Brooke (Νo. 2) family genealogy

Of Navan, County Meath

Arms: Or, a cross engr. per pale sa. and gu. Crest: A badger pass. ppr. Motto: Ex fonte perenni.

This branch of the Brooke family claims descent from Sir Thomas Brooke, of Leighton, Cheshire, England.

  1. John Brooke of Navan (1539), Chancellor, 1546.
  2. Sir Basil Brooke was twice m.: first, to Elizabeth, daughter of — Leicester, of Toft, Cheshire; 2ndly, to Etheldred, dau. of Sir Edmund Brudenell, who died 1584. The children of the first marriage were:
    1. Sir John, of whom presently.
    2. Henry, who was ancestor of Sir Victor Alexander Brooke, Bart.
  3. Sir John Brooke (Will dated 1633): son of Sir Basil; mar. Anne (who survived her husband), and had two sons and one daughter:
    1. Henry, of whom presently.
    2. Sir William (d.s.p.), who m. Penelope, dau. of Sir Moses Hill (who d. 1630). The second husband of Penelope Hill was Edward Russell, who d. 1665.
    3. Elizabeth.
  4. Henry Brooke: son of Sir John; married and had:
  5. Rev. John Brooke, Rector of Moyvally (alive in 1641), who mar. — Sheridan.
  6. William, who bought Dromevana, from the Saunderson family, in 1685, and who mar. and had:
    1. Rev. William Brooke, of Bantavan House, co. Cavan, Rector of Killinkere, etc., who m. and had issue.
    2. Alexander, of whom presently.
    3. Rev. Henry Brooke (living in 1700), Rector of Kinawley, co. Fermanagh, who m. Thomasina, dau. of Rev. Thomas Tucker, Rector of Moynalty, and had issue.
  7. Alexander Brooke, of Dromevana: second son of William; mar. in 1730, Catherine, eldest dau. of Richard Young, Esq., J.P.,of Drumgoon, co. Cavan, and had:
  8. Rev. William Brooke (born 1720), Rector for fifty years of the Union of Granard, co. Longford, who m. his cousin Elizabeth, dau. of Matthew Young, Esq., of Lahard, co. Cavan, and had:
    1. Rev. Richard Brooke, of Dromevana, Rector of Ballyconnel, d.s.p. 1818.
    2. William Brooke, M.D., of whom presently.
    3. Honor, who mar. Eyles Irwin, Esq., of Bellevue, Fermanagh, and had issue.
  9. William Brooke, M.D., of Dromevana, Dublin, and of Culmain House, co. Monaghan: second son of Rev. William; born 1769; married Angel, only daughter and heiress of Captain Edward Perry,[1] and had:
    1. Right Honble. William Brooke, of Taney Hill House, county Dublin, Q.C., and LL.D., Master in Chancery, etc., b. in 1796; mar. in 1819 Emily Margaret, only daughter of Robert Rogers Wilmot, Esq., of Woodbrooke, and left issue four sons and one daughter.
    2. Rev. Edward Perry Brooke, of whom presently.
    3. Rev. Richard-Sinclair,[2] D.D. (born 1802), Rector of Wyton, Hunts, who mar. Anna, dau. of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Stopford (Rector of Conwal, and Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin), and had issue:
  10. Rev. Edward Perry Brooke (born 1799, and alive in 1887): second son of William; Rector of Magheralin, co. Down; mar. Lucy, dau. of Bishop Saurin, of Dromore, and had:
    1. Saurin, in the Indian Army.
    2. Rev. James, of whom presently.
    3. George.
    4. Loftus.
    5. Elizabeth, who mar. Edmond Sandars, Esq., of Lockers, Herts, England.
    6. Cornelia.
    7. Frances, who mar. William Digby, Esq., of the co. Westmeath.
  11. Rev. James Mark Saurin Brooke, M.A., F.R.G.S., Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth and St. Mary Woolchurch Haw, Lombard-street, London: second son of Rev. Edward Perry Brooke; married Amy, only daughter and heiress of J. Stanford, Esq., of Badingham, Suffolk, and has issue—1. Myrtle, 2. Bryony, 3. Avens, 4. Orpine; living in 1887.

The Rev. J. M. S. Brooke bears Quarterly: 1st, Brooke; 2nd, Perry; 3rd, Graham; 4th, Walkinshaw, and on an escutcheon of pretence Stanford.


[1] Perry: Captain Edward Perry (who m. Margaret Perry) was the son of George Perry by his wife Isabella Graham, heiress on the death of her brother Col. Graham, of Culmaine, who died in 1761, s.p. Said George was son of Hector Graham, by his wife — Walkinshaw (an heiress). Hector was son of John Graham, who was alive in 1708. John was the second son of William Graham, by his wife Jane Browne. William was the second son of Sir Richard Graham, Knt. (alive in 1600), by his wife Jane Hetherington. Sir Richard was son of Fergus Graham (alive in 1595), of Nurletown. Fergus was son of Roger, who settled in Ireland. And Roger was son of Fergus Graham of Mote Liddisdale, who was alive in 1550, and received augmentation to his arms, in 1553.—See the “Graham” pedigree more fully, infra.

[2] Sinclair: See infra for the “Sinclair” pedigree.