Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Sarah BROOKES1872

Name
Sarah BROOKES
Given names
Sarah
Surname
BROOKES
Married name
Sarah HALL
Married name
Sarah JONES
Birthyes

Religious marriageThomas HALLView this family
March 2, 1805
Address: Plumstead St. Nicholas Borough
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"The marriage Banns of Thomas & Sarah show they were married on the 2nd March 1805, I know some people have the 3rd Feb'. I can send you a copy if you want it."

Hall - Thomas and Brooks - Sarah
Hall - Thomas and Brooks - Sarah

Note: Image kindly provided by Barry Sylvester.

Birth of a daughter
#1
Harriet HALL
calculated 1814
Silvester - Harriet
Silvester - Harriet

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Citation details: 11 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"In 2008 I discovered the baptism record for Harriet my GG grandmother , she was born in 1814 Woolwich Kent the very place her mother was born. In 1821 June, she was 6 yrs old when she entered the Orphanage in Sydney. This means she already had her sixth birthday which means she had to be born late 1814 or early 1815. The Mary Ann never left England until august 1815 at the very latest if she was born at sea she would have be born in the November of 1815, is,ply because when Thomas Hall [her father], was convicted in March 1815 he and his brother William were locked up aboard prison Hulk ships. Everyone including people who did do a lot of research on our family is convinced it is our Harriet."

Note: The headstone for Harriet is inscribed that she was 66 years of age at the time of her death in 1880.
Death of a husbandThomas HALL
May 1821
Cause: Presumed by drowning
Text:

Thomas Hall presumably drowned in May 1821 as explained in the article in the Sydney Gazette of 19-5-1821.

"We are sorry to have to report a calamity which involves circumstances of a truly distressing nature. A man, named Thomas Hall, who has been for some time past in the habit of supporting his family by cutting wood and burning lime in the various coves, and has lately been at work in Middle Harbour with three other men, on Friday week dispatched one of the men home, with directions to return to him on the Monday following in the event of his not (by that period) reaching Sydney with the boat. Not returning as expected, the man set out through the woods, and after diligent search and enquiry, saw not the least appearance of the boat. After a lapse of a day or two another boat was dispatched in quest of the absentees. Upon arriving at the place from whence the boat is supposed to have taken her load, there was every appearance of a quantity of lime having been removed; but no traces of the poor men could be ascertained. One oar of the boat, however, has been picked up, with a hat, supposed to have been worn by one of the men. From these circumstances, therefore, there can be no hesitation in pronouncing upon the destiny of three unfortunate fellow-creatures, and declaring that they have met with a watery grave. Providentially, two of the men were without families; but Hall has left a pregnant wife, and five young children, to deplore the loss of a good husband, a kind father and a sober and industrious member of society. We are happy to bear testimony that the Benevolent Society afforded the usual prompt assistance on this melancholy occasion; but, as a burden of such magnitude would be too much for the Society to bear for a continuance, it is desirable that some other means should be devised to enable the widow (a deserving woman) to maintain her little family in honesty. The public has never yet been solicited in vain; and we are pretty well assured, that such a doleful relation as this will lead to increase that susceptibility which is ready to manifest itself at almost every call. A poor woman, far advanced in pregnancy, with five orphans, is now constrained to crave relief from a benevolent Public. With this in view, we are authorised to state, that the Rev. Mr. Cowper, and the Rev. Mr. Hill, will be ready to afford any further information that may be required; and that these worthy Gentlemen also will rejoice much in receiving any pecuniary relief that may be afforded in behalf of such charitable purposes. It is rather remarkable that various trials which this poor family have had to contend with: This is the interesting case stated in the last report of the Benevolent Society:- he had but very few weeks become possessed of the boat as his own property; when, by a severe fall, he fractured his collar-bone, which for a considerable time, prevented his daily labour; and now, by this calamity, all the burden of five little children is suddenly cast upon his widow, who, in a few weeks, as already stated, will have to mourn over a sixth."

MarriageWilliam JONESView this family
about 1822
Citation details: V1822215 8/1822 JONES WILLIAM HALL SARAH CA
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Sarah married William Jones [convict] 1822 and died at Broke in 1872. She is buried in an unmarked grave at Fordwich [Broke]."

Marriage of a childJohn SILVESTERHarriet HALLView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 16, 1832
Address: Church of England
Citation details: V18321262 16/1832 SILVESTER JOHN HALL HARRIET CE
Birth of a grandson
#1
George SILVESTER
June 11, 1833
Citation details: V1833242 157/1833 SYLVESTER GEORGE JOHN HARRIET
Sylvester - George - Baptism Register
Sylvester - George - Baptism Register

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.

Number of childrenWilliam JONESView this family
2

Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Sarah and William had at least two children some people have her listed as having three, but the D/C only shows 2."

Baptism of a grandsonGeorge SILVESTER
July 28, 1833
Sylvester - George - Baptism Register
Sylvester - George - Baptism Register

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.

Birth of a grandson
#2
John SYLVESTER
about 1835
Citation details: V1835356 157/1835 SYLVESTER JOHN JOHN HARRIET
Marriage of a childRobert BIGGHarriet HALLView this family
Type: Common Law
after 1837

Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Sarah SYLVESTER
February 15, 1839
Citation details: 12 fEBRUARY 2012
Text:

In part:

"Harriet had three children to John Sylvester, they were George buried Yango , Sarah and John."

Silvester - Sarah - Birth record
Silvester - Sarah - Birth record

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.

Citation details: 824/1839 V1839824 23A SILVESTER SARAH GEORGE HARRIET
Text:

There is also this reference:

4/1839 V18394 158 SILVESTER SARAH GEORGE HARRIET

Note: It is noted that the father's name on this record is George and not John.
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Susannah E BIGGS
about 1842
Citation details: V18424693 121B/1842 BIGGS SUSANNAH E ROBERT HARRIET
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Sophia BIGGS
about 1844
Citation details: V1844528 53/1844 BIGGS SOPHIA ROBERT HARRIET
Birth of a grandson
#6
Thomas BIGGS
March 22, 1846
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Field
Citation details: V1846529 53/1846 BIGGS THOMAS ROBERT HARRIET
Birth of a grandson
#7
William BIGGS
about 1848
Twin Sister: Mary Ann BIGGStwin sister
Citation details: V1848531 53/1848 BIGGS WILLIAM ROBERT HARRIET
Citation details: 12 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Mary Ann and William were twins both born in 1848."

Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Mary Ann BIGGS
about 1848
Twin Brother: William BIGGStwin brother
Citation details: V1848530 53/1848 BIGGS MARY A ROBERT HARRIET
Citation details: 12 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Mary Ann and William were twins both born in 1848."

Marriage of a grandchildGeorge SILVESTEREllen STEWARTView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1855
Address: Scots Church
Citation details: 126/1855 V1855126 82 SYLVESTER GEORGE STEWART ELEN QC
Marriage of a grandchildJohn SYLVESTERHester Eliza PORTERView this family
Type: Religious marriage
1858
Address: St. John's
Citation details: 2939/1858 SYLVESTER JOAN PORTER ESTHER E WOLLOMBI
Death of a husbandWilliam JONES
about 1865

Cause: Suicide by poison
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

" William Jones committed suicide by taking Strychnine in 1865..

Marriage of a grandchildJames FORBESSophia BIGGSView this family
about 1866
Citation details: 2865/1866 FORBES JAMES SYLVESTER SOPHIA PATRICKS PLAINS
Marriage of a grandchildWilliam TAGGARTMary Ann BIGGSView this family
about 1870
Citation details: 3197/1870 TAGGART WILLIAM SILVESTER MARY ANN PATRICKS PLAIN
Death about 1872
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6111/1872 JONES SARAH AGE 95 YEARS DIED PATRICKS PLAINS PATRICKS PLAIN
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Sarah married William Jones [convict] 1822 and died at Broke in 1872. She is buried in an unmarked grave at Fordwich [Broke]."

Burial
Address: Unmarked
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Sarah married William Jones [convict] 1822 and died at Broke in 1872. She is buried in an unmarked grave at Fordwich [Broke]."

Family with Thomas HALL - View this family
husband
Convict uniform as punishmentThomas HALL
Birth: about 1783Maresfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 1821Middle Harbour, , New South Wales, Australia
herself
Marriage: March 2, 1805Plumstead, Kent, England, United Kingdom
10 years
daughter
Family with William JONES - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1822New South Wales, Australia

MarriageEmails - Barry Sylvester
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"The marriage Banns of Thomas & Sarah show they were married on the 2nd March 1805, I know some people have the 3rd Feb'. I can send you a copy if you want it."

MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V1822215 8/1822 JONES WILLIAM HALL SARAH CA
MarriageEmails - Barry Sylvester
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Sarah married William Jones [convict] 1822 and died at Broke in 1872. She is buried in an unmarked grave at Fordwich [Broke]."

DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6111/1872 JONES SARAH AGE 95 YEARS DIED PATRICKS PLAINS PATRICKS PLAIN
DeathEmails - Barry Sylvester
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Sarah married William Jones [convict] 1822 and died at Broke in 1872. She is buried in an unmarked grave at Fordwich [Broke]."

BurialEmails - Barry Sylvester
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Sarah married William Jones [convict] 1822 and died at Broke in 1872. She is buried in an unmarked grave at Fordwich [Broke]."

NoteEmails - Barry Sylvester
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Number of childrenEmails - Barry Sylvester
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Sarah and William had at least two children some people have her listed as having three, but the D/C only shows 2."