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The Railway Broughams

Posted by David Brougham on Monday, August 29, 2011, In : Brougham Family History 
Having worked for a railway company now for nearly 10 years I've never really considered myself as coming from a Railway family.  Indeed no where have I found the Railway's mentioned in any of my research.

Searching through old Railway Employment papers 1833 - 1963 on Ancestry.com I discovered only 7 mentions of Brougham - confirming that really the Broughams are far from a Railway family.

Does anyone know these Railway men I wonder?
  • W Brougham worked at Six-Pit Junction in the Coaching depa...

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How to pronounce Brougham

Posted by David Brougham on Saturday, April 9, 2011, In : Brougham Family History 
This always seems to be the big question - how to pronounce Brougham?  We have a rich and varied language that has evolved over time with many influences and accents from around the world.  We also know that in the 1800's there were many who could not read or write so many names were not accurately documented.  Authors may also have put their own slant on names from their own experiences so names that were not Brougham may have been transcribed as such if they were similar. Different regional...
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A Gathering of Broughams

Posted by David Brougham on Sunday, January 9, 2011, In : Brougham Family History 
Peter Brougham Wyly devoted his life to researching the Brougham family history.  Along with his trusted friend, Peggy Stacey, they spent many hours in libraries and archives collecting information, long before the computer made life a little easier for the family genealogist.  Peter pulled his research together into 'A Gathering of Broughams but not a clean sweep' but this was never actually published.  Although Peter did send copies to many fellow genealogists his invaluable research was ne...
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The Brougham Clergy.

Posted by David Brougham on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Brougham Family History 

In my research to uncover the Brougham story I came across a very interesting and well put together site - Clergy of the Church of England Database or CCED for short - www.theclergydatabase.org.uk.  The database covers the years 1540 to 1835,and although not complete is getting there.  At the time of writing the database reveals just 8 Broughams who went into the Clergy:

Brougham, Bernard (1692 - 1751)
Brougham, Edmund (0 - 0)
Brougham, Henry (1728 - 1728)
Brougham, Henry (1689 - 1696)
Brougha...


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Lord Brougham lays the foundation for an interesting week

Posted by David Brougham on Saturday, May 15, 2010, In : Brougham Family History 
What a week in politics we've had with the first coalition government for 60 years between the Tories and the Lib Dems. Over the channel the 2010 film festival has begun at Cannes in the South of France.  Both of these events have of course got links with the first Baron Brougham and Vaux.

Lord Brougham was a leading Whig in the early 1800s.  The Whigs being a forerunner to the Liberal Party who later went on to form the Liberal Democrats.  At the time it was the Tories, a forerunner to the Co...

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Brougham's of Alston

Posted by David Brougham on Sunday, April 11, 2010, In : Brougham Family History 
This Easter I have just finished the Coast to Coast cycle ride from Whitehaven to Sunderland.  Essentially we went through or near to some Brougham strongholds of the north.  The second highest point on the trip was Hartside at 1900 feet which was cold and bleak.  Once at the top though you travel down hill for 5 miles - superb,  and you enter the small market town of Alston, which at 1000 feet, is the highest market town in England. We stayed overnight at the Cumberland Inn which had a very ...
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James Brougham where are you?

Posted by David Brougham on Sunday, March 28, 2010, In : Brougham Family History 
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.

I can not find any other trace of James Brougham Snr who ...

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Peter Brougham Wyly (1922 - 2010)

Posted by David Brougham on Sunday, March 21, 2010, In : Brougham Family History 
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.

Following a visit to Brougham H...

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