Broughs of Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
The lineages of the Broughs of Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, extends back to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution--in the early 1700's. In fact, a number of Brough-related families moved from the agricultual areas of northern and central Staffordshire southward into larger cities--such as Birmingham--during the 1700's and 1800's.
G & S Brough Ltd., Birmingham Manufacturers
On 19 October 2006, Andrew Steven Brough of Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, wrote the following email to the BFO: "[I] was very interested by your [web]site. My father is Richard John Brough (hence [the] reason I came across [your] site) and I am Andrew Steven Brough. We run a manufacturing business in central Birmingham, England (established since 1861). We are very proud of our heritage. Look at our website...for [further] information...." The website is http://www.gandsbrough.co.uk and contains information about the company "G & S Brough Ltd, Washers and Gaskets" which was "established [in] 1861".
According to the company's website (in 2010), "G & S Brough Ltd was established in 1861 by George and Sam[uel] Brough, initially as a boot manufacturer, but it was only after the Great War that washers, at that time in mainly leather and fibre, became an integral part of the company's production. 1951 saw the move from Camden Street, Hockley to larger premises in Commercial Street. 2004 saw a further move across the city to an even larger factory in Highgate. G & S Brough has always been a family-run business and has become one of the largest manufacters of non-metallic washers in the United Kingdom. G & S Brough ware established manufacturers of washers, gaskets, joints and hydraulic leathers, supplying to a broad spectrum of industries for nearly 150 years. Washers of any size are produced from all materials and gaskets of any shape from all non-metallic materials. According to the 1884 edition of "Kelly's Directory of Birmingham, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, 1884", page 359: "Brough, George and Samuel, boot makers [were located at] 191 & 193 Camben street...." Today (2010), the company is located at: 28-40 Leopold Street, Highgate, Birmingham, B12 OUR, England, United Kingdom.
The picture below of G & S Brough Ltd comes from their website (in 2017)
The Brough's and Bruff's of Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Many Brough and Bruff families and individuals of England are directly related to one another. Below is the direct ancestry of one such "Brough" family who resided in northern Staffordshire during the 1400's and whose descendants eventually changed their surname to "Bruff" and settled in Birmingham, Warwickshire, in the 1800's. Today one of their descendants, Andrew P. Bruff, is well known online as "Mr. Bruff".
Robert Burgh, b.abt.1488, Meerbrook, Leek, Staffordshire, England
Thomas Burgh, b.abt.1523, Waterhouse, Leek, Staffordshire, England
Anthony Burgh, b.abt.1561, Waterhouse, Leek, Staffordshire, England
Anthony Brough, b.abt.1590, Tittesworth, Staffordshire, England
Anthony Brough, b.abt.1622, Middlehulme, Staffordshire, England
Anthony Brough, b.abt.1648, Middlehulme, Staffordshire, England
Anthony Brough, b.abt.1674, Rocester, Staffordshire, England
Josephus Brough, chr.1699, Rocester, Staffordshire, England
Josephus Brough, chr.1725, Stone, Staffordshire, England
William Brough, chr.1746, Sandon, Staffordshire, England
John Bruff, chr.1802, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Henry Bruff, b.1828, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Frank H. Bruff, b.1869, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
William H. Bruff, b.1901, Aston, Warwickshire, England
Richard W. Bruff, b.1928, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Mark W. Bruff, b. 1956, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
Andrew P. Bruff, b. 1981, Plymouth, Devon, England. Known online as "Mr. Bruff".