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Reverend Arthur St. Clair Brooke 380

  • Born: 1844, Ireland
  • Marriage: Mary Ellen Roderick
  • Died: 17 March 1928, Slingsby Rectory, Slingsby, Yorkshire aged 84 13

bullet  General Notes:

From The Times, March 20, 1928

The Rev. Arthur St. Clair Brooke, rector of Slingsby, York, died at
Slingsby Rectory on Saturday. He was 84, and had been rector of
Slingsby for 45 years. A correspondent writes of him:-
He was the youngest son of the Rev. Richard Brooke, chaplain of the
Mariner's Church, Kingstown, Ireland, and brother of Stopford Brooke,
author critic, and preacher. Arthur Brooke was educated first at a
private school and then at Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained
when he left college, and held in succession three London curacies -
St. Anne's, Soho, St. Thomas's, Portman-square, and Holy Trinity,
Brompton. The Slingsby living wsa in the gift of Lord Carlisle, and
it was through Stopford Brooke's friendship with Lord and Lady
Carlisle that it was offered to Arthur Brooke. He had offers of
preferment elsewhere, but could never find it in his heart to leave
Slingsby. He was all that the rector of a country village could be,
nor did age bring a falling off in his work or slackness in his
services. He wrote a history of "Slingsby and Slingsby Castle", which
was a model of such village histories. He published a small volume of
poems, and in the sleepless nights from which he suffered before his
death he wrote and repolished sonnet after sonnet. Till late in life
he was of remarkable strength and vigour. He played hockey with the
village team until he was 70, and tennis until he was over 80. He was
a constant visitor at the homes of the sick and poor. These are the
outlines of Arthur Brooke's life. Of his geniality, his humour, his
wide knowledge of English poetry, his breadth of doctrine, his
hospitality, and his unfailing kindness, they tell nothing. These
things are known to the friends who have lost him.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Visitor: 1891, Browside, Wavertree, Lancashire.

2. Census UK 1901: 1901, Slingsby, Yorkshire.

3. Census UK 1911: 1911, Slingsby, Yorkshire. 10

4. Resided: 17 March 1928, Slingsby Rectory, Slingsby, Yorkshire. 13

5. He had an estate probated on 27 April 1928 in York. 13


Arthur married Mary Ellen Roderick. (Mary Ellen Roderick was born in 1856 in Blackheath, London and died on 12 August 1920 in Matlton, Yorkshire.)

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