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Looking for Worthy BROOM, born Hullavington, Wiltshire, England and died Rogerstone, Monmouthshire, England

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Obituary for Mr. Worthy BROOM
Headlines - DEATH OF MR. WORTHY BROOM A Familiar Monmouthshire Character

One of the best known characters in Monmouthshire passed away early on Sunday morning, when the death took place of Mr. Worthy BROOM, who upwards of 45 years was in the service of Viscount Tredegar as gamekeeper.
The deceased, who was in his 72nd year, had resided in Groes-road, Rogerstone, where he died, for 33 years, & though he had not enjoyed the best of health for some time, it was only on Saturday morning that his condition gave causes for alarm. He persisted in getting up however, and came downstairs, where, in spite of the attention of Dr. Hudson, Rogerstone, and Dr Instance, Risca, he passed away, as he had always wished to do, in full harness, early Saturday morning.
Such a wish was typical of a man of the character of the deceased, & his death will be regretted by a host of friends both in the county & in Newport. Prior to residing in Rogerstone, he was stationed in the St. Bridess district, & lived at Ebbw Bridge for a number of years.
He was gamekeeper for his Lordship for a very scattered district, which included Henllys, Cefn, Pant-y-rheos, etc.; & while in this capacity he had many exciting experiences. Possessed of an iron nerve, these incidents did not appear to have had much of an effect on him, & when he could be induced to relate some of those affairs he passed over them lightly with a shrug of the shoulders, although the listener readily grasped how near to death Mr. Broom had been on many occasions.
Within the last two years the deceased was shot at by a poacher in the neighbourhood of Pant-y-rheos, but beyond a slight graze he was little the worse, & years ago when poaching was at its height, he effected a number of very smart captures & was complimented.
A REMARKABLE EPISODE
He was also the central figure in an ugly demonstration when his life was threatened by a crowd of infuriated men, one of whose number had met with his death by drowning in a poaching affray in which the man was followed by Mr. Broom. Although he dived headlong into the water in a gallant attempt to effect a rescue, Mr. Broom was unable to accomplish it, & at the inquest held subsequently, the assistance of armed gamekeepers had to be obtained to give him safe escort home.
The deceased was a native of Hullavington, Wiltshire. in the good old days he acted as parish constable, & retained his staff & handcuffs as momentoes of that period. he was a keen follower of Lord Tredegars hounds, & nothing gave him greater pleasure than to know that the hounds had a good days sport when in his district.
The deceased, who leaves a widow (who, we regret to say, is in failing health) two sons & five daughters, was a member of Station-street Primitive Methodist Church, Newport, & latterly had been attending the Primitive Methodist Church at Rogerstone.
He was a very outspoken man, &, as a staunch Conservative, rendered invaluable service during his long association with the Rogerstone Conservative association.
The interment will take place at Rogerstone Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
(The newspaper clipping is undated. This copy is from a clipping in possession of Grace Millicent Broom, great grandaughter)) ?? Worthy was born circa 1800 ???

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by SilverVixen on 2012-12-08 08:55:17

I have found a Worthy Broom born about 1839 /1840 : born in Wiltshire died in Monmouthshire
in 1841 & 1851 UK census he is in Wiltshire
1861 with wife Margaret in Newport an Agricultural Labourer
1871 nothing
1881 / 1891 / 1901 with wife Margaret a children en In Newport a Gamekeeper

Married Margaret Jones Newport, 1858 Q3 11a 235
Died Newpoort 1911 Q1 11A 167 aged 71.

If you think this is your man and you want the census information let me know

by shiralee on 2012-12-11 05:33:13

I am absolutely blown away with this information SilverVixen, you clever fox you!

I am almost certain this has to be my husband's great-great grandfather.
I would absolutely love some census information, thank you.
My husband is descended from his son David, who came to NZ on the ship 'Lady Jocelyn'.

If the census shows that David is a son, then this would truly have to be the man.

I hope I can return with great good, to others who seek information.

by SilverVixen on 2012-12-12 06:34:58

Sorry I have taken so long to get back to you, family illness, anyway here we go
1841 UK Census living at New Town, Hullavington
BROOM, Aaron, 30 (1811) born Wiltshire
Hannah, 30 (1811) Wiltshire
Henry, 12 (1829) Wiltshire
John, 10 (1831) Wiltshire
George, 8 (1833) Wiltshire
Mary, 6 (1835) Wiltshire
Worthy, 2 (1839) Wiltshire
Giles, 1 month (1841) Wiltshire

1851 Census Living at same place
Aaron, as above, an Agricultural Labourer, born Foscot, Wilts
Hannah, as above born Pinknet, Wilts
John as above, Agricultural Labourer, born Hullavington
Mary, as above Hullavington
Worthy, as above, Hullavington
Giles, as above, Hullavington
David, son, 8 (1843) Hullavington
Stephen, 4 (1847) Hullavington

1861 census living at Cross House, Main Road, St Brides, Monmouthshire
Broom, Worthy, Head, married, Agrucultural Labourer
Margaret, wife, 23 (1838) born St Brides
John, son, 2months, 1861) St Brides

1881 Census living at Keepers Cottage, Rogerstone, Monmouthshire
Worthy as above now a Gamekeeper
Margaret, as above
Eleanor, daughter, 12 (1869) Bassalleg, Monmouthshire
Eva, daughter, 9 (1872) St Woolas
Worthy, son, 7 ( 1874) St Woolas
Fred, son, 4 (1877) St Woolas
Herbert, son, 2 (1879) St Woolas

1891 census living at Groes Road, Rogerstone, Rhiwderin, Monmouthshire
Worthy, as above
Margaret, as above
Ann WATKINS daughter, married, 28 (1863) Bassalleg
Fred, as above
Herbert, as above

1901 UK census living at Crosslanfro, Rogerstone,
Worthy, as above
Margaret, as above
Herbert, as above now a Fitter Engineer

by SilverVixen on 2012-12-12 06:42:02

3 marriages for a Worthy Broom
1849, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Q3 8 569 to Mary Ann TANNER
1858, Newport, Monmouthshire, Q3 11A 235 to Margaret Jones
1912 Newport Monmouthshire, Q1 11A 213 to Catherine BASHAM

2 DEATHS
1911 Newport, Monmouthshire, Q1 11A 167 aged 71
1953 Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Q2 8C 134 aged 79

If you want copies of the census send me a private message with your email address and I will forward them to you

by janilye on 2012-12-12 08:08:02

David Broom who arrived in New Zealand January 1881 with wife and 2 children was born in 1843 Hullavington, Wiltshire was the BROTHER of Worthy Broom snr.
Son of Aaron Broom 1807-1881 and Hannah Ball 1811-1860. He married Priscilla Garland 1847-1941 in Somerset in 1874.
The 1912 Marriage in Newport to Catherine Basham, and the 1953 death, which silvervixen has shown above is Worthy Broom jnr. 1873-1953.

by janilye on 2012-12-12 08:56:48

Lady Jocelyn Passenger List
These are all the children of Aaron Broom and Hannah Ball:-
William Henry Broom 18291904 m. Amelia Cole 1831-1906
John Broom 18311912 m. Hannah Wicks 1831-1912
George Broom 18331906 m. Jane Greenman 1837-1918
Mary Broom 1835 XXXX
Susannah Broom 1837 _xxxx
Worthy Broom 18401911 m. Margaret Jones 1839- 192?
Giles Broom 18411871 m. Ann Colar
David Broom 18441884 m. Priscilla Garland 1847-1941
Stephen Broom 1846 don't think he married
That other marriage above which silvervixen has added [1849, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Q3 8 569 to Mary Ann TANNER] is Worthy Broom 1826-1894 son of Isaac Broom 1792-1875 and Ann King not sure of the relationship but think Isaac was Aaron's 1st cousin.

by shiralee on 2012-12-12 19:08:22

Both SilverVixen and janilye,
I am so very grateful to be able to understand these relationships. My late mother-in-law had been without her father for a long time, & when she gave me the obituaries of Worthy & Mrs Worthy BROOM, she thought they were her great-grandparents. Her grandfather (David BROOM) had died after only a few years in NZ, and some direct family information has been long lost.

Thank you for your wonderful input via Family Circles. I am happy to supply photos & any history of NZ descendants of David BROOM, is asked.

SilverVixen thank you for taking time, during family illness, to get me information re Worthy and also Census info. If I had not responded to you, using David & the ship 'Lady Jocelyn' to NZ, it may not have triggered janilye's response.

janilye I am so impressed to get all the children of Aaron & Hannah, and to know them. I think maybe you are a descendant, like my husband. Have you any photos you can share with me? My private email is cashome@paradise.net.nz. I would be glad to pay postage (if they cannot be emailed) and reciprocate in any way I can.

by janilye on 2012-12-12 19:43:48

Indeed, if silvervixen hadn't have responded, thus bringing it to the active page, I wouldn't have seen the obituary; such a wonderful obit I went looking for a date which triggered my interest and so with the help of the records silvervixen put forward, I put together the family last night. Might be a good idea to date the obituary now.
No, I'm not related shiralee but now, with these postings perhaps relatives will come forward.
We have not just relatives but a lot of excellent researchers visiting this site, so show us whatever other mysteries you have and we can try and work them out.

by shiralee on 2012-12-12 20:34:38

janilye, from a sunny NZ in the middle of the day, after 20 minutes 'time out' sunbathing, from our antipodes, with your days drawn in and cold, I smile to read your response. I hope you have a toasty fire.
I am about to post Mrs Worthy Broom's obituary, as a resource also, to any Broom family that may be tip toeing through the internet.

As for other mysteries? Italy remains a challenge. : - ). Donghi is the surname.

by mowsehowse on 2012-12-19 14:57:32

I live in the area. IF you can be VERY specific perhaps I could take a few photos to send??

by Spichael on 2012-12-26 15:04:59

Worthy Broome is my great-great grandfather. This information has been invaluable to my reseach - thank you. I have recently started inputting both mine and my wife's family tree using My Heritage Family TreeBuilder. You can access the information at http://www.myheritage.com/site-198731931/watkins.

Feel free to request to be a member of the tree and take any info you want. All I ask in return is if you have any data you think will help me build it further.

by shiralee on 2012-12-27 01:43:58

That is so wonderful, Spichael. I hoped so much that a descendant would find this information and that it would be useful- I shall look at the site you have cited and if you want to get in toich with me personally, please do so at cashome@paradise.net.nz

by shiralee on 2012-12-27 01:48:50

Dear mowsehowse, Thank you for you offer. Was it re Italy, or to so with the Broom family? With thanks. Shiralee

by shiralee on 2012-12-27 02:40:20

Dear SPICHAEL please contact me at my email address cashome@paradise.net.nz re Worthy BROOM - I cannot seem to contact you via the site you suggest and would like to ask some questions.
Thank you. Shiralee

by valleyboy on 2013-03-27 16:59:46

Hi shiralee
My mother is a direct descendant of the Broom family of Hullavington. I have a family tree going back to 1780 and Worthy Broom born 1839 and David Broom born 1843
are included in it. If I can help in anyway get in touch.

by shiralee on 2013-03-29 03:25:46

Thank you valleyboy. I posted Worthy Broom's obituary which I am glad about, because I don't think it had come to light until I did. My husband had thought he was his great grandfather, but we have now discovered that he was the brother of David (born 1843), and that it is David from whom my husband is descended. David came to NZ, but died in 1884. I have access now to Broom family information from Mike Watkin's website, but shall keep your offer in mind. DO YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS OF DAVID (born 1843). We do not have even one!
Thank you Shiralee

by mowsehowse on 2013-03-29 15:34:11

Still willing to get my camera out in Rogerstone if you would like..............

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