1688 - 9th May 1750
George Brooks of Burntground, St Elizabeth. Son of Christopher Brooks of Godalming, Surrey, MD (d. 1718) and his second wife Ann Shakespear.
Memorial inscription in the family burial ground in St Elizabeth, "Here lies the body of George Brooks, Esqr., the Elder, who departed this life May ye 9th, 1750, aged 62 years, who was an indulgent father, a loving husband, and a good friend." "In his will (entered in the Record Offie in Libro 28, fo. 18) dated 3 March 1748 and proved 21 November 1750, he names his wife Eliz., six sons, Samuel, John, George, Christopher, Thomas, and Francis, also four daus., Anna, Elizabeth, Bonella and Catherine."
George Brooke, Sr of St Elizabeth, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1751. Slave-ownership at probate: 163 of whom 95 were listed as male and 68 as female. 35 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £13369.04 Jamaican currency of which £7412.5 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £76.88 currency cash, £3544.72 currency debts and £0 currency plate.
Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. II pp. 49-50.
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.
Father → Son