Broughs of India
1858 and 1947, Britain ruled India. During this time, a number of "Brough"
individuals and families left Great Britain to work and live in India.
One of the best-known Brough's who worked
and lived in India was Anthony Watson Brough (1861-1936), who served as
a Christian Missionary to the sub-continent between 1894 and 1933. Below
is a list showing Anthony's direct Brough ancestry and two of his descendants.
Ancestors and Descendants of Anthony Watson Brough (1861-1936)
Thomas Brough, b.abt.1619, Kirk
Ella, Yorkshire, England.
Antonius Brough, chr.1657, Kirk Ella, Yorkshire, England, married Maria
Robert Brough, chr.1692, Hessle By Hull, Yorkshire, England; married Jane
Anthony Brough, chr.1723, Hessle By Hull, Yorkshire, England; married
Mary Watson in 1758.
Anthony Brough, chr.1769, Hessle By Hull, Yorkshire, England; married
Anthony Brough, b.abt.1802, of London, England; married Catherine Preston
Anthony Brough, chr.1836, Minories, London, England; married Emma Law
Anthony Watson Brough, b.1861, Leytonstone, Essex, England; married
Rosetta Jane Jolly in 1885.
Charles Anthony Brough, b.1889, West Maitland, Australia; married Muriel
Rosie Heighway in 1915.
Paul Heighway Anthony Brough, b.1918, Sydney, Australia; married Lorna
Alice Roberts in 1944.
of Anthony Watson Brough (1861-1936)
Anthony Watson Brough was born in 1861 in
Leytonstone, Essex, England, as the son of Anthony Brough and Emma Law.
In 1885, Anthony married Rosetta Jane Jolly
(1855-1928) in Sydney, Australia, and they had three children who were
born in Australia: Emma Mary Brough (b.188); Charles Anthony Brough (1889-1933);
and Herbert William Brough (1892-1917--and who died in France in World
Between 1894 and 1933, Anthony worked for
Christian Missionary Society in India, where as a Reverend
he helped establish 94 schools, 20 churches and two hospitals.
Between 1927 and 1933, Anthony built a beautiful
Christian church in Erode, India (known as Brough Church in
his memory) and Gosh (CSI) Hospital located on Brough Road in Erode.
Anthony's wife, Rosetta, died in 1928 in Erode,
India. In 1935, Anthony married Jessie Winifred Inglis in Erode. In 1936,
Anthony died in Norton, Somerset, England; and was buried in the Canford
Cemetery on Canford Lane in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, England.
Additional information about Anthony Watson
Brough can be found on the following websites:
Museum Returns Rare Artifacts [collected by A.W. Brough], February 23,
Museum to Host Exhibition on A. W. Brough, November 19, 2009
on the Suggested Restoration of...Brough Church [in] Erode, April 20,