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Brooke, Mr
[16??-1???] Curate at Southowram [1668-1670]

Brooke, A. B.
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Hartshead [1835]

Brooke, Albert
[1890-1917] He lived at 19 Upper Lane, Northowram.

He worked for Joshua Smithson at India Buildings, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded twice.

He died 28th December 1917 (aged 27).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Brooke, Albert Edward
[1888-1916] Son of George Barker Brooke.

He was a popular bass vocalist, and a member of several choirs, including the Sowerby Bridge Wesleyan Mission School, the choir of St George's Church, Sowerby, the choir of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge, the Sowerby Bridge Choral Society, and the J. T. Town Opera Company

and worked as

a cotton piecer [1901], a cotton spinning mule piecer [1911], and employed by W. & R. K. Lee Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted immediately after War broke out [October 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was in the Dardanelles, Egypt, and France.

He was killed in action on the Somme [30th September 1916].

He was buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France [IX J 17].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby, and on the W. & R. K. Lee Limited Roll of Honour

Brooke, Aspinall
[1849-1922] Youngest son of Joseph Brooke.

Born in Northowram.

He was Quarry-owner, stone merchant and brick manufacturer (employer).

In [Q2] 1898, he married Rebecca [1854-1933] from Garforth, in Dewsbury.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £7,241

They had no children.

The family lived at Fenny Royd House, Hipperholme [1911].

Living with them in 1911 were nieces Ethel Hunter [b 1884], May Atkinson [b 1894], nephews Frank Brooke [b 1888] (stone merchant), and Joseph A. Brooke [b 1894] (clerk in stone business) 

Brooke, Ben
[1879-1920] Son of Mary Ann & Wright Brooke

Born in Liversedge.

On 27th February 1902, he married Annie Louisa Sutcliffe [1881-1959] at St James's Church, Halifax.

They had no children.

They lived at 8 Birks Hall Lane, Lee Bridge, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He transferred to the Labour Corps.

He died in Halifax [23rd February 1920] (aged 40).

He was buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [b 17 211]

Brooke, Charles
[18??-18??] Of Rastrick. When the Bridge End Congregational Church of 1779 was replaced by the present building in 1856, he bought the old chapel building and rebuilt it on Hangram Field for use as a chapel-of-ease for Brighouse Parish Church. The chapel subsequently became St Paul's Chapel

Brooke, David Samuel
[1848-1936] Son of Samuel Brooke.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a postal clerk [1873].

On 19th June 1873, he married Mary Ellen Ambler [1850-1930] of Brighouse, in Rastrick.

They had no children

Brooke, Edward
[17??-1822] Or Brook. Of Chapel Allerton.

On 3rd February 1803, he married Elizabeth Ramsbottom in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann
  2. Sarah [180?-18??] who married Mr Rhodes

Brooke, Edward C.
[18??-19??] Of Healey Wood House, Rastrick.

Architect whose work included Thornhill Briggs Methodist New Connexion Chapel [1896], Brighouse Post Office in Park Street [1900], and Assembly Rooms, Brighouse [1906].

On 14th September 1900, he married Clara Jane [18??-1900]

Brooke, Edward Vanrenen Ingham
[1876-1901] BA.

Son of Rev Joshua Ingham Brooke.

He was educated at Charterhouse & Magdalen College Oxford. He represented Oxford & Cambridge against Yale & Harvard in the long jump.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed at Brakenlaagte, Transvaal [30th October 1901] (aged 25)  when they were cut off by the Boers as they were relieving Colonel Benson's column.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Brooke, Mrs Elizabeth
[1???-1???] Her gravestone at Elland Church records


She was – but room forbids to tell you what,
Think what a wife should be, for she was that

Brooke, Emerson
[18??-1???] He was Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances for the Brighouse Local Board / Borough Surveyor for Rastrick [1894].

In [Q3] 1890, he married Martha Jane Heslop in Dewsbury

Brooke, Ernest
[1886-1918] His parents lived at 12 Alegar Street, Brighouse.

He was a later with J. Smithies & Sons, Great Horton, Bradford.

During World War I, he enlisted [4th August 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died in a fire in the support trenches [5th January 1918] (aged 32).

He was buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Belgium [G 11].

He is remembered on Clifton War Memorial, on Brighouse War Memorial, and in the book Clifton War Memorial

Brooke, George Barker
[1857-1???] Son of John Brooke, corn miller.

Born in Wakefield.

He was a grinder of Sowerby Street, Sowerby [1885] / a general labourer [1891] / a cotton card room jobber [1901] / a cotton under carder [1911].

In 1885, he married Ellen Ann Sykes Rayner [1865-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen Ann, of Sowerby Street, Sowerby, was born in Malton / Melton / Meltham, the daughter of James Rayner, plate layer
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [b 1886] who was a cotton card room jobber [1901], a cotton cop winder [1911]
  2. Albert Edward
  3. Lottie [b 1891] who was a cotton doubler [1911]
  4. Ada [b 1894] who was a cotton doubler [1911]

The family lived at

  • Woods Court, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 2 Vale Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 43 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Living with them in 1911 were Ellen Ann's widowed mother Hannah Rayner [b 1844] and Ellen Ann's cousin Emma Rayner [b 1880] (worsted roving frame) 

Brooke, George Thornton
[1864-1926] Born in Hulme, Manchester.

He was a sail maker [1901] and a tarpaulin manufacturer at Canal Wharf, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

In 1893, he married Rebecca Nicholson [1860-1942] from Saxilby, Lincolnshire, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Gertrude May [1896-1972]

The family lived at

  • 4 Langton Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1905, 1911]
  • 1 Hill Crest Avenue, Sowerby Bridge [where he died 1926]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £482

Brooke, Harold
[1871-19??] Born in Brighouse.

He was an engineer's inspector [1911].

In [Q4] 1899, he married Sarah Roberts [1872-19??] from Farnley Tyas.

Children:

  1. Margery [b 1902]

The family lived at 9 Wellholme, Brighouse [1911].

Living with them in were sisters-in-law Dorothy Evelyn Roberts [aged 21] (elementary school teacher)  and Beatrice Roberts [aged 36]

Brooke, Herbert
[1894-1915]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds in the UK [28th March 1915].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Brooke, J.
[18??-19??] Woollen manufacturer at Sowerby Bridge.

In July 1884, he was declared bankrupt

Brooke, James Edward
[1898-1915] Son of Catherine Pattern & Tom Hall Brooke.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 6th May 1915.

He was buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France [II A 156].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Brooke, John
[16??-17??] Aka Brook.

He rebuilt Smith House, Brighouse in 1672.

He is recorded in 1689

Brooke, John
[1784-1855] Corn miller.

He began work at Brookfoot Corn Mill before setting up his own business at Brooke's Mill in 1826.

He married Mary [1781-1867].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Anna Maria who married Alfred Camm
  3. Frances Amelia who married [24th October 1855] Frederick Craven of Mirfield
  4. Catherine who married William Ledgard

The family lived at The Rydings.

He died 26th March 1855.

John & Mary were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Brooke, John
[1819-1870] Son of John Brooke.

He carried on the family milling business after his father's death. He lived at the family home, The Rydings, Brighouse.

In 1861, he was the Constable for the township of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse. He raised money for the unemployed and poor of the district.

In 1847, he married Emily Higham.


Emily was the daughter of George Higham
 

Children:

  1. John died in infancy [21st February 1849]
  2. George died in infancy [20th April 1850]
  3. John
  4. Arthur died [15th May 1853] aged 6 months

In his will, he left provisions for the construction of four almshouses near Lane Head Recreation Ground.

Emily left an endowment of £100 per annum for the upkeep of the almshouses and an allowance for the tenants.

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Brooke, Rev John
[1851-1889] MA.

Son of John Brooke.

He was in service at St Katherine's, Northampton.

He died 31st May 1889.

His body was brought back to Brighouse for burial at St Martin's, Brighouse

Brooke, John
[19??-] Former headmaster of Lightcliffe Church of England (VA) Primary School.

Local historian of the Brighouse district.

He has written several books including

Brooke, Joseph
[1818-1876] Of Northowram.

In 1840, he founded the Joseph Brooke Limited quarrying organisation.

In 1842, he married Grace Aspinall [1821-1895] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Frances [who died before her first birthday in 1852]
  2. Aspinall
  3. Newton
  4. Willie

His 3 sons joined the company.

The family lived at Fenny House, Hipperholme.

Joseph died 13th September 1876.

He was buried at Heywood's Chapel

Grace died at Fenny House, Hipperholme [4th November 1895] (aged 74).

See Crow Nest Mansion

Brooke, Joshua
[1???-17??] Curate at Cross Stone [1732-1734]

Brooke, Rev Joshua Ingham
[1836-1906] MA.

Son of Thomas Brooke, of Northgate House, Honley.

Born in Honley [14th February 1836].

He was a relative (brother?) of Rev William Ingham Brooke.

He was

  • educated at Cheltenham College & University College Oxford [1859]
  • assistant curate at Retford [1860-1863]
  • assistant curate at Batheaston [1863-1866]
  • rector of Easthope (Hereford) [1866-1867]
  • rector of Thornhill (Ripon & Wakefield) [1867-1889]
  • Archdeacon and Vicar of Halifax [1889-1904]
  • honorary canon of Wakefield
  • member of the Halifax School Board [1891-1901]
  • President of the Halifax Infirmary [1899-1902]
  • Presiding governor of Heath Grammar School
  • Presiding governor of Hipperholme Grammar School

In [Q3] 1859, he married Grace Charlotte Godby in Bath


Grace Charlotte was the youngest daughter of Major General Godby CBE
 

Children:

  1. Edward Vanrenen Ingham

Brooke, Margaret
[1828-1898] Daughter of Sammey Drake Brooke.

She was a power loom weaver [1851] / a cook in the household of Henry W. Blackburn (public accountant) in Horsforth [1861].

On 10th June 1849, Margaret (spinster) had her son William baptised at Bradford Parish Church.

In 1871, Margaret was living with son William and his family in Brighouse

Brooke, Mary Ann
[17??-18??] Daughter of Edward Brooke.

They lived at Birks Hall – which she inherited from her mother – and also at Armley House. The principal entrance to Birks Hall bears the monogram of Mrs GottM A G – suggesting that she altered and rebuilt the house.

See Christ Church, Pellon and Mount Pellon National Schools

Brooke, Newton
[1856-1935] JP.

Middle son of Joseph Brooke.

Born in Queensbury [19th July 1856].

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar school / Chairman of Joseph Brooke Limited / MD of the Nonslip Stone Company / a stone, granite & brick merchant & manufacturer [1911] / director and a founder of the Leeds Fireclay Company Limited / director of the Brighouse Brick, Tile & Stone Company Limited / a member of the St John [No 1736] Masonic Lodge / an Alderman.

In 1903, he succeeded his brother Willie as head of Joseph Brooke Limited.

In March 1890, Miss Hannah Haley of Northowram claimed £2,000 damages for breach of promise from him. By mutual consent, a verdict was returned for Miss Haley for £700.

On 16th September 1897, he married Edith Sutcliffe.


Edith was the youngest daughter of William Sutcliffe of Ingfield House, Odsal, Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Hilda Edith [b 1898] who married [1926] John B. Buckle from Bradford
  2. John Newton [b 1900]
  3. Edward Newton [b 1903]
  4. William Aspinall [b 1905]

The family lived at

He was buried at Heywood's Chapel

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £26,649.

Newton Park, Hove Edge was named for him.

See Lumb Aspinall and Clifton & Lightcliffe Band

Brooke, Richard England
[1821-1900] Born in Norfolk.

He was educated at Caius College Cambridge / ordained at Ripon. before becoming Curate at Sowerby [1849-1852].

He went on to be Rural Dean at Hull / Rector of Bath Abbey (for 20 years) 

He married Harriet.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. daughter
  6. daughter

He died in Christchurch, Hampshire

Brooke, Sammey Drake
[1787-1855] Born in Dewsbury.

He was a corn miller [1851].

He married Elizabeth [1797-1881] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Martha [1819-1834]
  2. Margaret
  3. Sam [b 1836] who was a cooper [1851, 1861]
  4. Hannah [b 1838] who was an errand girl [1851], a woollen weaver [1861] & married Midgley Marsden
  5. Harriet [1841-1872] who was a woollen weaver [1861] & married James Cooper

The family lived at

  • New Road, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1851]
  • Commercial Street, Brighouse [1861]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

In 1861, the widowed Elizabeth was a grocer in Commercial Street, Brighouse.

Brooke, Samuel
[1826-1849] He was a twister [1847].

On 6th December 1847, he married Harriet Taylor in Brighouse

Children:

  1. David Samuel

Brooke, Samuell
[16??-1???] Card maker of Clifton mentioned in 1681 when he was accused of
... buying severall quantities of fforaigne yron wyre for making of wooll bands, ymported from [parts] beyond ye seas, contrary to ye statute

Brooke, Teddy
[1898-1???] Illegitimate son of Jane Brooke of Kingston.

Born 5th December 1898.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [4th June 1899]

Brooke, Thomas
[1???-16??] Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1626]

Brooke, Thomas
[18??-19??] Partner in Baldwin & Brooke

Brooke, William
[18??-19??] Rag merchant and shoddy manufacturer at Bank Bottom Mill, Elland [1905]

Brooke, William
[1833-1???] Illegitimate son of Anne Brooke of Hipperholme.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [14th July 1833]

Brooke, William
[1849-1???] Illegitimate son of Margaret Brooke.

Born in Bradford.

He was a plumber [1871] / a master plumber employing 2 men & 3 apprentices [1881].

He married Helen [1848-1???] from Manchester.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1870]
  2. Sam C [b 1871]
  3. Harriet [b 1873]
  4. Eleanor [b 1875]
  5. Frank [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • 1 Spring Bank, Brighouse [1871]
  • 20 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] was William's mother Margaret

Brooke, William Aspinall
[1???-1982] Of Lightcliffe.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £655,546

Brooke, William Ingham
[1863-19??] MA.

He was a relative (brother?) of Rev Joshua Ingham Brooke.

He was educated at Exeter College Oxford before becoming Deacon at St Paul's, King Cross [1892-1894].

He left to serve in East Anglia.

He returned to the district as Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1898-1905].

He married Beatrice Harriet [1860-19??].

Children:

  1. Joshua [b 1892]
  2. Oliver [b 1894]
  3. Faith [b 1895]
  4. Grace Marjorie [b 1897]
  5. Ida Joyce [b 1901]

He lived at 12 Park Road, Halifax [1901].

In 1904, he was appointed rector of Barford [Warwick]

Brooke, Willie
[1876-1903] Of Hill Top House, Lightcliffe.

Eldest son of Joseph Brooke.

In 1876, he succeeded his father as head of Joseph Brooke Limited.

In 1897, he married Annie, daughter of Abraham Sharpe.

They lived at 10 Park Terrace, Lightcliffe [1902].

On 20th August 1903, he was killed in a railway accident in Lightcliffe tunnel.

After his death, his brother Newton became head of the family business

 

Brooke surname
A variant of the surname Brook

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Brooke, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Brooke:


Marriages 1900, 1907, 1910; Death 1839
 



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