Cyrus Brook

Cyrus Brook was born in Baildon.

He was the illegitimate son of Hannah Brook, stepson of Lycias Barker, and cousin of Scipio Brook.

He was a worsted manufacturer's apprentice [1851] He and Lycias Barker were lodging with the Ellison family in Bradford.

He was a worsted manufacturer employing 60 females, 13 men & 3 boys [1861] He and his mother were living with his stepfather Lycias Barker.

He was in business with his stepfather Lycias Barker as worsted manufacturer with mills at Baildon Green Mill at Baildon [1861], Victoria Mills, Halifax, and Eagle Works, later trading as Cyrus Brook & Company. He was also a partner in A. & C. Brook with his uncle Amram. Later, he traded as C. Brook & Company.

He was in Halifax employing 153 females and 45 males [1871].

In 1881, he was employing 220 workers.

In January 1862, he married Emily Louisa, daughter of Thomas Fisher [1841-1???] at Bradford.


  1. Arthur Alexander
  2. Edith Emily [b 1864] who married George Dobson  Crowther
  3. Cyrus Barker
  4. Edgar Deighton
  5. Gathorne
  6. Frederick Lewis
  7. Reginald
  8. Harold Bayley
  9. Douglas Fisher [b 1879]
  10. Ethel Maude [b 1883]

The family lived at 23 Hampden Place, Halifax [1871]; Salterville, Halifax [1881, 1891]; 7 Mornington Villas, Bradford [where he died 1899].

The widowed Emily Louisa with living at 33 Great George Street, Harrogate with her son Frederick [1901].

Cyrus was buried at Halifax Parish Church Emily Louisa died in Knaresborough [1914]

See Cyrus Brook & Sons

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