William Brewerton Broughton was born on 22 November 1944 in the Batley area to George Broughton and Sarah (nee Brewerton). He was baptised on 2 March 1845 at All Saints Church in Batley.
The 1851 Census shows us that William was 6 years old living in Batley Carr with his parents and two of his older brothers, Henry and George. All three boys were “scholars” and their father was a “Book Keeper”.
In 1861, William was 17 years old and working as a “Grocer’s Apprentice” living with and working for William Spiking on North Gate in Batley.
By the time of the 1871 Census William was aged 26 and a “Theological Student” living at home with his parents at 4 Hillary Place in Leeds.
In 1881 William is recorded in the census as “Curate of Sherburn”. Now aged 36 he was unmarried and appears to be either living with or visiting his older brother, James.
In 1891 William was living at Bankside View which I think was just off Stainbeck Road near Woodland Terrace. William was 44 years old and a “Clerk in Holy Orders”. He had his niece, Clara L Broughton, staying with him.
William died aged 53 on 19 October 1898 in Scarborough and was buried in the St Matthew’s churchyard on 22 October 1898. The burial record shows his abode as Shadwell.
IN MEMORY OF JAMES BROUGHTON PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
DIED MARCH 12TH 1887 AGED 54 YEARS
REV. WILLIAM BREWERTON BROUGHTON
DIED OCTOBER 19TH 1898 AGED 53 YEARS
BROUGHTON the reverend William Brewerton of Yarm-cottage Shadwell Yorkshire clerk died 19 October 1898 at Scalby Scarborough Probate Wakefield 18 November to Jane Leather widow and Philip Marsden cloth-finisher Effects £5517 11s. 9d.