John BROOKER & Charlotte SIMMONDS were married at St Martin in the Fields (1837 - the first year of the General Register Office) and had two daughters

Charlotte 1.7.1838, King St
Susanna 12.10.1840(*8.11), 2 Gardeners Bldgs

Charlotte's father (William) was a Maltster but otherwise we know nothing about her. (A Wm. Simmonds aged 9 from 3 Charles Place was buried at StMA in 1847. Is this a nephew?) Sadly John committed suicide in 1841 ("Hanged himself, Insane"). The family were then living at Gardeners Buildings, on the site of what is now Barker's department store, and not far from Charles Place. We cannot trace Charlotte after 1840. She doesn't appear among the Brookers indexed in the 1851 census for Kensington town, Paddington, Brompton, Fulham or Chelsea. There is no marriage record for either of the daughters (under the name Brooker) in the period 1860-70 inclusive.