James Brooker, 18141880 (aged 65 years)

Birth May 30, 1814 54 38
Marriage of parentsJonathan BrookerMary WadeView this family
February 10, 1817 (aged 2 years)
Christening April 13, 1819 59 43 (aged 4 years)
Christening of a brotherJohn Brooker
April 13, 1819 (aged 4 years)
Baptism of a sisterElizabeth Brooker
April 13, 1819 (aged 4 years)
Christening of a sisterMary Brooker
April 13, 1819 (aged 4 years)
Death of a fatherJonathan Brooker
March 14, 1833 (aged 18 years)
Burial of a fatherJonathan Brooker
March 16, 1833 (aged 18 years)
Cemetery: St Peter's Anglican Cemetery, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Note: Officiating Clergyman: Thomas Reddall
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Smith
November 1836 (aged 22 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Smith
November 8, 1836 (aged 22 years)
MarriageElizabeth Willison WoodView this family
September 2, 1852 (aged 38 years)
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 daughterLouisa Willison Brooker
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 daughterLouisa Willison Brooker
December 19, 1854 (aged 40 years) Age: 1
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 daughterRosina Brooker
1855 (aged 40 years)
Birth of a sonJames Albert Brooker
May 22, 1858 (aged 43 years)
Christening of a sonJames Albert Brooker
July 4, 1858 (aged 44 years)
Death of a motherMary Wade
December 17, 1859 (aged 45 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Burial of a motherMary Wade
December 20, 1859 (aged 45 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Birth of a daughterMary Louisa Brooker
March 15, 1860 (aged 45 years)
Source:

Footnote: 13850/1860

Birth of a sonWilliam Willison Brooker
November 3, 1862 (aged 48 years)

Death of a sonWilliam Willison Brooker
March 19, 1863 (aged 48 years)
Source:

Footnote: 6411/1863

Marriage of a childRobert John SpinksRosina BrookerView this family
December 13, 1876 (aged 62 years)
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
Newspaper Article
September 23, 1879 (aged 65 years)
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 March 15, 1880 (aged 65 years)
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 March 17, 1880 (2 days after death)
Note: Witnesses to the burial were G. W. Commins and John Williams.
Obituary
Obituary
March 19, 1880 (4 days after death)
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 21St Margaret’s, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death: December 17, 1859Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 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 33Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 7, 1886East Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
elder sister
18101889
Birth: December 7, 1810 50 34Hawkesbury 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 36Hawkesbury 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 38Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 15, 1880Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Teague Harrigan
step-father
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 21St 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 17Mount Pitt, Norfolk Island
Death: July 5, 1887Argyle Street, Picton, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-brother
17951795
Birth: 1795 24 19Norfolk Island
Death: 1795Norfolk Island
2 years
half-brother
17961885
Birth: December 10, 1796 25 20Norfolk 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 24Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 1803Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
half-brother
18031891
Birth: August 20, 1803 32 27banks 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 38Airds, 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
Marriage: September 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 37Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 27, 1939Longreach, Queensland, Australia
22 months
daughter
18601937
Birth: March 15, 1860 45 39Wollongong, 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 34Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 20, 1944Francis Street, Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
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