Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edward BROOKS (1677-1742)

and Mary GREENFIELD (c1685-?)


Edward Brooks and Mary Greenfield married on  5 May 1709 in Itchingfield, Sussex.  He was then of Thakeham and she of Itchingfield.  Edward may also have married Sarah Edmonds on 9 June 1741 in Thakeham, Sussex.

Edward Brooks was baptised on 4 April 1677 in Shipley, Sussex.  He was the son of Moses Brooks (1633-1682) and Mary Andrew (?-1709).  He was buried on 11 February 1742 in Thakeham, Sussex, as Edward Brooks, senior.

Mary Greenfieldís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  A Mary Brooks, widow was buried on 14 June 1759 in Thakeham, but if Edward married again in 1741, then the 1759 burial must be of another Mary.

Sarah Edmonds date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She may have been buried as Sarah Brooks, widow, on 28 October 1755 in Thakeham.


Edward Brooks and Mary Greenfield had 6 known children:

  1. Betty Brooks was baptised on 3 June 1714 in Thakeham.

    As Elizabeth Brooks might she have married Robert Jupp by licence on 4 December 1726 in Wiggonholt, Sussex.  Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry Chichester, which noted that she was from Thakeham and he from Broadwater.

  2. Mary Brooks was baptised on 18 May 1715 in Thakeham.

  3. John Brooks was baptised on 26 February 1716/7 in Thakeham.  He may have been buried on 8 June 1750 in Thakeham.

    John may have married Sarah Stephens on 6 May 1740 in Wisborough Green, Sussex or Mary Stringer by banns on 14 April 1743 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  (I think he married Mary rather than Sarah.)

  4. Edward Brooks was baptised on 29 May 1721 in Thakeham.  He married Mary Soutter in 1753.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Ann Brooks was baptised on 1 December 1723 in Thakeham.

  6. Sarah Brooks was baptised on 24 May 1726 in Thakeham.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012