Richard BROAD (1836–1878)
St Michael section: Row 38, Grave L50
TO THE MEMORY OF
DIED [AUGUST 26], 1878
Richard Broad was born in East Hendred, Berkshire in 1836 and baptised there on 21 October. He was the youngest child of the farmer Richard Broad and his wife Mary. His ten older siblings were also baptised at that church: Jane (1813), Joseph (1815), Charles (1818), Mary Ann (1821), Sarah (1823, died 1829), Phillis (1825), Benjamin (1828), Sarah (1830), Emma (1832), and Thomas (1834).
At the time of the 1841 census Richard (5) was living in East Hendred with his parents and five of his older siblings (Jane, Charles, Mary, Phillis, and Thomas), plus their servants.
His mother Mary Ann Broad died in 1850 at the age of 55 and was buried in East Hendred churchyard on 26 September.
Richard is hard to find in the 1851 census and may have been away at school. His father Richard Broad senior was living in East Hendred with four of his children: Charles (32), Mary Ann (30), Emma (18), and Thomas (16). He was described as a farmer of 600 acres employing 19 men, and a servant and two farm labourers lived with them.
In 1861 Richard was a draper's assistant, living at Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire with the draper William Burgess.
At the time of the 1871 census Richard (34), who never married, was living at East Hendred with his father, Richard Broad senior (now described as a farmer of 500 acres) and his unmarried siblings Mary Anne (50), Emma (38), and Thomas (36), and their servant.
Richard's father, Richard Broad senior, died at the age of about 81 on 20 February 1872 and was buried in East Hendred churchyard on 27 February. His effects came to under £9,000.
By 1878 Richard Broad junior was living in Oxford at the Bell Inn in Cornmarket. He died there that year, and was described as a “gentleman” at probate:
† Richard Broad died at the Bell Inn, 18 Cornmarket Street at the age of 41 or 42 on 26 August 1878 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 28 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Michael's Church).
His effects came to under £3,000, and his brother Benjamin Broad of Wantage was his executor.
On 28 September 1878 a notice was inserted in Jackson's Oxford Journal stating that all creditors and other persons having a claim or demand upon or against the Estate of Richard Broad, late of the Bell Inn in Cornmarket, should send particulars of their debts or claims to Benjamin Broad of Wantage.