When James Thomas Brooks married Martha Maidman 25 Dec 1881 at St Peter Hammersmith, he said his father was George, a builder I have never found James in a census, but in 1898 he was in Kensington workhouse with his children Florence b 1895, George b 1886, Norah b 1888 and Margaret b 1891. Strangely their mother is listed as living in Shepherds Bush. This gives James's birth as 1854, and there is a corresponding birth in Lambeth which gives mmn as Lock, which is what I was hoping for. I really would like to know which Miss Lock his mother was But- in 1891 Norah is described as a niece of Charlotte E Smith b 1851 St Giles, living in Soho. She is with her sister Maud, who I had previously found, RG12; Piece: 210; Folio: 135; Page: 61 She's also with the family in 1901 RG13; Piece: 140; Folio: 17; Page: 26 Looking at Charlotte's children, her maiden name was Brooks which fits, except it appears (on certificates people have posted) that she was born in 1848 and her parents were Henry William Brooks a house painter, and Elizabeth Davis I cannot find any mention of James Thomas to link him as being a sibling to Charlotte. Is anyone able to find a clue to what is going on here?