947
Folio: 125
Page: 2
Reg. District: Leek
Sub District: 2 Leek
Parish: Horton
Enum. District: 19
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 2, Horton Cottage, Horton, Horton
County: Staffordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
BROOKS, Samuel Head Married M 35 1826 Stone Mason
Horton, Staffordshire
BROOKS, Sarah Wife Married F 28 1833 Stone Masons Wife
Biddulph, Staffordshire
BROOKS, Charlotte Daughter F 7 1854 Scholar
Horton, Staffordshire
BROOKS, Paul Son M 5 1856 Scholar
Horton, Staffordshire
BROOKS, Enoch Son M 3 1858
Horton, Staffordshire
BROOKS, James Son M 1 1860
Horton, Staffordshire

Londonbelle

Londonbelle Report 13 Jul 2013 19:02

I'm wondering whether this is Enoch in 1861? Also, that his mother is Sarah (a daughter) who is unmarried?

Name: Enoch W Brooks
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relation: Grandson
Mother's Name: Mary A Brooks (this is the Grandmother's name not Mother)
Gender: Male
Where born: Sedgley, Staffordshire, England

Civil Parish: Sedgley
Ecclesiastical parish: Lower Gornal
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

View Image

Registration District: Dudley
Sub-registration District: Sedgley
ED, institution, or vessel: 15
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Schedule Number: 35
Piece: 2048
Folio: 16
Page Number: 7
Household Members:
Name Age
William Brooks 66
Mary Brooks 65
Joseph Brooks 38
Moses Brooks 35
Rosehannah Brooks 32
Sarah Brooks 29
Mary A Brooks 26
Enoch W Brooks 3

All the children are unmarried and born Sedgley. Could Joseph, above, be the Uncle mentioned in the 1911 census?

Mike *

Mike * Report 13 Jul 2013 19:03


Enoch Brookes

Birth Date:abt 1857
Date of Registration:Dec 1927
Age at Death:70

Registration District:Dudley
Inferred County:Worcestershire

Volume:6b
Page:928

Londonbelle

Londonbelle Report 13 Jul 2013 19:05

If the above family is correct in Sedgley in 1861 then this could be them in 1871?

Name: Enock Brooks
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relation: Son (actual image states that Enoch is 'Nephew' to Joseph)
Father's Name: Joseph Brooks
Gender: Male
Where born: Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Civil Parish: Sedgley
Ecclesiastical parish: Lower Gornal
Town: Lower Gornal
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England
Registration District: Dudley
Sub-registration District: Sedgley
ED, institution, or vessel: 51
Household Schedule Number: 79
Piece: 3009
Folio: 30
Page Number: 15
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Brooks 56 Head
William Brooks 77 Father
Mary Brooks 75 Mother
Moses Brooks 29
Rosannah Brooks 50
Sarah Brooks 50 (age on image is 30)
Mary Ann Brooks 32
Enock Brooks 13 Nephew

Note Sarah is still there


Mike *

Mike * Report 13 Jul 2013 19:07

The other family in 1911

Enoch Brooks

Age in 1911:53
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1858
Birth Place:Le Lathan Horton

Civil Parish:Biddulph
County/Island:Staffordshire
Street Address:59 Albert St, Biddulph

Marital Status:Married
Occupation:Colliery Hewer


Enoch Brooks 53
Sarah Brooks 49
John William Brooks 28
Annie Brooks 26
Ethel Brooks 24
Enos Brooks 16
Sarah Lilian Brooks 9


This Enoch died n 1922 ( his probate shows same address as 1911 census : 59 Albert Street
( not the one the poster is tracing )

Londonbelle

Londonbelle Report 13 Jul 2013 19:14

Birth of the one I have listed in 1861 & 1871?

Births Sep 1857
Brookes Enoch William Dudley 6c 77

Mike *

Mike * Report 13 Jul 2013 19:18

The 1871 posted has Enoch as Nephew.
However the original has this crossed out and written son

Londonbelle

Londonbelle Report 13 Jul 2013 19:27

Hi Mike, on the 1871 image it has Son but in the marital status it has Nephew which makes me think that Enoch was Nephew to Joseph, the Head, but Son to one of the others; I'm assuming Sarah as she is listed as his Mother in 1911 census

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 14 Jul 2013 19:27

Hello Thomas and welcome to the Community Boards.





As Thomas is a new poster, a friendly message on how to return to his thread is on it's way to him. :-)

Thomas

Thomas Report 15 Jul 2013 18:59

Thank you each abd every one of you. Your assistance is much appreciated.I did not anticipate reeceiving suc h a detailed response in such a short time, hence my delay in replying. I have pronted off your replies and will now sit down with a cup of tea and examine them-they look good.

Thannks again
Tom