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MR JOHN BROUGHTON'S DEATH. PIONSSR DESCENDANT OF PIO8SBRS
- l*r JoM Broughton, aged 92, a grand old pioneer, and tiie direct descendant of great pioneers who have helped to make history In the early Australian settlements, passed away ou Saturday last, at the home
V* UU UlUlgUkVl, BUB. ?- . -wmajww.-, - — Marengo Street, Young, where he hid resided for over 40 years. 'The name oi Broughton is familiar to all students of early Australian history. . Deceased's grandfather was first Commissioner-General in Australia, and came out with Governor Phillip in the First Fleet in 1788, and held various high positions in tbe Crown Colony, and was for a time Acting Governor of Tasmania and a man in whom Governor Phillip reposed the greatest confidence. His ' son, and the father of the Young pioneer, W. H. Broughton, was the owner of Broughtonsworth Station, Boorowa. Deceased John Broughton was born at Appin, near Campbelltown, in 1832, and was educated at the King's School, Parramatta, and up to the time of his death was be l!nw&Vt 4-a Wek 4l*A nlrJctcf litiinrr fihitlonr
He married Miss Church, at the old St. Phillips' Church, iu Sydney, and later came to reside at Cocketygedong,' Urana. He next moved to Marengo Station, which he purchased from the Scarr family about 1864. Here he became widely known as an expert breeder of stock — sheep cattle and blood horses. About ] 870 lie came to Young to joiu the firm of F. A. Bio:k, com mission agents, with whom he re mained trutil the retirement of Mr Brock, when the business devolved solely upon himself, under the name of J. Broughton aud Co. He had a high reputation for his integrity and busiuess capacity. His interest in stock never waned. He was au
eXHlOlLUr UUU pil&ClUKCl UL LUC Young Foundation Show, and suc cessive shows, aud was iu much de mand at other shows as a judge of stock. On deceased's retirement from business it was carried on for some time by his sou-in-law, C. G. Tuson. Right up to the time of his death he was district agent for the Liverpool. London and Globe In surance Co. and a representative of this company came from Sydney to pay a last act of respect by attending his fuueral. Deceased's wife passed away in 1907, andsiuce that time his daugh ter, Mrs Claoton, widow of the late James Clayton, has resided with him and attended to his needs in his old age. Other surviving members of the family are Mrs Kate Tuson (Turrainurra), Mrs A. W. Moriarty (Goulburn), Mrs P. W. Bluett (Queanbeyan), John (northern in spector of the Bauk of N.S.W.), and Ernest (manager of Avoca Station, Young). A daughter (Mary) and sou (Frank) prede
ceased him. An interesting record of Brough ton family geneology appeared iu the Sydney 'Mail' iu 1917, show ing the photograph of numerous de scendants of Commissionary General Wm. Broughton. Amoug them is that of the late Major General Sir W. T. Bridges, who was mortally wounded ? at Gallipoli, when in command of the First Aus tralian Division. There is a dis tinct resemblance between this great soldier and Mr John Broughton, the son of deceased. About 36 direct descendants served, some with distinction, in the Great War, and -several of them made the supreme sacrifice. ^ The funeral, which was largely, attended, took place oti. Sunday to the Church of England1 portion of; the cemetery, the Rev K. L. McKeown conducting the obsequies. — ;Young 'Daily Witness.'