Castle Camps: Families


Jacob and Sarah Rooks

Jacob Rooks, baptised in Castle Camps on 9th June 1833 was the 9th child and fifth son of Abraham and Fanny. In the 1851 census he is listed as living at Castle Farm as an employee of Thomas Symons, a farmer of 283 acres and working as a labourer aged 18. A few years later on Christmas Day 1856 when aged 23 he married Sarah Ann RAWLINGSON, the eldest child of Aaron and Mary. She had been baptised 10 January 1836 in Shudy Camps.

The family emigrated to Australia on the "Grand Trianon" in 1857 bound for a new life, and all of their 11 children were born in Australia.

Jacob and Sarah were married for 53 years before she died at the age of 74 on 18 July 1910. Jacob died in 1917 aged about 84.

Siblings: Francis | Joseph | Sarah | Abraham | Isaac | Jacob

Parents: Abraham & Fanny