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Looking at Seabrook Trees
Posted by: Debby Miller (ID *****8617) Date: June 12, 2005 at 20:33:00
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I don't know if others have found this but usually when I post I put the key people I am looking for but later find a link with someone I had briefly looked at or talked to when I get source documents. The usual reason for not making the immediate link is that their person is a sibling or cousin to mine and at first the connection is not made as this is not the person I am primarily looking for.

I thought it might be easier for us to make some of these links if we put down our trees as we know them then people can look at all our people and see if they have a more distant link with us that might indicate a common ancestor.

This is what I have. Notes are at the bottom on how I got the info and how confident I am (or not) of it. I have used the numbering system where each sucessive generation has an additional number and each child is identified by their own number.

All my Seabrooks seem to have moved back and forth between Surrey and Middlesex in London.

If anyone has information that proves any of my assumptions wrong I would also like to hear that info so I can correct my records.

1. Mr Seabrook b1780c
1.1 John Seabrook b1805c Guildford Surrey Blacksmith
m 1 Apr 1833
Martha Young b1806c Charlgrove Oxfordshire
1.2 William Seabrook b1809c Guilford Surrey Baker
Susan ?? b1811 Devonport

1.1 John Seabrook b1805 & Martha b1806c
1.1.1 John Seabrook b1831 Marylebone (Plumber)
1.1.2 Sarah Seabrook b1836 Marylebone
1.1.3 Thomas Seabrook b1842 Marylebone (Tin worker)
1.1.4 William Seabrook b1847 Marylebone (Plumber)
1.1.5 Emma Seabrook b1850

1.2 William Seabrook b1809 & Susan b1811
1.2.1 Thomas Seabrook b1836 Guilford
1.2.2 Samuel Seabrook b1838 Guilford
1.2.3 Eliza Seabrook b 1841 Chelsea

1.1.1 John Seabrook b1831 Marylebone m Elizabeth West(?) William John Forster Seabrook b Dec 1862 d1868 Alfred William Seabrook b 1865/66 Marylebone Jessie Seabrook b1872 Deptford

1.1.3 Thomas Seabrook b1842 m Elizabeth b1833 Marylebone Thomas William Seabrook b1860 Alfred W Seabrook b1865 m Elizabeth Thompson b1866 Ireland Elizabeth Jessie Seabrook b16/10/1887 Deptford Minnie Florence Seabrook b Dec 1889 Deptford John Seabrook b1894 Greenwich.

1.1/1.2 I believe William and John are brothers as they were both the only Seabrooks I could find born in Guilford at about the same time. Additionally both families seemed to follow a number of common male family names - Thomas, William, John although these names may have just been popular at the time.

1.1 John Seabrook definitely married a Martha b1806 who was born in Charlgrove Oxfordshire. I found a marriage between a John Seabrook and a Martha Young as above and then found that a Martha Young was born in Charlgrove in 1806. The daughter of Thomas Young and Elizabeth Brown. Could be one big coincidence.

1.2 This marriage for William is based on his info from the 1861 census.

1.1.1-5 All children appear on the 1851 census. John is listed as a plumber on this census. The two younger children are on the 1861 census with William listed as a plumber.

1.1.1 John is confirmed in my tree through the entry on his son Alfreds marriage certificate. I confirmed the family on both the 1871 and 1861 census. On the 1871 census John is listed with Elizabeth and Alfred. On the 1861 census he is only listed with Elizabeth. The only marriage I have found for a John Seabrook and an Elizabeth was to Elizabeth West in 1852. I am in the process of checking indexes for other years up to 1861. John and Elizabeth appear to disappear after 1871. I can find no confirmed record of their deaths but they supposedly had Irish connections according to "family" history so may have gone there.

1.1.3 Thomas is shown on the 1861 married to Elizabeth and with their baby son Thomas William. They live in the same house as his parents John and Martha. The indexes have a marriage between a Thomas Seabrook and an Elizabeth Bates in 1859 at Marylebone, possibly their marriage. William JF Seabrook was born and christened in London. There is no record of his birth in the indexes however there is a record of his christening in the IGI. The IGI record states he was born on 6 Dec 1862 and was christened at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England in Jun 1863. He died in 1868 at Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire. Index entries confirm this with him aged 5 at the time. Alfred William Seabrook is confirmed from his marriage certificate and his daughters birth certificate. There is no birth entry for Alfred in the indexes. One Alfred is listed during the right timeframe but I have been able to confirm that he is a different person to my Alfred. His age on these documents correlates with the age shown on the 1871 and 1891 census. John a plumber is shown as his father on his marriage certificate. Alfred is missing in 1881 presumably whereever his parents are who are also missing for this census. He marries Elizabeth Thompson in 1887 and they have at least two children possibly three and then he disappears again. I can find no record of his death or of him on the 1901 census. Family history says he and Elizabeth separated due to her volitile nature. He supposedly went into politics or a mayoral position after he separated from her but I can find no record of any Alfred Seabrooks doing this except one in Tasmania Australia which has a number of inconsistencies and is unlikely to be my Alfred. Jessie is listed as a witness on Alfreds marriage certificate and also has an IGI entry for her christening with her parents listed as John and Elizabeth Seabrook in Deptford. The family moved to Deptford sometime between 1865 and 1871 so this is consistent with their movements. I have found a birth entry for her and am awaiting the certificate. Another Jessie Seabrook was born in the same year but her parents were William and Eliza. She appears on the 1881 census with her parents and there is an index entry that covers her. My Jessie Seabrook is missing in 1881 as are her parents and brother Alfred. I can find no definite record of a marriage or death for her. Elizabeth Jessie Seabrook was born in 1887 shortly after her parents married and presumably the reason they had to marry. She is shown with both parents in 1891 and then living with her mother on the 1901 as a border with another family. She went on to marry my G Grandfather Arthur Finch about 1906 and had 9 children. Minnie Florence Seabrook was born in 1889 and is shown with her parents in 1891. She and her father have both disappeared off the 1901 census however there is a marriage entry for her to Herbert Sampson in 1909. This relationship is confirmed first hand by my mother who has met the Sampson relatives and through some photos I have of Minnie indicating her married name as Sampson. She and Herbert had three children. John Seabrook was possibly born in 1894. He is known to have existed through family records however I have no documentation to confirm his existence. A John Seabrook of the right age was found on the 1901 census in one of the infirmaries in London but we cannot confirm if this is our John. John was known to the family as Jack according to a letter my grandmother wrote about him, and she also indicated he came to Australia and supposedly committed suicide in the 1920s in Sydney. Its not known if he ever married or had children.

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