2014 reunion and research project

2014 BFO

Brough Research Project and Reunion

in England and Scotland

July 29 - August 11, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Home to Glasgow, Scotland:

Fly or travel from Home to Glasgow, Scotland.

BFO officers stayed at the Dreadnought Hotel in Callander, Scotland.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - Glasgow, Scotland:

Rest in the morning.

1:00-4:00 PM: Visit Abernethy, Scotland, where the ancestors of David Atkins Brough (of the USS Brough) lived. Abernethy is about 65 miles northeast of Glasgow.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Glasgow, Scotland:

Visit Stirling Castle and other nearby Brough-related sites--as the ancestry of Jean (Jane) Paterson (who married Thomas Brough in 1851) goes back to the 1600's in Stirling, Scotland. Stirling Castle is about 30 miles from Glasgow.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - Cumbria, England:

Morning and Afternoon: Travel southeast from Glasgow, Scotland, to Brough Castle in Brough, Cumbria-which is about 136 miles or two hours and 10 minutes travel time. Visit Brough Castle and the village of Brough. (Note: Cottage at Church Brough is available for overnight accommodations.) Evening: Travel from the Brough Castle in Cumbria southward to Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, which is about 158 miles.

BFO officers staying at the Hilton at St. Georges's Park, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Staffordshire, England:

10:00 AM-11:00 PM: Visit the Church of the Resurrection at Red Bank in Dresden, where Richard Brough (1786-1873) and a number of his relatives are buried. The Dresden church is now known and serves as the Orthodox Parish (church) of St. Michael the Archangel.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Visit St. Peter's church in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and learn about the recent BFO Extraction Project of St. Peter's church and some of the Brough families who worshipped at St. Peter's church, as well as about other Brough family sites in Staffordshire (that were visited by BFO officers and members in 2008). Note: On Saturday's, St. Peter's church is open from Noon until 3:00 PM.

2:00-3:00 PM: Visit Windygates Hall Farm built in 1634 by Thomas Brough (1590-1654). This property is managed and owned by Geoff and Rose Robinson. Geoff Robinson is a "3rd cousin ten times removed" to Thomas Brough (who built Windygates). Then view the nearby Middle Hulme Hall of the early Brough family of Leekfrith, Staffordshire.

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - Lancashire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire, England:

10:00-10:30 AM: Meet with Simon Collier at 10:00 AM at St. Augustine's church (on Bolton Road) in Pendlebury, Lancashire (which is about 50 miles and one hour travel time north of Newcastle, Staffordshire).

11:00-Noon: Visit the area of St. Mary, Birch, Hopwood, Lancashire (which is about 13 miles northeast of Pendlebury) where several Brough-related families lived and worshipped in the 1700's and 1800's.

Afternoon and Evening: Independently visit Brough-related historical sites in central England, especially those in Derbyshire and Yorkshire.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire, England:

10:00-11:00 AM: Visit St. James the Less church in Longton, Staffordshire--where Mary Horleston (1799-1879) is buried and where John Brough is buried.

Afternoon and Evening: Independently visit Brough-related historical sites in Nottinghamshire. Sightseeing suggestions: visit Sherwood Forest or the gravesite of Jesse Yelton Cherry in Nottingham General Cemetery.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - Staffordshire and Lincolnshire, England:

Independently visit historical sites in central England, such as Little Moreton Hall in Congleton, Cheshire, or Brough-related historical sites in Lincolnshire such as Gainsborough Hall.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - Berkshire, England:

Visit with the family of Stanley and Ann Brough Hind in or near Tilehurst, West Berkshire, and discuss the various Brough ancestries and families of the British Isles.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - Surrey, England:

10:00-11:00 AM: Visit St. Mary the Virgin church in Caterham, Surrey. Some of the descendants of William Parrott Brough--who is descended from the Broughs of Staffordshire--worshipped, married, and were buried at this church between 1855 and 1929, and their descendants and relatives now reside in the England, Scotland, Canada, Australia and the United States. After visiting St. Mary's church, travel a short distance to the ancient church of St. Lawrence in Caterham where other descendants of William Parrott Brough are buried.

Afternoon and Evening: Independently visit Brough-related historical sites in southern England. Sightseeing suggestion: Visit Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, which is about 43 miles southeast of Caterham.

Friday-Sunday, August 8-10, 2014 - Southern England:

Independently visit Brough-related historical sites in southern England.

Monday, August 11, 2014 - London, England to Home.

Fly or travel from London, England to Home.