Scotland

Broughs of Scotland

The ancestors of the Broughs of Scotland extend back in time several hundred years. In the book, The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History, by George F. Black, New York Public Library, 1946, page 106 (FHL British Reference Book: 941, D4b), the following information is given about the Broughs of Scotland:

"Brough: 1) An old surname in Orkney, derived from either Overbrough or Netherbrough in Harray. Thomas Burgh, witness in Harray, in 1530 may be the Thomas Burcht, witness at the Kirk of Harray in 1557. William Bruche was juror in Harray in 1601. 2) An old surname in Perthshire, may be from Brough in Yorkshire. Robert Burch, a frater de Cupro, 1500. John Brugh is recorded in South Kinkell in 1598, Gilbert Brugh in Lethendie in 1683, and Malcolm Brough was a tenant in Glenfender, Athol, in 1705. The surname also occurs as Bruch in the Dumblane Commissariot Record, and is also in the Edinburgh Marriage Register after 1665. Brucht 1506. Brught 1575."

The Coat of Arms of at least one of the "Brough" families of "Scotland" is listed in the book The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, by Sir Bernard Burke, which was first published in London in 1842 and later in 1884 (page 180). Burke describes this "Brough" family of "Scotland" as having arms that consisted of: "Az. a fesse betw. three fleurs-de-lis or. Crest--A buffalo's head sa", which interpreted means a blue ("AZ") field on a shield that contains two horizontal lines ("a fesse") drawn across the field between three lilies ("fleur-de-lis") which are gold ("or") in color (and which lilies have three leaves instead of five), and the crest is a black ("sa") buffalo's head. Also, Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, published in 1905 (Plate 44, #1), states that the "Brough" arms of "Scotland" contained a crest having "a buffalo's head sa".

A picture of the "Brough Tartan" (Ancient Colours) can be found on ScotWeb Tartan Mill website.

The descendants of several Brough families of Scotland are listed below.

Broughs of Orkney, Scotland

During the 1600's and 1700's a number of "Brough" or "Brugh" families resided in Orkney, Scotland. The Brough Family Organization (BFO) maintains a database entitled the Broughs of Orkney, Scotland, 1600's and 1700's which lists dozens of individuals related to these "Brough" or "Brugh" families of Orkney, Scotland.

Broughs of Scotland, New Zealand and Australia

Alexander Brough, b.abt.1675, of Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland; married: abt. 1675, of Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland

George Brough, chr.1713, Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Eupham Dewer, abt.1754, of Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland

Gilbert Brough, chr.1755, Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Janet Michison, abt.1784, of Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland

Peter Brough, chr.1790, Lethendy And Kinloch, Perthshire, Scotland, a "Farmer"; "Drowned" in river; married: Mary Williamson, 1817, Lethendy And Kinloch, Perthshire, Scotland

Peter Brough, chr.1831, Rattray, Perthshire, Scotland, a "Miller", "Farmer" and "Watercolor painter"; Married: Christina Grant, 1860, Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland. Peter Brough and Christina Grant sailed from England to New Zealand in 1863-1864

Alexander Brough, b.1871, Porangahau, North Island, New Zealand; married: Harriet Emily Jones, 1894, Porangahau, North Island, New Zealand

Alexander Leonard Brough, b.1902, Napier, North Island, New Zealand; married: Susan Falls Smith, 1929, New Zealand

Descendant: Peter Brough, b.1960, Napier New Zealand; has lived for 30 years in Perth, Australia. See related information and photos below:

Broughs of Fife and Perthshire, Scotland

William Burghe, b.abt.1635, of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland; married: Janet Rithardsone, abt.1660, of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland

David Burghe, chr.1661, Wemyss, Fife, Scotland; married abt.1678, of Perthshire, Scotland

Robert Burgh, chr.1699, Forgendenny, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Janet Johnston, 1724, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

William Brough, b.1732, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Mary McCash, 1762, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

John Brough, b. 1767, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Grizal Robertson, 1783, Scone Perthshire, Scotland

Robert Brough, chr.1784, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Helen Campsie, 1812, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland

Robert MacLaggan Brough, b.1821, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Janet Cannon Henderson, 1849, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland

James Brough, b.1855, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland; married: Mary Jane Morrison, 1905, Inverbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland

James Brough, b.1906, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland; married: Beatrice Ann Ramsay, 1931, Inverbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland; had two sons.

See this website for more information on this Brough ancestry: http://www.broughfamily.info

Broughs of Perthshire, Scotland, and New York, USA

John Brugh, b.abt.1598, of South Kinkell, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland; married: abt.1619, of South Kinkell, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

David Brugh, b.abt.1620, of Trinity Gask, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Jeane Grahame, abt.1641, of Trinity Gask, Perthshire, Scotland

Robert Brough, b.abt.1642, of Trinity Gask, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Margaret Even, abt.1662, of Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

William Brough, b.1663, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Elizabeth Foot, 1691, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

William Brough, b.1696, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Helen Mailer, abt.1722, of Auchterarder, Perthsire, Scotland

James Brough, b.abt.1731, of Rhynd, Perthshire, Scotland;' married: Margaret Imbrie, 1756, Rhynd, Perthshire, Scotland

John Brough, b.1761, Rhynd, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Christian Davison, 1795, Rhynd, Perthshire, Scotland

Peter Brough, b.1815, Craigend, Rhynd, Perthshire, Scotland, a "Farmer"; married: abt.1844, Catherine McGreggor, Morristown, St. L., New York

James Brough, b.abt.1853, Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, a "Farmer"; married: abt.1873, Margaret Rayette, of Oswegatchie Town, St. L., New York

Louis Brough, b.1886, Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence, New York, "Farmhand" & "Cattle Driver"; married: 1912: Georgiana Ward, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York

Robert D. Brough, b.1919, of Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York; married: Carolyn Gotti; had one daughter and three sons.

See this website for more information on this Brough ancestry: http://barb4262.tribalpages.com/

David Atkins Brough and the USS Brough

Broughs of Perthshire, Scotland, and Colorado, USA

John Brugh, b.abt.1598, of South Kinkell, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland; married: abt.1619, of South Kinkell, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

David Brugh, b.abt.1620, of Trinity Gask, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Jeane Grahame, abt.1641, of Trinity Gask, Perthshire, Scotland

John Brough, chr.1646, Trinity Gask, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Janet Paterson, 1669, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

James Brough, chr.1694, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Anne Craigan, 1726, Saint Madoes, Perthshire, Scotland

Charles Brough, chr.1745, Saint Madoes, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Janet Barnet, 1772, Errol, Perthshire, Scotland

Charles Brough, b.1781, Saint Madoes, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Helen Chalmers, 1806, Kinnoull, Perthshire, Scotland

Alexander Brough, b.1813, Saint Madoes, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Helen Jackson, 1843, Saint Madoes, Perthshire, Scotland

James Brough, b.1847, Ferryfield, Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland; married: Janet Aitken, abt.1874, United States

David A. Brough, b.1881, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; married: Berdie E. McGuire, 1913, Pueblo, Colorado, United States

David Atkins Brough, b.1914, Pueblo, Colorado, United States. Died in 1942 in World War II. "USS Brough" warship was named after David Atkins Brough.

Danny Brough, Rugby's Man of Steel in 2013,

and his Scottish Ancestry

Danny Brough is a well-known British professional half-back rugby league footballer for English club Huddersfield Giants of Super League. At the end of the 2013 Super League season, Brough won the Man of Steel award for his excellent performances throughout the season.

Danny Brough was born Daniel Rodger Brough on 15 January 1983 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. His Brough ancestry goes back several hundred years in Perthshire, Scotland.

Danny Brough's Athletic Accomplishments - quoted from Wikipedia, April 2014

Danny Brough (born 15 January 1983) is a British professional rugby league footballer for English club Huddersfield Giants of Super League. A Scotland international representative half back, he has previously played for Hull FC, Castleford and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Brough started his playing career as a junior at Wakefield but failed to make a first-team appearance before leaving the club and signing for Dewsbury Rams in the Championship. He subsequently played for York and eventually made it to Super League level with Hull FC.

Brough starred with four goals and a drop-goal in Hull's 2005 Challenge Cup Final win over Leeds Rhinos, with many claiming he was unlucky not to win the Lance Todd Trophy. However, Brough found himself out of favor a year later and joined Castleford, helping them to gain promotion back to Super League in 2007 having lowered his wages to play in the Championship competition.

Following Castleford's promotion, Brough joined Wakefield in 2008 and became a key player for the team, going on to win the Albert Goldthorpe Medal that year. Brough played at international level for Scotland, qualifying via his grandfather. He captained the Bravehearts at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

Brough's international future was thrown into question following the World Cup, as he announced his intention to switch allegiance to England in 2009, citing a lack of opportunities to play in major tournaments with Scotland. However, Brough was not selected for England, and did not feature at international level for two years.

On 24 March 2010 Brough moved to Huddersfield Giants, and was named club captain during 2012 following the mid-season departure of Kevin Brown.

Brough was eventually called into the England squad for an International Origin match in 2012. He was subsequently omitted once again from the England squad, and, amid heavy speculation, in 2013 announced that he would once again be committing to Scotland, having not featured for England in an official international match.

At the end of the 2013 Super League season, Brough won the Man Of Steel award for his excellent performances throughout the season. He also became the first player ever to win a second Albert Goldthorpe Medal.

Danny Brough's Athletic Abilities - Quoted from Giants website, April 2014:

Giants captain and Man of Steel Danny Brough needs no introduction. The half-back enjoyed his best season to date in 2013, turning in stunning displays on a weekly basis and played an influential role in the Giants securing the League Leaders Shield, breaking numerous records along the way. Brough is the complete package.

He has excellent distribution that allows him to split a defence with ease, a lightning turn of pace and a kicking game that threatens the opposing side on a regular basis. The diminutive star got his first chance at a starting half-back spot with York City Knights in 2003 and after impressing he earned his chance to move up to the top tier of English rugby league by joining Hull FC, where he had a successful two year spell.

The Scotland international's most notable achievement came in 2005 when he won the Challenge Cup with Hull, having kicked the crucial drop goal and conversion to beat Leeds Rhinos at the Millennium Stadium. Brough then joined Castleford Tigers and although he suffered the fate of relegation with the Tigers, his time at the Jungle was a success - leading to him making the switch back to the Super League with Wakefield Wildcats.

Since joining the Giants in 2010 he has been a key figure in the side and won numerous awards including the Man of Steel Award in 2013. Danny's performances throughout the 2013 campaign saw him pick up the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe Super League Player of the Season Medal and the Rugby League Writers Association Player of the Year Award. The Giants captain's form also saw him being inducted into the 2013 Super League Dream Team. The Scotland captain signed a new five-year-deal with the club midway through 2013, committing his best years to the Claret and Gold.year-deal with the club midway through 2013, committing his best years to the Claret and Gold.

Danny Brough's Scottish Ancestry

Danny Brough's Scottish ancestry was researched by the Brough Family Organization (BFO) in April 2014. The following list shows Danny Brough's direct-line Brough ancestors.

Daniel Rodger Brough, b.1983, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England; professional British rugby player.

Rodger C. Brough, b.1957, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England; married Lesley D. Sheldon in 1981.

Rodger Donnet Brough, b.1916, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; married Vera Maisie Fox in 1955.

Alexander Donald Brough, b.1884, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; married Margaret Jane Ann Crighton in 1906; worked as a "Yarn Dyer" in 1901 and 1906.

George Brough, b.1852, Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland; married Ann Donald in 1873; worked as a "Glazier" for at least thirty years.

George Mackenzie Brough, b.1826, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland; married Marion Paton McEwan in 1847; worked as a "Agricultural Labourer", "Cap Maker", "Ropemaker", and "Hammerman".

James Brough (Burgh), b.1784, Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland; married Isabell Mackenzie in 1805; worked as a "Mason" for at least twenty years.

Gilbert Burgh, b.1755, Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland; married Janet Micheson in about 1780.

George Brugh, b.1713, Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland; married Euphane Dewer in about 1739.

Alexander Brugh, b.abt.1675, of Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland; married Jannet Taylor in 1708.

Brough Victims of Scotland's Witch Trials of the 1600's

In the 1600's, Scotland put to death hundreds of alleged "witches", including the following three Brugh's--or Brough's--who were executed during the Crook of Devon Witch Trials of the 1600's:

John Brughe (1586-1643) of Crook of Devon, Perthshire; killed in Culross, Fife.

Janet Brugh (1612-1662) of Crook of Devon, Perthshire, killed in Crook of Devon, Perthshire.

Agnes Brugh (1615-1662) of Crook of Devon, Perthshire, killed in Crook of Devon, Perthshire.

Genealogies of the above three individuals are listed within the "Genealogies" section of the BFO website.

Today a memorial maze--called The Witches Maze--has been constructed in the village of Crook of Devon, Perthshire, Scotland, to commemorate 11 innocent people who met their doom at the Crook of Devon Witch Trials in 1662. (The construction of The Witches Maze took place in 2003.)

Tullibole Castle near the village of Crook of Devon was once the home of William Halliday who with his son John and 3 others presided over a court that was responsible for one of the worst cases of witchcraft persecution that Scotland has ever seen. In 1662 the court sat 5 times resulting in the Doom of 11 persons. Those who survived the trial were taken to a small mound near the current village hall and strangled by the common Hangman and their bodies thrown on a fire.

The Accused "Witches" of the Crook of Devon Witch Trials of the 1600's:

Agnes Murrie, Trial 1 (3 April 1662):

On the first of these trials Agnes Murrie, Bessie Henderson, and Isabella Rutherford were condemned, and strangled and burnt on the following day.

Bessie Henderson, Trial 1 (3 April 1662):

On the first of these trials Agnes Murrie, Bessie Henderson, and Isabella Rutherford were condemned, and strangled and burnt on the following day.

Isabella Rutherford Trial 1 (3 April 1662):

On the first of these trials Agnes Murrie, Bessie Henderson, and Isabella Rutherford were condemned, and strangled and burnt on the following day.

Agnes Pittendriech, Trial 2 (23 April 1662):

Only one escaped, which she owed to being pregnant at the time of her trial, and being respited under an obligation to come up again for trial when required. As there is no record of any ulterior proceedings being taken against her, it is to be hoped that her respite resulted in their ultimate withdrawal.

Margaret Hoggan Trial 2 (23 April 1662):

In the case of Margaret Hoggan no conviction or sentence against her is recorded, although the evidence against her was equally strong as against the other panels ; .but in the dittay against her she is described as a woman of threescore and nineteen years, and she may have been either spared on account of her old age, or she may have died in the excitement and terror in the course of her trial. She is referred to as deceased at the next diet of Court, which took place two months afterwards.

Robert Wilson, Trial 2 (23 April 1662):

On the second trial Robert Wilson, Bessie Neil, Margaret Lister, Janet Paton, and Agnes Brugh were found guilty and sentenced to be burnt on the following day.

Bessie Neil, Trial 2 (23 April 1662):

On the second trial Robert Wilson, Bessie Neil, Margaret Lister, Janet Paton, and Agnes Brugh were found guilty and sentenced to be burnt on the following day.

Margaret Lister, Trial 2 (23 April 1662):

On the second trial Robert Wilson, Bessie Neil, Margaret Lister, Janet Paton, and Agnes Brugh were found guilty and sentenced to be burnt on the following day.

Janet Paton, Trial 2 (23 April 1662):

On the second trial Robert Wilson, Bessie Neil, Margaret Lister, Janet Paton, and Agnes Brugh were found guilty and sentenced to be burnt on the following day.

Agnes Brugh, Trail 2 (23 April 1662):

On the second trial Robert Wilson, Bessie Neil, Margaret Lister, Janet Paton, and Agnes Brugh were found guilty and sentenced to be burnt on the following day.

Margaret Hoggan Trial 3 (5 May 1662):

At the third diet, Margaret Hoggan and Janet Paton were brought to trial. There is no conviction against Margaret Hoggan; but Janet Paton was sentenced and strangled and burnt the same day.

Janet Paton, Trial 3 (5 May 1662):

At the third diet, Margaret Hoggan and Janet Paton were brought to trial. As before stated, there is no conviction against Margaret Hoggan; but Janet Paton was sentenced and strangled and burnt the same day.

Janet Brugh, Trial 4 (21 July 1662):

Janet Brugh and Christian Grieve. The former was convicted and executed the same day,

Christian Grieve, Trial 4 (21 July 1662) and 5 (8 October 1662):

Christian Grieve was put to her trial in July, 1662, and although the evidence against her appears to have been strong, the "hail assize in one voice declare that they will not convict her in no point of witchcraft, nor clenze her in no point," and yet within a period of three months the same jury, under the same presiding judge, and apparently without any additional evidence, convicted her, and she was strangled and burnt on the fifth day thereafter.