What’s new at TBA?
The Broket Archive (TBA) is continually evolving. 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 Brockett 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. Email us at broket @ one-name . org (spaces inserted to reduce spam).
New or significantly-updated work:
The 1588 burial record of Dame Margaret Brocket widow of Sir John I.
Studies of emigration in the second half of the 19th C from Cambridgeshire villages.
Plus a lot of work behind the scenes not yet completed on:
- Transcriptions of 16th C TNA documents, like C24 depositions by William Brockett of Essendon b c 1531
- Brokets of southeast N America 17-19th C, including African American clans
- Images of signatures, like those of Edward Brokett of Letchworth Esq, b by 1490
- Preparations for TBA3—a new incarnation of, and longer-lasting platform for, The Broket Archive—estimated to take several more years’ work.
An unexpected discovery in a FamilySearch database led to a total rewrite of the page on William and Mary Brockett of Norfolk Co Virginia 1703, with minor knock-on corrections to a number of other pages.
The page on the Brokets of South Africa was greatly expanded with the help of family members and FamilySearch’s recent publication of images from South African archives.
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.
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
Thomas Brockett Coachman 1845-1930 – new page
Henry and Ann Brockett of Lanchester and Durham St Oswald—a total rewrite with much new original data.
Richard and Nicholas Brokett of Ippolitts Hertfordshire 1598-1645.
The Papworths of Hitchin Hertfordshire to 1660.
Samuel Brockett of Graveley, Hertfordshire, and London, Grocer, 1609-74.
Lots of pages edited and images added.
Lady Margery Scrope’s jewels, cloths and vestments.
15 Dec 2018
Launch of the new version of the Broket Archive (TBA), first placed on line in 2004. See the Welcome page.
Page Last Updated: May 25, 2023