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Total BrickWall Charles Debrooks/Debrix
« on: Tuesday 20 February 18 19:20 GMT (UK) »
I'd thought Id first list this in the overall England Section as I don't yet know where he was born as I cant seem to find any record of him before his marriage in 1797.
My 6th grt grandfather was Charles Debrooks and has been my brickwall for a long time. Nothing is known about him prior to his Marriage apart from he was in the 1st Dragoon Guards.

Charles Debrooks married Judith Watler/Watlen/Wallen 12 Feb 1797 Salisbury, Wiltshire. Charles is listed as a Private in the 1st Dragoon Guards.
Charles and Judith go onto have 6 Children and some are baptised at places he was believed to have been stationed in.
Mary Ann Debrooks bapt as Devoreaux March 1798 Dorking,Surrey.
John Debrooks uses Debrox/Debrex bapt abt 1800 Croydon, Surrey (My 5th grt grandfather)
Sarah Debrooks listed as Daybrooks bapt Jan 1803 Derby, Derbyshire
Thomas Debrooks listed as Daybrooke bapt Jan 1806 Derby, Derbyshire
Ann Debrooks listed as Deborex bapt Oct 1808 Leicester, Leic
Millicent Debrooks listed as Deborex bapt Oct 1811 Leicester, Leic
The family settle in Leicester.
Me and a Cousin think Charles dies 1825 Leicester listed as Charles Devereux.
Through research we believe the family name isn't a variation of Devereux. Going by continued spelling by Charles and Children later in life plus pronunciation. Only a few records are wrote as Devereux, The rest are Debrooks/Daybrooks/Deborex/Debrox/Debrex/Debrix.

On a few muster rolls Charles is listed as Debrix.
This is what was found my a cousin in the national archives -
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WO 12/84
Charles DEBRIX is on a number of muster lists as a private in this regiment
Dec 1791-June 1792 not found
June 1793-Dec 1793 "F service"
June 1794-Dec 1794 "F service"
June 1795-Dec 1795 "F service"
Dec 1795-June 1796 found
June 1796-Dec 1796 found
Dec 1796-June 1797 found
June 1797-Dec 1797 "at Dorking"

WO12/85
between Dec 1797-Dec 1798 in King's Troop

WO12/88
Dec 1800-Jan 1801 in Captain H Graham's Troop, at Peterborough
by Sep 1801 to Dec 1801 in same troop, at Derby

WO12/89
Mar-May 1801 in same troop at Derby
Discharged in month 25 April -24 May 1802 along with a number of other men.
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Apparently only discharge papers were given to men with pensions and I cant seem to find Charles anywhere.

We believe one of the possibilities is that the name is actually an Anglicization of the French/Walloon/Flemish name Debreucq/Debriques/Debrouck/Debrouckes and that Charles's family were either Huguenots/Calvinists and came to England or Charles himself was the First to come to England.

There is a number of Debricks/Debrox etc (Many variations) families baptising in Staffordshire in the 1760/70s but I can see no Charles anywhere.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
East Anglia - Bonnett, Gipp, Rolph, Bowles, Purrell, Rutterford, Mackender
Midlands - Dudley, Bent, Elkington
Ireland - Callaghan, Martin

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Re: Total BrickWall Charles Debrooks/Debrix
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 08:08 GMT (UK) »
He actually married on the 27th February 1797 at St Edmund Salisbury
The banns were read 29 January, 3,12 February 1797.

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Re: Total BrickWall Charles Debrooks/Debrix
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 10:50 GMT (UK) »
Yes, Sorry wrote wrong date.
I believe I think hes been found now.
Charles Devreux bapt Oct 1769 Wolverhampton, Staff. Son of William and Mary. Charles other siblings are listed as Debrox/Deborex/Debricks/Debroux and 2 other siblings listed as Devereux.
Im thinking if this family pronounces Devereux as Devrooks/Devricks and the clerk is writing a B instead of a V sometimes varying on regional dialect.
East Anglia - Bonnett, Gipp, Rolph, Bowles, Purrell, Rutterford, Mackender
Midlands - Dudley, Bent, Elkington
Ireland - Callaghan, Martin