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Charles Debrooks/Debrox/Debrix
« on: Tuesday 30 October 18 14:16 GMT (UK) »
Hello
Ive posted about my 6th grt grandfather before but is still proving quite slippery in confirming his parentage.

I don't yet know where he was born as I cant seem to find any record of him before his marriage in 1797 but the family settle in Leicester after Charles is discharged.

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 then settle in Leicester.
Me and a distant Cousin through Charles think Charles dies 1825 Leicester listed as Charles Devereux.
Through research we believe the family name isn't a variation of Devereux and is a separate name going by continued spelling by Charles and Children later in life plus pronunciation differences. Only a few records are wrote as Devereux, The rest are Debrooks/Daybrooks/Deborex/Debrox/Debrex/Debrix. But the Family use Debrox/Debrex the most.

On a few muster rolls Charles is listed as Charles Debrix. This could be the Original spelling and this name has been found in France/Belgium.
This is what was found by 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
1st Dragoon Guards
It seems the troop was in East Anglia when he first appears on Muster so he could have enlisted here.
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.

A Charles Devreux is bapt 1769 Wolverhampton son of William and Mary. This is a possibility as some of the children's baptisms to these parents are also spelt Debrex/Deborex/Debroux.
Although There is a baptism of 2 children in Burton upon Trent 1798 to a Charles and Ann Devroux. This could be the same Charles bapt 1769 as Wolverhampton is under 30 miles away.
I cant see a marriage for a Charles to an Ann yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Dudley of Cosby, Odstone and Swepstone, Leicestershire.
Richard Dudley, Gent 1681-1746. Son of Richard Dudley, Gent 1655-1710. Son of Henry Dudley, Esq 1620-1688.  Son of Thomas Dudley, Gent & Vintner 1589-1660. Member of the Worshipful Company of Vintners.

Bent of Cosby & Littlethorpe, Leicestershire.
George Bent, Gent of Cosby 1620-1693. Grt Grt Grandson of Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Manor 1514-1555
John Bent, Labourer of Cosby 1701-1765. 4th Grt Grandson of Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Manor.

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Re: Charles Debrooks/Debrox/Debrix
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 19:32 GMT (UK) »
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