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Thomas Brooks (1450 - aft. 1500)

Thomas Brooks
Born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, , Englandmap
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Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died after [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 18 Feb 2011
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This profile appears to be spurious. The claim that Thomas is son of Hugh Brooke, and father of John Brooke seems to stem from text in Brook,OP SOMERSET AND DEVON, BARONS OF COBHAM IN KENT. BY W. H. HAMILTON ROGERS, F.S.A , and has been repeated elsewhere.

It appears to be based in part on The Visitation of the County of Gloucestershire in the Year 1623 by Henry Chitty and John Phillipot as deputies to William Camden pg 150Which shows that Anne Spert, daughter of Thomas Spert, "ux Thomas Brooke", but it doesn't say WHICH Thomas Brooke. And she cannot have been born before about 1510 (see Anne Spert for comments), so she must have married some other Thomas Brooke.

The other part is based on a statement attributed to "Dr. Norris, the late Vicar of Redcliffe, in his account of that church (1882)":

" Thomas Canynges, the last surviving grandson of the wealthy and munificent William Canynges, inherited an estate at Wells from his mother, and sold his grandfather's house in Redcliffe Street. In 1500 it seems to have become the residence of Thomas Brook, the father of John Brook, whose gravestone, inlaid with brass, is in Redcliffe church."

This also has been repeated elsewhere, mostly in 19th century books. But there are no contemporary sources to support it.

Furthermore, The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the Year 1623 By Sir Henry Saint-George, Henry St. George, William Camden pg 15, shows John and William Brooke as sons of Hugh Brooke and Petronel. ,as does On the Manorial History of Clifton - Alfred S. Ellis, 1878 Pg 223- 226


Research Notes

This Thomas Brooke can not be the wife of [[Spert-1|Anne Spert].

She was the daughter of Thomas Spert (by his third wife), who died 1541. At the time of his death her brother, Richard, was not yet of age. [1] So she was probably not born much before 1520, and probably after 1510.

But this inconsistent with being the wife of this Thomas Brooks.

According to Brook,OP SOMERSET AND DEVON, BARONS OF COBHAM IN KENT. BY W. H. HAMILTON ROGERS, F.S.A neither this Thomas Brooke, nor Anne Spert, are mentioned in the The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the Year 1623 By Sir Henry Saint-George, Henry St. George, William Camden pg 15, which shows John and William Brooke as sons of Hugh Brooke and Petronel.

The main source for Thomas Brooke and Anne Spert is The Visitation of the County of Gloucestershire in the Year 1623 by Henry Chitty and John Phillipot as deputies to William Camden pg 150Which shows that Anne Spert, daughter of Thomas Spert, "ux Thomas Brooke", but it doesn't say WHICH Thomas Brooke.

The second source is a statement attributed to "Dr. Norris, the late Vicar of Redcliffe, in his account of that church (1882)":

" Thomas Canynges, the last surviving grandson of the wealthy and munificent William Canynges, inherited an estate at Wells from his mother, and sold his grandfather's house in Redcliffe Street. In 1500 it seems to have become the residence of Thomas Brook, the father of John Brook, whose gravestone, inlaid with brass, is in Redcliffe church." This suggests that John Broke was the son of Thomas, rather than Hugh, but does not tie either of them to Ann Spert.

Therefore I am removing Anne Spert as wife of this Thomas Brooks


Sources

  1. Wikipedia - Thomas Spert


Acknowledgements

This person was created through the import of Bishop Family Tree.ged on 18 February 2011.


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Brocke-13 and Brooks-749 are not ready to be merged because: I am not convinced these profiles represent the same person. This line eventually emigrated to Nova Scotia via Massachusetts. I believe there will have to be more research done before anything proceeded. This profile was an orphaned profile I took over as they are in my lineage. I am not in a position presently to investigate further due to my present health issues and would hazard to estimate it could be a couple months before I will be in a position to do so. The line I am related to is John Brocke>Robert>Robert>Rev Henry>Ann(Brock)-Fales>Ebeneezer Fales and so on. If someone is willing to take this on, that would be great. Otherwise, I will get to it as soon as I am able.
Brocke-13 and Brooks-749 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate. Same spouse. Same children, similar dates. Multipe different spellings were common in this time period
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