Facts and Events
||28 September 1835
||Knightsbridge, Greater London, England
||27 December 1835
||Harmondsworth, Middlesex, EnglandSt Mary's Church
||Southwark, London, England
||25 March 1853
||1 July 1853
||Hobson's Bay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
||8 June 1856
||Kyneton, Victoria, AustraliaChurch of England Parsanage,
to Peter Roney
||Diggora West, Victoria, Australia
||25 October 1908
||Longwood, Victoria, AustraliaAge: 77
||28 October 1908
||Longwood Cemetery, Longwood, Victoria, Australia
Being a featured page was very beneficial as User:RichardK looked at the information and did some research which changed what we know of the family Sarah was born into. From 2 siblings, Richard's research made it known that she was the eldest of 8 children.
About Sarah Brookman
Sarah Brookman grew up in London, England prior to moving to Victoria, Australia during the gold rush years. She had a stately and quiet disposition with an abundance of auburn crisp curly hair.
Sarah was born on the 28th September 1835 in Chiltern, Middlesex, England and she was baptised nearby in Saint Mary's church in Harmondsworth on the 27th December 1835. Sarah was one of three known girls to James Brookman and Ann Caley. Amongst family researchers there have been variations recorded on who Sarah Brookman's Parents were so an article has been created to discuss the various options. The Brookman Surname also has some guessed at variations as too where and how it originated.
Sarah arrived in Victoria, Australia on the 1st July 1853 via the sailing ship Genghis Khan 1853 Voyage to Australia aged 18. The ship departed Liverpool, England 25th March 1853 and came by the Great Circle route.
From the 8th July 1853 Sarah was working as a domestic servant, governess for Mr Townsend in Russell St, Melbourne earning wages of 25 pound for 3 months, with rations.
I read that anecdotal evidence states that Sarah returned to England and later returned to Australia.
Sarah’s religion was initially Church of England and she later become Catholic. Her husband, Peter was a Catholic and it is likely that either his influence or the fact that the catholic church did not recognise marriages conducted in other churches possibly had something to do with this conversion.
In the Roney family bible there is a list which was most likely started by Sarah and has been added to since. It includes their twelve children, grandchildren and great grandchildren including birth and death dates. The bible remained in the family and has passed down through Catherine's line and it is currently looked after by Mary McCormack (South).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sarah Brookman, in Victoria, Australia. Victoria, Australia. Index to Assisted British Immigration to Victoria, 1839-1871, Book 9 Page 183, JUL 1853, Secondary quality.
- Kerin Wanstal. Frawley Geappen Family Tree. (Tribalpages.com family tree), Secondary quality.
About Brookman, Sarah
Sarah Brookman arrived in Victoria 1st July 1853 on the ship Gengis Khan aged 18 years Departed Liverpool 25th march 1853 Captain Dyer Bond, Crew of 51 all English, Agent Marshall Kirk. Religion Cof England (later become catholic) Occupation Domestic Servant for Mr Townsend Russell St Melbourne. Wages 25 pound 3 months with rations from 8th July 1853 Sarah Brookman was stately and quiet disposition with an abundance of auburn crisp curly hair. This image of the Brookman clan is easily recognised in any genaration
Sarah Brookman emmigrated from Liverpool England on the Ghengis Khan working as a domestic servant Governess in Melbourne. anecdotal evidence states she returned to England and later returned to Australia
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Baptism of Sarah Brookman , in FamilySearch. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. (Online: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.), 27 Dec 1835, Secondary quality.
Parents James and Ana Brookman from Knightsbridge and her fathers profession is a “Workman in a ??? house”. Looking at the writing with the bias that I have, I think it says Workman in a brew house. Under this there is a note that reads; “born Sept 28th”.
I have lost my copy of that original record.
- ↑ Brookman, in General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, 1841, Secondary quality.
Burough of Southwark, Parish of St John's Horsleydowns
Place: Butlers Place
James Brookman 25 Draysman
Mary Anne 1
- ↑ A voyage to Australia in 1853 : the diary of Joseph Tarry, Secondary quality.
There is a copy of this book in the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Victoria.
Frank Lee a descendant of the passengers William and Elizabeth Lee, has summarised this account.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Death of Sarah Roney, in Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates: Victorian Birth, Death or Marriage Document, 14212, 26 October 1908, Primary quality.
- ↑ Roney Brookman Commemorative Plaques.
- ↑ Roney Family Bible.
- ↑ Ghenghis Khan: Departed Liverpool England 25/3/1853. Arrival Records list her age as 18