The Brooks of Meltham

The sons of William Brook (1734-1806) formed Jonas Brook and Brothers of Meltham Mills.

Family Tree

The following family tree is based on existing research from ancestry.co.uk. Marriages to relatives are shown in bold.

  • William Brook (1734-1806) — married 18/Apr/1766 to Martha Smith
    • Mary Brook (1766-1842) — married 1785 to Thomas Hirst
    • Richard Brook (1768-1783)
    • John Brook (1771-1773)
    • James Brook (1773-1845)married 15/Jun/1808 to Jane Leigh
      • William Leigh Brook (1809-1855)married 20/May/1840 to Charlotte Armitage, 1851 to Emily Armitage[1]
        • Clara Jane Brook (1841-1863) — married 25/Apr/1861 to John Dearman Birchall
        • Charlotte Amelia Brook (1845-1924)
        • James William Brook (1847-1927)
        • Charlotte Amelia Brook (1851-1924) — married 1871 to Cecil G.A. Drummond
        • Sarah Helen Brook (1853-1869)
        • Charles Armitage Brook (1854-1856)
      • Thomas Brook (1812-?)
      • Hannah Brook (1813-?)
      • Charles Brook (1814-1872) (aka Charles Brook Junior) — married 20/Feb/1860 to Elizabeth Hirst
      • Nancy Brook (1815-?)
      • James Brook (1815-1840)
      • Elizabeth Brook (1818-?)
    • Jonas Brook (1775-1836) — married 10/Jan/1819 to Hannah Wilson
      • William Wilson Brook (1821-1836)
      • Mary Brook (1824-1911) — married 04/Sep/1862 to John Hartop (1816–1902) in Mirfield
      • Edward Brook (1825-1904) — married 30/Jun/1863 to Emma Brooke (1841-1912)
        • Edward Jonas Brook (1865-1924)
        • Charles Brook (1866-1930) — married 1892 to Mabel Frances Brook (1866-1934)
          • Frances Mildred Brook (1893-1970)
          • Edward William Brook (1895-1963)
          • Anne Madeleine Brook (1900-?)
        • Sarah Brook (1868-?)
        • Frances Mary Brook (1868-1955)
        • Anne Ingham Brook (1870-1958)
        • Eliza Brook (1873-?)
      • Martha Brook (1827-?)
      • Henry Brook (1828-?)
      • Elizabeth Ann Brook (1830-1904)
    • Elizabeth Brook (1777-?) — married George Wilson Addison
    • William Brook (1779-1813)
    • Hannah Brook (1781-1860)
    • Martha Brook (1785-1786)
    • Joseph Brook (1787-1858)married Harriet Smythe
      • Martha Elizabeth Brook (1808-1887) — married 1829 to Jeremiah Riley
      • Richard Brook (1811-?) — married Sophia (née ?)
        • Sykes Brook (1850-?) — married Mary Eliza (nee ?)
          • Robert Henry Brook (c.1884-?)
          • Annie Brook (c.1886-?)
          • Sarah Brook (c.1888-?)
          • Samuel Beldon Brook (1890-1968)
      • George Henry Brook (1813-1882) — married 12/Oct/1843 to Ann Smith
        • Walter Smith Brook (1844-1903)[2]
        • Edmund Smith Brook (1845-1910) — married Lisa Bourke[3]
          • Vera Campbell Brook (1888-1965)
          • George Campbell Ranger Brook (1896-1961)
        • Herbert Smith Brook (1847-1890) — married 18/Apr/1888 to Ada Helen Genn Brook
        • Anne Smith Brook (1849-?) — married 04/Sep/1879 to William Johnson Kaye
          • Dorothy Agnes Brook Kaye (1881-1939)
          • Margaret G. Kaye (1884-?) — married to ? Thorman
          • Geoffrey Lancelot Kaye (1890-1959)
        • George Smith Brook (1850-?)
      • Harriett Brook (1815-) — married 03/May/1860 to timber merchant Jese Kaye
      • Joseph Brook Jr. (1817-) — married 1842 to Sarah Ann Cooper
        • Caroline Brook (1842-1902)
        • Harriet Emmeline Brook (1849-1888)
        • Henry Alfred Brook (1853-?)
      • Charles William Brook (1819-?)
      • Frederick Smith Brook (1821-?)
      • John Brook (1823-1884) — married Isabel McCaul
        • Elizabeth H. Brook (1873-1938)
        • George R. Brook (1875-?)
        • Constance O. Brook (1877-?)
        • Edith S. Brook (1878-?)
        • Emmeline Leonora Brook (1881-?)
      • Emmeline Brook (1827-1845)
      • Edwin Brook (1828-1909)
    • Thomas Brook (1789-1850) — married 18/Sep/1830 to Sarah Ann Rich
      • Thomas Brook (1831-1908) — married 21/Oct/1856 to Helene Elizabeth Leach
      • Albert Brook (1834-?)
      • Sarah Anne Brook (1836-1933)
    • Charles Brook (1792-1869)married 20/Sep/1821 to Anne Brooke and lived at Healey House
      • William Brook (1822-1895) — married 06/May/1858 to Helen Elizabeth Johnson
        • Margaret Helen Brook (1859-1934) — did not marry
        • Ernest William Brook (1860-1944)
        • Grace Mary Brook (1861-1879)
        • Alice Maud Brook (1863-1903) — did not marry
        • Herbert Charles Brook (1864-1889)
        • Mabel Frances Brook (1866-1934) — married 1892 to Charles Brook (1866-1930)
        • Charles Brooke Whitaker Brook (1869-1930) — married 1899 to Marjorie Sybil Robinson
          • Richard William Brook (1899-?)
          • Charles Geoffrey Brook (1903-1996)
          • Rosemary Helen Brook (1906-2000) — married 1940 to James Drake Whiteside
        • Beatrice Anne Brook (1872-1937) — married 1911 to Walter Hardie Veitch
      • Frances Brook (1823-1901) — did not marry, laid the foundation stone of Helme Memorial Schools in 1871
      • Anne Brook (1824-1881) — married 1857 to Frederick George Blomfield
      • Emma Brook (1825-1825)
      • James Brook (1826-1898) — married 16/Aug/1863 to Ruth Hewlett
        • Hannah Allen Brook (1864-1945) — married 1896 to Frederick Peacock
        • Mary Rachel Brook (1866-?)
        • Katharine Anne Brook (1867-1940) — married 1895 to Henry William Beedham
        • Ruth Hewlett Brook (1869-1952) — married 1900 to Francis Stephen Joyce
        • Frances Brook (1871-?)
        • Jessie Providence Brook (1873-1960)
      • Alfred Brook (1828-1870) — married Harriet Jane Blomfield
        • Arthur Brook (1857–1888) — married 05/Sep/1883 to cousin Ruth Mary Brook (1856-1932)
          • Arthur Charles Brook (1884-1915) — married 1909 to Sidney Harriet Darlington[4]
            • Ruth Blanche Mary Brook (1910-?)
          • Reginald James Brook (1885-1965) — married 1912 to Eleanor Darlington
          • Dorothy Mary Brook (1886-1951) — did not marry
      • Charles John Brook (1829-1857) (aka John Charles Brook) — married 1854 to Mary Jones, Helme Church was built in his memory
        • Charles Lewis Brook (1855-1939)
        • Ruth Mary Brook (1856-1932) — married 05/Sep/1883 to cousin Arthur Brook (1857-1888)
        • Esther Frost Brook (1857-1944) — married 16/Jan/1881 to Thomas Julius Hirst (1851-1927) and lived at Meltham Hall
      • Arthur Brook (1830-1909) — married 1867 to Eliza Jackson
        • Mary Lillian Brook (1871-1928) — did not marry
      • Catherine Brook (1832-1833)

Notes and References

  1. He died in Cologne, Germany.
  2. He died in Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia.
  3. Major General Edmund Smith Brook died in Ireland.
  4. Died 04/Jun/1915 in First World War at Gallipoli.