Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John BROOKS (c1645-?)

and Susanna CLEERE (1648-1682)

and Elizabeth SKINNER (c1660-1727)

 

William 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 Skinner 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.)

William 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 William Brooks.

Elizabeth Skinner's 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:

  1. Mary Brooks was baptised in 1672 in Pulborough and buried there on 14 March 1682.

  2. William Brooks was baptised on 5 November 1674 in Pulborough, and I assume he died as an infant.

  3. 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 information.

    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 Wisborough Green.

    William and Mary had the following children:

    1. 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.

    2. Richard Brooks was baptised on 12 September 1703 in Pulborough. 

  4. John Brooks was buried on 26 February 1681/2 in Pulborough.  The burial register recorded that he was the son of William Brooks.

  5. 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 Pulborough.

    Richard and Sarah had the following children:

    1. 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.

    2. Sarah Brooks was baptised on 3 October 1700 in Pulborough.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.

      Sarah married John Woods on 15 May 1722 in Pulborough.  They were both then of Pulborough.

    3. 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 Pulborough.

    4. Elizabeth Brooks was baptised on 20 December 1703 in Pulborough.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.

    5. Christina Brooks was buried on 21 February 1706/7 in Pulborough.  The burial register only records her father's name.

    6. 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:

  1. John Brooks was baptised on 23 April 1685 in Wisborough Green.  He married Elizabeth Tulley in 1710.  (They have their own page.

 

BROOKS          CLEERE          SKINNER