William Broadbent

20 August 1775–
Audenshaw, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Broadbent was born on 20 August 1775, in Audenshaw, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joshua Broadbent, was 31 and his mother, Ann Clayton, was 35. He married Grace Proctor on 5 November 1806, in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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William Broadbent
Grace Proctor
Marriage: 5 November 1806
Robert Broadbent
William Broadbent
Hannah Broadbent
Eli Broadbent
Mary Broadbent
Ann Broadbent
Matthew Broadbent
Thomas Broadbent
Samuel Broadbent
Jonathan Broadbent

Spouse and Children

5 November 1806
Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 26

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 40

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 50

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from a minor place in Lancashire, near Oldham, named Broadbent, from Old English brād ‘broad’ ( see Broad ) + beonet ‘bent grass’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Broadbent, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Broadbent in entry for Eli Broadbent, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • William Broadbent in entry for Jonathan Broadbent and Mary Marland, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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