Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameWilliam BROUGHAM 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux
Birth1795
Death1886
SpouseEmily Frances TAYLOR
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William Brougham, 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux DL, JP (26 September 1795-3 January 1886), known as William Brougham until 1868, was a British barrister and Whig politician.

Background and education

Brougham was a younger son of Henry Brougham and Eleanor, daughter of Reverend James Symes. Lord Chancellor Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, was his elder brother. He was educated at Edinburgh High School and Jesus College, Cambridge,[1] and was called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, in 1823.

Career

Brougham was appointed a Master in Chancery in 1831, which he remained until the following year. In 1831 he was also returned to Parliament for Southwark, a seat he held until 1835.<[2] He was also lieutenant-colonel in the Cumberland Volunteers and served as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Cumberland. In 1868 he succeeded his elder brother as second Baron Brougham and Vaux according to a special remainder in the letters patent, and was able to take a seat in the House of Lords.

Family

Lord Brougham and Vaux married Emily Frances, daughter of Sir Charles William Taylor, 1st Baronet, in 1834. They had three sons and three daughters. She died in April 1884. Lord Brougham and Vaux survived her by two years and died at Brougham Hall in January 1886, aged 90. he was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, Henry.
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