Brooks, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., cm, carver, gilder and lookingglass manufacturer (1778–1840). Addresses given at 1 North Dockside in 1803; 50 Whitefriargate, 1806–14; no. 16, 1817–26; 48 Savile St, Osborne St, 1831–34; and no. 50, 1835–40. Also trading as a stationer, 1817–22; comb warehouse owner, 1821–23; ‘British Plate glass manufacturer’, 1823–35; and tea dealer in 1823. Worked at Burton Constable House, Yorks., supplying in 1839 carved and japanned tables with shelves; two cabinets; two stools bearing trade labels; carved dragons for the Chinese room; gilt stands for the upper staircase; and a gilt frame for John Brown's sketches. Carried out much work at Burton Constable after 1840. [D; Humberside RO, DDCC; C. Life, June 1976, pp. 1622–24] See William Brooks.