Broughs of Canada

The Broughs of Canada generally originated from the British Isles, with most of them from England. During the early 1900's the descendants of one of these Brough families immigrated to Canada--which is detailed below:

The English and Canadian Descendants of William Parrott Brough

William Parrott Brough was christened in 1783 in Trentham, Staffordshire. His parents were Richard Brough and Ellen Parrott, and his younger brother was Richard Brough (1786-1873)--after whom the Richard Brough Family Organization (RBFO) is named. In 1822, William, then 39 years old, married Charlotte Stanley of Kent at St. James Westminster church in London, and they had three children during the first seven years of their marriage: William Brough (chr.1824), Thomas Brough (chr.1827), and Charlotte Brough (b.1829). In 1851, at the age of 68, William was living in Long Ditton, Surrey, and working as a Butler to Lady Elizabeth Clements (who was born in Dublin, Ireland). He died in 1853 and was buried in the Long Ditton parish churchyard in Surrey.

The eldest son of William Parrott Brough was William Brough, who was born and christened in Trentham, Staffordshire, in 1824. In his early years, William worked as an "agricultural laborer." In 1845, he married Elizabeth Symmins Baker in Devonshire, and they had three children: Charlotte Brough (b.1846), Margaret Baker Brough (b.1847), and William Stanley Brough (b.1849). Following his marriage, William became an accomplished "Schoolmaster" in Caterham, Surrey--in which he was employed for at least twenty years. During his later years he worked as a "Vestry Clerk and Assistant Overseer" in Surrey. He died in 1913 and was buried in St. Mary the Virgin churchyard in Caterham, Surrey.

The youngest son of William Parrott Brough was Thomas Brough, who was christened in London in 1827. As a young man, Thomas worked as a "Footman" for Lady Elizabeth Clements. In 1852, he married Sarah Drake, who had been working as a "Cook" in the residence of Lady Elizabeth Clements. Thomas and Sarah had five children during the first eleven years of their marriage: Elizabeth Brough (chr.1853), George Durling Brough (b.1857), Thomas Robert Brough (b.1858), Emma Sophia Brough (b.1860), and Francis Drake Brough (b.1863). In the 1870's, Thomas had become employed as a "Commercial Clerk"--and continued in this line of work into the early 1900's. He died in 1902 in Kennington, London. Today, the descendants of Thomas Brough can be found in England and Scotland.

The youngest child of William Brough was William Stanley Brough, who was born in 1849 in Hampstead, Middlesex. As a young man, William Stanley worked as a "Clerk" in Hampstead. In 1875, he married Maria Clayton of Hampstead, and they had four sons during the first eight years of their marriage: William Stanley Clayton Brough (1878-1954), Bernard Elford Brough (1880-1947), Reginald Clayton Brough (1882-1957), and Norman Elford Brough (1883-1965). During his married life, William Stanley worked as a "Clerk", "Accountant", "Mercantile Clerk" and "Commercial Clerk". He died of a "Malignant disease of [the] Liver" in 1910 in Buckinghamshire England.

Between 1910 and 1916, all four sons of William Stanley Brough immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. During World War I, William Stanley Clayton Brough and Bernard Elford Brough served in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Forces.

During their lifetime and while residing in British Columbia, Canada, William Stanley Clayton Brough worked as a "Commercial Clerk" and as a "Bank Messenger"; Bernard Elford Brough worked as a "Farmer" and a "Bond Salesman"; Reginald Clayton Brough worked as a "Farmer of Mixed Farming"; and Norman Elford Brough worked as a "Farmer of Dairy and Berries". Of these four brothers, only one ever married and had any posterity: William Stanley Clayton Brough, who married Evelyn Carrie Bates in 1915 in Vancouver. Today, the posterity of William and Evelyn Brough still mostly reside in British Columbia, Canada.

Genealogies of the Broughs of Canada are listed within the "Genealogies" section of the BFO website.