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Below are some e-mails from around the world. Each has been used with permission from the sender. E-mail addresses have been include so that other Brereton's can communicate with each other and possibly provide family connections and/or share other Brereton stories. If you would like to post your e-mail, send it to Bruce Brereton.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor Manton [mailto:pilobilus@tiscali.co.uk]
Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 3:40 AM
To: brucebre@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton history

Dear Bruce

I note that four E-mails sent in 2009 from around the world have been put up on the website but there has been no mention of our E-mail, sent in March 2009, which adds a historical note and asks for comments from readers. Perhaps you did not receive it so I am taking the liberty of repeating the same below and look forward to any comments from others working on or interested in the Brereton history:-

"I am a descendant of both Elizabeth and Lydia BRERETON, the two sisters of John, William, Robert and Cuthbert, all children of John BRERETON of Brinton (1642-1794) and Cicely COOKE (1660-1752), heiress of Brinton Hall.

Elizabeth BRERETON (1700-1780) married Henry PAUL in 1725. He was a widower and farmer of Stody, who was born at Felbrigg in 1692. Lydia BRERETON (1703-1786), her sister, became the second wife to William GOLDSMITH (1700-1768), a ship's carpenter of Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, in 1736.

Elizabeth had a son, Thomas PAUL (1736-1791) and Lydia a daughter, Lydia GOLDSMITH (1740-1827). Thomas PAUL and Lydia GOLDSMITH, first cousins, married in 1760 and gave birth to Mr. Henry PAUL (1773-1832), who also farmed at Stody. He later married Elizabeth ALLEN (1775-1858) - in 1794. Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of a Master Mariner and Ship Owner, of King's Lynn, William Green ALLEN. One of the latter's boats was the Brig, "Jane", and in 1803 Mr. Abel BRERETON was a shareholder who received one eighth share of the profits in October the following year. I presume that this Mr. Abel BRERETON was the son of John BRERETON of Brinton, who died in 1786, and Bridget BRETT. He was thus the grandson of William BRERETON of Brinton (1688-1777), the elder brother of the two sisters, Elizabeth and Lydia.

As Abel BRERETON (1752-1813) is the founder of the Canadian branch of the BRERETON family, I am writing in the hope that the branch's history may show a link with Thomas Allen PAUL, born 1796 in Stody, and a veterinary surgeon of whom I hold a portrait and who emigrated to America, and possibly to Canada, in 1833/4.

Thomas Allen PAUL is the great grandson of Elizabeth BRERETON but once he left these shores the only knowledge we have of him is that he became "deceased but in America" between 1844 and 1852.

I eagerly look forward to any comments from readers. I come from the village of Studham, near Dunstable, in Bedfordshire, England.

Helen MANTON


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-----Original Message-----
From: Calvin Brereton [mailto:calvin_b_74@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 9:40 AM
To: brucebre@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton's

Hello, my name is Calvin Brereton, son of William Edward Brereton, currently living in the Muskoka area, although born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I think the website is great and I'm trying to figure out exactly where I fit in the Brereton family tree.

Include my email on the site if you wish.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Clare Chambers [mailto:clare.chambers@virgin.net]
Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 6:35 AM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: Re: Brereton's

Dear Bruce,

I would be happy for my email to be included on the site. If anyone can help us it would be most appreciated. I am from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, as I said in my email I don't know when the Stokes family moved from Gainsborough to Sheffield it could have been before or after GGrandmother Breretons death. Before Gainsborough all I know is they were in India.

In addition I have been told by my uncle that GGrandmother Brereton was French-Canadian, so our search could be more difficult than first thought, though I am waiting for him to find my Grandmothers BMD certificates to try and find more details of her and of her parents, to try and confirm some details including the spelling of the name, as non of us is 100% sure on the spelling.

Many thanks
Clare

----- Original Message -----
From: Clare Chambers [mailto:clare.chambers@virgin.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:06 PM
To: brucebre@whidbey.com
Subject:

Dear Bruce,
I came across this incredible website as I was searching for some info on my Great Grandmother, a Brereton.
Unfortunately I know very little about the Brereton side of the family. Or the Stokes side which Great Grandmother Brereton married into.
What I have is; my paternal grandmother's mother was a Brereton and was born in Quebec, (I notice that the Brereton famiy does have a Canadian Branch). Regretfully I have no forename or date of birth at this time. She married a gent by the name of Stokes, again no forename at this time. We do know he was a vet with the Royal Guard and that they were stationed in India just before the First World War and returned to the UK for the birth of my grandmother. My grandmother, Gladys Irene Stokes was born in 1909 in Gainsborbough, Lincolshire. She also had a brother Edwin Stokes (not sure if older or younger and no more is known of him). We do know that Great Grandmother Brereton died about 1924 when my grandmother was about 15. We don't know when the family moved to Sheffield.

After that I know my grandmother's story a little. She worked as a head cook for the Beardshaw family in Sheffield. She married a miner named Oliver Smith but they divorced (we only found this out when my gran died in 1994). After that she married my Grandfather Joseph Henry Nixon and they had 2 children my dad and uncle.

Unfortunately this is all we know.
If any light can be shed on my Great Grandmother Brereton from Quebec it would be nice.
I realise that there might not be a connection, but one has to try.

Kindest regards
Clare

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-----Original Message-----
From: Rozzy [mailto:rozzyraspberry@googlemail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 5:05 AM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: Re: brereton family tree

Hi Bruce, that is fine to post my e-mail.

I live in cornwall now but know my family are originally from Cheshire and Stoke-On-Trent.

Thanks, Rosie.


From: Rozzy [mailto:rozzyraspberry@googlemail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 7:46 AM
To: brucebre@whidbey.com
Subject: RE: brereton family tree

Dear Bruce,

Since starting my family tree today, I have come across some Brereton's in my family.

Jack Brereton and Alfred Brereton were brothers (I do not know thier parents or if they had any other siblings.)
Alfred married a woman called Annie and they had 4 children together (Alfie, Betty, Nancy and Evelyn.)
Jack Brereton had a daughter called Brenda Brereton who married Alfred's son Alfie! (They found out they were cousins after they got married!)

I am Brenda Brereton's Great Grandaughter.

Rosie.


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-----Original Message-----
From: rebecca mayfield [mailto:reb2may@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 3:41 AM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: Re: brereton family tree

Dear Bruce,
I have at last discovered from his marriage certificate that my (maternal)gt gt grandfather William Henry Brereton, Barrister, who died aged 59 in 1887 in Hong Kong and was married twice) married his 2nd wife Annie louisa Collins, spinster, in Kensington on 6/8/1878.
William's father was called Francis Brereton and was also at that time a solicitor. Annie's father was Marlow Collins ,a Barrister. I believe a cousin of William's, called Richard Powell,vicar of St.James, Hereford, married them at the parish Church in Kensington. Also, present were Thomas Howard?, Norah Sophia Collins (?Annie's mother), and Georgie E Brereton (?William's daughter).

I am wondering if William was born in Ireland. His 1st wife may have been Anna Maria? who died 1876.
I would be very grateful if anyone has any further info re. William's place and date of birth and his mother. Thankyou for your help with this, Rebecca Mayfield.

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From: Bruce Brereton <brucebre@whidbey.com>
To: rebecca mayfield <reb2may@yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, 7 February, 2009 17:27:24
Subject: RE: brereton family tree
I found one William Brereton that was close:

Name: William Henry Brereton
Gender: Male
Birth: 1827 Bridgemere, Cheshire , England
Death: [Date and place not provided]
Burial:

There are some Brereton's that went to Hong Kong , but I don't have any additional information about them.

Do you have any more details? Williams' spouse's name? Would you like me to include your e-mail on the www.brereton.org website? Where are you from?

Thanks,
Bruce

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From: rebecca mayfield [mailto:reb2may@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 5:12 AM
To: brucebre@whidbey.com
Subject: brereton family tree

Dear Mr Brereton,
my parents (Caroline and Oliver Mayfield) attended the brereton reunion in 2001 in Cheshire which they thoroughly enjoyed. I am tryintg to find the missing link between our branch and the main branch in that area. My gt gt grandfather william brereton born c.1828/9 in Chesthire was a barrister and died in hong kong 1887. Do you think there is anyone who could help or who has already done some research in this area?

I look forward to hearing from you, rebecca mayfield.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Davis [mailto:adavis178@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:46 AM
To: brucebre@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton

Bruce:

I am a relative of the Breretons, who was born in Trinidad and now live in California , USA . I have done several searches of the Brereton family and my research has always taken me to Barbados , Trinidad and St. Vincent . There is one common experience that I have discovered. That is, there seem to be a connection to Ethopia. I have several Ethopians in my travels, who have approached me and ID me as coming from their country.

In some cases, I believe the Breretons in Trinidad was given a SLAVE NAME upon their arrival in Barbados .

My mother's maiden name was Elaine (Berryl) Brereton. Her family was from San-Fernando, Trinidad .

My e-mail: adavis178@yahoo.com


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-----Original Message-----
________________________________________
From: John Rouse [mailto:jjmcjjr@msn.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 4:10 PM
To: brucebre@whidbey.com
Subject: More Breretons

Dear Bruce,

What an interesting and promising website. Our family has one line of Breretons about which almost nothng is known. Hopefully posting this email will unearth something more.

My mother was named Ann Brereton Parker. Her mother was Anna Brereton Sharretts. Both lived in Baltimore, Maryland. According to spotty family records, Anna's father's mother was Martha Anne Elizabeth Brereton, who married John Frederick Sharretts of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. We have no more information about Martha. Her husband was born on February 6, 1816; presumably she was about the same age.

If anyone's genealogy lists Martha Anne Elizabeth Brereton or a close facsimile from about the same period, I would be grateful for whatever information is available.

John Rouse
McLean, Virginia


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-----Original Message-----
From: Leona Donnelly [mailto:lancs_ee_lou@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 12:00 PM
To: brucebre@whidbey.com
Subject:

Dear Bruce,

I have recently uncovered a brereton ancestor and found your website and thought i would get in touch. Mary Brereton born 1776 who married John Moulton b1775 of Cheshire who had a daughter Ann 1796-1886 who married William Piercy 1793-1859.

Any info, contacts etc would be greatly appreciated

Leona


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-----Original Message-----
From: Jen Warren [mailto:jenwarren@mchsi.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 5:43 AM
To: brucebre@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton line

Hi Bruce,

My name is Jennifer Warren I was looking for information on the Brereton Family when I came across your web-site. I haven't been able to figure out where my family falls into the the family tree, and was wounder if you or anyone else on the site might have more information.

So far all I know is my great - grandfather was Samuel Brereton we think his middle name was Lee. He married a woman named Lula, and they had 7 children as follows

(m) Clyde oldest
(m) Paul
(f) Mildred
(m) Lester (grandfather)
(f) Margy
(m) Llyod
(m) Billy (William)

My grandfather Lester was born on Jult 25, 1920 and died on Oct. 3, 1993. He married Lu Ellen Billingsly(sp) and had 8 children.

(m) Henery
(m) Smauel
(f) Ellen
(f) Alice (mom)
(f) Roberta
(m) David
(f) Marilyn
(f) Arleen

I know most of my grandfathers family is or was in Iowa. I'm still trying to get a hold of some some of my aunts and uncles who might have more information and picture. So when I find out any more I'll keep you posted. If you have any information please e-mail me at jenwarren@mchsi.com. Please let me know when the next reunion is going to be, I would love to meet all of you.

Jen


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-----Original Message-----
From: Vincent Tickner [mailto:gamco@netcomuk.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 12:18 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Ancestry of Sir Urian Brereton (c1510-post-1564) of Handforth

Dear Mr. Brereton,

I have seen from the web that you are the website holder of a Brereton genealogy group.

I am struggling a bit with the ancestors of Sir Urian Brereton (c1510-c1577) of Handforth, Cheshire, whom I am led to believe was the 9th son of Sir Randall Brereton (c1485-c1530/32) of Brereton, and his wife, whom he married around 1502, Eleanor Dutton (c1484-post-1522) (they are meant to have had 9 sons and 3 daughters). If they were only married around 1502 it appears difficult to see how Urian could have been their 9th son, unless they had multiple twins. Sir Randall Brereton, whom I have as dying in Shocklack, Cheshire around 1530, I have as a son of Randall Brereton of Brereton and his wife, Emma Carrington, daughter of John Carrington of Carrington (maybe Sir John Carrington), who had 4 children: Randall, Humphrey, Ellen and Eleanor. I have a number of different approximate birth years for this Randall, in none of which do I have much confidence, but understand that he was a son of Randall Brereton of Ipstones and Malpas. You give this Randall as being born around 1386 and marrying Alice Ipstones, daughter and coheir of Sir William Ipstones of Shocklack, Cheshire, but others give that he had two different wives: Joan Holford and secondly Katherine Bulkeley.

My daughter, on her mother's side, is descended from Sir Urian Brereton through his daughter, Sibylla, who married Thomas Legh (born 1547) of Adlington, Cheshire, who was High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1588.

Yours sincerely,

Vincent Tickner
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Vincent Tickner, GAMCO, 24 Crown Gardens, Brighton BN1 3LD, Britain
tel: (44)-(0)1273-727671 or (44)-(0)1273-842822; home page: http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~gamco
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-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Brereton [mailto:brereton75@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 5:14 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: (Rescued) brereton

Hi,

My name is Christopher Brereton, i am 24 years old (19th March 1984) and I came across your website and read some interesting material. My family live in Manchester, England but our history lies in Ireland, mainly Dublin. My grandparents came over from Ireland and settled in Manchester and now there are many of us Breretons in Manchester. A story in our family is that our Grandfathers grandparents changed how our family spelt Brereton, the story goes that until they changed it that they spelt it Brerton and then changed to Brereton now i have no solid evidence to prove this, as I said it is just how it has been told through our family.

Many thanks

Chris Brereton


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-----Original Message-----
From: Ted and Tara [mailto:tnt-@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 11:36 PM
To: Keith P McCormick
Cc: Bruce Brereton; Jean Brereton
Subject: Arthur Brereton

Dear Keith (and Bruce and my Mom Jean Brereton by cc),

Tonight I searched the Kildare County, Ireland genealogical database. Kildare adjoins King's County (now Offaly) to the east. There is a Bolton
in Kildare, which is what gave me the idea to search in the first place, after you mentioned Bolton in your email and then today Mom reminded me that

some old photos of Brereton ancestors that Susan Walker brought to Mascouche had "Bolton" written on them.

Lo and behold, I found an entry for an Arthur Brereton, so I dug out my Mastercard and signed on to view the full entry and this is what I found:

Arthur Brereton, date of Baptism/Birth: 10/04/1791
Address: Kilcremine Parish/District: Roscrea
Gender: Male County: Co. Tipperary
Father: Henry Brereton Mother: Elizabeth Whitford

Rev. Thomas Lestreange [rector]

The name, the date of birth, the name of the father, the Whitford connection -- I think it could be a match.

Roscrea, according to Google Maps, is about 99 km or 60 miles from Bolton, Ireland.
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=52.95,-7.816667&spn=0.3,0.3&q=52.95,-7.816667

Both locations are in Kildare, County.

Keith, maybe when you go to Tipperary you will hit the jackpot!! If this is a good match, we're on the trail to connecting these Breretons to the
Breretons of England.

Tara

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Church Baptism Record

Name: Arthur Brereton
Date of Baptism / Birth: 10/04/1791

Address: Kilcremine
Parish / District: ROSCREA
Gender: Male
County Co. Tipperary

Denomination: Church of Ireland

Father: Henry Brereton
Mother: Elizabeth Whitford

Occupation: Not Recorded



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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrea Brereton [mailto:eggandangie@hotmail.co.uk]
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: breretons in frodsham and helsby.
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 10:28:29 +0000

This is Thomas Edgar Brereton. I live in Helsby with my wife Angie and my son Jack who is 9 years old. My father lives in Frodsham, date of birth 3/8/41 and his father's date of birth was 18/8/10. We all have the same names, Thomas Edgar Brereton. I would love to go on your list, are address Helsby Frodsham Cheshire England.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Brereton [mailto:chris.b@platedgeins.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 7:40 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton

Hi Bruce,

Interesting site! I have some very limited information on hand, but who knows, maybe its of some use.

My side of the name includes the following few members left:

Joe Brereton, somewhere in his 80’s ( he is a teacher to an all boys school just outside of Dublin, Ireland)
Josephine Brereton, also in her 80’2 (she is a very talented painter in Waterford, Ireland)
Those are my great aunt and great uncle whom are still alive, John Brereton, was their sibling and my grandfather… he moved to the US sometime around 1945-1950 I want to say… gave birth to 3 kids:
Theresa Brereton (Tessa) who know lives in Ojai, CA remarried in to the Turner family.
Shielagh Brereton, now in Ojai, CA
Sean Brereton, now in Canoga Park, CA I believe he was born in 1958

Like I said, its limited, but who knows who it could help on their journey for information. Please feel free to post the info.

Christopher Brereton

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-----Original Message-----
From: Marvall03@aol.com [mailto:Marvall03@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 4:21 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton


Hi Bruce!
What a wonderful website! - a Joy to find! I'd like to be on your list for a 2008/9 Reunion, in US or abroad.

I have at least 4 lines of descent from the Brereton family; the one I'm working on at present is via my immigrant ancestor John BARLOW, CT/MA; son of Sir Alexander Barlow. His mother was Mary Brereton, dau of Uryan Brereton m.Alice Trafford.
- I am trying to find, at the moment, an acceptable resource for a written description of the Brereton coat of arms; Uryan Brereton line

Recently, I was appointed National Vice Chairman of Heraldry and Coats of Arms for the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century. This is a unique 100 year old American hereditary society requiring direct descent from an ancestor who lived in and provided "service" to America prior to 1701.
CDXVIIC has a wonderful collection of Heraldry and Coats of Arms of many of these immigrant ancestor, whose ancestors bore arms in England.

I would like to see the Brereton COA become a permanent part of this important American collection; and to be illustrated in Vol II of "Heraldry & Coats of Arms", to be published by NSCDXVIIC; currently being compiled.
Your website has been most enjoyable & enlightening. Thank you for sharing!.

Best regards,

Mary Duvall
Hilton Head Island, SC
mduvall2001@yahoo.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: Sue Kelly [mailto:rakelly99@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 2:21 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: breretons ireland to australia

Dear Bruce,

George Brereton arrived in Sydney Australia in 1832 as an assisted emigrant with his wife Ann (nee Confrey) & 4 children
Daniel, William .,Annie & Theresa . ? they were from Dublin, George was a harness-maker.

Daniel married Ann Newbold in 1843 in Sydney & had William born 1844 , George born 1846 & Daniel born 1848.
From these children William went to Queensland , George ? went to California in 1860 & Daniel remained in Sydney, & there are many Brereton descendants from them.
William (George’s son) remained in Sydney & married Catherine Carty & had many children but there were no further male Breretons from this line.
It has been difficult to find information on the original George in Ireland . Hoping this information may help some other Breretons & maybe throw some light on our Irish Breretons .
Regards Susan email: rakelly99@gmail.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: Kay Brereton [mailto:copell@shaw.ca]
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 2:22 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton from Staffordshire

We are interested in the Brereton History. We know my father-in-law came from Staffordshire.

His parents were:
    Alfred Brereton b.1852
    Ann Stevenson Edge b.1849

Childred were.
    William E b. 1874 in Turnstall,
    Samuel b. 1876 in Newcastle
    Sarah b. 1878 in Burslem
    Thomas S.C. 1880 in Turnstall
    Alfred b. 1852 in Fegg Hayes (this is my father-in-law)
    James S. b. 1884 in Fegg Hayes
    Mary Ann b. 1886 in Egremont, Cumberland
    Percy b. 1888

Alfred Brereton came to the U.S about 1906 and later came to Vancouver, B.C. I can not find any of the other brothers and sisters. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Kay, Vancouver, B.C.
Copell@shaw.ca

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-----Original Message-----
From: ADAM COLE [mailto:carkeys5@hotmail.co.uk]
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 2:30 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Hi

Hello Bruce,
My names Adam Cole, I've just read your piece on Sir William Brereton and his involvement in the English civil war, I found it really informative and enjoyable.

Ill get too the point, I actually live in Brereton Rugeley Staffordshire England, and always wondered why Brereton is called so. I started too do some research which led me to the English civil war, I had an idea for a novel, which struck me like a bolt, for some strange reason ( as I have never attempted to write a novel before, being in a rock n roll band, it doesn't really come up), so I started to write my story, it was fine, Stench, regal death, gun clouded hills, latter medieval ugliness and walled city stand offs, Brilliant, but then my research brought me too Lichfield, a city literally 15 minutes down the road, and the name Sir William Brereton, and wondered could my town be named after this man?
I wonder if you could answer this for me.

All the arrows point to this man, as I know Cromwell stayed on the out skirts of Rugeley, just before his rage demolished Lichfield cathedral.

If you could Email me back even if you don't have an answer, I would be most grateful.

Happy New Year 2008
with kind regards Adam.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Deanna
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 4:38 PM
To: Bruce Brereton

DEAR BRUCE,I LIVE IN TAYLORS BEACH , NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA.MY BRERETON FAMILY MOSTLY CAME FROM AVOCA ,VICTORIA, IN AUSTRALIA.I WOULD LIKE MY INFORMATION POSTED ON YOUR WEBSITE SO ANYONE WHO KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT MY FAMILY CAN CONTACT ME.MY GRANDFATHERS LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS WAS NEW ZEALAND AND THATS AS MUCH AS I AM ABLE TO FIND,THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY,DEANNA.

DEAR BRUCE, WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULD HAVE INFORMATION ON MY FAMILY.ALL IKNOW IS MY GRANDFATHERS NAME IS JACK BRERETON HE HAD TWO BROTHERS ARTHER AND BERNARD.JACK RAN AWAY FROM HOME IN AVOCA IN VICTORIA AUSTRALIA ABOUT 53 YEARS AGO LEAVING MY GRANDMOTHER MERLE WITH FIVE SMALL CHILDREN. THERE NAMES ARE JOHN,BARRY,TWINS LEONARD AND NOEL AND CHERYL.THERE ARE ALSO 16 GRANDCHILDREN,ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.MY GOAL IS TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO JACK,MAYBE HE HAS HAD ANOTHER FAMILY.

I CAN BE CONTACTED AT DEANNA25@BIGPOND.COM



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-----Original Message-----
From: Frances Grey [mailto:franal@optusnet.com.au]
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 3:57 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: From Frances Grey (Nee Brereton).

Hi from me here in West Australia. Thanks to your website I have had contact from a cousin in Ireland, Brian Holland, the grandson of my Aunt (which I have probably told you about previously) but also exciting is recent contact from Tom Brereton in the U.S.A., who told me we have grand-fathers in common. My grand-father, Paddy Brereton, Borrisokane, and his grandfather, George, were brothers. It is exciting discovering these relatives.

Tom E-mailed me a 'photo of our great-great grandpmother and also some photos taken in Borrisokane in 1932 - my grand-father Paddy Brereton, Borrisokane, Tipperary and one of these photos included my Dad and Tom's grand-dad and a couple of our mutual great uncles. Today my oldest son, David, was visiting with his sons, Declan and Riley, today, I have put the photo of great-great grandmother as my computer background - the kids were using the computer and asked who is that? When I told them, David was amazed - the 'photo of Anne Brereton, (nee Hasset) was probably taken in the early 1800's. I am working on writing a history for my future generations so will appreciate any information.

Tom Brereton tells me he wrote the history regarding the Anne Boylen and the other Sir William Brereton which is on the Bruce Brereton website. I will continue to try and encourage the remaining Brereton clan in Ireland to help with history and perhaps
somewhire in the futrure, the Brereton Reunion could extend to Ireland. Meanwhile, do keep up the good work.

Slainte agus Go Mbeannai Dia Duit,
Frances

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-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hamilton [mailto:hamiltons12@tiscali.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 8:11 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: John Booth

Hi

In my family tree I have a John Booth from Derbyshire marrying an Ann Brereton born 1497 in Tatton, Cheshire.

Do you have information on this couple? Or their son Oliver.

Thank you
Chris Hamilton

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-----Original Message-----
From: Don Hayes
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 8:45 AM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: Re: Breretons in Ireland

Thanks for getting back to me Bruce, I didn't mention that my grandfathers name was John Brereton- Hayes although my father didn't continue to use it, our family of Brereton's lived at the same place, Boveen, Sharavogue, Birr,County Offaly (formerly Kings County). According to family tradition they were there for "500 years". My e-mail address is, donhayes@esatclear.ie and you are welcome to put it on the website

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From: don hayes [mailto:donhayes@esatclear.ie]
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2007 8:58 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Breretons in Ireland

Dear Bruce,

I just strayed onto your website regarding the Brereton name in Ireland. My surname is Hayes, My family would be the last link to a family of Breretons who lived in Boveen, Birr, Co. Offaly (formerly Kings County ). The last of the family were Jack, Tom and Maisie. They were my fathers' first cousins. Also my great grandmother was a Brereton. This family of Brereton, as reported by Jack Brereton came to Ireland " with Cromwell ". They were originally methodist and later Church of Ireland. The family were all interred in a small graveyard called Ettagh. It was reported also by Jack that at one time they owned a portion of land called a townsland, a considerable area up to 1000 acres

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Brereton [mailto:rhb@homecustomizers.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2007 5:58 PM
To: Aunt Martha; brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Lewis Hyde Brereton

Bruce,

My Uncle, James Knowles Brereton, was a bomber pilot during WW II. I can't be sure of the lineage but he was related to General L.H. Brereton. Towards that end, General Brereton helped my Uncle, then a Captain in the Air Corps, with his military service. Uncle Jim was stationed in Egypt.

At one time during a routine landing, the control tower misunderstood that General Brereton was on landing approach, not Captain Jim Brereton. The red carpet treatment was readied until Jim landed at which point he got a chewing out.
Uncle Jim was KIA in an air raid over Naples, Italy. His mother, my Grandma Ellen Knowles Brereton, never got over it. She kept his medals but they only brought bitter memories. I think he was hit by a bomb from another plane and fell into the sea.
He was born in 1916. His sister, Martha Loss Brereton is still alive in the Chicago area. I believe she was born in 1918.
My father, Robert Holmes Brereton, born in 1920, served in the 101st Airborne Division and was at Normandy several days after D-Day. He was trapped at Bastogne, Belgium with General McAuliffe and ended up at Berchtesgaden, Germany.
He died in 1986.

At least this is how I recall the story.

Sincerely,
Robert H. Brereton


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-----Original Message-----
From: mike-davis@comcast.net [mailto:mike-davis@comcast.net]
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 9:23 AM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: RE: Col. Thomas Brereton

Bruce, thanks for your reply. Yes, it would be fine to post my email on the site. Hopefully someone will have some additional information. I am amazed that there are so many Breretons in the world. It seems to be a very prolific family. I am from St. Paul, MN, but was born in Georgia, and have several family lines that are traced back to colonists in Virginia.

Mike Davis
mike-davis@comcast.net

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>
> From: mike-davis@comcast.net [mailto:mike-davis@comcast.net]
> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 9:27 AM
> To: brereton@whidbey.com
> Subject: Col. Thomas Brereton
>
> Does anyone know if there is any newly discovered information on the parents
> of Col. Thomas Brereton (1637-1683) of Northumberland County VA? Quite a
> few people seem to be trying to find out this information, and there are
> several websites that claim he is a younger son of 2nd baron William
> Brereton and Elizabeth Goring, but no one seems to have any documentation to
> corroborate this. I am descended from Col. Tom through his son Capt. Thomas
> Brereton (1665-1699) who married Mary Nutt. Any info linking these
> Breretons to those in England would be very helpful. Thanks!
>
> Mike Davis
> mike-davis@comcast.net

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-----Original Message-----
From: Shannon Thompson [mailto:shannonthompson@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 6:20 PM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: Re: In search of information (Brereton)

Yes, I would appreciate a posting very much .

As you can see from my e-mail my name is Shannon Diane Thompson and I live in London,Ontario.Canada .

Again , I appreciate your help ( and yes, it's nice to hear from other Brereton's!)

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From: Shannon Thompson [mailto:shannonthompson@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 7:05 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: In search of information

Dear Mr.Brereton

My Uncle, Albert Douglas Brereton is looking for his half brother Albert Brereton ( yes both were given the same name by their father, my grandfather , Albert Brereton.)

I have so little information regarding my family it seems an impossible task to search . Hope you can help get me started.

Here is the little bit that I know .

My grandfathers name was Albert Brereton

He and his first wife, my grandmother (Dot , short for Dorothy Bereton nee Richardson) had two children together. Albert Douglas Brereton and Dorothy Diane Brereton.Both of the above use their middle names.

My grandfather, whom I met only once when I was a small child , left his first wife when his children were still very young . I only know that Albert Brereton had another son whom he also named Albert Brereton ( Albert Sr. may have other children as well, I don't know.)

Albert Brereton (Sr.) lived in London,Ontario,Canada then moved the a nearby city of St Thomas,Ontario,Canada . Albert Douglas Brereton lives in London,Ontario.

I believe that Albert Brereton Sr came from a large family that lived in the London Ontario area. I also believe that this line of Brereton's comes from England .

As of this year, 2007 , my uncle , Albert Douglas Brereton is 71 . My mother, Dorothy Diane Brereton is 65. My Uncle (and mothers') half brother Albert Brereton is also likely to be in his early 60's or late 50's .

I'm personally sorry that I don't have any more information on my family but the above . If you or any of your site visitors can help, I would appreciate it deeply.

Thank you for any guidance you can give .

Shannon Diane Thompson (mothers maiden name, Brereton)

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-----Original Message-----
From: Suzanne Soutter [mailto:smsoutter@bordernet.com.au]
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 6:12 PM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: RE: Brereton ancestry

Dear Bruce,

Thank you for your reply! Yes, I would be very happy to have my email placed on your website, thank you. I am from Melbourne, Australia.

Regards,
Suzanne Soutter
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From: Suzanne Soutter [mailto:smsoutter@bordernet.com.au]
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 10:35 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton ancestry

Dear Bruce,

I have just come across your site while searching for info on Brereton and Nightingall. My 3xgreat grandfather was Brereton Nightingall, surgeon at Liverpool Fever Hospital. He was born on 28th November 1788 and baptised at St. Thomas' Church Liverpool on 24th December 1788. His parents were John Nightingall and Catherine Brereton.

I have a copy of a letter written to Solicitors in London by my great grandfather from Australia in 1895 in which he requests a copy of a marriage certificate of a Miss Brereton (Christian name unknown) supposed to be an only daughter of ? Brereton Esq one time MP for Liverpool (supposed) and Mr. Nightingall (Christian name unknown), Bootmaker. Marriage supposed to have taken place sometime between 1786 and 1789. The abovenamed Mrs Nightingall (nee Brereton) is said to have died about the year 1800.

I would be very keen to hear if you or anyone else can provide any information about my Catherine Brereton, who I presume would have been born around 1760-66. I have not been able to find out any details of the marriage, births or parents of either John Nightingall or Catherine Brereton to date.

I would be happy for you to place my email on your site if possible.

Regards,

Suzanne Soutter

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-----Original Message-----
From: Geoffrey Holt [mailto:holtgeoffrey@hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 10:13 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: RE: Possible connection with the Brereton family

Hi Bruce, I hope that you are well.

I would be obliged if you would put my message on your website - thank you very much. As you say, hopefully somebody else will have some moreinformation.

I only wish that I had listened to and queried my grandparents and parents whilst they were still alive, sadly it is too late when they are gone! I am trying to ensure that I pass on as much as I can to my 3 children - last Christmas I gave each of them an album containing old family photographs and approximately 40 2 hour DVDs containing all our family cine and video (from 1956). This Christmas I hope to give them a family tree and history with anecdotes- hence my interest in the Brereton/Holt link.

Incidentally, I drove up to the North West last weekend and we passed Brereton Hall - next time we will stop off and take a closer look (it is up for sale I believe, £6500000 - about $13000000!!!).

If there are any plans for another reunion, I would be very interested to hear of them.

Kindest regards, Geof

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From: Geoffrey Holt [mailto:holtgeoffrey@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:43 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Possible connection with the Brereton family

Hi, Greetings from a cold and wet UK.

My name is Geoffrey Brereton Holt, I am aged 63 and I live in South East England, although originally from the North West of that Country. For many generations of my family the eldest son has been given the second name of ‘Brereton’. My father was Leonard Bertram Brereton Holt, his father’s elder brother (who had no sons) was Frederick Brereton Holt and their father was Alfred Brereton Holt. They are buried at St. Mark’s Church in the village of Antrobus in Cheshire.

Unfortunately I do not know the full reason why and all the elder family members are deceased, so are unable to enlighten me. However, family legend has led me to believe that an ancestor named ‘Holt’ eloped with a Lady Brereton (of Brereton Hall) and the eldest son of that union was given the middle name of ‘Brereton’, as were all subsequent eldest sons.

I would be very interested if you could advise me if you believe that this story could be true. I have no interest or potential claim on Brereton Hall (my wife says that there are too many rooms to clean!!!), but it would be enlightening to know if there is any substance to the family legend. Incidentally, I have continued the tradition with my own son, Mark Brereton Holt.

Kind regards,

Geoffrey Brereton Holt

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Brereton [mailto:ianrbrereton@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 2:03 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: The Breretons of Brinton

Hi there,
I have just come across your Brereton web site and thought you might be interested in hearing from me. I am Robert Ian Brereton, born 16.04.47 and am the direct descendant of John Brereton (1650-1735) and Cicely Cooke of Brinton. Indeed I have family portraits of both and many other Brinton Breretons since that date. My grandfather was Cuthbert Arthur Brereton, civil engineer and my great great uncle, Robert Pearson Brereton (Brunel's chief engineer). I have led an exciting life as a journalist and travel writer and hot air balloonist! and have visited nearly 90 countries. For the last five years I have managed The Lord Nelson Pub/Restaurant in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk - Lord Horatio Nelson's birthplace and the first pub to be named in his honour! I have four girls - all in their 20s - Bonny, Camilla, Juliet and Annie.

Robert Pearson Brereton traced much of the family history and his detailed family tree takes us back to Egbert, the first Saxon king in 836! and of course Gilbert de Venables who came across with William the Conqueror. Hope this is of interest .

Kind regards
Robert Ian Brereton

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-----Original Message-----
From: Graham Heather [mailto:gthzebra11@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2007 12:56 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: C.Toppin

Hi Brereton, I have a connection with a Caroline Toppin, she married George Heather, at this moment in time that's all I know. I think she was born about 1811.

I would like to know who her parents were, etc.

Regards Graham.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Robyn Gygi [mailto:rgygi@pricegen.com]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 11:03 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Hester Brierton

Hello—I am looking for a Hester/Esther Brierton who might have married a Charles Seald/Sould/Sowlde prior to 1612, perhaps in Norfolk or Derbyshire, England areas. The couple reportedly had a daughter Katherine who married a George Aldrich in 1629 in Derbyshire. Thus far, we have been unable to substantiate any of this information.

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Bruce- Yes, please post my message on the website along with my email address. I am helping a direct-line female descendant of Katherine Seald Aldrich with her family history. We have never been able to find out anything about Katherine. We have only known her maiden name until I looked online and discovered Charles Seald may have been Katherine’s father and Hester Brierton may have been her mother. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah as does the direct-line descendant. Thank you!!! Robyn Gygi


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-----Original Message-----
From: noel egodawela [mailto:noelegodawela@waitrose.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 12:18 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Cc: BobBrereton04@aol.com
Subject: I wonder whether you could help me?


Hi Bruce, I happened to be just messing about on the internet a couple of days ago, and decided to tap in the name Brereton on Google, and to my utter amazement there was a whole website devoted to the name. My mother is Elaine Norah Brereton and my Uncle is John Brereton. My grandfather is John William Brereton, I believe he died in 1945. Now this is the crunch, he was a tea planter plantation owner in Sri Lanka obviously previously known as Ceylon, I can tell you he was a British Colonial but Im not sure about his past history, I wonder whether you have any ideas, obviously any feedback would be most appreciated, Yours Sincerely NOEL EGODAWELA..


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-----Original Message-----
From: Oliver Mayfield [mailto:oliver.colyton@tiscali.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 1:50 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton Family

My wife Caroline and I attended the reunion from 29/07/01 to 01/08/01.Caroline is descended from William
Brereton QC who died in Hong Kong aged 59 on 24/10/1887.Can you please advise us how that Brereton
is linked to earlier Breretons.

Are you able to let us know if another reunion is planned,and if so when and where?

I have recently been looking through some papers of our earlier years and came across the booklet titled The Story of Brereton Hall;on page 9 there is comment on the various onetime spellings of the name now known as Brereton.I also came across a booklet about Dore Abbey in the village of Abbey Dore, Herefordshire wherein there is reference to John de Breton (Bishop of Hereford 1269-1275). John's body is in Hereford Cathedral but his heart is near his parents in Dore Abbey. I have been in contact with a very keen 'history' lady in Abbey Dore concerning the possible link between bishop John and the Breretons.In her writings to me she refers to material quoted from A L Moir who was also the author of the Story of Brereton Hall.She also refers to Canon Robert Breton,Archdeacon of Hereford 1741-1769 and to Thomas Breton, Master of Saint Ethelbert's Hospital-retired c.1769,subsequently a repair bill for work done at the hospital was sent to Thomas,the amount was over £29.The 'history' lady suggested a contact be made to website www.doreabbey.com I have not tried that website;she is also keen to see a copy of the booklet about the Hall, which I am trying to arrange. Maybe much of the above is already known to you, have you satisfied yourself re the link between Breton and Brereton?

Kind regards,
Oliver Mayfield.


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-----Original Message-----
From: anthony brereton [mailto:abre1_1@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 12:52 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Breretons in Trinidad

Bruce let give you some more details on the Breretons in Trinidad. Three
brothers came from Barbados: Prince William Brereton, John Edward Brereton
and Soloman Brereton sometime around 1789. The year Trinidad was acquired by
Great Britain. They were the sons of one John Brereton. They were white
planters in the sugarcane industry in Barbados. On their arrival in Trinidad
they acquired properties in the southern part of the country. They
intermaried with the Africans in Trinidad mainly ex slaves and the
descandants of Black American soldiers, known as Meriken of the companies
that enlisted in the war of 1812 when Britain tried to recolonize America.
As we all know this effort failed so five companies of Negro
soldiers/exAmerican slaves were deported to Trinidad. They were given lands
in South Trinidad, Savannah Grande to be exact. This fully explains why the
Breretons in Trinidad has their dark complexion. Many of the black Breretons
now in North America migrated from the Caribbean mainly St Vincent, Barbados
and Trinidad. Some whom I know personally and is related to. I also know
that the same thing has happened to most, not all of the Breretons in
Barbados. God's blessing to them. Some are still white for our information
but that is not really of any great significance or importance since the
link has been fully established. We know they came fron England but cannot
ascertain what part. Issues like these went unquestioned. Sibblings were not
permitted to question their seniors in the Brereton family. Efforts were
made to have the spelling of the name changed several times but was always
met with great objections. We believed that the spelling was wrong. I am
only now fully convinced that this indeed is not so as the name is spelt the
same worlwide. You can publish this on your website with my permission.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Brereton [mailto:nicetracks_recordingstudio@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 12:16 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton Family

History of the Breretons. A very interesting piece of history. I enjoyed
reading every bit of it. I carry the name Brereton too. Thats another long
story. I am in Trinidad but a few generations ago my foreparents came from
Barbados. We don't know where the previous generations originated and how
they ended up in Barbados. I am always searching to see what I can find.
Some people just live and die without ever trying to know who they really.


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From: Bgaffin2@aol.com [mailto:Bgaffin2@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 5:17 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Henrietta Hagland

Hello, I wonder if you could help me? I am trying to locate any information on Henrietta Hagland who married Thomas Brereton Hughes around 1899 and had a daughter, Lucy Jean, in Carlton, Victoria, Australia. I certainly would appreciate anything you can tell me. thank you Bonnie Gaffin

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----- Original Message -----
From: Queen B. [mailto:annippa5@msn.com]
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 7:26 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Re:Breretons in the Caribbean

Hello Bruce,
I am a Brereton living in the beautiful island of Barbados. I know we have Breretons in the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Vincent. I know some Breretons are also in Guyana. It would be great if anyone could provide info about the early Breretons who came to the west Indies/Caribbean.

Philippa Brereton

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----- Original Message -----
From: VICTORIA HOLLINSHEAD [mailto:victoriahollinshead@btinternet.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 9:49 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: former pupil

Hello Bruce,
I have just read an e-mail on this site from a former boarder of yester year. I too was a former pupil, most of the time a day girl. However towards the end of my stay i was boarder. I must say Erica Brannon nearly brought tears to my eyes upon reading of her escapades during her residence. I laughed at the bit where she refers to 'the dungeons'. This place was eery, but I never got to the tunnel that led from the hall into the church (much to my disappointment) and i have grown up thinking this was just a legend. I am so pleased I read this e-mail because, since I left I have dreamed about the hall on many occasions. I had never been happier at any other school than brereton hall. What a pleasure it was to have been there. I think my interest in the paranormal developed when i was there and i always wounder if any other pupil had developed an interest as a result of being there. The girls were always chatting about the ghosts it was quite a popular subject. In fact I am to blame for enticing Cezanne dorm to creep around at midnight to catch the ghosts, that's until nurse Iron caught us.
I have always said that if i won the lottery and brereton hall was up for sale, I would definitely buy it, because of all the happy memories it holds.

P.S I was presented with a school photograph by Mrs Creigh (the principals daughter) at my first sons christening. The venue was at the hall, I wouldn't have it anywhere else. In addition to this, i have also kept my school boater.

My very best regards
Victoria Hollinshead.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Lloyd Brereton [mailto:lloydbrereton@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 1:10 PM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: Re: The Impact of John Brereton

Bruce, you can post the e-mail ... the article itself is in the December 2006 / January 2007 issue Vol. 86:6 of the magazine.

I live in Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada. My grandparents came directly from England and although there are other Breretons in the Montreal area none are related. In fact, some are black, They came to Canada from the Caribbean. I have seen a map of Barbados that shows a community called Brereton. It is likely that some Breretons from England were involved in the sugar trade.

I was reading an article in The Beaver which is the magazine of Canada's National History Society that explores the reasons for Champlain's visit to Quebec in 1603. The speculation is that he was on an intelligence gathering mission for Henri IV of France. He was sent to see if the St. Lawrence river was a route to the South Sea and China or a route to a northern sea blocked with ice. The source of this puzzle was in an addendum to John Brereton's or Brierton's 1602 publication.

It seems that one of our ancestors may have played a significant role in both the French and English colonization of North America.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Clements [mailto:peterclements2004@yahoo.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 8:49 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton

Hi,

I hope that you don't mind me contacting you, but I have been looking at your brereton website with great interest.
I have been researching our family and have traced it back to the early 1700's, finding many Brereton's along the way.
It seems that my GG Grandad married an Elizabeth Brereton (b. 1809) She was the daughter of William Brereton (1780 Wickham Market) and Ann Yeo.
William's parents were William Brereton (1753) and Elizabeth Vertue.
Before that was Lionel Brereton (1727) who married Hannah Damant at Helmingham in 1746.

I am writing in the off chance that you may know of some links to any of your contacts in the hope of furthering my research.

With many thanks,

Peter Clements
Manitoba, Canada.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Rosalind M. Abbotts [mailto:Rosalind.M.Abbotts@student.shu.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 5:56 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: The Brereton Family

Hi there,

I am not sure quite whether you will be able to help me or not, but I thought I would give it a go!

I am a final year Engligh student at Sheffield Hallam University, and as my dissertation I have undertaken to adopt an unknown author, the works of whom appear in the Corvey Collection (details here: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/corvey )

The author that I am researching is Alethea Lewis nee. Brereton, daughter of the Reverend James Brereton and his first wife Alethea Kilderbee (possibly?). Alethea the author was born in Acton, near Nantwich Cheshire in December 1749,
but on her mothers death she was sent to live near Ipswich with her maternal grandfather. It is known, however, that her father then remarried and had another family, presumably whilst still living in Acton. He died in 1787.

I was wondering if you have heard any information about this line of the Brereton family? Who Revd James Breretons parents are, and if he had any siblings? Most importantly, I am trying to find out who his second wife was, and how many children they had together.

I do know that in his will, Revd Brereton left Alethea only 5 guineas, whilst his younger children inherited a sum of £100 each.

Any help or information you can offer me would be of great help! I noticed that there is reference to Brertons in the area in one of the emails published on your website.

Many thanks for your time,
Rosalind Abbotts

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----- Original Message -----
From: marc.cathy [mailto:marc.cathy@ntlworld.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 12:36 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Breretons

Dear Sir,

I have come across Fanny/Frances Brereton (1783 Acton by Nantwich), dau of Thomas Brereton and Hannah Vickers, in my family tree (Nantwich, Cheshire) Unfortunately I have been unable to get any further back and wonder if anyone can help me. Other children of Thomas and Hannah’s appear to be Randle/Randall (1769) Ann (1771) Mary (1773) Betty (1775) Hannah (1777) and Sarah (1779) (maybe also John, Joseph, George)

Any help would be much appreciated

Thank you for your time

Regards
Catherine

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----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Brereton [mailto:rbrereton@optushome.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2006 8:13 PM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: Re: Brereton's

Hi Bruce

By all means, please add all the information I have sent you to the web site if you wish, as that was my original intention.
Please also include my e-mail address and other contact details.

Since the last e-mail I sent you I have discovered that my Grandfather, William Robert Brereton, did have a sister that I was unaware of. I found her details from more of my grandfathers war records that were not available in my previous searches. She had written a letter to the Armed Services on December 9th 1915 inquiring about the whereabouts of her brother, and on the letter were her details, all of which I now have a record of. She was a Miss A M Brereton, and she lived at 51 Ireland Street, Halton View, Widnes, Lancashire, England. Of course he address would be at the 1915 date, and by now she would have well passed on. So if there is anyone out there with a connection to this lady, then please call me.

PS. If anyone out there just happens to live not far from that address could they please do me a favour and call by to see who lives there now and let me know the outcome.

Thanks Bruce.

________________________________________
From: Rob Brereton [mailto:rbrereton@optushome.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 12:49 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton's

Hi Bruce

I have visited the Brereton Family web site quite a few times and it's wonderful to be able to look back at my family name's history, although I have not been able to trace my ancestry back any further than my Grandfather, William Robert Brereton.
My name is Robert John Brereton and I live in a suburb of Melbourne Australia called Moorabbin. I was born in Woodend, a country town in the state of Victoria, north of Melbourne, as were my parents. I have two sons, Darren Robert Brereton (born 1973), and Shane Anthony Brereton (born 1979), both born in Melbourne and unmarried at 2006.
My father was Robert Dardanelles Brereton (dec 1984 Prahran Vic) who married Alma Elizabeth Fisher (dec1990). My father had one sister named Jessie Rebecca Brereton, (married Cogan, died approx 1995 Beechworth Vic).
My Grandfather who was William Robert Brereton died on a hospital ship, during WW1, in the straights of the Dardanelles, as a result of wounds during the ANZAC assault at Gallipoli. His war records show that he died on the 10-11-1915 at age 35. His war records also show that he was born in Bangor Wales, and came to Australia at about the age of 23 years, which makes his arrival in Australia about 1903.
He married Annie Eliza Ogilvie, date unknown, and he worked at Powelltown, east of Melbourne, as a woodcutter (possibly), as he left from Powelltown when he enlisted with the Australian Armed Forces. Before he came to Australia his war record states he was a seaman and served as a sailor.
I have tried in vain to find any records of his ancestry as I do not have any other information other than what I have stated, which did not lead me very far. I do believe that he had a brother named George?, but that is only hearsay. My father and my grandmother never talked about family and there was never any contact between them and my grandfather's family, wether on purpose or not we will never know.
So if there is anyone out there who thinks they may have any ties to my family of Brereton's, I am waiting with open arms, and am willing to accept all questions or queries.

I can be contacted by e-mail at: rbrereton@optushome.com.au
By Phone at: Country code for Aust I think is 61: and Area code is 03 for Victoria: (03) 9555-4160, anytime.
Or write to: 13 Isabella Street Moorabbin Vic Australia 3189.

Awaiting with great hope for a reply, Rob Brereton.

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----- Original Message -----
From: msimpso [mailto:msimpso@iastate.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 7:53 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com

I recently viewed the Titanic Exhibit in Des Moines at the Science Center. In addition to the exhibit they were showing an IMAX movie about the Titanic.

When leaving the exhibit, we were given a “Boarding Pass” on which was the name of a person who was on board when the ship went down. My name was a person that was traveling First Class. In trying to find the name among the many hundreds, I saw “Andrew Brereton”. Since my mother was a Brereton I found this very interesting.

Do we know who this person was and if any of the Brereton's out there are related to this ancestor?

Molly Simpson

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----- Original Message -----
From: deborah frost [mailto:defrost80@yahoo.com]

Hi Bruce, yes you can put that on your site. I also have three pictures and a copy of some things that were said at the memorial service written by my Mom. You can post them also. I will also email a copy of some handwritten info that my Grandmother had. I don't have the time to transcribe that, but maybe someone will see it and sort it out. I now know that Margaret's great grandfather was James A. Brereton (2/7/1813-2/16/1888) He was the fater of James Lewis Brereton (1848-1901) James L. married Electra (1853-1938) and they were parents of John (unkown birth year) who married Mary (1886-1967) Their children were Margaret (1916-2006) and William (1919) William has two Daughters._
Debbie

From: deborah frost [mailto:defrost80@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006 9:35 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Margaret Brereton

Hi,
My Mother's step-mother, born Margaret E. Brereton, passed away in early July. She was born 1916. She enjoyed good health for most of her life. Her father was a butcher, and she told us that even during the great depression, they always had meat. She lived in New Jersey, USA. I did see an old picture at the memorial service of the inside of a store that her dad owned in Philadelphia. Her mom and dad were pictured behind the counter. Her mom's maiden name was Mary Dunbar. I referred to her as "granny B." when I was very young. I think she died when I was around 5? 1967? I never met my Grandmom's dad. He had already died. Grandmom never had biological children. She married my Grandfather in 57/58. My mom married in 1958. Grandmom became a Grandmother when my mom had my sister in 1959. I just wanted you to know that she made it to 89 years of age, and would have been 90 in September. She carried herself well, and put on Nivea every day. She kept active, sang at church, played the organ for her own enjoyment, read her bible, sewed, and played cards. While in Florida she helped children from Cuba with their homework. I hope this helps someone in the
family to put the brances together on the family tree.

Sincerely, Debbie

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----- Original Message -----
From: Greg Bruorton [mailto:gregbruorton@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 12:05 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton-Bruorton Lineage

Dear Bruce,

I am of the Bruorton lineage, understanding that my surname was changed from Brereton during the early part of England's Civil War of 1611.

Should you have enhancing information on either of our surnames I'd be most appreciative. Learning from your web page the meaning of Brereton was another tidbit for me, that it means "place of the brier" or a "place covered with briers."

I certainly would appreciate any information you may wish to share with me.

Sincerely,

Greg Bruorton
Downsville, Louisiana

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----- Original Message -----
From: Frances Grey [mailto:franal@optusnet.com.au]
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Brereton in Ireland

My father was John Brereton, Borrisokane Co. Tipperary. His father was Patrick Brereton, mother Katherine King. Do you have any other information about Breretons from Nenagh, Borrisokane or Cloughjordan?
Regards
Frances Grey (Nee Brereton)

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Hi Bruce,
I am now living in Western Australia but am very interested in any information regarding the Brereton family name
associated with Tipperary. My father was John Francis Brereton from Borrisokane and whilst there are many living relatives, obtaining information is proving a challenge. He was one of 12 children born to Patrick and Katherine Brereton (nee King) in Borrisokane. All information appreciated.
Regards
Frances Grey (Nee Brereton)
Mandurah West Australia.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Marie Mulvey-Roberts [mailto:marie.mulvey-roberts@blueyonder.co.uk]
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 5:05 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Breretousim

I am editing the Victorian letters of the Irish novelist Rosina Bulwer Lytton. In a letter of 15 June 1833 she refers to "All the Breretouism of my nature"

Could this be a reference to an ancestor of yours? Does it refer to a family characteristic perhaps? I would be grateful for any info that could help fill out a footnote!

I would be glad to acknowledge any help in the published work

Many thanks
Marie
===============================
Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts,
Reader in Literary Studies,
School of English and Drama,
St Matthias, University of the West of England,
Bristol, BS16 2JP
www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/englishdrama/staff_m_mulvey-roberts.shtml
Editor of Women's Writing
www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09699082.asp

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-----Original Message-----
From: DeeN [mailto:dee@deenightingale.wanadoo.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:23 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: BRERETON's Frodsham, Cheshire

Hi Bruce and everyone

I am looking for the baptism of a William BRERETON about 1736 I know not
where.

William married Martha JANNION at St Lawrence, Frodsham in 1760 so far I
have found ten children one being my ancestor Ralph BRERETON born Utkinton,
Cheshire and baptised at Tarporley in 1773. William is buried at Frodsham
and his MI says of Overton, can anyone connect with this family?

Regards
Dee

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----- Original Message -----
From: Kym Noblett:- Mens Outreach Broome
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 8:35 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: noblett/brereton

I am tracing my family tree and in it we have a listing for Ann Brereton the question that I have for you is Ann the mother of John Noblett B 1781 in Wicklow Ireland many thanks kym

Kym Noblett
Drop In Service Worker
Men's Outreach Service Inc. Broome
Mobile 0400 243 395
Phone: 08 9192 2767 or 08 9192 2753
Fax: 08 9192 2743
menbmekn@bigpond.net.au

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----- Original Message -----
From: bbarbour@bu.edu
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 6:13 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: New Haven Brereton

Bruce,

Sorry, I forgot to include where I'm from.... I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and currently attending college in Boston.

However, my Father's side of the family was all from New England. So, this Brereton line would originate from the Connecticut/New England area. Hope this helps.

Regards,
Ben

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----- Original Message -----
To: "'Howard Brereton'" <howard@howardbrereton.co.uk>

No problem post the email with pleasure.

Of interest may may a website I have created for my dad, Kenneth Brereton
(now 84). It is documenting the journey to Australia in the 1950's of his
sister Dorothy Clements (nee Brereton) under the £10 assisted passage
scheme.

check out http://www.journeytoaustralia.co.uk

Regards
Howard Brereton

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Brereton [mailto:howard@howardbrereton.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 12:10 PM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: Manchester England Brereton

Just found website.
I live in Stalybridge Cheshire England. dob - 15/05/54
father - Ken
mother - Doris
brother - Stuart
howard@howardbrereton.co.uk

Howard Brereton
22 Fold Crescent
Carrbrook
Stalybridge
Cheshire
SK15 3ND
England

howard@howardbrereton.co.uk

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----- Original Message -----
From: VANESSA RYAN [mailto:vanessa_ryan@btinternet.com]
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 2:43 AM
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Subject: The Breretons

I really enjoyed browsing this site as I have been interested in the Brereton genealogy for many years. I remember as a teenager looking at a book on Brereton Hall which a relative lent to us. During the mid 70's Patrick Montague-Smith corresponded with my father. I also saw mention of Ann Chamberlin with reference to the Brereton reunion - I corresponded with her in the early 90s when I was still living in South Africa. I have been living in the UK since 1997 but due to various other committments at the time had to put aside my interest in genealogy. I would have loved to have attended the reunion in 2001. If there is another one in the future I am definitely interested. I passed through the Brereton area in 2003 and managed to peek at the Hall through the gates. I also remember my grandfather saying that it was bad luck to leave one's jacket hanging over a chair and he would never do this as a result presumably because it looks like a headless body? This is connected to the William Brereton who was executed by King Henry the Eighth for allegedly being one of Anne Boleyn's lovers. Has anybody else heard of this family superstition?

My maiden name is Brereton. My great-great grandfather was William Brereton of Dublin, Ireland. He married Lucy Ward in Dublin on 17 September 1847. They had the following children:

Edward Henry born 21 July 1848

Frances Maria. She married Charles Claudius Byrne on 19 February 1881.

Arthur Frederick born 1854. He married Edith May Simpson at Cockermouth, Cumberland, England on 30 April 1885. He was a revenue officer in England.

Charlotte Elizabeth born 10 July 1855. She married Richard Arthur Pearson Crofton on 8 June 1878 in Dublin.

Lucy Wilhelmina born 9 June 1857. Died 24 July 1945. Unmarried.

Charles Alfred born 25 May 1860 (my great-grandfather). He emigrated to South Africa where he married Frances Louisa Newcombe on 22 April 1887 He died at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa on 28 August 1930.

Eleanor Mary born 1 October 1862. She married Thomas Ebenezer MacKenzie in Dublin on 20 April 1892. I think there may descendants of this branch in Australia as I have photographs of some of them taken in Australia. Some connected names with this branch are Lush and Stevens. I also think that Eleanor and Thomas lived in Portugal at some point as I have a photograph of their villa.

George born 9 October 1864.

Anne Isabella born 20 July 1866. Died 8 December 1935. Unmarried.

William Brereton was a coal merchant and cab owner. He was also a secretary of the Church of Ireland. I have traced the baptism of a William Brereton son of Henry and Mary Brereton in Dublin on 29 January 1822. I think this may be him but am not entirely sure.I also do not know of any siblings. However, there was a Henry Brereton in the same area of Dublin in the 1850s-1860s who was also a cab owner and so wonder if possibly he was William's brother. This Henry was married to a Jane and they had children called Emily, William, Alexander and Lucy.

I am stuck at this point and would be grateful if anybody has more information on this branch.

Regards,
Vanessa Ryan (nee Brereton)

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----- Original Message -----
From: amin Ullah [mailto:aullah007@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 6:31 AM
To: Bruce Brereton
Subject: Re: The Order of the Poor Knight of St Ogborne

Dear Bruce,

Thank you for your assistance in this matter,  I would be greatful if you did put my message on you website...I am from Coventry, UK and you have my email address.  Paul Brereton served in 44 Sqn RCT and 5 Fd Amb RAMC.  Once again thank you very much.

Regards
Adam
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Dear Sir/Madam,

I looked up the surname Brereton on the Internet and i came up with your website,

I wonder if you could help me, I am looking for a Paul Brereton, who came from Stoke on Trent in England,  He would be around 50 now.   He served in the British Army with me some 30 years ago.  I suspect he may now be living in the Hull  or Beverley area of England,  he could also be a police man.   I along with some of my ex forces colleagues are trying to trace some of our missing buddies from that time and Paul happens to be one of them.

Our website is: www.thewamigoz.0me.com
Thank you for you help

Adam  Ullah
Secretary to the Order

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----- Original Message -----
From: Merle Ling
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 11:38 AM
Subject: Brereton's name

I am new to this site, you can add my information, my maiden name was Brereton, daughter of Joseph Brereton, December 20th, 1911- March 20th 1995. My grandparents were Prince William Brereton, who was born Oct. 1865, and his wife Rebecca Huggins; I do not know their birthplace, but they settled in Barbados, then moved to Trinidad where I was born. My great grandfather was John Brereton, his wife's name was Elsie.

Hope this would be of interest in searching our name, I must add the name Brereton is well known in Trinidad, because the descendants have many children, I am one of seven children; we had a Brereton's reunion in Trinidad about 11 years ago, it was amazing to see how many of us were able to attend.

I would be interested in future reunions
Merle.

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----- Original Message -----
From: IAN MCILVANNEY
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 12:40 PM
Subject: Brereton Hall

Dear Sirs

I have reason to believe that my Great,Great,Great,Great Grandfather, John Marsland may have been a Steward at Brereton Hall in the early 1800's.
Are you aware of any lists of employees at the Hall that may be available?

Thank you for your help
Ian D McIlvanney
Denton, Manchester, England

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jill Smith" <hamish10@iprimus.com.au>
To: <brereton@whidbey.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 1:21 AM
Subject: Eliza Brereton Howard

Dear Bruce

My request is somewhat of a long shot, but perhaps a Brereton researcher may be able to help me. My Gt Gt grandmother was Eliza Brereton Howard born Barbados in 1815. She was the daughter of William and Sarah Howard married 1802 also of Barbados. Over the years of researching my family lines I have noticed middle names are often family surnames. I am hoping Eliza's mother Sarah Elizabeth born 1782 may have been a Brereton. What do you think? Any possible clue to furthering my genealogy would be greatly appreciated

Regards

Jill Smith
Brisbane Australia

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Beth brereton" <bbrereton@hotmail.com>
To: <brereton@whidbey.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:16 AM
Subject: Brereton Reunion

Hi Bruce

Could you tell me if there is going to be another Brereton Reunion anytime in the near future?

Oh and do you happen to have any information on the Haslington Breretons, that is where my line it through. still looking where they lived before that....it is a long bit of research.

Hope you and family are well

Beth Brereton

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----- Original Message -----
From: Craig Thornber
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 12:41 PM
Subject: Brereton website

Dear Bruce,

I was looking today at your website which I found very interesting. Thanks for mentioning my site in your links. I moved its location earlier this year from Clara.net to be hosted by Yahoo on its small business package. The Clara site has now been closed and the new address for the Brereton page is now: www.thornber.net/cheshire/htmlfiles/brereton.html

I live in Macclesfield, Cheshire only a few miles from Brereton and my wife and I often go on country walks in the area.

Regards,

Craig Thornber

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----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Krepp
To: helen49@bigpond.com
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 12:30 PM
Subject: Anne Brereton b circa 1585

Hello Helen...my name is Raymond Krepp of Perth W.Aust... Helen we have in our family tree William Edensor ..m..Anne Brereton 1621 not sure where..maybe Derbyshire or in the Midlands somewhere..
ours goes from there, down 6 generations to Sir John Edensor Heathcote..m..1780 Anne Gresley dau of Sir Nigel Gresley of Knypersley...Helen this William m Anne whos son Richard started our line, his brother Edward started the Titterton Edensor line..All complicated I know...
BUT have you,or do you have anything on our ANNE
yours hopefully Raymond Krepp .

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----- Original Message -----
From: Simpson, Mary B
To: Bruce Brereton
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 6:08 AM
Subject: RE: Brereton Information

That would be great! As far as we know now, there aren't too many of us around. All of my mother's family is gone in terms of siblings and I have just one cousin. Her brother, K. Brereton, was killed during W.W.II. He was a B-24 bomber pilot stationed in Africa. General Brereton, who was stationed in England at the same time, contacted Jim and asked him if he would be his aide. Jim declined because he felt his duty was to his crew. Jim's plane was shot down in the Mediterranean as they returned from a bombing raid over Italy.

Thank you very much for contacting me.

M. Simpson

----- Original Message -----
From: Simpson, Mary B [SAC]
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:06 AM

I have been on the Brereton web page and have some questions.

My mother was a Brereton. Her father was James Edwin Brereton whose father was Peter Brereton. Peter I'm quite sure was born in England but I'm not sure where.

How do I go about going back using this lineage to find our ancestors?

I hope you can help me.

Sincerely,

Molly Simpson

Study Abroad Center
Iowa State University
256 Memorial Union
ph 515-294-6792
fax 515-294-7724

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----- Original Message -----
From: Karen
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 11:04 AM
Subject: Brereton's from Cheshire

Hi I am working on my family line. Have very little information. I have the following.
    George Brereton b. abt 1829 Wynbunbury, Cheshire
    Married Charlotte Unknown b abt 1829 Acton, Cheshire

Children:
    Lydia Brereton abt 1847 Cheshire
    Thomas Shavington, Cheshire
    Mary A abt1853 Shavington, Cheshire
    George abt 1854 Hough, Cheshire
    Eliza abt 1857 Willaston, Cheshire
    Fanny abt 1864 Willaston, Cheshire
    George abt 1866 Willaston, Cheshire
    Lilly abt 1870 unknown

Any information would be appreciated

Thanks
Karen

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From: Mary Rogers
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: Brereton Family

Would be most interested in finding out about Breuton or Savage links

I am alsointerested in any Brereton Savage links, My mothers Savage family have been in Gloucestershire since about 1650, Daniel Savage was born 1654 in Coaley Gloucestershire, but poor parish records have made it difficult to go back further,

Hope you can shed some light on either line

Mary

----- Original Message -----
From: MEMGR@aol.com
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2005 1:26 AM
Subject: Brereton Family

My name is Mary Rogers, I live in Shropshire England.

I am researching both sides of my family tree. During my search on Dads side, I have found the name Breuerton appears, a dirivilive, Bruerton, appears tohave been adopted when Margaret Savage married Lord Brereton - see your site.

Am interested in any info you have on this dirivitive and any potential links.

Happy Christmas from across the pond..

Mary

PS:My mother was born a Savage so am also interested in links there also

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----- Original Message -----
From: Yvonne Taylor
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2005 9:27 AM

Subject: Thomas Bruerton

My name is Yvonne Taylor (nee Morris), I am the 10th great grand-daughter of Thomas Bruerton. Thomas married Katheren Johnson in 1611 in Scalford, Leicestershire. They had one child, Ralph born 1612 in Scalford, Leicestershire.

I do not know when or where Thomas was born. To help me with my research, can you tell me whether you know of any Bruerton connections to the Brereton surname or any other knowledge of Bruertons?

Kind regards
Yvonne

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----- Original Message -----
From: Wchansford@aol.com
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 3:03 PM
Subject: Brereton and Barrington of Ireland

Bruce, Please to learn of your interest in Brereton genealogy. I am a lineal descendant of George Barrington who was one of the men Queen Mary sent to Ireland early 16th century. There were a number of Brereton/Barrington intermarriages and marriages of Brereton into other families who intermarried with Barrington. I have a great deal of information on Barrington which I will gladly share. You are most likely aware of the Barrington/Brereton kinship but some of the early connection is: Geo. Barrington b. ca 1475 in Essex, England went to Leix C., Ireland and had three sons born there. These sons were Joseph, John, Robert. The name of Geo.'s wife is unknown but she married Thomas Leighe second. I am descended from Geo.'s son John Barrington born ca 1535 died 15 Sep. 1593. John married Johanna Hovenden born ca. 1560. John and Johanna (Hovenden) had two sons killed in battle in 1560, a daughter (name unknown) who married a Brereton (name unknown), a son John who married an Ovington (name unknown) but dau. of Giles Ovington of Cullenagh, Queen's Co., and a son Alexander born ca. 1565 in Queen's co. (alias Leynx).

Alexander is my ancestor He was of age when he received the titles of his father in 1596 and he was at Inns of Court in 1586--so was born ca. 1565 or before. Alexander married first Jane Brereton, dau. of Edward Brereton, Esq. of Loghtyoge, Queens, Co. He and Jane had two daughters Joan who married George Leigh, Esq and Jane who married Oliver Nix, Gent. Following the death of Jane (Brereton) Alexander married Margaret Bowen (Bohun who had come from Herefordshire). Alexander and Margaret (Bowen) had six children: Frances married Grishell Gilbert, father Sir William Gilbert, Christopher, James, Anne married Thomas FitzGerald, Gent., Alice married Joshua George, Gent. and Susan who did not marry. Now to complicate things just a bit Margery Bowen (sister of the second wife of Alexander Barrington) married Edward Brereton (son of Henry Brereton). There are many references in later generations of Barringtons to Brereton cousins. Alexander and Margaret (Bowen) Barrington has son Francis (my ancestor) who in his will referred to his cousin Edward Brereton (This would be the son of Margarey (Bowen) and Henry Brereton. Margaret (Bowen) Barrington and Margery (Bowen) Brereton were daughters of Robert Bowen whohad married Alice Harpole.

As I am sure you are aware the Honforth Manor of Hanforth cum Bosden in Cheshire went to the Breretons when John Honforth, Lord of Honforth, was killed in battle with only a daughter as heir. She was married to a Stanley and the marriage resulted in divorce, he becoming a monk, and she ultimately marrying Uriah Breteton and the manor and titles passed to Breretons. For generations we have thought we were lineal descendants of Honforth (various spellings Handford, Hanford, Handforth, Hansford) but DNA testing does not support that. I believe you as a Brereton are a descendant of Honforth at there were many Brereton,Mainwaring, Leigh, Daventort, Stanley marriages with descent to Honforth. I am hoping to find a connection through one of these Irish lines to Brereton or Leigh. I am very interested to know the pedigree of these early Breretons in hopes that perhaps Ms. Geo. Barrington might have been related or perhaps the Harpoles, Gilberts, might have been related.

Glad to share any information with you.

Sincerely,

Bill Hansford, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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----- Original Message -----
From: Gayle Lohse
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:24 AM

Hello Bruce,

I am very impressed with the Brereton website and would like to add to it with a little on my families .

I am a descendant of William and Mary Brereton(nee Ledsham) thru their son William who married twice.
First wife was Mary Thomlinson, second Hannah Warburton.

William and Mary had a son Thomas b 1803 , who married Martha Hughes. They had 5 sons,

John b 1827 Harthill bachelor d. 1896
George b 1828 Harthill m Sarah James Lea.
Thomas b 1835 m Ann Brereton
Edward b 1836 m Frances Hopley William b 1838 and their daughter
Mary b 1830 m Samuel Hughes ( mother brother.)

John, William, Thomas and George migrated to Australia, in 1858, on the Anglo-saxon
Mary and Samuel in migrated in1853.on the Albatross
George is my GG Grandfather.Edwards son William also came out to Austalia to live.

I would be intersted in corresponding with anyone who is related to the mentioned families.

cheers
Gayle
Australia

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----- Original Message -----
From: Val
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 1:55 PM
Subject: Brereton Family Tree

My Mother, who passed away quite a few years ago, was a Brereton and her father Francis Brereton came to Canada as a boy and lived in Acton, Ontario with foster folks as his own parents could not take care of him and his sibling (I believe it was a sister). He always thought he was born in Acton Ontario but when he found out he was born in England he started to look into his beginnings. He wrote letters to everyone he could think of in Canada and even some in the USA. He had a couple of family trees drawn that a Reverend Edward Brereton had sent to him. They went back to 1066 when Sir Francis de Breton came over with William came over from France. Apparently the name changes over a period time and I now have a complete family tree right up to my own family. There was also a book that my cousin has but we used it to compile the tree.

If your interested in more my e-mail address is valwright@shaw.ca.

Very interesting web site.

Val Wright

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----- Original Message -----
From: Sharon Brereton
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 5:10 PM
Subject: Breretons

Hi Bruce: Just found your website and would like to fill in some names in my husband's (also my son) family tree which we can trace through Sir Urian Brereton son of Sir Randle Brereton Chamberlain of Chester and on back to Ralph de Brereton 1087. I would like to find the names of some of the wives of various Breretons as on the tree they are simply "consort". They start with the sons of Sir Thomas Brereton 1678 and his wife Mary Sadlier, their sons were Samuel, Robert and William & consort, Williams son Henry, Henry's son David 1732, David's son John 1764, John 1789-1851, John 1801-1870. any help with these women's names would be of help.

Thank you

Sharon Brereton

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----- Original Message -----
From: John Conway <conway947@hotmail.com>
To: <brereton@whidbey.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 1:33 PM
Subject: Brereton Hall in the WW II years.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
22 October 2005

Greetings all,

I was surprised to see no mention in your web site about Brereton Hall in the early 1940s, when Mrs. Massey, heir to the Duraglit fortune, had a boarding school there. (Perhaps I missed it.)

I was at Brereton for 4 years, from 1941 to 1944, aged 5 to 8. I'd like to hear from anyone who was there then.

And since Brereton Hall is for sale, its alumni should organize a trust company so as to keep Brereton Hall, permanently, as a school: perhaps the flagship of a franchise, offering modern courses and methods.

Yours truly, John Conway (e-mail: conway947@hotmail.com)

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----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Brereton
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2005 12:39 PM
Subject: Great web site Bruce

Hi Bruce

I just visited your Brereton web site and found it very interesting. The emails from other Brereton's from the world researching their family trees are particularly interesting. I am just starting out with my research and have got back to a George Brereton born in Acton Cheshire about 1812. One of the emails to your site mentions a Brereton running off and marrying a Pemberton who was a gardener and her being disowned as a consequence. Well my Great Great Grandmother Alice Brereton married a Thomas Pemberton who was a gardener! Not all the points match (Alice was a domestic servant not the daughter of some wealthy family) but if this is the same person I may well have a tale regarding this lady to flesh out the information which can be gleaned from old records.

Great resource regardless, please keep up you efforts they are much appreciated

Cheers

Roger Brereton (Macclesfield, Cheshire)

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----- Original Message -----
From: akw-hew
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 2:29 PM
Subject: brereton and wittey

Here's a family list for you.

John Barker Wittey married Rebecca Brereton (born 1804) on 1/4/1827. They had 7 children:- 1) John Barker 2) Mary Ann 3) Elizabeth 4) Rebecca Brereton 5) Elizabeth 6) John Barker 7) Rebecca. All born between 1828 and 1839. I'm guessing that John Barker(No 1), Elizabeth(No 3) and Rebecca Brereton(No 4) died young as names have been duplicated. John Barker(No 6) married Mary Ann Cogman and they had 4 children:- Benjamin(born 1865, died 1866) Mary Elizabeth(born 1867) Benjamin Cogman(born 1871) and Gertrude Rebecca(born 1875.
Would anyone have any info that relates to this Rebecca Brereton and her family. They lived in Norfolk ( Norwich and Higham) in the 1820's - 1840's.

I have no info on Rebecca's parents so not much to go on. Any info relating to this family would be greatfully received.

Thanks and good luck with the site.
Adrian Wittey

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----- Original Message -----
From: Semple, Andrew
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 5:50 AM
Subject: Brereton's in Birkenhead

Bruce,
I am writing on behalf of my father-in-law who is researching his family tree. We have an Elizabeth Brereton, born in Birkenhead in 1890. Her parents were Edward Brereton and Mary Hooley, who married in Birkenhead in 1874. If this rings a bell for anyone can they please contact me.

Regards

Dr Andy Semple C.Math MIMA
Consultant Engineer
Location and Tracking Group,
Roke Manor Research Ltd,
A SIEMENS Company.
Romsey. SO51 OZN.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Anita Burns
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 8:56 AM
Subject: Good morning

I was attempting a search on my mother's maiden name (Brereton), when I came upon your site. If you would like more descendant information - here it is. My mother's name was Berna Eva Deane Brereton. She was born in Navan, Ontario, Canada Feb. 1929. Her father was Ernest Brereton. My Grandfather passed away 30 years ago. I do not know of his middle initial. I believe he was from Staffordshire, England. He was a blacksmith by trade. The siblings in my mother's family: Frances Brereton - died 49 years ago, Maude Brereton (nee Wyman) now residing in Brockville, Ontario (77 years of age), Ivy Brereton (nee Ferguson), died 5 years ago, Hamilton Brereton, died 15 years ago, Holly Brereton (80 years of age) currently resides in South Porcupine, Ontario. My mother married Thomas Edward Burns in 1948. They have five children. From oldest to youngest - Daniel Edward Burns (57 years old), Peter Ernest Burns (53 years old), Anita Margaret Burns (50 years old), Robert Thomas Burns (43 years old), Richard Edward Burns (38 years old).

My mother passed away 14 years ago in Feb.

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me at anita_burns@msn.com. If you have any further info on the above, then please let me know.

Thank you

Anita Burns

Here's some additional information from Anita:

----- Original Message -----
From: Anita.Burns@mtr.gov.on.ca
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 10:54 AM
Subject: More information

Hi: I have more information that I have garnered from my family, on the Breretons. Here it is:

Grandpa Brereton: Ernest White Brereton, born December 23, 1886 in Stoke-onTrent, Staffordshire, England and died in Sarsfield, Ontario on December 23, 1978. He came to Canada (Nova Scotia) in 1910 and married Eva Rebecca Burns (January 29, 1888 - July 1988). He was the son of James Henry Brereton and Frances Mary Hawley. Frances Hawley was born in 1860 and died in The Muir, Stoke-on Trent in 1953. Her parents were the owners of a coal mine and were wealthy, until there was an explosion at the mine causing them to lose their wealth because of reparations they had to pay to the victims' families

His siblings were:
Harold Brereton (a motorcycle dispatch rider), was was killed in the First World War.

Edgar Brereton (married but had no children)

Laura Brereton - married Lance Hawley, one son, Derek

Ethel Brereton - married to Will Williams, two children, daughter Cynthia and son Ron. Cynthia married a Mr. Lennon and Ron married Win ??

Anita Burns

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----- Original Message -----
From: Flia Breerton
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2005 9:16 AM

Hello, my name is Andrea Fabiana Estrada de Breerton, I live in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentine. I´m married Martin Ricardo Breerton( we was born in Argentine) we thinks He is the only Breerton in Argentine, aparts our suns Svend Breerton (14 years old) Karen Breerton (12 years old) And Alister Breerton (2 years old)
Martin's father lives in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Sorry, my English is not so good.
Andrea
breerton@ciudad.com.ar

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----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew Brereton
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:07 AM
Subject: a new brereton

hello Bruce,
my name is Andrew Brereton
i live in Adelaide, Australia i'm 21 years old.
i was just flicking through the net and stumbled accross your site > i love it!
feel free to chuck my email address on your site.
i will be visiting your site more often now

regards
Andy Brereton

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----- Original Message -----
From: Brereton, Shawn
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 1:13 PM
Subject: Thanks

Hi Bruce,

I just wanted to drop a big Thank you for your website on the Brereton name. My Aunt Margaret (Peg) Brereton has done a lot of genealogy research on our line. As far as I remember she has it tracked back to County Cork, Ireland. My Great-grandfather Richard came through Ellis Island (I think in the 1860’s). The family settled in Syracuse, NY on Tipperary Hill (the Irish section). My Aunt still lives just down the street from the original Syracuse homestead. You can post my email if you like. If someone would like to get in touch with Peg, they can email me.

One question: Do you have any idea approximately how many Brereton’s there are in the U.S.? I have come across one or two here and there! Again, great website, thanks for the history. I really want to buy the Hall, do you think they’ll take a check?

Shawn Brereton
Memphis, TN
901.761-4473
sbrereton@firsttennessee.com

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----- Original Message -----
From: John Brereton
To: <brereton@whidbey.com>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 12:00 AM
Subject: My Grandfather was William Lee Brereton

> Hi Bruce, as you can see may name is John Alton Brereton and my
> Grandfather was William Lee Brereton.
>
> He was born in Liverpool England in the year 1887 and died in 1975.
>
> He came to America at the age of 20 and lived in Framingham Mass.
>
> I don't have that much information about his past just a few things
> that my father and annt have told me.
>
> Can you give me any information on where I might look for the history
> of my family.
>
> I live in Turlock California with my wife and two daughters and also
> have three other brothers.
>
> I would appreciate your help, thanks so much, John Brereton.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Philip Griffiths
To: Bruce Brereton
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: re brereton

Hi Bruce

Just a thought I have been trying to find also Portraits on the internet of the Breretons i.e Eleanor and before her and any ancestors but as yet not had a lot of luck .

Philip

Bruce Brereton <brereton@whidbey.com> wrote:
It sounds like you do have the Brereton line that goes back to Randle Brereton. There's more information about Sir William Brereton (and also Owen Salusbury Brereton) on this page: www.brereton.org/portrait.htm

I don't have any information on Robert Bostock. If you would like, I could post your e-mail on the www.brereton.org website, then if other Brereton's see this and know more information, they can get back to you directly. Let me know where you are from and if it is okay for me to post your message.

Thanks,
Bruce

----- Original Message -----
From: Philip Griffiths
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 4:00 PM
Subject: re brereton
Hi

I was wondering if you could be of some assistance or not. Brieflly I recently came into possession of a family tree via a very distant relative. As I was going back through the generations I must say there were more than i could have dreamed of. If the tree is accurate then I am directly decended from an Eleanor Brereton b abt 1537 Churton Cheshire daughter of Owen Brereton and Elizabeth Salusbury the tree for Brereton line goes back to Randle Brereton year 1080 apparently Randle Brereton gt grandson Sir William Brereton was born 1124 of Brereton Cheshire. Would this be the same family .

What I'm trying to find out if the information I have is correct as Eleanor Brereton married Robert Bostock hopefully I will be able to verify the information not only Eleanor ancesters but also her decendents and if there is any information on her anywhere

Thank you for you time reading this, hope to hear from you

Philip

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----- Original Message -----
From: J MAYLETT
To: Bruce Brereton
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: finding Brereton's

My dad was born on the 18 feb 1934 my grandads middle name was joeshe (miss spelled that) my gradmas name was margert and they had 6 or 7 children but she pass at the age of 45 ,46 yrs of age they lived in prospres half of her children how live in england thats all i know sorry hope you can help how old are you and where do you live my name is joan and im 30

Bruce Brereton <brereton@whidbey.com> wrote:
If you could give me a little more information, it would be helpful:

What is your Dad's full name? Was he born in 1934? Do you have the exact birth date and location?

Is your grandfather's name: Patrick Brereton? Does he have a middle name? What is your grandmother's maiden name?

If you know any more details on names, locations, or dates, it would be helpful.

Thanks,
Bruce Brereton

----- Original Message -----
From: J MAYLETT
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 9:26 AM
Subject: find

hi i have just found youe website today the 15 june 2005 im trying to do a family tree im from ireland now in england my father was from ireland he is 71 yrs old now his dad was all so called patrick and his mother was called margert they lived in prospos in south of ireland my grandpartens are now gone but have family in huddersfield england how do i start a family tree as i dont how when they were born can you help me by the way im 30 yrs old and lived in roberstown ireland hope you can help me joan

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----- Original Message -----
| From: David Legrand

> Father : William BRERETON
> Estimated date of birth : 1842
> Place of Birth : ?
> Address at the time of his daughter's birth :
> 29bis rue de l'Ancien Rivage, Boulogne-sur-mer
> Profession : joigneur
>
> Mother : Joséphine Louise Françoise BRERETON born TROUSSEL
> Estimated date of birth : 1839
> Place of Birth : ?
> Deceased : avril 26th 1913, Boulogne-sur-mer

> -------- Message original --------
> Objet: Re: Brereton Line
> De: <david.legrand@cegetel.net>
> Date: Mer 8 Juin 2005 10:23
> À: <brereton@whidbey.com>
>
> Hi, Thank you too. Joséphine was born in Boulogne sur Mer around 1880.
> Her father's name was William Brereton. I'm expecting mail from my aunt
> with more information. I'll forward it to you asap. Feel free to display
> my message.
> Thanks for your help,
> David
>
>> Hi! It's always great to hear from other Brereton's around the world.
>> Thanks for your message.
>>
>> I did a search for "Joséphine Brereton in France" and didn't come up
>> any matches, but I did find quite a number of other Brereton's in
>> France so that's good. Can you give me more information about your
>> Brereton line?
>>
>> Birth/death dates and locations for any other Breretons? Then I can
>> continue the searching. Also, I'd be glad to put your message in the
>> e-mail section of our www.brereton.org website. Then, if other
>> Brereton's see this and have any information, then can contact you
>> directly. Let me know, if this would be okay.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Bruce
>>
>> david.legrand@cegetel.net wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 11:44:57 +0200 (CEST)
>> Subject:
>> From: <david.legrand@cegetel.net>
>> To: <brereton@whidbey.com>
>>
>> Hello,
>> I'm David Legrand from France. I'm the grand-grand son of Joséphine
>> Brereton from Boulogne sur Mer, Pas de Calais, France. I haven't
>> started any research yet. Still I'm going to investigate your very
>> interesting site for some input.
>> Best regards

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----- Original Message -----
From: Murray Brereton
To: <brereton@whidbey.com>
Subject: re Irish Brereton's.
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 09:19:06 +1200

Thank you for posting the book on Brereton’s,

William Brereton sea captain on page 30 is my great, grandfather.

I would like to know more about the family tree we descend from.

Yours sincerely, Murray Brereton

Akaroa New Zealand
www.akaroabluepearls.com

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----- Original Message -----
From: DONALD MCCARRY
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 7:20 PM
Subject: Nyasaland Breretons

Dear Bruce.

Thanks for the reply. As far as I know the familly in Nyasaland Or later Malawi, is extinct, though there was a daughter, Pauline, who may be in either Zimbabwe or South Africa.

Post the e-mail by all means and I live in Malvern,Worcestershire,England.

Best Wishes Donald

----- Original Message -----
From: DONALD MCCARRY
To: brereton@whidbey.com
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:08 PM
Subject: Nyasaland Breretons

Dear Bruce,

I have just come across this website and thought that you would be interested to know that there was a Brereton Family living in Nyasaland,Central Africa, on an Estate at Bvumbwe. He was,I believe, an MP in the Federal Government of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and I would be very grateful to learn about that Family and if any of them are still extant.

Donald McCarry

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