Descendants of Robert Brooke

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6. Mary TARRANT died about 1741.

Mary married Rev. Robert ROSE on 23 Feb 1733. Rev. Robert ROSE died before 12 Nov 1751 in Richmond Co., VA.

General Notes: Rev. Rose was the first rector of St. Anne's Episcopal Church located on S. fork of Totter Creek where it is crossed by the road from Scottsville to Howardsville. History of Albemarle County, by Rev. Edgar Woods. Land is possibly now part of University. Rev. Rose residence was in what became Amherst County, not far from New Glasgow, but he preached occasionally in the churches in Albemarle.
John Walker witnessed a deed for Robert Rose, 13 June 1751. Rev. Rose
died this same year, a book about his life is in Virginia State Library. His will dated 30 June 1751, proved 12 Nov 1751.

Tradition has it that the bateau's flattened-bottom design is based on the dugout canoes of American Indians. The Rev. Robert Rose is believed to have invented bateaux in 1749 when he hit upon the idea of lashing two of the dugout canoes together to create a gently rounded, almost flat-bottomed boat just the right size and shape to carry hogsheads of tobacco from Rose's Amherst County tobacco plantation. The bateaux were pushed up and down the canals by long poles similar to those used by Venetian gondoliers.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Tobbaco Grower/Rector of St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle Co.

Children from this marriage were:

   22 M    i. John ROSE .

General Notes: Inheired 100 acre plantation on Tarent Point from grandmother Mary Brooke Tarent. Essex Co. Will Bk. 8 pp.104-105

7. Leonard TARRANT SR. was born about 1714 and died after 1791 in Greenville, SC.

General Notes: Argument: Considerable effort has been made to connect Leonard TARRANT of SC to LeonardTarent of VA, who died in MD in 1718. There is substantial information about the ancestry of the latter Leonard TARENT, including the BROOKE, BOOTH and UNDERWOOD families. He married Mary BROOKE and their daughter Mary married Rev. Robert ROSE. No positive evidence has been found connecting the TARRANT and TARENT families, and available information indicates such a connection may be incorrect.

Leonard married Mrs. Mary HARGROVE . Mrs. was born of Amherst Co. VA.

General Notes: Mary is Leonard's second wife and was a widow. She is not the mother of his children.


Children from this marriage were:

   23 M    i. Benjamin TARRANT died in 1819 in South Carolinia.

   24 M    ii. Capt. Leonard TARRANT Jr. was born after 1735 and died on 3 Jul 1777.

Leonard married Mary TANKERSLEY .

   25 M    iii. John TARRANT was born in 1741 in Virginia and died in 1799 in Greenville, SC, at age 58.

+ 26 F    iv. Elizabeth TARRANT was born about 1742 in Henry, Franklin County, Virginia and died after 1811 in Warren County, Kentucky.

+ 27 M    v. Rev. James TARRANT was born on 30 Nov 1753 in Halifax Co. VA and died in 1840 in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, at age 87.

+ 28 M    vi. Samuel TARRANT .

   29 F    vii. Nelly TARRANT .

Nelly married DANIEL .

   30 M    viii. Reuben TARRANT was born on 20 Apr 1763 in Virginia and died in 1841 in Garrard Co, VA, at age 78.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Soldier Of The Revolution (VA Soldiers Of 1776).

Reuben married Charity Cox BALLINGER on 29 Apr 1784. Charity was born on 14 Jun 1764.

8. Col. Robert (S/O The Knight) BROOKE III was born about 1730 in "Brookesby" Essex County, VA and died about 1790 in Essex Co., Virginia, about age 60.

General Notes: 1744 An accomplished surveyor in his own right, Robert(S/O the Knight) was appointed County Surveyor of Essex and Caroline after his father's death. Like his father before him, young Robert was also chosen to make a journey in auspicious company. In the spring of 1744 he was one of "seven flaming fine gentlemen" selected to accompany Virginia commissioners to the frontier town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There they would be joined by delegates from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the Six Nations of the Iroquois to negotiate a new land treaty. Virginia's senior commissioner was Thomas Lee of Stratford, presently to become acting governor, and his second was Colonel William Beverley of Orange County. The Virginians' journey began aboard the yacht Margaret, up the Chesapeake Bay to Annapolis, where they were "entertained by Governor and Madam Bladen. At Philadelphia old James Logan personally conducted them through his library; they hearkened to the Presbyterian preacher, Gilbert Tennent; and they took tea with the prominent Jewish merchant, Solomon Levy." At last arriving in Lancaster, the delegations settled down to arbitration. In due time, Commissioner Thomas Lee was able to report that Virginia was now bounded on the west "by the South Sea...including California."
Meanwhile, back in London, the Privy Council finally took up and adjudicated Virginia v. Fairfax. "The decree entered on April 11, 1745, found that the Northern Neck proprietary included all the lands between the rivers Potomac and Rappahannock lying east of a straight line from the head spring of Potomac, as established by the survey of 1736, to the head spring of the Rappahannock." It was now necessary to survey the Fairfax Line. Commissioners were appointed, and they in turn selected four surveyors: Peter Jefferson (father of Thomas Jefferson), Benjamin Winslow, Thomas Lewis, and Robert Brooke. From the Rappahannock head spring, the surveyors struck a northwest line which took them up and down mountains, through swamps, creeks, and thickets, all the while chaining the distance for 76 miles. Nearing the Potomac head spring, they sent Benjamin Winslow scouting for the trees marked ten years earlier. When he succeeded and returned to tell them, Thomas Lewis wrote "This piece of good News was So very agreeable yet it Seemd [to] Inspire every one with New life & vigour & was then Resolved to Run a traverse to the Spring head..."
When the entire party arrived at the copse of marked trees, Robert Brooke beheld his late father's carved initials. The team ran a corrected line back, and closed within 100 yards of their beginning point. The map prepared by Peter Jefferson and Robert Brooke "introduced topographic details of the little-known northern region between the Blue Ridge and Alleghenies that were a valuable addition to Virginia's cartography."

Securing Virginia's Future
The Brooke men's surveying careers can be measured by how much they were trusted by others, especially their professional peers who shared mutual cares, labors, and dangers. Although surveying Virginia's highways, byways, and wilderness kept them away from their families for extended periods, both men were loving husbands and fathers. Robert Brooke-father and son-were equally at ease with powerful colonial officials and settlers as well as Indians of the frontier. Both men, through their surveying, mapping, and ambassadorial contributions helped secure Virginia's future.

Mary Munson Rouse Root is a licensed land surveyor, the Editor of Backsights (Journal of the Surveyors Historical Society), and an 11th generation Virginian.
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Title: Colonial Families of the United States of America, Volume I
Author: George Norbury MacKenzie
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Company (1907)

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: 1744 County Surveyor of Essex and Caroline.

Robert married Mary FAUNTLEROY , daughter of Col. William FAUNTLEROY and Apphia Keene BUSHROD , in 1758 in Essex Co., Virginia. Mary was born about 1732 in Westmoreland Co., VA.

Marriage Notes: ,Essex Co.,VA,Book D28, pg 171
Mary Fauntleroy
Name of Spouse 2: Robert Brooke
Marriage Date: 1758
Original Source Page: 171
Book: D 28
Comment: Mary, dau. of William Fauntleroy
Place: Old Rappahannoch and Essex Counties



Children from this marriage were:

+ 31 M    i. Robert BROOKE IV was born about 1758 in Virginia and died about 1779, about age 21.

+ 32 F    ii. Catherine Fauntleroy BROOKE was born on 14 Feb 1762 in Virginia and died on 23 Oct 1821 in Virginia, at age 59.

+ 33 F    iii. Mary Bushrod BROOKE was born on 21 Feb 1764 in Naylor's Hole, Essex Co., Virginia.

+ 34 M    iv. Edmund BROOKE was born about 1770 in Virginia and died on 2 Jun 1835 in Virginia, about age 65.

+ 35 F    v. Susanna BROOKE died in Virginia, and was buried in Buried In A Small Vass Plot In The Confederate Cemetery, Next To Husband James.

+ 36 M    vi. William BROOKE .

   37 M    vii. Richard BROOKE .

+ 38 M    viii. Humphrey Booth BROOKE .

   39 F    ix. Sarah Elizabeth BROOKE .

Sarah married John MICOU in 1789 in Virginia. John was born in 1764 in Essex Co., Virginia and died in 1848 in Winston, Mississippi, at age 84.

9. Richard BROOKE Of Smithfield was born about 1732 in Virginia and died in 1792 in Virginia, about age 60.

Death Notes: gout in the stomach,

General Notes: "Smithfield" located near Frederickburg, VA
The MANNSFIELD HALL COUNTRY CLUB 3.3 m., is (L) beyond a golf course. The main part of the large two-story brick house with Ionic portico was built by William Pratt in 1805. The grounds are part of an estate of Major Lawrence Smith, who in 1676 built and commanded the fort the general assembly had authorized near the falls of the Rappahannock. The family seat here, then called Smithfield, was built by Smith's son, Major Augustine Smith, who in 1716 entertained the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. Upon the marriage of Richard Brooke to Ann Hay Taliaferro, who inherited it, Smithfield became a home of the Brooke family. Here was born Dr.Lawrence Brooke (c.1752-1803), surgeon on John Paul Jones's ship, the Bonhomme Richard, and his brothers, Robert Brooke (1751-99), Governor of Virginia (1794-96), and General Francis Taliaferro, Brooke (1763-1851), soldier and jurist. After Mannsfield, near by, was destroyed, its name was given to Smithfield.


The Smithfield family at this time consisted of a kind and excellent father; an amiable mother-in-law, who had one son, William, who, when he came to man's estate, studied law, was successful in his practice, died young, and left an amiable family; my whole brothers, Dr. Laurence Brooke, and Robert Brooke, and my twin brother John.

My father's name was Richard Brooke. He left four sons and a daughter by my mother, and a fifth son by his second wife; he died aged sixty of gout in the stomach, in the year 1792. He was a handsome man (as may be seen by his picture which I have); with great vivacity of spirits; he read much; had a good library of the books of that age. He sent my two eldest brothers, Laurence and Robert, at an early age, to Edinburgh College, where they were educated for the two learned professions, Medicine and Law, and did not return to this country until the revolution had progressed. They got over to France and Dr. Brooke was appointed by Dr. Franklin Surgeon of the "Bon Homme Richard," commanded by the celebrated John Paul Jones, and was in the battle with the Serapis, and all the battles of that memorable cruise.
Volume II Chapter XI A Narrative of My Life for My Family. Narrative.

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Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Surveyor.

Richard married Ann Hay TALIAFERRO , daughter of Francis TALIAFERRO and Elizabeth HAY , in 1750 in Virginia. Ann was born on 7 Sep 1731 in Virginia and died before 1782.

General Notes: Ann Hay Taliaferro Brooke
Date: Mar 23, 1757
Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
Property: A negro girl.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
Remarks: Francis Taliaferro of Spts. Co., Gent., to his daughter, Ann Hay Brooke. Deed of Gift. A negro girl. 7 Jun 1757.
Description: Grantee
Book date: E


Children from this marriage were:

+ 40 M    i. Dr. Lawrence BROOKE was born on 23 Aug 1758 in "Smithfield", On The Rappahannock River, Spotsylvania Co. VA, died in 1803 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, at age 45, and was buried in 1803 in Probably Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge Burying Ground.

   41 M    ii. Gov. Robert BROOKE was born about 1751 in "Smithfield", On The Rappahannock River, Spotsylvania Co. VA and died in 1799 in Virginia, about age 48.

General Notes: Robert was captured during the Revo War and sent to England. He escaped returning to America only to be captured again. He began the practice of law and served in the House of Delegates before becoming Governor of VA in 1794; later Attoney General.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A VIRGINIAN IN THE MEXICAN, INDIAN, AND CIVIL WARS BY GENERAL DABNEY HERNDON MAURY
EX-UNITED STATES MINISTER TO COLOMBIA SECOND EDITION
NEW YORK, CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1894

"About 1795 Robert Brooke, governor of Virginia, built his home upon Federal Hill, which looks over Sandy Bottom to Marye's Heights, a thousand yards away. Early in this century, Governor Brooke being dead, Federal Hill became the property of the family of Cobb, since of Georgia"

Incidentally, Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4 has given more Grand Masters to the Grand Lodge of Virginia than any other lodge -- eight, to date. These eight include: Judge James Mercer (GM 1784-86), Gov. Robert Brooke (GM 1795-97), Major Benjamin Day (GM 1797-1800), Hon. Oscar M. Crutchfield (GM 1841) Judge Beverley R. Wellford, Jr. (1877-79), Captain S. J. Quinn (GM 1907-08), Philip K. Bauman (GM 1914-15) and Edward H. Cann (GM1958-59).

In a letter to Virginia Governor Robert Brooke, George Washington explained his idea for a great "national university" to be established in the nation's capital city. Washington did not see this university in his lifetime, but approximately one hundred years later, in 1893, Washington's dream was realized when American University was chartered by an Act of the United States Congress. Through the vision of Methodist Bishop John Fletcher Hurst, the idea of a national university, an idea born with the nation itself, came into being.


Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Governor of VA/Attorney Gen.

Education: Edinburgh College.

Religion: Free Mason/Grand Master of Masons in VA.

+ 42 M    iii. Judge Francis "Frank" Taliaferro BROOKE was born on 27 Aug 1763 in "Smithfield", On The Rappahannock River, Spotsylvania Co. VA, died on 3 Mar 1851 in "St. Julien, " Spotsylvania, VA, at age 87, and was buried in 1851 in Graveyard On The Hill Above Their Home.

+ 43 M    iv. John Taliaferro BROOKE was born on 27 Aug 1763 in "Smithfield", On The Rappahannock River, Spotsylvania Co. VA and died about 1822 in Millvale, In Stafford County, West Virginia, about age 59.

+ 44 F    v. Elizabeth "Betsy" BROOKE was born about 1765 in "Smithfield", On The Rappahannock River, Spotsylvania Co. VA and died on 22 Aug 1800 in Virginia, about age 35.

Richard next married Second WIFE .

Children from this marriage were:

   45 M    i. William BROOKE .

15. William BROOKE died before 6 Jun 1777.

General Notes: In his will, Robert Brooke, the Horseshoe Knight, made mention of his lot of 1,840 acres in a tract of land called Brookesby, in Orange county, VA, which he devised to his son William Brooke.
1777 June 6 Son Robert sells land by direction of William Brooke, deceased for payments of his debts. 1

William married Mary BEALE .

Children from this marriage were:

   46 M    i. Robert S/O William BROOKE was born of Orange County, VA.

   47 M    ii. William BROOKE .

16. Col. George BROOKE was born about 1727 in Virginia, died on 7 Apr 1782 in Richmond, Richmond Co. VA, about age 55, and was buried in 1782 in King William Co. "Mantapike".

Birth Notes: assumed from marriage date

Death Notes: Apoplectic fit

General Notes: 1769 Apr 13, Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA, Property: 1019 a. in Spts. Co.
Notes:This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
Description: Executor Book date: G
A patriot, George was a member of the House of Burgesses for six years, the King and Queen County Committe of Safety, and the Virginia Conventions of 1775 and 1776 and was a colonel of the Virginia line. At the time of his death he was treasurer of Virginia. During his lifetime George Brooke enlarged his ancestral holdings by the purchase of a rich plantation on the Mataponi River in King and Queen County. Known as
Mantapike, this plantation became the family seat and was of importance as a shipping point for tobacco.

inherited 'Mantepike" from his mother
1725 WILL: King William Co, VA, 30 Jun, George Braxton, the elder, left a tract of 578 acres, lying upon the Mattapony River in King William Co, VA, "to his daughter, Elizabeth Brooke, and the heirs of her body." George Brooke as her eldest son inherited the tract from his mother
(Genealogies of Virginia Families I, Brooke, p. 448).


Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I
IV--Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons

George Brooke of "Manpatike," King and Queen county, was a son of Humphrey Brooke and Elizabeth Braxton, daughter of George Braxton, Sr. He was lieutenant-colonel of the King and Queen county militia, and burgess from 1765 to 1775 and member of the state conventions of 1774, 1775 and 1776. His will dated in 1781 was proved May 13, 1782. He married Hannah, daughter of Colonel Richard Tunstall.
George Brooke was born to Humphrey Brooke and Elizabeth Braxton. He served as the lieutenant colonel for the King and Queen County militia and represented the county in the House of Burgesses from 1765 to 1775. Brooke was a member of the state conventions of 1774, 1775, and 1776. He died in 1782.
http://www.resnet.wm.edu/~jmcard/#george%20brooke

1725 WILL: King William Co, VA, 30 Jun, George Braxton, the elder, left a tract of 578 acres, lying upon the Mattapony River in King William Co, VA, "to his daughter, Elizabeth Brooke, and the heirs of her body." George Brooke as her eldest son inherited the tract from his mother (Genealogies of Virginia Families I, Brooke, p. 448).

Gwathmey reported him as regimental paymaster of the First Virginia from 1775-1776. Further, he had George as colonel in the militia from 1775-80.
The tax list of 1787 for King William County had the estate of a George Brooke. One of that name of "Mantapike" in that county was a colonel in the revolution and Treasurer of Virginia (M. Lee Minnis, The First Virginia Regiment of Foot 1775-1783, 1998, p. 181).
1781 WILL: George left Manapike to his eldest son, Richard Brooke (Genealogies of Virginia Families I, Brooke, p. 448).
He died on 7 Apr 1782 in Richmond, VA (Gazette).

Other Sources:
The Virginia Genealogist: The Brooke Family of Virginia
1. "VA Historical Magazine," Vol. II, p.445.
2. "Genealogical Abstracts from 18th-Century Virginia Newspapers,"
by Robert K. Headley, Jr. (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1987)
p.40,344. Cites:
"The Virginia Gazette, or the American Advertiser," 13 Apr 1782, 26 Oct 1782, 2 Nov 1782.
"The Virginia Gazette and Weekly Advertiser," 13 Apr 1782.
"The Virginia Gazette," 16 Oct 1778.
3. "Old New Kent County - Some Account of the Planters, Plantations,
and Places in King William Co.,
St. John's Parish" by Malcolm Hart Harris (1977) p.553. FHL #975.
King & Queen Co.,VA Land Tax Returns, 1782.

Marriage to Hannah Tunstall: (1)
Death: (1) 17 Apr 1782. (2a,b) Last Sun.morning (7 Apr 1782), Richmond, VA of an apoplectic fit.

(1) Of "Mantapike," King and Queen Co., VA. (2a,b) Of King and
Queen Co., VA.
(1,2a,b) Treasurer of VA.
(2c) 1778, 16 Oct: Richard Tunstall and George Brooke, executors of
the estate of Col. Richard Tunstall of King and Queen Co., VA, dec'd,
advertise the sale of a tract of land containing 700-800 acres in Amelia
Co., VA.
(3a) 1782: George Brooke Estate taxed for 1,539 3/4 acres, King &
Queen Co., VA.
(2a,b) 1782, Oct: Robert Price of King & Queen Co., executor of the
estate of Col. George Brooke, Esq., advertised the sale of one moiety of
a grist mill known as Brooke's Mill.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Planter "Mantapike"/Treasuer of VA.

Education: William & Mary.

George married Hannah TUNSTALL , daughter of Col. Richard TUNSTALL and Anne Walker HILL , in 1749.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 48 F    i. Mary BROOKE was born about 1759 and died about 1800, about age 41.

+ 49 M    ii. Richard BROOKE was born in 1760 in Virginia and died in 1816, at age 56.

   50 F    iii. Hannah BROOKE .

Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: Never Married.

+ 51 F    iv. Elizabeth BROOKE died about 1800 in Virginia.

+ 52 F    v. Catherine BROOKE was born about 1757 and died on 8 Sep 1827 in Norfolk, Virginia, about age 70.

   53 M    vi. William BROOKE died before 18 Sep 1804.

General Notes: The will of William Brooke ia among some papers in Williamsburg. It names brother Richard Brooke and sister Catherine Tunstall, and the three children of my deceased sister Mary Hill, nephew Thomas, daughter Price and two unmarried nieces, daughters of Robert Price Appoints Richard Brooke exor. dated February 1804. Witnessed by H. Young, Charles Smith, George M. Brooke. Proved at King and Queen Court-house September 18 1804 1

18. Col. David Humphrey BROOKE Of Fauquier 2 was born about 1730 in Fauquier Co., VA., died about 1802 in Fauquier Co., VA., about age 72, and was buried in 1802 in Fauquier Co., VA.

General Notes: *Signs name David H. Brooke Virginia legistlature January 21st, 1786

From the book Fauquier County 1759-1959 [Fauquier County Bicentennial Committee, 1959, published by Virginia Publishing, Warrenton] p.84,85

The First Churches
The first vestry of Leeds, several of whose members lived in the Court House village, consisted of Martin Pickett, John O'Bannon, James Scott, Henry Peyton, William Edmonds, Humphrey Brooke, Samuel Grigsby, William Pickett, Charles Chinn, Thomas Marshall, John Moffett and John Chilton. The first minister of Leeds was the Reverend James Thomson, who came from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1739.

Entered the British navy as a midshipman during the colonial times. When war broke out between England and the American colonies, Humphrey took the Virginia colony's part, was captured by the British, and was treated with great cruelty. He was clerk of Fauquier and Prince William counties.
1759 COURT: Fauquier Co, VA, M1, first clerk of courts of said county.
1764 May 24 Fauquier Court p 285 Humphrey Brooke took the usual oaths to his majesty's person and government and subscribed the test.
1770: Vestryman of Leeds Parish, Fauquier Co., VA.
1770: On rent roll of landowners owing quitrents to Lord FAIRFAX, Fauquier Co., VA. Charged with 300 acres.
1775, Witness to John Whiting's will
1775, Dec. He was a representative of Gloucester County to the convention of delegates, which was held in Richmond, and was appointed by the Delegates of Virginia and the Board of Commissioners to superintend and direct the colony's naval affairs.
1779-80 He was a Col. in the VA militia .
1781 COURT: Fauquier Co, VA, M6-5, resigned as commander-in-chief of said county militia.
1782 Brother George Brooke leaves 1,000 acres in Orange county to brother Humphrey.
1786. Member of VA Senate.1786. Signs name David H. Brooke Virginia legislature January 21st, 1786
1787 TAX: Fauquier Co, VA, List C, Humphrey Brooke, 2 WM 16-21;
Slaves 15 >16, 12 <16; 10 horses; 9 cattle; 4 carriage wheels; charged
with tax for George Brooke, Chas. Martin, Francis Brook (16-21), Chas.
Steven Dade (16-21).
1788 June, Humphrey was sent as a delegate from Fauquier Co. to the VA Convention . He was one of the 89 who voted for ratification of the Constitution.
1789 Sept 26 D pg 164 Buys land from Stephen Donaldson
1792-1802 He was clerk of VA Senate
1793 COURT: Fauquier Co, VA, M10-323, resigned as clerk of courts of said county, son Francis replaced him.
1796 Death of daughter Mary "Molly" Brown
1800 Fauquier Co., VA Tax List. District of Elias Edmonds Jr.
1802 He was clerk of VA Senate
After 1802 death


(1) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) "VA
Historical Magazine," Vol. II, p.445.
(2) "The Compendium of American Genealogy," Vol. IV, ed. by Frederick Adams Virkus (Reprint 1930. Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1968) p.570,690. Ancestry of Rosalie McCormick Smithey.
(3) "Fauquier Families 1759-1799," by John P. Alcock (1994) p.23, 44. FHL
975.5275 D2a. Cites: (a) Deed Bk 5, p.401, 403. (b) Minute Bk 1. (c) Minute Bk 4, p.223. (d) Minute Bk 6, p.5. (e) Minute Bk 10, p.323. (f) Deed Bk 14, p.351.
(4) Fauquier Co., VA 1800 Tax List. District of Elias Edmonds Jr.
(1) Of Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1759: Humphrey BROOKE, the first clerk of Fauquier Co., VA, served for 34 years.
(3c) 1770: Vestryman of Leeds Parish, Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1770: On rent roll of landowners owing quitrents to Lord FAIRFAX, Fauquier Co., VA. Charged with 300 acres.
(3a) 1773: Thomas MARSHALL, John MOFFETT, Martin PICKETT, John
OBANNON, James SCOTT, Henry PEYTON, William EDMONDS, Charles
CHINN, Humphrey BROOKE, Samuel GRIGSBY, John CHILTON, and William
PICKETT, Vestrymen of Leeds Parish, Fauquier Co., VA, bought for use as parish glebe 25 acres from Thomas BARTLETT and 83 acres on Little River from John & Sarah FISHBACK.
(3) 1777: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in John MOFFETT's Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1778: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Fauquier Co., VA.
(2) Of the Fauquier Co., VA Militia.
(3) 1781: Col. Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Ambrose BARNETT and John
COOKE's Southern District, Fauquier Co., VA.
(3d) 1781: Resigned as Commander-in-chief of Fauquier Co., VA Militia.
(3) 1782: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1783: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1784: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1785: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1786: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1787: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Travers NASH's Northeast District, Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1788: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Travers NASH's Northeast District, Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1789: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Travers NASH's Northeast District, Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1790: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in George ROGERS' Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1791: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in George ROGERS' Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1792: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in George ROGERS' Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1793: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Thomas DIGGES' Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3e) 1793: Resigned as clerk of courts, Fauquier Co., VA. Was succeeded by his son Francis, who filled the position for the next 12 years.
(3) 1794: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in John FISHBACK's Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1795: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in John FISHBACK's Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1796: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in John O'BANNON's Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1797: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Elias EDMONDS' Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1798: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Elias EDMONDS' Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3) 1799: Humphrey BROOKE taxed in Elias EDMONDS' Northeast District,
Fauquier Co., VA.
(3f) 1799: Voted, Fauquier Co., VA.
(4) 1800: Humphrey BROOKE Taxed in Elias EDMONDS Jr.'s District, Fauquier Co., VA, for 1free male over 16, 9 horses, 13 tithable slaves over 16, 2 tithable slaves between 12 and 16, 4-wheel carriage.
Fauquier county Virginia Minute Book Abstracts 1763-1764 {(Gen 975.5 5736 Fauqu VA)
Fauquier county, Virginia, Deed Book #10, 1788-1792

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Clerk Of The Court Fauquier 1759-1793 -34 Years.

Occupation: May Have Owned "Dumphries".

Education: Classic education.

Religion: Church of England.

David married Ann WHITING , daughter of Colonel Thomas Mathew WHITING and Unknown . Ann was born on 29 Nov 1744 and died in Virginia.

General Notes: !(1) "The Compendium of American Genealogy," Vol. IV, ed. by Frederick Adams Virkus (Reprint 1930. Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1968) p.570.
Birth: (1) d/o Mathew Whiting.

Fauquier Co. Va. Deed Bk. 7
p. 75 April 26, 1779
Between FRANCIS WHITING of Fauquier Co. and (to) HUMPHREY BROOKE AND ANN HIS WIF in consideration of natural love and affection Francis Whiting has for Humphrey Brooke and Ann his wife.. bounded ... lands of RICHARD CHICHESTER, SAMUEL PORTER, THOMAS PORTER, GEORGE BOSWELL, line of COL. HENRY FITZHUGH between the Branch and TURKEY RUN to them during their natural lives ...
proved at court April 1779


Children from this marriage were:

   54 F    i. Mary "Molly" BROOKE was born about 1760 in Fauquier Co., VA. and died on 28 Feb 1796 in Fauquier Co., VA., about age 36.

Death Notes: At the home of brother in law Thomas Diggs

General Notes: WILL: Mary Brown (wife of Robert, widow of Samuel Boyd, daughter of Humphey Brooke). W3-3. 28 February 1796: pr M 12-236, April 1796 by William and Dr. Samuel Chilton: Charles Marshall, Frances Brooke admins with will annexed. Her non-cupative will made the night she died at home of Thomas Digges. Bequest to George, Francis, Matthew, Anne, and Lucy Brooke, Kitty Powell, Elizabeth Digges. M 12-455, 1796. George, Francis, Ann, Lucy, and Matthew Whiting Brooke, last three by next friend Francis Whiting: Thomas &Elizabeth Digges: and Burr & Catherine Powell ag her admins: Elizabeth Digges share to be delivered per her will to Francis Brooke as trustee for her and her children.

Mary married Dr. Samuel BOYD on 13 Aug 1777 in Fauquier Co., VA.

Mary next married Robert BROWN on 29 May 1786 in Fauquier Co., VA.

+ 55 M    ii. George BROOKE was born about 1765 in Fauquier Co., VA. and died about 1828 in Lewis Co. , Kentucy, about age 63.

+ 56 M    iii. Francis BROOKE was born about 1766 in Fauquier Co., VA., died in Oct 1800 in Fauquier Co., VA., about age 34, and was buried in 1800 in Brooke Cemetery, Ingleside, Casanova, VA Fauquier , Virginia.

+ 57 F    iv. Catherine "Kitty" BROOKE was born on 9 Jun 1770 in Fauquier Co., VA., died on 18 May 1851 in Middleburg, VA, at age 80, and was buried in Cemetery Behind Emmanuel Church In Middleburg.

+ 58 M    v. Dr. Matthew Whiting BROOKE was born on 24 Sep 1778 in Fauquier Co., VA. and died on 18 Aug 1816 in Fauquier Co., VA., at age 37.

+ 59 F    vi. Lucy BROOKE was born in Fauquier Co., VA.

+ 60 F    vii. Elizabeth BROOKE was born in Fauquier Co., VA.

   61 F    viii. Ann BROOKE was born in Fauquier Co., VA. and died about 1831 in Died Unmarried.

General Notes: 1784: Frances WHITING gives niece Ann BROOKE 2 slaves, Fauquier Co.,
VA.
1810 U.S. Census , Virginia , Fauquier, Unknown Townships, pg 275
Anne's will, probated 1831 appoints her sister Lucy's husband, Thomas Ingram executor. She makes requests to Thomas B. P, Ingram, Catherine Mary Noland, Lucy Fitzhugh and others.

David next married Mildred (Milly) TOMPKINS . Mildred (Milly) TOMPKINS died about 1811.

General Notes: The will of Mrs Milly Brooke, second wife of Humphrey of Fauquier, probated 25 Feb 1811, leaves $20.00 each to Nancy and Elizabeth Ingram for the purchase of rings.

19. Col. Robert BROOKE was born about 1729 in Virginia and died on 28 Jan 1790 in Essex Co., Virginia, about age 61.

General Notes: 1780 Executor of William Aylett's will
1790 DEATH: Essex Co, VA, 28 Jan, Robert Brooke, Esq., at his seat in Essex (Fredericksburg, Virginia, Gazette).
1791, 25 Jan: Indenture made between Humphrey Brooke, Robert Brooke, and William Brooke, legatees of Robert Brooke late of King William Co., St. David's Parish, to William Dabney, son of Isaac of same parish and county, 400 acres adjoining the lands of William Dabney (Brickhouse), Mordecai Boothe Jr., on the road leading from Dabney's shop to Moncuen Bridge Ben. Temple land. Recorded 23 Feb 1795.

(3a) 1795, Feb: William Dabney bought from the Brookes 220 acres which joined Ralph Wormley on the road leading from Mangohick Church to Dabney's Ferry and Mrs. Satterwhite's corner. The old house which stands on the estate of Col. Robert Brooke called "Brookfield" was probably the home of Col. Brooke in his lifetime and later the home of the Dabneys. It has large chimneys and appears to have been reconstructed over an earlier house. (3) The two tracts purchased from the Brookes together were the "Brookfield" estate.

! (1) "Virginia Historical Magazine," Vol. 16, p.103-104. "The Brooke
Family," by Prof. St. George Tucker Brooke.
(2) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a)
"VA Historical Magazine," Vol. II, p.445.
(3) "Old New Kent County - Some Account of the Planters, Plantations,
and Places in New Kent County," Vol. 1, by Malcolm Hart Harris (1977)
p.890. Cites: (a) King William Co., VA Book No. 11.

! Birth: (1) s/o Humphrey Brooke Sr./Elizabeth Braxton.
Marriage to Ann Aylett: (2)
Marriage to Lucy Dabney: (2)

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Lived "Gaywood" Near Millwood.

Education: Grad. Oxford, England.

Robert married Ann AYLETT , daughter of Philip AYLETT and Martha DANDRIDGE . Ann was born about 1745.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 62 M    i. Humphey BROOKE was born on 18 Sep 1760 in Virginia and died after 1848 in "Oaklands, " Near Winchester, Frederick Co, VA.

+ 63 F    ii. Martha BROOKE was born about 1765 in Virginia and died in 1822 in Bedford, VA, about age 57.

+ 64 F    iii. Mary "Nancy" BROOKE was born about 1766 and died before 1818.

   65 F    iv. Ann BROOKE was born about 1770 in Virginia.

Robert next married Lucy DABNEY , daughter of William DABNEY and Philadelphia GWATHMEY . Lucy was born in King William Co. VA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 66 M    i. Robert BROOKE was born in 1770 in Virginia and died on 14 Mar 1835, at age 65.

   67 F    ii. Lucy Ann BROOKE .

   68 F    iii. Elizabeth BROOKE .

   69 M    iv. William BROOKE .

General Notes: ! (1) "Old New Kent County - Some Account of the Planters,
Plantations, and Places in New Kent County," Vol. 1, by Malcolm Hart
Harris (1977) p.890. Cites: (a) King William Co., VA Book No. 11.

(1a) 1791, 25 Jan: Indenture made between Humphrey Brooke, Robert
Brooke, and William Brooke, legatees of Robert Brooke late of King
William Co., St. David's Parish, to William Dabney, son of Isaac of same
parish and county, 400 acres adjoining the lands of William Dabney
(Brickhouse), Mordecai Boothe Jr., on the road leading from Dabney's
shop to Moncuen Bridge Ben. Temple land. Recorded 23 Feb 1795.

   70 F    v. Hannah Braxton BROOKE .

20. William BROOKE .

William married Ann BENGER , daughter of Elliott BENGER and Dorothea BRAYNE .

Children from this marriage were:

   71 M    i. John BROOKE .

General Notes: Sarah Brooke in her will gave the land to her nephew John Brooke s/o brother William 1


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