Brokets of Scotland 19to20thC Lesmahagow - The Broket Archive

Brockets of Scotland 19-20th C: Lesmahagow

Contents of this page:

  1. William and Barbara BROWN
  2. David and Agnes TELFER of Glasgow
  3. William of Douglas 1838-58
Many details on this Brocket clan have kindly been supplied by Esther Galbraith.

1. William Brocket and Barbara BROWN

There was only the one Broket family in 19th C Lesmahagow—that of William (son of James and Jean WILSON) and Barbara BROWN, married 9 Dec 1821 Lanark. William’s only brother died unmarried. Two of their daughters were the last Brockets of Lesmahagow.

William was chr 23 Sep 1791, Lesmahagow.1 At the time of the 1821 census of Lesmahagow the family was living in Lanark—only William’s sister Christian, married to James TUDHOPE, was recorded in Lesmahagow. She and James were part of a joint application by Lesmahagow parishioners for emigration to Upper Canada (Lake Simco?) in 1831.2 A William Brocket, single, also applied. He was probably the William b 4 May, bap 14 Jun 1817 Lanark, illegitimate son of Jean GIBSON and this William of Lesmahagow, chr 1791, before he married Barbara BROWN. William son of Jean GIBSON later emigrated to Australia.

Census records for William and Barbara and family:    Read More


Although Netherfauldhouse wasn’t sold till 1871, William farmed at nearby Bellshole/Bellieshole from at least 1841 till his death there 18 Oct 1874, aged 83, of disease of liver and dyspepsia some years.3 Will: Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories 2/12/1874. Barbara died 1881 in Lesmahagow. Children:

  1. William, b c 1821/2. Age given as 20 in 1841,4 ie b c 1821, although this would have been a rounded-down figure. If, as is most likely, he was b 4 May 1817 son of Jean GIBSON and William before he married Barbara BROWN, he would actually have been 23 at the time of that census. He had returned from Canada. He was also probably the William, Rail Clerk, unm, aged 30, recorded in 1851 in Bushyhill, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, b Lanark, Lodger in the house of Duncan McIntyre, Gardener, 38, and wife from Argyle.5 By 1860 he was in Australia.6
  2. James, chr 4 May 1823 Lanark. Age given as 27 in 1851,7 ie b c 1824. ?Lanark Poor Relief 26 Jun 1862 single. Informant of sister’s death 1856 and father’s 1874. Witness to brother Andrew’s marriage 1871. Died 1905 Lesmahagow, aged 83, ie b c 1822.
  3. Marion, chr 4 Dec 1825 Lanark. Aged 14 in 1841 but not at home.8 Married 30 Dec 1874 Adam DICKSON Lesmahagow.9 Died 1897 Lesmahagow, aged 71.10
  4. Jane, chr 26 Aug 1827 Lanark.
  5. Charles, chr 21 Oct 1829, Lesmahagow; d 1902, Lesmahagow, aged 73.
  6. John, chr 18 Sep 1831 Lanark. In Australia by 1860.11
  7. Christina, chr 13 Mar 1834 Lanark as Christian; d 11 Dec 1856, Bellieshole, Lesmahagow, aged 22, buried in Lesmahagow Churchyard.12 Aged 6 in 1841 but not at home.13
  8. David, chr 16 Dec 1835, Lesmahagow, married Agnes TELFER 31 Dec 1858 in Lesmahagow and soon moved to Glasgow. David died 1913 in Bridgeton, Glasgow W, aged 76.
  9. Margaret, b 7 Dec 1837 Lesmahagow,14 chr 23 Dec.
  10. Andrew, b 10 Jul 1840 Lesmahagow,15 chr 24 Aug; resided Douglas 1870.16 As a Farmer at Bellieshole, Lesmahagow he married Janet BOWES 19 May 1871 in Anderston, Glasgow.17 She was born c 1840.18 By 1881 they had moved to Glasgow and Andrew was a Spirit Merchant—at the same address as Robert Bowes, a Wine and Spirit Merchant, probably Janet’s brother. In 1891 Andrew was a Wine and Spirit Merchant, aged 50, residing 155 North St, Kelvin Barony, Glasgow, with wife Janet aged 51. Janet probably died 1886 Kelvin Glasgow, aged 45, informant … .19. Andrew d 23 Mar 1901 of cancer of the upper jaw 1 year, Kelvin Glasgow, aged 60, Wine and Spirit Merchant, informant son William’s signature.20 Child:
    1. William, b 4 Nov 1871, Lesmahagow; d 1905. For the 1891 census he was with his parents, aged 19, single, General Clerk. By the 1901 census he was a Steamship Steward.
  11. Barbara, b c 1843. Married 4 Jun 1875 Daniel B PATE Lesmahagow.21 Daniel died 1914 at Tofts Farm, Douglas, leaving £2930 4s 10d. Barbara died 1926, Lesmahagow, aged 83.

2. David and Agnes TELFER of Glasgow

Son of William and Barbara BROWN, chr 16 Dec 1835, Lesmahagow, married Agnes TELFER 31 Dec 1858 in Lesmahagow.22 They soon moved to Glasgow, where on 30 Dec 1869 David, wholly disabled by fever, occupation Labourer, applied for relief and voluntarily entered the Poor House with his 2 younger children William and Agnes, aged 6 and 2½. They were sent directly to Barnhill Hospital. Wife Agnes and the older children Jane and Barbara, aged 10 and 8 were admitted to the the Poor House on 6 Jan 1870, but left 13 Jan.23 David recovered and apparently didn’t die till 1913 in Bridgeton, Glasgow W, aged 76. Agnes died 1903 in Bridgeton, Glasgow W, aged 62.24

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Children:

  1. Jane, b 14 May 1859, Fauld House, Lesmahagow;25 d 1894? or 1924? or 1912 aged 58, ie b c 1854. ?Married 1881 … … Lesmahagow.
  2. Barbara Brown, b 22 Mar 1861 13 Turner St, Springburn, Glasgow W.26 To USA 1892? Married Hugh BAIRD 1894 in Bridgeton, Glasgow.
  3. William, b 21 Mar 1863 Central Glasgow. Died the same year Central Glasgow, aged 4 months.
  4. William, b 7 Oct 1864 Central Glasgow.27 Not apparently in the 1891 or 1901 censuses. Died 1929 Milton, Glasgow W, aged 64, Single.28
  5. Agnes, b 10 Dec 1867 Springburn.29 Died 1870 Bridgeton, aged 3.
  6. James, b 28 Nov30 and d 1868 Springburn.
  7. Margaret, b 26 Jan 1871 Bridgeton Glasgow W;31 d 1872 Bridgeton, aged 2.
  8. Marion, b 16 Jul 1873 Bridgeton;32 died 1929 Dennistown Glasgow W, aged 56.
  9. Charles Telfer Brockett, b 1875 Camlachie; m 16 Jul 1897 Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ HAWKINS or WATERS, Camlachie.33 She probably died 1950 in Springburn, Glasgow W, aged 71, ie b c 1879; he died 1960 Springburn, Widower, aged 85.34 Ocupation: 1901 Rivetter,35 1922,36 1935.37+Census records for Charles and family:    Read More
    Children:

    1. David, Brockett, b 1897 Bridgeton; m as Labourer 1920 Margaret McGeachey CLARKSON at Calton, Glasgow W, from 198 Boden St. He died 1962 Bridgeton, aged 64.38 David was the subject of a Poor Relief Application in 1924—which gave the following information:
      David Brockett, son of Charles Brockett and Elizabeth WATERS or HAWKINS … had two daughters born in Bridgeton 1921 amd 1922. David had been out of work for 2 years and had also had appendicitis.

      Children (3 daughters):

      1. , b 1921 Bridgeton.
      2. , b 1922 Bridgeton. Married 1946.39
      3. Margaret Clarkson, b and d 1934 Bridgeton.40
    2. James Waters / Watters Brockett, b 1900 Bridgeton; m 1922 Calton Jane Scott NIXON from 198 Boden St.41 He died 27 Jul 1922 at Tramway Depot, Peter St, Dennistown, probably from natural causes, occupation Tubework Labourer, aged 22.42 Jane was the subject of a Poor Relief Application 25 Aug 1922—which gave the following information:
      Jane Scott Nixon, widow of James Watters Brockett, who died ‘inside tramcar’ at Dennistoun Tramway Depot. On 11 Jan 1923 Jane had James’ posthumous daughter … and Jane remarried to James HAMILTON on 31 Jun 1925, when she became ‘off roll’ for outdoor relief.

      Jane Scott Brockett d 1973 Glasgow, aged 73.43 Child:

      1. , b 11 Jan 1923 posthumously.
    3. William Brockett, Coal Salesman; m Ann “Annie” Elizabeth HUGHES. William died 1986 Glasgow, aged 84.44 Children:
      1. Charles, b 1941 Camlachie; d 1941 Camlachie or 1942 Bridgeton.45
      2. James ‘Jim’ Hughes Brockett, b 1944 Govan, Glasgow; died 10 Sep 2018 Balornock, Glasgow.
      3. Brockett descendants living.
    4. ?Robert Young Brockett, b and d 1904 Bridgeton,46 b and d before 1911.47
    5. ?Mary Byson Donaldson Brockett, b and d 1906 Bridgeton,48 b and d before 1911.49
    6. Agnes Telfer Brockett, b 1908 Bridgeton; m 1933 Calton Richard Stark DICKSON, aged 32, Despatch Clerk, witness sister Marion.50 She died 1983 Glasgow, aged 75.51
    7. Marion Brockett, b 12 Jul 1911 Bridgeton; m 1935 William DONALD at Guthrie Memorial Church, Bridgeton, she a Curtain Weaver, residing 198 Boden St, he a Coach Painter’s Assistant, aged 24.52
    8. Joseph Hawkins Brockett, b 1913 Bridgeton; d 1991 178 Pettigrew St, Glasgow, aged 78.53 Glazier. Married 1937 Charlotte McGARRY Bridgeton. She probably died 1991 Glasgow, aged 75 [ie b c 1917], mother’s name McANENY.54 Children:
      1. 1 daughter.
      2. Charles Brockett, b 1941 Bridgeton; d 1941 Camlachie or 1942 Bridgeton.55
      3. Josephine ‘Josie’ H Brockett, b 1942 Bridgeton; m … CUTHILL 1964 Glasgow;56 d Oct 2018.
      4. Catherine Muir Brockett, b 1943 Bridgeton; d 1944 Camlachie.57
      5. June Brockett, b 1945 Camlachie; d 1945 Partick, Glasgow W.58
    9. Charles Telford Brockett, 1915 Bridgeton; d 1919 Bridgeton.59
  10. Robert Young Brockett, b 1881 Bridgeton; d 1959 Govan, aged 78, apparently without issue.60

3. William of Douglas 1838-58

Douglas is c 6 m S of Lesmahagow. It had been thought that this William might have been son of Matthew, b Lanark 1795, and Jean McDONALD, chr 3 Jun 1838 Barony—all 3 otherwise unknown—but William’s DC suggests not. Three records have been found:

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William SUMMERVILLE or BROCKET, Joiner Journeyman, unm, died of phthisis, right lung about 5 months, 22 Aug 1858 in Uddington, aged 19, son of Jane SUMMERVILLE, Domestic Servant, buried in Douglas Church Yard, informant Thomas TOD, Grand Uncle.61

Page Last Updated: January 6, 2019

Footnotes

For full bibliographical details please see the sections Publications or Glossary.

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[1] FB 20 has c 1804

[2] Colonial Office 384, vol 27 pp 305-9, National Archives of Canada microfilm B-949; FB 20

[3] Death certificate

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