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Posted from Maryland Genealogies, Volume 1, The Brooke Family, pg 91:

MARYLAND GENEALOGIES from the Maryland Historical Magazine, Genealogical Publishing Co, (1980) Vol. 1 pg 91 and Berry's Hampshire Genealogies, p 339:
"Thomas Brooke was born in 1561. He matriculated 24 Nov. 1581 at New College, Oxford, his age being given as 20 years in the Matriculation Register, and received the degree of B. A. 4 May 1584. He was a barrister and was of the Inner Temple 1595, bencher 1607, and autumn reader 1611. He was a Member of Parliment for Whitchurch 1604-1611 (Foster, Alumni Oxonienses). He married Susan daughter of Sir Thomas Foster, Knt., of Hunsdon, Hertsfordshire, Judge of the Common Pleas, and Susan his wife, daughter of Thomas Foster, Esq., of St. John Street, London. Mrs. Susan Brooke was therefore a sister of Sir Robert Foster, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, who died in 1663.
"A pedigree of this family, tracing its descent from the Forsters of Etherstone, in Northumberland, may be found in the Harleian Society's Publications, vol. xxii (Visitation of Herts), p. 43, and in Raine's History of North Durham, p. 306. The will of Thomas Brooke, dated 11 Sept. 1612, was proved 30 November following. He was buried at Whitchurch 17 Sept, 1612, and his wife Susan the following day (Whitchurch Register). A marble tomb, upon which their sculptured figures lie side by side, is still to be seen in the Church at Whitchurch."


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MARYLAND GENEALOGIES from the Maryland Historical Society Magazine , Vol 1, pps 95-6:
"Major Thomas Brooke was born at Battle, 23 June 1632, and arrive d in Maryland with his father 30 June 1650. He was commissioned, 1 5 June 1658, Captain commanding the militia of Calvert County "from G eorge Reade's on the south side and St. Leonard's Creek on the nort h side to the head of Patuxent River" (Md Archives, iii, 256), and wa s commissioned Major, 11 Feb. 1660 (ibid.p.402). In the will of hi s brother Baker he is styled "Col. Thomas Brooke," but no commissio n to that effect appears upon record. He represented Calvert Count y in the Provincial Assembly 1663-1666 (Md. Archives, i, 460; ii, 8) , and 1671-1676 (ibid. ii, 239,311,496,etc.) and was HIgh Sheriff o f the County 1666-1667 (Md. Archives iii, 541; v, 3) and 1668-1669 (i bid. v, 27; Lib. C.D., folio 403). He was Presiding Justice of the C ounty Court in 1667 (Md. Archives, v, 14), and held the position unti l his death, except during his term of office as Sheriff. He married , about 1658, Eleanor, daughter of Richard and Margaret Hatton and ni ece of Thomas Hatton, Secretary of the Province. She was born in 164 2 (Md. Archives, x, 356) and come to Maryland with her widowed mothe r and her family in 1649 (Land Office, Lib. 1, fol. 440; Lib. 2, fol . 613).
"The will of Maj. Thomas Brooke, dated 25 October 1676, was prove d 29 December following (Annapolis, Lib. 5, fol. 123). In it he ment ions his wife Eleanor; his children as given below; his brothers Bake r and Roger Brooke, and Clement Hill; and his god-sons Baker Brooke , Jr., and Thomas Gardiner. Two hogsheads of tobacco apiece are lef t to Mr. Michael Foster and Mr. Henry Carew, priests, "in token tha t I die a Roman Catholic & desire the good Prayers of the Church fo r my Soul." Mrs. Eleanor Brooke, widow of Maj. Thomas, married secon dly Col. Henry Darnall (d. 17 June, 1711) and had issue by him also . In her will (dated 31 march 1724, proved 21 Feb. 1725) she mention s her sons Thomas Brooke, Clement Brooke, and Henry Darnal; her daugh ters Mary Carroll, and Ann Hill; and her grandsons Henry and Philip D arnall, sons of her daughter Eleanor Digges."


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MARYLAND GENEALOGIES (op.cit.) pg 92: Thomas matriculated, Orie l College, Oxford, 27 Oct 1615, aged 16. A barrister-at-law. Burie d at Whitchurch 25 January, 1665.


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SQ pg. 3200: They had ten children: Robert C., Floyd H., Ronni e K., Fay,
Joseph V., Sebert M., Mary, Samuel, Paul and Zell.


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SQ pg. 3200: They had six children: Marvin, Charles C., Effie, Ol evia, John
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SQ 3201: They had seven children: Tyra, Raymond, Mary Jane, Virti e Jean,
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SQ 3201: James H. Brooks, son of Hardin and Cassie (Sparks) Brook s,
was born about 1861. He married Mary Brooks on December 24, 1882.