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
SonWilliam 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 Materef:616
12.1.1782 LieutenantCSORN
12.1.178219.7.1784Burford (68), Lieutenantref:616
17.2.1782 Battle of Sadras 
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
6.7.1782 2nd Battle of Negapatam 
3.9.1782 Battle of Trincomalee 
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
23.6.178813.5.1790Orestes (18), Lieutenantref:616
13.5.179028.12.1790Victory (100), Lieutenantref:616
1.17919.1792Chatham (4), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.10.1793 CommanderCSORN
3.10.179320.1.1797Providence (12), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-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


ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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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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