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Charles Berjew Brooke

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Charles Berjew Brooke (1839-1922) formerly Brooks/Brookes, of Phelps, James and Co

1836 Parents marriage. 'At London, Mr. William Brooks, Grosvenor-Square, to Sarah Ann, third daughter of Mr. Charles Berjew, Land Surveyor, Hermitage, Dorset.'[1] Charles Berjew (1768-1854)

1839 May 5th. Born in Paddington the son of William Brooks and his wife Sarah Ann Berjew

1851 Living at 15 Wellington Place, Toxteth Park: William Brookes (age 38 born Sherborne, Dorset), Railway Clerk. With his wife Sarah Ann Brookes (age 38 born Sherborne, Dorset), Matron at a Benevolent Institution, and their three children; Charles Berjew Brookes (age 11 born London); William Stayner Brookes (age 9 born London); and Henry Samuel Brookes (age 7 born London). Also his sister Eleanor Berjew (age 28 born Hermitage, Dorset).[2]

1861 Living at 8 Rose Street, Birkenhead: William Brooks (age 47 born Sherborne, Dorset), Railway Clerk. With his wife Sarah A. Brooks (age 47 born Sherborne, Dorset) and their four children; Charles B. Brooks (age 21 born London), Railway Clerk; William S. Brooks (age 19 born London), Cola Clerk; Samuel H. Brooks (age 17 born London), Flour Dealer Assistant; and Martha S. Brooks (age 5 born Liverpool).[3]

1862 Married(1) to Jane Robinson. 'On the 24th instant, at Lewisham, Kent, by the Rev. J. Martin, Mr. Charles Berjew Brookes, of the London and North-western Railway Company (Waterloo Station), to Jane, third daughter of Mr. Thomas Robinson, of Toxteth Park.'

1871 Living at 18 Wellesley Road, Toxteth Park, Lancs.: Charles B. Brooke (age 31 born London), Commercial Clerk with Metal (?). With his wife Jane Brooke (age 31 born Liverpool) and their five children; Catherine F. Brooke (age 8 born Liverpool); Anne S. Brooke (age 6 born Liverpool); Eleanor I. Brooke (age 4 born Liverpool); Charles B. Brooke (age 2 born Liverpool); and Thomas R. Brooke (age 9 Months born Liverpool). [4]

1880 Moved from Liverpool to Islington

1881 Living at 1 Hillmarton Road, Islington: Charles B. Brooke (age 41 born Paddington), Metal Merchant. With his wife Jane Brooke (age 41 born Liverpool) and their ten children; Katherine J. Brooke (age 18 born Liverpool); Annie S. Brooke (age 16 born Liverpool); Eleanor Brooke (age 14 born Liverpool); Charles B. Brooke (age 12 born Liverpool); Thomas R. Brooke (age 10 born Liverpool); Mary L. Brooke (age 8 born Liverpool); Daniel W. Brooke (age 7 born Liverpool); John R. Brooke (age 5 born Liverpool); Edward H. Brooke (age 4 born Liverpool); and Margaret J. Brooke (age 1 born Liverpool). Two servants. [5]

1886 His daughter Anne Susan Brooke married Charles Pierce Merriam

1889 Executor to the will of Levi Parsons Merriam[6]

1891 Living at 20 Aberdeen Park, Islington; Charles B. Brooke (age 51 born St. George Hanover Square, London), Tin, Tinplate and General Metal Merchant - Employer. With his wife Jane Brooke (age 51 born Liverpool) and their seven children; Eleanor I. Brooke (age 24 born Liverpool); Thomas R. Brooke (age 20 born Liverpool); Mary L. Brooke (age 18 born Liverpool); Samuel W. Brooke (age 17 born Liverpool); John R. Brooke (age 15 born Liverpool); Edward H. Brooke (age 14 born Liverpool); and Margaret J. Brooke (age 11 born Liverpool). Four servants.[7]

c1895 Married Emma Cressy Gowland

1901 Living at 20 Aberdeen Park, Highbury: Charles B. Brooke (age 61 born St Georges Hanover Square, London), Metal Merchant - Employer. With his wife Emma C. Brooke (age 42 born Durham) and their five children; Eleanor J. Brooke (age 34 born Liverpool); John R. Brooke (age 25 born Liverpool), Analytic Chemist - Employer; Margaret J. Brooke (age 21 born Liverpool); Francis M. Brooke (age 19 born Islington),Finisher - -; Willis G. Brooke (age 18 born Islington), Junior Clerk Commercial. Two servants. [8]

1922 August 10th. Died. Of Brantham Place, Brantham, Suffolk.


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Sources of Information

  1. Sherborne Mercury - Monday 22 February 1836
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. 1871 Census
  5. 1881 Census
  6. London Evening Standard - Thursday 04 April 1889
  7. 1891 Census
  8. 1901 Census