Richard BROOKS

Richard BROOKS

Male Abt 1809 - Between 1867-1871Deceased

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  • Name Richard BROOKS  [1
    Born Abt 1809  Combe Martin, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1867-1871  At Sea to/from South America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 11 siblings 
    Person ID I3192  WILLIS01
    Last Modified 13 May 2011 

    Father Ancestors Charles BROOKS,   b. 1778, Combe Martin, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1848, Combe Martin, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ancestors Elizabeth HANCOCK,   b. 1779, Combe Martin, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1834, Combe Martin, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Sep 1801 
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Ancestors Ursula DINES,   b. 24 Oct 1813, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1888 
    Married 17 Jun 1835  St James, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Frederick William BROOKS,   b. 1841, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Jane BROOKS,   b. Abt 1843, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Anne BROOKS,   b. Abt 1844, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Richard Charles BROOKS,   b. Abt 1846, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Emily L BROOKS,   b. Abt 1849, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Richard Edwin BROOKS,   b. Abt 1850, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Charles H BROOKS,   b. Abt 1855, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richard Brooks was born approx. 1809 in Combe Martin in Devon, he appears to have moved from Devon to the city of Bristol were on the 17/6/1835 he married Usselia Dines (b. 24/10/1813 & died approx.1888) at St. James chuch.

      The 1st five children were born in Bristol & the 1841 census shows the family living at Princes St. with Frederick just a few months old. There is also a Caroline Dines living with them which would be the sister of Usselia.

      Records show that Usselia was born to a John & Hannah Dines with other children listed as = Daniel bp.19/11/1815, Henritta bp.15/6/1817, Jane & William - twins bp.14/11/1819, Sarah bp.24/2/1822, Caroline bp. 9/1/1825 all baptized at St.Stephens Church, Bristol.

      The family later moved to the City of Liverpool & the 1861 census shows the family at Burlington St. Liverpool.

      Richard was by profession a Mariner M.S. Information from Liverpool Maritime Museum shows that he passed his Certificate of Competency on 23/7/1854 enabling him to be a ships Captain = master Ordinary with certificate number - 11,580.

      He travelled on the following ships:-
      Frederick /1855 to Australia, lost Oct. 13th 1855
      Wm Gibson /1855-6 to East Indies
      Water Witch /1856-8 to S.America
      James Hull /1859-60 to S.America
      Antilla /1860 to S America
      Hawthorn /299- ton barque owned by J Ransom 1861 to W Indies
      Mary Block /147-ton schooner owned by J Ransom 1861-2 to S America
      Favourite / 643 tons owned by B Whtwth. 1862 to S America
      Sea Nymph / 1862 to Fr, Po & Sp.
      Druid /1863-4 W Indies & S America, lost 14th Nov. 1864
      Ullswater /1865-7 S America
      Persia /1867 to S America (Royal Mail steamer for Cunard c. 1856?)

      He acted as 2nd mate for most of the ships but was down as the ships master for the Hawthorn, Mary Block and Favourite. He was still registered as a ships master in the records from 1874 to 1879 but there are no ships to his name for this period, but he is not on the register in 1880.
      Usselia appears to be a widow by 1871, so Richard could have died between 1867 & 1871, possibly aboard his last ship the Persia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] >BROOKS, Bob.