Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Susanna CLEERE (1648-1682)
and Elizabeth SKINNER (c1660-1727)
Brooks may have married twice.
Firstly to Susanna Cleere on 16 September 1669 in
Billingshurst, Sussex. William was of Pulborough and Susanna of
Billingshurst. He may then have married Elizabeth
on 29 April 1684 in Wisborough Green,
Sussex. They were both then of Pulborough, Sussex. (William and
Elizabeth may have been my 8x Great Grandparents.)
Brooks date and place of
birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
Susan Cleare was baptised on 13 June 1648 in Billingshurst.
She was the daughter of Richard Cleare and Susan
Burchfould. She was buried on 14 March 1682 in Pulborough and
the burial register recorded that she was Susan wife of
date and place of birth are unknown, to me. She may have been buried
on 26 November 1727 in Pulborough, but the burial register only records that
Elizabeth Brooks, widow was buried.
William Brooks and Susanna Cleere had 5 known children:
Mary Brooks was baptised in 1672 in Pulborough and
buried there on 14 March 1682.
William Brooks was baptised on 5 November 1674 in
Pulborough, and I assume he died as an infant.
William Brooks was baptised on 23 April 1676 in
Pulborough. He may have been buried on 22 July 1753 in Pulborough,
but the burial register only records the name and no other identifying
William married Mary James by licence dated 13 May 1701
and issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester. The licence recorded
that William was a bachelor of Pulborough and Mary a spinster of
William and Mary had the following children:
William Brooks was baptised on 6 January 1701/2 in
Pulborough. He died aged 83 years and was buried on 8 July
1784 in Wisborough Green.
Richard Brooks was baptised on 12 September 1703 in
John Brooks was buried on 26 February 1681/2 in
Pulborough. The burial register recorded that he was the son of
Richard Brooks was baptised on 2 February 1681/2 in
Pulborough. He was buried on 4 July 1720 in Pulborough.
Richard married before or about 1698,
possibly to Sarah.
A Sarah Brooks, widow was buried on 7 October 1736 in
Richard and Sarah had the following children:
Richard Brooks was baptised on 25 November 1698 in
Pulborough and buried there on 6 July 1702. Only his father's
name was recorded in the baptism and burial register.
Sarah Brooks was baptised on 3 October 1700 in
Pulborough. Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism
Sarah married John Woods on 15 May 1722 in Pulborough.
They were both then of Pulborough.
Elizabeth Brooks was baptised on 28 November 1701
in Pulborough and probably died as an infant. The baptism
register only recorded her father's name.
Elizabeth married William Cowper on 20 April 1727 in
Elizabeth Brooks was baptised on 20 December 1703
in Pulborough. Only her father's name was recorded in the
Christina Brooks was buried on 21 February 1706/7
in Pulborough. The burial register only records her father's
Anne Brookes was baptised on 6 April 1711 in
Pulborough and buried there on 5 August 1712. Only her
father's name was recorded in the baptism and burial register.
William Brooks and
Elizabeth Skinner had 1 known child:
was baptised on 23 April 1685 in Wisborough Green. He married
Elizabeth Tulley in
1710. (They have their own page.