Frederick Yorke Brocas (1827-1891)
Frederick York(e) Brocas was a British subject born in Paris on 23rd Oct 1827 and baptised in Willesden, Middx. His parents Alfred Brocas, a gentleman, and Caroline both seem to have died young. Frederick married Letitia Jane Pottle of Winchester (a fly dresser and daughter of a fishing tackle maker), 3rd March 1854 at St Paul Covent Garden, when he described himself as a botanist as he did on subsequent censuses. Frederick died in Chelsea, 16th Jan 1891 of pleurisy, which resulted in a post mortem and inquest. Letitia died in 1897. They had several children.
Frederick lived most of his life in and around Bloomsbury. He was an assistant librarian of the Linnean Society 1853-58 [http://plants.jstor.org/person/bm000390697] and a dealer in books, engravings and apparatus.
The Phytologist 1861