996BROADWAY FAMILY OF ST HELENA
- Jan 8, 2009I am researching the family of Caleb BROADWAY(b.1752?, location N/K) of
St Helena, particularly through his son Henry, a Captain in the East
India Company. Henry's wife Eliza(beth) TORBETT died in 1820, but he
went on to father many more children by (an) unknown mother(s). One of
these children, Thomas Frederick (b.1828, St Helena) became a Master
Mariner, & married an English girl, Mary Ann Garrard in the East End
of London (thus producing my line).
Caleb Broadway was baptised as an adult in 1777, then married Mary
Watts later the same year. I have no record of him (or any other
Broadways) before 1777.
George b. 1778, m. Ann KNIPE 1798, d. N/K
John b. 1780
Charles b. 1782, d. 1784
Mary b. 1785, m. Amorett YOUNG 1803, d. N/K
William b. 1787, d. 1807
Henry * b. 1788?, m. Eliza(beth) TORBETT 1808, d. N/K
Robert Ballard b. 1791?
Henry Broadway was a Lieutenant & later a Captain in the St Helena
Artillery. He married Eliza(beth) TORBETT in 1808, & she died in 1820
Louisa b. 1808, m. Frederick ALEXANDER 1832, d. N/K
Eliza b. 1811
Henry Caleb b. 1813
William b. 1815
James b. 1817
Mary Charlotte b. 1820
Henry's children by unknown mother(s):
Eleanor Sarah b. 1822
Charles Edward b. 1824
Margaret Jane b. 1826
Thomas Frederick * b. 1828
Adelaide Geraud b. 1831
Penelope Frances Mary b. 1832
I would be very grateful for any information at all about the St Helena
Broadways, but especially on Caleb's origins (was he the first Broadway
in St Helena, & if so, where in the UK was he from?); any idea who the
mother(s) of Henry Broadway's later children was/were?; what became of
the Broadway family after St Helena returned to the Crown? I have
reason to believe some may have gone to South Africa, but if so, who?
and where did the others go?
I have also traced a Byron Topping Broadway b. 1853 in St Helena; does
anyone know who his parents were?
I have already done extensive research (including trips to the British
Library & National Archives), & am prepared for more, so any info or
tips you can give me would be much appreciated!
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