Sarah Tharp Petgrave Brooks (née Wright)

13th Jun 1788 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Nee Wright, widow of George Brooks (d. c. 1832), claiming the compensation for the enslaved people on the Blenheim estate in Manchester as executrix of George Brooks (the compensation was paid into a suit in the colonial courts) and very probably the same woman as the awardee under a second claim in Manchester.

  1. Born 13/06/1788 and bapt. 13/01/1789, daughter of William Burt Wright and his wife Frances.

  2. Her family bible, with her notes recording her marriage and her children's births, is described by Vere Langford Oliver. In it, she says that she arrived in England 12/06/1821. She was however apparently in Jamaica when she was served with a counterclaim by A. H.. Beaumont c. 1835.


  1., Jamaican parish registers, St Elizabeth, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1705-1820) p. 55.

  2. Caribbeana Vol. 6 Part 2 'Brooks of Jamaica.'

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Sarah Brooks
George Brooks

Associated Claims (2)

£421 14s 0d
£2,478 13s 1d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (8)

Widow → Deceased Husband
Mother → Son
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father
Niece → Uncle
First Cousins