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The Broughs of Gnosall, Staffordshire
and their English and American Descendants

     As mentioned in the History of the Broughs, in the 1400's, the de Burghs had established themselves in the areas of Ranton, Brewood and Gnosall, Staffordshire, England. By the early 1500's, several de Burgh families had moved northward and settled in the Leekfrith area of northern Staffordshire. In the late 1500's through the 1600's, the name "Burgh" gradually changed to "Brough."
     During the 1400's to the 1800's, a number of related Brough families in and around Gnosall and the Leeklfrith areas of Staffordshire, England, occasionally communicated with and visited each other. In fact, several Brough families have been traced to both geographical areas, and their descendants eventually settled in different parts of the United Kingdom and the United States.
    In 1697, Ralph Brough (b.1670) married Elizabeth, their first child Mary being born at Blackshaw Moor. They then had six other children who were all born at Rushton Spencer (northwest of Leek). Ralph (b.1670) died at Rushton Spencer in 1729, followed by Elizabeth in 1738. The fourth child and third son of Ralph and Elizabeth was Robert Brough, born 1708 (chr.1711) at Rushton Spencer. Robert married Hannah Hancock in 1733/1734 in Stone, Staffordshire. Robert and Hannah had seven children, with their fourth child and second son, Thomas Brough, christened in 1742 at Biddulph.
     In 1765, Thomas Brough (chr.1742) of Biddulph, married Elizabeth Walter of Gnosall, and they had five children--with their fourth child named Ralph Brough--who was born in about 1772 and was of Gnosall and Haughton, Staffordshire. In 1792, Ralph Brough married Elizabeth Kerby in Adbaston, Staffordshire, and they had ten children--including Thomas Brough (b.1792) who was christened in Adbaston and who married Elizabeth Butler, and Sarah Brough (b.1800) who was christened in Gnosall. A number of Thomas Brough's (b.1792) descendants currently live in England and Australia; and a number of Sarah Brough's (b.1800) descendants currently reside in Utah and California.

Genealogies of the Broughs of Gnosall, Staffordshire, are listed within the "Genealogies" section of the BFO website.

The Ancestors and Descendants of the Broughs of Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
Richard de Burgh (b.1450) & Alice; Brewood, Staffordshire, England
Robert Burgh (b.1488) & Joan; moved to Chapel House, Leek, England, in early 1500's
Thomas Burgh (b.1523) & Margarett; Waterhouse, Leek, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Burgh (b.1559); Waterhouse, Staffordshire, England
Edmund Brough (b.1602) & Alice; Waterhouse, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Brough (b.1638); Leek, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Brough (Burke, b.1670) & Elizabeth; Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, England
Robert Brough (chr.1711) & Hannah Hancock; Rushton, Spencer, Staffordshire, England
Thomas Brough (chr.1742) & Elizabeth Walter, Biddulph, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Brough (b.1772) & Elizabeth Kerby; Haughton and Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
Thomas Brough (b.1792) & Elizabeth Butler; Adbaston, Staffordshire, England
Nathaniel Brough (b.1823) & Jane Talbot; Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
John Brough (b.1851) & Elizabeth Davis; Bushbury, Staffordshire, England
Thomas Brough (b.1880) & Sarah HJawkins; Norbury, Staffordshire, England
Alfred John Brough (b.1906) & Emma Altree; Newport, Staffordshire, England
Brian Alfred Brough (b.1938); currently lives in Staffordshire, England
Philip Mark Brough (b.1965); currently lives in Western Australia

The Ancestors and Descendants of the Broughs of Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
Richard de Burgh (b.1450) & Alice; Brewood, Staffordshire, England
Robert Burgh (b.1488) & Joan; moved to Chapel House, Leek, England, in early 1500's
Thomas Burgh (b.1523) & Margarett; Waterhouse, Leek, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Burgh (b.1559); Waterhouse, Staffordshire, England
Edmund Brough (b.1602) & Alice; Waterhouse, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Brough (b.1638); Leek, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Brough (Burke, b.1670) & Elizabeth; Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, England
Robert Brough (chr.1711) & Hannah Hancock; Rushton, Spencer, Staffordshire, England
Thomas Brough (chr.1742) & Elizabeth Walter, Biddulph, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Brough (b.1772) & Elizabeth Kerby; Haughton and Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
Sarah Brough (chr.1800, d.1823), Gnosall, Staffordshire, England

William Brough (chr.1818, d.1893) & Mary Stagg; Auldmore and Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
William Brough (b.1848, d.1903) & Jane Mear; Gnosall, Burton and Branston, Staffordshire, England
Joseph Brough (b.1870) & Ruth Fearn; Whittington, Staffordshire, England; moved to Utah, USA
Joseph Sedley Brough (b.1906) & Cleo Peek; Trenton, Cache Co., Utah, USA
Lewis Sedley Brough (b.1945); currently lives in Utah, USA, and is a BFO Board Member 

     The following photographs were provided to the RBFO in March 2006 by Eileen Brough Ernst
of California, USA. Eileen is a grand-daughter of Albert Brough Sarah Jane South.

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