Mary Geare Colbourne...

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  1. Londoner

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    ... married William Brooke in 1813 at Hurst in Berkshire. William's first wife ( also Mary) was a cousin who had died in 1811 leaving a will which I have seen. Her brother ( also William Brooke) mentioned William in his will of 1813 as "butcher of Twyford".

    I have been unable to find William after his second marriage, although there is a possible baptism at Hurst of another William in 1822, this may well be a different family as there is a son of Henry, also from Hurst, in later censuses.

    there dont seem to be many Berkshire records available at Family Search and I dont have a sub to FMP at the moment.
     
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    6/4/1813 at St Nicholas
    Mary Geere Colbourne of Egham to William Brooke otp by licence
    witnesses:Thos Cotterell, Will Binfield, Hariette Binfield
     
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    Licence granted 2/4/1813 (Mary Geare Colbourne and William Brooke), no other info on the transcription.

    There is a death of Mary Geere Brooke in 1881 June qrt Bridgend Glamorganshire 11a 302 - b1792 age 89
     
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    I've found these snippets in the papers
    Reading Mercury 16th November 1829
    Any persons having any claims and demands on Mr William Brooke, of Twyford, in the county of Berks, Butcher, are requested to send particulars thereof to Mr Saunders, Friar Street, Reading.
    Reading Nov. 14 1829


    Reading Mercury 8th March 1830
    From an auction notice advertisement “by the direction of the Trustees under the will of the late Thomas Sowden Esq., deceased”
    An old-established Butcher’s Shop, Dwelling House and Offices, and four houses adjoining, in the Village of Twyford in the occupation of Mr William Brooke, butcher, and others.
     
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    That's great, thanks. And now,with the correct spelling I have Mary's baptism and parents, William and Elizabeth of Henly
     
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    1881 census RG11/530/5/3
    Great House, Llanmaes, Bridgend, Glamorgan
    M G Brooke* b1792 gentlewoman no pob entered
    Caroline Spicett single, visitor b1846 St Brides Glam
    Jennet Miles servant b1852 Aberthin Glam.

    *Brookes on FMP transcription - it looks like Brooke on original

    There is a Glamorgan Memorial Transcription for
    Mary Gerre Brooke [sic]
    b1792 d29/4/1881 Burial St Cadoc, parish Llanmaes
     
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  7. burt

    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    Some nice pictures if you google 'the great house llanmaes'
    particularly the first result!
     
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    From the Probate Calendar for Mary Geere Brooke

    20 June The Will of Mary Geere Brooke late of Llanmaes house near Cowbridge in the county of Glamorgan widow who died 29 April 1881 at Llanmaes house was proved at the Principal Registry by Anne Elizabeth Copleston of Denmark-terrace Brighton in the county of Sussex Widow the Niece the surviving Executor
    Personal Estate £3,134 10s 11d
     
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    And from her the probate will I have the name of a niece, Anne Elizabeth Sharpe who was the daughter of her sister Jane.
    Still don't know when William died but it looks from the snippet that Ann found that he also had trouble with creditors, like his uncle, my bankrupt Brewer!
     
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    I wonder what took her to Wales, to a house which was for many years a rectory. Perhaps a contact of her niece whose husband was the Rev Reginald E Coplestone
     
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    Have now found her in 1861 and 1871 at Llanmaes but not before that.
     
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    Is this William and Mary in 1851 HO107/2456/64/22
    Parsonage House, Village Llancarvan, Llancarvan, Cardiff

    William Brooke b1788 St James Westminster Land & Fund Holder
    Mary wife b1802 Oxfordshire (Henley on Thames)
    plus servant
     
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    There is this death
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    looks like you found them, great!
     
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    Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian 9th May 1857
    May 4 at Llanmaes House near Cowbridge, William Brook Esq, aged 79
     
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    Well I knew you were good at finding things but that's just brilliant. I've been looking for ages but had never considered Wales. Thank you both.
     

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