Brough of Staffordshire and Surrey, England,
and his English, Scottish and Canadian Descendants
William Parrott Brough (1783-1853) was
christened in 1783 in Trentham, Staffordshire. He was the son of Richard
Brough and Ellen Parrott, and the older brother of Richard
Brough (1786-1873)--after whom the Richard Brough Family Organization
(RBFO) is named.
William Parrott Brough married Charlotte
Stanley (1785-1856) in 1822 in London, and served as a "Butler"
to Lady Elizabeth Clements (who was born in Dublin, Ireland) in Chelsea,
Middlesex. William Parrott Brough died in 1853 in Long Ditton, Surrey.
William and Charlotte had three children: William Brough (1824-1913),
Thomas Brough (1827-1902), and Charlotte Brough (b.1829).
William Brough (1824-1913) married Elizabeth
Symons (1822-1906) in 1845 in Devonshire. William and Elizabeth lived
in Caterham, Surrey, where William worked as a "Schoolmaster"
and served for five decades as the "Parish Clerk" of St. Mary
the Virgin church in Caterham. William Brough died in 1913 and is buried
Lawrence churchyard in Caterham, Surrey. William and Elizabeth had
three children: Charlotte Brough (b.1846), Margaret Baker Brough (b.1847),
and William Stanley Brough (b.1849).
The youngest child of William Brough (1824-1913)
was William Stanley Brough, who was born in 1849 in Hampstead, Middlesex.
As a young man, William Stanley worked as a "Clerk" in Hampstead.
In 1875, he married Maria Clayton of Hampstead, and they had four sons
during the first eight years of their marriage: William Stanley Clayton
Brough (1878-1954), Bernard Elford Brough (1880-1947), Reginald Clayton
Brough (1882-1957), and Norman Elford Brough (1883-1965). During his married
life, William Stanley worked as a "Clerk", "Accountant",
"Mercantile Clerk" and "Commercial Clerk". He died
of a "Malignant disease of [the] Liver" in 1910 in Buckinghamshire,
Between 1910 and 1916, all four sons of
William Stanley Brough immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
During World War I, William Stanley Clayton Brough and Bernard Elford
Brough served in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Forces.
During their lifetime and while residing
in British Columbia, Canada, William Stanley Clayton Brough worked as
a "Commercial Clerk" and as a "Bank Messenger"; Bernard
Elford Brough worked as a "Farmer" and a "Bond Salesman";
Reginald Clayton Brough worked as a "Farmer of Mixed Farming";
and Norman Elford Brough worked as a "Farmer of Dairy and Berries".
Of these four brothers, only one ever married and had any posterity: William
Stanley Clayton Brough, who married Evelyn Carrie Bates in 1915 in Vancouver.
Today the posterity of William and Evelyn Brough still mostly reside in
British Columbia, Canada.
Thomas Brough (1827-1902) married Sarah
Drake (1821-1887) in 1852 in London. Thomas and Sarah lived in Southwark,
Middlesex; Newington, Surrey; and Camberwell, London; where Thomas worked
as a "Commercial Clerk". Thomas died in 1902 and he and his
wife, Sarah, are both buried in St. Mary the Virgin churchyard, Caterham,
Surrey. Today, most of Thomas and Sarah's descendants live in England
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Mary the Virgin Church, Caterham, Surrey, England
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St. Lawrence church, Caterham, Surrey, England