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Brooke Family Research Notes, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone

Also of Burt, Co. Donegal & Brookhill, Co. Londonderry
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
 

SPINNING WHEEL LIST 1796

Ardstraw Parish

 

BROOKS

Samuel

2 wheels

BROOKS

James, Sen.

2 wheels

 

 

Extracts from the LONDONDERRY SENTINEL

DEATHS

March 10 1838

On the 6th inst., at the residence of her father, MARTHA, youngest daughter of the REV. H. BROOKE, of Burt [Co. Donegal]

 

June 22 1839

On the 17th inst., at Burt [Co. Donegal], in the 83rd year of his age, the REV. HUGH BROOKE, for upwards of 55 years Presbyterian Clergyman of that Parish

 

March 27 1841

At Brookhill [Londonderry], on the 23rd inst., aged 79 years, MARGARET, relict of the late REV. H. BROOKE, of Burt

 

August 27 1852

On the 22nd inst., at Brookhill [Londonderry], the residence of her brother, J.H. BROOKE, ESQ., REBECCA, second daughter of the late REV. H. BROOKE, of Burt

 

June 6 1856

On the 20th ult., at Morningside, near Edinburgh [Scotland], SARAH, eldest daughter of the late REV. H. BROOKE, of Burt

 

April 5 1864

At Scarvaghern, near Castlederg, of apoplexy, MR. JAMES BROOKE, in the 67 year of his age

 

August 4 1865

August 2, JAMES H. BROOKE, ESQ., Brookhill [Londonderry]. His remains will be removed from his late residence, Brookhill, for interment in the Cathedral burying ground, on Saturday morning, the 5th August, at ten o'clock

 

MARRIAGES

April 26 1834

On the 16th inst., by the Rev. James Purss, MR. JAMES BROOKE, of Scarvahern, nephew of the REV. HUGH BROOKE, of Burt, to MARGARET, sister of the REV. MATTHEW CLARKE, of Ardstraw

 

July 19 1834

On the 17th inst., by the Rev. D. Hamilton, of Fahan, the REV. SAMUEL ARMOUR, of Inch [Co. Donegal], to REBECCA, daughter of the REV. H. BROOKE, Burt

 

February 9 1866

February 3, in the First Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw, by the Rev. Leslie A. Lyle, ROBERT WILSON, ESQ., Cavandaragh House, county Tyrone, to MARY, eldest daughter of the late JAMES BROOKE, ESQ., Scarvahern, and cousin to J.H. BROOKE, ESQ., Q.C.

 

January 15 1867

In the first Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw, by the Rev. L. A. Lyle, assisted by the REV. MATTHEW

LEITCH, Maghera [Co. Londonderry], MATTHEW, son of the late MR. JAMES BROOKE, Scarvaheron, to JANE, daughter of MR. DAVID McCREA, Leckpatrick

 

March 12 1867

March 6, in the First Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw, by the Rev. Leslie A. Lyle, ROBERT, son of JOSEPH CLARKE, ESQ., Doortans, county Tyrone, to ANNE, youngest daughter of the late JAMES BROOKE, ESQ., Scarvaheron

 

 

Extract from HISTORY OF CONGREGATIONS IN THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN IRELAND 1610-1982 (PRESBYTERIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND, BELFAST, 1982)

REV. HUGH BROOKE was licensed by the Presbytery of Strabane and ordained in Burt Nov. 5 1783

 

 

Extracts from the STRABANE MORNING POST

May 19 1829

Applications to Register Freeholds

WILLIAM BROOKE of Scarvaghern; freehold at Scarvaghern

 

April 22, 1834

Married on the 16th inst. by the Rev. Jas. Purss, MR JAMES BROOKE of Scarvahern, nephew of the REV. HUGH BROOKE of Burt, to MARGARET sister of the REV. MATHEW CLARKE, Ardstraw

 

 

Extract from the PRINTED FINANCIAL REPORTS OF THE CONGREGATIONS OF THE PRESBYTERY OF STRABANE 1866

First Ardstraw Presbyterian Church Pewholders

MATTHEW BROOKE