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Looking for Henry Edward Brookes b. c 1822
« on: Monday 29 April 19 06:28 BST (UK) »
We are looking for information about Henry Edward Brookes, who emigrated from England to South Australia in 1840 aboard the FAIRLIE. His occupation was listed as groom. He was born in about 1822.  Some believe he was born in Bath, Somerset, but that is not definite. Likewise we think his mother's name may have been Mary.  Any information would be appreciated about his family in the UK.  We have a lot of information about him and his family in Australia, but almost none about his origins.
Moss, White, Bray, Scott, Raymond, Randell, Underdown, Squire, Herring, Brooks, Mugg, Hopping, McInnes, Fleming, Fairchild, Polkinghorn(e),Hicks, Glasson,

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Re: Looking for Henry Edward Brookes b. c 1822
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 April 19 09:13 BST (UK) »
There's a possible baptism in Abergavenny: Henry Edward Brookes, baptised 22 July 1821, son of Mary Brookes, a single woman, Monk Street.
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Re: Looking for Henry Edward Brookes b. c 1822
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 April 19 09:14 BST (UK) »
Is this your family?

SA BDM marriage
1843   9/53   BROOKES   Henry Edward   marr.  MUGG   Selina   @  Adelaide

If you have good information about his life in Australia, that would be useful for a forum to work with. Can you give this information.

Can you list the information on his marriage certificate please. There will not be much, but everything is useful.


SA BDM births
1844   BROOKES   Hannah Selina   
parents Henry Edward BROOKES   / Selina MUGG   Adelaide   1/85

1846   BROOKES   Charles Edward   
parents Henry Edward BROOKES   Selina MUGG   Adelaide   1/169

1848   BROOKES   Agnes Mary   
parents Henry Edward BROOKES   Selina MUGG   Adelaide   2/95

1851   BROOKES   Henrietta Jane   
parents Henry Edward BROOKES   Selina MUGG   Adelaide   3/182

1853   BROOKS   Emily Annette   
parents Henry Edward BROOKS   Selina MUGG   Adelaide   4/114
   
1855   BROOKES   Frederica Alma   
parents Henry Edward BROOKES   Selina MUGG   Adelaide   5/149
   
1857   BROOKES   Frederick Henry   
parents Henry Edward BROOKES   Selina MUGG   Adelaide   7/50   

1857   BROOKES   Edward          
parents Henry Edward BROOKES   Selina MUGG   Adelaide   7/50   

deaths
1857   5/24           BROOKES   Frederick Henry        Henry Edward BROOKES (F)   Adelaide
1857   5/24           BROOKES   Edward                Henry Edward BROOKES (F)   Adelaide
1902   287/120   BROOKES   Selina                Henry Edward BROOKES (H)   Adelaide
1909   341/87   BROOKES   Henry Edward        undefined   Adelaide

Observer 29 May 1909 p38
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/164681443?
Obit for Henry Edward BROOKES.....


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Re: Looking for Henry Edward Brookes b. c 1822
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 April 19 10:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your reply. Yes, this is my relative, Selina Mugg was my GGG aunt.  She and Henry were married on 26 Dec 1843 in St John's Church in Adelaide, South Australia. Both were listed as single.  No ages are listed, but Selina would have been 17 years 10 months old. No family members are listed but I know that her father was Thomas Mugg and her mother was Elizabeth Woollacott - my GGG grandparents.  Thomas and Elizabeth and their 7 children emigrated from London aboard the PLANTER in 1839. They have many descendants here in Adelaide and beyond.  I can provide further information to anyone who is interested.
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Re: Looking for Henry Edward Brookes b. c 1822
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 April 19 10:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you Shaun J. Yes, we found this record and I personally think it could be our man. We cannot find any other record that matches him. Whether his mother lived in Abergavenny or was sent there temporarily makes finding her even more complicated.  She may have returned to Bath and/or baby Henry may have been adopted or raised  by someone who lived in Bath, leading to the belief that he was born there.
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Re: Looking for Henry Edward Brookes b. c 1822
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 April 19 11:27 BST (UK) »
Hi,

The 1851 South Australian Almanac and Directory has a Henry BROOKES as a Messenger and Crier for the Supreme Court on L80 per year.

There is a mention of Henry E BROOKES as the Superintendent of Public Cemeteries in the 1865 South Australian Almanac and Directory.

Ditto for 1876.

Ditto for 1881.

Gerry

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Re: Looking for Henry Edward Brookes b. c 1822
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 April 19 11:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you Aussie1947. Yes, that is our Henry. He had a long career in the SA Public Service and was awarded the Imperial Service Order.
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Re: Looking for Henry Edward Brookes b. c 1822
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 April 19 13:12 BST (UK) »
I see that he was recorded as a groom in his emigration application but Per his obit he carried letters of introduction from Colonel William Napier to Governor Gawler and others, and was immediately employed in the Civil Service. Not bad for a groom! One wonders about Colonel Napier's interest in him.
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Re: Looking for Henry Edward Brookes b. c 1822
« Reply #8 on: Monday 29 April 19 13:42 BST (UK) »
Excellent point Shaun!  Thanks again!
I have not actually seen his emigration application. Are you able to send me a link?

Sue.
Moss, White, Bray, Scott, Raymond, Randell, Underdown, Squire, Herring, Brooks, Mugg, Hopping, McInnes, Fleming, Fairchild, Polkinghorn(e),Hicks, Glasson,