The Broadbents of Longwood (c.1796-c.1930), compiled from family records and other material by Robert E. C. Broadbent

Scope and Content

Illustrated with drawings by Moira Broadbent from contemporary photographs

Administrative / Biographical History

John Broadbent (1758-1837) who came from Helme, Meltham, near Huddersfield, owned a small wool manufacturing business, which expanded during the Industrial Revolution. By 1796 the family was established at Longwood Edge (which was a farm as well as a dwelling), but later moved to Lindley. During the 19th century, members of the family were prominent in local and national affairs, including Sir William Broadbent (Sarah's brother) who served as a physician to Queen Victoria and Edward VII, and was knighted in 1893

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Gift of the author, June 1977


In English

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