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Thomas Brocklebank (1815-1906)

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c1815 Born in Whitehaven, Thomas Fisher, son of Wilson Fisher and Anne Brocklebank; later took the name Brocklebank[1]; his mother was a sister of Thomas Brocklebank, ship owner

1843 Became a partner in Thomas and John Brocklebank

1845 "The Queen has been pleased to grant unto Thomas Fisher, of Standfield, near Liverpool, in the county palatine of Lancaster, merchant, only son of Wilson Fisher, of Keekle, in the county of, Cumberland, merchant, deceased, by Anne his wife, sister of Thomas Brocklebank, late of Standfield,near Liverpool aforesaid, merchant, also deceased, Her royal licence and authority that, in compliance with a condition in the last will and testament of his maternal uncle, the said Thomas Brocklebank, he may take and use the surname of Brocklebank, instead of his present surname of Fisher; and that he may also take the arms of Brocklebank; and that such surname and arms may, in like manner, be taken and borne by his issue; such arms being first duly exemplified according to the laws of arms, and recorded in the Heralds Office, otherwise the said licence and permission to be void and of none effect:

"And to command, that the said royal concession and declaration be recorded in Her Majesty's College of Arms."[2]

1851 Thomas Brocklebank 36, merchant and shipowner, lived in West Derby with Anne Brocklebank 26, Jane Brocklebank 4, Thomas Brocklebank 3[3]

Thomas was politically and socially active.

1885 Conferred baronet

1891 Thomas Brocklebank 76, East India merchant and shipowner, lived in Allerton, Lancs with Katie Brocklebank 21[4]

1906 Died in Liverpool[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Family tree on
  2. London Gazette 12 December 1845
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. Parish records