Broughs of Lincolnshire, England
The ancestors of many Brough families of Lincolnshire go back to the Broughs of Yorkshire, England. One of the best documented lineages of the Broughs of Lincolnshire extends from the Boroughs of Brough Hall, Yorkshire (in the 1200's), down to the Broughs of Saltfleetby and Leake, Lincolnshire (in the 1500's), and then down to the present Broughs of Nephi, Utah, USA (see the list below). Today the descendants of the Broughs of Lincolnshire can be found in the British Isles and the United States, and their genealogies are listed within the "Genealogies" section of the BFO website.
The Broughs of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England, and Utah, USA
During the 1500's and 1600's, many Brough family members were christened, married and buried at St. Mary's Church in Leake (Old Leake), Lincolnshire, England.
In 1683, John Brough, described in the parish record of Toynton All Saints as a "laborer", married Mary Peasgood in Hareby, Lincolnshire. John and Mary Brough then had nine children, with their first son named Thomas Brough (Bruff), who was christened in Hareby in 1685. Thomas then married a lady by the given name of Martha. Thomas and Martha had three children, with their first son named Thomas Brough (Broof), who was christened in Spilsby in 1725.
In 1773--and at the age of 48--Thomas Brough (Broof) married Elizabeth Seamon in Mareham Le Fen (after Elizabeth's first husband, William Trout, had died). Thomas and Elizabeth Brough eventually had two sons, with their second son named John Brough, who was christened in 1776 in Mareham Le Fen. Like his great-grandfather, John Brough was also a "laborer", and late in his life he apparently had little material wealth as he was described at seventy-five years old (in the 1851 Census) as being a "lodger" who was "receiving parochial relief" in Horncastle, Lincolnshire.
In about 1817, John Brough married Jane (Julia or Judith)
Marshall, and they eventually had five children--with four of these children
later joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or
Mormon Church) and immigrating to Utah. These four children were:
The known descendants of the above mentioned three children--Harriet Brough, John Brough and Caroline Brough--now number over 3,400 people and are scattered throughout Utah and the United States. Many of them belong to a large ancestral family organization--known as the Nephi Brough Family Organization (NBFO) of Nephi, Utah, USA. Click here for more information about the NBFO, and click here for more information and photos about the 2012 Reunion they held in Nephi, Utah.
For specific histories and photographs of the children
of John Brough and Jane (Julia or Judith) Marshall, click on the following
For genealogical information on the ancestors and descendants of John Brough and Jane (Julia or Judith) Marshall, click here.
In October 2015, the BFO produced a PDF File containing information on the Ancestors and Descendants of the Broughs of England [including the Broughs of Lincolnshire], Down to Those Who Settled in Utah, Using Biblical, Mythological, Traditional, and Historical Sources.
Coat of Arms of the Broughs of Lincolnshire, England
One of the most prevalent Brough coat of arms used in England was one which displayed "five swans". In fact, it is historically known that these "five swans" were used by a number of Brough families residing in England--especially those who lived in Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Based on the usage of the "five swans" coat of arms by a number of Brough families in Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Ann Brough Hind of England stated in May 2010: "We can't dismiss anyone who has the five swans of the field on their Arms as so many of the Houses of Broughs offshoot from the basics. The bearers of different Arms were granted their own for their accomplishments, but the bloodline is for the most part descended." Whether these probable family relationships are specifically based on blood, adoption, inheritance, occupation, land ownership or something else, is presently being researched.
The Brough families of Lincolnshire used two Coat of Arms. One Brough family group used a "swan" crest, while another Brough family group used a "lion" crest. The book General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, by Sir Bernard Burke, described these two Brough Coat of Arms in its First Edition published in London in 1842 and in its Last Edition published in 1884, page 180--shown below.
The five swans Brough Coat of Arms has been used for hundreds of years by the Broughs of Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England. In July 2010, the Brough Family Organization (BFO) commissioned Julie Rebecca Thorup, a professional graphic-artist living in Utah, to create a professional looking Brough Coat of Arms. Using well-known heraldic symbols and historical documents, Julie incorporated Brough family art and designs into her drawing (shown below--left side), which resulted in a Brough Coat of Arms that was true to its heraldic past while presenting a new and vibrant display of Brough family heritage and tradition.
More information about this subject can be found on the Brough Coat of Arms website.
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