The Brocketts of Gateshead - The Broket Archive

The Brocketts of Gateshead

North East Broket records from mid 18th to 19th C are dominated by two families: one at Headlam Hall in the Tees valley and this one in Gateshead on the River Tyne:

Family of John Brockett of Gateshead 1764-1827
Singled out for mention here are John, and 3 of his sons:

  1. John 1764-1827
  2. John Trotter 1788-1842
  3. William Henry 1804-67
  4. Henry c 1807-87

John Brockett of Gateshead Gent 1764-1827

John Brockett was the youngest son of Henry and Ann of Lanchester parish, Co Durham, baptised there 26 Nov 1764—as John Brock, see the separate page. He was called “of Witton Gilbert, afterwards of Gateshead”.1 Witton Gilbert was a small settlement c 4 m SE of Lanchester village and c 4 m NW of Durham City. 3 of the 4 entries in the Hudleston Papers in Durham University2 mention John: one a marriage bond in which John, bachelor, was styled ‘Gent’, another a record that he was for many years Clerk to the Court of Requests in Newcastle.3 John was sole executor of brother William’s Will in 1821, from which he inherited substantial property.

The mural monument in the Chancel of St Mary’s Gateshead, where John and wife Frances were buried, had a coat of arms ‘Brockett impaling Trotter’. The church dominated Gateshead river front,4 but was badly damaged by fire in 1855 and is no longer used as a church; the mural monument no longer exists. Their sons also used the coat of arms—it was printed in the Biographical Sketch of John Trotter Brockett Esquire5 and engraved on the ‘elegant and massive silver tureen and salver, value £130, presented to Mr Alderman [William Henry] Brockett of Gateshead’ in 1846 by merchants and shipowners of Newcastle.6 The cross in the first and fourth quarters is scalloped and different from the cross flory granted to members of the Yorkshire and Hertfordshire Brockett family. The College of Arms has no record of a grant of arms to members of this family.

On 21 Jul 1787 at St Nicholas Durham City John Brockett married Frances Sophia TROTTER.7 She was the daughter of George TROTTER of Middridge, baptised Auckland 21 Jan 1770, died 9 Mar 1833.8 Will of Frances Brockett of Gateshead, Widow, written 8 Feb 1832, proved 15 Aug 1833.9 John died 5 Feb 1827, buried in St Edmund’s Cemetery, Gateshead,10 aged 63. In John’s Will, proved 17 Jul 182711 he referred to property he owned in Witton Gilbert and Lanchester, and listed his 6 children in the following order:

  1. John Trotter, born 21 Sep 1788 Witton Gilbert, died 12 Oct 1842 Newcastle. Married Isabella BELL 1814 Durham. 3 children. See below.
  2. Margaret, baptised Witton Gilbert 25 Dec 1791.12 Sole executrix of her mother’s Will in 1833. Living in the same building in King James St, Gateshead, as brother William Henry in 1841, Spinster, aged 45, i.e. b c 1796 [sic]. Died unmarried 1841 Gateshead,13—not apparently in the 1851 census.
  3. George, Son of John and Frances Brockett” baptised in Witton Gilbert 21 Dec 1794.14. A mural monument in St Mary’s Gateshead recorded his death ‘in Havana 7 May 1818 from a malignant fever’ aged 23 years—therefore b c 1795. Administration of George Brockett of Gateshead, Master Mariner, Bachelor, formerly of Gateshead in the county of Durham, but late belonging to the merchant ship Ariadne at Havannah, 9 Sep 1818.15
  4. Mary Brockett, born 20 May [1799], 2d Daugr. of John Brockett Shoemaker native of Lanchester, by his Wife Frances Trotter native of St. Andrews Auckland” was baptised 30 Jun 1799 in Witton Gilbert.16 On 2 Jun 1836 Mary married Francis BENNETT in Gateshead by Licence, two of the witnesses were brother WF Brockett and Margaret Brockett.17 According to Smith he was a Surgeon of Gateshead, and she bore him two sons in 1838 and 1839 and died 5 Apr 1846.18
  5. William Henry, born 22 Jan 1804, died 15 Jan 1867. Married Margaret WILSON 1836 Gateshead. 11 or 12 children. See below.
  6. Henry, b c 1807, died 1887. Married Eliza Frances ?WINCKLER in Jamaica. No children. See below.

John Trotter Brockett of Newcastle 1788-1842

Eldest son of John Gent and Frances TROTTER, John Trotter became a Lawyer, Antiquary, Numismatist and Author of the Glossary of North Country Words in 1825. Biographical details about him can be found in various sources.19 Called ‘Esq’ in the Biographical Sketch published Newcastle 1843, where his signature is reproduced below an engraving of him. His portrait still hangs in the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society library in Newcastle upon Tyne:20
John Trotter Brockett 1788-1842
John Trotter Brockett was born 21 Sep 1788 Witton Gilbert,21 baptised there 21 Sep 1788,22 died 12 Oct 1842 Albion Place, Newcastle. No Will has been located, although it would be expected that he would have had a considerable estate, if only from the sale at Sothebys of his large collection of antiquarian artefacts and books. He married 1814 Durham Isabella BELL.23 Isabella’s [meagre] Will was proved 30 Nov 1866: “The Will of Isabella Brockett of Albion-place in the Town and County of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Widow deceased who died 28 September 1865 at Albion-place aforesaid was proved at Newcastle-upon-Tyne by the oath of Robert Spencer Shield of 4 Hamilton-terrace in the Town of Birkenhead in the County of Chester Surgeon one of the Executors. Effects under £200. Re-sworn at the Stamp Office January 1867 under £300.” In 1884 Robert Spencer Shield was also Executor of the Will of Charlotte Shield, sister of Isabella’s daughter-in-law Maria.

Children:

  1. John Trotter Brockett. Born c 1813-5. Baptised 11 Jan 1815 Newcastle-upon-Tyne.24 “John Brockett of Albion Place was buried in St Andrew Parish 27 Nov 1834, aged 21”.25 Another account said he died 23 Nov 1834 aged 19 unmarried.26
  2. Annabella Brockett baptised 22 Apr 1818 in St Andrew Parish, Newcastle upon Tyne, daughter of John Trotter Brockett, Attorney at Law, and wife Isabella of this Parish”.27 She was buried in St Andrew Parish 27 or 31 Dec 1823 aged 6½.28
  3. William Edward Brockett baptised 8 May 1816 in St Andrew Parish, Newcastle upon Tyne, son of John Trotter Brockett, Attorney at Law, and wife Isabella of this Parish”.29 William Edward may have travelled to Sydney Australia before 1836, see the separate page. In order to train as an Attorney, on 10 Nov 1837 William Edward Brockett was articled as a clerk to his father John Trotter Brockett for 5 years.30 This would have terminated on 9 Nov 1842, but his father died shortly before on 28 Oct 1842. On that same day, to complete the remaining few days of his 5-year term “William Edward Brockett of 32 Upper Norton Street, Middlesex, Gentleman, bound himself by indenture as an articled clerk to John Stevenson of 3 Kings Rod, Bedford Row, Middlesex, Attorney of Her Majesty’s Courts of Queens Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer at Westminster and Solicitor in the High Court of Chancery.”31 In 1844 and 1849 William Edward was rated for offices in Dean Street in St Nicholas Parish, Newcastle upon Tyne, abode: Bensham, Gateshead, and for a house at 50 Dean Street in 1854—but not in 1840, 1855 nor 1859.32
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    On 11 June 1840 at Chester-le-Street William Edward Brockett married Maria Margaret SHIELD,33 daughter of the late Peter Shield Esq.34 The following census records illustrate the family’s lifestyle at Whickham—about 2 m SW of Gateshead:

    1841: In Bensham, Gateshead, William Brockett, Attorney, aged 25 [i.e. b c 1816]; Maria Brockett, 25; Thomas Bryson, 35, Groom; Sarah Boston, 20, Female Servant; Charlotte Wilson, 25, Female Servant.35
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    1851: In Whickham, William E Brockett, aged 35, b Newcastle, Attorney & Solicitor, b Newcastle, Northumberland; Wife Maria M, 36, b Whickham, Durham; children both b Whickham: Frederick W S, 2½; Caroline H, 10 months; sister in law Charlotte SHIELD, 38, unmarried, b Biddick House, Northumberland; 7 unmarried servants: Maria Moriss?, 20, b Ireland; John Cobb, 30, b Whickham; Eliz Kell, 19, b Newcastle; Ann Fox, 27, b Newcastle; Ann Newham 27, b Newcastle; Jane Robson, 27, b Scotland; Eliz’h Fiddes, 35, b Whickham.36 Biddick House or Hall is an early C18 country house at Bournmoor, County Durham, between Sunderland and Chester-le-Street.37
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    1861: No record found.

    Children:

    1. Edward Spencer Brockett baptised 2 Sep 1847 in Whickham Parish, Co Durham, son of William Edward Brockett, Solicitor, and wife Maria Margaret, of Whickham House”.38 “Edward Spencer Brockett of Whickham House was buried in Whickham Parish 28 Mar 1848, aged 8 months”.39
    2. Frederick William Spencer Brockett born 1848 Gateshead.40 Not so far found in any other records except the 1851 census.
    3. Caroline Harriett Brockett baptised 12 Jun 1850 in Whickham Parish, Co Durham, son of William Edward Brockett, Solicitor, and wife Maria Margaret, of Whickham House”.41 Not so far found in any other records except the 1851 census.

    Bankruptcy proceedings were filed against William Edward 19 Nov 1855: “William Edward Brockett, the Sol[icito]r, is a bankrupt and horse racing is the cause—report states he has lost a great many of his clients money”.42 He absconded and was declared an outlaw soon after. Mysteriously, no further records of William Edward or of Maria and the two younger children have been found. Perhaps they changed their surname? Or emigrated? Maria Margaret is said to have died in Italy in 1916,43 when she would have been about 99. The Will of a Maria M Brockett, proved 8 Jun 1886, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA, shows her to have been a Brackett, the wife of Andrew J Brackett.44

    Records have, however, been found of Charlotte Shield, Maria’s sister:

    1. She may have been the Charlotte Shield who applied for a passport 9 Jul 1860,45 although Shield is a common name.
    2. But she was—without doubt—recorded in the 1881 census: Charlot Shields, Visitor in the household of Coalmine owner Albany Hawk Charlsworth, aged 27, and his mother Sarah Charlsworth, 57, in Chapelthorpe, Crigglestone, Yorkshire, aged 72 [i.e. b c 1809], Widow [sic], born South Shields, Durham.46 This is confirmed by the following records.
    3. Robert Spencer Shield, aged 21, and Elizabeth Charlesworth were married in Landall, Yorkshire on 24 Jun 1844.47 The couple were recorded in subsequent censuses, for instance in 1871 —with a large household of 7 children and others—in Birkenhead: Robert S Shield, aged 59, Ret Surgeon, b Durham; Wife Elizabeth C Shield, 48, Yorkshire; 48 and, significantly, in 1891: Robert S Shield, aged 79, b Whitburn Durham, and Elizabeth C Shield, 68, b Wakefield, Yorkshire, brother and sister in law of householder Sarah Charlesworth, 67, in Milnthorpe, Sandal Magna, Yorkshire.49
    4. On 14 Nov 1884 Robert Spencer Shield Gentleman was Executor of the Will of “Miss Charlotte Shield of Scarborough, in the county of York, Spinster, who died 7 Oct 1884″.50 It would be interesting to see if Charlotte left anything to Maria< William Edward or their children, if alive. In 1866 Robert Spencer Shield had also been Executor of the Will of Isabella Brockett, mother-in-law of Charlotte’s sister Maria.

William Henry Brockett of Gateshead 1804-1867

Third son of John Gent and Frances TROTTER, William Henry Brockett was a businessman and Mayor of Gateshead51 in the NE of England 1839-40. Among other public activities he was a JP, Coroner for Newcastle and Honorary Secretary of Newcastle and Gateshead Shipowners’ Society. Growing up beside the river Tyne, his children spread across the world, such that now there are no male-line descendants living in the UK. In 1837 William Henry founded Gateshead’s first newspaper The Gateshead Observer and owned it till his death in 15 Jan 1867, aged 62.52 In 2011 William Henry was given the accolade of a Blue Commemorative Plaque from the City of Gateshead.53

William was an amateur genealogist and in 1860 he privately printed a ‘Pedigree of BROCKETT of Steton and Brockett Hall, co. York; of Brockett Hall, Herts; and of Spain’s Hall, co. Essex‘. It took careful typesetting and proof-reading—and research and is of inestimable value.

Many volumes of papers relating to William Henry are preserved in the ‘Brockett collection’ in Gateshead Library, including a series of 10 volumes—some in more than one part—called the Brockett Papers: principally a collection of newspaper cuttings, tracts, letters etc concerning facts, figures and stories about Gateshead in the mid 19th C. Some, but by no means all, have a direct connection with William Henry. Since he was a prominent member of the local community, most of these are connected with his work in it, but here and there are more personal items like his genealogical interests and letters, e.g. from brother Henry in Jamaica or nephew William Edward in Newcastle. In addition to the Brockett Papers there are more volumes under his name, some of them also scrapbooks of Gateshead cuttings. One of these is the Gateshead Tracts—a volume privately published after his death containing some of his more significant essays and contributions, obituaries of himself and a number of genealogical papers about Brocketts, including the 1860 Pedigree. The Durham University Library copy is entitled Brockett’s Booklets.

William Henry married Margaret WILSON 1836 Gateshead. Census records for William Henry and Margaret: Read more


According to Gateshead Tracts56 Margaret bore him 12 children, but records of only 11 have been found. Perhaps one died young. Margaret died 31 May 1889 in Leyland House, Harrogate, Yorkshire, aged 72 [ie b c 1817], of epilepsy (7 years) and senile decay, informant daughter Margaret.57 As far as the Brockett name goes, there are five male members of the younger generation who could pass it on. Children:

  1. Mary, bap 23 Feb 1838 Gateshead,58 died 17 Sep 1909 Newcastle-upon-Tyne59 For the 1851 census she was a Scholar in Whickham, Durham, aged 13. For the 1861, 71 and 81 censuses, aged 23, 33 and 43, she was with her mother. For the 1891 census, aged 53, unm, she was in 5 Corona St, Lee, Lewisham, London—the home of cousin Thomas G WILSON, 44, unm, Hardware Agent. She has not been traced in the 1901 census. The London Probate Registry recorded probate of Mary’s will in Newcastle on 4 Nov 1909, executrix Margaret Brockett spinster, estate valued at £1407-10-3. Mary was a spinster, residing at 19 Holly Ave, Newcastle at the time, dying 17 Sep that year.
  2. John Brockett, born 29 Jun 1839, King James St, Gateshead,60 bap 24 Jul 1839 Gateshead;61 died 3 Jan 1902, 36 Lichfield St, Gateshead, occupation Clerk,62 aged 62. He married 29 Jul 1868 Tweedmouth, Northumberland, occupation Newspaper Proprietor, Elizabeth MATHISON of Middle Orde Tweedmouth d/o John Mathison Gent.63 Elizabeth died 18 Aug 1921 at 48 Curzon Street, Gateshead, aged 77,64 interred Gateshead East Cemetery 22 Aug 1921. +Census records for John and Elizabeth: Read more

    1. John Edmond Simpson Brockett, born 1869 Hexham,66 bap 4 Feb 1869 as Brockett/Brackett,67 died 1876 Gateshead,68 buried 29 June 1876, aged 7.69
    2. Hubert William Henry Mathieson Brockett, born 11 Apr 1884.70 The PRO microfilms WO 363/B1717 and 171871 have some of Hubert’s papers, from which the following notes were taken: Hubert Mattison Brockett no 459696. Sapper. Of 48 Curzon St, Rectory Rd, Gateshead. Aged 31 years 290 days on 25/2/1916. Electrical Engineer. Height 5ft 11in. Weight 146 lbs. Unmarried. Mother Elizabeth was living in Gateshead in 1916 at the same address, but father John was deceased and no brothers or sisters were listed in the relevant boxes on the papers. Appendicitis 25/10/1917 in Baghdad, then cholera. Buried Baghdad 10/11/1917. Mother Elizabeth could not be traced in Mar 1922 to send her a medal. The reply from the Gateshead Police said that Elizabeth had died Sept 1921 and Hubert was the last surviving member of that family. His father’s sister Miss Brockett, c/o Mr Cook, 46 Grosvenor Place, Newcastle was the only relative whose whereabouts could be ascertained.
  3. Frances, born 28 Apr 1841 King James St, Gateshead, bap 2 Jun 1841 Gateshead.72 Her birth and marriage are recorded in the GRO under the spelling Francis. Married 28 Oct 1862, Bryan John PROCKTER, St Mary’s Gateshead.73 On 25 Feb 1870 Frances Brockett as proprietor of the Gateshead Observer allowed a 13 year old boy to work all night. She was charged under the Factory Act, pleading guilty and was fined 40s and costs [source]. She died in Gateshead in 1889,74 aged 49. Bryan married Jane Fairlamb CHRISTAL in Sunderland in 1893.75 Jane was 32 years younger than Bryan. He died in 1906,76 aged 70.77
  4. Margaret, born 1842 Gateshead;78 bap 9 Nov 1842 Gateshead;79 died 26 Apr 1843 Gateshead,80 aged 6 months.
  5. Emily, born 8 Jan 1847,81 bap 17 Feb 1847 Gateshead.82 Married 27 Nov 1867, John POTTS;83, issue: 1 son John Cuthbert b 1870, 1 daughter Margaret b 1873.84 Emily died in Gateshead in 1879.85
  6. Thomas, born 15 Jul 1848 King James St, Gateshead.86 Thomas arrived in China 1872 or 73. He married Mary Lo Dai NUANG, probably in Foo Chow, China. He died 17 Oct 1908 in Foo Chow. 4 daus, 3 sons.
  7. William Henry, born 1850 Gateshead;87 aged 7 months in the 1851 census); died 23 Nov 1873 Gateshead,88 aged 23.
  8. Francis, born 1852 Gateshead,89 bap 2 Aug 1852 Gateshead.90 He has not been traced in the 1871 or subsequent England censuses. Francis probably arrived in New Zealand 1873. He died 7 Dec 1913 Cecil Peak, near Queenstown, NZ,91 unmarried, Occupation Woolclasser.92
  9. Henry, born 1854, 5 Catherine Terrace, Gateshead,93 bap 16 Aug 1854 Gateshead.94 Henry probably arrived in New Zealand 1871, aged 17. He has not been traced in the 1871 or subsequent England censuses. Married Mary MATHESON 1892 Ngapara, he aged c 38, she c 22. Descendants live in NZ—thanks to them for information. He died there 14 Jan 1909 aged 54, apoplexy, occupation Woolclasser,95 buried in the Mataura cemetry, NZ. Mary died 20 Mar 1956, aged 86.
  10. George Trotter, born 1855 Gateshead.96 In 1876 aged 21 George joined Thomas in China. He married Katharine PYE in Lewisham in 1888. Katharine died in Shanghai, China in 1890. George married second Olga CONRADI in 1893 in Gateshead.97 George Trotter Brockett died 8 Apr 1896 in Upper Holloway, Middx98 aged 40. No surviving children.
  11. Margaret, born 1 Jun 1857, 5 Catherine Terrace, Gateshead,99 bap 13 Aug 1857 Gateshead.100 +Census records for Margaret: Read more
    Margaret kept in touch with Thomas’ children until the end. The last of the Gateshead Brocketts, she died of myocarditis, bronchitis and senility, 17 Mar 1949 at 41 Cecil Rd, N Acton, Ealing, Middx, aged 91, Spinster of independent means, daughter of William Henry Brockett, Newspaper Editor deceased, estate valued at £5321 15s 2d.101

Henry Brockett of Jamaica and London c 1807-87

Fourth and youngest son of John Gent and Frances TROTTER, Henry was born c 1807. Elected Member of the House of Assembly for Hanover Parish Jamaica, from which post he resigned in 1852.102 Married Eliza Frances ?WINCKLER in Jamaica. They had returned to England by 1861, when they were recorded in the census. Henry died 1887 Fulham London, aged 80, ie b c 1807.103 Eliza Frances died 19 Dec 1911 Kingston London, aged 77, ie b c 1834,104 Will proved London, estate valued at £21,015 1s resworn £21,337 13s 8d to [niece] Margaret Brockett spinster.105 No issue.

Census records for Henry and Eliza: Read more

Page Last Updated: February 20, 2021

Footnotes

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[1] Gateshead Tracts n d p 4.

[2] Box 177.

[3] Durham Advertiser 10 Feb 1827.

[4] Pocock and Norris 1990 pl 30.

[5] Opposite p vi.

[6] Gateshead Tracts.

[7] Durham University Library Special Collections, NDFHS Reference 8960319, Northumberland & Durham Family History Society transcription, accessed from FMP 10 Feb 2021, no image.

[8] Smith 1878, p 208.

[9] DPRI/1/1833/B17/1-2, DPRI/2/44 p 421-423.

[10] Smith 1878, p 208.

[11] DPRI/1/1827/B22/1-2 and 3-4, DPRI/2/38 p 44-46.

[12] IGI transcription accessed 10 Feb 2021, no image.

[13] GRO qtr 4.

[14] Bishop's Transcripts, Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/277/5, image accessed from FMP 16 Feb 2021.

[15] DPRI/3/1818/A83.

[16] Bishop's Transcripts, Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/277, image accessed from FMP 16 Feb 2021.

[17] Bishop's Transcripts, Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/112, image accessed from FMP 16 Feb 2021.

[18] 1878, p 208.

[19] e.g. The 23 Sep 2004 entry in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ('ODNB'), the only Brockett entry in that Dictionary.

[20] As of Jan 2021. It is by an unknown artist, reproduced courtesy of the ODNB.

[21] ODNB; Gateshead Tracts n d p 4.

[22] IGI transcription accessed 10 Feb 2021, no image.

[23] Gateshead Tracts n d p 4.

[24] IGI, transcription accessed on FMP and Ancestry.com 12 Jan 2021.

[25] Bishop's Transcripts, Durham University Library DDR/EA/PBT/2/190 p 198, image accessed on FMP 12 Jan 2021.

[26] Smith 1878, p 208.

[27] Bishop's Transcripts, Durham University Library DDR/EA/PBT/2/190 p 82, image accessed on FMP 12 Jan 2021.

[28] Smith 1878, p 208; NBI and IGI, transcriptions accessed on FMP 12 Jan 2021.

[29] Bishop's Transcripts, Durham University Library DDR/EA/PBT/2/190 p 129, image accessed on FMP 12 Jan 2021.

[30] TNA Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Affidavits of Due Execution of Articles of Clerkship, Series III; Class: KB 107; Piece: 8; image accessed from Ancestry.com 12 Jan 2021.

[31] TNA Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Affidavits of Due Execution of Articles of Clerkship, Series III; Class: KB 107; Piece: 8; image accessed from Ancestry.com 12 Jan 2021. With thanks to Richard Brockett for the explanation, Jan 2021.

[32] Newcastle Electoral Registers; Reference Number: MD.NC/D/2/1/1854 1844 and 1849 (pp 78, 86); images accessed on FMP 12 Jan 2021.

[33] Gateshead Tracts n d p 4; GRO Q2 vol 24 p 27.

[34] Communication from Richard Brockett 12 Jan 2021. No birth or baptism record has so far been found.

[35] Class: HO107; Piece: 296; Book: 9; Civil Parish: Gateshead; County: Durham; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 33; Page: 14; Line: 12; GSU roll: 241345; image accessed on Ancestry.com 11 Jan 2021.

[36] Class: HO107; Piece: 2403; Folio: 155; Page: 25; GSU roll: 87081; image accessed on Ancestry.com 11 Jan 2021.

[37] Historic England at https://tinyurl.com/y2lpgcny (accessed 12 Jan 2021); image on Wikipedia 11 Jan 2021.

[38] Bishop's Transcripts, Durham University Library DDR/EA/PBT/2/266 p 39, image accessed on FMP 11 Jan 2021.

[39] Bishop's Transcripts, Durham University Library DDR/EA/PBT/2/266 p 153, image accessed on FMP 11 Jan 2021.

[40] GRO Q4 vol 24 p 176.

[41] Bishop's Transcripts, Durham University Library DDR/EA/PBT/2/266 p 99, image accessed on FMP 12 Jan 2021.

[42] Letter from John P Ingledew, 6 Dec 1855, available at the ingledew family name website in Jul 2006, but not in Sep 2018.

[43] Communication from Richard Brockett 12 Jan 2021.

[44] Ohio Probate Court (Cuyahoga County); images accessed on Ancestry.com 12 Jan 2021.

[45] TNA FO 611/9, transcription accessed on FMP 12 Jan 2021.

[46] TNA, Class: RG11; Piece: 4571; Folio: 23; Page: 2; GSU roll: 1342102; image accessed from Ancestry.com 13 Jan 2021.

[47] IGI, FHL Film #1470407, transcription accessed from Ancestry.com 18 Jan 2021.

[48] TNA, RG10; Piece: 3744; Folio: 85; Page: 20; GSU roll: 842135; image accessed from Ancestry.com 18 Jan 2021.

[49] TNA, Class: RG12; Piece: 3743; Folio: 73; Page: 22; GSU roll: 6098853; image accessed from Ancestry.com 13 Jan 2021.

[50] Will proved York District Registry, London Gazette, Issue #25544 of 29 Dec 1885, image accessed on FMP 12 Jan 2021.

[51] goo.gl/yWBxPg (Gateshead History site accessed 12 Sep 2018)

[52] GRO qtr 1; Milne 1975 p 57; A Short History of Gateshead 1998 p 120.

[53] Communication from Richard Brockett Dec 2017.

[54] Fol 601 of the enumerator's return.

[55] Page 23 (37) of the enumerator's return.

[56] n d p 4.

[57] Death certificate.

[58] IGI; GRO qtr 1.

[59] Gateshead Tracts n d p 4; GRO qtr 3.

[60] Gateshead Tracts n d p 4; IGI: 24 Jun; GRO qtr 3.

[61] IGI.

[62] Gateshead Tracts n d p 4; GRO qtr 1.

[63] Marriage certificate.

[64] GRO qtr 3.

[65] TNA Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891; Class: RG12; Piece: 4198; Folio: 14; Page: 24; GSU roll: 6099308.

[66] GRO qtr 1.

[67] Family search.

[68] GRO qtr 3.

[69] Family search; Angus 2014.

[70] GRO qtr 2; 16 years after his parents' marriage.

[71] Surviving enlistment and discharge papers from World War 1.

[72] IGI; GRO qtr 2.

[73] IGI; Gateshead Tracts n d p 4; GRO qtr 4.

[74] GRO qtr 1.

[75] GRO qtr 2.

[76] GRO qtr 3.

[77] Angus 2014.

[78] GRO qtr 4.

[79] IGI.

[80] GRO qtr 2; Smith 1878, p 208.

[81] Smith 1878, p 208; GRO qtr 1.

[82] IGI.

[83] IGI; GRO qtr 3.

[84] Angus 2014; Gateshead Tracts n d p 5.

[85] GRO qtr 1; Angus 2014 mistakenly had 'aged 37', i.e. d c 1884.

[86] GRO qtr 3.

[87] GRO qtr 3.

[88] GRO qtr 4.

[89] GRO qtr 3.

[90] IGI.

[91] Gateshead Tracts n d p 4.

[92] Death certificate.

[93] GRO qtr 3.

[94] IGI.

[95] Death certificate.

[96] GRO qtr 2.

[97] GRO qtr 3.

[98] GRO qtr 2.

[99] GRO qtr 3; Gateshead Tracts n d p 4.

[100] IGI.

[101] Death certificate; LPR.

[102] Newspaper cuttings in the Brockett Papers vol 10 pp 35-7, 41-2.

[103] GRO qtr 4.

[104] GRO qtr 4.

[105] LPR.