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Main gate at Brougham Castle

All Things Brougham


Welcome to All Things Brougham. We've revamped our website with a fresher more modern feel.  We hope you enjoy it.

It was following a trip to Brougham in Cumbria some 30 years ago I got hooked on my surname.  I was put in touch with a one name genealogist and off I went to find out more about who the Brougham's were.  Here are some of my findings  ...

Lord Henry Peter Brougham


Lord Henry Peter Brougham and Vaux

The first Lord Brougham was a remarkable man who became Lord Chancellor, renovated Brougham Hall, defended royalty in court, created the Brougham carriage and founded modern day Cannes in the South of France.  Truly inspirational and ahead of his time.

Brougham Hall early it's renovation

The renovation of Brougham Hall


From family feuds, to royal visits, gambling debts to small business owners, Brougham Hall has managed to stand the test of time.

Just a stones throw away from Brougham Castle, in the village of Brougham in Cumbria, Brougham Hall has a deep and colourful history. Now the subject of a major rennovation project, thanks to the late Christopher Terry, the Hall is being brought back to life for future generations. 

Brougham Family History

Brougham Genealogy

Peter Brougham Wyly motivated me to research the Brougham's of Huddersfield as he'd not been able to place them in his research - so off I went.  Many people with the Brougham DNA are now tracing back thier own family tree.  How many of us can get back to our original birth place in Cumbria I wonder?  This secton holds family history records and is being added to all the time.

1911 Census image for Leonard Brougham, including his father George Willie, mother Alice and younger brother Ernest aged 2 months
Inside Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle

The castle at Brougham dates back to at least Henry II's reign. Since then it has gone through many additions, periods of delapidation and rebirth.  Today the castle is managed by English Heritage and is a popular visitor attraction in the summer.

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