Hertfordshire Brokets 19-20th C - The Broket Archive

Hertfordshire Brocketts 19-20th C

Contents of this page:

1. The Lords Brocket of today
2. Hitchin

The Lords Brocket of today

The Nall-Cain family

To follow.

Hitchin

Brocketts from Therfield in the 1880s and later from Hitchin were incomers from just across the county border into Cambridgeshire—descendants of Thomas, 1843-1930, Ostler, of Guilden Morden. Two of these were:

Francis 1887-1969

6th son of Thomas Brockett and Mary Ann MUNSEY of the Mordens clan, ‘France‘ was born 9 Jul 1887 in Therfield, bap 28 Aug 1887, Guilden Morden. He married Lottie FOSTER 31 Oct 1907 in Hitchin.1 He was a Grocer’s Assistant at marriage and Lottie a Dressmaker. Census records for Francis and Lottie:+Read more


Francis was a Sergeant Major in World War 1, and returned to live in his parents’ old house in Bedford Rd, Hitchin (Hitchin newspaper cutting of c 1952) and worked for the Post Office. Lottie died 24 Jan 1969 Hitchin, aged 812 at 149 Bedford Rd, Hitchin, Administration London 9 May, estate value at £693.3 He died a month later 25 Feb 1969, also aged 814 and also at 149 Bedford Rd, Hitchin, Administration London 5 May, estate value at £1,651.5 Children:

  1. Bernard Francis, born 7 Oct 1909 in Hitchin.6 Married 1 Sep 1934 Ida NOTTAGE Hitchin.7 She was born 4 Mar 1909, and died 26 Sep 1995. He died 9 Jan 1998, aged 89, residing Minsden House, Wratten Rd, West Hitchin, Administration London 5 Mar, estate not exceeding £180,000.8 Children 1 son, 1 dau:
    1. Michael Francis, b 5 Dec 1935 Hitchin.9 Occupation: Toolmaker / Grinder. He married … … 23 Apr 1962 in Sunderland.10 He died Jan 2012 of complications from Parkinsons. 1 son, 1 dau.
  2. Phyllis Rita, b 1913 Hitchin;11 married 1938 Geoffrey HULL in Hitcin;12 resided Brixham, Devon; She died …; 2 sons, 1 dau.
  3. Francis, b 1914, Hitchin;13 d 1914, Hitchin.14
  4. Daphne J, b 1916, Hitchin.15 Bridesmaid at cousin Agnes’ wedding.16 Married 1951 George BIGG in Hitchin.17 Resided Tiptree, Essex 1998. She died … 1 dau.
  5. Jack, b 1923, Hitchin.18 He married … … 1944 in Blackpool.19 Occupation: Company Director, Sterlings Chemicals; resided Hitchin. He died 14 Oct 2006, residing 37 Wymondley Rd, Hitchin, Will proved Ipswich 5 Jan, estate valued at £399,797.20 2 daus, 2 sons.
  6. Geoffrey Percival, b 3 Oct 1924, Hitchin.21 Worked in the Oil Industry and lived at Ampthill, near Woburn. He married 1957 … … Hemel Hempstead.22 He died Jan 1998, Hitchin.23 2 sons, 1 dau.

Stanley Lawrence 1891-1971

7th and youngest son of Thomas Brockett and Mary Ann MUNSEY of the Mordens clan, Stanley Lawrence was born 23 Aug 1891 Royston District,24 bap 25 Oct 1891, Guilden Morden Church. He married Agnes Maud PEACHER 1913 Aylsham District, Norfolk.25 Resided Hitchin. Called ‘Big Stan’. Occupation Iron Moulder, worked at Isaacs of St Ippolitts, and in Letchworth. photos. Agnes died 1926 Hitchin, aged 37.26 Stanley died 5 Sep 1971, Hitchin, aged 80,27 residing 61 Wellingham Ave, Hitchin, Will proved Ipswich 19 Nov, estate valued at £780.28 Children 1 dau, 1 son:

  1. Agnes, b 1914 Hitchin;29 m 4 Nov 1944 William R STRANTZ in Hitchin.30 Moved to the USA. 1 son.
  2. Lawrence ‘Stan‘ Stanley, born 19 Jun 1916 Hitchin;31 m 1941 … … Hitchin.32 Senior Quality Assurance Aircraft Inspector, British Aerospace. He died 22 Mar 2002, residing 61 Wellingham Ave, Hitchin, Will proved Winchester 8 May, estate not exceeding £87,000.33 1 dau.

Page Last Updated: November 29, 2018

Footnotes

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[1] GRO qtr 4

[2] GRO qtr 1; ie b c 1888

[3] LPR

[4] GRO qtr 1; ie b c 1888

[5] LPR

[6] GRO qtr 4

[7] GRO qtr 3

[8] LPR

[9] Registered 1936 GRO qtr 1.

[10] GRO qtr 2

[11] GRO qtr 3

[12] GRO qtr 3

[13] GRO qtr 4

[14] GRO qtr 4

[15] GRO qtr 3

[16] photo

[17] GRO qtr 3

[18] GRO qtr 1

[19] GRO qtr 1

[20] LPR

[21] GRO qtr 4

[22] GRO qtr 2

[23] GRO qtr 1

[24] GRO qtr 4

[25] GRO qtr 3

[26] GRO qtr 2; ie b c 1889

[27] GRO qtr 3

[28] LPR

[29] GRO qtr 1

[30] GRO qtr 4. Photos of her and her wedding in the Broket Archive

[31] GRO qtr 3

[32] GRO qtr 2

[33] LPR