Thurtell and Related Families
Notes for Mary BROOKES
The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 Thurtell
Family History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan
Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in the possession of Susan Persia
Thurtell Miller, show Mary Brooks Thurtell died July 20, 1854, at 67.
Information received in 1997 from Peter Murray shows that Mary Brooks
(or Brookes), born 1787, died July 20, 1854, aged 67 was the sister of
Sarah Brooks, who married John's first cousin Thomas Thurtell, son of
Thomas Thurtell mayor of Norwich. Mary Brooks Thurtell's burial is
recorded in Hopton parish September 25, 1854, aged 66 as "Mary Thurkle,
John and Mary Thurtell lived at Pakefield (not Parkfield) Farm House and
had four children.
She is possibly the Mary Thurtell in the 1851 British Census (PRO
Reference HO/107/1806, Folio 419, Page 21, FHL Film 0207458) shown as
head of the household, a widow, age 63, with an occupation of annuitant,
born in Holborn, Middlesex, and living on North Road, Great Yarmouth,
with a census place of Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Enumerated with her is Charlotte Dove, age 20, a house servant born in
Martham, Norfolk, and a visitor, Isobella Sherrington, age 12, born in
Yarmouth, Norfolk, whose occupation is shown as solicitors daughter.
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