Here is a note from Frank Brierton, from New Zealand:
Subject: Brereton Family History Resources
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 23:13:34 +1200
Some time ago I noted the 1919 book on the Brereton Family History
by John Brereton of San Francisco listed in your list of Resources.
I am pleased to say I have now just located a full transcript on
It is on Internet Archive at www.archive.org. Here's
I've printed out all 39 pages as it makes a useful addition to my
family history archives. Although produced 90 years ago it still
makes an interesting read. I recommend it to Brereton visitors to
I also recently corresponded with Anthony Salusbury Brereton and
acquired a copy of his book "Anciente Whispers". Copies
are still available.
By the way, item 3 in your Resources list should say that the article
by Patrick Montague-Smith pages 10-26 appears in "The Irish
Ancestor" magazine Issue No. I 1971
Having researched the Brereton/Brierton family tree for over 30
years I advise that all of these resources provide very useful background
but are to be read with an open mind. They do sometimes contain
information which authors believed accurate at time of writing but
can always be updated by later research. Isn't that what genealogical
research is all about!
Keep up the good work with the Brereton site.
For information concerning this site:
Bruce Brereton or
Bruce Brereton, 314 Curtris Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221