The Later Records relating to North Westmorland by John F. Curwen (1932) on British History Online Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Brougham.
Magna Britannica 1731 (Transcribed by Sarah Reveley and Westmorland Rootsweb list):
"Brougham, the Lordship and Castle of the Viponts, included in the Barony of Appleby and Burgh, given Robert de Vipont by King John, Reg. 4. from whose Family, after a few Descents, it passed by the Heir general to the noble Family of Cliffords, who enjoyed them uninterruptedly divers Successions; for though we find them with other Estates in the Hands of GuyBeauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and others, 7 Edw. II. Yet they held them not in their own Right, but as Guardians to Roger de Clifford, who was then in his Minority, and had them all restored to him, when he became of Age. He was succeeded in his Honour and Estate by Robert his Brother, who being possessed of this Castle of Brougham, entertained Robert de Baliol, King ofScotland, when he came a Hunting in the Woods and Chases of this Robert. How this Manor came to be alienated from the Cliffords, we do not find, but that it was so, appears from hence; That the Lady Anne Clifford, when she endowed her noble Alms-house at Appleby, purchased this Manor to settle upon it. This Place stands upon the Roman military Way, called the Maiden-Way, just upon the Confines of Cumberland, and is thought to have been the old Broconiacum (written in other Copies Brownacis, and Brocovum, and in theNotitia, Broconiacum) mentioned in Antoninus's Itinerary, which is renderedalmost certain, not only by its Distance from Vertere, Burgh, but from theseveral Roman Coins, Altars, and other Antiquities, which have at Times been found here. The company of the Desensores had their Abode here, as theNotitia expressly tells us, but Age has consumed the Castle and other Roman Buildings, which might have confirmed what we have said, so that only the Place hath the Name of Brovoniacum, ie. Brougham stamp'd upon it, being almost the same. Burgham Castle, with the Wood of Quinsell, and and a third Part of the Manor of the Town, the Possessions of Roger Lord Clifford 4th, of which he died seized with many other Estates 13 Rich. II. Leaving them to Thomas his Son and Heir. He had Summons to Parliament from 31 Edw. III. To the 12Rich. II. The name is probably derived from O.N. borg and O.E. burh castle or fort."