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BROOKE, William (1662-1737)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-042
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BROOKE, William (1662-1737)
Date(s): 1696-1709
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Brooke | William | 1662-1737 | director of the South Sea Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

This is probably the William Brooke (1662-1737) of St John Square, Clerkenwell, who became a director of the South Sea Company in 1721. His brother (possibly Richard Brooke, who was the master of the ship "Reswick" which William Brooke used often) moved to Bermuda. At his death his fortune was estimated at 80,000. He left one daughter who married William Forester of Dothill, Shropshire. The majority of his estate was bequeathed to his grandson, Brooke Forester.


Scope and content/abstract:

Bills of lading relating to William Brooke's consignments from London to Barbados, and occasionally to Bermuda and Rotterdam; with names of ships, masters and consignees and descriptions of cargoes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased by Guildhall Library in 1978. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January to May 2011.

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