Dear Edith, I am also a Brooks descendant of Devon, England. James Brooks b. 1812 in Bradworthy, Devon, England married Miriam Walter, dau of Wm Walter and Miriam Trathem, on May 5, 1837. She lived at Whitely Farm in Bradworthy. It is believed that at least three of their children: Wm-1838, Mary Grace-1842, Elizabeth Ann-1845 were born in Bradworthy before they emigrated to Goderich, Huron, Ont., Canada sometime after 1845 when Elizabeth was born but before my great great grandfather James was born in 1848 in Goderich. Miriam had three sisters living in Goderich and Colborne Twps. Searching for ancestors of James Brooks in the Devon, England area and will be glad to share what information I have.