Notes for John Brooke: John BROOKE oBIRTH: ABT 1525, London,London,England oDEATH: 1584, Eastcheap,London,England oREFERENCE: 13486 Father: Robert BROOKE Mother: Kathryn Family 1: Elizabeth WHATMAN or WATERMAN oMARRIAGE: 8 MAY 1554, St. Leonard's,Eastcheap,London,England 1.Johan or Joan BROOKE 2.William BROOKE 3.John BROOKE 4.Susan BROOKE 5.Margaret BROOKE 6.Elizabeth BROOKE 7.John BROOKE 8.Mary BROOKE 9.Robert BROOKE 10.Katherine BROOKE 11.Thomas BROOKE 12.Sarah BROOKE Info. also obtained from http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/g/i/b/James-H-Gibbs/GENE33-0001.html
Robert Brooke b. London, London, ENG d. 11 Jul 1551 London, ENG m. Katheryn b. abt 1501 London, Middlesex, ENG d. bef 23 Mar 1565/6 London, Middlesex, ENG children: Margaret, Frances, Isabell, Humphrey, Andrew, John John Brooke b. 1528 (Your information) London, Eng d. 8 Jul 1584 St. Leanard, Eastcheap, London, ENG m. 8 May 1554 St. Leanard, Eastcheap, London, ENG. Elizabeth Whetman/Whatman/Waterman b. 1528 Blethingley, Surrey, ENG d. 18 Jun 1599 London, ENG Parents: Thomas b. abt 1518 Alice b. abt 1522 children: William, Joan, Margeret, Elizabeth, John, Mary, Susan, Robert, Nathaniel, Thomas, Katherine, Sarah, Thomas
Joan Brooke b. 18 Jun 1559 London, ENG d. 1599 Shelford, Essex, ENG m. 18 Jun 1576 St. Leanard, Eastcheap, London, ENG Robert Foote b. 1553 Shelford, Essex, ENG d. 15 Feb 1608 Shelford, Essex, ENG parents: Robert Foote and Helen Warren children: Robert, Mary, David, James, Daniel, Joseph, Nathaniel, Francis Daniel, John DEMING, Elizabeth, Joshua, Phoebe, Samuel
not sure why John DEMING has a different surname unless he is adopted or simply changed his name at some point. Not able to varify any of this information as yet. I don't travel and I'm in the middle of the midwest. If you can verify any of this information I would appreciate the information. As well as if you can trace any of these lines further back.
There is no record of the burial for John Brooke in the St. Leonard's registers, but he may have died elsewhere and been buried in another parish. He had completed his apprenticeship as a leatherseller about 1546-7. There is an entry in the Registry of Freeman, City of London, Henry viii to Edward VI, unfortunately not always legible as follows: "John Broke, s. of ___ Broke, Citizen and marchanttailor, Apprentice of William [illegible[, Citizen and Letherseller, served with same, Wit.: the same William in the presence of Thomas Kightley, Wardes. Admitted 10 [month missing] year aforesaid (Entry M, 9 Jan [--]Henry VIII]" The will of John Brooke: "I John Brooke Citizen and Leatherseller of London beinge whole and sounde of bodye and of good and perfecte remembraunce...doe make...my last will...First and principally and above all earthlye thinges I gyve and bequeathe and commende my soule to allmightie god...And my bodye to be buried with the parish Church of Saincte Leonard nighe eastcheape in London...uf I doe dye within the said Cittye of London, yf not them to be buried where yt shall please god...And alsoe after my debts paide or sett in order to be paide...all and singuler my goods cattells, plate, Jwells, ready money and debtes whatsoevr shalbe devided into three equall and indifferente partes, whereof one thirde pte I doe fullye and whollie give and bequeathe to Elizabeth my welveloved wife...And one other thirde parte thereof I doe give and bequeath to and amongest all my childrenn nowe beinge alive, that ys to saie, To William Brooke, Johan Brooke, Suzan Brooke, Margarett Brooke, Elizabeth Brooke, Johan [John] Brooke, Robert Brooke, Katherine Brooke, Thomas Brooke and Sara Brooke...And the other thirde parte thereof I doe fullye and wholye reserve to my selfe for the performaunce and fullfillinge of such guifts and legacies as I have given herein to the saide Elizabeth my wyfe One hundreth pounds currant money of Englande...the sayd Elizabeth my wife and her assigns shall have hould occupye possesse and enioye to her and their owne use, All that parcell of Lande called Alkens Lande conteyninge Fower Crofts, And alsoe all tha parcell of Lande called Wardens sett lyenge and beinge in the parishe of Childerditche in the Countie of Essex, And alsoe shall have... & receive to hir and theire owne use all the rents issues and proffitts of the same for and duringe the terme of her naturall lyfe, whiche parcells of Land I houlde by vertue of twoe Leases heretofore graunted to one Thomas Thresser late of Childerdicke aforesaid yeoman deceased, She the same Elizabeth my wife paienge the rentes and perfourminge the Covenntes reserved and mencioned in and by the same two Leases...after suche the decease of the saide Elizabeth my wife unto my sonne John Brooke...Item...to all my sayde Childrenn Foure hundreth poundes currant money...amongest them to be devided...uppon this condicon That my said childrenn shall permitt and suffer the sayde Elizabeth my wife to occupye and enioye my sade parcells of land in Childerdicke...Item...to my sister Isabell Homes the wife of Xpofer Homes one cassockclothe of Eleaven shillinges the yarde, and Fyve poundes of currant money of England to be paide to her twoe shillinges everye weeke weekely untyll yt be ronne oute...to the poore people harbored in the hospitall called Saincte Thomas hospitall in Sowthwarke in the Countie of Surrey fortie shillinges...to the poore people harboured in the hospitall called Christe Hospitall in London Fourtie shillinges...to be payde to them...at my buriall, Soe that the children doe comme to my buriall...to the poore persones in Newgate, Ludgate, the Kings benche the Marshallsey and the White Lyon fyftie shillinges that is to saie, to everie of the same prison howses Tenn shillinges, at sundrye tymes in breade...and to the twoe prisons called the Compters in London Tenne shillinges, that ys to saie, to eyther of them fyve shillinges in breade...to Twelve poore Men Twelve gownes of clothes at fower shillinges the yarde by them to be worne at my buriall Item I give to fower other menn to carrye my bodye to the Church Fower shillinges, That ys to saye, to every of them Twelve pence...Item...fourtie shillinges to be given at the Churche aforesaide at the daie of my buriall in breade amongest such poor people as shall thenn repaire thither to receive the same...to the Fellowshipp and Companye of Lethersellers of London three pounds currante money of Englande to make then a dynner at their Hall or at the Taverne on the daie of my buriall for that their be att at my buraill...to Mr. Eaton my parson of Saincte Leonardes aforesaid and to other preachers Fourtie shillinges...to make eighte Sermons for mee in the saide Church within eighte mounethes after my decease...to every of my saide children, And to all those that have married with any of my sayde children, And to all my servaunts and apprentizes whiche shall dwell with mee at the tyme of my decease everye of them a blacke downe or a cassocke...the saide Elizabeth my wife my soale Executrix...my sonne William Broke Letherseller and my sonne in lawe Robert Foote Cittizen and Fishemonger of London Overseers...to the saide Willm Brooke my sonne, All and singuler that my Messuage or Tenemente with shoppes, cellers, sollers [lofts], warehouses, yardes, lightes, easements, comodities and hereditaments with thappurtenaunces whatsoever thereunto belonginge, commonly called the Signes of the Starre and Stirrope sett and being in Gracious Street in the said parishe of St. Leonard nowe being in the occupacon of me the said John Brooke, And all and singuler my Messuages, Lands, Tenements, madowes, Leasues, pastures, feedings, wooddes, under wooddes, Rents, revsions, and hereditamts with all and singular their appurtenaunces whatsover sett lyinge and beinge in the parish of Horshm in the Counti of Sussex nowe being in the occupacon of Richard Hollande...and to theires [the heirs] of his bodye lawfully to bee begotten...[for lack of such issue, the property is to go, if necessary, in turn to each of the other children]...witnesses...Richard Gall Scrr James Carter William Pauke Willm Cuttes. [The American Genealogist Vol. 55]
More About John Brooke and Elizabeth Whatman/Waterman Whetman: Marriage: May 08, 1554, St. Leanard, Eastcheap, London, England.21
Children of John Brooke and Elizabeth Whatman/Waterman Whetman are:
+Joan Johan Brooke, b. June 18, 1559, St. Leonard's, Eastcheap, London, Middlesex, England22, d. October 10, 1634, Shelford, Colchester, Essex, England22.