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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 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/

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.

Historical information about
David Atkins Brough (1914-1942)
is posted on his webpage: DAB

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.
     Click on this sentence to learn more about Danny Brough and his Scottish Ancestry.

Additional Scottish Genealogies

     Genealogies of the Broughs of Scotland are listed within the "Genealogies" section of the BFO website. Also, additional genealogies of the Broughs of Scotland are available on the BroughFamily.Info website, and more genealogies of the Broughs of the Scotland and New York are available on Barbara King's website.

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