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Information from Anthony O'Reilly:

E-mail #1

I came upon your website while doing some research on my own family tree. I don't have any relatives named Brereton but from the Irish 1901 and 1911 census data I've discovered that members of the Brereton family lived in my old family home (Rathmines in Dublin, Ireland) in the first decade of the 20th century. I would like to share this information with you for two reasons; firstly to add to the knowledge base of the Brereton Ancestory and secondly to find out any more information about these previous residents of my old house.

E-mail #2

.. according to Ireland's 1901 Census, 4 Breretons lived at No. 7 Mount Pleasant Parade - Mr & Mrs Henry(77) & Jane(73) Brereton; Their 2 children were Elizabeth(35) and Charles(30). Charles' marital status was that of a widower. Elizabeth was single and her occupation was a dressmaker.

In the 1911 Census Jane(83) is now head of the family. I'm assuming Henry had died in the intervening years as his name doesn't appear. Elizabeth's age is now put at 43. Jane Brereton now has 4 grandchildren by her daughter-in-law Jennie(43) (no maiden name given). The four grandchildren are Cecil(8), Eileen(6), William(4) and Walter(3). Charles' name does not appear on the form - I'm assuming he is the husband of Jennie. It also states that Jennie was married for 10 years so she was married in 1901 some time after the 1901 Census.

All the people mentioned were born in County Dublin apart from Henry (Co. Wicklow), Jane (Co. Sligo) and Jennie (Co. Armagh). They all belonged to the Church of Ireland. Mount Pleasant Parade is a cul-de-sac of 16 terraced houses built in the late 19th Century. It is located approx. 2 miles south of Dublin city centre.

I hope this information will be of assistance. Yes Bruce publish my contact details for any further enquiries.

Thanks, Anthony.


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