History of the Broughs of
Dresden, Staffordshire, England
The Broughs of Dresden, Staffordshire,
England, trace their ancestry back to John
Burgh (1508-1557), who married Johanna Saunderson in about 1535 in
Leek, Staffordshire. John Burgh (1508-1557) was a well-known "leaseholder
of land" in and around Middle Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire. John and
Johanna Burgh had three sons: Richard (b.1536), Thomas (b.1538), and and
John (b.1544). Between the 1600's and 1800's, a number of descendants
of Thomas Burgh (b.1538) and John Burgh (b.1544), moved from their agricultural
areas of northern Staffordshire into areas near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire-including
the towns of Trentham, Burslem, Wolstanton, Longton and Dresden. Two of
these descendants are well-known by their posterity: Richard Brough (1786-1873),
after whom the RBFO is named; and Jabez Brough (1863-1923), who lived
and worked in Dresden, Staffordshire.
Brough (1786-1873), after whom the RBFO is named, served in the British
military for seventeen years, and then worked as a "Brickmaker"
in the Trentham area for several more decades. Richard Brough was buried
at the Dresden Church of the Resurrection in 1873. Richard Brough's "seventh
cousin three-times removed" was Jabez Brough (1863-1923), who worked
as a "Potter's Presser" and lived in Dresden most of his life.
Like Richard Brough, Jabez Brough was also buried in the Dresden Church
of the Resurrection in 1923. The genealogical relationship between Richard
Brough and Jabez Brough and their descendants has been scientifically
proven--using genealogical and historical records and genetic Y-DNA testing.
The following information and photographs document and present these relationships.
Genealogies of the Broughs of Dresden, Staffordshire, England,
are listed within the "Genealogies"
section of the BFO website.