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BROOKE Govenor *Rev. Robert

Male 1602 - 1655


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  • Name  BROOKE Govenor *Rev. Robert 
    Title  Govenor 
    Born  3 Jun 1602  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  E205C885E9093844B4BE662D089A63DE8AA8 
    Died  20 Jul 1655  Battle Brooks Place, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Brooks Place Manor, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1274  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King
    Last Modified  30 Mar 2004 

    Father  BROOKE Thomas,   b. 1560/1561, Whitechurch, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1612, Whitechurch, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  FOSTER Susan,   b. Abt 1570, Etherstone, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 10 and 18th September, 1613, Whitechurch, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1598 
    Family ID  F467  Group Sheet

    Family 1  BAKER Mary,   b. Between 1602 and 1611, Battel, Sussex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25th February 1627  Battel, SussexEngland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Married: 25 February 1626/1627 in Battel, Sussex, England ( St. Matthias Day and Shrover Monday )
    Children 
     1. BROOKE Baker,   b. 16 Nov 1628, Battel, SussexEngland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. BROOKE Mary,   b. 19 Feb 1630, Battel, SussexEngland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. BROOKE Thomas,   b. 23 Jun 1632, Battel, SussexEngland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676
     4. BROOKE Barbara,   b. 1634, Wickham County, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F717  Group Sheet

    Family 2  MAINWARING Mary,   b. 1617, St. Guiles in the Field, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1663, Brooke Place, Calvert Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 May 1635 
    Children 
     1. BROOKE Barbara,   b. 1634
     2. BROOKE Charles,   b. 3 Apr 1636, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1671
     3. BROOKE Roger,   b. 20 Sep 1637, Brettnock College, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1700
     4. BROOKE Robert,   b. 21 Apr 1639, St. Brides Parish, London, Middlesex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1667, Calvert co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. BROOKE John,   b. 20 Sep 1640, Battel, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1677
     6. BROOKE Mary,   b. 14 Apr 1642, Battel, SussexEngland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. BROOKE William,   b. 1 Dec 1643, Battel, SussexEngland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. E) Ann(a, BROOKE,   b. 22 Jan 1644/1645, Brettnock College, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. BROOKE Francis,   b. 30 May 1648, Hortwell, Hantshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1671
     10. BROOKE Basil,   b. 1651, De La Brooke Manor, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1651( died in infancy)
    >11. BROOKE *Elizabeth,   b. 18/28 Nov 1655, Brooke Place Manor , Charles Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 13 Jul 1686, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. BROOKE Henry,   b. 18/28 Nov 1655, Brooke Place Manor, Charles Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1672
    Family ID  F428  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Colonial Families of the United States of America, Volume #1:
      ROBERT BROOKE, b. at London, 3d June,1602: d.20th July 1655 and is buried at Brooke Place Manor,
      matriculated at Wadham College, Oxfor, 28th April 1618; B.A. 6th July 1620, M.A. 20th April 1624.
      Married ( firstly ) 25th February 1627, Mary BAKER, dau of Thomas BAKER of Battle., Esquire, Barrister-at-Law and Mary ENGHAM, his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas ENGHAM of Goodneston, Kent; she d. 1634;
      m ( secondly ) 11th May 1635, Mary MAINWARING, 2nd dau of Roger MAINWARING, Doctor of Divinity
      and Dean of Worcester, and Bishop of St. Davids, she d. 29th November 1663.

      COMMANDER ROBERT BROOKE, the emigrant ancestor of William Howard COURTENAY, the subject of this sketch, arrived in Maryland, 30th of June 1650, with his second wife Mary MAINWARING, ten children and twenty eight servants, all transported at his own cost. He was the son of Honorable Thomas BROOK
      and Susan FOSTER. Commission issued to him in London the 20th September 1650, to erect a new County in Maryland, called Charles, of which he was constituted Commander; made Member of the Council the same day; Head of the Provisional Council under Cromwellian Government 29th March to 3rd July 1652, Acting Govenor, 1652. Bozeman says he was a Puritan, and Allen that he was a High Church
      Protestant; certain it is that he stood high in the confidence of the CROMWELL party. His sons Baker and Thomas took the oath of fidelity to the Proprietary, 22nd July, 1650.

      He settled on the Patuxent at De la Brooke. In 1652 removed to Brooke Place, adj. De la Brooke.

      Virginia Prominent Families, Vol. # 1-4

      That there was a close friendship between the Sovereign and the Brooke family is not only evident from the fact that the King honored his home with his presence, but the action of Cecilious Calvert in announcing Robert Brooke's intended adventure a whole year before his coming, his granting a whole county to him, and the fact that he named it Charles County, all indicate that he was near to the royal person. Robert Brooke, the third of, Thomas and Susan Brooke, of Whitechurch, England, matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford, April 28th, 1618, aged 16 years. He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts, July 6th, 1620, and that of Master of Arts four years later. At the age of twenty-five he married Mary Baker of Baute, in Sussex County, England, and had by her four children-two sons and two daughters. At the death of his first wife Robert Brooke married, in 1635, Mary Mainwaring, daughter of Roger Mainwaring, D.D., Dean of Worcester and later Bishop of St. Davids, and said to have been a noble family. By his second wife Robert Brooke had eleven children, seven of whom were sons. Ten of his children came to Maryland from England with Robert Brooke and Mary, his wife. It is, therefore, not surprising that it took a ship of his own to bring his family across the ocean.

      SOURCE:
      " Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families ", Volume 1-2
      Alice Norris Parran
      H.G. Roebuck & son, Balitmore, Maryland

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] The Limbs and Branches of the Smith Family Tree, Terry D. & Cathleen Smith, (WorldConnect.Com ).

    2. [S32] The Brooke Family of Maryland, (Volume II, A Narrative of My Life for My Family).