James Henry"Harry" BROOKES, of"Glentanner" Station,Queensland,Australia

Male 1866 - 1925  (58 years)


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  • Name James Henry"Harry" BROOKES 
    Suffix of"Glentanner" Station,Queensland,Australia 
    Nickname Harry 
    Born 30 Dec 1866  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1925  St. Helen's Private Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:1925/B47054

      The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)Monday 19 October 1925

      Throughout the whole State, in fact throughout the Commonwealth, the death will be regretted of Mr. James Henry Brookes, better known as Mr. Harry Brookes, a well-known pastoral 1st and sportsman. The late Mr. Brookes was born at Birmingham in 1866, and came to Queensland with his parents at a very early age. He was educated in Brisbane, and became associated in cattle with the late Mr. William Baynes.Subsequently he purchased the cattle property of Glentanner, near Dalveen, and he also had a stud Shorthorn farm near Maryvale, many of his cattle being well known in show rings. Mr. Brookes, who had been a member of the committee of the Queensland Turf Club for about 20 years, raced some very fine horses,including Sweetheart, Boscohol. Gozard, Draw Laddie, and Sycec. Some years ago he transformed Glentanner into a sheep property, and for the last 15 years that had been his home, excepting for the intervals that he spent in Brisbane. Mr. Brookes was a man of very genial disposition. and took a very great interest in the development of athletic sports and other public movements. For probably 20 years he had been an active member of the committee of the Royal National Association; and throughout his life he earned the reputation ot being a great sportsman, always ready to give practical encouragement to sailing, rowing, boxing, cricket, football, and other forms of sport, being a member of several sporting bodies, including the Royal Yacht Club. As a young man Mr. Brookes was a fine amateur rider, and throughout the Commonwealth he was known to be a very keen judge of horses. The late Mr. Brookes married the youngest daughter of Mr. Edward Taylor, and he has two daughters, the youngest being unmarried, and the eldest being Mrs. Walter Douglas, of Brisbane. Mrs. Henry Baynes, of Brisbane, and Mrs. H. O. R. Fox, The Oaks Station, are sisters of the late Mr. Brookes. Mr. Brookes had been ill for about three months, suffering from heart trouble, which caused his death.
    Buried 19 Oct 1925  South Brisbane Cemetery, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Mon 19 Oct 1925

      Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954) Mon 19 Oct 1925

      "Mr. Brookes married Miss Taylor, daughter of Mr. Edward Taylor, of Brisbane and is survived, by his widow and two daughters .Mrs. Walter Douglas, of Brisbane, and Miss Lorna Brookes, to. whom we extend our heartfelt sympathy. .The remains will be interred privately in Brisbane this afternoon."
    Person ID I14736  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2020 

    Father Benjamin BROOKES, ,Esq.,of Moggill,Queensland,Australia,   b. 12 Dec 1830, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1876, "Vacy", South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Margaret STEWART,   b. 12 Jul 1834, Ballachulish, Argyle, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1901, "Vacy", South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1856  North Brisbane , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM 1210/1856 - The marriage is registered in New South Wales,but occurred in Moreton Bay,Brisbane.The marriage was also registered in Queensland in 1859. In both registers Margarets surname is recorded as MacLachlan,from her first marriage to Robert MacLachlan,whom she married in NSW.(her death register entry lists her parents as Hugh Stewart,and Margaret McTavish)
      Marriage Ref:The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 - 1861) ,Saturday 27 September 1856.."On the 16th inst, at North Brisbane, by the Rev. N. Turner, Benjamin Brookes, Esq., of Moggill, to Margaret, relict of, the late Mr. Robert Smith McLachlan, Macintyre Brook, Darling Downs".

      The family returned to England in 1862
      Ref: The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864) Fri 21 Mar 1862.

      " SAFE AT HOME!"By this mail intelligence has been received of the safe arrival in England of two well-known and much respected townsmen,-Mr. R. A. Kingsford,and Mr. Benjamin Brookes. The first named gentleman left Sydney in the Cairngorm, together with his family, while Mr. Brookes and family took passage in the Kent, from Melbourne."
    Family ID F6249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma May TAYLOR,   b. 11 May 1873, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1966, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1898  St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref: The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wed 23 Nov 1898

      BROOKES-TAYLOR.On the 16th November, at St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane, by the Rev. S. G. Harris, Harry Brookes, to May, youngest daughter of Edward Taylor, The Palms, South Brisbane.

      Registration details: 1898/B/19586


    Children 
     1. Meta BROOKES,   b. 29 Oct 1899, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lorna May BROOKES,   b. 25 Nov 1901, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F9517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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