William Robert Broughton

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth22.3.1762ref:616
First Known Service1.5.1774ref:616
FatherCharles Broughtonref:616
MotherAnne Elizabeth de Hertogheref:616
WifeJemima Broughton (d.1863) - Married 26.11.1802ref:616
Son William Broughton (1804-1849)NBD1849
Last Known Service1818ref:616
Date of Death12.3.1821 - Florenceref:616

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.5.177418.11.1774Katherine (8), Captain's Servantref:616
18.11.177414.2.1777Falcon (14), Midshipmanref:616
14.2.17771.7.1778Haerlem (12), Midshipmanref:616
1.7.177812.1778Eagle (64), Midshipmanref:616
12.177811.1.1782Superb (74), Master's Mate ADM 6/24/34ref:616
12.1.1782 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/501CSORN
23.6.178812.5.1790Orestes (18), Lieutenant ADM 6/23/467ADM 6/23
28.12.17909.1792Chatham (4), Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/98BWAS-1793
3.10.1793 Commander ADM 6/24/271CSORN
3.10.179320.1.1797Providence (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/271BWAS-1714
20.1.1797 CaptainCSORN
20.1.179716.5.1797Providence (12), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.1799 Returned to Englandref:616
23.6.180127.4.1802Batavia (56), Captain and Commanding Officerref:616
17.5.180228.5.1807Penelope (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
16.5.180419.5.1804Attack on Ver Huell's squadron 
26.8.1806 Chase of the Vétéran 
30.5.180723.10.1812Illustrious (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.4.1809 Battle of the Basque Roads 
28.7.18094.9.1809Expedition to the Scheldt 
31.5.181530.8.1815Royal Sovereign (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.6.1815 Appointed Companion of the Order of the Bathref:616
30.8.18151818Spencer (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.8.181912.3.1821Appointed Colonel of Marinesref:616

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Ron Thompson on Thursday 16th of July 2020 15:55

Hello Cy,
Can you confirm that Elizabeth Young was William Broughton's mother? David Young reported this in November 2017 but Anne Elizabeth de Hertoghe is still indicated.

Cheers, Ron

Posted by Cy on Thursday 2nd of November 2017 08:45

Thanks David, I'll update when I get a moment.


Posted by David Young on Thursday 2nd of November 2017 04:21

Hi Cy, in addition, if you look under the entry for 'Broughton, of Broughton, co. Stafford' in "The Baronetage of England revised, corrected and continued" (p.77) by GW Collen, you will see Charles Broughton who m. Anne-Elizabeth de Hertoghe and had (1) Charles who m. “Elizabeth, sister of sir George Young, R.N. and had issue , 1 Charles; 2. William-Robert, commodore R.N.” who m. “Jemima, da. of sir Thomas Broughton, bart …” etc.
Cheers, David

Posted by David Young on Thursday 2nd of November 2017 00:49

Hi Cy, yes I have a number of sources including a family tree in a privately published book written in 1927 by Admiral Sir George's great grandson Sir George Young 3rd Bt., but I see that no html is allowed in this comments section. Cheers, David

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 1st of November 2017 08:19

Hi David.
Do you have a source I can verify that against?

Posted by David Young on Wednesday 1st of November 2017 06:21

I believe William Robert Broughton's mother was Elizabeth Young, sister of Admiral Sir George Young. Broughton's grandmother was Anne Elizabeth de Hertoghe.

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