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

Archive Collection

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

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Gift of the author, June 1977

Note

In English

Family Names