BROOKES/BROOKS of Coventry, Warwickshire, England
This is a re-post and update of the information I posted in January 2003.
Does anyone know anything about the following family:
Isaac BROOK(E)S born ~1828 (probably Lancashire, England). Arrived Baltimore, MD in 1850.He lived with Hannah CROPPER and her family in Baltimore (listed in 1850 Baltimore census).Occupation was "hatter."
William Stephen BROOK(E)S: Born Baltimore in ~1855. Son ofIsaac BROOK(E)S and Emma CROPPER, one of Hannah CROPPER's daughters.Grandfather was Stephen CROPPER.
In the 1871 census, William was listed as "grandson" living in Birkdale, Lancashire, England with his grandmother Martha (FINALL) CROPPER.Martha was the second wife of Stephen CROPPER, whose first wife was Hannah CROPPER (see above). Stephen CROPPER died Southport, Lancashire, England in 1865.
William S. BROOK(E)S married Lizzie SPENCER in Coventry(?), Warwickshire, England.William S. BROOK(E)S was a tobaccanist and confectioner, per the 1881 census.
William Alfred BROOK(E)S: Born Coventry, Warwickshire, England in 1878-79.William Alfred married in Coventry, Warwickshire, England in 1901.His wife appears to have been either Emma HYDE or Laura RICHARDS (research not yet completed).
Edith M. BROOK(E)S was born in Coventry in ~1900.
Per the listings in the 1881, 91 and 1901 English censuses, these were the only two children listed for this family.This, of course, does not mean that there were not other children born to this couple.
Any help anyone can give me on these BROOK(E)S, CROPPER or SPENCER families would be great.I am interested in either ancestors or descendents.