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Mr Brook [1???-1???]
A. B. Brook [18??-19??]
A. H. Brook [18??-19??]
Agnes Brook [1489-15??]
Albert Brook [1904-1982]
Alfred Brook [18??-18??]
Ambrose Brook [1782-1865]
Amon Brook [1895-1917]
Amram Brook [1806-1865]
Amram Brook [1870-1934]
Arthur Brook [18??-19??]
Arthur Brook [1921-1944]
Arthur Alexander Brook [1863-1899]
Arthur Butterfield Brook [1867-1948]
Benjamin Brook [1832-1895]
Clement Brook [1879-1???]
Clifford Brook [1899-1920]
Crossland Brook [1863-1941]
Cyrus Brook [1835-1899]
Cyrus Barker Brook [1867-1940]
David Brook [1???-1???]
Rev David Brook [1854-1933]
Sir Dryden Brook [1884-1971]
Edgar Deighton Brook [1869-19??]
Edmund Brook [1608-1700]
Frank Brook [18??-19??]
Frank Brook [1886-1918]
Fred Brook [18??-19??]
Frederick Lewis Brook [1872-19??]
Gathorne Brook [1870-1???]
George Herbert Brook [1851-1907]
George Herbert Brook [1884-1918]
Gilbert Brook [1895-1971]
Hannah Brook [1802-1874]
Harold Bayley Brook [1877-19??]
Henry Brook [1864-1922]
Herbert Brook [1867-1???]
Horace Brook [1911-1944]
Hudson Brook [18??-19??]
J. Brook [1???-191?]
J. Brook [17??-18??]
Jack Brook [1920-1942]
James Brook [17??-1???]
James Brook [1794-1864]
James Brook [1807-18??]
James Brook [1832-1914]
James Brook [1839-1???]
James Brook [1858-19??]
James Brook [1890-1916]
Joah Brook [1864-19??]
John Brook [1???-1???]
John Brook [1???-191?]
John Brook [16??-17??]
John Brook [1660-17??]
John Brook [1767-1812]
John Brook [18??-18??]
John Brook [18??-18??]
John Brook [1812-18??]
John Brook [1813-1???]
John Brook [1822-1???]
John Brook [1828-18??]
John Brook [1837-1???]
John Brook [1841-1916]
John Brook [1863-1???]
John Frederick Brook [1851-1913]
John Harold Brook [1894-1917]
John William Brook [1837-1???]
Jonathan Brook [1798-18??]
Joseph Brook [1???-17??]
Joseph Brook [17??-18??]
Joseph Brook [1790-1???]
Joseph Brook [1798-18??]
Joseph Brook [1798-18??]
Joseph Brook [18??-1???]
Joseph Brook [1824-1857]
Joseph Brook [1855-19??]
Joseph Lumb Brook [18??-19??]
Joseph Lumb Brook [1893-1918]
Joseph Steele Brook [1833-1???]
Lister Brook [1???-19??]
Lloyd Mellor Brook [1898-1918]
M. Brook [1???-191?]
Manassah Brook [17??-18??]
Norman Brook [1896-1917]
Norman Brook [1922-1944]
PC Brook [18??-19??]
Percy Brook [1886-1918]
Peter Brook [1927-2009]
Raymond Brook [1890-1918]
Reginald Brook [1873-19??]
Richard Brook [1743-1823]
Richard Brook [1745-1797]
Richard Brook [1841-1872]
Richard Brook [1849-1912]
Robert Brook [1???-1883]
Robert Brook [16??-17??]
Robert Bell Brook [1841-1???]
Roger Brook [1435-1568]
Samuel Brook [1778-1835]
Samuel Edwin Brook [1851-1885]
Samuel Longbottom Brook [1868-19??]
Scipio Brook [1844-1913]
Scipio Brook [1893-19??]
Scipio Brook [1923-2012]
T. Brook [18??-1900]
Thomas Brook [15??-1???]
Thomas Brook [16??-17??]
Thomas Brook [18??-19??]
Thomas Brook [1862-1932]
W. A. Brook [1???-191?]
Walter Brook [1895-1917]
William Brook [1708-1795]
William Brook [18??-18??]
William Brook [1871-1???]
William Ramsden Brook [1837-1900] 


Brook, Mr
[1???-1???] He was Master of Heywood's School

Brook, A. B.
[18??-19??] In 1892, he established business as a manufacturing electrician in workshops beneath the Town Hall Buildings, Brighouse.

He later moved to premises in Hall Street / Bethel Street, Brighouse [1894].

Around that time, he and his equipment produced electric lighting for all of Brighouse, the Brighouse Co-operative Stores, King Street, the Star Inn, Rastrick, parts of Clifton Mills, Bailiff Bridge, T. Collinson & Sons Limited in Halifax, and F. King & Sons Limited in Halifax

Brook, A. H.
[18??-19??] 19th century electrical engineer of Bethel Street, Brighouse

Brook, Agnes
[1489-15??] One of the last nuns at Kirklees Priory

Brook, Albert
[1904-1982] Son of Amram Brook.

Born in Halifax [25th June 1904].

On 8th Jun 1929, he married Isabel Whiteaker [1906-1984] from Halifax, in Lightcliffe.

Children:

  1. Brian Amram [1930-1983]

Albert died in Blackpool [1982]

Brook, Alfred
[18??-18??] Of Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1855, he married Ellen Tattershall [1812-1867] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joe [1857-1868]
  2. Martha Ann [1859-1869]

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

Brook, Ambrose
[1782-1865] He was a cotton factory operative / a tea dealer.

In 1807, he married (1) Martha Scholfield.


Martha was the daughter of
James Scholfield
 

Children:

  1. child

Martha in childbirth died at Roomfield Lane with first their child.

She was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

He married (2) Betty.

Children:

  1. Martha
  2. William
  3. John
  4. Sarah
  5. Richard

The family lived at the Friends Meeting House at Bankside in Todmorden [1861].

The Annals of Todmorden record [11th February 1864]

The 29th anniversary of Mr Ambrose Brook, Todmorden, as a teetotaller, was celebrated in Sobriety Hall. Mr Brook, over 80 years of age, was taken to the hall in a bath chair

Brook, Amon
[1895-1917] Son of Sarah & Joseph Brook, butcher, of 2 Green Lane, Shelf [1911].

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 14th May 1917.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], on the Memorial at Wade House Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shelf, and on the Memorial at Shelf Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Brook, Amram
[1806-1865] Son of Samuel Brook.

He was a stuff weaver [1841]. In 1861, he was a worsted manufacturer – employing 12 men, 3 boys and 60 females – and a grocer with a shop at 6 Winding Road [1861]. He was also in business as A. & C. Brook with his nephew, Cyrus, at Lister Street, Halifax and 7 Victoria Street East [1861-1864]

On 26th March 1828, he married Elizabeth Oldfield [1805-1856] from Idle, at Calverley.

Children:

  1. John [b 1828]
  2. Harriet [b 1830] – who served in the family grocer's shop [1861]
  3. Asenath [b 1833]
  4. Samuel [b 1835]
  5. Emma [b 1837]
  6. Myrtilla [b 1839]
  7. Oldfield [b 1841]
  8. Scipio
  9. Richard

The family lived at

Brook, Amram
[1870-1934] Son of Scipio Brook.

Born in Halifax.

He was a book keeper at charcoal & dry salting business [1899].

On 30th August 1899, he married Ellen Fox [1876-1945] from Bradford, in Brighouse.

Children:

  1. Arthur [1900]
  2. James [b 1902]
  3. Albert
  4. Harry [b 1906]
  5. Gertrude [1913-1979] who married [1940] William Fletcher Wilkinson [1912-1996]

He died in Halifax [3rd November 1934]

Brook, Arthur
[18??-19??] Football player and member of the Brighouse Rangers first team.

During the smallpox epidemic of May 1892, 6 members of his family were taken to hospital. His sister Clara [aged 21] and another younger sister [(possibly) Emma aged 9] died

Brook, Arthur
[1921-1944] Son of Lilly & James E. Brook of 2 Henry Court, Claremount / Horley Green.

He was educated at Sunnyside School / employed by Allen's Brick Works.

During World War II, he was in the army [1940-1943], then he served as a Stoker with the Royal Navy Patrol Service, aboard the trawler HMT Lord Melchett.

He drowned at Grimsby [14th September 1944] (aged 23).

He was buried at Heywood's Chapel [31 EE].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Brook, Arthur Alexander
[1863-1899] Son of Cyrus Brook.

He was a worsted manufacturer / a partner in Cyrus Brook & Sons.

He married Laura Beatrice [1866-19??] from Luddenden.

They lived at 12 Elm View, Halifax [1891, 1893].

In 1901, the widowed Laura was living with 1 servant at 3 Larchmont, Clayton, Bradford

Brook, Arthur Butterfield
[1867-1948] Son of William Ramsden Brook.

Born in Scholes.

On 3rd September 1894, he married Mary Jowett in the Christadelphian Meeting Room, Elland.

Children:

  1. Herbert Ivanhoe [1895-1980]
  2. William [1899] who died in infancy
  3. Arthur Vincent [1901-1967]

Brook, Benjamin
[1832-1895] Born in Barkisland.

He was a plush weaver [1891].

On 16th August 1857, he married Eliza Ambler [1837-1901] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John H. [b 1860] who was a plush weaver [1891]
  2. Martha A. [b 1865] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
  3. Alice A. [b 1870] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
  4. Alfred W. [b 1874] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  5. Minnie [b 1876] who was a woollen weaver [1891]

The family lived at 17 Wall Nook, Greetland [1891].

Benjamin committed suicide at Wall Nook, Upper Greetland [24th May 1895]. He was found hanging in a closet [outside toilet] near the house. The Inquest found that he committed suicide by hanging whilst temporarily insane

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland: Benjamin [28th May 1895]; Eliza [29th March 1901]

Brook, Clement
[1879-1???] He was a draughtsman [1901].

On 5th January 1901, he married Alice Fawthrop at St Augustine's, Halifax


Alice was the daughter of
Frederick Fawthrop
 

The family lived at 3 Washington Street, Halifax [1901]

Brook, Clifford
[1899-1920] Son of Thomas Brook.

Born in Shelf.

He was a grocer's apprentice.

During World War I, he was mobilized and served as a Private with the York & Lancaster Regiment [14th May 1917].

He was discharged [18th February 1919] with chest problems and with 30% disability, and received a pension of 12/- per week.

He died in Shelf [1920].

He was buried at Wade House Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shelf [3rd June 1920].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Wade House Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shelf

Brook, Crossland
[1863-1941] Son of James Brook.

Born 3rd August 1863.

His family emigrated to America in 1873. He farmed on his father's ranch. Around 1884, he and his brother, Henry, bought a ranch and started market gardening.

On Christmas Day 1898, he married Bettie Peoples from Missouri.

Children:

  1. John

Brook, Cyrus
[1835-1899] Of Baildon. He was also a partner in A. & C. Brook with his uncle, Amram.

Later, he traded as C. Brook & Company.

See Cyrus Brook & Sons

Brook, Cyrus Barker
[1867-1940] Son of Cyrus Brook.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Cyrus Brook & Sons [1893] / a worsted manufacturer [1901] / a partner in Brook, Clough & Company [1906] / in business as C. B. Brook & Company.

The family lived at

On 30th April 1895, he married Annie Louisa Busfield [1870-1937?] at St Luke's, Manningham, Bradford.


Annie Louisa was the second daughter of the Joseph Busfield
 

Children:

  1. Cyrus Busfield [1897] who died aged 1 month
  2. Geoffrey [b 1898]
  3. Elsie [b 1901]

The family lived at 8 Kirklands Avenue, Baildon [1901]

Brook, David
[1???-1???] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Joseph

All the family were involved in the family businesses: David Brook & Sons [1855] and David & John Brook [1864]

Brook, Rev David
[1854-1933] MA, DCL.

Son of Joseph Brook.

Born in Elland.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School / a worker in the Halifax Post Office / Minister at Bridge Street (Central) Methodist Church, Todmorden [1890].

In October 1879, he married (1) Mary Emily Robinson [1850-1894] in Leeds.

They had no children.

In April 1897 (2) Julia Birch Annan [1866-1922] in Poplar, London.

They had no children.

Brook, Sir Dryden
[1884-1971] Born in Lindley.

He was a clerk with Clement Young Howarth / a wool merchant at 3 Deal Street, Halifax after taking over Howarth's business [1927] / lecturer and [for 16 years] Secretary of the Halifax branch of the WEA / a member of the ILP [1910] / a governor of the Percival Whitley College / a Labour Councillor for Halifax [1940-1968] / Alderman / Labour MP for Halifax [1945-1955] / Mayor of Halifax [1958-1959 /] a Freeman of the Borough / knighted [1965].

In 1911, he married Emma Louisa Smith [18??-1968] from Lindley.

They adopted a son, Harold Eyre, who was killed in World War II.

The family lived at

  • Old Well Head, Halifax [1960s/1970s]

Brook, Edgar Deighton
[1869-19??] Son of Cyrus Brook.

Born in Halifax [30th July 1868].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School and Chelmorton College, Derbyshire / partner in Cyrus Brook & Sons.

They lived at

In May 1901, he married Grace Harriet Busfield, at St Luke's, Manningham.


Grace Harriet was the youngest daughter of the late Joseph Busfield
 

Brook, Edmund
[1608-1700] Of Shelf. He was an early member of the Brook family of Shelf.

In 1641, he married Unknown [1619-1691].

Children:

  1. Thomas [164?-1671]
  2. Ruth [b 1645]
  3. Mary [b 1652]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1656]
  5. John

He died 10th April 1700

Brook, Frank
[18??-19??] Huddersfield engineer. In 1888, he invented a clock-driven time recorder. In 1912, George H. Gledhill bought Brook's time recording business to form Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders Limited

Brook, Frank
[1886-1918] Son of Ellen (née Walker) [1858-1905] & Fred Brook [1857-1911]. of Elland. Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry.

He died 8th October 1918.

He was buried at the Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny [I D 3].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Rosemount Iron Works, Elland

Brook, Fred
[18??-19??] Stone merchant at Five Acre Quarry, Elland [1905]

Brook, Frederick Lewis
[1872-19??] Son of Cyrus Brook.

He became a farmer in South Africa

Brook, Gathorne
[1870-1???] Son of Cyrus Brook.

Partner in Cyrus Brook & Sons. The partnership was dissolved in December 1897 when he retired from the firm.

He was a dyer's clerk living with his brother Harold at Menston [1901].

In August 1903, he married Clare Millicent Heseltine at St John's, Menston


Clare Millicent only was the daughter of the late Charles H. Heseltine of Bradford
 

Brook, George Herbert
[1851-1907] Licensee of the Duke of York, Stainland [1887].

He married Rachel. She took over the Inn

Brook, George Herbert
[1884-1918] Son of John Frederick Brook.

He was a weaver [1911].

In [Q2] 1913, he married Jane Hannah Earnshaw in Halifax.

They lived at Jagger Green Dean, Holywell Green.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 28th March 1918 (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [31 & 32], on Barkisland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Jagger Green Baptist Sunday School, Holywell Green

Brook, Gilbert
[1895-1971] Drayman for Ramsden's Stone Trough Brewery. His interest in horses began in France during World War I, when he served with the Royal Artillery and had the job of caring for the horses used to draw gun carriages. After the war, he returned to Halifax and worked as a coalman for the Halifax Industrial Society. His two heavy horses were named Gilbert and Major and they won many medals for their turnout when he entered them for shows, and they were in demand for local events such as the annual Infirmary Procession. Later he judged equestrian classes at Halifax Show. In the 1950s, the Co-op stopped using horses, and he moved into a new job, as drayman at Ramsden's, where he remained until the firm closed in 1968

Brook, Hannah
[1802-1874] Daughter of Samuel Brook.

She had an illegitimate son, Cyrus [b 1836].

In 1856, she married Lycias Barker

Brook, Harold Bayley
[1877-19??] Son of Cyrus Brook.

He was a stuff manufacturer living with his brother Gathorne at Menston [1901]

Brook, Henry
[1864-1922] Son of James Brook.

His family emigrated to America in 1873. He farmed on his father's ranch.

Around 1884, he and his brother, Crossland, bought a ranch and started market gardening.

In July 1893, he married Mary Blanding from Wisconsin

Brook, Herbert
[1867-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen spinner [1891] / landlord of the Druids' Arms, Halifax [1911].

In 1889, he married Mary Wood [1866-1???] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Elland, the daughter of Harriet [1826-1???] & Mr Wood [18??-18??].

She was a woollen weaver [1891]

 

Children:

  1. James

The family lived at

  • 29 Church Street, Elland [with Mary's widowed mother Harriet 1891]
  • 30 Southgate, Elland [1901]

Brook, Horace
[1911-1944] Son of Florence & Horace Brook.

He worked for Joseph Morton & Sons at Hipperholme.

He married Mary Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. daughter

They lived at 141 Cordingley's Yard, New Bank, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was wounded at Dunkirk.

He died 6th February 1944 (aged 33).

He was buried at the Imphal War Cemetery, India [9 A 19].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Brook, Hudson
[18??-19??] Glass, china & earthenware merchant at the Old Post Office China Store, 49 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1901]

Brook, J.
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial

Brook, J.
[17??-18??] Printer at Stannary, Halifax [1789]. He printed James Bolton's book An History of fungusses

Brook, Jack
[1920-1942] Son of Annie & George Brook of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with 248 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 1st December 1942 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial [73]

Brook, James
[17??-1???] Coiner of Collon Bob, Turvin

Brook, James
[1794-1864] He was a cloth draper [1841].

On 14th June 1818, he married Mary Crossland [1799-1875] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [b 1820]
  2. Joseph
  3. Sarah [b 1828]
  4. James
  5. David [b 1834]
  6. Richard [b 1837]
  7. Jonathan [b 1840]

The family lived at Southgate, Elland [1841]

Brook, James
[1807-18??] Born in Clifton.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William Ramsden
  2. Robert Goldthorp [b 1839]
  3. Catherine Elizabeth [b 1842]
  4. Filles Sabina [b 1844]
  5. Walter Chadwick [b 1847]

Brook, James
[1832-1914] Son of James Brook.

Born in Elland.

He was a cloth finisher [1861]. He had a small business as a woollen cloth manufacturer.

Around 1855, he married (1) Hannah [1833-1???].


Hannah was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1855]
  2. Albert [b 1857]
  3. Joe / Joseph [b 1859]
  4. a daughter

The family lived at 70 Southgate, Elland [1861].

In [Q1] 1863, he married (2) Mary Isabel Bumby [1839-1882] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Crossland
  2. Henry
  3. Walter [1866-1944]
  4. Mary A. / Polly [1868-1931]
  5. Katheryn / Katie [1870-1931]
  6. James W. [1871-1882], all of whom were born in England

  7. Florence Bumby [1874-1950]
  8. Vinnie L. [1875-1895]
  9. Freddie [1877-1879]
  10. Gracie [18??]
  11. Elsie [1882-1971], all of whom were born in Montana

In 1873, the family moved to join Mary Isabel's brothers in the USA. They settled in Montana, where they had 4 more children. The family started farming on their arrival in the USA.

In 1899, he sold out and returned to England where he planned to stay until 1901.

He died and is buried at Jefferson, Montana

Brook, James
[1839-1???] Born in Stainland.

He was a woollen manufacturer employing 20 hands [1881].

He married Sarah [1840-1???] from Stainland.

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1862]
  2. John E. [b 1864]
  3. Ethel M [b 1878]

The family lived at South Parade, Stainland [1881]

Brook, James
[1858-19??] Son of James Brook, basket maker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a boiler maker of Charlestown, Halifax [1881] / a boiler maker [1891] / a public bath attendant [1901].

In [Q3] 1881, he married Sarah Ellen Ramsden at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ellen, of King Cross Lane, Halifax, was the daughter of
Elkanah Ramsden.

She was a charwoman [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Amelia [b 1884] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. James [b 1886] who was a brickworks labourer [1901]
  3. Sybil [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • 5 Napier Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 3 Senior Buildings, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was nephew Elkanah Ramsden (aged 3) Sarah E Brook 42 Wife Elkanah Ramsden 3 Nephew All born in Halifax

Brook, James
[1890-1916] Son of Herbert Brook.

Born in Elland.

He was assisting his father at the Druids' Arms, Halifax [1911, 1913] / employed by Smith, Barker & Willson, Ovenden.

In 1913, he married Edith Jackson [1892-19??] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Edith, of 3 Carlisle Street, was the daughter of George Henry Jackson, boiler maker
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1914]

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916], and served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Machine Gun Section West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action by a shell [13th November 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [2A, 2C & 2D], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Bethesda Methodist Sunday School, Elland

Brook, Joah
[1864-19??] Son of Joah Brook, manufacturer.

He was a schoolmaster of Spring Gardens, Brighouse [1897].

In January 1897, he married Laura Rose Manks in Halifax


Laura Rose was the daughter of
William Manks
 

Brook, John
[1???-1???] Son of David Brook.

He was a partner and manager of David & John Brook. He farmed 12 acres at Longfield, Shibden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Brook, John
[1???-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Norfolk Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Brook, John
[16??-17??] Of Halifax.

Son of John Brook.

He married Sarah Stocks.


Sarah was the daughter of Daniel Stocks
 

Children:

  1. Francis [b 1718]
  2. Susan [b 1719]
  3. Sarah [b 1725]
  4. Grace [b 1724]

Brook, John
[1660-17??] Of Halifax.

Son of Edmund Brook.

On 9th February 1681, he married Susan or Susannah.

Children:

  1. Rebeccah
  2. Mary
  3. Susan
  4. Grace who married [1715] Peter Ambler
  5. Daniel [b 1688]
  6. Sarah [b 1701] who married Joseph Stocks
  7. Elizabeth
  8. John

Brook, John
[1767-1812] He was Sexton at Elland Parish Church.

He married (1) Hannah [1769-1808].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Alice
  3. Hannah

He married (2) Mary [1773-1851].

Members of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church

Brook, John
[18??-18??] Partner in Brook & Booth, Rastrick.

The business failed in December 1867. Brook carried on business at the same place as an iron-founder

Brook, John
[18??-18??] He was an iron founder and innkeeper at the Railway Hotel, Rastrick [1861, 1869].

On 4th December 1869, he was charged with selling exciseable liquors in a place other than that for which he held a licence, having made a communication between the Railway Hotel and a part of the premises which for 7 years had been used as a private house. He was fined 10/- plus costs and ordered to shut up these new premises

Brook, John
[1812-18??] Born in Brighouse.

He was an excavator [1871] / an excavator (navvy) [1881].

He married Mary [1817-18??].

Children:

  1. Caroline [b 1851] who was a worsted factory hand [1871] who married David Normanton
  2. William [b 1854]

The family lived at

  • St Peter's Square, Southowram [1871]
  • 2 Chapel Lane Top, Southowram [with daughter Caroline & her family 1881]

Brook, John
[1813-1???] Born in Brighouse.

He was an iron founder [1851].

He married Martha [1813-1???] from Clifton.

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1838]
  2. Mary [b 1840]
  3. John [b 1843]
  4. Ann [b 1845]
  5. James [b 1847]
  6. Thomas [b 1851]

The family lived at Bridge Street, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1851]

Brook, John
[1822-1???] Son of Jonathan Brook.

Born in Halifax.

He was an iron founder [1841, 1849] / landlord of the Bull, Halifax [1850] / landlord of the Black Bull, Halifax [1851].

In 1849, he married Maria, at Halifax Parish Church.


Maria, of Halifax, was the daughter of hatter Isaac Patchett, and widow of Mr Denton.

Maria had 5 children by her previous marriage:

  1. William [b 1837] who was an iron founder [1851]
  2. Maria [b 1839]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1841]
  4. George [b 1843]
  5. Richard [b 1845]
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1850]

The family lived at

Living with them at the Black Bull in 1851 was visitor Charles Brook [aged 40] (iron moulder) 

Brook, John
[1828-18??] Born in Elland.

He was a coal miner [1861].

He married Ann [1835-1???].


Ann was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1855] who was a stone delver [1871]
  2. Fred [b 1857] who was a stone delver [1871], a stone quarryman [1881]
  3. Jane [1859-1941] who was a mill hand [1871] and married Leonard Farrar
  4. Wilkinson [b 1861] who was a delver [1871], a stone quarryman [1881]
  5. Emily [b 1864] who was a woollen weaver [1881]
  6. Sam [b 1866] who was a stone quarry boy [1881]
  7. James [b 1868] who was a stone quarry boy [1881]
  8. Mary [b 1869] who was a half-time worsted factory girl [1881]

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at

  • Upper Edge, Elland cum Greetland [1861]
  • Elland Edge, Halifax [1871]
  • Upper Edge, Elland [when son Fred was head of the household 1881]

John died between the census of 1851 and 1861.

Ann died between the census of 1861 and 1871

Brook, John
[1837-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was licensed ale seller at the Craven Heifer, Northowram [1861] / a butcher [1861] / landlord of the Craven Heifer, Northowram [1881] / a farmer of 5½ acres [1881].

He married Eliza [1841-1???].

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1862]
  2. Harry [b 1868]
  3. Joshua [b 1871]
  4. Emily A. [b 1876]

Brook, John
[1841-1916] Son of Hannah [1801-1865] & Thomas Brook(e) [1801-1874], labourer.

Born in Hartshead [21st August 1841].

He was a warp dresser of Low Moor [1861] / a warp dresser of Stone Chair [1877] / a debt collector.

On 12th January 1861, he married (1) Mary Petty at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).


Mary was the daughter of George Petty
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [1862-1932]
  2. George [1865-1933]
  3. Sarah Hannah [b 1868]
  4. Fanny Kezia [1871-1945]
  5. John William [b 1874]

Mary died in Halifax [29th July 1876].

On 10th September 1877, he married (2) Emma Booth at Ebenezer Methodist Church, Northowram.


His name appears as Brooke on the marriage record
 

Children:

  1. Herbert A. [b 1879]
  2. Harry [b 1880]
  3. Florrie / Florence [1883-19??] who married Mr Holdsworth
  4. Grace Ellen [1889-1976]

The family lived at

  • North Bierley [1871]
  • 41 West Street, Shelf [1891]

John died in Halifax [18th May 1916].

Emma died in Shelf [13th January 1925] (aged 79) 

Members of the family were buried at Heywood's Chapel: John [22nd May 1916]

Brook, John
[1863-1???] Son of John William Brook.

Born in Elland.

He was a professor of music [1890, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1890, he married Sarah Kaye [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, born in Elland, was the daughter of Benjamin Kaye
 

Children:

  1. Ethel Mary [b 1892]
  2. John Harold

The family lived at

  • Elizabeth Street, Elland [1891]
  • Poplars, Elland [1901]
  • 115 Duke Street, Ormskirk, Southport [1911]
  • Carlowrie, 115 Duke Street, Southport [1916]

Brook, John Frederick
[1851-1913] Born in Barkisland

He was a cloth finished (woollen mill) [1911].

On 13th February 1875, he married (1) Ann Holroyd [1851-1895] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John Edward [b 1881] who was working on the family farm [1911]
  2. George Herbert
  3. Edgar [b 1889] who was a cloth finisher [1911]

Ann died in 1895.

On 25th May 1901, John Frederick married (2) Emma Whitehead at Elland Parish Church.

They had no children.

The family lived at Lightcliffe Royd, Barkisland [1911, 1913].

John Frederick died 13th June 1913.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £466 19/1d.

Administration was granted to his widow Emma

Brook, John Harold
[1894-1917] Son of John Brook.

Born in Elland [14th July 1895].

He was educated in Southport / an organ builder's apprentice [1911] / working at Rushworth & Dreaper, organ builders, Liverpool / a prominent member of St Philip's Church Choir, Southport.

During World War I, he enlisted [10th December 1915] and trained at Newcastle. He served as a Sapper with the 526th Durham Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders [from 12th October 1916].

He was wounded at Langemark [1st October 1917] and died the following day [2nd October 1917].

He was buried at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery [VII H 18].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Brook, John William
[1837-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a joiner, cabinet maker, paper hanger, shipping agent [1881] / a cabinet maker [1890].

He married Emma [1836-1???].


Emma was born in Shrewsbury
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. William [b 1865]
  3. Alfred [b 1867]
  4. Thomas A [b 1869]
  5. Ernest Ed. [b 1872]
  6. Ellen [b 1873]
  7. Mary Ann [b 1876]

The family lived at Victoria Road, Elland [1881]

Brook, Jonathan
[1798-18??] He was an iron founder [1841, 1849].

He married Jane [1801-18??].

Children:

  1. George [b 1821] who was an iron founder [1841]
  2. John
  3. James [b 1831]
  4. Mary [b 1834]
  5. Sarah [b 1837]
  6. William [b 1839]

The family lived at Arches Street, Halifax [1841]

Brook, Joseph
[1???-17??] Of Cromwellbottom.

The Northowram Register records


29th April 1735, Joseph Brook of Crumblebottom in Southowram kill'd his Wife in a most barbarous manner, being great with Child
 

Brook, Joseph
[17??-18??] Around 10:00 pm on 8th August 1811, he, Henry Midwood and David Gledhill, all from Brighouse, were involved in an assault upon a party of soldiers who had been recruiting in Brighouse. The gang eventually drove the military out of the town.

At their trial, all 3 men were found guilty

Brook, Joseph
[1790-1???] Saddler at Southowram.

He was declared insolvent in 1823, and his property was sold at auction at the house of George Peel

Brook, Joseph
[1798-18??] He was joiner [1861] / beerhouse keeper / landlord of the Mount Inn, Halifax [1861] / (possibly) landlord of the Royal Oak, Lower Edge [1861, 1866].

He married Mary A. [1799-18??].

Children:

  1. Frances [b 1829] who was a cigar maker [1861]
  2. Henry [b 1833] who was a cigar warehouseman [1861]
  3. Hannah [b 1836] who was a cigar maker [1861]
  4. Eliza [b 1839] who was a cigar maker [1861]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1840] who was (possibly) a lace maker [1861]

Brook, Joseph
[1798-18??] Born in Northowram.

He was a retired innkeeper [1851].


Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been?

 

Around 1837, he married Ann [1803-1???].


Ann was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Joseph H. [b 1837]
  2. Stephen [b 1839]
  3. Anne [b 1841]
  4. Martha J. [b 1843]
  5. Mary A. [b 1845]

The family lived at Turnpike Road, Northowram [1851]

Brook, Joseph
[18??-1???] Son of David Brook.

He was Manager of wholesale side of the family business, David Brook & Sons

Brook, Joseph
[1824-1857] Son of James Brook.

On 25 May 1846, he married Martha Elsworth Brear [1828-1863] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was born in Ovenden.

In 1861, the widowed Martha was a schoolmistress (about 30 in attendance) 

 

Children:

  1. Martha D E [1851-1925] who was born in Ohio, USA, and married Thomas Wood [1851-1926]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1853]
  3. David

The family lived at 71 Southgate, Elland [1861]

Brook, Joseph
[1855-19??] Son of Joseph Brook, coal miner.

Born in Elland.

He was a stoker of Elland [1884] / a gas stoker's labourer [1891] / a gas stoker [1901] / a labourer [1911].

In 1884, he married Mary Hannah Parker [1862-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah, of Copperas House, Elland, was born in Elland, the daughter of William Parker, labourer
 

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1886] who was a cotton spinner piecer [1901], a cotton spinner [1911]
  2. Albert [b 1888] who was a cotton spinner [1911]
  3. Emma [b 1891] who was a soap packer [1911]
  4. Joe Burton [b 1893] who was a cotton spinner [1911]
  5. Walter
  6. Lily [b 1898] who was a worsted doffer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 18 Dodgson Street, Elland [1891]
  • 9 Bath Street, Elland [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] was widowed mother-in-law Mary Parker [b 1828]

Brook, Joseph Lumb
[18??-19??] The Lumb Brooks date back to the early 1700s in Norwood Green, and before that, in Coley.

He was landlord of the T' Wheel Hoile, Norwood Green / landlord of the Old White Beare, Norwood Green [1905] / a contributor to Norwood Green War Memorial / a Trustee of Norwood Green School.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joe

Brook, Joseph Lumb
[1893-1918] Known as Joe.

Son of Joseph Lumb Brook.

In [Q1] 1915, he married Clara Gray in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James L. [b 1916] who died in infancy
  2. son who was born after Joseph's death

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with 33 Battery 33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died [24th December 1918] of pneumonia following influenza on his way home on leave for Christmas.

He was buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard [N 24].

He is remembered on Norwood Green War Memorial, on the Memorial at Norwood Green Congregational Institute, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley

Brook, Joseph Steele
[1833-1???] Son of Joseph Steele Brook.

He was a cloth dresser of Stainland [1856].

In 1856, he married Sarah Aspinall.


Sarah was the daughter of
Squire Aspinall
 

Children:

  1. Robert (Steele Brook) [b 1857]

Brook, Lister
[1???-19??] Stone mason and builder. He had a brick works at Rastrick Common

Brook, Lloyd Mellor
[1898-1918] Son of Mary & Sam Brook of 29 Queen Street, West Vale.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 15th April 1918 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial [11],

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on Cornholme War Memorial

Brook, M.
[1???-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the West Yorkshire Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Brook, Manassah
[17??-18??] Surgeon.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Brook, Norman
[1896-1917] Son of Sarah Hannah & Benjamin Brook of Milnsbridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Brook, Norman
[1922-1944] Son of Ivy & Ernest Brook of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Warrant Officer with 77 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 13th August 1944 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [213]

Brook, PC
[18??-19??] Or Brooke. Brighouse constable

Brook, Percy
[1886-1918] Born in Greetland.

He was a member of West Vale Baptist Chapel & Sunday School / employed by Stott Brothers / Stott Brothers Limited.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 27 Jubilee Road, Siddal.

During World War I, he enlisted in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [April 1917], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 20th July 1918 (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at West Vale Baptist Chapel

Brook, Peter
[1927-2009] Born in Scholes near Holmfirth. He became an artist and produced many popular oil and water-colour works.

He was educated at Barnsley Grammar School and Goldsmiths College London. He served in the RAF. He taught art at Rastrick and at Sowerby Bridge [1962].

Much of his work depicts deserted and snowy Pennine landscapes populated only by sheep and dogs. The paintings often feature Peter and his dog, Shep. Shep died in 2005.

He had his first one-man exhibition at Wakefield City Art Gallery [1960]. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists [1962].

Many of his works have a gritty texture which is produced by the addition of fine stone dust – obtained from Marshall's quarry at Southowram – to his paints. Peter has exhibited throughout Britain and across the world.

The actor, James Mason, was a collector of Peter's work. 19 paintings from his collection sold for £81,000 at auction [2010]. The painting, Pennine Christmas Day, fetched £12,480.

In 1950, he married Molly.

Children:

  1. Katherine
  2. Alison

He broke his leg in a fall in October 2009, and died in hospital 5 weeks later

Brook, Raymond
[1890-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 10th November 1918 (aged 28).

He was buried at the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

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

Brook, Reginald
[1873-19??] Son of Cyrus Brook.

He was a

Practical Drawer and Partially deaf

lodging with Henry Parry, a coal merchant and his wife, at Collen [Gollen?] House, Llangollen, Wales [1901]

Brook, Richard
[1743-1823] He married Martha. The family were associated with Bridge End Congregational Church, Brighouse. They lived at Brookrennels, Rastrick

Brook, Richard
[1745-1797] Of Smith House, Brighouse

Brook, Richard
[1841-1872] Son of Elliot Brook.

In 1862, he married Hannah [1841-1???].


Hannah was born in Rastrick, the daughter of John Aspinall, stone merchant
 

Richard died in 1872 (aged 31).

In 1875, Hannah married Squire Aspinall

Brook, Richard
[1849-1912] Aka Dick, Dickie.

Son of Amram Brook.

Born in Bradford.

He moved to Bingley and then to Halifax where he was clerk in a worsted mill [1881] and a commercial clerk [1891].

In 1875, he married Sarah Anne Hodgson [1851-1913] from Luddenden.

Children:

  1. Clement [1881-1886]
  2. Grace E. [b 1883]
  3. Harry [b 1888]

The family lived at

  • 6 Winding Road, Halifax [1861]
  • 5 Swaines Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 6 Highfield Place, Halifax [1891]
  • 109 Dyson Road, Halifax [1901]

Richard died 12th May 1912. Sarah Ann died 30th September 1913.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1422]

Brook, Robert
[1???-1883] He was a member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1880] / Alderman for East Ward [1866].

He lived at Hanover Street, Halifax and had business at Crown Street, Halifax.

An ale & porter merchant is recorded as Robert Brook, Rob Brook, R. Brook [1843-1871], and Brook & Dearden.

They were at South Street, King Cross Street, Bull Green, Halifax [1847], and Hanover Street, Halifax.

He died 13th December 1883

Brook, Robert
[16??-17??] Recorded in 1709, when he left a house in Hunslet near Leeds to charity for the people of Sowerby.

See St Peter's Church, Sowerby Benefactions

Brook, Robert Bell
[1841-1???] Born in Halifax.

In [Q2] 1862, he married Ann Aspinall in Halifax.


Ann was the daughter of
Abel Aspinall
 

Children:

  1. Robert Fred [b 1865]

Brook, Roger
[1435-1568] Of Halifax.

Died at the age of 133 [11th October 1568].

See Longevity

Brook, Samuel
[1778-1835] Clothier [1803], cotton manufacturer [1812] and calico manufacturer [1814] at Otley.

In 1802, he married Anne Holdsworth [1785-1835] from Otley.

Children:

  1. Hannah
  2. Richard [1804-1845]
  3. Amram
  4. Timothy [b 1808]
  5. Dinah [b 1810]
  6. Mary [b 1814]
  7. Mercy [b 1817]
  8. Riley [b 1824]

Brook, Samuel Edwin
[1851-1885] Illegitimate son of Betsy Brook – father unknown.

In [Q3] 1860, Betsy married William Taylor.

In the census of 1871, Samuel was listed as Taylor's son.

He was a power loom tuner [1871].

In [Q4] 1879, he married Emily Ackroyd [1854-1926] in Halifax.

He died in Barkisland [7th July 1885].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £209 19/9d.

His will was proved by his widow Emily

Brook, Samuel Longbottom
[1868-19??] Landlord of the Delvers' Arms, Hipperholme [1901].

He married Emily [1869-19??] from Southowram.

Children:

  1. Effie [b 1894]
  2. Cyril [b 1897]
  3. Florence [b 1900]

Brook, Scipio
[1844-1913] Son of Amram Brook, and cousin of Cyrus Brook.

Born in Baildon.

He founded business as a waste leather dealer and millwright at Cross Street, Halifax [1881]. He was a dry salter.

He was listed as a laundry iron, charcoal and general dealer [1905].

In 1868, he married (1) Rosanna Sutcliffe [1843-1870] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [1868-1940] who married [17th October 1888] Frederick Paling [1865-1907] (a mechanical engineer from Norwich) 
  2. Amram

On 7th October 1880, he married (2) Mary Elizabeth Allen [1853-1918] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Myrtilla [1884-1963] who never married
  2. Edith [1887-1975] who never married
  3. Dorothy [1890-1960] who married [1916] William Lawson Hardcastle [1868-1935] (hotelier & widower) 
  4. Alice [1892-1979] who never married
  5. Scipio

The family lived at 16 Blackledge, Halifax [1881, 1891, 1901]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1424]

Brook, Scipio
[1893-19??] Son of Scipio Brook.

Born in Halifax [26th July 1893].

He carried on the family business – Scipio Brook Limited.

He married Annice Ramsden [1864-1934].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Scipio

The family lived at Glenholme, Beechwood Road [1937].

He died in Halifax

Brook, Scipio
[1923-2012] Son of Scipio Brook. He was educated at Rishworth School.

He carried on the family business – Scipio Brook Limited.

He and his brother John opened a cash-and-carry business in the former Sion Congregational Church, Wade Street, Halifax [1950s].

With growing competition from supermarkets, the business closed in 1981.

In 1947, he married Marjorie Lovelace in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Carol [b 1948]
  2. Jane [b 1950]
  3. Scipio [b 1955]

Brook, T.
[18??-1900] His sister lived at 17 Wolseley Terrace, Battinson Road, Halifax.

He was a bass player with Halifax Temperance Brass & Reed Band / employed by Oates & Green.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded at the Battle of Paardeburg [18th February 1900].

He died in Wynberg Hospital, Cape Town [14th March 1900].

Memorial services were held for him at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax and Christ Church, Pellon.

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

Brook, Thomas
[15??-1???] A neighbour of Edward Saltonstall of The Wood, Fixby.

Thomas married Agnes, Saltonstall's widow, not long after 1580

Brook, Thomas
[16??-17??] Halifax attorney

Brook, Thomas
[18??-19??] Woollen manufacturer at Brow Bridge Mill, West Vale [1905]

Brook, Thomas
[1862-1932] Born in Low Moor.

He was an insurance agent (Prudential) [1911].

On 15th August 1886, he married Annice Harrison [1864-1934] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annice was born in Shelf
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Mary Emma [b 1889] who was a worsted weaver [1911]
  3. Lillie [b 1891] who was a weaver (dress good) [1911]
  4. Edna [b 1894] who was a weaver (dress good) [1911]
  5. Frank [b 1897] who readied bobbins for weavers [1911]
  6. Clifford
  7. Hilda [b 1902]

The children were born in Shelf.

The family lived at 13 Shelf Hall Lane, Shelf [1911, 1917].

Members of the family were buried at Wade House Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shelf: Thomas [8th March 1932]; Annice [28th December 1934]

Brook, W. A.
[1???-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Brook, Walter
[1895-1917] Son of Joseph Brook.

Born in Elland.

He was a worsted spinner [1911] employed by Smith & Hanson at Woodside Mills, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was shot in the head by a sniper as he pulled a wounded companion into the trench [9th April 1917] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-Blangy [I B 10].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Brook, William
[1708-1795] Of Smith House, Brighouse

Brook, William
[18??-18??] Son of Manassah Brook.

He was Surgeon at Stainland [1845, 1861] / Medical Officer for Stainland [1845].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1851, he married (2) Hannah Aspinall


Hannah was the daughter of Squire Aspinall
 

Brook, William
[1871-1???] Son of John Brook.

He worked with his father on their farm at Longfield, Shibden

Brook, William Ramsden
[1837-1900] Son of James Brook.

Born in Clifton.

He married (1) Zellah [1836-18??].

Children:

  1. Arthur Butterfield
  2. Herbert E. [b 1870]

On 2nd April 1874, he married (2) Ann Thornton [1843-1???] at Halifax.

Children:

  1. Eleanor [1876-1963]
  2. William [b 1882]

 

The Brook family of Elland

The Brook family of Shelf
The family were important in Shelf, Northowram and Southowram.

Edmund Brook of Shelf was an early member of the family

Brook surname
Other forms of the surname include Brooke, Brookes and Brooks.

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

Adam Attebroke is recorded at Rastrick in 1307 and Roger Brooke is recorded at Elland in 1563.

George Redmonds writes that the name is found in the Bradley and Fartown area of Huddersfield and probably originates in a brook which runs between Lindley and Fixby.

There are over 110 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Brook, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Brook:


Marriages 1553, 1855, 1868, 1871, 1872, 1893, 1897, 1899, 1905, 1907; Deaths 1900, 1901, 1907
 




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