Reference Entry

Broughton, John (c. 1703–1789), pugilist

Tony Gee

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Broughton, John (c. 1703–1789), pugilist, was born of unknown parents, probably in London, although claims have been made for Baunton in Gloucestershire. He was apprenticed rather late in life (31 May 1723) to John Martin, a Thames waterman, and assigned the same day to the latter's brother ...

Reference Entry.  1703 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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