James Brooker, 18141880 (aged 65 years)

Name
James /Brooker/
Birth
Marriage of parents
Christening
Christening of a brother
Baptism of a sister
Christening of a sister
Death of a father
Burial of a father
Cemetery: St Peter's Anglican Cemetery, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Note: Officiating Clergyman: Thomas Reddall
Death of a maternal grandmother
Burial of a maternal grandmother
Marriage
Note: MARRIED,

MARRIED,
By the Rev. Alfred H. Stephen, at Christ Church, Sydney, on the 2nd instant, by special license, James Brooker, Esq., of Wollongong, to Elizabeth Willison, second daughter of the late William Willison Wood, Esq., of the city of Cork, Ireland.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 4 September 1852 p 8 Family Notices

Birth of a daughter
1853 (aged 38 years)
Note: Name: Louisa W Broker

Name: Louisa W Broker
Birth Date: 1853
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1853
Registration Place: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Father: James Broker
Mother: Elizabeth W
Volume Number: V18531393 56

Death of a daughter
Note: Louisa Willison Brooker

Louisa Willison Brooker
Death Age: 1
Event Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1853
Death Date: 19 Dec 1854
Burial Date: 22 Dec 1854
Burial Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parish as it Appears: Wollongong

Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Christening of a son
Death of a mother
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Burial of a mother
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Birth of a daughter
Source citation:

Footnote: 13850/1860

INDI:EVEN:SOUR:_FOOT: 13850/1860
Birth of a son
Death of a son
Source citation:

Footnote: 6411/1863

INDI:EVEN:SOUR:_FOOT: 6411/1863
Marriage of a daughter
Note: SPINKS— BROOKER.

SPINKS— BROOKER.

On the 13th instant, at St. Michael's, Wollongong, by the Rev. T. C. Ewing, Robert John Spinks, of Ulladulla, to Rosina, eldest daughter of Mr. James Brooker, of Fairy Meadow.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950), Friday 15 December 1876 p 2 Family Notices

Newspaper Article
Note: ILLNESS OF MR. JAMES BROOKER

ILLNESS OF MR. JAMES BROOKER

On Saturday forenoon last, Mr. James Brooker, of Fairy Meadow, was taken suddenly and seriously ill. It appears that while on his way into town in a dog-cart, his right side from the shoulder to the foot suddenly became paralysed.

Mrs. Allum, of Fairy Meadow (to whom Mr. Brooker had given a seat in the dog cart as he was coming along the road) noticed the whip fall out his hand, and a motion on the part of his body as if he were about to fall helplessly over the side of the vehicle.

She at once caught hold of him, and thus probably saved him from falling out of the cart on to the road. This occurred about midway between Fairy Creek and the Hospital. Mrs. Allum at once called for help, and Mr. Dennis Williams being just approaching the road from the lane leading to his residence, that gentleman hastened to the assistance of Mr. Brooker, whom he found quite unable either to speak or move.

With the assistance of others. Mr. Williams drove the vehicle with Mr. Brooker to the Freemasons' Hotel, where every attention was at once paid to him, and Dr. Thomas called in to his aid.

After some time, the patient's speech returned a little, and in the course of the afternoon he was removed to his home at Fairy Meadow. We are happy to learn that he had somewhat improved on Sunday and yesterday, though still quite, prostrated.

Very great sympathy is felt for Mr. Brooker and his family, he being one of the oldest residents of the district, being also very deservedly respected. He has also been very active and useful as a public man, more especially in connection with North Illawarra Municipal Council, of which he was Mayor for several years.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 23 September 1879 p 2 Article

Death
Cause of death: James died from Paralysis. He was attended by Dr W. Smith Thomas.
Note: The death informant was his wife Elizabeth. The death was registered at Wollongong on the 26th of April 1880. Source: copy of death certificate.
Burial
Note: Witnesses to the burial were G. W. Commins and John Williams.
Obituary
Note: Death of MR. JAMES BROOKER.

Death of MR. JAMES BROOKER.

Many of our readers will remember that we recorded toward the latter part of last year that Mr. James Brooker, of Fairy Meadow, had been suddenly seized with a severe attack of paralysis. With careful treatment, however, he improved so much that in the course of a month or two he was enabled to move about with a little assistance and be driven in a buggy for some distances.

Thus he appeared to have a prospect of living for some time, until within the past few weeks something of the character of a relapse of the stroke completely prostrated him, and finally resulted in his death on Monday last.

His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, a large number of individuals paying their last tribute of respect to the deceased by following his remains to the grave in the Congregational Cemetery.

The Rev. G. Charter officiated on the occasion, and in compliance with the dying request of the deceased, several members of the choir of the Congregational Church sang over the open grave that beautiful hymn, commencing —

" Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
0, Lamb of God, I come."

Mr. Brooker was 65 years of age, and had resided in this district since very young. Of late years he was best known to the public in connection with the North lllawarra Council, of which he was for several years an Alderman and more than once Mayor.

In the council, as with regard to other matters with which he had to do, he displayed very considerable intelligence and energy, and he was much respected. He leaves a widow and one son and two daughters to deplore their loss.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 19 March 1880 p 2 Article

Family with parents
father
Jonathan Brooker's Grave Headstone
17601833
Birth: 1760Kingston, Surrey, England
Death: March 14, 1833Airds, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17751859
Birth: December 17, 1775 23 21 St Margaret’s, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death: December 17, 1859Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageFebruary 10, 1817St Lukes Church of England, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
-10 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
John Brooker Birth and Baptism Record
18091886
Birth: June 24, 1809 49 33 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 7, 1886East Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
elder sister
18101889
Birth: December 7, 1810 50 34 Hawkesbury District, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 1889Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
Mary Brooker marriage to Christopher Ledwidge
18121890
Birth: November 28, 1812 52 36 Hawkesbury District, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 29, 1890Spring Vale, Lake Albert, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
himself
18141880
Birth: May 30, 1814 54 38 Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 15, 1880Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Teague Harrigan
stepfather
Teague Harrigan, notice to depart NSW 1817
17711825
Birth: about 1771Cork, Ireland
Death: about 1825Port Dalrymple, Tasmania, Australia
mother
17751859
Birth: December 17, 1775 23 21 St Margaret’s, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death: December 17, 1859Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage
half-sister
Sarah Wade and Nathaniel Boon Marriage entry
17931887
Birth: September 22, 1793 22 17 Mount Pitt, Norfolk Island
Death: July 5, 1887Argyle Street, Picton, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-brother
17951795
Birth: 1795 24 19 Norfolk Island
Death: 1795Norfolk Island
2 years
half-brother
17961885
Birth: December 10, 1796 25 20 Norfolk Island
Death: October 9, 1885Lake Albert, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
17991799
Birth: before 1799 28 23
Death: 1799Sydney Cove, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-brother
18001803
Birth: about 1800 29 24 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 1803Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
half-brother
18031891
Birth: August 20, 1803 32 27 banks of the Tank Stream, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1891Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elizabeth Willison Wood
himself
18141880
Birth: May 30, 1814 54 38 Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 15, 1880Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18211916
Birth: 1821Ireland
Death: January 3, 1916Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageSeptember 2, 1852Christ Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
daughter
18531854
Birth: 1853 38 32
Death: December 19, 1854Para Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
son
18581939
Birth: May 22, 1858 43 37 Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 27, 1939Longreach, Queensland, Australia
22 months
daughter
18601937
Birth: March 15, 1860 45 39 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 2, 1937
3 years
son
18621863
Birth: November 3, 1862 48 41
Death: March 19, 1863Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
-7 years
daughter
18551944
Birth: 1855 40 34 Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 20, 1944Francis Street, Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
Birth
Christening
Marriage
Newspaper Article
Death
Burial
Obituary
Marriage

MARRIED,
By the Rev. Alfred H. Stephen, at Christ Church, Sydney, on the 2nd instant, by special license, James Brooker, Esq., of Wollongong, to Elizabeth Willison, second daughter of the late William Willison Wood, Esq., of the city of Cork, Ireland.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 4 September 1852 p 8 Family Notices

Newspaper Article

ILLNESS OF MR. JAMES BROOKER

On Saturday forenoon last, Mr. James Brooker, of Fairy Meadow, was taken suddenly and seriously ill. It appears that while on his way into town in a dog-cart, his right side from the shoulder to the foot suddenly became paralysed.

Mrs. Allum, of Fairy Meadow (to whom Mr. Brooker had given a seat in the dog cart as he was coming along the road) noticed the whip fall out his hand, and a motion on the part of his body as if he were about to fall helplessly over the side of the vehicle.

She at once caught hold of him, and thus probably saved him from falling out of the cart on to the road. This occurred about midway between Fairy Creek and the Hospital. Mrs. Allum at once called for help, and Mr. Dennis Williams being just approaching the road from the lane leading to his residence, that gentleman hastened to the assistance of Mr. Brooker, whom he found quite unable either to speak or move.

With the assistance of others. Mr. Williams drove the vehicle with Mr. Brooker to the Freemasons' Hotel, where every attention was at once paid to him, and Dr. Thomas called in to his aid.

After some time, the patient's speech returned a little, and in the course of the afternoon he was removed to his home at Fairy Meadow. We are happy to learn that he had somewhat improved on Sunday and yesterday, though still quite, prostrated.

Very great sympathy is felt for Mr. Brooker and his family, he being one of the oldest residents of the district, being also very deservedly respected. He has also been very active and useful as a public man, more especially in connection with North Illawarra Municipal Council, of which he was Mayor for several years.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 23 September 1879 p 2 Article

Death

The death informant was his wife Elizabeth. The death was registered at Wollongong on the 26th of April 1880. Source: copy of death certificate.

Burial

Witnesses to the burial were G. W. Commins and John Williams.

Obituary

Death of MR. JAMES BROOKER.

Many of our readers will remember that we recorded toward the latter part of last year that Mr. James Brooker, of Fairy Meadow, had been suddenly seized with a severe attack of paralysis. With careful treatment, however, he improved so much that in the course of a month or two he was enabled to move about with a little assistance and be driven in a buggy for some distances.

Thus he appeared to have a prospect of living for some time, until within the past few weeks something of the character of a relapse of the stroke completely prostrated him, and finally resulted in his death on Monday last.

His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, a large number of individuals paying their last tribute of respect to the deceased by following his remains to the grave in the Congregational Cemetery.

The Rev. G. Charter officiated on the occasion, and in compliance with the dying request of the deceased, several members of the choir of the Congregational Church sang over the open grave that beautiful hymn, commencing —

" Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
0, Lamb of God, I come."

Mr. Brooker was 65 years of age, and had resided in this district since very young. Of late years he was best known to the public in connection with the North lllawarra Council, of which he was for several years an Alderman and more than once Mayor.

In the council, as with regard to other matters with which he had to do, he displayed very considerable intelligence and energy, and he was much respected. He leaves a widow and one son and two daughters to deplore their loss.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 19 March 1880 p 2 Article