Updates - The Broket Archive

What’s new at TBA?

The Broket Archive (TBA) is continually changing. Major changes have occurred each year since its launch in 2004. Examples are the discovery of the Will in England of John Brockett who married Mary Blackwell and the Y-DNA project. These are now part and parcel of the major 2018 revision of the site. We only record substantial new developments and discoveries here. But we are working hard in the background and smaller updates are continually being added. Some may be especially pertinent to you. You can always see if changes have occurred in the pages you view by checking the page update stamp at the bottom right of each page. Do contact and ask. Suggestions are much appreciated too.

New or significantly-updated work:

Apr 2022
Subsequent to the discovery that Benjamin Brockett, died Craven Co NC 1758, was from the New Haven clan, research has revived on the other Brokets of 18-20th C southeast US. If you have an interest in this topic please get in contact.

Jan-Feb 2022
Information on the Brokets of  South Africa thoroughly expanded with the help of FamilySearch’s recent publication of images from South African archives. That should soon be posted.

Jun-Dec 2021
Much behind-the-scenes research on 17th-19th C English Brokets, including on London with the help of Ancestry.com’s publication of images from the London Metropolitan Archives. Some of this has been posted to various pages of TBA, but most has yet to be written up. Some examples that have been posted:

William Brockett of St Mary in Alderman Bury, London, b c 1568
The family of John Brockett Gent of Willingale 1649-1704
Descendants of Joseph and Emma of Australia (with thanks to Barbara Webster)
Ireland: major additions
Alice Brokette of Hertfordshire 1544

May 2021
Thomas Brockett Coachman 1845-1930 – new page

Feb 2021
Henry and Ann Brockett of Lanchester and Durham St Oswald—a total rewrite with much new original data.

Jan 2021
Frank Neil Brockett of Portsmouth Hampshire 1916-75 (and Dunkirk 1940).
The last 6 months of comments received.

Aug 2020
Benjamin Brockett of North Carolina d 1758.
The children of John Brockett of New Haven (d 1690).

Jul 2020
Sections on Brakets of SW North Carolina and Georgia.

May 2020
Richard and Nicholas Brokett of Ippolitts Hertfordshire 1598-1645.

Apr 2020
The Papworths of Hitchin Hertfordshire to 1660.

Mar 2020
Complete rewrite of John Brockett of Wheathampstead Esq d 1649, plus new sections on his sons Thomas 1628-1671 and William 1631-75.
The American Civil War: Afro-American Brokets.

Feb 2020
Samuel Brockett of Graveley, Hertfordshire, and London, Grocer, 1609-74.

Jan 2020
Two brothers from Twickenham: James 1879-1942 and Frank 1888-1916.

Oct-Dec 2019
Lots of pages edited and images added.

Sep 2019
A substantial reworking of the Surrey England section, including a possible new candidate for John of New Haven CT.

Jul 2019
Lady Margery Scrope’s jewels, cloths and vestments.

Jun 2019
The non-existent James ‘Broket’ of Donnyngton Gent 1483.
Elizabeth Brokett of Hitchin d 1568.

May 2019
John Broket, Chaplain, of York 1381 and Northumberland 1386-1415.
A page about Richard Heaton Brockett of North Haven, CT, 1912-2005, and his ancestry.

Apr 2019
Henry and John Broket of Leicestershire, 1393 and 1415.

Mar 2019
A page about William Hume Brockett of Washington, DC, 1914-88, and his ancestry.
A note about Family Bibles.

Feb 2019
A page about Robert and Annabella Brocket of Alexandria, VA, and their descendants.
Ray Madsen’s update on Mary Blackwell—that her husband wasn’t John Brockett of New Haven.

Jan 2019
A page about William Leroy Brockett of New Haven, CT, 1925-2008, and his ancestry.
A page by Don Brockett on US statistics.

15 Dec 2018
Launch of the new version of the Broket Archive (TBA). See the Site Map.

Page Last Updated: April 25, 2022