Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 06
Broughton, William Grant;by George Clement Boase
BROUGHTON, WILLIAM GRANT, D.D. (1788–1853), metropolitan of Australasia, was the eldest son of Grant Broughton, by His wife Phoebe Ann, daughter of John Rumball of Barnet, Hertfordshire. He was born in Bridge Street, Westminster, on 22 May 1788, and educated at Barnet grammar school, but was removed in January 1797 to the King’s School, Canterbury, where in the following December he was admitted to a King’s scholarship. From 1807 to 1812 he was clerk in the East India House. At last being able to follow the bent of his own inclinations, he became a resident member of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, in October 1814, was sixth wrangler and B. A. in January 1818, proceeded M.A. in 1823, and B.D. and D.D. per saltum in 1836. He was ordained deacon in 1818 and admitted to priest’s orders during the same year. The curacy to which he was ordained was that of Hartley Wespall, Hampshire, where he remained from 1818 to 1827. While here he published in 1823 ‘An Examination of the Hypothesis advanced in a Recent Publication entitled “Palæoromaica,” by J. Black, that the text of the Elzevir Greek Testament is not a Translation from the Latin.’ This work was dedicated by Broughton to his diocesan, Bishop Tomline, who in 1827 removed him to the curacy of Farnham. The vicinity of his first curacy to Strathfieldsaye led to his introduction to the Duke of Wellington, by whom he was appointed to the chaplaincy of the Tower of London on 6 Oct. 1828. source:Broughton, William Grant (DNB00)-wikisource
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