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BROSTER, Thomas

Male 1845 - 1921  (76 years)


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  • Name BROSTER, Thomas 
    Born 9 Apr 1845  Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Lampit Street, Wrexham, Denbighshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Broughton Broster Head Married Male 45 1806 Post Office Messenger Wrexham, Denbighshire
      Hannah Broster Wife Married Female 46 1805 Wrexham, Denbighshire
      Harriette Broster Daughter Unmarried Female 17 1834 Holt, Denbighshire
      Sarah Broster Daughter Female 9 1842 Scholar Wrexham, Denbighshire
      Thomas      Broster Son Male 5 1846 Scholar Wrexham, Denbighshire
      Ann Matthews Mother-In-Law Widow Female 76 1775 Llanrwst, Denbighshire
      Sarah Ann Jones Visitor Female 2 1849 Cheshire
      Thomas Watland Lodger Widower Male 69 1782 Labourer Suffolk
      Hugh Curran Lodger Widower Male 55 1796 Bookseller Ireland
      Robert Willett Lodger Unmarried Male 19 1832 Hawker Cheshire
      Henry Sharratt Lodger Married Male 22 1829 Draper Nantwich, Cheshire
      Patrick Roach Lodger Widower Male 51 1800 Hawker Ireland
      George Williams Lodger Married Male 31 1820 Hawker Worcester, Worcestershire
      Thomas Murray Lodger Unmarried Male 25 1826 Hawker Ireland
      James Murray Lodger Unmarried Male 55 1796 Hawker Ireland
    Census 1861  32, Lampbit Street, Wrexham Regis, Wrexham, Denbighshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Broughton Buston Head Married Male 55 1806 Post Office Messenger Wrexham, Denbighshire
      Hannah      Buston Wife Married Female 56 1805 Wrexham, Denbighshire
      Sarah Buston Daughter Unmarried Female 19 1842 Holt, Denbighshire
      Thomas Buston Son Unmarried Male 15 1846 British School Pupil Teacher Wrexham, Denbighshire
      James Bratt Boarder Married Male 48 1813 Hatter Journeyman Manchester, Lancashire
    Appointment 1867 
    Trustee of Old Meeting Baptist Church, Wreham 
    Occupation 5 May 1868 
    Post Office Clerk 
    Residence 5 May 1868  Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1871  Lambpit Street, Wrexham Regis, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Broster Lodger Male Marr 25 1846 PO Senior Clerk Wrexham, Denbighshire
      Harriet Broster Lodger Wife Marr Female 25 1846 Wrexham Denbighshire
      Harriet Mary Broster Lodger Daur Female 2 1869 Wrexham, Denbighshire
      Sarah Florence Broster Lodger Daur Female 0 1871 Wrexham, Denbighshire
    Newspaper Article 1874 
    Wrexham Advertiser 
    • Resignation of Mr Broster.

      Many of our readers will regret to hear that Mr Broster has resigned the appointment he holds in the Post Office for the purpose of going abroad.  Mr Broster's active habits in the office and the readiness he always displayed in giving information to those having business there, were patent toa ll, and we think that it a matter for regret that the Post Office department does not offer sufficient inducement to such an active and experienced officer to remain in the service.  The public generally will, we are sure, regret Mr Broster leaving the service and the town, and his cricketing friends will miss one of their best players.  Mr Broster leaves England on the 23rd proximo for Cape Colony, and he has our best wishes for his success.  His friends are desirous of giving him some memento of their appreciation of hs services before he leaves, and Mr T Griffiths, in his Post Office, has undertaken to receive subscriptions for that purpose.
    Emigration 22 Oct 1874 
    England to South Africa 
    • A testimonial of 21 guineas was presented to r T Broster on his leaving Wrexham for an appointment in Cape Colony.  The members of the Baptist Chapel have also presented Mr Broster with a splendid copy of Bunyan's works.
    Newspaper Article 31 Oct 1874 
    Wrexham Advertiser 
    • A Cape Steamer on Fire.

      A telegram from Corruna dated Monday, says the steamer Windsor Castle, from London to the Cape of Good Hope, put in there with a fire in her forehold compartment.  Assisatnce rendered. Result uncertain.  Mails and passengers safe.  A later telegram says:- "The fire on board the Windsor Castle, Cape mail steamer at Corunna, was extinguished.  She will return to London."  The matter possesses a local interest, as among the passengers were Mr T Broster and family of Wrexham, who were going out to the Cape.
    Travel Jun 1915 
    Queenstown to Bethlehem, Ornage Free State with daughter Gwlydis to live with son Charles 
    Occupation Principal of Elementary School, Queenstown (for 38 years) 
    Occupation 29 Jun 1921 
    Schoolmaster 
    _UID 8A9E8E6F02304352A91CAB97187C27B664CA 
    Died 29 Jun 1921  Son's house in Bethlehem, Orange Free State Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From death certificate:

      Born Wrexham N/Wales
      Father Broughton Broster, Wrexham
      Mother Hannah Broster born Matthews, Wrexham
      Age at death 76 y 2 m
      Occupation schoolmaster
      Ordinary place of residence Bethlehem O.F.S.
      Widower
      Name of predeceased spouse Harriet Broster born Owen died 9 Dec 1894, married Wrexham
      Children: (all majors)
      Charkes Owen Broster
      Hannah Elizabeth (Gwen) Hicks born Broster
      Thomas Edward Broster
      Gwladys Owen Gebhardt, born Broster
      Alfred Clare Broster

      Left movable property
      No immovable property
      Estate <£300
      No will found
      Informant C O Broster, son of deceased
    Buried 29 Jun 1921  Bethlehem, Orange Free State, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I65190  Leicestershire Antills & Connected Families
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 

    Father BROSTER, Broughton,   b. Abt 1805,   d. Between 1 Jan 1892 and 31 Mar 1892, Wrexham 11b 244 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Mother MATTHEWS, Hannah,   b. Abt 1805, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Apr 1886 and 30 Jun 1886, Wrexham 11b 207 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1833  St Mary on the Hill, Chester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witnesses: Broughton Broster & Elizabeth Jordon
    Family ID F16918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family OWEN, Harriet Mary,   b. 18 Nov 1845, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1894, Queenstown, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 5 May 1868  St John, Chester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. BROSTER, Harriet Mary (Polly),   b. 20 Feb 1869, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1874, Post Office, Wrexham, Denbighshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     2. BROSTER, Sarah Florence,   b. 5 Sep 1870, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1874, Post Office, Wrexham, Denbighshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     3. BROSTER, Thomas,   b. 1 Jul 1872, 32 Lambpit Street, Wrexham, Denbighshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1874, King Williams Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. BROSTER, Charles Owen,   b. 25 May 1874, Post Office, Wrexham, Denbighshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1946, Addington Hospital, Durban, Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. BROSTER, Hannah Elizabeth Owen,   b. 4 Nov 1876, Queenstown, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1965, Kaitaia, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. BROSTER, Thomas Edward,   b. 6 Oct 1878, 28 Lambpit Street, Wrexham, Denbighshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1942, Salisbury Government Hospital, Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. BROSTER, Ethel Owen,   b. 17 Oct 1881, Queenstown, Orange Free State, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1882, Queenstown, Orange Free State, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. BROSTER, Alfred Clare,   b. 30 Mar 1882, Queenstown, Cape Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1943, Umtah Hospital, Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     9. BROSTER, Gwladys Owen,   b. 3 Aug 1887, Queenstown, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1972, Florida, Transvaal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F16920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • (Research):Email (not to this web site owner) from wxmafc@outlook.com:

      I have been researching your grandfather's father - Thomas Broster, and came across your email address in one of the genealogy forums.  While you are aware that he was a cricketer who played for Denbighshire County Cricket Club, what you may not know is that he was a founding player of the football club of which I am a member of the supporters trust - Wrexham AFC, the 3rd oldest professional club in the world.  He played in their first ever game against The Prince of Wales Fire Brigade.  (http://wrexhamafc.co.uk).  I am researching all ou our ariginal players which I am posting the posting the results of on our fans forum website http://redpassion.co.uk/forums/Wrexham

      The game, advertised in our local newspaper was as follows:
      On Saturday 22nd October 1864, Wrexham Football club palyed their first ever game against The Prince of wales Fire Brigade.  The match advertised to be fifteen a side turned out to be ten a side which resulted in an easy victory for the Fire Brigade, they winning by the two first goals out of three.  The Following were the players.  Mr Kershaw's side (Wrexham FC): C E Kershaw, J Taylor, T Hanmer, E Knibbs, T Broster, G R Johnson, T Sykes, Jos Roberts, Sergt Heath, Serft Tootell.  The Brigade: Lieut Lewis, Serft Rees, Sec T R Heywood, S C Jones, Thos Prce, WH Pritchard, Mundsay, Ed Evans, W E Williams.