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Elizabeth BELCHIER
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
Alternative names
Elizabeth BROOKER (Married)
Ancestors
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John BELCHIER
~1595 - ~1645
Samuell BELCHIER
bap.1638 - bur.1688
Apothecary of Barford St John, Banbury, Oxfordshire
 
Elizabeth [BELCHIER]
~1595 - ~1645
John BELCHIER
bap.1686 - ~1746
Cabinet maker and craftsman of furniture, mirrors and glass of Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
 
Beata WEST
~1642 - bur.1686
of Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Elizabeth BELCHIER
bap.1712 - bur.1795
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
 
Thomas BELCHER
~1643 - ~1743
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
Catherine BELCHER
~1683 - ~1749
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
 
Rebecca [BELCHER]
~1642 - ~1692
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Elizabeth BELCHIER
bap.1712 - bur.1795
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
  m. Zacharias BROOKER (bap.1715 - bur.1788)
 
Nathaniel BROOKER
1741 - ~1791
of Shoreditch, London, Middlesex
William BROOKER
~1754 - ~1804
Sarah BROOKER
1748 - 1753
of St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex
Elizabeth BROOKER
1750 - ~1800
of St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex
  m. Anthony SELF (~1750 - ~1800)
 
Zacharias BROOKER
1752 - bur.1793
Butcher of City of Westminster, London, Middlesex
  m. Jane STEEL (1755 - ~1814)
 
Zachariah BROOKER
1774 - 1815
Butcher of St Giles, London, Middlesex
  m. Nancy PITTWAY (~1776 - ~1842)
 
Zachariah William BROOKER
1801 - 1874
of City of Westminster, London, Middlesex
Ruth Rose BROOKER
bap.1805 - ~1855
of Finchley, Middlesex
Mary BROOKER
bap.1809 - ~1859
of Finchley, Middlesex
Jane Elizabeth BROOKER
1813 - ~1863
of Westminster, London, Middlesex
Ruth Rose BROOKER
bap.1777 - ~1827
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
Mary BROOKER
bap.1779 - ~1829
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
William BROOKER
bap.1781 - ~1831
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
Benjamin BROOKER
1783 - ~1833
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
Jane Elizabeth BROOKER
1785 - ~1873
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
  m. Samuel JONES (1779 - 1864)
 
Mary JONES
1808 - 1864
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
  m. Edward PARKER (1809 - 1876)
 
John PARKER
1833 - ~1904
Draper of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Emma [PARKER] (~1827 - ~1899)
 
John PARKER
~1860 - ~1921
Draper's shopman of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Ada PARKER
~1861 - ~1916
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Edward PARKER
1837 - ~1904
Disabled (imbecile) of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Emelia 'Emily' PARKER
1840 - 1895
of Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Enoch EDWARDS (1840 - ~1911)
 
Enoch Henry 'Harry' EDWARDS
1868 - 1886
of Aston, Warwickshire
Ralph Ernest EDWARDS
1870 - 1954
Innkeeper of Aston, Warwickshire
  m. Rose PHILLIPS (1880 - 1928)
  m. (Mary) Elizabeth SMITH (1888 - ~1964)
 
Lilly May EDWARDS
1906 - 2003
of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. Christopher Charles SHAKESPEARE (1902 - 1992)
 
June Rosemary SHAKESPEARE
1930 - 1978
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Walter Alan GOUGH (1923 - 1998)
 
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Kevin A GOUGH
1957 - 2003
of Warwick, Warwickshire
 
Christopher Ralph SHAKESPEARE
1939 - 2005
of Warwick, Warwickshire
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Doris Evelyne EDWARDS
1907 - 1963
of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. George G RAYBOULD (1901 - 1967)
 
Norma L RAYBOULD
1935 - 2011
of Warwick, Warwickshire
 
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Vesta Victoria EDWARDS
1908 - 1915
of Redditch, Worcestershire
Albert Clifford EDWARDS
1911 - 1990
Press toolsetter of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. Dorothy MINOR (~1916 - ?)
 
Michael A EDWARDS
1947 - 1987
of Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire
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Emelia Mary 'Emily' EDWARDS
1872 - 1972
of Aston, Warwickshire
  m. Arthur Henry GREVES (1858 - 1941)
 
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  m. Unknown LOWE (~1897 - ?)
 
Harry Arthur GREVES
1899 - 1975
Dairy farmer of Holly Wood, King's Norton, Worcestershire
  m. Dorothy BROADWAY (1899 - 1943)
 
William A GREVES
1925 - bur.1926
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
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Graham J GREVES
1936 - 1995
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Martha E SAER (1933 - 1999)
 
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Albert Edward GREVES
1901 - 1976
Farmer of King's Norton, Worcestershire
  m. Ada M TOMLIN (1908 - 1978)
 
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Barbara Jean GREVES
1937 - 1997
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
 
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John Edward EDWARDS
1873 - 1873
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Albert Parker EDWARDS
1876 - 1930
Licensed victualler of Aston, Warwickshire
  m. Annie Elizabeth STOKES (1871 - 1961)
 
Albert Garnet 'Bert' EDWARDS
1898 - 1950
Licensed victualler of Crabbs Cross, Worcestershire
  m. Margaret 'Peggy' TOMLINSON (1913 - 1989)
 
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Mildred Valentine EDWARDS
1900 - 1900
of Crabbs Cross, Worcestershire
Doris May 'Dolly' EDWARDS
1902 - 1974
Hotel assistant of Crabbs Cross, Worcestershire
  m. Harry Jordan PHIPPS (1899 - 1927)
 
Ralph Clifford EDWARDS
1903 - 1990
Hotelier and restauranteur of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. Irene Mary 'Renee' ALLEN (1908 - 1979)
 
Jean Sheila EDWARDS
1933 - 2021
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. John Orme BRETTELL (1925 - 1999)
 
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Greville Rex EDWARDS
1935 - 2012
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Brenda M S SMITH (1934 - 2015)
 
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John Barry Michael EDWARDS
1936 - 2000
of Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire
  m. Winifred Joan WALLEY (1936 - 2005)
 
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Ena Flora EDWARDS
1908 - 1983
Housewife of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. William John 'Laddie' WEAVER (1904 - 2000)
 
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  m. Beryl Stuart FIDLER (1936 - 2007)
 
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Osmond EDWARDS
1910 - 2000
of Redditch, Worcestershire
 
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Elizabeth Mary 'Liz' EDWARDS
1945 - 2022
of Evesham, Worcestershire
 
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Ada EDWARDS
1879 - 1963
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Charles Frederick BURROWS (1870 - 1942)
 
Charles Frederick Thomas BURROWS
1907 - 1971
Aircraft metal polisher of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
  m. Edith M BUTLER (1906 - ~1973)
 
Unknown BURROWS
~1907 - ~1973
of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Frederick Garnet BURROWS
1908 - 2004
Joiner and woodworker of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
  m. Hilda COX (1908 - 1995)
 
Frederick James BURROWS
1943 - 2012
of Bristol, Gloucestershire
 
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Garnet Frederick EDWARDS
1882 - 1963
Publican (retired) of Bournbrook, Birmingham, Worcestershire
  m. Ellen Smallwood 'Nells' BLUNDALL (1882 - 1974)
 
Dorothy Vera EDWARDS
1909 - 1958
of Foxlydiate, Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. Ernest Henry POWELL (1912 - 1975)
 
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  m. Jennifer K STANWORTH (1943 - 2017)
 
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Samuel Frederick PARKER
1842 - 1848
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Margaret Mary PARKER
1845 - ~1908
Disabled (imbecile) of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Alfred Henry PARKER
1849 - ~1905
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Jane JONES
1809 - 1886
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. John BROOKER (~1805 - ~1880)
  m. Edward PARKER (1809 - 1876)
 
Esther JONES
1812 - ~1862
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Emma JONES
1814 - ~1877
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Samuel JONES
1816 - ~1866
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Ruth JONES
1818 - ~1869
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Eliza JONES
1819 - ~1872
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Zachariah JONES
1824 - 1830
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Susan JONES
1825 - ~1888
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Joseph Billing BALDWIN (~1817 - ~1892)
 
Harriet JONES
1828 - ~1889
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Philadelphia BROOKER
~1752 - ~1827
  m. Thomas CAVANAGH (~1752 - ~1827)
 
Sarah BROOKER
bap.1757 - ~1821
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
  m. Joseph PEASE (~1716 - 1786)
 
Rebecca BROOKER
bap.1759 - ~1809
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
Narrative and Notes

Elizabeth BELCHIER married Zacharias BROOKER in Shoreditch in August 1736.

Her son Zacharias was a butcher in Covent Garden, and owned farm land in Finchley, and perhaps she was living with him when she died in January 1795. She was as buried at nearby St Martin in the Fields.

Possible baptisms

Potential BELCHIER relations

Robert BELCHIER of Romsey, son of Humphrey BELCHIER mentioned in a list of Henry VIII pardons in the House of Lords in 1510

A John BELCHIER and wife Patience COLLY were resident of St Mary Woolnoth in the City of London. Patience was from All Hallows, London Wall. Both born 1655 and married 8 Dec 1680 with a Vicar General's Marriage Licence. At the time of the Boyd's survey they had a daughter Elizabeth who had been baptized on 20 Sep 1681. This family may well have been paternal grandparents to Elizabeth. (Source: Boyd's Survey of the City of London)

In 1706 there was said to be only one English papist, Mary BELCHIER, in West Ham, the other papists being the family and employees of a French calico-printer, Didier Richard. By 1767 an influx of Irish labourers had raised the total to 53, and in 1780 it was 160.

On 19 Jul 1714 an Elizabeth BELCHIER received a royal warrant to be paid £20 per annum "during pleasure" as from Lady Day 1714. (Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p.155) Was she a lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne? Whatever the position it did not last long because Queen died suddenly on 1 Aug 1714.

A Samuel BELCHIER was a resident and rate payer in James Street, parish of St Paul, Covent Garden between 1712-1722. This was 200 yds from the BROOKER's butchers at Broad Court. In 1740 there is a Thomas BELCHIER on Hart Street, Covent Garden. (Source: Westminster Rate Books)

Also in Covent Garden at this time was John BELCHIER (d. 1753), a significant craftsman of furniture, mirrors and glass, who traded at the sign of the Sun, to the rear of St Paul's churchyard. See Citation for his portrait and resume. His work has sold in Christies and Sothebys and some of his japanned cabinets have sold for in excess of £160,000. He was known to have been a kinsman to William BELCHIER, the MP for Southwark below.

In 1736, in St Paul's Cathedral, a William BELCHIER, citizen and goldsmith livery, married Jane IRONSIDE c. 1 Mar 1712 daughter of Edward IRONSIDE of St Edmund, Lombard Street. He was a partner of Edward IRONSIDE, whose father was then the Lord Mayor of London, in a firm Ironside and Belchier at the sign of the Black Lion in Lombard Street. His wife Jane BELCHIER died in 1738 and is buried in Bromley churchyard alongside her grandfather Edward IRONSIDE who died in 1737. (Source: Environs of London) In 1740 William married Frances de Portalás daughter of Charles de Portalás of Hatton Garden. William, then living in Walbrook, was the successful candidate for Councilman of Southwark in 1747, and was MP for Southwark between 1747-1761. In 1753 he bought the manor of Knepp in Sussex, but sold it the following year, possibly because in that year he took the lease of Rivercourt House, the former summer residence of Catherine of Braganza, the consort of Charles II on the Thames at Hammersmith. In 1756 he bought the manor of Camberwell. In 1757 he and his partner IRONSIDE attested to the character of a lady, Hannah PHILIPS, accused of stealing some lace (which she had mistakenly picked with her own purchase). Notwithstanding his efforts, the jury found her guilty and she was branded. During the period 1767-70 he was living in 14 Downing Street, Westminster. Previous residents of the house included the Whig politician Henry Fox, Baron George Anson, first Admiral of the Fleet, the Marquess of Blandford, the Earl Kildare and the Earl of Scarbrough. The diarist James Boswell would have been a neighbour during his residence in Downing Street. William attempted to regain his Southwark seat in 1770 unsuccessfully. William BECLHIER died on 14 Dec 1772. (Source: Boyd's Survey of the City of London)

It is not inconceivable that Elizabeth was the sister of John and William.

A Thomas BELCHIER of Monmouth had a daughter Jane who married Richard Hudleston in 1735, putting Jane as a contemporary of Elizabeth. (Source: Boyd's Survey of the City of London) In 1733 Thomas bought an estate in Barton, 3 miles west of Cambridge, which was given to his son in lat in 1745.

Timeline
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Date
Age*
Event
Place
26 Feb 1711/12
0
Baptism 
St Mary Abchurch, City Of London, Middlesex, England
1711/12
0
Residence 
City Of London, London, Middlesex
12 Aug 1736
24
Marriage to husband Zacharias BROOKER 
St Leonard, Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England
21 Apr 1741
29
Birth of son Nathaniel BROOKER 
Shoreditch, London, Middlesex
26 Feb 1747/48
36
Birth of daughter Sarah BROOKER 
St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex
8 Oct 1750
38
Birth of daughter Elizabeth BROOKER 
St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex
22 Nov 1752
40
Birth of son Zacharias BROOKER 
City of Westminster, London, Middlesex
Jul 1753
41
Death of daughter Sarah BROOKER 
St Giles, London, Middlesex
5 Jun 1757
45
Baptism of daughter Sarah BROOKER 
St Giles in the Fields, St Giles, London, Middlesex, England
1 Jul 1759
47
Baptism of daughter Rebecca BROOKER 
St Giles in the Fields, St Giles, London, Middlesex, England
Aug 1773
61
Marriage of son Zacharias BROOKER and Jane STEEL 
St James, Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England
25 Jul 1785
73
Marriage of daughter Sarah BROOKER and Joseph PEASE 
St Clement Danes, City Of London, London, Middlesex, England
23 Aug 1785
73
Marriage of daughter Philadelphia BROOKER and Thomas CAVANAGH 
St Clement Danes, City Of London, London, Middlesex, England
23 Nov 1788
76
Burial of husband Zacharias BROOKER 
10 
St Giles in the Fields, St Giles, London, Middlesex, England
16 Jul 1793
81
Burial of son Zacharias BROOKER 
11 
St Giles in the Fields, St Giles, London, Middlesex, England
20 Jan 1795
82
Burial 
12 
St Martin in the Fields, City of Westminster, Middlesex, England
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - St Mary Abchurch, City of London, Parish Records
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Christenings 1711

Belcher. Eliz Daughter of John & Catherine his wife. Born Feb 21

& Baptised Feb: 26 :1711

2 - St Leonard, Shoreditch, London, Parish Records
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August 1736

Zachariah Brooker and Elizabeth Belchier were Married by Licence the 12th Inst

3 - St Leonard, Shoreditch, London, Parish Records
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May 1741 continued

Nathaniel Son of Zacharias and Elizabeth Brooker of Holy Well Street was born the 21 of April Bap the 29th Inst

4 - St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, Parish Records
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Baptized in November 1752

23 Zacharias Brooker of Zacharias & Elizabeth [Born] Nov 22

5 - St Giles in the Fields, St Giles, Middlesex, Parish Records
Publishing Info: Source Citation London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P82/GIS/A/02 Description Year: 1784-1812 Source Information Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data:Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation. The City of London...
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June 1757

5 Sarah of Zacharias & Eliz Brooker

6 - St Giles in the Fields, St Giles, Middlesex, Parish Records
Publishing Info: Source Citation London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P82/GIS/A/02 Description Year: 1784-1812 Source Information Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data:Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation. The City of London...
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1759

July

1 Rebecca of Zacharias & Eliz. Brooker

7 - St James, Clerkenwell, London, Parish Records
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The Year 1773

No 1014

Banns of Marriage between Zacharias Brooker & Jane Steel Both of this Parish were published on the three Sundays underwritten:

25th of July

1st of Aug'st

8th August

8 - St Clement Danes, City of London, Parish Records
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9 - St Clement Danes, City of London, Parish Records
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10 - St Giles in the Fields, St Giles, Middlesex, Parish Records
Publishing Info: Source Citation London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P82/GIS/A/02 Description Year: 1784-1812 Source Information Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data:Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation. The City of London...
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November 1788 Burials

23 Zachariah Brooker Cro. l. [Cross Lane?]

11 - St Giles in the Fields, St Giles, Middlesex, Parish Records
Publishing Info: Source Citation London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P82/GIS/A/02 Description Year: 1784-1812 Source Information Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data:Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation. The City of London...
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July 1793 Burials

16 Zacharias Brooker Cro. l. [Cross Lane?]

12 - St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, Parish Records
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Buried in January 1795

20 Elizabeth Brooker W[oman]

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