BROOKS, William - Extra Data
(member of THORNHILL's Party)
Chronicle of Jeremiah Goldswain Chapter One
"Nothing purticler ocured in my Life untill October 1819 wen thear was a Great talk about the Cape of Good Hope and that thear was a Gentleman coming down from London to make up a partey to go to the Cape of Good Hope and all thoues that was willing to go was to go to Mr. Wm. BROOCKS and put our names down and to recve Sixpence as ernest money and at the later end of the Month Mr. Wm. WEAIT for that was the Gentlemans name and down to Great Marlow he came before the time was expired and we ware worned to meet at they Grayhown [Greyhound] Inn at seven o'clock the same evening wen to my Great astonishment I found they Market roome quit ful."
William BROOKS Senior was the son of William BROOKS and Mary BIRD
William BROOKS married Mary BIRD on 21 July 1784 in St.Mary's, Putney, Borough of Wandsworth
Buckinghamshire Baptism Index
Mary, daughter of William and Mary BROOKS, baptised 26 May 1785 in All Saints, Great Marlow
William, son of William and Mary BROOKS baptised 22 June 1786 in All Saints, Great Marlow
Joseph, son of William and Mary BROOKS, baptised 24 July 1788 in All Saints, Great Marlow
James Bird, son of William and Mary BROOKS, baptised 15 April 1790 in All Saints, Great Marlow
John, son of Wm. and Mary BROOKS, baptised 9 February 1792 in All Saints, Great Marlow
Death Notice (Cape Archives) for daughter Ursula Ann says that her parents were William BROOKS and Mary DREW.
Death Notice (Natal Archives) for son Joseph says he was born in Surrey on 12 February 1816
Death Notice (Cape Archives) for wife Ann shows that she had no children, and was thus the stepmother of the children who emigrated.
Buckinghamshire Burial Index
Mary BROOKS aged 36 buried 2 July 1818 in All Saints, Great Marlow
Buckinghamshire Marriage Index
William BROOKS, widower, and Ann GUPPY, spinster, were married by licence on 10 October 1818 in All Saints, Great Marlow
Witnesses: John MORRIS, Charles CLARK and Samuel PARRY [a Charles CLARK sailed with WAIT's Party]