???? - 1848
Brother and heir of Peter Langford Brooke (q.v.), and claimant for compensation as the owner of Laroche's estate in Antigua: the money was awarded to his brother and other trustees (including Thos D. Broughton, q.v.) of Thomas' marriage settlement with Eliza Brooke (née Clough, q.v.). Peter and Thomas Langford Brooke were the children of Thomas Langford Brooke (1769-1815) and Maria Broughton (1768-1841): Thomas Langford Brooke the younger's wife Eliza Clough was his cousin, the daughter of John William Clough and Eliza[beth] Broughton. Peter Brooke of Mere, the brothers' grandfather, had married Elizabeth, the daughter and heiress of Jonas Langford of Antigua.
According to Rubinstein, Peter and Thomas Langford Brooke's sister Jemima married William Dickson, an East India Company Major-General who died in 1848 leaving £120,000.
Will of Thomas Langford Brooke of [New Hall in the County of Chester Esq. but now residing at] Bath Somerset proved 21/03/1848. In the will he rehearsed the settlement on his marriage 'with my present wife' Eliza which had secured her jointure on Laroches estate in Antigua and bequeathed the estate subject to the obligations of the settlement to his sons Frederick Langford Brooke and Charles Langford Brooke. He explained that his eldest son (also Thomas Langford Brooke) had been amply provided for under the will of Peter Langford Brooke. Thomas John Langford Brooke, the son, left £35,000 in 1865.
T71/877 Antigua claim no. 392 (Laroche's).
William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2012) reference 1848/11 (William Dickson). NB a genealogical source, http://www.thornber.net/cheshire/htmlfiles/brooke/html [accessed 30/12/2011], shows Jemima (born 1791) marrying Col. Sir Jeremiah Dickson KCB. Both William Dickson and Sir Jeremiah Dickson died in 1848, PROB 11/2077 and 11/2081: there is evidently confusion between the two.
PROB 11/2070/381; National Probate Calendar 1865 (resworn 1868 at £35,000 from £40,000 at Probate).
£2,306 18S 3D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Owner-in-fee)
East India Company
Thomas Langford Brooke's sister Jemima married William Dickson, an East India Company Major-General who died in 1848 leaving...
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