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    Alfred James TABER

    Male 1873 - Yes, date unknown


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    • Name Alfred James TABER 
      Born 19 May 1873  Brentwood, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      • Registered by: Ann Taber, Mother.
      Gender Male 
      Census
      • 1881 Tower Hill, Brentwood - age 7, Scholar [Alfred James Taber].
        1891 11 Chancery Lane, Crompton - age 19, Coal Miner [Boarder] [Alfred J Brooks].
        1901 5 Kenworthy Street, Shaw, Lancashire - Coal Miner.
        1911 5 Kenworthy Street, Shaw, Lancashire - Coal Miner.
      Died Yes, date unknown 
      Notes 
      • Alfred and his brother George both arrive in Lancashire at the same time in the 1891 Census by this time having changed their name to BROOKS.

        1881 Census they are with their Mother listed as Annie Burls in the Household of William Burls born c. 1849 Brentwood, Essex.
        While Burls is a name in its own right I actually wonder if this is actually BROOKS which would explain the name change - However when Alfred and George marry they both list their father as Ben Brooks ?

        1881 Census their father Philip Henry Taber is living with Sarah Taber [Brant] and child Caroline Taber born in 1879.
        It is clear their mother has either been abandoned or split up before 1881 and the chances are Alfred & George did not know who their father was ?
        Although their mother died in 1883 under the name of Taber and their father married Sarah Brant in 1889 so may have known his first wife had died ?

        There are 24 trees on Ancestry who appear to know of this event but non know why - I presume they have not purchased all available records to see if any further evidence comes to light.

        I am currrently not aware if the two BROOKS Branches living descendants from Alfred & George have done any DNA tests and if they actually match any of the Taber Descendants still living.

        Nigel Brooks
        January 2022
      Person ID I20179  BROOKS Family History
      Last Modified 10 Jan 2022 

      Father Henry Philip TABER,   d. Yes, date unknown 
      Mother Annie WRIGHT,   b. CA 1853, Ongar, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1883  (Age ~ 30 years) 
      Married CA 1872  Chelmsford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Family ID F6248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Charlotte KERSHAW,   b. CA 1875, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
      Married 24 Apr 1895  Holy Trinity Church, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      • Witnessed by: George Brooks & Alice Shaw.
      Children 
       1. Annie BROOKS,   b. CA 1896, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
       2. Jane BROOKS,   b. CA 1898, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
       3. Willie BROOKS,   b. CA 1900, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
       4. George BROOKS,   b. 12 Jun 1902, 5 Kenworthy Street, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1949, Oak Street, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
       5. Fred BROOKS,   b. CA 1904, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
       6. John J BROOKS,   b. CA 1906, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
       7. Lena BROOKS,   b. CA 1910, Shaw, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
      Last Modified 12 Jan 2022 
      Family ID F6247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Sources 
      1. [S5] 1881 Census [England].

      2. [S8] Birth Certificate [UK].

      3. [S122] GRO Index.

      4. [S4] Marriage Certificate [UK].