My search for the Broughams in the Wetherby and Collingham areas of North Yorkshire has come to a grinding halt with James Brougham Snr. We know that James Brougham Snr had a son by the name of James, born about 1839 in Collingham, died 1912 in Huddersfield. He married Jane Midwood (1842-1910) on 16 June 1862 in Huddersfield. It is this marriage certificate that subsequently identifies the father of James Jnr as being James Brougham.
It is with sadness that I heard of the death of Peter Brougham Wyly in February 2010 - a genealogist who has studied the Brougham family for many years. Peter dedicated his life to compiling the Brougham Family Trees, many of which are published in the book 'A History of Brougham Hall and High Head Castle' by Mark Thomas available from Brougham Hall. Peter also had his own unpublished work 'A Gathering of Broughams' which brought together most of his research.