Can anyone help with my ancestor John Broughton b. 1799, Perth, Scotland?

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John Broughton first appears in 1821 in Lincolnshire marrying Elizabeth Harby. In censuses from 1851 onwards he consistently gives his place of birth as Perth, Scotland and an age implying he was born in 1799.

Could someone with access to Scottish records shed any light on his origins please? FamilySearch and FindMyPast don't seem to have a record of his birth.

Thanks, Matt

Edit: Just to make clear, I am looking for his birth (and parents). His later life in Lincolnshire is well-documented.
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John Broughton
England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
birth:    1799    
death:    1874    Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England            

John Broughton
England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
birth:    1799    
death:    1874    Grantham, Lincolnshire, England            

John Broughton
England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
birth:    1799    
death:    1877    Abingdon, Berkshire, England            

John Broughton
Find A Grave Index
birth:    1799    
death:    26 October 1874    
burial:    1874    Great Gonerby, South Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, England            
 
John Broughton
England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
birth:    1800    
burial:    9 February 1876    Pontefract, York, Eng.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
Yes #2 and #4 are him but I am interested in finding his birth.
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John Broughton

 

Birth:  1799
Death:  Oct. 26, 1874
Lincolnshire, England
image
Buried 29 October 1874 aged 75 years 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Broughton (1800 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  John Broughton (1823 - 1849)*
  Fanny Broughton (1845 - 1846)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In affectionate remembrance of JOHN BROUGHTON who died October 26th 1874. Aged 75 years. Also ELIZABETH wife of the above who died April 12th 1888 Aged 88 years. Also of JOHN BROUGHTON his son who died May 23rd 1849, Aged 26 years. Also of FANNY BROUGHTON his daughter who died Dec 20th 1846 Aged 1 year
 
Burial:
St Sebastian Churchyard 
Great Gonerby
South Kesteven District
Lincolnshire, England
Plot: Section 5
 
Created by: Graham Jones
Record added: Apr 22, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 128365867

John Broughton
Added by: Graham Jones
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
Yes that's him ... but I already had all this :)
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Hi Matthew

I was signed up to Scotland's People at one point and had a good dig around for John, but without success.  I also checked out IGI and so on, which no doubt you have done also.

Perth as you probably know is/was an English barracks town after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 and I have wondered if he was from a military family.  I couldn't find any military records that helped either, however, so it's just a theory.

As you probably also know, Broughton is a place name in both England and Scotland, so I didn't get far with that enquiry either.
by T Dawn G2G Crew (390 points)
Thanks for looking! It's a bit of a mystery how he suddenly pops up in Lincolnshire. I've proposed a merge in reply to your message about his daughter.
Yeah, definitely a mystery man.  Looks like he was a good businessman though :-)

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