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Hi Are there any family members of the Broster family who farmed in Irby, Little Neston, Raby and Thurstaston during the 19th century?  I have researched back to Thomas 1744 but have lots of gaps I'd love to fill.

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I don't know whether you have used this site before but if you put in Broster you get loads of hits

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http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/tithemaps/Search.aspx



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Thanks for the tip.  I've raided that website.  You're quite right.  Load sof Brosters and I found my g g g grandfather and his father's land they farmed as tenant farmers.  But there are lots more Brosters farming too that I haven't been able to trace to my relatives.  Hence the plea for help!

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Hi Little Nest :)
When we moved to Neston about 12 years ago,the bungalow we bought was owned by a Mr and Mrs Broster.I don't know if they had any farming connections but I believe Mr Broster used to have a stall in Birkenhead market selling fruit and veg,which I was told he grew himself.I'm not sure if this info is any use to you but I thought you may be interested.
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Thank you.  I'm pleased to hear your news.  Whilst its not specific it adds to an overall picture I'm developing of the Broster family post farming.  Butchers, bakers and now market gardeners.  Makes sensesmile

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Just stumbled on this web-site.

My great great grandfather was John Broster, born 1830 died 1919.  He was born in Thingwall of John Broster (born 1802) and Jane Ellis of Woodbank.  From 1842-1851 he lived at Irby Hall where his father was a tenant farmer of the Gleggs.  In 1853 he took the tenancy of Elms Farm, Pensby and in 1871 they were at Bridges House Farm opposite the top of Boat House Lane, moving to Wallasey Lodge Farm in the late 1870's through to late 1910-5.

I have an extensive Broster family tree dating back to 1713 in West Kirby.  There are many Thomas's but I cannot instantly spot one in 1744.



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Happy New Year! This information that you have posted sounds very familar to me. I'm going to look on my family tree and let you know where I fit in with your family. I'll try to be quick

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I have John Broster (1802)'s father as John Broster (1770) brother to Daniel Broster (1772) my direct ancestor. Their father was Thomas Broster (1744 I think d.1823) married to Sarah Dallamore in Upton.

I have John Broster (1802) married to Jane (no surname) and children Thomas (1834) Elizabeth (1837) Sarah (1839) William (1841) George (1844) Mary Jane (1846) Ann (1849) and finally Daniel (1852)

I missed John (1830)

They were living in irby in 1861
Does this add up to your family tree research?



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I believe the Broster family were at Irby Hall until 1888. John Broster married 27.12.1852 after which he moved to Pensby. I have your ancestors on my tree with Daniel married to Elizabeth and living at Little Neston with children Sarah, Alice, Joseph, John, Margaret, Thomas, Liddey and Jane - the latter two twins. Then all I probably have is Thomas married to Emma Jones with John and James - followed by John married to Alice with children Jessie, Sarah, John, Emma and Leanora. Does that fit with your ancestors?

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Daniel 1772 - 1843
was married twice
1. Betty Jackson and had children Thomas, George, Mary, Betty, Thomas, Daniel ans Sarah. he became a widow and married his cousin Elizabeth Broster I believe.
Their children were Alice, joseph, John, Margaret, Thomas, and the twins Jane and Lydia.

Daniel's parents were Thomas Broster b. 1744?/1750 d.1823 who was married to Sarah Dallamore 1745- 1817.
their children John 1770 (your ancestor) Daniel 1772 (my ancestor) Elizabeth 1774 Thomas 1777 ans Joseph 1787.

Thomas and sarah farmed in upton and there are copious parish records about them and their family. There is a couple called Daniel and Alice who could be Thomas's parents but the records are lost. i've found a Thomas broster b.1743 in Tarvin with parent benjamin and .... but out of area and not family names.

I've been astounded how the family names have been kept down the generations and now they are all lost.

have you found the Liverpool university database for Cheshire parish records?

I sent for some wills if you're interested. I'll have to look them out tomorrow

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Probably like you I've had to track back to recheck my sources.  I have used the Liverpool University d/b for Cheshire parish Records extensively and found it very useful.  In there is the marriage of Daniel Broster, husbandman of West Kirby to Alice Hearnes of Neston on 3.2.1736.  I have Daniel born 1713 (with a query) and Alice born 1717 (with a query) - not sure where that came from.  They are in theory the parents of Thomas Broster, born approx 1750 - according to the Family Search pedigree file, which incidentally is of very dubious accuracy.

On wills I have copies of Thomas Broster of Little Neston (1822), John Broster of Landican (1838) and John Broster of Wallasey (1917).  There is also Daniel Broster's will of 1843 of which I don't have a copy - your direct ancestor.

I don't know when Betty Jackson was born but I guess she was related to Charles Jackson who married Daniel's sister on 22.4.1794.  Daniel and Betty's marriage followed on 24.11.1794.

Daniel certainly fathered a population boom and I have him on the 1841 census aged 69 with his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Broster?) aged 53 with 6 children aged from 13-32.  Elizabeth appears on the Cheshire Tithe Maps c.1842/50 holding some 46 acres around Woodfall Lane/Bull Hill.

My line cascades from John Broster (born 1830), his daughter Jane (born 1853) who married Wm Minshull from Neston, then their daughter Annie Minshull who married my grandfather John Harris who was a sea captain.  So which line do you follow from Daniel?  

It is great having someone to cross-check with and fill in the gaps.



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I did most of my research last year and then started going around in circles over Thomas Broster (1744/50). Somehwere I have found a note that he died aged 79 years. Hence the query with his birth date.

I too have Thomas Broster's will. Daniel died without a will in administration. I have those papers too. My link is through his son George 1798-1884, his son George 1827-1907, and his son George Kendrick Broster 1854-1880 who died leaving a young widow with 3 young children. I think I have all their wills or papers of administration.

Yes I too discovered the Jackson connection.

Elizabeth and Daniel farmed next to George. He too is on the tithe maps. he appears to have farmed a large area with his sons.

George's son, George owned land in Barnston.

George Kendrick became a butcher.

Do you live in The Wirral? I come from Yorkshire and Worcestershire and dont know the area they lived in much. As children we holidayed in West Kirby for 5 years or so.

Oh yes its so good to have some one who is researching similar family. Are you on Ancestry.co.uk?

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I am just in Ness and guessing that you are nearby in Little Neston!!  My research has been intermittant, starting from living memories c.1970, then 2000 and 2009 with the advent of internet.  I use FindmyPast but used Ancestry initially.

You are right about Thomas Broster dying at 79 and hence born c. 1744 as I checked on the Cheshire Parish Project which says he was buried 13.4.1823.

It is odd for the Kendrick name to pop up again because I remember its frequency from my earlier research - there are 2 baptisms in Woodchurch Parish records ie George Kendrick Broster (23.6.1854) and Joseph Kendrick (10.7.1864) - both of George & Elizabeth Broster, a Barnston farmer.  Also in 1911 census in Birkenhead there is a David Kendrick Broster (born1891)

Oh, I've just found Daniel Broster of Neston married Elizabeth Broster of Overchurch at Overchurch on 5.5.1810.

Oh, again, you have probably just provided the missing link to the Brosters of Raby.  My dad used to tell me that the Brosters worked Raby water mill but all the local history books seem to disprove that so I picked up information on Brosters farming at Raby.  In 1843, George and Hannah (Wright) Broster farmed at White House Farm, Raby, which still exists.  They are on the 1851 census there.  In 1881 census, widow George is living at (Lower Farm?) Brimstage Road, Barnston with his son George and wife Elizabeth - presumably nee Kendrick.  George senior dies in 1884, as you said, and George/ Elizabeth appear in 1891 but by 1901 George jnr is widowed.  As you see this ties in the loose ends as I had not realised Daniel was married twice and that George was his son.  If Daniel had left a will it would have been clearer!!

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kendrick comes down all the way to my father's generation. It was elizabeth broster ne Rowe mother's maiden name. There have been a lot of kendricks in my broster line!

That is really interesting about the Broster's of Raby. I think they must have been quite a family.

I have a bronze plaque presented to george of barnston ... no idea what it came off ... from his neighbours thanking him for his work with their cattle. I think it might have been when he retired and sold his farm.

My dad died before I started my research and I regret not asking or listening more intently. I found a family tree he had roughed out so that was my basis to start with. His stories I remembered turned out to be true in a mixed up sort of way. About a lost family fortune and divorce and naughty stable hands! But it wasnt the Brosters side of the family.

if you go into your user details and send me a private message including your email address I'll invite you to see my family tree on Ancestry.co.uk. Its a private one so members of the public cant see it.

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As with yourself, many of the things I was told have proved to be broadly correct so I have never thrown away the scraps of paper from the late 1960's with scribble notes on from my Dad.  One aways regrets not asking more questions but I think it is the data on the internet that creates those endless questions.  I also think it is the 'soft' side of the research - how the families lived or survived - that becomes more interesting when you become older which makes your project name so appropriate.

The Brosters were an amazing farming family, being in West Kirby, Hoylake, Overchurch, Frankby, Thingwall, Landican, Pensby, Irby, Neston/Little Neston, Raby, Bromborough, Tranmere and Wallasey.  They married into many other farming families but, to my knowledge, were never rich - just hard working.  Like you we had our tales of family treasure - our legends linked us to the Norris's of Speke Hall but although I have just recently found the link to the Norris's and tracked back to 1715 it does not link (yet) to Speke Hall !!

Incidentally, George Broster (born 1828) and many of his siblings was born at Dunham Hill.  Is that where the Kendricks hailed from?  Did George farm at Lower Farm at Barnston because I found it still exists and took some photos 18 months ago?

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On 8 January 2013 Dodge asked 'Dunham Hill - is that where the KENDRICK's hailed from?'
 
This could well be so, but the furthest back I've been able to trace the name with reasonable certainty is the marriage on 27 December 1784 in Liverpool St Anne's Richmond of brass founder John KENDRICK and Ellin THOMPSON - their daughter Ellen KENDRICK being ostensibly born in Liverpool on 1 May 1791 and baptised on 29 May 1791 in Liverpool St Nicholas.
Ellen KENDRICK (b1791 Liverpool) married wheelwright Joseph ROWE from Tarvin on 5 September 1814 in St James' church, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.
Joseph & Ellen ROWE's daughter Elizabeth of course married George BROSTER (b1828/9 Dunham) on 22 April 1852 in Neston. 
 
My interest in this family stems from the marriage on 20 November 1767 in Upton-in-Overchurch St Mary of John BROSTER (b1739 West Kirby) and Martha EVANS (b1745 Puddington).
John is believed to be the eldest of at least four children of Daniel BROSTER and Alice HEARNES who married on 3 February 1736 in Neston - others being Thomas (b1743/4) who married Sarah DELAMORE in Upton St Mary on 11 October 1769, Joseph (b1749 West Kirby) who married Lydia JEFFRIES on 5 April 1778 in Liverpool St Nicholas and Daniel (b1758 Upton-in-Overchurch) who married Mary LYON on 22 October 1782 in Upton-in-Overchurch St Mary .
 
John BROSTER's bride Martha EVANS (b1745) is sister to my 4 x great-grandfather John EVANS (b1741 Puddington) 
 
John EVANS married Mary SHERLOCK (b1746 Raby) on 29 April 1766 in Upton-in-Overchurch St Mary, which church I myself still attend today (although a different building), some 247 years later.  


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Hi ... having had a break from family research I'm now picking it up again.

I've just re-read your post on the Kendricks whom I've recently become interested in and am hoping to trace back.  I see there's lots to find!

But apart from that I see you have Thomas Broster as a son of Daniel and Alice Broster of Upton.  I have been chasing proof of this for an age.  Do you have any proof please?

 

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I was just go ogling the Broster name & stumbled across this very intresting convo (sorry I am nosey) I would love to do a family tree myself but I wouldn't no how to start .years ago my uncle Donald Broster started a family tree he went as far back as the Vikings he also discovered that a ancestor of the Brosters was the 1st president of Australia or New Zealand (I can't quite remember which he said)

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Hi Clare

Good to hear from you. Wow your uncle must have done a lot of research to go back as far as the Vikings. Hope you have access to his paperwork/photographs as that would be a fabulous place to start.

I started with a very basic family tree my father had written down back to his grandparents born mid 1880's. Broster is an unusual surname so easy to find on census/marriage/baptism/death certificates. They lived in The Wirral from generations back and only seemed to move away in the mid 1920's. I've found loads with a subscription on Ancestry.co.uk.

Donald Broster isn't on my direct family tree but I bet he's there some where amongst the many Brosters. They had large families!

Let me know how you get on

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Hi Claire

Congratulations, you have stumbled into a line of stumblers before you.  All roads seem to lead to Daniel and Alice Broster who married at Neston in 1736 BUT we don't know the origins of Daniel's family.  This is the case for 'Dodge', 'Little Nest' and 'Puddington'. Sounds like your Uncle Donald may have solved this great mystery for us.

Are you related to the Hoylake Brosters??  The only Donald I know of was born in Irby.  My detective work took me as far as USA relatives who maintained contact with my grandmother.  Welcome aboard.  I would be interested if you break through the "Daniel barrier"

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Uncle Donald was born in irby he now live in Prestatyn was married to Sylvia my uncle tom (William Thomas ) was eldest of the 3 brothers my father Ralph George the middle son then uncle Donald all born in Irby to William (Bill) & May (nee Evans) uncle Tom moved to & lived in Burton on trent up until his death in 1989 married to Beryl uncle Donald still alive , sadly on the 23rd May 2006 dad (Ralph) passed away

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Dad was married twice 1st wife Joyce they had a daughter Christine( who lives in Beaconsfield ) dad went on to marry Juliet (my mum) in 1969 had my bother Andrew in 1970 then me in 1976 , dad was a master butcher owned butchers in Hoylake there was also Brosters bakers who were related , beleave me there are brosters every were around the world were ever u go there's always someone connected to the Brosters lol x

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Well you picked that up quick.  I did think there was only one Donald in the family - born Corner House Farm, moved to Caves Farm.  I picked up on that link from something Greg Dawson, the Wirral historian, wrote.  My link is via John Broster born 1830 and the son of John Broster off Irby Hall, born 1802.  John Broster (1830) was my grandmother's grandfather.  Please let me know if you find the origins of Daniel.



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Yes that's my uncle Donald youngest of the 3 brothers they had (well rented) manner farm corner farm and caves farm 1 cousin still has the wood yard think his name is John not sure who his father or mother were x i remember aunt Jinny can't remember if she married x there was an adoption in the family JOAN who married into the Brown's think aunt Jinny adopted her but apparently Joan was born out of wedlock & was adopted by family member

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Uncle Tom in ww2 joined the army lying about his age to get in saying he was older than he was after war he became a police officer then left & became a club manager can't recall name of the club think it was near Burton on trent plus he has a claim to fame he took a week off work leaving g some1 else in charge on his return there was a double booking of 2 acts Tom said 1st group to turn up gets the slot 1 lot turned up on time so the 2nd lot got turned away he actually turned away no other than the BEATLES b4 there fame lol

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Hello Dodge
Slightly off the current topic, but wondered if you’ve concluded (as I have) that there’s an error in the Woodchurch Holy Cross parish registers viz that the child baptised on 9 September 1832 as John, son of John & Jane BROSTER, farmer of Thingwall, was in fact Thomas?
John & Jane's son John having been baptised in Woodchurch on 28 November 1830 – the same day as another John (a cousin), son of Thomas & Mary BROSTER, farmer of Woodchurch.?


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Hi Everyone ... isn't this exciting another line of the Brosters coming together! Just to let you know Ancestry.co.uk is free this weekend for research so Clare now's your chance to have an adventure in the past.
I gave up trying to find out about Daniel and Alice in Upton through the Brosters and had a look at the Dallamores. Sarah Dallamore was married to Thomas Broster in 17th C. She appeared to be part of a very old farming family. There is a lot of information on Dallamores of various spellings! So I sent for Sarah's father's will. Fascinating. Nothing about Brosters but Sarah was left £90 which must have been a lot of money back in the 18thC.

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It looks like you are right although I had not picked up on that as I haven't particularly focused on Thomas junior.  I have checked back to my extracts from the library microfilm parish records and it does say John but then on my family tree I had in fact I had recorded the correct baptism date against Thomas.  Quite where I obtained that correct information I cannot remember - which is typical.  

I have noted that Thomas Broster (born 1805) was married to Mary Capper (of the Thingwall windmill family) and was farming with his brother, Joseph, at The Poplars Farm at Landican - which still exists, albeit without its fields which largely formed Landican cemetery.  I have no record of what happened to their son John who was christened 28.11.1830.  Also, I'm not sure if Mary survived for long as she is not on the 1841 or 1851 census and it looks like Thomas remarried to an Isabella.



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My Broster relatives in the USA focused on the Dallamores and went back to 1560.  They turned up that Margaret Dallamore (1800) married Stanley Wharton (he was 1/2 3rd cousins 10 times removed to Catherine of Aragon first wife of Henry the VIII), Benta Sarah Broster (1870) Married James Price (he was 16th great grandson of King Edward the II of England).  Be warned I did find errors in their more recent research but certainly and interesting family.  A road called Dallamore's Acre is in the centre of Willaston, Wirral

 



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I did get a name rong the family member who owns the wood yard still in irby is Authur & aunt Jinny married Thomas Brown & they adopted joan as a baby

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Hi Clare
My grandfather David Broster had a butchers shop in Prenton in 1910-20's. He sold the meat farmed by his Uncle Joseph. His mother, my great grandmother was also a butcher after she was widowed in her mid 20's and left with 2 small children.

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Dad said that we have relives who were butchers in prenton x( I also followed in dad's footsteps & i too am a butcher but took it 1 step further & I'm a meat inspector too x ) it's really intresting find out all these things about the whole family I think the Brosters were all either farmers or butchers 😊

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Thomas BROSTER (b1805 Frankby) was a widower when he married Mary CAPPER in Woodchurch Holy Cross on 24 August 1835, his half-sister Elizabeth BROSTER having married Mary’s brother Samuel CAPPER in the same church some two years earlier.
Thomas had previously married a Mary SHALLCROSS of Bebington parish on 24 May 1829 in Woodchurch Holy Cross, but she appears to have been buried in Bebington St Andrew on 8 October 1831 as Mary BROSTER of Storeton, aged 24.
Sadly, Mary nee CAPPER died young too, being buried in Woodchurch on 23 January 1841 as Mary BROSTER, aged 35.
Thomas looks to have been buried in Woodchurch on 18 July 1855, aged 50.
Thomas's third wife Isabella BROSTER (maiden name unknown) features in the 1871 & 1881 censuses as an inmate of Liverpool Workhouse and looks to have died in Liverpool in 1895 aged 77.



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As well as Clare’s Donald BROSTER born 1934, son of William BROSTER & May nee EVANS, wasn’t there also a Donald Kendrick BROSTER born in 1921, son of Joseph Oliver BROSTER and Jane nee ALLAN?
Both Donalds being direct descendants of Thomas BROSTER and Sarah DELAMORE (b1746 Upton)?


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Puddington are you are direct descendant of Thomas and Sarah? I'm direct from his son Daniel and his first wife down through the George Brosters.

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Dodge mentioned that he had no knowledge of what became of Thomas & Mary BROSTER’s son John, baptised 28 November 1830 in Woodchurch Holy Cross.
For what it's worth, I have him as a ten year-old in the 1841 census with his 65 year-old Kelsall-born widowed grandmother Martha SHALLCROSS and 14 year-old half-sibling Henry SHALLCROSS on a farm in Storeton.
In 1851 he’s a 20 year-old shopman boarding in Crosshall Street, Liverpool, with tailor William ALLAN.
On 1 October 1854, in Liverpool St Peter, he married tailor’s daughter Elizabeth PEERS from Liverpool, his occupation being given as draper, father Thomas BROSTER, farmer. So in the 1861 census he's probably the 30 year-old outfitter living with wife Elizabeth in Pitt Street, Liverpool, but who seemingly disappears therafter. 



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Little Nest has asked if I am a direct descendant of Thomas BROSTER and Sarah DELAMORE, to which the answer, I’m afraid, is no. As indicated in an earlier post (on 28 June 2013) my interest in the BROSTER name stems from the marriage on 20 November 1767 in Upton St Mary of John BROSTER (b1739 West Kirby) and Martha EVANS (b1745 Puddington). John being the eldest son of Daniel BROSTER and Alice HEARNES (married on 3 February 1736 in Neston) and a likely sibling (but no positive proof as yet that he was) to the Thomas (b1743/4) who married Sarah DELAMORE in Upton St Mary on 11 October 1769.
John BROSTER's bride Martha EVANS (b1745) is sister to my 4 x great-grandfather John EVANS (b1741 Puddington), so any direct descendants of this line will be blood-related to me via the Puddington EVANS connection, which commences at present with the marriage in Burton St Nicholas of a Thomas EVANS and Jane RIDINGS on 29 December 1695.


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I'm afraid I'm going to rewrite a bit of the history here.  Puddington has touched on my line of Brosters which run from Daniel and Alice who were married in 1739, through Thomas and Sarah Dallamore, John and Betty Harvey, John and Jane Ellis ( who lived at Irby Hall) and then to John (born 1830) my great great grandfather who is, correctly, stated as at Elm farm ie Pensby Lower Farm in 1861, Bridges farm in 1871 and thereafter at Wallasey Lodge below Wallasey Breck.  They did have the 4 daughters and a son, John Smith Broster but it is at that point I should introduce some corrections.

John Broster (born 1830) in 1852 at Woodchurch married Elizabeth Margaret Smith, born Whitchurch and christened there on October 13th 1830, the daughter of George Prenton Smith (bapt West Kirby 1802) and Margaret Norris (bapt Heswall in 1794).  At that time George was, for some reason, a governor of the Whitchurch Poor House.  George Smith's family farmed at Caldy and his mother's family, the Prentons were farmers of Heswall/West Kirby. George died in 1832.  The witnesses to the marriage, of which I have the certificate, were John Broster Snr and Jane Smith, Elizabeth's cousin.  So .... yes, John Smith Broster was born in Neston 12.1.1866 in Neston (per the certificate) when his father was a publican - perhaps of the Brown Horse because a Joseph Broster was publican there in 1860 - per White's Directory.  However, John Smith Broster took his mother's maiden name of Smith.  He was a dairy farmer in Wallasey.  He died in 1920 aged 53 and, so far as I know, the male line died out with his grandson, Thomas, in 1968.



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Apologies to Dodge for having attempted to ‘poach’ part of his family and re-allocate it to one his ancestor’s cousins of the same name and baptised in the same church on the same day. Annoying, really, because I already had the correct information for John & Jane BROSTER’s son in my much-extended family tree but had subsequently duplicated it into the wrong family whilst searching for Thomas & Mary’s son after his marriage to Elizabeth PEERS in Liverpool in 1854 (for which one of the witnesses was a John SMITH). I now see that in the 1861 census this John BROSTER is most likely the 30 year-old outfitter living in Pitt Street, Liverpool, with Liverpool-born wife Elizabeth (nee PEERS) and seemingly childless.
I’ve deleted the erroneous information from my earlier post to avoid the possibility of any future BROSTER researcher latching on to it without seeing the subsequent correction.
Have to say I’m rather puzzled as to why in John Smith BROSTER’s baptism entry in 1866 his father’s forenames are given as John Smith?


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Thanks to Dodge for the information concerning Elizabeth Margaret SMITH (b1830 Whitchurch) – her father George Prenton SMITH already featuring in my extended family tree as a son of Ann PRENTON (b1763 Caldy).
If I’m not mistaken (although this has been known!) Ann was a full sister to the Mary PRENTON (b1776 Caldy) who married Thomas SHERLOCK on 9 March 1795 in Liverpool St Peter?
Thomas SHERLOCK (b1772 Greasby) is a 1st cousin of mine 5 times removed, he being nephew to my 4 x great-grandmother Mary SHERLOCK (b1746 Raby) who married John EVANS of Puddington on 29 April 1766 in Upton St Mary.


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Interesting to see that Dodge’s ancestor George Prenton SMITH (b1802) was involved in the management of Whitchurch Poor House. George’s aunt Ann PRENTON (b1763 Caldy) had a grand-nephew William SHERLOCK (b1835 Hoose) who went from being a fisherman’s son in Hoylake in 1841 & 1851 to schoolmaster at the Wirral Union Workhouse (Poulton-cum-Spital) in 1861 to Master of the Pershore Union Workhouse in Worcestershire in 1871 & 1881.

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We are a family of farmers turned butchers turned school teachers. My father was a deputy headmaster of an inner city primary school in Leeds.
I live near Pershore. If you are interested I could find out about the Pershore Union Workhouse. Pershore is a beautiful small market town by the River Severn with a golden abbey. Rural ... not unlike The Wirral at that time I should think.

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Thank you for the offer, Little Nest, but I did in fact check out the history of Pershore Workhouse whilst living not far away in rural Herefordshire - my home for almost 30 years before returning to ancestral Wirral roots some 11 years ago.
Incidentally, Pershore Workhouse master William SHERLOCK (b1835 Hoose) was first cousin 6 times removed to Thomas WILSON (b1663 Burton), Bishop of Sodor & Man from 1697 until his death in 1755 at the age of 91.(My own relationship to Bishop Tom being first cousin 9 times removed).


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Well here's a useless bit of information.  My parents had a chair in their hall - a low chair ,fabric covered with carved frame which was always known as "Bishop Wilson's Chair".  Just shows how well we are all connected !!  Before you ask, I don't know what happened to it.



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Good Afternoon,

I pick up on the discussions you were having regarding the BROSTER family. My late grandmother Gwladys Owen BROSTER, do of Thomas BROSTER of Wrexham, son of Benjamin BROSTER also of Wrexham. 

I am trying to link David Kendrick BROSTER b 1889 passed away in Zimbabwe in 1951 to the main BROSTER family. Could anyone be of assistance?

 

Many Thanks,

Rod Gebhardt

Cape Town

South Africa



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For what it’s worth :-

David Kendrick (b1890 Birkenhead) was a son of Joseph Kendrick BROSTER and Emily CROSS.

Joseph Kendrick (b1864 Barnston) was a son of George BROSTER and Elizabeth ROWE.

George (b1827 Dunham) was a son of George BROSTER and Hannah WRIGHT.

George (b1798 Greasby) was a son of Daniel BROSTER and Betty JACKSON.

Daniel (b1772 Upton-in-Overchurch) was a son of Thomas BROSTER and Sarah DELAMORE.

Thomas (b1743) was a son of Daniel BROSTER and Alice HEARNES who married on 3 Februaray 1736 in Neston St Mary & St Helen.

Hope this helps.



-- Edited by Puddington on Friday 6th of October 2017 05:41:40 PM

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Thank you very much. You have assisted a great deal.

 



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Good Morning Dodge,

I found this posted amongst the War Graves and wondered if you could assist in linking him to the main family: 

      UNIDENTIFIED BROSTER MEMBERS FOUND ON THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION SITE:

 Donald Kendrick BROSTER, Private, Service Number 10545303, in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, passed away on 14 February, 1944 at the age of 22. Donald Kendrick is the son of Joseph Oliver BROSTER who married Jean no name, of Wallasey, Cheshire. The memorial is amongst the Commonwealth War Dead, in the Anzio War Cemetery. 

 I would appreciate any assistance you may be able to offer.

Kind Regards,

Rod

 



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