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 was probably born between 1790 and 1820. Searches of census records and the GRO index have drawn a blank.  I have also searched the The Parish register of Collingham 1579 - 1837, and the Parish Register of Kirk Deighton, 1600 - 1837, but again no trace.

If anyone is able to shed any light on James Brougham Snr, probably in North Yorkshire and around the Collingham / Wetherby area then I would be very interested in hearing from you. Please do get in touch with me at

  James Brougham Jnr (c1839 - 1912). This photo was taken around 1910.