Jonathan Brooker, 18321888 (aged 55 years)

Name
Jonathan /Brooker/
Given names
Jonathan
Surname
Brooker
Birth
Note: Alternative birth date - 19 Jun 1832, Airds. St Peter's Church of England, Campbelltown NSW: Church Register - Baptisms; Original Register (held by church) 2 Sep 1832 to 10 Feb 1856
Christening
Note: Jonathan was born at Airds and christened at Campbelltown. Officiating Clergyman: Thomas Reddall. William's occupation was listed as being a Joiner. Alternative christening date - 24 May 1835, St Peter's Church of England, Campbelltown NSW: Church Register - Baptisms; Original Register (held by church) 2 Sep 1832 to 10 Feb 1856
Birth of a brother
Christening of a brother
Note: James was born at Airds and christened at Campbelltown. Officiating Clergyman: Thomas Reddall
Birth of a sister
Christening of a sister
Note: Officiating Clergyman: Thomas Reddall
Birth of a brother
Christening of a brother
Note: Officiating Clergyman: Robert Forrest
Death of a brother
Burial of a brother
Note: Officiating Clergyman: Robert Forrest
Birth of a sister
Christening of a sister
Note: Officiating Clergyman: George Vidal
Birth of a brother
Note: Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 gives the birthdate as 9 Nov 1846.
Birth of a brother
Christening of a brother
Note: Officiating Clergyman: William Stack. Remarks: Twin
Christening of a brother
Note: Officiating Clergyman: William Stack. Remarks: Twin.
Death of a paternal grandmother
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Burial of a paternal grandmother
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Marriage
Birth of a son
Baptism of a son
Death of a son
Death of a sister
Burial of a sister
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery
Birth of a son
Baptism of a son
Death of a son
Birth of a son
Baptism of a son
Wife desertion
Newspaper Article
March 3, 1866 (aged 33 years)
Note: WIFE DESERTION.

WIFE DESERTION.

John Brooker appeared to answer the complaint of his wife, Elizabeth Brooker, for deserting her, and neglecting to provide the means of support for herself and child. Mr. Willans appeared for Mrs. Brooker.

The Bench suggested to the principals to this family quarrel, the advisability of settling their differences without the intervention of the Court. Mr. Willans said that he had strenuously exerted himself to bring about a reconciliation, but had been obliged to abandon the idea as hopeless; and in the interests of his client was reluctantly compelled to bring the case before the Court.

Mrs. Brooker had been married for five years and had always been a faithful wife. About the 26th January last, her suspicions were excited, and from a letter addressed to her husband; which had fallen into her hands, she had good grounds for believing that the had been supplanted in the affections of her husband by the wife of another man.

Since that time her husband had deserted her and had stopped her credit at the stores. He was a butcher in good circumstances, and he trusted their Worships would see the propriety of making an order for her maintenance which would bear some proportion to the means of the husband.

She had one child, and was again on the eve of her confinement and he thought that under all circumstances of the case £3 per week was little enough. Elizabeth Brooker was then sworn and stated that she was married to the defendant on he 5th December, 1860 (marriage certificate put in.)

About four weeks ago she got a letter at the post office addressed to her husband (the Bench declined to read the letter, and it was not read to the Court.) She recognised the handwriting, and opened it. She spoke to her husband about the letter and begged him to swear to her that he would never have anything further to do with the woman who wrote it.

Her husband replied that he would do as he liked and she could do the some. He would not breakfast with her the next morning and had not lived with her since. He had also stopped her credit at the stores and said he would rather take the gallows than speak to her again. The defendant said he had nothing to say excepting that he would support, but would not live with his wife in future.

Ordered to pay 30s. per week into Court for the maintenance of his wife; the amount to be increased after her confinement.

Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866; 1872 - 1874) Saturday 3 March 1866 p 2 Article

Stray Stock
Newspaper Article
June 2, 1866 (aged 33 years)
Note: TUESDAY MAY 20 (Before the Police Magistrate.)

TUESDAY MAY 20 (Before the Police Magistrate.)

STRAY STOCK IN THE STEETS

Edward Stidworthy, Charles Murnes, James Robins, James Clarke, John Brooker, and Frank Denick, were each fined five shillings and costs, for allowing their horses and cows to stray about the streets of the town.

Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866; 1872 - 1874) Saturday 2 June 1866 p 2 Article

Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
1875 (aged 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
Death of a sister
Note: LENON.— May 20th. suddenly, of premature confinement, Eliza, the dearly beloved wife of Arthur Lenon, leaving a sorrowing husband and four infant children to mourn their loss, youngest daughter of Mrs. W. Brooker, of Wagga Wagga, late of Campbelltown.

LENON.— May 20th. suddenly, of premature confinement, Eliza, the dearly beloved wife of Arthur Lenon, leaving a sorrowing husband and four infant children to mourn their loss, youngest daughter of Mrs. W. Brooker, of Wagga Wagga, late of Campbelltown.

Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Monday 21 May 1877 p 2 Family Notices

Burial of a sister
Note: Buried next to her grandfather Jonathan Brooker
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Death of a father
Cause: William died from old age and natural decay
Note: He was sick for 8 days before death and was attended by Dr Eras Wren. The death information was his son James Brooker who was living at Lake Albert. The death was registered at Wagga Wagga on the 2nd of November 1885. Source: Death Certificate.
Burial of a father
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga Cemetery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage of a daughter
Death
Note: Wagga Wagga Advertiser (New South Wales : 1875 - 1910) Tuesday 5 June 1888 p 2 Family Notices

Wagga Wagga Advertiser (New South Wales : 1875 - 1910) Tuesday 5 June 1888 p 2 Family Notices

DEATH BROOKER. — On the 2nd instant, at his residence, Tarcutta Road, Wagga Wagga, Jonathan Brooker, aged 56 years.

Baptism of a son
Baptism of a daughter
Baptism of a daughter
Family with parents
father
17961885
Birth: December 10, 1796 25 20 Norfolk Island
Death: October 9, 1885Lake Albert, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18031892
Birth: May 24, 1803Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1892Lake Albert, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageFebruary 10, 1817St Lukes Church of England, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
elder sister
18211863
Birth: March 24, 1821 24 17 Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 10, 1863Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
18 years
younger sister
18381916
Birth: July 19, 1838 41 35 Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1916Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
-14 years
elder brother
18241892
Birth: December 26, 1824 28 21 Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 8, 1892Albury, New South Wales, Australia
-21 months
elder sister
18231890
Birth: March 20, 1823 26 19 Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 23, 1890Fox Street, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
elder brother
18271829
Birth: June 16, 1827 30 24 Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 14, 1829Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18301905
Birth: March 11, 1830 33 26 Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 8, 1905Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger brother
18341907
Birth: October 16, 1834 37 31 Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 17, 1907Gregadoo, New South Wales, Australia
-2 years
himself
18321888
Birth: July 19, 1832 35 29 Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 2, 1888Tarcutta Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
8 years
younger brother
18401840
Birth: February 27, 1840 43 36 Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 21, 1840Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18431877
Birth: February 21, 1843 46 39 Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 20, 1877Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18461929
Birth: November 9, 1846 49 43 Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1929
younger brother
18461929
Birth: November 9, 1846 49 43 Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 18, 1929Wagga Wagga District Hospital, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elizabeth Ray
himself
18321888
Birth: July 19, 1832 35 29 Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 2, 1888Tarcutta Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18431933
Birth: 1843Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 20, 193333 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageDecember 5, 1860Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
8 months
son
18611862
Birth: July 23, 1861 29 18 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1862Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
son
18631863
Birth: March 3, 1863 30 20 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1863Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
son
18641911
Birth: September 11, 1864 32 21 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 24, 1911Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
1866
Birth: 1866 33 23 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
son
son
18731945
Birth: 1873 40 30 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 19, 1945Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
1876
Birth: 1876 43 33 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
1879
Birth: April 13, 1879 46 36 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
1882
Birth: December 7, 1882 50 39 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
daughter
18851961
Birth: May 14, 1885 52 42 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 3, 1961Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
George H. Ray + Elizabeth Ray
wife’s husband
1899
Death: March 14, 1899Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18431933
Birth: 1843Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 20, 193333 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1890Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Birth
Christening
Marriage
Wife desertion
Stray Stock
Death
Birth

Alternative birth date - 19 Jun 1832, Airds. St Peter's Church of England, Campbelltown NSW: Church Register - Baptisms; Original Register (held by church) 2 Sep 1832 to 10 Feb 1856

Christening

Jonathan was born at Airds and christened at Campbelltown. Officiating Clergyman: Thomas Reddall. William's occupation was listed as being a Joiner. Alternative christening date - 24 May 1835, St Peter's Church of England, Campbelltown NSW: Church Register - Baptisms; Original Register (held by church) 2 Sep 1832 to 10 Feb 1856

Wife desertion

WIFE DESERTION.

John Brooker appeared to answer the complaint of his wife, Elizabeth Brooker, for deserting her, and neglecting to provide the means of support for herself and child. Mr. Willans appeared for Mrs. Brooker.

The Bench suggested to the principals to this family quarrel, the advisability of settling their differences without the intervention of the Court. Mr. Willans said that he had strenuously exerted himself to bring about a reconciliation, but had been obliged to abandon the idea as hopeless; and in the interests of his client was reluctantly compelled to bring the case before the Court.

Mrs. Brooker had been married for five years and had always been a faithful wife. About the 26th January last, her suspicions were excited, and from a letter addressed to her husband; which had fallen into her hands, she had good grounds for believing that the had been supplanted in the affections of her husband by the wife of another man.

Since that time her husband had deserted her and had stopped her credit at the stores. He was a butcher in good circumstances, and he trusted their Worships would see the propriety of making an order for her maintenance which would bear some proportion to the means of the husband.

She had one child, and was again on the eve of her confinement and he thought that under all circumstances of the case £3 per week was little enough. Elizabeth Brooker was then sworn and stated that she was married to the defendant on he 5th December, 1860 (marriage certificate put in.)

About four weeks ago she got a letter at the post office addressed to her husband (the Bench declined to read the letter, and it was not read to the Court.) She recognised the handwriting, and opened it. She spoke to her husband about the letter and begged him to swear to her that he would never have anything further to do with the woman who wrote it.

Her husband replied that he would do as he liked and she could do the some. He would not breakfast with her the next morning and had not lived with her since. He had also stopped her credit at the stores and said he would rather take the gallows than speak to her again. The defendant said he had nothing to say excepting that he would support, but would not live with his wife in future.

Ordered to pay 30s. per week into Court for the maintenance of his wife; the amount to be increased after her confinement.

Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866; 1872 - 1874) Saturday 3 March 1866 p 2 Article

Stray Stock

TUESDAY MAY 20 (Before the Police Magistrate.)

STRAY STOCK IN THE STEETS

Edward Stidworthy, Charles Murnes, James Robins, James Clarke, John Brooker, and Frank Denick, were each fined five shillings and costs, for allowing their horses and cows to stray about the streets of the town.

Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866; 1872 - 1874) Saturday 2 June 1866 p 2 Article

Death

Wagga Wagga Advertiser (New South Wales : 1875 - 1910) Tuesday 5 June 1888 p 2 Family Notices

DEATH BROOKER. — On the 2nd instant, at his residence, Tarcutta Road, Wagga Wagga, Jonathan Brooker, aged 56 years.