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Families featured - Own pages for John Britten, and for Edwin Britter,
Thomas Britton, John Broad, Charles Broadbent, George Adam Broadbent,
Henry Thomas Broadwood, Thomas Broadwood, Edward Broben,


Thomas Britton

Thomas Britton came c1858 with Jane Turner and lived at Yackandandah
9 Children 1. Sydney Britton c1857 born at Yack
2. Charles Britton 1859 #21999
3. Alfred Britton 1861 #23422
4. Mary Ann Britton 1864 #6039
5. Septimus Britton 1866 #5756
6. Edley/Hadley Britton 1867 #25573 - 1869 #10678 lived 2 years
7. George Britton 1869 #25985
8. Abel Britton 1871 #27488
9. Cain Britton 1875 #26776
1. Sydney Britton wed 1881 #1785 to Charlotte Melbourne 1859 #16594
3 Children 1. Lilly Britton 1882 #13152
2. Elizabeth Britton 1884 #6530
3. George Britton 1888 #7827

John Broad

John Broad c1835 -1890 #9926 aged 68 at Sutton Grange, son of Ann Blight and William Broad, wed 1859 #4632 to Catherine Mably Kellow 1836 - 1910 #4771 aged 74. Catherine died at Castlemaine soon after her daughter Cath, and although her maiden name was known for Cath, it was not known when her death was registered. This suggests that John died first.
11 children 1. Ann Broad 1860 #16198
2. William Broad 1860 #16197 lived 6 months
3. William Broad 1861 #22684 - 1933 #14382 aged 71
4. Catherine Broad 1863 - 1910 #4742 aged 45, died just before her mother
5. John Henry Broad 1865 - 1937 #14923 aged 71
6. Robert Broad 1867 #5139
7. Phillipa Jane Broad 1868 #20012 - 1933 #14382 aged 60
8. Mary Elizabeth Broad 1871 #22006
9. Richard Alfred Broad 1874 - 1929 #13617 aged 55
10. Emily Louisa Broad 1878 #5600 - 1934 #17926 aged 56
11. Arthur Albert Broad 1881 #12802 - 1937 #17885 aged 56
1. Ann Broad 1860 #16198 wed 1887 #5122 to Henry Moon and lived at Sutton Grange, 7 children
5. John Henry Broad 1865 - 1937 #14923 aged 71 wed 1897 #3685 to Alice Elizabeth Howarth at Sutton Grange
9 children 1. Alice Myrtle Broad 1898 #9887 - 1966 #15330 aged 68, wed Pilcher
2. Eva Cath Broad 1899 #17357
3. James Henry Broad 1901 #9959 - 1970 #21813 aged 69
4. Edith Amy Broad 1903 #24543 - 1974 #21446
5. Gladys Victoria Broad 1907 #25594 - 1984 #23590 aged 77
6. Harold John Broad 1909 #17738
7. Lily Beatrice Broad 1913 #10838
8. Edgar Stanley Broad 1914 #29815
9. Verna Winifred Broad 1917 #2241

6. Phillipa Jane Broad 1868 wed 1896 #7152 to Edward Arthur Frost 1865 - ?, born at Harcourt, 7 children

8. Mary Elizabeth Broad 1871 #22006 - 1909 #987 aged 37, wed at Sutton Grange 1897 #7041 to John Daniel Howarth 1867 #20777 - 1926 #13184 aged 59, son of Alice Pickup and James Howarth, 4 children
9. Richard Alfred Broad 1874 - 1929 #13617 aged 55, wed 1902 #5072 to Eva Flora Ann Howarth, lived at Chewton
8 children 1. Richard Percival Broad 1903 #24546
2. Vincent James Broad 1903 #24547 lived 1 month
3. Francis John Broad 1905 #2004
4. Walter James Broad 1906 #30247
5. William Bertram Broad 1911 #2133
6. Annie Flora Broad 1913 #20403
7. Alice Ruth Broad 1916 #2192
8. Lena May Broad 1919 #17893

10. Emily Louisa Broad 1878 #5600 - 1934 #17926 aged 56, wed (1) 1899 #3734 to James Howarth 1872 - 1905 #4866 aged 33
and (2) 1907 #4838 to Thomas Salathiel born Barkers Creek and died at Casterton 1955 #20446 aged 90. 5 children
11. Arthur Albert Broad 1881 #12802 - 1937 #17885 aged 56 wed 1904 #3861 to Sara Ann Eliz Farrar 1886 - 1968 #7188 aged 82,
6 children 1. Arthur John Broad 1905 #6536
2. William Albert Broad 1907 #6522 - 1963 #4113 aged 56
3. Ernest Edward Broad 1908 #25852 - 1968 #26182
4. Elsie May Broad 1911 #2138
5. Reginald Clifford Broad 1916 #10659
6. Lindsay Gordon Broad 1924 - 1971 #23403 aged 47


Charles Broadbent

Charles Broadbent wed 1854 #1358 to Mary Byrne/Burne 1838 - 1881 #5662 aged 43 dau of Frances and Pat Byrne died at Raglan
11 Children 1. William Broadbent 1856 #9155
2. Charles Broadbent 1858 #3843
3. Edward Patrick Broadbent 1861 #8981 - 1882 #10407 aged 22
4. Patrick Broadbent 1863 #10179
5. Frances Broadbent 1865 #10954
6. Robert Thomas Broadbent 1868 #7377 died
7. Robert Thomas Broadbent 1868 #25630 8. Thomas Henry Walker Broadbent 1871 #4762
9. George Broadbent 1873 #11875
10. Allen Mary Broadbent 1875 #18579
11. Henry Arthur Broadbent 1877 #24325 - 1878 #3018 lived 5 months
2. Charles Broadbent wed 1877 #3813 to Hannah Paulina Jeanset/Jaensch
6 Children 1. William Henry Broadbent 1878 #11061
2. Edwd Broadbent 1880 #24538
3. Mary Broadbent 1881 - 1881 #11660 lived 6 months
4. Alice Maud Broadbent 1883 #27243
5. Robert Henry Broadbent 1885 #6807
6. Edith Albertine Broadbent 1887 #15829 - 962 #3606 aged 75 wed Thomas Bending 7. Elsie Ada Rose Broadbent 1891 - 1977 #16379 aged 86 also wed a Bending
6. Robert Henry Broadbent (registered 1885 #6807) 14 Nov 1884 - 27 Nov 1971 wed 31 Aug 1911 to Maryanne Binding 4 Jun 1865 - 23 Sep 1922 same dates for Mary Theresa Bending
5. Frances Broadbent 1865 #10954 wed 1884 #1393 to Thomas Grace
3 Children 1. John Grace 1884 #14581
2. James Grace 1886 #17724
3. Mary Grace 1890 #30596


George Adam Broadbent


From on Monday, 15 August, 2011
Elizabeth came out later with her uncle Richard after he returned to England to persuade his brother to come to Australia.
Richard RUFFIN aged 57 and Ann RUFFIN aged 31 and Elizabeth RUFFIN aged 26, came January 1857 on Ship Stuart Wortley “Digger Immigration to Victoria”, fiche 118 p 001
1829 Birth of Elizabeth RUFFHEAD in London, who appears in Richard RUFFIN’S (the convict) will. (sorry no source) So yes I thought she was in her thirties and like many in my family lived to a good age.
Parents: Jeremiah RUFFHEAD married Ann CHARLTON
9 September 1860 Elizabeth RUFFHEAD married George Adam BROADBENT in Geelong and lived at Ashby, Geelong, then Colac and then at Geelong - sorry I do not have her marriage cert.
George was a draper of Geelong and was an executor of the will of Richard RUFFIN. He was Elizabeth’s second husband see Section 3 from her children.
Richards will stated-
"To his niece Elizabeth BROADBENT he leaves 2 years rentals of the whole of my property situated in the Town of Geelong." George Adam BROADBENT, a draper of Geelong was an executor of the will.
The Ruffin Family
My relatives came on the first and third fleets and in 1834 to Tasmania and a very short time later to Victoria. One Agnes Mann (1796-1898!) claimed to be the First white woman in Victoria. I think she may have meant as a permanent settler. See - the Article by Robin Parker in the "Grapevine" March 2010 Vol .10 No.1 Mildura & District Genealogical Society Inc. Agnes Smith died 2 Nov 1898 and the Victorian BDMs show Agnes was a daughter of John Mann and Agnes Patterson, and the IGI states they wed on July 28, 1806 at Cathart, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
My ancestor William Joseph RUFFHEAD, 1810-1885 (called RUFFIN in Australia) came to Geelong in 1855 to join his brother Richard RUFFIN (1799-1863). Richard was a convict who married Mary Stevens (1809-1850) daughter of Mary Phillips (1768 -1850) a well known name in first fleet convicts. There are many members of the family in Tasmania and the Geelong area Geelong and throughout Victoria


George Adam Broadbent wed 1860 #3111 to Elizabeth Ruffhead 1841 - 1917 #5243 aged 66 (should be 76, possibly 86) daughter of Thomas Ruffhead (should have put Ann Charlton and Jeremiah Ruffhead) and lived at Ashby, Colac then at Geelong
7 Children 1. Twin Lucinda Braithwaite Broadbent 1861 #8355
2. Twin Emma Eliza Broadbent 1861 #8356
3. George Robert Broadbent 1863 #20578
4. Maria Elizabeth Broadbent 1865 #2430
5. Arthur Ernest Broadbent 1866 #20405
6. Clara Isabel Broadbent 1868 #8239
7. Albert Garratt Broadbent 1871 #2748
1. Lucinda Braithwaite Broadbent 1861 #8355 wed 1882 #2661 to William Thomas Reay born in Sydney, lived at Footscray then at Colac
6 Children 1. Alice Lucinda Reay 1883 #2767
2. Annie Vic Clarabel Reay 1884 #15786
3. George Reay 1886 #9217 lived 5 days
4. Amy Jubilee Reay 1887 #11620
5. Beatrice Johanna Reay 1889 #4095
6. Earl Hamilton Reay 1890 #13566 - 1891 #2138 lived 8 months
2. Emma Eliza Broadbent 1861 #8356 wed 1888 #5699 to Henry Walkerden 1851 #27007 widower with 2 sons
Children of Emma 1. Gladys Lucinda Jean Walkerden 1889 #25214
2. Myra Beatrice Walkerdon 1891 #1142
3. George Robert Broadbent 1863 #20578 wed 1887 #7069 to Louisa Sainty from Sydney
10 Children 1. Olive Emma Lucinda Broadbent 1888 - 1902 #15539 lived 14 years
2. Ada Santy Broadbent 1890 #30156
3. Herbert George Broadbent 1893 #10414
4. Dorothy Douglas Broadbent 1895 #14094
5. Bertha Amy Broadbent 1897 #22262
6. Marjorie Constance Broadbent 1900 #13944
7. Flor May Broadbent 1902 #13222
8. Robt Arth Broadbent 1904 #28479
9. Edwd Albt Broadbent 1906 #29623
10. Mabel Gracie Broadbent 1908 #29847
4. Maria Elizabeth Broadbent 1865 #2430 wed 1887 #7064 to Frank Edward Goode 1864 #18480 born at St Arnaud
2 Children 1. Arth Stanley Goode 1891 #29858
2. Hilda Vera Goode 1893 #28745
5. Arthur Ernest Broadbent 1866 #20405 wed 1889 #8358 to Eva Louisa Lainson 1869 #21678 born at Collingwood
1 Child 1. Alfred Geo Broadbent 1891 #9935
6. Clara Isabel Broadbent 1868 #8239
1 Child 1. Jno Hy Jas Broadbent 1891 #22673 - 1892 #1823 lived 8 months
7. Albert Garratt Broadbent 1871 #2748 wed 1899 #3472 to Minnie Josine Black 1875 #25052 and lived at Portland
1 Child 1. Frank Baden Broadbent 1900 #13662

Own page for Joseph Broadstock,

Henry Thomas Broadwood

Found in Rootsweb -
barrybrl at globalfreeway.com.au on 26 Apr 2000 wrote -
James Broadwood m Elizabeth Wilson - children
Frederick, James, William, George, John, Henry, Joseph, Jobe, Charlotte, Sarah, Mary Ann, Susan
first 6 children believed to been born Epsom, Surrey, England
James was a farmer, Henry was in Australia by March 1858 this was his wedding day

on Mon, 12 May 2008 wrote - Can find no relationship between Henry Broadwood and Thomas Broadwood who arrived March 1858 on the Royal Charter with Sarah Calvert and had four children near Ballarat. Do not know how Henry got to Australia only that his marriage took place in 1858 at Kirkstall, Vic.

Henry Thomas Broadwood 10 Mar 1833 - 10 Aug 1916 born at Epsom, Surrey, England son of Elizabeth and James Broadwood, wed 10 Mar 1858 #2304 to Mary Ann Baulch 1842 - 1925 #10180 aged 83, daughter of Honor Meade and Enoch Baulch died at Macarthur, and lived at Kirkstall, Tower Hill, then MacArthur

12 children 1. Mary Jane Broadwood 1859 #3341
2. Frederick Broadwood 1861 #3331 - 1938 #14938 aged 77
3. William Broadwood 1863 #11146 - 1958 #23115 aged 96
4. Susan Broadwood 1865 #25386
5. Joseph Broadwood 1868 #20104
6. Alice Broadwood 1870 #23891 lived 8 years
7. Charles Broadwood 1874 #16889 - 1940 #21600 aged 66
8. Enoch Broadwood 1876 #24282 - 1960 #22308 aged 91
9. Thomas was born 7 March 1879 near Macarthur and died 29th June 1957 at Bendigo aged 78
10. May Broadwood 1881 #10669
11. Henry Broadwood 1884 #18253 - 1975 #7020 aged 91
12. Charlotte Broadwood 1888 #30906
1. Mary Jane Broadwood 1859 #3341 wed 1879 #1617 to Edwin Charles Warlburton from Dorchester and lived at Hamilton
3 children 1. Edwin Warlburton 1880 #2982
2. Herbert William Warlburton 1886 #18781 lived 21 weeks
3. Jno Enoch Warlburton 1891 #3748
2. Frederick Broadwood 1861 #3331 - 1938 #14938 aged 77 wed 1890 #8617 to Mary Mclachlan and lived at Birregurra, Macarthur then Digby
5 children 1. Emily Broadwood 1891 #19922 - 1891 #16242 lived 3 months
2. Inez Eveline Broadwood 1892 #34199
3. Hilda May Broadwood 1895 #2825
4. Mary Ann Myrtle Broadwood 1897 #10425
5. Alice Grace Broadwood 1899 #26043
3. William Broadwood 1863 #11146 - 1958 #23115 aged 96 wed 1892 #5309 to Louisa Ann Brown 1873 - 1951 #21808 aged 78 daughter of Thomas Brown, and lived at Macarthur
5 children 1. Ernest William Broadwood 1893 #33106
2. Olga Mary Broadwood 1895 #22413
3. Edgar Jas Broadwood 1897 #4655
4. Olive Broadwood 1898 #27435
5. Jessie Broadwood 1900 #12423
4. Susan Broadwood 1865 - 1950 #23248 aged 85, wed 1900 #570 to Charles Thomas Dadswell 1863 - 1940 #19674 aged 77, both died at Horsham
6 children 1. Alice Maude Broadwood 1886 #19705 daughter of Susan Broadwood 2. Elsie Jane Broadwood 1889 #12943
3. Lesley James Broadwood 1890 #13895 - 1890 #12175 lived 2 months
4. Charles Dadswell Broadwood 1893 #13665
5. Elena Ivy Dadswell Broadwood 1896 #4121 - 1967 #23139 aged 72, wed Francis Day then Hartmann
6. Olive Myrtle Dadswel Broadwood 1898 #11706 - 1951 #16972 aged 53, wed Heslop
7. Thomas William Dadswell 1900 #11726 - 1985 #01249 aged 84
9. May Broadwood 1881 #10669 wed 1901 #2754 to Wm Chas Freeman and lived at Macarthur
1 children 1. Hy Jas Freeman 1901 #20496


Thomas Broadwood

Broadwood Thomas aged 25 and Broadwood Sarah aged 24 came MAR 1858 on the Royal Charter

Thomas Broadwood aged 25, 1831 - 1898 #13903 aged 67, son of Frances Henderson and James Broadwood, came March 1858 on the Royal Charter with Sarah Calvert, and lived at Smythesdale, Scarsdale then at Springdall

4 Children 1. Fran Ellenaor Broadwood 1859 #13400
2. Sarah Elizabeth Broadwood 1863 #23028 - 1864 #4854 lived 6 months
3. James William Wentwood Broadwood 1866 #11385
4. John Thomas Broadwood 1869 #11841


Edward Broben

Edward Broben wed 1863 #1017 to Jane Agnes Hope and lived at Hamilton, then at Red Bank
4 Children 1. James Thomas Broben 1864 #10495
2. William Albion Broben 1866 #16621
3. Alfred George Broben 1868 #18317
4. Phebey Anne Broben 1873 #26285

2. William Alban Broben 1866 #16621 wed 1896 #6313 to Florence Agnes Mary Heazlewood



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