Brooksby’s Walk, E5

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Named after the Brooksby family who were Hackney landowners from 1725. Edward Brooksby bought land in the area from one John Smith of Hammersmith. The estate¬†was inherited by his cousin William Brooksby, a London haberdasher, in 1753. He also left several houses in Brooksby’s Walk to a William Frames. The south end of Brooksby’s Walk existed in 1745 and was so named by 1759.

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