Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Brooke

Male 1643 - 1678  (34 years)


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  • Name William Brooke 
    Born 1 Dec 1643  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1677/78  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003973  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father Robert Brooke,   b. 3 Jun 1602, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1655, Brooke Place, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Mainwaring,   b. 1617, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1663, Brooke Place, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 11 May 1635  Battell, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Brookes, William, Charles County, 16th Nov., 1678; 11th Feb., 1678.
      Giles Tomkines and John Newton, sole legatces of estate. Ex. not named. Test: Henry Hardy, Thos. Saunders, Jacob Steere, Ralph Shelley. 9. 83.
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      Contributed by Laree Lee
      Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662; Vol 41, p. 474-475

      Note that William Brooke involved in the assault is the brother of Baker Brooke, husband of Anne Calvert. Baker Brooke brother in law of William Calvert who married Elizabeth Stone. Thomas Allason was an overseer at the Governor's Manor he would have been 22 in 1661 at the time of this event and William Calvert would have been around 19 years of age.. I have read the records that show Thomas Allason as Lord of Christian Manor...

      Provincial Court Proceedings, 1661.
      Liber P. C. R.
      Allanson v. Brookes

      To the Right honoble the Gouernor and Councell

      The humble peticon of Thomas Allanson Humbly Sheweth That yor peticoner being Overseer to the Right honoble the Governors Servants at the Quarter and comeing one Sattirday in the afternoon to the Create owse (as yor peticonr was often accustomed) at yor peticonrs departure from thence homewards to the Quarter aboute tenn a clock of the night yor peticonr was assaulted by one William Brookes whoe with a greate Cudgell which he had on That purpose provided, in cold blood and in the darke did most inhumanely twice knock downe yor petr giving him severall Cruell Blowes Yor petr being unarmed and not able to make any defence other then calling
      out for Rescue as yor petr can by sufficient testimonyes make appeare Yor peticonr humbly referring the pemisses to yor honors Consideracon humbly craveth that the said Brookes may be Compelled to make sattisfaccon to yor petr And yor petr shall pray &c.
      Penelope Hall aged twenty three yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined this 29th of July 1661 Sayth That on or aboute the last day of June betweene nine and tenn of the Clock at night presently after she came from milking she sawe Mr Calvert cutt an ould Lymm of a Cherry tree fitt for his .... all the twiggs and made it Knotty and as she was .... lawe Mr William Calvert .... he Cutt
      and shewed it Mr Brookes and Mr Brooks had another Stick in his hand and pesently afterwards the said Calvert layd downe his Stick vnder the Punchins and then they went out together and talkt againe and then Mr Calvert parted from the said Brookes and stood betweene the doore of the howse and the Chimney and the said Brooks tarryed there by and by Mr Allanson goeing that way home to the Quarter as soone as he had past Mr Calvert, Mr Calvert followed him and as soone as he had past the said Brookes the said Brookes followed him and knockt him downe and strucke him twice Crosse the Shoulders before the said Allanson could Rise and once more
      vpon the Arme as he was riseing noe words being changed till the said Allanson cryed out murder The marke of H Penelope Hall
      Sworne before me Philip Caluert
      Elizabeth Darnall aged twenty three yeares or thereabouts sworne and Examined this 29th of July 1661 Sayth That on or aboute the last day of June Betweene nine and tenn of the Clock at night she sawe William Brookes standing behind the Punchins with a greate Stick in his hand and Thomas Allanson goeing a little while afterwards that way home to the Quarter as he was goeing the said Brooks knockt the said Thomas Allanson downe twice and further sayth not The marke of W Eliz: Darnall
      Sworne before me this 29th of July 1661 Philip Caluert
      They putt themselues to the tryall of a Jury Whereupon was Impannelled a Jury as followeth vizt

      John Hammond Foreman
      Richard Forster
      Daniell Johnson
      John Lewger
      William Hatton
      Patrick Forrest
      Robert Maccklyn-Gent

      Edward Turner
      Peter Wates
      William Mills
      Robert Hooper
      John Wheeler

      Whoe being Sworne went to trye the .... And the Jury brought in their Verdict (vizt) Wee finde for the plt three hundred pounds of tobacco damage with Costs of Suite