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1. Robert 1 BROOKE Of Essex Co.Va , son of BROOKE and Unknown , was born in 1654 of Essex County, Virginia and died after 16 Dec 1712 in Essex Co., Virginia.

General Notes: The Progenitor of the Brooke Family of VA
1684 Marriage to Catherine Booth:
1686 Purchased land from Edward Moseley by deed in old Rappahannock, (now Essex) - deed dated 25 Jan.1686.(Genealogies of VA Families, Vol. 1--Brooke Famiily of VA-pg. 506)
1689 RES: Essex Co, VA, Robert Brooke with his wife Catherine (dau. and sister of Humphrey Booth) were living in said county where he was justice of the peace. Three of their sons were Robert, a "Knight of the Golden Horseshoe," Humphrey and William (Genealogies of Virginia Families I, Brooke, p. 440).
1692 Justice Aquiring his commission in May 1692-1708 Gentleman Justice, whose duties included the issuance of marriage licenses, witnessing recordation's of deeds and land sales, levying taxes, and other responsibilities.
1693 DEED: Essex Co, VA, Robert Brooke and wife Katherine signed a deed stating that he was 40 years old, also Humphrey Booth (Genealogies of Virginia Families I, Brooke, p. 444).
1702: Coroner.
1712 Death date from will of Samuel Thacker dtd 16 Dec 1712 and will of Leonard Tarrant dated 1718
There is a tablet in the Essex Court House at Tappahannock, incribed thusly--

In Memory Of
ROBERT BROOKE
Gentleman Justice of Ye Old Court 1692-1706
and of
ROBERT BROOKE JR
Deputy Clerk of Ye Old Court 1700
HORSE SHOE KNIGHT

Proof Robert is the husband of Catherine Booth,and Humphrey is his son, see Essex Records, Book 1, in which Humphrey Booth mentions daughter and Robert Brooke, her husband .This is recorded 7 Aug.1689. See also Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. IX p. 317, for sons Robert, Humphrey and William. Humphrey Brooke is mentioned in Robert's will as a loving brother. See Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol X, p.435

(1) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites:
(a) "VA Hist. Magazine," Vol. 11, p.445. (b) "William & Mary
Quarterly," Jan 1903, p.210. (c) Will, Bk 7, p.265. (d) "Virginia
Biography."
(2) "The Compendium of American Genealogy," Vol. IV, ed. by
Frederick Adams Virkus (Reprint 1930. Genealogical Pub. Co.,
Baltimore, 1968) p.570.
Marriage to Catherine Booth: (1) 1689. (2)
Death: (1) 16 Dec 1712, Essex Co., VA. (2) 1712.
(1) 1692-1708: "Gentleman Justice."
(1) 1702: Coroner.



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Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Justice Of Essex County May 1692. Aquiring his commission in May 1692-1708.

Occupation: Coroner 1702.

Robert married Catherine BOOTH , daughter of Captain Humphrey BOOTH Of Rappahannock and Margaret UNDERWOOD , on 19 Jun 1689 in Essex Co., Virginia. Catherine was born about 1664 in Old Rappahannock, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: (Wm. & M Quarterly, Jan 1903, p. 210).
Database: Essex County, Virginia Marriages, 1655-1900
: 1689,
: BOOTH,
: CATHARINE
: Daughter of Humphrey Booth, married Robert Brooke
Book: D 8, Page: 49
Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia page 24


General Notes: 1685 Sept 4 Catherine had been placed in the care of Mrs. Martha Moseley wife of Capt. William Moseley since his(father) decease. (1676-82, 172). (Wm. &ary Quarterly, Jan 1903,p.210)
Catherine was put in possession of half of her father's estate 4 sep 1685, having come of age and on 19 Jun joined in a deed with her brother Humphrey Booth. Source : Genealogies of VA Families, Vol. 1 Brooke Family of VA, p. 506.
1689 Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia
page 24: 1689,: BOOTH, CATHARINE; Daughter of Humphrey, married Robert Brooke Book: D 8, Page: 4

(1) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites:
(a) "VA Hist. Magazine," VXIII, p.325-326. (b) "William & Mary
Quarterly," Jan 1903, p.210. (c) Robert Brooke's Will, Bk 7, p.265.

! Birth: (1) 1664, VA, d/o Humphrey Booth/Margaret Underwood.
Marriage to Robert Brooke: (1) 1689.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F    i. Mary BROOKE was born in Essex Co., Virginia and died on 28 Nov 1748 in Essex Co., Virginia.

+ 3 M    ii. Robert II BROOKE "The Knight" was born about 1700 in "Farmer's Hall" Essex County, Virginia and died about 1744 in Virginia, about age 44.

+ 4 M    iii. Humphrey BROOKE Sr. was born about 1701 in Essex Co., Virginia and died on 14 Oct 1738 in King William Co. VA, about age 37.

+ 5 M    iv. William "The Elder" BROOKE was born about 1702 in Essex Co., Virginia and died in 1734 in Died In A Naval Battle, about age 32.


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