North West Brokets - The Broket Archive

Brokets of North West Engalnd

Very few families and individual Brokets have been recorded in the North West of England. A few more were there in the 20th and 21st centuries. These from Cumbria and Lancashire were perhaps the only Brokets recorded in North West England before the 19th C:


An isolated record of the death of James BROCKHET, 29 Feb 1896 in Fusehill Workhouse, Botchergate Parish, Carlisle, aged 75, General Labourer of Botchergate Carlisle, of cancer of the tongue and throat.1 Born c 1821, there is only one suitable record of a James from Scotland, Yorkshire, Wales or elsewhere in the UK: the eldest son of John and Maria of Bedford. The spelling would have been assumed by the informant, the Workhouse Master.


A single nuclear family c 1610-40. Baptisms in the parish of Harwood, Bolton:2

1612: Humphrey. Parents: John Brooket and Alice Schofield.
1618: Ellis (Alice?). Parents: John and Alice (Schofield).
1622: Alice. Parents: John and Alice.

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[1] Death certificate.

[2] IGI.