Britton Source Data

The original seven siblings -- birth order unknown. Father: Richard Brittaine. Mother: (maybe) Christian Reymers (no documentational source for her name)

1. Cananuiel Brittain (?-1682 Chester, PA) married (maybe) Jane Unknown. It is unknown if he had any children.

16 Dec 1664 - Aniel Britton and two others were placed on a ship, the "Mary Fortune" of Bristol, to be transported to Barbadoes, but the seamen refused to carry them and set them at liberty, 1 Jan 1662. -- Stillwell Geneaology, Vol. 1. Besse in his "Sufferings of the Quakers" says: 1664, Dec. 16. Aniel Britton and two others were placed on a ship, the "Mary Fortune," of Bristol, to be transported to Barbadoes, but the seamen refused to carry them and set them at liberty, Jan. 7, 1664, with a certificate of reasons. -- (STI HIS 021) Stillwell Genealogy, Vol. 1.

At a court held at Chester, Pennsylvania on Feb. 27, 1682: "Tho. Vsher, (Sheriffe), by order of the Cort administ's of ye goods & c. of Canonwell Brittin, deceased, Intestate, & is to dispose thereof according as ye Cort shall apppoint." -- (STI HIS 021)

March 1685. "Philip Lemaine Past a recept to Thomas Vsher bearing Date ye 11th dayof ye 3d moneth 1685 for ye account of Cananawell Britton for 4 pounds, 15 schillings old England money." -- (STI HIS 021). "Piladelphia ye 11th 3d mo. 1685 Rec'd yn of Thomas Vsher on account of Thomas willis out of ye Estate of Cannawell Brittaine deceased according to ye order of the Court, (by ye Authority and appointment of wch he did administer), ye full sum of four pounds fifteen shillings old England money for which this is his acquittance I say received by me, Phillip Th Lehmaine -- (STI HIS 021) P. 120-121.

A Pennsylvania Quaker, who died in 1682 from "Stillwell Genealogy," Vol. 4, p. 120 and Publications of the Welcome Society of Pennsylvania, (1:43) -- (BRI HIS 004 p. 4)

His marriage information to JANE was supplied by Source: (1) Marty Caldwell, Brown/Briggs/Walker/Carraway., and (2) Sally Britton Shreeve, "Register of Richard Britton," Email attachment.); as no original documents were supplied, this is considered unconfirmed. Her burial is listed as Oct 1675, supplied by Source: James Kenepp, also with no original document referenced.

Cananuiel's Quaker ties are interesting. Although his brothers William and Nathaniel do have many church records, there was also a comment that "William Britton and Nicholas Stillwell had taken part in Non-Conformist Rel Serv on Long Island." And, in subsequent generations, there are many other Quaker records in especially PA and VA for the Britton descendants. These differing religious beliefs are also quite noteworthy when brother Richard was the Vicar in England.

2. (Reverend) Richard Brittain (1614-11/13/1679 Bisley, Gloucester, England) married Sarah Pope (1617-8/14/1671 Gloucester, England)

Richard, Jr. became a plebe at New Inn Hall, Oxford University, on November 16, 1632, at the age of 19 years. He was awarded the B.A. degree on June 4, 1635. --In "Alumni Oxoniensis" (1500-1714).

Marriage: 24 Jan 1637/38, Of Bisley, Gloucestershire, England -- Source: Sally Britton Shreeve, "Register of Richard Britton," (No original document cited; this date is considered unproven)

He became a vicar at Bisley, Gloucester in 1641. --Foster"s "Index Ecclesiasticus" (Bisley was a nearby parish to Bitten, England; a market town 3 miles south of Stoud, Glouchestershire, England.)

1641 Poll Tax. Richard Britten, Parish of Batcombe. (Note: it is possible but considered unlikely that this could be the father Richard Brittain Sr). Also shown on Somerset Poll Tax of 1641, Richard Britten of Upton and Wanstrowe, accessed on 10 pounds. (This is high so he could have owned land in more than one parish, but the parish register of Upton, Noble and Wanstrowe do not begin until 1677 and 1653 respectively. Again, it is possible that one or more of these taxes could have been levied against his father.) --Source: Somerset Protestation Returns 1641, "The Ancestry of Nathaniel Brittain of New York" prepared by Debrett for John A. Brittain (Report 1 - page 6) (BRI HIS 087)

"Sarah, wife of Richard Britton, Pastor of this Church, who deceased August 14, 1671, aetatis suae 54." -- Bisley Monumental Inscriptions (Bigland's Gloucestershire Collections) from The Ancestry of Nathaniel Brittain of Staten Island, New York prepared by Debrett (Report 1) for John Britton in January 1982. (BRI HIS 087)

Abstract of the Will of Richard Britton, Bisley, Gloucestershire, 1680: In the name of God, amen, I, Richard Britton, Vicar of Bisley in the County of Gloucester, being through the mercy of God in some measure of health of body and perfect memory, doe make and declare this my last Will and Testament. I comitt my body to decent and Christian buriallin the Chancell of the Church of Bisley by SARAH my beloved wife there to rest together till the resurrection. I give unto my Brother CANANUEL Britton the summe of ten pounds and to my Brother NATHANIEL BRITTON of New York in America the summe of ten pounds and to my sister ABIGAIL DUCK the summe of ten pounds and if either/or all of them dy before their respective legacy is due, then my will is that it should be distributed among their children. Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Mr. WILLIAM CLOTTERBUCK all my study of bookes and as much of my goods and chattels as with my study of books will amount to one moyety thereof, the other moyety of my goods and chattels I give unto my sister JANE FERNELY in consideration of her paines in keeping my house since the death of my dear wife, and my will is that she shall dwell if she please in my house called patts for her life, if the lease doth hold so long, and if my Executor be not forced to sell it. and for the performance of this my last will and Testament I doe make and consitute the foresaid Mr WILLIAM CLOTTERBUCk my sole Executor. And for the inabling him to perform it according to the true intent there of I doe put in his hands all the money which shall be in my house, or owing unto me at my decease, my lease at Patts my lease at copsgrove, my Barn stable and all things therein, my cattell that I shall then possess, all my household goods, plate and utensills, all which my legacies being paide and funerall expences discharged, he is to divide between my sister FERNELY and himself, that is as before is said by study of bookes and as much of my gods and chattels as will amount to one moyety, the other moyety to my sister aforesaid. Also I doe appoint my Executor to give rings to the persons here after named (viz) to my Cosing THOMAS and Cousing JOHN POPE of Cam with their wives, my Cousin RICHARD POPE and his wife at Longdon, ("my (?) SARAH LONGDON at London" crossed out) and my funerall ring which I wear for my dear wife I would have that given to my sister ABIGAIL. In witness whereof I have put my hand and seal this sixth day of August 1678. RICHARD BRITTON. Witnesses: Richard Blake, John Hide, and Sarah Hide. An explanation of one branch of my will, my study of bookes cost me above six score pounds and it is my will they should be valued to my executor at 40 pounds to equall wch I give to my sister FERNELY 40 pounds out of my goods and chattells and for the remainder of my estate let my Executor and sister divide it equally between them. Proved at Gloucester 10 September 1680. -- From "The Family of Nathaniel Brittain" prepared by Debrett for John A. Brittain, January 1984. (Report 2 - Jan. 1984) p. 8. (BRI HIS 087)

"Richard Britton, vicar of Bisley for 37 years, died 13 November 1679, aged 65." -- Bisley Monumental Inscriptions from Biglands Glouocestshire Collections. "16 November 1679 Ricardus Britton, Cleric's and Eccles. Huj's Vicarij sepultus est." -- parish record burials, from"The Ancestry of Nathaniel Brittain of Staten Island, New York" prepared by Debrett (Report 1 - Jan. 1982) P. 4 for John A. Brittain (BRI HIS 087)
He died on the 13th day of the 9th month of 1679, aged 65 years, and on page 195 it is reported that his wife, Sarah, died on August 14, 1671, aged 54 years. --According to the "History of County of Gloucester" (1791) by Ralph Bigland, at page 194, (BRI HIS 004, p. 4)

Richard's wife's surname was assumed based on the references to Pope cousins in his will. Much debate has been stirred by his lack of reference to what is assumed to be his brother William Brittain in Staten Island (#6 below), and additionally no reference to what is also thought to be another brother Daniel Britton (#5 below). William and Nathaniel Brittain lived in close proximity to one another in Long Island and Staten Island NY, while brother Cananuiel was a Quaker and lived in the Philadelphia area. In American records they are widely accepted as siblings, but William's ommission from this list makes this subject to debate. See below for more discussion, but perhaps it was William's non-conformist beliefs in the 1660s/1670s that led to his exclusion from Richard's will.

3. Abigail Brittain, married Unknown Duck. (There are no Duck families in Staten Island on the 1706 census; all the information on Abigail is obtained stricly from brother Richard's will, and it is assumed she lived in England. From the will it sounds like she had unknown children.)

4. Jane Brittain, married Unknown Fernley. (There are no Fernley families in Staten Island on the 1706 census; all the information on Jane is obtained stricly from brother Richard's will, and from the will it is known she lived in England in close proximity to him. From the will it did not sound like she had unknown children.)

5. Daniel Britton, who probably emigrated to NY, married (maybe) Annetie Derdeman; they were the parents of son Richard Britton, baptized 8/5/1668 in New York City. Note that Daniel is also not mentioned in Richard's will, which is quite surprising since this son Richard was probably samed in honor of the brother (and/or father). His widely-accepted inclusion in this list by genealogists appears to be based solely on the one record of a baptism in the NY church. There are no Daniel or Richard or even unknown Staten Island Brittons on the 1706 census, so it is unknown when Daniel and his son Richard died. Since there are no records of Daniel or Richard in Staten Island, it is assumed they lived elsewhere, perhaps even leaving NY after the baptism. No source information was supplied for the reference to Daniel's wife being Annetie Derdeman; this is considered unconfirmed. No further information has been uncovered for Daniel and his son.

6. William Britton (~1620s/1630s Batcombe, England-1683 Staten Island, NY) and Maria/Mary Stillwell (daughter of Lieutenant Nicholas Stillwell and Ann) (1645 Gravesend, Long Island NY-?) -- 8 children William is not mentioned in Richard's will, but is widely accepted by genealogists today and in years long ago as a brother. Perhaps Richard did not mention William in his will due to William's religious preferences -- there is a note that "William Britton and Nicholas Stillwell had taken part in Non-Conformist Rel Serv on Long Island", which would have been in the 1660s/1670s, just around the time that Richard wrote this will. (see below for more details on William)

7. Nathaniel Britton (~1620s/1630s Batcombe, England-2/1684 Old Town, Staten Island, NY-will) married Anne Stillwell (eldest daughter of Lieutenant Nicholas Stillwell and Anne) -- 5 children (see below for more details on Nathaniel)


New York: New Town and Staten Island

Earliest American Britton ancestor: William Britton (~1630s Batcombe, Somersetshire, England-1683 Staten Island, NY):
--- William Britton came to New York some time before 1661. The first mention of the name William Britton is taken from the “Year Book” of the Holland Society of New York for 1900, page 130, as follows: “Feb 12, 1661/2 Richard Wilkeson a mason living at New Amsterdam, and William Britton, an Englishman living at Mespat (Newtown, Long Island, NY -- see history) declare at the request of Joris Dobson, innkeeper at New Amsterdam, that Andrew Halwel about three weeks ago, arrived at the house of Dobson, drunk etc.” [many genealogists list William's approximated birthyear as 1645, probably because his wife was known to have been born ~1645; but this has been revised by many modern genealogists. First, his (assumed) brother Richard, Vicar at Bisley, was born in 1614, so a 1645 birthdate, 31 years later, would be highly unusual. Second, even William's early American records, such as these, argue that he was born at least by the 1630s, and perhaps even in the 1620s. For instance here, in 1661, if William had been age 16 would he be called an "Englishman" and be in an inn? Plus, he would have been an improbable 17 at marriage and 18 upon the birth of his first child. DLH 2008]
--- Council Minutes, 1662, April 6,: “Complaint against George Jewel, Dr. Clarke, John Too, and Daniel East, of Mespath Kill Long Island, for having had recourse to turning the Bible, in order to discover who had stolen tobacco from William Briton.”
--- 1662, June 22; “Action of slander brought by Jacob Elderson against William Britton, George Jewel, James Clark and John Too of Newtown, for alleging that he had stolen said Britton’s Tobacco.” [Dutch Manuscripts X, pp111-157; “Calendar of Historical Manuscripts” New York 1630-1664, p.236-238.]
--- Dec. 4, 1666, William Britton’s name in a list of the Freeholders of Newton.

"William Britton and Nicholas Stillwell had taken part in Non-Conformist Rel Serv on Long Island." No source given for this comment found listed in the works of other genealogists. I (DLH 2008) surmise that since this would likely be in the 1670s (prior to 1678 anyway), contemporary to Richard writing his will in 1678, this might have been a reason for William to be omitted from the will.

William Britton and his brother Nathaniel (? England-2/1684 SI, NY) both moved to Staten Island circa 1678 with their families.
--- 1678, William Britton, Constable, in place of Richard Curtis.
--- July 14, 1678, Maria, wife of William Britton of Staten Island and seven children were baptized in the Dutch Chruch of Flatbush: Maria, age 33 yrs, William age 15 years, Nathaniel, age 13 years, Richard, age 11 years, Joseph age 9 years, Benjamin Britton, age 7 years, Jan (John) age 5 years, and Daniel age 1 and 1/2 years [Year Book, Holland Society, 1898]
--- October 17, 1680, their son Nicholas was baptized. [Wilson and Allied Families, p.104 – by Justice]
--- William Britton died intestate in 1683 (based on inventory of his estate taken in Dec 31, 1683).
--- See Staten Island for more information on Staten Island history, picture of the Britton home there, allied families of Frost and Howsmon, etc.

William's children do not all remain on Staten Island. The two oldest sons, William and Nathaniel, die on Staten Island in 1704 and 1702, and their sons move later to Abington, PA (Philadelphia). The next five sons moved across the river to NJ: Richard, Joseph, Benjamin, John, and Daniel. The youngest son Nicklas stayed in Staten Island. However, the ties to Staten Island remain strong, and many of William's children in NY/PA/NJ marry into the Staten Island families, particularly the Stillwell family. Son Richard, is known to have left Staten Island by 1700, and sons John and Daniel are thought to have left by 1706 since they are not on the census.
--- 1706 Staten Island census: Nathaniel Britton, age 42; Joseph Britton, 40; Benjamin Britton, 29; Nicholas Britton, 27; William, age 21; and Nathaniel, age 19 (one sheet was lost and names are missing, this appears that it might just be the Britton children, and not any additional Britton adults -- see census)
--- 1711/1715 soldiers from Staten Island: Nathaniel Britton, Lieutenant; Nicholas Brittain, Sergeant; William Brittain, private; Richard Brittain, private; Nathaniel Brittain, private; Nathaniel Brittain (a 2nd one), private.

An examination of the Britton Tree shows that there are a possible 10 Britton males, aged 16-50, in Staten Island in 1711-15:
• F1a William 26-30,
• F2a Nathaniel 23-27 (may have moved to PA),
• F4 Joseph 42-46 (may have moved to NJ),
• F5 Benjamin 40-44 (may be deceased by 1711-15),
• F8 Nicholas 31-35,
• G1 Nathaniel 44-48,
• G1a Nathaniel 23-27,
• G1a Richard ~22-26,
• G1a Nicholas ~16-20.
• G1a Abraham 24-28? (age uncertain),
From this, it is clear that: the Lieutenant Nathaniel must be G1 Nathaniel age 44-45, and
the Sergeant Nicholas must be F8 Nicholas (later known as Colonel) age 31-35, and
Private William must be F1a William age 26-30.
There are an additional three privates -- a Richard and two Nathaniels.
Joseph (F4) appears to have already moved to NJ, Benjamin (F5) is likely deceased or perhaps too infirm,
G1a Nicholas may have been too young, and as G1a Abraham's birthdate is unknown he is likely too young also.
It appears that two of G1 Nathaniel's sons served as privates -- G1a Nathaniel and G1a Richard.
Therefore the other Nathaniel must be F2a, who has not yet moved to PA.

William's son Benjamin's (1671-?) descendancy is not known for certain. It is certain, from records and the Stillwell Genealogy tome, that Benjamin married Martha Stillwell; but records of his children have not been uncovered.
--- There was apparently a Britten Bible (see Bailey book), and written in at the bottom of the page associated with Benjamin Britten (b.1671) is a notation that he married Madame LaTourette. 1950s Genealogist Graecia Britten speculated in a letter to "Cousin Neva" in the mid 1950s that Benjamin married Latourette after the death of his first wife Martha Stillwell in order to have someone to take care of his children. There were a large number of Latourettes in and around New York, and they were Huguenots from France. However, I [DLH 2008] feel this assumption is incorrect. Other genealogists have concluded that Benjamin died young, circa 1710s or 1720s. This is substantiated by the fact he is not found on the 1711-1715 military lists. Also this latter genealogy by Graecia Britten includes four children born in 1713-1724 (Benjamin who married Abigail Hoff, Frankey, Martha who married Samuel Moore, and Rachel), which seem unlikely, as Richard would be age 42-53 upon the births of these children; and furthermore, Graecia lists these children with Massachusetts and New Jersey ties. It is assumed these children belong in this tree somewhere, but just not as children to this Benjamin, perhaps as grandchildren. Also, note that while Benjamin is on the census for 1706, Maud is not on the census anywhere -- under Britton or LaTourette (or tourette) -- it appears that Benjamin has not yet married.
--- Finally, there is a 1736 will of Martha DeBonrepos of Staten Island, where she is a widow, and lists children Francis Brittain, Annie Billve (wife of Jacobus), Rachel Brittain, Martha Brittain and William Brittain. It appears incontrovertable that this Martha was previously married to a Britton and had four+ children, then widowed, then married to a DeBonrepos who also predeceased her. Many genealogists state that Martha DeBonrepos was a Stillwell widow (married to Thomas Stillwell, born 1651, son of Nicholas and Anne VanDyke Stillwell, sister to the Ann who married Nathaniel), this is correct but she was also the widow Britton -- her maiden name was Martha Billew, she married (1) Thomas Stillwell and had 1 daughter Ann, then (2) Bendjamin Britton and had 4+ children, then (3) Rev. David DeBonrepos. Martha is listed on the 1706 census as Martha Stillwell and there is a girl Anne Stillwell on the census as well. Therefore, this Benjamin did not marry Latourette after Martha died. It is possible that she was a first wife to Benjamin, and the mother of 1+ of his children, and had died by the 1706 census. Note: Jacobus and Anne Billiou move to Bucks County, PA cirda 1735 -- William Brittain was a witness to both Ann Belew's will (3/7/1753 Bucks County) and that of Jacob Beelue (10/1/1747 Philadelphia County). ===== C-20JACOB BILLIOU, b. Staten Island 1685; d. Philadelphia, Sept. 1747; m. (C-11) ANN STILLWELL, dau. of Lt. THOMAS STILLWELL & MARTHA BILLIOU & widow of SAMUEL VAN PELT. 14. Martha15. Isaac 1722 Jacob is called in the will of Rev. David DeBonrepose "Jacob Billieu" and in the will of Martha DeBonrepos "Cobus Billue" and in his father's will "Jacob" which is the name he signed to his own will. In the census of 1706 he is called James which is the translation of Jacobus. Stillwell's "Historical & Genealogical Miscellany" mentions a road "to begin at the house of Jacob Bellue and to run through his land and from thence through land of William Makleen and so along through a tract of vacant land and also through Dongan's land". (11-7-1722) About 1735, in company with his brothers Daniel and Luke, and others, Jacob set out for Pennsylvania and settled in Moorland. Philadelphia Mortgages Book F-10, p. 293, mortgage dated 3-22-1738/9, recorded 4-17-1739 "Jacob Billiou of Moorland, County of Philadelphia & Ann Philadelphia County and partly in Bucks County ....312 acres." 5-20-1751 George Emlen acknowledges receipt of L300 the full amount of the mortgage and interest, from Isaac Billew, the only surviving son of Jacob Billiou and executor of his father's will. Will of Jacob Beelue of Philadelphia County, Yeoman, dated 8-31-1747 pr. 10-1-1747 at Philadelphia, leaves his wife an annuity, providing she does not marry again, and leaves bequests to son Isaac and daughter Martha McClean and grandchildren: Mary, Jacob & Rachel McClean. Executors: wife & son Isaac. Will of Ann Belew of Bucks Co., Pa., widow, dated 6-20-1748, pr. 3-7-1753, names her daughter, Martha McClean as sole heiress and executrix. William Brittain was a witness to both wills.
--- Furthermore, a traditional story in the family (also according to Graecia Britten) is that Benjamin was a London schoolboy who was kidnapped and impressed on a British ship while on the way to school, jumped ship in New York and never again communicated with his family. Graecia Britten says in a letter that she "hoped" to prove that the family descended from 2 brothers who immigrated to New England and later moved to New York. She gives no reasons or sources for this and, so far as present information is concerned, never proved it." Since Benjamin (b.1671) was born in America, it would appear that this story got confused over the years. It may have referred to a descendant of some later generation who was impressed on a British ship during the Revolutionary War, or the War of 1812. What is believed to be his grandson Benjamin was born in Massachusetts, married in Middlesex,NJ and died in NYC.

Based on the 1706 census and the 1711-1715 military records, it appears that Richard, John and Daniel left Staten Island prior to 1706 (Middlesex records confirm Daniel there by 1699). Joseph appears to have moved 1707-1710 to NJ. William and Nathaniels sons (William and Nathaniel respectively) appear to have moved from Staten Island to Philadelphia after 1711-1715 (since they are on the military list -- see above).

Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, NY. -- JOHN BRITTAIN was taxed in Beekman from June 1748 through Feb. 1753 with assessments of £1. There are no local records for this family other than several early 19th century bp. at Rhinebeck and some grave stones. A John Britton was son of Nathaniel Britton of Richmond Co. whose will was dated 1 June 1729. [WN-YHS XI:150]. [Note--this is not the same John Brittain, as Nathaniel's son John moved to Monmouth,NJ; this Beekman John is unknown.--DLH 2008]. OTHER AND UNPLACED BRITTAINS -- 1. Amelia, wife of Caleb Britton d. 29 June 1853, age 52 and was bd. in the Ellsworth Ground in Amenia Union. [NEBG 84]. 2. Glodo Brittain was taxed in Crum Elbow from Feb. 1761 through 1771. He is not found in any other Nine Partners records. 3. Hiram Britton d. in Beekman 6 Nov. 1890, age 80y 6m. Mary ___, his wife d. 28 Jan. 1855, age 38y 9m. They were both bd. in the Beekman Cemetery at Poughquag. [OGDC 17]. Hiram evidently m. 2nd Mary E. Brownell who d. 2 Oct. 1899, age 42 years and was bd. in the Brownell Ground in Pawling. [OGDC 175]. 4. Israel Britton and Helena ___ had son Almond b. 26 Jan. 1810, bp. at St. Peter's Lutheran at Rhinebeck, NY. Parents were Sp. [IGI]. 5. Jacob Brittain and Helena ___ had Elizabeth b. 20 June 1808, bp. 1809 at same. 6. James Britton and Hannah had dau. Caroline b. 17 May 1814 at same with Sp. Benjamin and Catherine Traver. (Source: The Settlers of the Beekman Patent series, by Frank J. Doherty, vol 2.). Note that many of these settlers were Quakers.


New Jersey

John Britton (1673 Long Island-1754 Monmouth County, NJ)
John Britton (~1695 Staten Island, NY-10/28/1784 Bucks County, PA)

Richard Britton moved from Staten Island to Middlesex, NJ apparently circa 1700-1705 (just across the river from Staten Island -- see map), and died there in 1732; his son John, born in Staten Island circa 1695 moved from NJ to Bucks County, PA circa 1727, and died there in 1784. [Note: no birth/baptism record has been found for John, so his parentage can only be ascertained through inference from land records and wills. While John Britton of Bucks County is widely accepted as a grandson of William Britton above, his father has alternatively been suspected as one of the other brothers to move to NJ, and particularly John. However, the modern concensus is that his father was Richard; more specifics on the reasoning included below.]

Richard Britton moved from Staten Island to Middlesex, NJ apparently circa 1700-1705 (just across the river from Staten Island -- see map) and his brother John moved likely about the same time to nearby Monmouth County, NJ. Our ancestor John Britton, born in Staten Island circa 1695 moved from NJ to Bucks County, PA circa 1727, and died there in 1784. Note: no birth/baptism record has been found for John, so his parentage can only be ascertained through inferences from land records and wills. While John Britton of Bucks County is widely accepted as a grandson of William Britton above, his father is uncertain, but virtually certain to be either Richard or his younger brother John -- it is noteworthy that both of these men are listed as possible fathers in print. Thus, the records for both of these men are listed here, and the inferences detailed.

Richard Britton (1667-1732)
--- Occupation: 1710 Constable, Piscataway, Middlesex,NJ
---NJ early Land records: 1716, Dec. 5. Richard Brittain, yeoman, and wife Anne, residing at Piscataqua, Middlesex County, New Jersey sold land for 120 pounds to George Rescarrick. Richard Brittain and wife Anne both made their marks. (BRI HIS 009) note: some records must be missing since no purchase record was found
--- 1724 July 14 van Hook, Lawrence of Monmouth Co., Esq're. 1725 Nov 20 inventory. bonds and mortgages due by ... Richard Britain (NJ Archives. v23. Abstract of Wills 1670-1730)
--- 1702/3 Feb 15 Cole, Robert of Middlesex Co., 1699 May 9, Cole, Robert of Pisca, East Jersey, binds himself to pay to Joseph Woode of Buks [sic] Co., Penn., the sum of 39.6.0pounds, Penna. money. 1707 July 30 -- affadavit of Joseph Wood, that his account of estate of Robert Cole is correct. The account shows said Wood a creditor of the estate to the amount of 123.3.0pounds, of which 70.4.0 is the bond for 30pounds, "payable out of his father's estate to my wife with lawful interest, since it was due." Wood has given relief to Robert Cole and wife in their sickness and afterwards buried them; he has paid debts due to ... Daniel Britan ... (Note: Bucks County link for the Britton family.) (NJ Archives. v23. Abstract of Wills 1670-1730)
--- 1714 Sept 14, Bowne, John of Mattawan, Middletown, Monmouth Co., merchant will of. 1716 Apr 9 inventory of the personal estate (16982.5.0 pounds), mortgagors being ... (many) ... Robert Frost, Nathaniel Stillwell, James Frost, Joseph Brittain, Elias Stillwell, Jeremiah Stillwell, Joseph Brittain junior, Richard Stillwell, Richar Brittain, Betty Frost, Robert Frost, ... (Note: Frost and Brittons together in Monmouth) (NJ Archives. v23. Abstract of Wills 1670-1730)
---1714 Joseph Britton Sr and Joseph Britton Jr and Richard Britton mentioned in will of John Brown [it is thought that they may have married Brown daughters] -- could this be the same as Bowne above -- no such inference from the long list of mortgagors!!!
---1724 July 14 van Hook, Lawrence of Monmouth Co., Esq're. 1725 Nov 20 inventory. bonds and mortgages due by ... Richard Britain
---1732, Richard Britten of Middlesex County -- LOOK AT THIS ONE -- this could be the key -- WILL: 1732 -- 1 - 766 FHL US/CAN Film 545482 -- YES -- at LARFHC ! ! ! ! ! !

**Liber D.3.248. Deed Aug 18 1739. John Brittain, yeoman, and Rachel his wife of Middletown, Monmouth County, to Elias Covenhoven, yeoman of same place. L108. -- Recites deed of Jonathan Stout and wife Anne (Jan 6 1704) to James Hubbard for 200 acres of land and 5 acres of marsh, in Middletown township, and Hames Hubbard devised same to his son James during life and then to be divided amonth the three children of his dauther Mary (sister to James Hubbard Junr) wife of John Wall -- Rachel, wife of John Brittain, Mary Wall and Williamkee Wall. John and Rachel Brittain now convey their one-third of same to Covenhoven.

**Liber K.2.340. deed. Apr 25 1741. John Britton of Middletown, Monmouth county, weaver, and wife Rachel, to Joseph Smith, carpenter, of same place. L140. Land in Middletown ... witnesses: Jarrat Wall, Humphrey Wall.

Question: the John Britton (~1795-1785) of Bucks County, PA -- whose son was he? Thomas Bailey ("Bailey-Britton History and Genealogy", Tennessee 1962), a descendant of John's second son William, thinks this John is the son of John and Rachel of Monmouth County, NJ:
---1. John Sr (1673-1754, of Monmouth County,NJ) is known to have had at least one son, listed in court papers as not being an administrator of his father's estate in 1754. Thomas Bailey thought this likely as John Jr would have been in Bucks County,PA by then
---2.John Jr's son Nathanial (1724 NJ-1791 Monmouth County,NJ) died in Monmouth County.
Other genealogists have placed John Jr in the genealogical tree as Richard's son (of Middlesex County,NJ):
---reasons unknown.
Additional Factors:
---1. John Jr's first wife, Elizabeth Stillwell was born in Monmouth, NJ (Jeremiah Stillwell was a member of a grand jury there in 1700, and listed in an affadavit in 1707) ---2. NJ County is far from definitive, since Jeremiah Stillwell is in both Middlesex and Monmouth counties (1702/3 Feb 16 Mount, George of Middletown; will of ... Witness Jeremiah Stilwell (and 1730 Calap Allen, 1723 Jonathan Bishop, )) (1698/9 March 10. letter testamonial to Jeremiah Stillwell, late of Gravesend L. I. for the following lots in Middletown).
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look up Jeremiah Stillwell's will to see where it was. If Middlesex, this would substantiate the Richard as a father; if Monmouth, it would substantiate the John as a father. Actually, since I do not see Britton mentioned, I think this Stillwell will might be NY and not NY. Still important to find. Note that the only Britton in Monmouth County after John in 1754 is a Richard. It looks like John named his son Richard, and the concurrent John looks to be a son of Richard.

To be perfectly accurate, it cannot be determined if John-of-Bucks grandfather was definitely William or Nathaniel. There is a possibility that John-of-Bucks could be the great-grandson of Daniel, or a great-grandson of Cananuiel -- other of the seven original siblings. Due to the fact that John married a Stillwell and a VanSandt, and with his ties to Monmouth, NJ, it is certain that he is a relative to this branch, but his exact placement is uncertain.

NJ early Land records:
1705-1735 Daniel Britton deeds in Middlesex County (sold 1705, 1710, 1725, 1735; bought 1707, 1710, 1718, 1720, 1725)
1716 Richard Britton deed in Middlesex County (sold 1716)
1742-1743 William Britton deeds in Middlesex County (sold 1742, 1743)
1755 Nicholas Britton deed in Middlesex (bought 1755)
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1710 Joseph Britton deed in Hunterdon County (sold 1710)
1784-1786 Joseph Britton deeds in Hunterdon County (sold 1784, 1786, 1795, 1796, 1801)
1791 Charity Britton deed in Hunterdon County (sold 1781)
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1714 Joseph Britton deed in Monmouth County (bought 1714; sold 1723)
1718-1741 John Britton deeds in Monmouth County (sold 1718*, 1739, 1741; bought 1739) *sold to Jeremiah Stillwell
? Richard Britton deed in Monmouth County (sold [? unknown, some time between 1747-1784])
note: must be missing some, as earliest records are sales in Middlesex in 1705 and Hunterdon in 1710.

1664, letter from Duke of York to Colonel Lovelace, stating he granted the "Tract of Land adjacent to New-England to go Westward of Long-Island and Manhatans Island" -- this is Monmouth County, NJ. Note that Lovelace was also the purchaser in 1670 of Staten Island. -- letter in "New Jersey Archives. First Series, Vol1. Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State, 1631-1687" 1880 (no Britton, Frost, Howsmon, Stillwell or Vansandt).
Aug 27, 1700 -- Jeremiah Stilwell was a member of a grand jury in Monmouth County, NJ -- state vs. several persons charges with "rioutsly assembling on the 17th day of July and assaulting John Steward high Sheriff & Henry Leonard..."-- NJA 1687-1703 vol2
Apr 26, 1707 -- Capt Stillwill mentioned in affadavit/deposition to the Assembly of NJ to support accusations of the Aseembly against Lord Cornbury's Administration of the Province.--NJA 1703-1709 vol3
1709-1720 NJA vol4 -- no Britton, Frost, Howsmon, Stillwell, Vansandt
1720-1737 NJA vol 5 -- none

Somerset and Hunterdon Counties, NJ Heirs to Estates, by Virginia Brown, 1986.
Hunterdon County Division of Estates, Surrogate Book II, p.28. Nathaniel Britain. Dower of his widow, Mary Britain. Located along the River Delaware, adjoining Michael Fraley, dec'd. (Another heir could be John C. Britain, record very faded.) Recorded 28th March 1852. Bk.II, p.61-62. Map p.63
Book I: Daniel Britton, dec'd, Amwell Tp., Mt. Airy Village. Petitioner, Robert D. Britton, now occupies the house lot and the blacksmith shop. Other tenants in common were: William, Mary, Samuel B., and Rebecca Britton. Recorded, 12th May, 1847. Bk.I, p.240-344.
Book A: William Savage, dec'd, Montgomery Tp., along Rocky Hill to Pennington road. -- daughter Amy, widow of Isaac Van Zant. Reocrded 2nd Oct 1821. Bk A., p.166. Map follows p.175.

Index to Colonial Kinsmen from Plymouth Rocke to York Towne
Britton, Elizabeth, Lionel, Rebecca all 3-3040
Frost, Josephine C. 4A
Stillwell Anne 5-4068, Daniel 8-2103, Jeremiah 8-2103, John 6-3074, John Edwin 4A, Lydia 3-4042, Mary 8-3113, Nicholas 3-U4042, Nicholas I 6-U1074, Nicholas II 6-1074, Nicholas III 8-2102, Rebecca 8-3111, Richard Jr 6-3074, Richard Sr 8-2102, Sarah 8-3113. (No records, just referral.

Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, vol XV 1979.
Brittan Family papers, 1733-1824. 17 items. Deeds, Wills, and other documents relating to the Brittan family of Trenton. Includes the wills of Joseph Brittan, Samuel Tucker and William Tucker, as well as manuyscripts signed by William Livingston and Richard Salter. Ther is also "An Ode to General LaFayette on visiting the United States," wirtten by James McHenry (1785-1845), a Philsadelphyia editor and poet, on September 11, 1824; it is accompanied by his explanatory letter to William Jones (1760-1831), a former Secretary of the Navy and Presieent of the Bank of the United States. Gift of Miss Noel Hastings, 1966.
Hornblower Family, papers 1760-1900. Correspondence of Josiah Hornblower included letter with Abraham Brittin.

General Index to the New Jersey Archives, First Series in 10 volumes, by Frederick Ricord, 1888 (reprinted 1994)
no Britton Frost, William, iii, 447 no Howsmon. Stillwell, Captain, iii, 213. Stillwell, Jeremiah, ii, 332. Stillwell, Nicholas, x, 210. no vansandt/vanzant

NJ Archives. v23. Abstract of Wills 1670-1730.

1704/5 Jan 3, Powell, Richard of Woodbridge, will of. Divides real and personal estate between Mary Wallis, "who now dwells with me," his grandson John, son of Philipp Doldridge, Daniel Brittain and Philipp Doldridge.
1729 June 10. Pike Thomas of Woodbrige, Middlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Executor Dapt. Daniel Brittain.
1716/7 Jan 8. Heath, Andrew of Hopewell Twp, Hunterdon Co., yeoman, will of. 1720 Oct 3 inventory -- bonds and bills due by ... Joseph Britain.
1724 July 14 van Hook, Lawrence of Monmouth Co., Esq're. 1725 Nov 20 inventory. bonds and mortgages due by ... Richard Britain
1702/3 Feb 15 Cole, Robert of Middlesex Co., 1699 May 9, Cole, Robert of Pisca, East Jersey, binds himself to pay to Joseph Woode of Bucks Co., Penn., the sum of 39.6.0pounds, Penna. money. 1707 July 30 -- affadavit of Joseph Wood, that his account of estate of Robert Cole is correct. The account shows said Wood a creditor of the estate to the amount of 123.3.0pounds, of which 70.4.0 is the bond for 30pounds, "payable out of his father's estate to my wife with lawful interest, since it was due." Wood has given relief to Robert Cole and wife in their sickness and afterwards buried them; he has paid debts due to ... Daniel Britan ...
1715 Nov 27. Harrison, Edard; will of...Witnesses... Thomas Britan.
1720 June 20, Bishop John of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., will ... land on Pepiak Neck in Woodbridge Bounds, between the road to town, Daniel Brittain, John Moores and brother Noah, ...
1714 Sept 14, Bowne, John of Mattawan, Middletown, Monmouth Co., merchant will of. 1716 Apr 9 inventory of the personal estate (16982.5.0 pounds), mortgagors being ... (many) Robert Frost, Nathaniel Stillwell, James Frost, Joseph Brittain, Elias Stillwell, Jeremiah Stillwell, Joseph Brittain junior, Richard Stillwell, Richar Brittain, Betty Frost, Robert Frost, ...
1715/16 Jan 16. Allen John of Woodbridge, cooper. Witnesses include Daniel Britten. 1715 inventory of the personal estate (105.3.0 pounds incl. a great Bible 1.10pounds and a small one 6 shil) made by Samuel Dennes and Dan Britten.
1717 April 22 Newbury, Newberry, Henry of Evesham Township, Burlington Co. ...1725/6 Jan 11 Account of the estate by the administrator who has made payments to ... Elizabeth Britten ..
1717/8 Feb 10 Rivers, John of Middlesex Co. ... showing payments to Tho. Britten, ...
1709 Oct 31. Tuttle, Stephen, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., cordwinder. ... and friend Daniel Britton of Woodbridge, who are also made executors.
1713 Apr 10, Frost, William of Amboy, Middlesex Co; will of. Wife Jannet, son Robert and other children, names not given, bequest to Minister and Wardens of the Church of England at Perty Amboy. Real and personal estate. The wife sole executrix. Witnesses -- Thomas Gordon, Jannet Cordon, Peter Buckalie. Proved Dec 1, 1720.
1695/6 March 16 Carhart, Thomas of Woodbridge ... Witnesses -- John Loofbourrow, Jonathan Donham, William Frost, and Benj. Griffith. 1697 April 20 Account of the estate by his widow Marie showing payment of debts to ... William Frost.
1708 June 28 Smith, English of Amboy, innholder. unk date, account shows receipt from William Frost, Wm Frost [both] ... (several more)
1703 Oct 2 Brown, John of Perth Amboy. 1704 June 1 inventory made by Wm Frost.
1717 June 18 Browne, John of Pert Amboy. inventory made by Wm Frost of the same place
1713 Oct 28 Macklain, Charles of New Barbados; will of (badly rat-eaten) witnesses Abram Husman, John Berry Johanes Housman.
1702/3 Feb 16 Mount, George of Middletown; will of ... Witness Jeremiah Stilwell (and 1730 Calap Allen, 1723 Jonathan Bishop, 1702/3 for George Mount of Middletown) and inventory by him om 1714 for Nicholas Brown of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.. 1716 for Ephraim Potter of Shrewsbury. Monmouth
1714 Nov 30 Stillwell, Elias, of Middletown, yeoman. Inventory of the estate of (36.16.6 pounds) made by Thomas Morford and Lewis Morris. unk date account of the estate by Richard Stanley of Middletown, yeoman, dec'd, handed in by Sarah, widow of said Richard, and showing payemtns to Anthonly Pintard, Jeremiah Stilwell, Wm. Wilkins and John Drummey.
other Stillwells (not done) Daniel, Ester, John, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Obadiah, Obediah, Richard, Tho. Thomas.
1700 Oct 15, Tatham, Elizabeth of Burlington, widow; will of (much broken) ... 1700/1 Jan 31 inventory of the estate, 3407.2.- pounds debts due by Cornelius van Sandt, Garrett van Sandt ...
1727 April 20 Stoothof, Petrus of Somerset Co. ... 1729 May 31 inventory made by Isaac van Zandt.

- "First Settlers of Piscataway and Woodbridge", 1664-1714, published 1932.
Mary Brittaen born to Daniel and Elizabeth, Feb 24, 1700.
Elizabeth Murrney, wife of John (widow of Danl Britton) d. Apr __ 1760, age 76
note -- there is a list of first settlers in 1714 who signed a petition, inc Danl but not Richd

- "First Settlers of Piscataway and Woodbridge", 1664-1714, published 1932. Daniel Brittain 1724, 1731 list of Judges and Assistants from the Middlesex County Courts of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions.
---1718 Daniel Brittain, surveyor in Woodbridge
---1713 Daniel Betten was one of 41 petitioners in Middlesex County re an election, no Richard
---1729 Capt Daniel Brittain executor for Ephraim Phillips of Monmouth, County, NJ
1720 bought land
1707 Daniel Brittain bought land and 1725, 1725, ...
William Brittain sold 1742, sold 1743 danl bought 1718m sold 1725 b 1725 s 1735 b 1710 b 1705 b 1710 s 1734 b 1731 Richard sold to George Rescarrick A 2: 280 in 1716 early NJ settlers -- Essex County, Jacob Vansant 224 acres

- "First Settlers of Piscataway and Woodbridge", 1664-1714, published 1932. BRITTAIN. This was a first settler family of Woodbridge. Representatives came about 1700.
--Lionel Brittain was in Philadelphia County, Penna., before 1694-5 (ARCH vol XXI, p458) a blacksmith, and in 1695 acquired land on the "island of Burlington."
--We are concerned that Captain Daniel Brittain of Woodbridge. Records favor his having been a son of Nathaniel Brittain of Staten Island, and wife, Anne Stillwell, as he was too old to have been a son of William Brittain and wife, Maria, b. 1676/7, for the first record indicates that he was of age, i.e. old enough to take title in 1691 [NOT TRUE -- see note at end of paragraph]. Capt. Daniel Brittain appeared in Woodbridge in time for, and on account of his marriage about 1699 to Elizabeth Powell, daughter of Richard Powell of Woodbridge, for Daniel and Elizabeth had a daughter Mercy, entered in the Woodbridge Vital Records as born Feb 24, 1700. No other births are recorded. According to Dally's History of Woodbridge and Vicinity (sev. ref.) Aug 15, 1708, in the pastorate of Nathaniel Wade, Church of Christ, among those admitted to Communion were Daniel and Elizabeth Brittain (Vide ante, Part One, p.111). In various deed and will records, New Jersey Archives, Vol XXI and XXIII, Daniel Brittain's activities are disclosed, 1704-1717. Captain Daniel Brittain died in 1733, leaving a will dated April 5, 1733, which is quoted in full because of the relationship shown: "1733. April 5. Brittin (Britten), Daniell, Sen'r of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of; Son, Daniell, and his children, Nicholas and Elizabeth Britton. Sons, William and Benjamin, both under age. Daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, at 18 years. Greandson, Daniel, son of John Moores. Daughter Deliverance, and her children, viz: James, Sarah and Elizabeth Moore. Land in Perth Amboy; lands bought of William Elstone, Moses Rolfe, Peter Codricke, Noah Bishop, John Jaquiss; land joining David Donham, Jr., Executors -- wife, Elizabeth, John Moore, and son William Britton. Witnesses -- Charles Wright, Benjamin Codington, David Donham, Jun'r. Proved April 28, 1733' (Arch, Vol XXX, p.62)" -- NOTE: although this source questions Captain Daniel's ancestry, his parents were certain to have been William and Maria: Nathaniel and Anne had no apparent son Daniel (none mentioned in Nathaniel's 1684 will); and moreover, the tombstone record for this Daniel confirms a birthyear of circa 1676, so he definitely is the son of William and Maria. I (DLH 2008) have no idea what 1691 title record this refers to.

- "First Settlers of zPiscataway and Woodbridge", 1664-1714m published 1932., but references "The Huguenots of Staten Ilsand Part one and two; La Rochelle, the Stronghold of the huguenots, part four, and the Walloons, Part five." "Upon Staten Island near New Dorp, in 1658 a little band of Waldenses or Vaudois built a stone church. In his history of "Baptist Churches in the United Stqates" A. H. Newman xclaims that at the beginning of the sixteen century the Waldenses held some Baptist principles and nubered about one hundred thousand scatters throughout Europe. John Crocheron, JacquesPost and Moillart Journeay were Vaudois refugees who came to Staten Islaned prior to 1670. In 1658 the following names are also found among the records of the Waldensian Church at New Dorp: Bedell, Guyon, Corson, Fountain, Perrine, Van Pelt, Poillon, Seguine, etc. The first marriage recorded was that of Cornlis ritton and Charlotte Colon.

NOTE __ Brittons in book: Anne Stillwell, Benjamin, Charlotte Colon, Cornlis, Daniel, Deliverance, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Powell, Joseph, Lionel, Maria, Marie, Mary, Mary DuChesne, Mercy, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Richard, Robert and William. NO JOHN!!!!!

- "First Settlers of zPiscataway and Woodbridge", 1664-1714m published 1932. -- "First Settlers of Staten Island. The following list is taken from a Map of Colonial Grants of Staten Island, Borough of Richmond, c/ity of New York, Made by George M. Root, City Surveryor, 1902, as disclosed by original recors -- p.1 Mary Brittain 1685, .....Stilwell 1691; p.2 ; p.3 Daniel Stillwell 1680; p.4 Thomas Stillwell 1677, Nathaniel Britton 1677, William Britton 1692, Thomas Stillwell 1685, William Stillwell 1677, Mary Brittain 1685; p.6 Capt Richard Stillwell 1681, Daniel Stillwell 1694

other lists of First settlers of SI: Nathaniel Brittain Sr 1696/7, Nathaniel Brittain Jr 1696/7, in 1680 -- William Britten, William Briten, 1681 -- Nathaniel Britten, Nathanell Britten, nathaniall Briton, Richard Stillwell (Justice), Danill Stillwell, Nathanel Britten, 1682 -- Nathanill Britten, 1681 -- Nathaniell Brittaine

New Jersey Marriage Records 1665-1800, by William Nelson, 1982.
Britain, Susanna, Burlington and John Bowen, Burlington 1774 July 19
Brittain, Abigail, Burlington and Thomas Nugen, Burlington 1772 Apr 29
Brittain, Anne, Monmouth, and John Guiness, Burlington 1749 May 24
Brittain Lydia and John Titus Perth Amboy 1742 June 30
Brittain Rachel, Kings Co. NY and Samuel Dorsett 1739 Oct 27
Brittain Sidney, Bucks Co Pa and Robert Smith Bucks Co Pa 1771 Oct 28
Brittan Ann, Perth Amboy and James Buckalew, Perth Amboy 1751 Oct 15
Brittan, Anne and Nicholas Bellville, NJ 1780 Jan 10
Britton, Elisabeth, Monmouth and Mindert McClean, Monmouth 1762 May 4
Britton, Hannah, Bucks co PA and Nicholas Larselen, Bucks Co 1766 Mar 11
Britton, Mary and Benajah King, Burlington 1781 Jan 29
Britton, Rebeckah, Monmouth and Abraham Warrick, Upper Freehold 1750 Dec 29
Britton, Sarah, Middlesex and Lewis Morris, Middlesex 1750 Aug 10
Britton Sarah and William Williams, Upper Freehol 1762 Jan 19
Britton Sarah and John Robinson, Somerset 1779 Dec 11
Frost John Bucks PA and Grace Searle Bucks PA 1732 June 6
Frost Thomas Neward and Tammisin Erle 1764 Nov 1
Houseman Christian in 1759 and Houseman Marishe in 1790.
Hackensack NJ: Housman, Abram, y. m., b. Boswyck and Gerrebreght Terhuyne, y.d., b. on the Bay 1701 Nov 29
Housman, Hendriktie and Johannes Stegge 1722 Aug 11
Housman, Magdalena and Jan Van der Voort 1701 Apr 5. also a lot of Huysman.
Essex County: Britten Ply and Mun Hart 1801 Jan 1 New Jersey Archives. Marriage records 1665-1800. Britain, Samuel, Staten Island and Mary de Young, NJ 1764-11/17 Britan, Richard, Burlington and Rhoda Woodward 1767-7/23 Richard, Abraham, Monmouth and Sarah Stillwell 1757-6/10 Brittan, John, Kingwood and Hannah Opdike 1781-6/2 Britten, Benjamin, Middlesex and Abigail Hoff, Monmouth 1762-7/15 Britton, Benjamin, Middlesex and Dinah Robins, Middlesex 1750-1/17 Britton, Isaac, Hunterdon, and Margaret Hweung 1778-4/25 Britton, William Long Island, and Mary Collins, Monmouth 1743-11/30 Britain, Susanna, Burlington and John Bowen, Burlington 1774-7/19 Brittain, Abigail, Burlington and Thomas Nugen, Burlington 1749-4/29 Brittain, Anne, Monmouth and John Guinness, Burlington 1749-5/24 Brittain, Lydia and John Titus, Perth Amboy 1742-6/30 Brittain, Rachel, Kings Co, NY and Samuel Dorsett 1739-10/27 Brittain, Sidney, Bucks Co, PA and Robert Smith, Bucks Co, PA 1771-10/28 Brittan, Ann, Perth Amboy and James Buckalew, Perth Amboy 1721-10/15 Britton, Anne and Nicholas Bellville, NJ 1780-1/10 Britton, Elisabeth, Monmouth and Mindert McClean, Monmouth 1762-5/4 Britton, Hannah, Bucks Co Pa and Nicholas Larselen, Bucks Co Pa 1766-3/11 Britton Mary and Benajah King, Burlington 1781-1/29 Britton Rebeckah, Monmouthy and Abraham Warrick, Upper Freehold 1750-12/29 Britton Sarh, Middlesex and Lewis Morris, Middlesex 1750-8/10 Britton Sarah and William Williams, Upper Freehold 1762 1-19 Britton, Sarah, and John Robinson, Somerset 1779-12/11

Source GNJG -- Genealogies of New Jersey families, vol1 (Pre-American Notes on Old New Netherland Families)
-----Nathaniel Brittin married Thizbe Anderson (10/11/1740 Hopewell, NJ-?) in NJ.

New Jersey Patents and deeds 1664-1703, by William Nelson, 1899.
1695 Lyonel Britton of Philadelphia....
1692 Nov 15. Indenture of service. James, son of William Frost of Amboy Perty, caprenter, to James Walker of Woodbridge, weaver, as apprentice for 13 years.
1700 May 30. Deed, endorsed on the patent to William Frost of Perth Amboy carpenter, for 100 acres on the Bound Brook, Middlesex Co, of Feb 13, 1692/3 (Liber E, p.33) whereby said Frost and wife Jennet convey the 100 a. to Alexander Thomson of Summersett Co.
1684 Oct. List of servants, brought into the Province by ... William Frost, Robert and Thomas Frost, ...
1699/00 Jan 10/ Thomas Gordon and wife Jannet of Perth Amboy to William Frost of said place, carpenter, for a lot there ....
1702 Dec 10 patent to William Grost of Perth Amboy for a town lot ...
1692/3 Jan 17. confirmation ... of 100 acres in said Co. (Middlesex) [bounded by] south William Frost...
1692/3 Jan 13 confirmation to William Frost of Perth Amboy, carpenter, as head land for himself, wife and two children, 100 acres in Middlesex Co., E. Woodbridge pretended line, S. unsurveyed land, w. the Bound Brook, and NW John Laing.
1695/6 Mar 16 will of Thomas Carhartt of Woodbridge. Witnesses John Loofbourrow, jonathan Donham, William Frost.
1697/8 Jan 6. patent -- bounded on North by Wm Frost.
1698 Jun 16. patent to William Frost of Perty Amboy, carpenter, for a one acre lot there, 10 by 1 chains, E. John Reid, S. Cove St., W. John Molleson, N. Back or North St.
1699 Dec 5. Deed ... Hugh Dunn to John Cambell, both of Piscataway, for 160 acres there, ... North William Frost.
1682 Apr 29. Mem. of agreement betwwen Capt John Berry and ffolker Hansen.... piece of land on Hackensack River between ... Charles Howseman, from said river to Sadle R.
Stilwell Daniel, Jeremiah, Richard, Capt Richard, Thomas and William. only did Jeremiah: 1698/9 March 10. letter testamonial to Jeremiah Stillwell, late of Gravesend L. I. for the following lots in Middletown ...
1695 Oct 29 deed to Jacob Vansan for 224 acres, El Hackinsack R. ... (under corrected survey and not agreeing in boundaries with patent of Apr 24, 1682.)
1695 Nov 29, patent to Jacob Vanson of N Y CIty, boatman, for 224 acres in Essex Co, ...

BIR-MAR-DEA: GEDCOM from Betty Kipple kippbl@primenet.com (BRI HIS 039) BIR: Stillwell Genealogy, p. 124 (BRI HIS 009) BIR-MAR-DEA: Place of birth and death date and place from Deb Rychlak, email drychlak@aol.com (BRI HIS 063) HIS: 1698. Supervisor on Staten Island. (BRI HIS 009) 1715. A private in the South Company of Richmond County Militia (BRI HIS 009) 1716, Dec. 5. Richard Brittain, yeoman, and wife Anne, residing at Piscataqua, Middlesex County, New Jersey sold land for 120 pounds to George Rescarrick. Richard Brittain and wife Anne both made their marks. (BRI HIS 009) Birth: BET. 1666 - 1667 in Old Town,Richmond,NY 1 2 Christening: 9 JUL 1678 Brooklyn,Kings,NY 3 Death: 1732 in Monmouth,NJ 4 5 IDNO: 1536 Occupation: 1710 Constable,Piscataway,Middlesex,NJ 3 Occupation: Yeoman 6

WILL: 1732 -- 1 - 766 FHL US/CAN Film 545482 -- YES -- at LARFHC ! ! ! ! ! ! ---- but this was MONMOUTH, not Middlesex. Found no Britton other than the Bowne one above.

NJ early marriages:
6/30/1742 Lydia Brittain to John Titus of Perth Amboy
11/30/1743 William Britton of Long Island,NY and Mary Collins of Monmouth
5/24/1749 Ann Britain to Thomas Nugen of Burlington
8/10/1750 Sarah Britton to Lewis Morris of Middlesex
12/29/1750 Rebecca Britten Abraham Warrick of Monmouth
1/17/1750 Benjamin Britton of Middlesex and Dinah Robins of Middlesex
6/10/1757 Abraham Brittan of Monmouth, NJ to Sarah Stillwell
7/15/1762 Benjamin Britton of Middlesex and Abigail Hoff of Monmouth
7/23/1767 Richard Brittan of Burlington County and Rhoda Woodward

(note: no Britton entry in Biographies of Burlington//1897 and 1883, or genealogy of early settlers in Trenton and ewing 1883. Early Burlington marriages 1683-1790 archives and friends' meetings. -- Richard Britan to Rhoda Woodward 7-23-1767, Ephraim Brittain to JamesQuigley 12-28-1820, Daniel Britton to Rachel Purdy 10-15-1818, Enoch Britton to Eliza Smith Cose 3-27-1831, Lazarus Britton to Mary Adams 8-31-1802 and Samuel Brittonto Hagar Johnson 3-24-1828; John Stillwell to Penolipe Wkite 11-19-1772, Joseph Stillwell to Hannah Stillwell 1-26-1804 Joseph Stillwell to Hannah Jones 7-17-1824, Lias Stillwell to Hope Ann Jones 11-4-1825, Obadiah Stillwell to Rachel Owen 4-2-1798; John Frost to Hannah Moss 4-25-1809; George Vansant to Margaret Grant 5-1-1816, John Vansant Bucks Co Pa to ___ ___ 6-26-1811, Nicholas Vansant to Mercy Davis 12-23-1808, Christopher Vanzant to Anne Turner 11-7-1770, Clifford Shreve Vansandt to Nete Maude Triplette 12-16-1891.) (britain susanna 26--john bowen 7-19-1744, brittain abigail 167--thomas nugen 4-29-1772, elizabeth 51--jacob compton of princeton to widow elizabeth brittain of kingston on 4-27-1819 167--samuel norcross 6-18-1817, britten mary 133--benajah king 1-9-1784 brittin sarah 54--isaac couch 1-13-1839, britton abigail 230--david tindall 6-2-1799, charlotte 62--josiah davis 1-12-1832, harriet 233--amos vanhorn 1-1-1814, mary 255--howard kirkbride archer 11-23-1898. vansant ann 179--montgomery polhemus 1-9-1799 217--wilson steward (both Bucks co, pa) 1-28-1819 patty 156--william meservy 8-4-1802, vanzant elizabeth 61--george davis 2-10-1828 (eliz of pa), martha 208--johnw sickles 6-30-1812)

Frances Britton married Samuel Lanning, -- he died 10/26/1841 age 34 and she died 6-20-1858 in her 51st year. Ezekial howell married charitym dau of joseph brittain -- she died 3-5-1847 aged 90. their children were: Susan, Hannah, Isaac, Charles, Sarah, William and Joseph.

NJ early wills:
1702/3 1/15 Robert Cole of Middlesex. bond of Joseph Wood of PA, gentlemean. 5/9/1699 Robert Cole aof Piscataway, E Jersey binds himself to pay to Jeseph Woode of Buks Co, PA the sum of L39.6.0 Pa money. .. 1703 affidavid that at request of John Pike of Woodbridge, attorney for Joseph Wood of Pennsilvania, administrator of the estate of Robert Colek, they (William Binglea, Thomas Pike and Mathew Moores) have appriased said Cole's dwelling house at Woodbridge, finding it work L28. 1703 -- "The doctor's extorsinate bill of L2.0.0" bill of Dr. La Corne (Laborne?) against Mr. Cole (in French). 1707, 7/30 -- affadavit of Joseph Wood that the account of Robert Cole is corredt he has paid debts to Daniel Britan, Richard Powell, the French Doctor ... and a credit to the estate to the amount of L123.3.0.
1704 Daniel Brittain devisee of Richard Powell, Glocester County. 1/3/1704/5 Richard Powell of Woodbridge will. personal estate between Mary Wallis "who now dwells with me", grandson John, son of Philipp Doldridge, Daniel Brittain and Philipp Doldridge. ...
1707 Daniel Britton mentioned in estate of Robert Cole of Middlesex County
1709 10/31 -- will of Stephen Tuttle of Woodbridge, Middlesex, cordwinder. 4 sons under age placed in the charge of 2 cousins of Newark, kinsman of New Haven and friend Daniel Britton of Woodbridge, who are also make executors.
1714 Joseph Britton Sr and Joseph Britton Jr and Richard Britton mentioned in will of John Brown [it is thought that they may have married Brown daughters] -- NO, THIS IS WERONG. it is John Bowne, 9/14/1714 of Mattawan, Middletown, Monmouth. He was a merchant and there are 4 pages of mortgagors which included -- Daniel Stillwell, Elias Stillwell, Capt Jeremiah Stillwell, Nathaniel Stillwell, Thomas Stillwell, Joseph Brittain, Joseph Brittain Jr, Rifchard Brittain among many others. No relation to Bowne.
1715 Thomas Britan witness in will of Edward Harrison
1715 Daniel Britton mentioned in will of John Allen -- 1715 inventory made by Samuel Dennes and Dan Britten. Daniel Britten also a witness to will.
1716/7 1/3 Joseph Britain mentioned in estate of Andrew Heath of Hopewell twp, Hunterdon cty in the 10/3/1720 inventory, bonds and bills due by ...
1717 Thomas Britton payment made to him in estate of John Rivers of Middlesex, adm was Benjamin Fitsrandolph
1720 Daniel Brittan mentioned in will of John Bishop of Woodbridge, Middlesex "Land on Pepiak Neck in Woodbridge Bounds, between the road to town, Daniel Brittain, John Moores and brother Noah, six acres of salt meadow ..... brother-in-law John Moore ...
1724 Lawrence van Hook of Monmouth Co, Esp -- 11/20/1725 inv gonds and mortgages due by ... Richard Brittain ...
1725/6 1/11 -- account od estate (will 1717 4/27 of Henry Newberry/Newbury of Evesham twp, Burlington Co) .. payments to ... Elizabeth Britten ... Benjamin Moor. 1729 Capt. Daniel Brittain, executor of Thomas Pike, Woodbridge, Middlesex County
1731 12/13 -- will of Abraham Heulings of Burligton Co., mentions bonds and bills of Joseph Brittain, ... -- dated 8/16/1735 (additional)
1732/3 3/4 -- inventory of estate of John Severns -- debts on his books -- Joseph Brittain, Doctor Brittain, John Stevens, Thomas Stevens, James Stevens, John Stevens of Brunswick, Mr. Vansant ...
1732, Richard Britten of Middlesex County -- ,b>FIND THIS ONE.
1733 4/5 -- nDaniel Britten Sr. will -- wife Elizabeth, sons Daniel (his children Micholas and Elizabeth), William and Benjamin (both underage), daughter Deliverance (her children James, Sarah and Elizabeth Morse), Mary and Elizabeth (both under 18), and grandson Daniel Moorse. Captain Daniel Brittain died in 1733, leaving a will dated April 5, 1733, which is quoted in full because of the relationship shown: "1733. April 5. Brittin (Britten), Daniell, Sen'r of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of; Son, Daniell, and his children, Nicholas and Elizabeth Britton. Sons, William and Benjamin, both under age. Daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, at 18 years. Greandson, Daniel, son of John Moores. Daughter Deliverance, and her children, viz: James, Sarah and Elizabeth Moore. Land in Perth Amboy; lands bought of William Elstone, Moses Rolfe, Peter Codricke, Noah Bishop, John Jaquiss; land joining David Donham, Jr., Executors -- wife, Elizabeth, John Moore, and son William Britton. Witnesses -- Charles Wright, Benjamin Codington, David Donham, Jun'r. Proved April 28, 1733' (Arch, Vol XXX, p.62)"
1734 -- 8/10. Benj Force will mentuins meadows adjoining Daniel Brittain ...
1734 will of Henry Clothier of Allens Town,Monmouth -- credit side mentions Richard Britton, Joseph Britton, Nicholas Stevens ...
1736 12/11 -- Daniel Britton of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County -- widow Apphia was adm Britton.
1739 6/21 acct filed by widow of John Clawson of Elizabeth Town, Essex, mason who died 3/1729! -- payment to ... Wm Britton, ... (mainly Dutch names and estate icl Dutch bible ).
1740 6/11 -- will of Ann Gosney of Woodbridge, Middlesex, gentlewoman. children ... gave L5 to Friends Meeting house. Exr son Thomas, William Brittain and Nathaniel FitsRandolph, smith.
1740 -- Daniel Hains of Allentown,Monmouth owed Benj Britton.
1742 -- John Sharp -- will mentions land formerly belonging to Daniel Brittain. ...
1742 12/6 Ann Haines of Morris Co, 10/9/1750 account paid to ... Mrs. Britan ... ...
1742 10/12 -- Adam Lee of Woodbridge, Middlesex .. William Britton was a fellow bondsman.
1743 5/31 -- will of John Alston -- meadow bought oj John Stewart joining Moses Bishop and William Brittain's lands ...
1744 6/12. Richard Stevens of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., "being about to go to old Ingland;" will of. Daughter Elizabeth, a negro wench, Fillis, living with testator's sister Elizabeth. Dau Rachel. Richard Stevens, eldest son of Benjamin Stevens. Brothers and sisters -- Benjamin, John, Thomas Elizabeth and Anne. Executors -- brothers Benjamin and John Stevens, and John Henderson. Witnesses -- Jeremiah Stillwell, Richard Parker, Henry Holiday. Froved Oct 3 1745. Liv. D. p.340. 1745, Oct 30. Inventory of the estate of "Richard Stevens, Esquire." L1830.8.8. Includes ... ; note from William Britton. Made by Jeremiah Stillwell, Jacob Lawrence, Stephen Pangburn. -- could this be a relative to the Eliz Stevens marriage record of 1761 to John Britton?????
1745 6/3 -- will of John Moores of Woodbridge, Middlesex, Esq. Exr friend William Brittain. mentions Thomas Moore, dec; land purched of cousin William Moores, brother Benjamin Moores ... son John.
1745 9/3 and 9/17 -- Garrat Bowler (Boller) Jr and wife Anna -- debts from William Brittain ...
1746 512 will of Peter Elstone of Woodbridge, Middlesex, yeoman. .. 5 dau, sons. Exr son Benjamin and friends John Skinner and Willliam Britten. 6/6/46 -- Benjamin Elstone qualified as executor, the others having refused to act!!
1746 9/30 -- will of Ezekiel Forman of Upper Freehold, Monmouth, yeoman .. farm bought of Richard Brittain ... 1747 4/17 -- William Britton, Daniel Britton, Thomas Stillwell, -- bills and bonds in estate of Benjamin Doughty of Prince Toown, Middlesex. 1748 12/31 William Britton of Middlesex County -- Sarah his widow and Samuel Moore of Raway were adm.
1748 6/24 inv of estate of Richard Borden of Middletoen, mariner... bonds and debts due from ... Richard Brittain, Jacob Billyou, ... 1749 account of estate mentiones Philip Kearney -- son-in-law of Lionel Brittain!!!!!!!
1748 4/23 -- Throckmorton, Job of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, yeoman will of ... Exctr -- Brothers John and Joseph Throckmorton and uncle Jeremiah Stilwell. (1741 will of John Throckmorton lists brother Job Throckmorton, as well as son Job, and brother Joseph).
1749 4/7 -- will of William Larrison -- daughters Elizabeth Stout (married to David Stout--exr), Martha Hide, Mary Higgins, Rebeckah Brittain, Deborah Shippey and Keziah Vantilborrow. Children James, William, Thomas, John and George Larrison.
1749/50 -- Danl Britton witness to will oh James Donaldson of Somerset Co, cooper.
1749 2/27 -- John Brittain a witness to will of Edward Taylor of Upper Freehold, Monmouth.
1752 June 27 estate of Robert Hartshorne of Burlington, attorney at law. widow Hannah. 1752 Aug 14 inventory. had many items inclu L5605.11 and god watch with diamond seal ... 5 slaves, L123 worth of books, etc, etc. many owed him debts -- L2082. Then doubtful and unsettled debts. then book debts caqlled "doubtful" included Peter Le Count v. John Brittain....
1753 11/2 will of Samuel Stillwell of Upper Freehold twp, Monmouth, yeoman. son under age. wife Margaret. brothers (only Daniel names). John Brittin was a witness.
1754, John Britton (intestate) in Monmouth County. "Inventory of the estate of John Britton, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ" -- Rachil his widow and son requested administration granted to Isaac Van Dorn (thought that he was a son-in-law or brother of Rachel). -- full qabstract -- 1754 May 26. John Britton of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Int. Rachil, widow. "informs Mr. Barto," that neither she nor her son will administer on his estate and desire administration granted to Isaac van Dorn. 1754-Apr20 -- Bond of Isaac van Dorn, of Freehold, principal creditor, as Adm;r; James Newell, of Perth Amboy fellowbondsman. Lib F. p.171. 1754-undated -- Inventory L5.12 by William Nickel and Thomas Petty. 1755-Mar 20 -- Account by Isaac van Dorn, who has received L9.15.2 and has paid out L12.17.3. NOTE: widow and son declined administration since account was in the red, and gave it to the principal creditor instead. Not due to age/distance.
1755 Jan 16. Joseph Brittin of Trenton, Hunterdon Co; will of. Wife Charity. Children Isaac sand Joseph, both under age. House and lots in Trenton and other land and personal property. Executors -- the wife and Moore Furman of Trenton. Witnesses -- James Cumine, Joseph De Cowk, Mary De Cow. Proved Apr 23 1756. Lib 8, p.546. 1781, Nov 20 (yes, 0ver 26 years later) -- Svvouny og yhr rdysyr, L323.9., by Charity Britton, Executrix, who makes it her debtor for L12.5.7.
1755 1/4. Hopewell Hull of New Brunswwick, Middlesex. aged. 1761 inventory L36.18.2 made by Nicholas Britton and James Fitch. 1756, Joseph Britton of ??, wife Charity, sons Isaac and Joseph. ----no idea of whether this is Sr or Jr. However, see Charity Briton below died 1790, which would indicate this is Jr. IF it's the same Charity.
1758. 10/12 will of Benjamin Watkins of Woodbridge, Middlesex. wife Phebe. Children David and Mary under age, and an expected child. executors -- the wife and Daniel Moores, Witnesses -- Peter Ellston, Martha Britten and Anne Perlee. proved 10/21/58 and widow refused to act as Executrix.
1758 10/31 William Britten a witness to will of Abigal Chandler of Maninton, Salem Co, widow.
1760 will of John Coward -- farm, occupied by son, bought of Jeremiah Stillwell....

Jeremiah Stillwell in early wills: 1730 witness. 1714 mortgagor. 1723 witness. 1714 made inventory. 1717 made inventory. 1702/3 witness. 1715 -- 11/30 -- will of Elias Stillwell of Middleton, yeoman. payment to Jeremiah and 3 others -- no people mentioned; it appears to just be an inventory.

indes to NJ wills: the testators 1689-1890, edited by Smeal and Jackson, 1979 Briton, Charity - Hunterdon Co, NJ, 1790 will 1791 inventory Brittain, Ameilia J. B., Ocen Co, NJ will 1884 Brittain, Cahrles, essex co, nj - inventory 1860 Brittain, Daniel, hunterdon co, inventroy, 1828 Brittain, Daniel, Middlesex, intestate 1736 (2 listings) Brittain, Frank C., Camden, will 1900 Brittain Henry V, Warren co, will and inv 1877 1791 Brittain, Nathaniel, Monmouth, intestate and inv 1759 Brittain, William, salem co, will and inv 1733 Britten, Daniel Sr, Middlesex will 1766 Britten Nicholas, Essex will and inv in 1773 1732 Britten, Richard Middlesex and Monmouth, intestate 1783 Brittin, Abraham, Monmouth, will and inv 1797 Brittin, Abraham, Morris, ward -- second Abraham, Isaac, 1787 Brittin, Jacob, morris, intestate and inv 1797, Brittin, Jacob, morris int and int 1756 Brottom. Joseph, Hunterdon co, will and accot in 1781 lots for in 1790s didn't do 1754 - Britton, John, Monmouth, intestate and inventory and reounciation and bills in 1755 1783 Britton, Nicholas middlesex will and inv 1771 Britton, Richard, Monmouth, intes and inv 1748 Britton, William, middlesex, intestate and account 1761 Britton, William, middlesex citation

3/23/1771. Richard Britton of Monmouth. Int. Adm-Richard Brittin of Upper Freehold, said Co.
3/22/1783. Abraham Brittain of Shrewsbury, Monmouth. wife Sarah 1/2 profits of plantation. Nephew Abrham Britton, son of brother Nathaniel, to get plantation when he is 21, but if he die, then to his brothers, Thomas and Nathaniel. Brother Nathaniel 1/2 profits of plantation. Newphe Samuel Still L100. Niece Sarah Walker L50. Negors to be sold. Brother Richard 10 shillings. Exec -- sife Sarah and brother Nathaniel. Inventoru L461.2.6
9/1/1783 William Britton of Essex Do. Int. Adm Mary Britton. (perhaps this is brother to Abraham and he had no children?)
10/18/1783 Nicholas Britton, South Brunswick, Middlesex. son Joseph L100. Son Isaac 1/2 land. Son Nicholas 1/2 land. Son Nathaniel the homestead. Daughter Martha Armstong L100. Dau Mary Britton L200. Rest to sife during widowhood. Inventory: L485.19.10.
3/5/1787. Jacob Brittin of Morristown, Morris Co., Int. Adm Eliza beth Brittin. -- note: 2/27/1797 -- Abraham and Isaac Brittin, of Morris Co, Wards. Sons of Jacob Brittin of said Co., decd, being upwards of 14 years. By their petition make choice of John Maxwell, guardian, of Springfield, Essec So. -- 3/7/1797 Jacob Brittinof Morris Co, Int. Adr Jonathan Miller. -- 3/3/1797 Sarah Britton of Morris Co, Ward, Daughter of Jacob Brittin of said Co, decd, being under 14 years, guardian - John Caldwell. -- 3/15/1797 William Brittin of Morris Co, son of Jacog Brittin, being upwards of 14 years, choice of John Caldwl guradian. 6/2/1791. Nathaniel Brittain of Upper Freehold Twp, Monmouth. Int. Admr Rachel Brittain. Inv L537.12.1. many more later on Britton ones too -- just did the wills.

1790 Apr 14. Charity Briton, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co;l will. Son, Samuel Bellangeau L50. Nephew, Henry ellangeau L50. Daughter Jane Jenkins L50. To Ann Bellvill L30. To Charity, tje daughter of my son Joseph, a bed. To Susannah Briton, wife of my son Joseph, my girl Cilinda. Real estate to be sold. To Samuel Bellangeau, Jame Jenskin and Ann Bellville, the residue. My sons, Joseph and Isaac Briton, one dollar each. Exes -- Abraham Hunt and Alexander Chambers, Jrl Wit Mark Thomson, William Lowrey, Richard Howell. Proved Apr 27, 1790.

many many Moore, Moores More (accepted as the same in the book) Deliverance Moore granddau of Jonathan Moores, d. 2/20/1800 -- being advanced in age -- dau Experience (wife of William Inslee) and dau Sarah (wife of Isaac Tappen). -- think this is likely to be Deliverance Britton's children -- James died young? Elizabeth is Experience?? a stretch.

following from NJ archives, first series vol 23, calendar of will -- did not finish.l Richard Powell of Woodbridge, 1/8/1704/5. will divides real and personal estate between Mary Wallis "who now dwells with me" his grandson John, son of Philipp Doldridge, Daniel Brittain and Philipp Doldridge. Executor -- Samuel Shepard of Woodbridge. Witnesses -- Thomas Turnbull, Mathew Moores and William Ellison. Proved 3/21/1704/5 1729 capt daniel britain an exec of will of thomas pike 6/10/1729 1716/7 joseph britain, bills due by him and several others to inv of andrew heath1/8/1716-7 1724 richard britain, bonds due to lawrence van hook 7/14/1724 Britton jos sr and jr owe to John Bowne of Middletown, Momnouth co merchant 9/14/1714 with tons of names, incl frost etc

Woodbridge and Vicinity, by Rev. Joseph Dally, 1989. Mr. Nath Wade, pastor of the Church of Christ in Woodbridge. dates of admission to the communion: starting in 1707/8 -- 8/15 Dnl Britton adn Elizabeth Britton. Aug 20 Mary Stillwell. . only to 1710.
Daniel Britton and Samuel Dennis appointed to meet the Justices to choose managers to carry on the work of building a prison and a courthouse.
1717, May 8. It was agreed that each Freehold should pay down to Daniel Britton, the town treasurer, six shillings and six pence for expenses, immediately on drawing his lot (a divisionof some public lands).
3/1727 -- committee of investigation (8 men incl Daniel Britton) to investiage to look into the Somnams-Stelle claim -- a claim about the boundary between Amboy and Woodbridge, regarding a ferry from Staten Island and South Amboy, stopping at Perth Amboy en route.
Capt Daniel Britton, a prominent man in the township in his day, died in 1733, and his children lie asleep around him. (the Presbyterian cemetery at Woodbridge).
Richard Powell and others 1694 sent to find a town clerk.
1694 town meeting at Richard Pwell's house.
------INTERESTING------"Britain Moores, son of Daniel, was a sturdy friend of the American cause and suffered for it. The Tories visited the house in which he lived in Woodbridge and carried him, a prisoner, to NY, where he was kept "in durance vile" for six weeks. James, his brother, was also abused for his patriotism. The mother, Mrs. Moores, was very sarcastic in her conversations with the Tory neighbors and sometimes oipenly hostile to them. One of these, Isaac Dunham, would drop over to see the Moores occasionally, and appeared covertly pleased with the evidences of mis=fortunes he saw at the old homestead. He alsways seemed to know when a riad had been made and availed himself of the first opportunity to call on the afflicted household to rejoice in its sorrows. An emphatic protest by Mrs. Moores, on one accasion, accompanied by vigourours demonstrations with various loos articles near at hand, caused Isaac to put his long legs in rapid motion, with a mental resolution never to go near that dangerous woman again -- especially as he was kindly informed that if he came to the Moores place after this his hdead and its appurtenances would be laid under contribution by a well-directed broomstick or some other effreective appliance. It is unnecessary to remark that he suspendded his neighborly visits for an indefinite length of time. Daniel Moores, the father of Britain and James, was a prominent man in the township. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and led the singing for many years. The war broke out about 17 years before his death, wich occured in his 64th year, on the 28th of April, 1792.

This old Monmouth of Ours. bt William Hornor, 1974.
MOUNT, George, a Baptist, of Rhode Island, had lot #10 of the Middletown lots. He lived, however, on the north branch of the Shrewsbury River. The name of his weife was Katherine. He was born in 1635 and died in 1705, leaving children Matthias, who had sons Mathiass and Thomas; Katherine; and Richard, who married Rebecca Wall, and had shilcfen Richard who married Elizabeth Forman; George whose wife's given-name was Sarah; John; Matthias who married Anne Kisbrow; Anne who married Joseph Britton; and Humphrey. From the last of these descend Marion Mount who married Kenneth P Applegate. If he was born 1635, Richard was probably born about 1660-1670, and Anne about 1685-1700. William's son Joseph was born 1669. She most likely married his son Joseph Jr, who was probably born about 1700. Joseph Sr. is thought to have married Elizabeth Sayre.
THROCKMORTON, jOHN. LOT 24 IN VILLAGE OF mIDDLETOWN. son of Revereend John, married 1670, Alice, daughter of Richard Stout, who married, secondly, Robert Skelton, and third a Mr. Jones. Childre of John and Alice were: Rebecca sho married, as second wife, John Stillwell of Stten Island; Sarah, who married Moses Lippet; Patience, so married first Hugh Coward and second a Mr. Lake of Staten Island; Alice wjp ,arried Thomas Stillwell; Deliverance, unmarried; and Joseph.
(both Throckmorton and MOUNT were original lot owners, as was Gerret and Walter Wall, originally from Wiltshire Engl, to Lynn, Mass, to Gravesend. Came to Middletown at least by 1666.).
curiously, only Anne and Joseph Britton are mentioned in this book.
WALL -- Garret and Walter Wall were brothers who came about 1640 from Wilshire, england (according to the late Asher Taylor), to Lynn Mass, from which place they removed to Gravesend. They were among the very early settlers of our county, taking root here as early as 1666. To Walter Wall was awarded lot #4 at Middletown, In 1670 he was made an Associate of the Patenetees. No further info concerning him is at hand, save that he lived where Daniel D. Hendrickson was living about 1850. Garret, more properly Jarre3d Wall lived on what was afterewards the John Stout farm, some two miles west of Middletown, wqhere the family graveyard is to be foudn. He died in 1711. His wife Lydia was sometime called Polea. She died Apr 12, 1732. Their chidren were: John who is supposed to have married Mary a daughter of Major James and Rachel Hubbard; Walter who died Feb 3 1738 at age 47 and is buried at Old Sc ots with his wife Anna; Jarret who died May 11 1771 in his 78th year and who married Mary Pew who died Aug 4 1776 in her 77th year. (These last were the ancestors of Gen Garret Dorset Wall 1783-1850k, one of the most eminent Jerseymen of his day) and Humphrey, sho removed to the Crosswicks neighborhood where he is said to have been murdered Ar 10 1732 bt :Old Si" who duly paid the penalty for hius crime. There were duaghters too, of Garret and Lydua -- Mary, Ann, Lydia and Deborah.

Question: the John Britton (~1795-1785) of Bucks County, PA -- whose son was he? Thomas Bailey (Bailey-Britton History and Genealogy, Tennessee 1962) thinks this John is the son of John and Rachel of Monmouth County, NJ, (known to have had at least one son) and that he did not administer his father's estate in 1754 because he was living in Bucks at the time. Other genealogists have placed him in the genealogical tree as Richard's son (of Middlesex County, NJ), reason unknown. look up Jeremiah Stillwell's will to see where it was. If Middlesex, this would substantiate the Richard as a father; if Monmouth, it would substantiate the John as a father. Actually, since I do not see Britton mentioned, I think this Stillwell will might be NY and not NY. Still important to find. Note that the only Britton in Monmouth County after John in 1754 is a Richard. It looks like John named his son Richard, and the concurrent John looks to be a son of Richard.

Selected patriot records:
---------1. no known relation. Some Brittons did marry Days, but no known Jeremiah Britton name. NJ -- Jeremiah Britton, born 11/1/1758, died in the field of battle -- massacred by the Indians in St. Clair's defeat, 11/4/1791. wife: Elizabeth Potter. son Stephen Potter Britton, born 8/25/1783. daughter Mary born 11/7/1780 who married William H. Smith, and died 5/27/1832, no children. Marriage record desstroyed by the enemy during Rev War. Eliza beth died at son's home, 11/3/1840 at age "80 years lacking 9 days" (born 11/12/1860). Witnass included William Day, in Elizabethtown.
---------2. Again, no known Jeremiah name. no known relation. NJ -- Jeremiah Britton, born ~1757. enlisted NJ regiment #1 NJ Continental line in 1778. Sergeant of infantry. made in 1831 from Skinner County, KY
---------3. Samuel is a common name in our family, but this appears to be Jeremiah #2 brother -- no known relation. NJ -- Samuel Brittan, wife Anne Smock. made from Mercer County, KY. Private in Rev war. 9/16/1830, Samuel was 76. enlisted as private 4/1776 for 12 months with Cap Daniel Nicko(?), artillery company, then reenlisted with NJ Regiment under Col Frsalinghampson(?) and fought in Nattle of Monmouth, then entered militia, orginially served in NY Regit in 1775. died by 11/12/1755 (another claim by widow) with surving children Lucinda (also called Cynthia or Carla) Craig and Barnett Brittan. Anne died 4/12/1851. Barnett lived in Louisville, NY. 1830 document of Jeremiah Brittain states that Samuel is his brother. both enlisted in spring 1776 in Capt dane???? Mila company of artilerary.... written and attesed in Spencer County, KY
---------4. no known relation. John married to Hannah Lott, enlisted NJ and VA, lived NY -- no known relation. NJ -- John Britton. 5/18/1818 letter, at age "60 July next" in Jersey,Steuben County,NY. enlisted in army in 3/1779 under Captain Kilpatrick. 4th VA Regiment under Colonel Navel. Reelisted summer 1782 in NJ under Captan Barton 2nd Jersey Regiment by Col Cummins. discharged near Newburgh, NY. Personal estate: 1 cow, 2 steers 5 years old, 1 yearling heifer, 4 pigs, 5 sheep, 1-4 pail kettle, 1-2qt kettle, 1 old table, 1 chair, 2 water pails, 1 frying pan, 1 pair ?, ... some old baskets. In letter of 1821: wife and 4 children -- wife Hannah is 52 and sickly, 2 boys (16 and 18, John and Richard) and 2 girls (12 and 14 Matilda and Emily). Farmer. John is in bad health and unable to labor. In subsewuent letter of 1930, wife is referred to as Hannah Lott Britten.
----------5. no knwon relation. lived in NY. NJ -- John Britton. 3/19/1819 from Onondaga,NY. age 62. Enlisted in Spring for 2-3 years under Cap Jonathan ?? served until 1780 when discharged in Morristown,NJ. He was in battles of Germantown and ????. 1840 letter -- John C. Britton, died 7/22/1840 (42? 44?). leaves no widow, but leaves 7 childfen and one granchild.
----------6. This MUST BE relation. Joseph, born Bucks 1756. enlisted Somerset NJ. 1833 lived in Philadelphia, 1744 lived in Schenectady NY -- not clear who his father is....... NJ -- Joseph Brittin -- private under Cap John Parker. Declaration from Chatham,Morris Cnty,NJ 7/30/1832, Born in Bucks, County, 17 miles from Philadelphia in the year 1756, The record of my age is in the family bible. Called into the militia in 1776, then living at Basken Ridge, Somerset,NJ. Lived in PA 1784-1822, mostly in Morris Cty,NJ since then. served under Cap John Parker, at Battle of Counhock(?) in 1777. In 1776 performed four tours of monthly duty, the first following the Battle of Long Island after the enemy took possession of NY harbor, He was stationed with his compnay in Beyer County at the ferry on Hackensack river, performing guard duty under Col Jacob Ford. The enemy soon took possession of Staten Island, opposite the Jersey shores. Stationed at Elizabethtown point to guard the landing places and protest the inhabitants under Col Drake or Col Ford. General Washington with his army soon passed through NJ. Sprin 1777 again ordered out for the defense of the frontier opposite Staten Island. Many more stations at Elizabethtown and N Brunswick. William Britton signed subsequent docs as Justice of the Peace. 1833-now living in Phila. 1845 living in Schenectady,NY -- listed service service in Jacob Arnold's Troop, Morris County, NJ Militia.
----------7. YES. This MUST BE relation. Daniel born 1749; son Richard born 1791; resided Middlesex 1776 -- Daniel's children are Richard, Joseph, John, Rebecca, Sarah and stepdaughter Anne; again, not sure who his father was. NJ -- Daniel Britton -- 4/1/1851 Richard Britton testified he is the son of Daniel Britton, Richard is 60. Father resided in Middlesex County when he entered the service in 1776, the time the British law at New Brunswick. Militia at that time was nearly all called out to gaurd against the depredations of the enemy. 1778 called out in monthly tours. 1779 called out on monthly tours, and stationed at Elizabethtown, Bergen point, and others.n1780 gain called out on monthly tours. 1781 again called out to serve under his regular darft for 4 months, stationed at New Brunswick, Elizabethtown and other places., private under Cap Longstreet, and Col Nyer, and Cap Pyall. His father died 3/7/1834 as shown on gravestone at Kingston, MJ, being then 85, and leaving the following children: Richard Britton, Joseph Britton, John Britton, Rebecca Wykopf/Wynkorp and Sarah Brittan. Stepdaughter Anne Anderson.
----------8. NO. Daniel enlisted Union Cty, NJ but was born in NY in the 1750s. NJ -- Daniel Britton, widow Charlotte or Catharine. Charlotte Britton testified 4/25/1840 in Putnam,IN (resident of Pleasant Garden), Widow of Daniel Britain, private. when he enlisted lived in Elizabethtown,NJ. He was in the Battle on Monmouth, "Trenton and several others. married 9/17/1792 about 4 miles from Stroudsburg,PA. Daniel died 9/17/1803 (but son said Spring 1802 when John was 10). wife later said 1802 too. not remarried. 1/26/1841 Charlotte Egbert, wife of Benjamin Egbert, and dau of Charlotte Britton and Daniel Britton -- she is the 6th child, and is 40 in Feb ensuing. Charlotte Britton -- Sold family bible to Henry Ludlow of NY about 38 years ago (1841). Married about 52 years ago, and never remarried. Marriage testament -- Monroe cty,PA -- Peter Shaw, farmer in Hamilton twp, testifies of docket: "January 22, 1792, Daniel Britton and Charlotte Tetter/Teeter were legally joined in marriage" (by his father). Disch 6/5/1783 -- "By his Excellency, GEORGE WASHINGTON, esq: General and Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States of America. These are to certify that the Bearer hereof Daniel Britain, soldier in the New Jersey Battalion, having faithfully served the United States Seven Years and being inlisted for the War only, is hereby discharged from the America Armey. Gived at Headquarters, the fiftheen day of June, 1783. Signed G. Washington. His excelleny's command. The above Daniel Brittain has been honored with the Badge of Merit for Seven Years faithful service Samuel Beading, Maj Cong (???? sig hard to read). 1841 Charlotte Britton lived in Vigo Cty,IN. Son John Britain, born 11/9/1792 living in Terre Haute, Vigo Cty,IN in 1841. later docs say 5 children by Christeen Teeter, Tompkins Cty,NY, age 69, widow of Connar Teeter, knew Daniel and Charlotte since 1 year before their marriage; saw Daniel and Charlotte marry about 46 years ago in Hiltown twp, now Lancing twp --11/24/1840. This Daniel Britton fought under Gen George Washington at Valley Forge, and during the awful hot weather when the Battle was fought at Brandywine, he was detailed to help keep the soldiers from jumping in the River -- note in file. letter from Albert Morris, Decatur,GA in 1929, greatgrandson, said Daniel Britton's father was from Lade Kupago(?) place of NY.
-------------9. no known relation. NJ -- Daniel James -- declaration made Union,Broome Cty,NY 8/30/1832. entered NUJ militia in 1778 under Cap Titus and Col Philips. marched to Monmouth. Gen Lee. saw Gen Washington pass. Called in Battle of Springfield under Col Philips. Enlisted as a volunteer for 6 months at Hopewell, Huntington Co,NJ 7/1/1779 under Cap Johnson and Col Westbook. disch 1/1/1780 at Westbooks Fort. He was born at Kingston, Somerset Cty,NJ 2/15/1763, "the record of his age being in possession of Daniel Britton of Princeton,NJ". At the close of the war he lived at Kingston, and moved to Broome county,NY in 1802.
--------------10. no known relation. NJ -- John Britton, private. (warrant issued to Jeptha Arrison, assignee). 1/11/1819. Niagara Cty,NY. John Brittan is above the age of 63, enlisted in Kingston,NJ under Cap John Rolhemers commanded by Lord Sterling of NJ, continental troops in Oct 1775, disch Oct 1776 at Ticonderoga,NY, then served in militia of NJ. 6/10/1820 -- John is 65, resident of Niagara. 1 cow, 2 pots 1 bake pan 1 teakettle, 3 chairs, 2 tables, hoe and axe, 4 flour barrels 1 hayfork 1 harness 1 churn, clothing and bedding. owes Joseph Hensley and M. Wheaton $63 -- more than his possessions are worth. occupation is farmer/laborer, but infirm. Wife Lydia age 51, Alvira her daughter age 11, Fanny her daughter age 9 and Parmelia her daughter age 7.
-----------------11. NO, Not an American relation, b. in England. VA -- John Britton -- born in Rutherdshire, England. In 1821 lived in Maine. Fought VA line, ticonderoga, wintered at Valley Forge, battle of Monmouth and Brandywine. son John Britton letter in files. requested land bounty. disch at West Point, NY.
------------------12. YES. This is Thomas Bailey's ancestor. MD -- Joseph Britton -- born PA, appointed 2/6/1777 2nd lieutenant under Cap Henry Waggaman in Col Nathaniel Gists Regiment of Rangers. wintered along Delaware, marched to Valley Forge, pursued British into NJ, fought in Battle of Monmouth 6/28/1778, then White Plains and Kingsbrige under Col Nathaniel Gist. born in PA, resided in MD until 1786. then Washington Cty, TN until 1815 when he moved to Hawkins County,TN about 13 miles from Rogersville. 6/27/1818. 8/20/1820 00 Hawkins County,TN -- detailed inventory of possessions -- total worth $764.24 -- huge compared to others. owes $300. learned trade of wagon-maker, but after Rev became a farmer. has ill wife. dau with weakly constitution, age 29. another dau aged 15 and a son going on 11 -- these are all the children who reside with him (does not preclude other, older, children). signatures on another illegible document -- david Britton, Elizabeth Britton, Elvirey Britton, Martha Bailey -- nov 1842? 1828 -- he lives in Beech Creek, Hawkins, TN -- another detailed inventory. This is Thomas Bailey's ancestor.<.i>
-------------------13. Likely a Middlesex relative. NJ -- Joseph Britton -- 4/18/1818, Middlesex Cty,NJ -- city of New Brunswick, age 67. enlisted in Middlesex under Cap Daniel Pratt/Pyatt 1st Jersey regiment, commanded by Lord Sterling, and after by Col Wynds in 1775, was a sergant in the regiment for more than 1 year. discharged at Ticonderoga. inventory, inclu 3 small looking glasses. wife age 57 (6/20/1820) of indifferent health, and a daughter Sarah age 22. debts are greater than the value of the property
--------------------14. Unknown, but listed by some as being a relative -- think in error. PA -- Joseph Britton, wife Hannah. 1820, Union,PA -- DID NOT FINISH enlisted in Limerick twp, Montgomery Cty,PA (formerly Philadelphia Cty) died 9/26 or 10/20 1830 in Chapman Twp, Union Cty, PA. He married in Limerick twp, Monthomery County, PA in Dec 1790 to Hannah Franc who was born in Oct 1771. They had 2 daus. AGE 63 in 5/13/1818. [so was born 1755]. -- LOOK AT THIS ONE MORE -- THIS IS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS ONLINE

-- too recent -- Cemeteries:
---Atlantic View Cemetery
Manasquan, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Britton, Annie, b. 1867, d. 1937
Britton, Florence L., b. 1885, d. 1966
Britton, Mary B., b. 1846, d. 1923
Britton, Nathaniel, b. 1840, d. 1923, Co. A. 14th Regt. NJ Vol.
---Cedarwood Cemetery
Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Britton, Capr. Cornelius, b. Feb. 13, 1814, d. Mar. 14, 1883, [DP]
Britton, Elizabeth Sturges, b. Apr. 15, 1816, d. no date (wife of Capt. Cornelius Britton) Feb. 23, 1894, aged 78 years, 115 E. 85th Street, N.Y.C. of gangrene, Sexton's records list her name has Eliza, [DP]
Britton, James L., b. Apr. 10, 1849, d. Mar 21, 1850, [DP]
Britton, Mary E., b. Feb. 26, 1845, d. Mar. ?6, 1850, [DP]
Britton, Mary Francis, d. Mar, 1855, aged 1 year, 1 month and 3 days (daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Britton), [DP]
Britton, Susie T., d. Jul, 1860, aged 10 months (daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Britton), [DP]
---Lower Squankum Friends Cemetery Monmouth County, New Jersey
Britton, Belle, d. 30 Nov 1867, 26y 5m 5d, w/o J. S.
Britton, Carrie E, b. 1895, d. 1896, d/o James & Elizabeth
Britton, Elizabeth (Layton), b. 1873, d. 1914, w/o James A
Britton, J.S., no dates, h/o Belle
Britton, James A, b. 1862, d. no date, h/o Elizabeth
Britton, Joseph J, b. 1855, d. 1914, h/o Lucy
Britton, Lucy, b. 1845, d. no date, w/o Joseph J
Britton, Raymond T, b. 1908, d. 1909, s/o James & Elizabeth

LOOK UP AT LAPL Call # 974.91 M74Pe Author Pettie, Judida H. Title(s) Index to History of Monmouth County, New Jersey by Franklin Ellis. Compiled by Judida H. Pettie and Ann P. Miles. Publisher Burlington, Vt., Chedwato Service, 1963. Paging 125 p. 28 cm. Notes Index to 1885 ed. Ellis' History ... Other Entries Ellis, Franklin, 1828-1885. History of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Format qEnglish Call # Gen 974.9 N547 Author New Jersey. Dept. of State. Title(s) Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the office of the secretary of state prior to 1901... Publisher [Trenton] 1912-13. Paging 3 v. 28 cm. Notes At head of title: State of New Jersey. Names arranged alphabetically under each county. Contents I Atlantic co. to Essex co.--II Glouester co. to Monmouth co.--III Morris co. to Warren co. unrecorded wills. Perogative wills. Addenda. Subject Headings Wills New Jersey. Call # Gen 974.91 M74Be Author Beekman, George Crawford. Title(s) Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Publisher Freehold, N. J., Moreau bros., 1901 [1915] Paging 155 p. front., plates, ports., facsim. 24 cm. Subject Headings Epitaphs New Jersey Monmouth. Monmouth County (N.J.) Genealogy. Other Entries Township of Neptune Historical Society. Format qEnglish Call # Gen 974.91 M74El Author Ellis, Franklin, 1828-1885. Title(s) History of Monmouth County, New Jersey ... Publisher Philadelphia : R.T. Peck & Co., 1885. Paging 902 p. : ill., map, port. ; 26 cm. Notes Supplement : Index / compiled by Judida H. Pettie and Ann P. Miles. Subject Headings Monmouth County (N.J.) History. Format qEnglish


Pennsylvania Records

1734 Landholders of Philadelphia County. -- PUBLICATIONS OF THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Dec. 1898, Miscellany No. 2 -- Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734 -- A List of the Names of the Inhabitants of the County of Philadelphia, with the quantity of Land they respectively hold therein, according to the uncirtaine Returns of the Constables.
Amity Township -- Henry Gibson 200; Abingdon Township -- Lambart Dorland 50; Bibury Township -- Nathanie Brittaine 100; Blockley Township -- n/a; Bristoll Township -- Nathan Whitman 100; William Brittaine 100; Samuel Powell 100; Creesam Township (late part of Germantown) -- n/a; Cheltenham Township -- n/a; Colebrook Dale -- n/a; Upper Dublin -- Joseph Brittaine 100; Lower Dublin -- n/a; Franconia -- n/a; Frederick Township -- n/a; Gwinideth -- n/a; Germantown -- n/a; Horsham -- n/a; Hanover -- n/a; Necoshehopin -- n/a; King-sess -- Nathan Gibson 100; Limrick -- n/a; Upr Mirian -- n/a; Lowr Mirian -- n/a; Maxataway -- n/a; Montgomery -- n/a; Moorland Mannor -- John Dorland 200; White Marsh -- n/a; Northern Liberties -- n/a; Norriton -- n/a; Oley -- n/a; Oxford -- n/a; Parsiunk and Moymencin -- n/a; Plimouth -- n/a' Parktomen & Skippake -- n/a; Providence -- n/a; Roxboro -- n/a; Sulford -- n/a; Towamencin -- n/a; Springield -- n/a; Whitpaine -- n/a; Worcester - n/a.

VANSAND, Stoffel. Middletown. August 21, 1749. 2.158. VANSANDT, Jacobus. Southampton Twp. January 9, 1745/6. 2.64. VANSANDT, Rebekah. Southampton. January 13, 1746/7. 2.74. VANSANDT, Garret. Wrightstown. May 1, 1747. 2.85. VANSANDT, John. Middletown. March 6, 1749. 2.185. VANSANT, Harman. Bensalem. May 11, 1759. 2.362. old will books. no britton or gibson in 1739-59

2.230. Margaret Johnson, of Bristol Twp., Widow. August 29, 1749. Proved September 9, 1751. Dau. Mary, wife of Edward Britten. Dau. Elizabeth, wife of Patrick Kelly. Grandchildren, Wm. Harry, Elizabeth and Mary Harry. Granddau. Margaret, wife of John Baldwin, Junr. Grandchildren, Jonathan, Jacob, and Phebe Hibbs. Mary and Lydia Johnson, Mary, dau. of John Johnson, granddau. Lydia Johnson, £50 in lieu of £50 devised to her mother Hannah by will of her father John Johnson. Grandson Thomas Lacey. Thomas Thacher, son of Nicholas. Residue to John Bessonett of Middletown and Nicholas Allen of Bristol Boroug., Shopkeeper, exrs in Trust for dau. Elizabeth, at her death to grandchildren, Jonathan, Jacob, and Phebe Hibbs. Wit: Thos. Bartholomew, Jos. Brelsford, Wm. Brelsford, and John Duncan.

2.64. Jacobus Vansandt, of Southampton Twp., Yeoman. December 12, 1744. Pr. January 9, 1745/6. Wife Rebecca. Sons, Nicholas (144 acres bought of Cornelius Egnrout), Jacob (150 acres on which I dwell), Garret and Isaiah, Grandson Charles Ingard. Daus. Rebecca and Elizabeth, (December'd.). Kinsman John Vansandt and Nathaniel Brittain, exrs. Wit: Daniel Bankson, Thos. Duff, Robert Vernon.

2.74. Rebekah Vansandt, of Southampton, Widow. November 18, 1746. Proved January 13, 1746/7. Son Jacobus, exr. Sons Garrett, Nicholas, and Esaias Vandsandt. Grandson Charles Ingard. Dau. Rebekah Larue. Wit: Simon Vanarsdalen, Derrick Kreusen, John Bond.

2.85. Garret Vansandt, of Wrightstown, Yeoman. November 12, 1746. Proved May 1, 1747. Wife Clauchey and sons Garret and Cornelius, exrs. Daus. Rachel Dungan, Sarah Sacit, and Rebekah Vansant. Land formerly Peter Johnson's including part of Town Square. Wit: Abrm. Chapman, John Lacey, John Johnson.

2.102. Garret Wynkoop, of Northampton Twp., Gent. October 26, 1741. Proved March 4, 1747. Sons Cornelius and Phillipus, exrs. Sons Garret and Nicolaus. Daus. Mary Van De Grift, Annetie Van Meeter. Grandchildren, Jeanette, Garret, and Andries Van Buskirk, children of dau. Jacomynbie, December'd. Land bought of George Burson "betwixt Theodurus Hall and son Philipus.." Wit: Nathaniel Brittain and Peter Blaker.

2.104. Joseph Stidman, of Plumstead Twp. 2nd mo., 5th day, 1748. Proved April 22, 1748. 25 acres for use of Poor of Twp. Cousin Jane Miller, wife of Wm. Miller and "The Rest of my Sister's children." Cousins Jacob and Joseph Thomas. £2 toward building Plumstead Mtg. House, besides £3 already subscribed. Residue toward building on and improving the 25 acres for use of Poor of Twp. John Brittain and Nathan Preston, exrs. Wit: John Rich, Benj. Collins, Andrew Love.

2.158. Stoffel Vansand, Middletown, Farmer. June 4, 1749. Proved August 21, 1749. Son John and son-in-law Lewis Rue, exrs. Son James and his children. Daus. Elizabeth, Rachel, Olshe. Grandson Wm. Renberry. Wit: James Rue, Mary Rue, Robert Brodnax. 2.185. John Vansandt, of Middletown, Farmer. December 7, 1749. Proved March 6, 1749. Wife Rebekah, extx. Crispin Collet and Alex. Edwards, Trustees. Children, Ann, Elizabeth, Caterin, Mary, Rebecca, and John. Wit: Joseph Rue, Benj. Vanhorn, Richard Vanhorn. Letters granted to Crispin Collet and Alex. Edwards. 2.230. Margaret Johnson, of Bristol Twp., Widow. August 29, 1749. Proved September 9, 1751. Dau. Mary, wife of Edward Britten. Dau. Elizabeth, wife of Patrick Kelly. Grandchildren, Wm. Harry, Elizabeth and Mary Harry. Granddau. Margaret, wife of John Baldwin, Junr. Grandchildren, Jonathan, Jacob, and Phebe Hibbs. Mary and Lydia Johnson, Mary, dau. of John Johnson, granddau. Lydia Johnson, £50 in lieu of £50 devised to her mother Hannah by will of her father John Johnson. Grandson Thomas Lacey. Thomas Thacher, son of Nicholas. Residue to John Bessonett of Middletown and Nicholas Allen of Bristol Boroug., Shopkeeper, exrs in Trust for dau. Elizabeth, at her death to grandchildren, Jonathan, Jacob, and Phebe Hibbs. Wit: Thos. Bartholomew, Jos. Brelsford, Wm. Brelsford, and John Duncan. 2.275. William Chestnut, of Plumstead. October 19, 1754. Proved January 24, 1755. Wife Mary "good will of place I live on." Children, John, William, and Margaret. John Brittain and Thos. Moore, exrs. Wit: Wm. Ramsey and Joseph Stewart. 2.315. William Thomas, of Hilltown, Yeoman. December 11, 1753. Proved October 13, 1757. "Stricken in years" "To be buried on my own land in ye Grave Yard by ye Meeting House." Sons Thomas, Ephraim, John, Manassah, and William, exrs. Dau. Gwenllian, wife of Morris Morris, her son Cadwaller Morris. Dau. Anna Thomas. "To Inhabitants of Hilltown forever" the Meeting House erected by ye Grave Yard together 4 acres and some odd Perches for a Grave Yard to bury their dead in "and all other far and near" "Whites and Blacks" "Such as are guilty of self murder, only excepted." Preachers of all Denominations to hold services for funerals, "Paptists excepted" Baptists and Presbyterians to use the Meeting House jointly. My five sons, together with Lewis Evan, Junr., Nathaniel Griffith (eldest sons of Evan) and Jonathan Evans of Hulltown to serve as Trustees of said Meeting House and Grave Yard, they to name their successors in their wills. Son Ephraim, 150 acres part of 300 acres bought of James Logan; Son Manassah, 150 acres residue of 300 acres bought of James Logan; Son John, 200 acres adj. above bought of James Logan; Son Thomas, 300 acres bought of Rowland Ellis, Benj. Phillips and Jer. Langhorne. Dau. Anna, 100 acres adj. Henry Lewis and Evan Griffith; Dau. Gwenllian, 100 acres adj. Meeting House. Wit: Benj. Griffith, Benj. Griffith, Junr., and Joseph Griffith. Acknowledged before Simon Butler, Esq. by Testator as his Last Will and Testament. December 21, 1753. Codicil dated October 11, 1756. Letters granted to Thomas, John, Wm., and Mannasseh.

2.357. Patrick Poe, of Plumstead, Innholder. September 7, 1758. Proved February 9, 1759. Wife Abigail and son Edward, exrs. Children, Edward, Patrick, John, Sarah, Rich, Abigail Brittain, Martha and Ann Poe. Wit: William Jessup, Samuel Simson, John Russell.

Bucks County Pennsylvania Pioneers of the 18th century, book 1, , by Richard and Mildred Williams, 1974. ---p.27. Among the names of owners of cttle in Bucks County in 1684: ... Lyonel Britton ... ---p.31 Among the original settlers of Falls Twp: ... Lyonel Britton ... ---p.47 Lyonel Britton, Samuel Darke, William Darke were among the arrivals in the Delaware in 1680. ---p.13 Charles Fowler, Isaac Hill, Jonathan Jackson, James Gibson came as servants to Sarah Charesworth in 1684. ---p.53 John Routlige, Launcelot Gibson, Joseph Amble acquired the land of Thomas Stackhouse in Wrightstown. ---p.32 Daniel Stilwell (and 11 others) were inhabitants living on the Durham trct on June 13, 1775. ---p. 72 Daniel Stillwell (and 11 others) petitioned the court ot organize the Township of Durham. The attempt was successful. On June 13, 1775 a few of the inhabitantsliving on the Durham tract. ---p. 77 Paulus Van Vleck was chosen pastor of the Bensalem Presbyterian Church on May 30, 1710, and preached there the same day, and the elders at the church at this time were Hendrick Van Dyk, Leonard Van Der Grift, Stoffel Vanzandt, Nocholas Van De Grift. ---p.79 Garrett Vansant came into Wrightstown in 1690. He sold 200 acres of his tract to Thomas Coleman in his lfetime. The remainder was inherited by his sons Cornelius and Garrett. ---.84 In December 1710 there were 19 members at the Bensalem Presbyterian Church: Hendrick Van Dyk and wife, Lambert Ven De Grift, Christoffel Van Zand, Nicholas Van De Grift, Herman Van Snd, Johannis Van De Grif, Gerret Van Zand, Jacob Elfenstyn, Jonas Van Zand, Jamete Remierse, Trintje Remierse, George Gybert, Lea Broesbeck, Catelyntje Van Denson. ---p. 6 John Stockon settled near Yardleyville, in Lower Makefield Twp and married Mary Vansant in 1794. ---p. 23 Garrett Vansant of Bnsalem made his will on October 30, 1746. He died the following December. ---p.23 John Baker of Bensale,m conveyed 170 acres 52 perches to Johannes Vansant, April 20, 1722 ---p. 25 Nathaniel Vansant, a captainin the Contential Armey, lived and died on the homestad in Bensalem Twp. ---p. 30 In 1709 we find additional settlers in Southampton Twp: ... John Vansant ... John Frost ... ---p.73 In the French and Indian war, nine associated companies numbering 513 men were organized in Bucks County, some of whom were called into service on the frontiers. The officers were ... #2 Josiah Vansant, Lieutenant .. 50 privates ---p.79 Thomas Stevenson gave the church lot for Bensalem Presbyterian Church on Ag 24, 1711. It was converyed in a deed f Trust to Johannes Vandygrift, Herman Vanzandt, Jacob Weston. ---p.30 1709 frost above ---p.78 John Frost was in Newtown Twp in 1711. He died 1716. ---p.104 Shadrack Walley, William Buckman, John Frost -- on 16 Aug 1716, a vacant strip of lnd in Newtown, containing 40 acres was patented to them for the use of themselves and other inhavitant of the township... They died without perfecting the title and the strip of land laid as a common until the close of the century.

Lendrum L. Vansant, farmer, P.O.Feasterville, is of Dutch descent. His great-grandfather was Captain Nathaniel Vansant, a revolutionary soldier, who was taken prisoner by the British and confined on Staten Island. After his realease he came back to this home at Brownsville, in this township, where his father, Nicholas, and his grandfater, also Nicholas, had both resided. Nathaniel was born there on March 13, 1745, and died August 8, 1825. His wife was Hannah Britton, who was born January 16, 1746 and died August 19, 1818. His son Nicholas was grandfather of Lendrum L. ... Who is this Hannah -- cannot find her on Staten Island... or anywhere in tree.... The VanSants of Bucks County came in the 1690s from Long Island. first ancestor -- William Van Zandt,

Bucks County tax records, 1693-1778, compiled by Terry A. McNealy and Frances Wise Waite.
---John -- Plumstead 1731=10-1-3 (a penny half penny per pound and 4 shillings and 6 pence a head on single men). 1731/32 50 land, 6 corn, 0 sevant, 0 age, 2 cattle, 2 horses, 0 sheep look up rest of taxes

Jesse is reputed to have been born in Berks County, PA based solely on the biography written of him in Pickaway, OH:
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However, there are tax lists for what appears to be every county in Berks in the 1750s, and there is no Britton listed at all (). I [DLH 2008] question this listing. Perhaps the original reference was listed as Bucks and the handwriting was misread to be Berks. It seems curious that there is no record of any Britton in Berks, and that at this time the Berks area would have been so different from that in Bucks (Berks would have been very German, compared to the Dutch-English influence in Bucks). Additionally, Jesse's father Joseph is known to have been in Bucks both prior to and post 1759.

HIS: In 1770 Nathan, John, Nathaniel, Joseph -- is this ours? he would be married by then, Richard, Ann, Elizabeth and Rachel Britton were members of the Hilltown Church. In 1783, ten of the same name were recorded: Abigail, John, Jr. and Jane note: here mistyped as Jand) being the additonal names whilst Nathan and Richard had disappeared. "Stillwell Genealogy," Vol. IV. P. 141. (BRI HIS 009)
Look up Hilltown Baptist Church and Montgomery Baptist church records. Carolynn has 1761 date for Nathan's children Elijah, John and Rachel signing a petition to move from Montgomery to Hilltown. However, Elijah would be 3, John would be newborn and Rachel won't be born for 2 years. Are they babies? is it Sarah born circa 1760 instead of Rachel? These records might help confirm that 1761 marriage of John to Elizabeth Stevens.

Memoranda from the diary of John Dyer of Plumstead, Bucks, Co -- 1763-17xx
1769 -- 11/9 Ben. Brittain moved for Virginia
1771 -- 3/29 Thos Polton set for Maryland and took Brittains Bond to Jos Dyer
1773 -- 3/25 Jean Tyson Died of the Small pox at Joseph Brittains after she was published for marriage with Levy Fell
1775 -- 1/24 Isaac Thomas married to Sarah Brittain this Evening
1775 -- 7/27 Robert Gibson Married to Mary Brittain this day
1777 -- 8/22 Robert Gibson's wife buryed this Day
1787 -- 3/7 Capt Robert Gibson Jur Died this morning of a pluresy
1777 -- 9/10 John Brittains Wife died this day I believe, of a cancer.
1779 -- 6/24 Robert Gibson surety in marriage of John Dunlap and Jane McFadden -- Plumstead twp
1784 -- 10/28 John Brittain departed this Life this day, an aged man of good repute.
1790 -- 10/22 N. Brittain and J. Brittain moved to Virginia

Bucks County tax records, 1693-1778, compiled by Terry A. McNealy and Frances Wise Waite.
---John -- 1778 plumstead 0-10 (a penny half penny per pound and 4 shillings and 6 pence a head on single men)

History of Bucks County: William Armstrong is represented as a man of education and intelligence, of great physical strength, and an excellent swordsman. He died about 1785. He had five sons, Andrew, John, Thomas, James and Samuel. Of these, Andrew and James married Van De Woestynes, of Hilltown, John, the sister, and Thomas, the daughter, of Reverend Francis McHenry, then pastor at Deep Run, and Samuel a daughter of Robert Gibson. Thomas and Samuel served idn the Revolutionary army, the former a lieutenant. ---- the daughter was Jane. She died in 1790. Son James 1760-1810 born Tuscarora Valleyk, Franklin,PA and died Crosby, Hamilton, OH. husband Samuel Armstrong 1739-1828. James married Ruth Bennett 1760-1820 and they had one son Samuel Armstrong, 1800-1853.

Thomas Gibson married Margaret Foulke, , born 10/18/1768 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co. 3 children: John, Robert and Mary Gibson (1791-3/9/1868). Mary married Casper R. Johnson, born 3/28/1791 in Quakertown, Richland twp, Bucks and died 11/24/1825 in Quakertown. 3 children -- Gibson Johnson who died 2/18/1883 in Plunstead twp, Joseph 3/17/1815-5/10/1883 Quakertown and Milton Johnson 9/30/1819-10/4/1882 Quakertown. Gibson Johnson married Sarah Jones and had 4 children -- Jamima, Mary, John and Francis. Joseph married (1) Hannah Rynear and (2) Ann Edwards and had Mary Jane, Ruth Ann, Edward, Susan, Amanda, Joseph, William and Ann. Milton married (1) Ann Shaw and (2) Evaline Edwards and (3) Mary Edwards and had children Richard, Amos and Lewis.

Robert 1702-1754 Robert remained in Philadelphia and raised a large family with many descendants. George 1704-1761 George Sr, with his famous son's General John Gibson and Colonel George Gibson, were early settlers and founders of Lancaster, in Lancaster County, PA. Rebecca 1707-1776 Please let me know if you have any information on Rebecca Gibson. Did she marry, remain a Quaker and stay in Philadelphia? Moses 1710-1764 Moses remained a Quaker, moved to Virginia, became a successful planter and tobacco merchant, and built a beautiful plantation home named "Valley View".

Moses Gibson 1710-1764 Born in Bucks Co, PA, he moved to Upperville, in Prince William County, (became Fauquier County in 1759), in northern Va. in 1735. (Ref.) m Elsie Janney b.1711 in 1734 He and Elsie raised eight children. From this branch descended many noteworthy Gibsons of Virginia, Kentucky and the Carolinas.

Vol. L, part 4; March 2000; # 197 - NICOLAS LARZELERE of Bucks County in the Province of Pennsylvania, farmer, & RICHARD JOHNSON of Burlington (Note: Burlington is in New Jersey; could be either city or county), haymakers... [bound to]... WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Governor... 500 pounds... 11 March 1766... NICOLAS LARZELERE... obtained license of marriage for himself and for HANNAH BRITTON of Bucks County af'd, spinster... [w] JOS: READ

Pennysylvania Archives, 5th Series Vol 5.

Muster Rolls & Papers relating to the Associations and Militia of the County of Bucks.
--- p.331 roll of the Associates Company in Township of Plumstead, Aug. 21st 1775, Captain William McCalla. Privates ... Jesse Britton, Samuel Brittain, Nathaniel Brittain.
--- p.369-372 a return of the names of the person with their classes in Capt. Robt. Gibson’s Company in Plumstead Township 6 June 1780: Sixth - Joseph Brittain; Seventh - Nathaniel Brittan; Eight - Jesse Brittian.
--- p.377 All persons under Militia Law in Plumstead Township 19 May 1781: 8th class - Jesse Brittian
--- p.415-416 a return of a list of the Light Horse of Bucks Co., June 18th 1781: not equipped - Jessee Brittain.

"Daughters of the American Revolution" Lineage Book.

--- Vol 83, page 108. #82275, and #65286; Vol 91, p 49; Vol 107, p22. Samuel Brittain (1750-1795) served, 1775, in Captain McCalla’s Company, Bucks Co., Pa. He was born in New Jersey; died in Maryland. Samuel Brittain married Sarah Bright son Jeremiah Brittain m. Elizabeth Hutchinson; had son Joseph Brittain m. Belinda Clark dau. Sarah Brittain (1786-1852) m John Bowman (1786-1843)
--- Vol. 123, page 118. #122388 Nathaniel Brittain (1744-1817) served as a private in Captain McCall’s company, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania militia. He was born in New Jersey; died in Columbia Co., Pa Nathaniel Brittain m. Jane Simanton (1750-1817) son Samuel Brittain (1770-1840) m. 1796 Sarah Silliman (1773-1815)

1790 Census, Bucks Co., PA (Free white male 16 and up, Free white males under 16, Free white females): Jesse Britan 1 1 6; Joseph Britain 2 1 5; Joseph Britain 2 2 4; Nathaniel Britain 2 0 6; Thomas Britain 3 0 1.

John Britton. Birth: ABT. 1695 in Bucks Co, PA 2 3 -- (THIS IS WRONG -- it was STATEN ISLAND) Death: 28 OCT 1784 in Plumbstead Twp, Bucks, PA 4 5 -- (Plumstead) Military Service: Revolutionary War 6 FTM-US/International Marriage Record 1560-1900: Lists his surnames as Britton

BIR-MAR-DEA: GEDCOM from Betty Kipp (BRI HIS 048)
BIR: Place from Deb, email DRychlak@aol.com (BRI HIS 053) MAR: (2nd to Elizabeth Stevens) from www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/9227/Britton.html (BRI HIS 054)

!WILL of Father-in-law: " In his advanced Jeremiah Stillwell made several wills. Three are in my possession: (Stillwell speaking) the first, dated 1739, gave to his grandson, Richard Britton, a large proportion of his property and appointed him one of his executors; the second, dated 1745, made his grandson, Richard Britton, his residuary legatee; the third, dated 1749, omits Richard Britton's name, and that which was formerly bequeathed to him was given to his daughter, Elizabeth Britton, living in New York. From these facts, I deduce that John Britton married Elizabeth, daughter of Jeremiah Stillwell; that John Britton was born probably about 1695, and his wife Elizabeth at or near the same date; that somewhere near 1727, he removed with all of his family, save his eldest son Richard Britton to Pennsylvania; that he made his will when about seventy-five years old, and lived until he was ninety; this his wife lived beyond 1770, and may have died before o rafter the probate of his will in 1785; that Jeremiah Stillwell, by reason of the great separation from his daughter, Elizabeth, gave to her son Richard, her proportion of his estate, with succession to Richard's daughter Elizabeth Britton, of New York, and that likewise, John Britton, of Plumstead, in his will gives to her (though not named) 20 shillings as a daughter of my oldest son Richard Britton, emphasizing, in the formality of the expression, a limited acquaintance with the child, and a knowledge that she would inherit from Jeremiah Stillwell his daughter Elizabeth's share." Stillwell Genealogy, p. 141 and 142 (BRI HIS 009) see above

HIS: John was one of our Revolutionary war ancestors. From "Pennsylvania Vital Records Vol. II, Memoranda from the Diary of John Dyer of Plumstead, Bucks County, Pennsylvania" mention is made of his passing with the following entry: "10/28/1784 John Brittain departed this life this day, an aged man of good repute." (BRI HIS 054) WILL: Made his will March 21, 1770; proved May2, 1785, and mentioned: wife Elizabeth, to receive house and land during her widowhood with 4 pounds per annum; also some furniture; the land on the east side of the Durham Road to be sold with the personal property, and the money divided between five daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Edward Morris; Anna, wife of William Young; Hannah, wife of Peter Cosner; Mary, wife of James Lewis, and Martha, wife of Edward Poe. Anna's share to be in trust. Upon the death of his wife, the house and land therewith to be sold and the money to be divided among all the children: the sons William, Nathaniel, Nathan, Joseph and Benjamin to have a double share. To my granddaugther, a daughter of my oldest son Richard Britton, the sum of 20 shillings. Sons, Nathaniel and Nathan to be executors. The latter, Nathan, died before his father. 1770 (BRI HIS 009)

HIS: In 1770 Nathan, John, Nathaniel, Joseph, Richard, Ann, Elizabeth and Rachel Britton were members of the Hilltown Church. In 1783, ten of the same name were recorded: Abigail, John, Jr. and Jand being the additonal names whilst Nathan and Richard had disappeared. "Stillwell Genealogy," Vol. IV. P. 141. (BRI HIS 009)
Look up Hilltown Baptist Church and Montgomery Baptist church records. Carolynn has 1761 date for Nathan's children Elijah, John and Rachel signing a petition to move from Montgomery to Hilltown. However, Elijah would be 3, John would be newborn and Rachel won't be born for 2 years. Are they babies? is it Sarah born circa 1760 instead of Rachel? These records might help confirm that 1761 marriage of John to Elizabeth Stevens.

Rev War

THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: DAVIS, 1876: BUCKS COUNTY ASSOCIATORS - Appendix 1 from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., Democrat Book and Job Office Print., Doylestown, PA, 1876. BUCKS COUNTY ASSOCIATORS Second Battalion List of officers of the Second Battalion of Bucks County Associators, 1775. Plumstead Company, August 21, 1885 Captain, William McCalla. Privates -- Benjamin Fell, Charles Stewart (about 50), John Dunlap*, William Kenedy, John Greir, James Sample, Isaac Thomas, Thomas Mathew Greir (about 50), Hugh Ferguson (about 50), Thomas Dickinson, Alexander McFarland, Daniel Thomas, Robert Gilson, William McCalla, Francis Titus, Joseph Dyer, William Hart, John McMullin, Thomas Dyer, Joseph Thomas, Jesse Britton, Phillip Hinkle, Peter Wood, Patrick Poe, Robert Gilson, Jr., John McCalla, Samuel Hair, Isaac Hill, David Nesbett, James Faries, Samuel Faries, Samuel Titus, Alexander Robinson, Jacob Casdross, John Hart, Benjamin Griffith, John Gaddis, William Smith, Barnet Kepler, David Smith, William Tyndal, John Boyd, John Vanfossen, Phillip Fox, Patrick McGahan, Richard Lott, Adam Bean, Jonathan Hunsman, John Haskins, George Stewart, John Smith, Hugh Fleming, Joseph Hart, Samuel Brittain, Joseph Sayerans, Peter Trough, Conrad Bean, Jr., Joseph Shaffer, George Hughes, Thomas Craig, David Forman, Daniel Millhuff, James McMullan, Henry Gadis, Levi Fell, John Fonsman, William Davis, John Gibson, Andrew McCalla, John Dunlap, Jr.*, George Burn, William Chilcott, George Rice, Cornelius Neafur, George Gaddis, Peter Cosner, Adam Shaffer, Valentine Mostiller, Samuel Watt, Ezekial Rogers, Francis Titus, Peter Foddle, John Rogers, William Meredith.

Captain Bennett's Light Dragoons Captain, Jacob Bennett*; lieutenant, Jacob Forst; cornet, John Shaw. Privates Ð John Horner, William Ramsey, Joseph Hart, Jr., Thomas Hughes, Stacy Taylor, Gabriel Vansant, Peter Roberts, William Bennet*, John Shannon, James Leddon, Robert Mernes, Jacob Kentner, John Armstrong, William McConkey, Daniel Martin, Nathaniel Burrows, John Roberts, Joseph Sacket, Jr., George Mitchell, George Fell, John Torlbert (probably Torbert), John McCammon, Aaron Hagerman, Jesse Brittain, Benjamin Yeoman, Robert Craige, Thomas Wilson. I do certify that the foregoing is a true state of the cavalry for the county of Bucks, June 18, 1781. (No signature.)

Look up Patriot records for others in same company to see Jesse's action

The Continental Army had four regiments of cavalry, formally designated as "light dragoons." They were used for scouting, patrolling, and covering missions and for courier service Except for surprise encounters with enemy patrols, they were intended to fight on foot. As originally conceived, and as prescribed on March 14, 1777, a dragoon regiment was to have six troops, each consisting of a captain, a lieuteneant, a cornet (the cavalry equivalent of infantry ensign or artillery second lieutenenat), and forty-one enlisted men. For recruiting, the 4th Dragoon Regiment had been assigned to the area between the North (Hudson) River and the Susquehanna; but, as noted abovce, it appears to have drawn the bul of its men from the Philadelphia region. The original enlistments expired in the latter part of September, 1780. The regiment had never been filled and only eleven of the old members re-enlisted at that time for the duration of the war. With new recruits, it totalled onloy eighty men (with fifteen officers!) by the spring of 1781. The American Continental Cavalry was employed in small, widely dispersed detachments. It performed valuable services in observig and reporting enemy movements, screening its won infantry's movements, covering exposed flanks and providing messengers for dissemination of tactical orders. Except for brief skirmishes, however, it almost never saw extensive combat. ... By the end of June 1781, part of the regiment had joined Wayne's provisional brigade in Virignia. By October 1, 1781, what was left of the 4th Dragoons (now officially the 4th Legionary Corps) was all assembled at Williamsburg in Virignia. From there, it went on to the siege of Yorktown. -- The Pennsylvania Line, 1776-1783, John B. B. Trussell, 1977.

BUCKS COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA (Records of Comptroller-General "Military Accounts: Associates (Lieutenancy of Bucks Co.) 1775-1777) -- 1. Joseph Dyer 21. Jesse Britton 24. PATRICK POE 28. ISAAC HILL (Father-in-1aw of Benjamin Day) 40. Benj. Griffith 42. PETER COSNER 61. Samual Brittain 52. Nathaniel Brittain 73. Levi Fell
"The ASSOCIATORS were a purely voluntary military reserve organized in PENNSYLVANIA between June 30) 1775 and March 17, 1777, to be called out only in case of an invasion of PENNSYLVANIA. For other of reasons, they proved to be an ineffective organization, therefore they were disbanded, on a later date, and a compulsory militia system took their place." from Henry E. Eddy) Sept. 17, 1954. STAIR RECORDS OFFICE) PA HIS. & MUSEUM COMM. Educational Bldg., HARRISBURG, PA

*Note: it had concerned me that Jesse had muster roll fines and is listed as under martial law in 1781, and was "not equipped" in 1781. It is clear that Jesse was in Virginia in 17xx-xx. Perhaps part of the draw of Virginia was to join relatives where the American Revolution fighting was perhaps more critical. In any event, it is assumed that the move was not to escape from service -- it is significant that Jesse moved back to Bucks for his grandfather's death, who was also his commanding officer. Plus, the Dunlap-Bennet connection between the Bucks Revolutionary Service and the move and marriages to Jesse's daughters, suggests that Jesse served patriotically (as confirmed by family stories handed down to other descendants.) It is unknown why Jesse did not file for a pension in Pickaway in 1832.

Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1685-1785, F. Edward Wright, 1995. 974.821 S2ab v1 -- p. 357. Patrick Poe, of Plumstead, innholder, Sep 7, 1758. Proved Feby 9, 1759. Wife Abigail and son Edward, exrs. Children, Edward, Patrick, John, Sarah, Rich, Abigail Brittain, Martha and Ann Poe. Wit: William Jessup, Samuel Simson, John Russell. --- p. 183. Sarah Walker of Middletown, Widow. July 31, 1768. son Joseph, dau Sarah Thornton and others. Wit: .. Sarah Brittain, Abrm. Brittain. --- p.102. Farret Wynkoop, of Northampton Twp, Gent. Oct 26, 1741, Froved Mch 4, 1747. ... Wit: Nathaniel Brittain. --- p.104 Joseph Stidman of Plumstead Tw, 2nd mo, 5th day, 1748. Proved Apr 22, 1748. ... John Brittain, exrs. --- p.275 William Chestnut of Plumstead. Oct 19, 1754. .. John Brittain exr --- p.9. John Sampell of Bedminster, Weaver, Dec 1, 1759. Joseph Brittain of Plumstead, exr. --- p.17. Ralph Smith. 2nd mo. 9th day, 1685, proved 3rd mo, 2nd day, 1686. Appraiser Lyonel Brittain. --- p.64. Jacobus Vansandt, of Southampton Twp., Yeoman. Dec 12, 1744. Fr. Jan 9, 1745/6. Wife Rebecca. Sons, Nicholas (144 acres bought of Cornelis Egnrout), Jacob (150 acres on which I dwell), Garret and Isaiah, Grandson Charles Ingard. Daus Rebecca and Elizabeth, (dec'd). Kinsman John Vansandt and Nathaniel Britain, exrs. Wit: Daniel Bandson, Thos Duff, Robert Vernon. --- p.133 Samuel Jones Snr., of Plumstead, Yeoman. Oct 28, 1765. Proved Feby 20, 1766. Wife Margaret and Son Samuel, Exrs. Son John (a minor). Daus Rachel Brittain and Dau Mary. Grandson Samuel Brittain. Son Samuel. Wit: Edwd. Murphy, Alex. Metlan, Agnes Metlan. --- p.230. Margaret Johnson, of Bristol Twp., Widow. Aug 29, 1749. Proved Sep 9, 1751. Dau Mary, wife of Edward Britten. Dau Elizabeth, wife of Patrick Kelly. Grandchildren, Wm. Harry, Elizabeth and Mary Harry. ... lots of grandchildren named, but no Kelly and no Britten, Harry, Hibbsm Johnson, Lacey, Thatcher .. maybe her other children had died?? --- p.210. Philip Wood of Plumstead Twp., Yeoman. Jan 3, 1782. Proved June 11, 1782. Son Peter Daus Elizabeth Miller and Deborah ___. Gdson William Miller eldest son of dau Elizaeth, Benj. Fell and Wm. Mains, exrs. Caveat filed May 28, 1782. by Peter Wood. Wit: Joseph Britton, James Davis, Jesse Britton. "Great age and infirmities." Will confirmed June 11. --- p.218 John Laycock of Wrightwtown, Yeoman. Dated Aug 20, 1750. Proved Sept 12, 1750. Wit: John Gibson. --- p.95 Thomas Stradling of Newtown. Jne 7, 1761. Proved Mch 9, 1764. ... Wit: John Gibson. --- p.293, Henry Cherry of Newtown. May 11, 1756. Proved June 22, 1756. ... Wit: Jos. Gibson. --- p.56 Robert Smith, of Buckingham, 5 mo 15h day 1745. Proved Sept 26, 1745. ... Land, late Laucelot Gibson's, adj. ... --- p.217 Thomas Buckman, of Newtown. 5th mo. July 1734. Proved Sep 12, 1734. Wit: Mary Gibson. --- p.31. John Frost of Newtown. 8th month, 20th day, 1716. Proved Nov 16, 1716. Two daus-in-law, Margaret Hillborn and Isabella Carter. Margaret's son, Samuel Hillbourne when 21. Thos. Hillborne and John Stackhouse, Trustees for him. Brothers Joseph, Edmund, Samuel, Isaac, and Thomas Frost. Sis Elizabeth Francis. to John Carter my servant man John Jones. john Wildman, exr. Wit: Robert Streator, Isaac Wiulliams, Robert Carter. --- no howsmon/houseman --- p. 158 Stoffel Vansand, Middletown, Farmer. June 4, 1749. Proved Aug 21, 1749. son John and son-in-law Lewis Rue, exrs. Son James and his children. Daus Elizabeth, Rachel, Olshe. Grandson Wm. Renberry. Wit: James Rue, Mary Rue, Robert Brodnax. --- p.155 Derrick Cruson of Southampton, Yeoman. Jan 4, 1729. Proved Dec 25, 1731. ... Wit: Jacobus Vansand. --- p.185. John Vansandt, of Middletown Farmer. Dec 7, 1749. Proved Mch 6, 1749. [sic-- this was probably 1749/50, so 3 months later]. Wife Rebekah, extx. Crispin Collet and Alex. Edwards, Turstees. Children, Ann, Elizabeth, Caterin, Mary, Rebecca, and John. Wit: Joseph Rue, Benj. Vanhorn, Richard Vanhorn. Letters granted to Crispin Collet and Lex. Edwards. --- p. 85 Garret Vandandt, of Wrightstown, Yeoman. Nov 12, 1746. Proved May 1, 1747. Wife Clauchey and sons Garret and Cornelius, exrs. Daus Rachel Dungan, Sarah Sait, and Rebekah Vansant. Land formerly Peter John;s including part of Town Square. Wit: Abrm. Chapman, John Lacey, John Johnson. --- p. 64 above --- p. 74. Rebekah Vansandt, of Southampton, Widow. Nov 18, 1726. Proved Jan 13, 1746/7. Son Jacobus, exr. Sons Garrett, Nicholas and Esaias Vandsandt. Grandson Charles Ingard. Dau Rebekah Larue. Wit: Simon Vanarsdalen, Derrick Kreusen, John Bond. --- p.141. Joseph Growden of Tremose, Bucks Co., Gent. July 25, 1730. Proved Dec 18, 1730. Pantation, "Richelieu" and watermill adj. Francis Searle, Herman Vansandt leaving off encumbrance to Collet. ... --- p.181 Pieter Van Hooren, of Middletown, Yeoman 2/12/1749/50. Proved ---. 3nd dau Charity, wife of Isaiah Vansant. wit: John Vansandt, Garret Vansant. --- p.362. Harman Vansant, the Elder, Bensalem, Yeoman. May 8, 1755. Proved May 11, 1759. Wife Judith. Gd. son Harman Vansant and Gilbert Hicks, Exrs. Grandsons Harman and Peter Vansant, sons of son Garret, dec;d. 4 children of son Harman, dec'd. 9 children of dau Elizabeth. Elizabeth and Garret, 2 youngest children of son Garret. Daus Gazina, wife of Jacob Titus, and Katharine, wife of Daniel Severns. Wit: Hannah Feagas, Richd. Gibbs, Margery Gibbs. Lettrs granted to Harman Vansant Junr. --- p.81 James Ray of Wrightstown, 2/25/1723 proved 3/14/1723. Garret Vansant of Wrightstown, exr --- p.137 Charles Plumly, of Middletow, Farmer, 3/22/1748/9. Proved 2/24/1748/9. exrs to make Deed to Garret Vansant for land exchanged. --- p.250 Lewis Rue, of Middletown, Farmer, 12/5/1751. Proved 4/4/1752. Wife Rachel and Bro Richard and Bro-in-law Garret Vansant, exrs. Sons Lewis and Christoffell. Daus Anne, Elizabeth, cAtharine, Rachel and Jesinah. Wit: John Bessonett, Francis Titus, Saml. Rue. Letters granted to Rachel Rue and Garret Vansant. --- p.10 John Ketham of Middletown. Fe 27, 1760. Proved Ap 14, 1760. Wife Sarah (sole legatee) and Samll. Allen, exrs. Wit: Garret Vansant, Mary Vansant, Blackston Ingleduene. --- p.15 Johannes Vansant of Bensalem, Bucks County, Yeoman. Oct 30, 1714. Proved Jan 5, 1714. [sic] Wife, all Personal estate. son John 40 shillings land in Maryland to be sold for support of wife and chldren. Stophel Vansant and Bartholomew Jacobs, Trustees. If land is not sold to be divided between two sons paying sisters equal shares. Wife Leah, extx. Wit: Thomas Stevenson, Hannah Vansant, Nicholas Van Hooren. --- p.224. Simon VanArsdalen, of Southampton, Yeoman 9/29/1766 proved 12/5/1770. Wit: Jacob Vansant. --- p.158. John Str4ickland, of Southampton, Yeoman. 9/8/1766. Proved 11/20/1766. Wit: Nicholas Vansant, Jacob Vansant. --- p.65 Joseph Shaw, Northampton, Yeoman. 12/15/1759. Proved 9/22/1761. Wit: James Vansant. --- p.254. Mary Shaw of Northampton Twp, Widow. 5/18/1771 Proved 2/11/1772. Wit: James Vansant --- p.435 John Praul of Middletown, Yeoman. 8/13/1777. Proved 6/27/1777 [sic]/// Wit Jane Vansant. --- p. 155. Jesimah Vansant, of Middletown, Spinster. 2/5/1761 Proved 11/5/1766. Sister Rachel Rue and Relation John Praul, exrs. Si Alshea Rue. Jesinah, Anne and Catharne and Christopher Rue, children of sister Rachel Rue. Wit: Richard Rue, Wm Dy, Robert Brodnax. --- p.92. Thomas Cornish of Falls Twp, yeoman. 10/22/1780, proved 11/30/780. 5 dau .. Mary vansant. --- p.251, Stephen Guyon of Bristol Twp,Yeoman. 9/11/1782, proved 2/3/1783, bro-in-law Johnathan Hibbs, exrs. isters Sarah and Elizabeth Hibbs. mother Mary Rue. bro John Guyon. Nephews Stephen, John, Samuel Hibbs. Nieces Kezia and Jemima Hibs. sister Mary Vansant's children in Virginia, names unknown. Wit: Thomas Cabe, John Sotcher. --- p.213 William Paxson of Middletown. 1/17/1731/2. Proved 2/11/1733. ... son John 200 acres s. side road leading from Neshaminey to Falls adj Jer. Langhorne, Stophel Vansant, John Plumly with swamp called Pear's Swamp. --- p.361 William Gosline of Middletown Twp. 8/26/1784. Proved 1/31/1785. Wit: William Vansant.

Abstracts, 1785-1825 --- p.104 Martha Baxter of Plumstead Twp. widow. 8/18/1787 proved 8/22/1788. Joseph Brittain and William McCalla, exrs. Wit: Jesse Britton --- p.388. John Brittian of Plumtead Twp, yeoman. 3/22/1770 proved 5/2/1785. Sons Nathanieland Nathan exrs. Wife Elizabeth. Sos William, Nathaniel, Nathan, Joseph and Benjamin. Daus Elixabeth wife of Edward Morris, Anna wife of William Young, Hannah wife of Peter Cosner, Mary wife of James Lewisand Martha wife of Edward Poe. Lot adj Peter Cosner and Robert Bigson. Wits: James Michener and James Erwin. --- p.129 Cornelius Vansant. Wrightstown Twp. 2/8/1788. Proved 3/26/1789. "Far advanced in year." Wife Mary. Nephew David Dungan and Joseph Carver exrs. Cornelius Brittain son of newphew Joseph Briuttain. Cornelius Dungan, son of nephew David Dungan and Cornelius Carver, son of newphew Joseph Carver. Wits" Robert Ware, Hannah Lee, John Terry Junr. --- p.195. John Thomas of Hilltown Twp., Minster. 5/31/1788. Proved 11/15/1790. Codicil 10/2/1789. Wife Sarah and gdsns John Brittin and John Pugh, exrs. Daus Ann, widow of Nathan Brittin dec'd; Rebecca wife of Daniel Pugh; Leah wife of Samuel Johns and Sarah wife of John Blackwell. Gdch John Brittin, Samue Jones. Thomas Rowland, son of Stephen. Mark Hardy. Land adj Amos Thomas, Abraham Miller, Peter Boder, James Shannon. Thomas Morris, Thomas and John Biggle. Josiah Lunn. Wit: Benjamin Moris, Joseph Thomas, Thomas Jones Junr. --- p.236 Jane Grier, widow. 5/19/1797. Proved 1/15/1800. Wit: Elizabeth Brittin. --- p.17. Robert Gibson of Plumstead Twp., yeoman. 4/24/1788. Proved 8/22/1788. Wife Elizaeth. Joseph Britton and William McCalla exrs. Sons Thomas, James, Moses, John and Robert. Daus Elizabeth Armstrong, Mary Br9itton and Jean Gibson. Gdsons Robert Armstrong and John Gibson. Wits: Nathaniel Britton, John Rees. --- p.300 Mathias Sandham, New Britain Twp., yeoman. 11/9/1811 proved 8/13/1812. Wit: John Gibson. --- p.446. Eve Keper, Plumstead Twp, 6/4/1814 proved 12/26/1814. Wit: Robert Gibson. ---no frost, howsmon, houseman --- tons of vansants garet,brother of cornelius, died 1796.
Look up Nickolas VanSandt and his wife Mary Britton VanSandt -- died circa 1801 and 1808 respectively.

Pennsylvania Births, Bucks County 1682-1800. John Humphrey. 1993. Brittan, Mary 10/13/1680 to Lionel and Elizabeth, -- Middletown Friends Meeting (1682) Brittan, Rebecca 11/19/1683 to Lionel and Elizabeth. -- ditto Gibson -- 9 chilodren in 1708-1729 to Lancelot and Mary Gibson. -- Middletown Friends Meeting no frost, Elizabetn Barbara Housmann on 7/3/1766 to Martin amd Margaret Housmann. -- Tohickon Lutheran Congregation in Bedminster Twp (1750) many Vansandt, but all 1710 and later. Gerret bp 12/31/1710 to Joris and Maychen Vandergrift -- mostly Reformed Low Dutch Church of Southampton and Horthampton twps (1737 began records) and Dutch Reformed Church, Bensalem (1710) noticed Joseph van pelt bp 1/15/1743 to Derrick and Mary Britten -- Reforned Low Dutch disappointing!! no brittons I wanted.

Records of the Courts of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County, PA 1684-1700. , J. E. Burnett Buckenham, 1943 (reprint 1998). --- A Deed of one hundered and fifty acres of Land dated the 10th day of the 12 month 1698 was Delivered by Joseph Growden grantor unto Garret van Sand Grantee. --- a deed of one hundered and fifty acres of Land in fee Dated the 10th day of the 12 month 1698 was Delivered by Joseph Growdon grantor unto Cornelius van Sand grantee. --- Thomas Stakehouse deed too 1699) --- brittan -- lyonel only -- on juries, and also land grants/trandfers

Bucks County Tax Records 1693-1778, compiled by Terry McNealy and Frances Waite, 1982. BRITTON -- Abraham 25, 32, 33, 46, 52, 98 Middletown, 1760 8-2-0 (L-s-d); Middletown, 1762 8-2-0; (2nd 1762 8-2-0); Bristol 1766, young men Abraham Brittain 9 (s) (3d per pound poor tax and 9s per head on singal men for the nescessary relieaf of the poor of sd. township.) ; Bristol twp 1775. Abraham Briton -- 2 horses, 4 cattle, 12 sheep, 3-5-4 (Lsd) one servant 1-10-0 and rents 200 land - 30 rent - 18-0-0 (18L). tax rate 4-0-6-0 (LLsd-- not sure of this last column) ; Bristol twp 1778 -- Abrm Britton 10-5 (s-s).
The tax structure of colonial Pennsulvania was much sim[pler than that of modern times. Many of the levies of today did not exist. Thjere was no federal income tax, or any other federal tax, ecause there was no federal government. Tjhe King and Parliament of England were far away, and made no direct tax upon the colonists in America. Pennsyulvania levied no income taqx, no sales tax, and no other direct tax on its citizens on a regular basis. The provincial govermnet ordinarily raised the funds it needed mainly through customs duties and excise taxes on certain imported mechandise, primarily rum and other alcoholic beverages. The government also derived income from fees for certain privileges controlled by the dprovincial authorities,l such as tavern licenses. The taxes familiar to an 18th century inhabitant of PA were mainly local taxes, collected and spent in his own neighborhgood. There was no school tax, for there were no public schools -- there were only private and church-related schools supported by tuition payments from the parents of the children who attended. The local taxes were usually known as "poor taxes" since the support of the poor was the first priority and probably took up the largest portion of funds. Some of the earliest laws agreed upon for the province of pa ESTABLISHED THE PRINCIPLES THAT NO TAX COULD BE LEVIED UNLESS IT HAD BEEN DULY ENACTED AS A LAW PASSED BY THE aSSEMBLY, AND THAT NO TAX DOULD BE ENACTED WITH A DURIATION OF MORE THAN ONE YEAR. ... THE OTHER PRINCIPAL TASK OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT WAS THAT OF CARING FOR THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS OF THE TOWNSHIP. tHIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY THE AGE-OLD MEANS OF THE CORVEE, BY WHICH THE INHABITANTS OF EACH TOWNSHIP WERE CALLED OUT FROM TIME TO TIME WITH THE OBLIGATION OF HELPTING WITH THE WORK OF CLEARING AND REPAIRING ROADS.. ... "estate" MEANS THAT THE PERSON HELD LANDS "ON AN ESTATE" THAT IS, HE RENTED THE PROPERTY FROM THE ACTUAL OWNER. iT WAS COMMONLY IN THE TERMS OF A LEASE THAT THE LESSEE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF TAXES, AND THUS THE RENTER'S NAME APPEARED ON THE TAX LIST RATHER THAN THE OWNERS. BOccasionally the word estate appeared when a landowner was recently deceased.
BRITTON -- Benjamin 14, 23, 25, 29, 34, 37, 38, 43, 46, 99 Bristol, 1753. Benja Brittain's Estate -- 30L (rate of one penny per L and three shillings per head on single men) for relief of the poor; Plumstead 1759 Genjamin Brittan 4-1-0; Bristol 1761, Benja Brittan 30-5-0; Plumstead 1761, Benjamin Britian 12-3-0; Plumstead 1762 (duplicate of poor tax at 3 pence per L and 9s per head) Benjamin Briton 5-1-3; Bristol 1753 Benj.Brittan 30-15-0; Plumstead 1763 Benja Brittain 6-1-6 ; Plumstead 1764 Benjamin Briton 5-1-3; Bristol 1766 Benjaman Britton 48-12-0; Bristol 1778 Benja Britton tax I 1-10, tax II 0-15.
BRITTON -- John 3,4,23,29,33,34,69,84 Plumstead 1731 Joh. Brittain 10-1-3 (copied -- have original!!!) -- note plumstead was inc 1725 from Buckingham, 1731 is 1st tax record -- buckingham 1693, 1722 (John not there in 1722, and John Dyer was, so moved between 1722 and 1731); Plumstead twp 1731 or 1732, John Brittain, 050 land, 06 corn, 0 servant, 0 age, 02 cattle, 02 horses, 00 sheep. ; Plumstead 1759 John Brittan 10-2-6; Plumstead 1761 John Britian 12-3-0; Middletown 1762 -- single men -- John Briton 9; Plumstead 1762 John Briton 7-1-9; Plumstead 1775 John Brittain 1 horse, 1 cattle 0 sheep, 30 acres 2-rent tax rates 1-4-0 on land and 1-0-0 on horse, etc. tax was 0-1-6. ; plumstead 1778 John Britton 0-10.
BRITTON -- Joseph 23, 29, 34, 38, 43, 69, 84 Plumstead 1759 Joseph Brittan 8-2-0; Plumstead 1761 Joseph Britian 8-2-0; Plumstead 1762 Joseph Briton 7-1-9; Plumstead 1763 Jos. Brittain 14-3-6; Plumstead 1764 Joseph Briton 12-3-0; Plumstead 1775 Joseph Brittain 1 horse, 4 cattle 4 sheep 107 acres 6 rent tax 0-7-6. ; plumstead 1778 Jos Britton 0-10.
BRITTON, Nathan 95 Hilltown township, 1778, Nathan Brittain 2-10 (L-s)
BRITTON, Nathaniel 23, 30, 32, 34, 38, 43, 69, 84 Plumstead 1759 Nathaniel Brittan 10-2-6; plumstead 1761 nathaniel Britian 8-2-0; middletown 1762 Nathl Briton 9s (single man) (crossed off list though); plumstead 1762 Nathaniel Briton 5-1-3; plumstead 1763 Nathaniel Brittain 9-2-3; plumstead 1764 Nathaniel Briton 9-2-3; plumstead 1775 nathaniel Britain 2 horses 4 cattle 10 sheep 120 acres 7 rent tax 0-10-6; plumstead 1778 Nathanel Britton 2-0
BRITTON Natt 25 -- Middletown, 1760 9s (single man)
BRITTON Richard 25, 31, 32 Richard Brittain Middletown 1760 25, the Estate 50 75-18-9 (L-s-d); Middletown 1762 Richard Britton 25 rate Estate 50 rate75 tax 0-18-0; Middletown 1762 Richard Briton 25 [and] land 50 rate 75 tax 0-18-0.
BRITTON -- Thomas 33 Middletown 1762 -- single man -- 9s (with John Briton)
BRITTON William 29 Plumstead 1761 William Britian 4-1-0 1759 plumstead -- joseph, john, benjamin, nathaniel. 1761 plumstead -- joseph, john, benjamin, william, nathaniel
---no frost, houseman, howsmon,
GIBSON, Gidion 31 -- Solebury 1761 single man -- 9s Robert 70, 84, 84 Plumstead 1775, 2 horses, 4 cattle, 6 sheep 150 land, 7 rent, 0-10-0; plumstead 1778, 3-5; Plumstead 1778 2-10 Robert Jr 70 Plumstead 1775 Robert Goibson Jr 2 horses 2 cattle 0 sheep 30 land 5 rent 0-7-6; John 85 (Gebson) Plumstead 1778 1-10
Vansandt -- tons, Cornelius, Gabriel, Garret, George, Gerrard, Harmon, Harman Jr, Isaiah, Jacob, Jacobus, James, John, Joshua, land, Col Nathl, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Peter, Stohel, William. Didn't do.
Plumstead taxes in book: 1731, 1731 or 1732, 1759, 1761, 1762, 1763, 1764, 1775, 1778. 20 shillings-1 pound; 12 pence = 1 shilling.

Look up these books -- LAPL --

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Du Author Dull, Keith A. Title(s) Early families of Berks, Bucks & Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania / Keith A. Dull. Publisher Westminster, Md. (Rear 63 E. Main St., Westminster 21157) : Family Line Publications, 1997. Paging vii, 149 p. ; 21 cm. Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. vii) and index. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Montgomery County (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # 929.2 B2614 Author Barnhill, A. Virgil (Arthur Virgil), 1927- Title(s) Some descendants of Robert Barnhill, I : immigrant who settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania / by A. Virgil Barnhill, Jr. Publisher Knoxville, Tenn. (P.O. Box 22621, Knoxville 37933) : Arviba Publishers, 1994. Paging xx, 350 p. ; 24 cm. Notes Includes bibliographical references and index. Subject Headings Barnhill family. Barnhill, Robert, 1703-ca. 1761 Family. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Wr Author Wright, F. Edward. Title(s) Bucks County, Pennsylvania church records of the 17th & 18th centuries / Anna Miller Watring & F. Edward Wright. Publisher Westminster, Md. : Family Line Publications, 1994. Paging 3 v. ; 21 cm. Notes Cover title. Vol. 2 compiled by Anna Miller Watring and F. Edward Wright ; vol. 3 compiled by Anna Miller Watring. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents v. 1. German church records -- v. 2. Quaker records: Falls and Middletown Monthly Meetings -- v. 3 [Quaker records: Wrightstown, Richland, Buckingham, Makefield, and Soleburg Monthly Meetings]. Subject Headings Church records and registers Pennsylvania Bucks County. Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Bucks County. Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Watring, Anna Miller. Format qEnglish
---------------------------------volume 1 lower milford, trinity Union Church (Lutheran), Kellers Lutheran, Nockamixon Lutheran, Southampton Dutch, Tohickon Union (lutheran)
---Southampton Dutch Reformed Church (Neshaminy) -- Jsep of Derrick van Pelt and Mary Britten, bapt. Jan 15, 1743 (v1)
---Tohickon Union (Lutheran) -- Elizabeth Barbara of Martin Housemann and Margaret, b. July 3, 1755; bapt. July 27. Wit: Bernhard Heller and Elizabeth Heller (v1)
--no frost, no gibson, tons of van sandts -- cathrina, charity, christoffel, elisabet, elsje, gerrit, grietye, herman, hermen, jacobus, jane, jannetje, jannetye, jannteje, jessia, johannes, joris, kobus, margart, maria, maycken, nicolaes, raeghel, rebecka, richard, sara, sarah, stoffel, william, yesnytye, eleanor, elizabeth, elsje, geertie, geertje, harman, harmen, isaac, jacob, jacobus, jane, jannetje, john, neeltje, willem, catharine, eleanor, margaret.
---------------------------------volume 2 -- falls, middletown
---Falls MM 2/5/1684 -- Reported that Loynell Brittain and Eliz: his wife hath fought and given out railing words. --Quarterly Meeting of births and deaths -- Mary, dau of Lyonell and Elizabeth Briton, b.15/10/1690, Rebecca dau. of Lyonell and Elizaeth Briton, b. 19/11/1683
--Misc papers of Falls MM -- Sarah Brittain, late Sarah Harvye, who was admitted by request, disowned 2/11/1763, for giving way to a light and airy mind, visible in her dress, neglecting meetings and marrying by a priest to one not a member.
--Falls MM 7/9/1763 -- one against Sarah Brittqain, late Harbys, for the same [testimony prepared for going out in marriage with a man not of our Society].
---Middletown Monthly Meeting -- children of Lancelot and Mary (Meadcalf) Gibson: Joseph Gibson b. 17th day of 2nd month, 1708; Nary Gibson b. 1st day of 10th month, 1709; Martha Gibson b. 9th day of 12th month, 1712; Agnes Gibson b. 20th day of 5th month, 1715; Grace Gibson b, 25th dy of 12th month, 1717; Rachael Gibson b. 5th day of 5th month, 1720; Hannah Gibson b. 13th day of 12th month, 1722; Rebecca Gibson b. 24th day of 3r month, 1725; John Gibsonk, b. 14th day of 7th month, 1729..
---Middletown MM -- Lancelot Gibson, of Bucks Co., m. 10th day of 2nd month, 1707, Mary Meadecalf, of said co., at the house of Stephen Twining in Middletown Tp.
---MMM -- 1/3/1707 Marriage of Lancelot Gibson and Mary Meadcalf orderly accomplished.
---MMM -- 1/7/1709 Lancelot Gibson was overtaken with too much strong liquor.
---MMM -- Margaret Frost was bur. 19th day of 11th month, 1714
---MMM -- John Frost was bur. 25th day of 8th month, 1716.(both v2, both Middletown Montly Mtg)
---3/1/1709 -- John Frost, clear from other women and the children's estate, secured.(same)
---3/2/1712 -- John Frost complains against Thomas Cutler for delaying to pay him a certain sum of money, (same)
---vansant-- Mahlon, Isaiah (dau of Mahlon married 1759 Merrick), Jane (1790 guilty of fornication and going out in marriage. late Harvey), Joshua, Rachel.
-----------------------------------volume 3 -- wrightstown, richland, buckingham, makefielf, solebury ---5/6/1764 -- Spoke to John Gibson concerning his proceeding in marriage contrary to the discipline of Friends and his driving a wagon with military stores to the Army. (v3) -- Wrightstown MM
---1/16/1794 Margaret Gibson having gone out in marriage. (v3) -- Richland MM
---also vansandts at the Wrightstown MM -- Joshua, maarried 1769; Rachel Harvey (late Vansant) marrying contrary 1789 -- Wrightstown.
no frost, no britton

Call # 929.2 N588-1 Author Hassan, Hazel Nice, 1925- Title(s) Nice family history : the ancestors and descendants of Joseph Nice (1791-1874) and his wife Mary Clemmer (1794-1882) : also the story of Joseph and Mary's life in Bucks, County Pennsylvania, and Medina County, Ohio : allied lines of Brouse, Conrad, Kuhns, Mast, McTimmonds, Mishler, Monk, Row, and Walker / Hazel N. Hassan. Publisher Goshen, Ind. (19549 C.R. 38, Goshen 46526) : H.N. Hassan, 1993. Paging 400 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-366) and index. Subject Headings Nice family. Nice, Joseph, 1791-1874 Family. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Al Author Allen, Ruth. Title(s) Early Pennsylvania Reformed Church & cemetery records, Springfield, Durham, Saucon Townships, Bucks County, Pennsylvania / compiled by Ruth Allen. Publisher Apollo, PA : Closson Press, c1992. Paging 378 p. : map ; 27 cm. Notes Includes index. Subject Headings Church records and registers Pennsylvania Bucks County. Cemeteries Pennsylvania Bucks County. Inscriptions Pennsylvania Bucks County. Church records and registers Pennsylvania Northampton County. Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Northampton County (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Wa-1 Author Waite, Frances Wise. Title(s) Bucks County tombstone inscriptions, Bedminster and Haycock townships / compiled by Frances Wise Waite. Publisher Doylestown, Pa. : Bucks County Genealogical Society, 1988. Paging 1 v. : ill. ; 29 cm. Notes Includes index. Subject Headings Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Bucks County. Inscriptions Pennsylvania Bucks County. Cemeteries Pennsylvania Bucks County. Bedminster (Pa.) Genealogy. Haycock (Pa. : Township) Genealogy. Other Entries Bucks County Genealogical Society. Format qEnglish
---no Britton, Frost or Howsmon (or variations)

Call # 929.2 B367-2 Author Biehn, Donald M. (Donald Milton), 1924- Title(s) Biehn/Bean family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada, 1700-1986 / researched and compiled by Donald M. Biehn. Publisher Baltimore : Gateway Press ; Peahala Park, NJ : Book orders to D.M. Biehn, 1987. Paging xiii, 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Notes Includes index. Bibliography: p. 341-342. Subject Headings Bean family. Ontario Genealogy. Pennsylvania Genealogy. Format qEnglish

ll # 929.2 M328 Author Warburton, Jessie Mabel, 1906- Title(s) The Margerum family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania / compiled from official records and private manuscripts by Jessie Mabel Warburton. Publisher Chicago, Ill. : Adams Press, c1987. Paging 139 p. ; 28 cm. Notes Includes indexes. Bibliography: p. 136-139. Subject Headings Margerum family. Pennsylvania Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Buc Title(s) The Bucks County intelligencer, and general advertiser : marriage notices. Publisher Doylestown, PA : Bucks County Genealogical Society, c1986- Paging v. ; 28 cm. Notes Spine title: Bucks County intelligencer marriage notices. Title of v. 2-3: Bucks County intelligencer. Contents v. 1. 1804-1834 / edited by Frances Wise Waite -- v. 2. 1835-1860, A to law / compiled by C. Arthur Smith -- v. 3. 1835-1860, lay to z / compiled by C. Arthur Smith. Subject Headings Marriage records Pennsylvania Bucks County. Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Waite, Frances Wise. Smith, C. Arthur. Bucks County Genealogical Society. Bucks County intelligencer, and general advertiser. Bucks County intelligencer marriage notices. Format qEnglish
---v.1 -- many Brittons but it is 1804+ marriage notices

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Ba 1985 Author Battle, J. H. Title(s) History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania : including an account of its original exploration ... / edited by J.H. Battle. Publisher Spartanburg, S.C. : Reprint Co., 1985. Paging viii, 1278 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Notes Published for Pennsylvania Reprint Society and Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, Laughlintown, Pennsylvania. Reprint. Originally published: Philadelphia, Pa. ; Chicago, Ill. : A. Warner, 1887. With new index. Subject Headings Bucks County (Pa.) History. Bucks County (Pa.) Biography. Format qEnglish No print copies currently available. This may be a new title being processed, a lost item or an electronic book. Or, if "Format: serial" appears above, call Central Library Subject Dept for holdings .
--- Aug 16, 1716, this was conveyed to Shadrach Walley, William Buckman, and John Frost, in trust for the people of the township "for the convenience of roads, passage to ye water, and other benefits to ye said township." -- Whether this was intended to be a self-perpetuating trusteeship, or whether the conveyance to Walley, Buckman and Frost was merely a matter of form, those persons died without appointing their successors or providing in any way for a succession to the trust. The common thus became a common again. The Newtown common. The Newtown creek was considered too winding to be a boundary between lots, so 40 acres was reserved on either side -- the common.
---1715. Council -- none from Bucks County. Assembly -- Joseph Growden (speaker), John Swift, John Sotcher, Thomas Yardley, Jeremiah Langhorne, Thomas Stackhouse, John Frost, Thomas Harding.
---no Howsmon
---many Brittons. Elizabeth, Lionel, Lyonell, Mary, Rebecka, Dennis, Hannah, Mary and Sarah. only did:
---William Wallace Paxson -- our subject was married Jan 17 1855 to Mary, daughter of Johyn C. and Sarah (Quinn) Britton of Holland, NJ.

Call # 929.2 B812-2 Author Wright, Evelyn M. Title(s) Bradshaw and related families / Evelyn M. (Bradshaw) Wright. Publisher Agincourt, Ont. : Generation Press, c1985. Paging xxiv, 586 p., [38] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Notes Includes index. Subject Headings Bradshaw family. Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Ontario Genealogy. Canada Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Mc-1 Author Waite, Frances Wise. Title(s) Bucks County declarations and naturalizations, 1802-1906 / compiled by Frances Wise Waite and Terry A. McNealy. Publisher Doylestown, PA (P.O. Box 1092, Doylestown 18901) : Bucks County Genealogical Society, c1985. Paging 65 p. ; 28 cm. Subject Headings Naturalization records Pennsylvania Bucks County. Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries McNealy, Terry A. Format qEnglish
---only Archibald Britton, Agu 1807, did not list country from, docket/page 3:338/

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Wa Author Waite, Frances Wise. Title(s) Bucks County tombstone inscriptions, Hilltown township / Compiled by Frances Wise Waite. Publisher Doylestown, PA : Bucks County Genealogical Society, 1984. Paging 210 p. ; 28 cm. Notes Includes index. Subject Headings Inscriptions Pennsylvania Bucks County. Cemeteries Pennsylvania Bucks County. Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Bucks County Genealogical Society. Format qEnglish
---St Peter's Union Cemetery. Peter Frost 1934-1938.
---(same) Catherine Gibson died 4/27/1811, 23 y 2 m 1d.
no Howsmon, Britton

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Mc Author McNealy, Terry A. Title(s) Bucks County tax records, 1693-1778 / compiled by Terry A. McNealy and Frances Wise Waite. Publisher Doylestown, PA (P.O. Box 1092, Doylestown 18901) : Bucks County Genealogical Society, c1982. Paging xii, 163 p. : facsims., maps ; 28 cm. Subject Headings Taxation Pennsylvania Bucks County Lists. Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Waite, Frances Wise. Format qEnglish No print copies currently available. This may be a new title being processed, a lost item or an electronic book. Or, if "Format: serial" appears above, call Central Library Subject Dept for holdings .
---Abraham Brittain -- Middletown 1760 -- 8-2-0; 1762 = 8-2-0; 1762=8-2-0; Bristol 1766 = 9; Bristol 1775 = 2horses 4 cattle 12 sheep 3-5-4 (Pd s d) 4 - 6 - (Pd s) one servant 1-10-0 (pd s d) 200 land 30 rent -- 18 PD; 1778 Bristol Twp = 10 - 5
---Benjamin --
---John -- Plumstead 1731=10-1-3 (a penny half penny per pound and 4 chillings and 6 pence a head on single men. 1731/32 50 land, 6 corn, 0 sevant, 0 age, 2 cattle, 2 horses, 0 sheep; 1778 plumstead 0-10
---Joseph -- 1778 plumstead 3-5
Nathan
Nathaniel 1778 plumstead 2-0
Natt
Richard
Thomas
William
no Frost, no Howsmon
Gidion Gibson -- single man in Solebury 1761
Robert Gibson 1775 -- 2 horses, 4 cattle, 6 sheep, (2-19-8) 150 landm 7 rent (4-4-0)Plumstead 1778 -- 2-10 and 3-5 (not sure which is son)
Robert Gibson Jr -- 1775 2 horse 2 cattle 0 sheep 30 (2-0-0) land 5 rent (3-0-0)
DID NOT FINISH BRITTONS

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Wi Author Williams, Richard T. Title(s) Index of Bucks County, Pennsylvania wills and administration records, 1684 to 1850. Compiled by Richard T. and Mildred C. Williams. Publisher Danboro, Pa., 1971. Paging 192 p. map. 29 cm. Subject Headings Wills Pennsylvania Bucks County Indexes. Other Entries Williams, Mildred C. Format qEnglish
1716 Frost, John, Newtown, will, 170
1779 Brittin, Nathan, Hilltown, Adm 1595
1785 Brittian, John, Plumstead, will, 1968
1782 Britton, Abraham, Bristol Twp, Adm 1717

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Bu Author Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Bucks County) Title(s) Records of the courts of Quarter sessions and Common pleas of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, 1684-1700. Published by the Colonial society of Pennsylvania. Publisher Meadville, Pa., Printed by the Tribune publishing company, 1943. Paging x, 446 p. 26 cm. Notes "500 copies printed for members of the society only. Number 357." Subject Headings Court records Pennsylvania Bucks County. Other Entries Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Bucks County) Colonial Society of Pennsylvania. Format qEnglish
---only Lyonel Brittan in 1680s, land, roads, etc

Call # 929.2 H232 Author Hampton, Vernon Boyce, 1897- Title(s) In the footsteps of Joseph Hampton and the Pennyslvania Quakers. Publisher Doylestown, Pa., Bucks Co. Historical Soc. [1940] Paging 116 p. illus., port. Subject Headings Hampton family. Society of Friends Pennsylvania. Other Entries Bucks County Historical Society. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Ro Author Roberts, Clarence V. (Clarence Vernon), b. 1862. Title(s) Early Friends families of upper Bucks : with some account of their descendants : historical and genealogical information about the early settlers in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania / by Clarence V. Roberts ... assisted by Warren S. Ely. Publisher Philadelphia, Pa. : The compiler, 1925. Paging x, 680 p. : front., illus., ports., plates, maps (1 fold.), facsims. (1 fold.) ; 25 cm. Notes "Errata" and "Additional addendum" (1 leaf inserted between p. ii and p. iii). Subject Headings Society of Friends Pennsylvania Bucks County. Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Ely, Warren S. (Warren Smedley), b. 1855. Format qEnglish
--- curiously, no Frost.
---children of John and Deborah Britton Phillips -- George M. m. at Warrinton Jane Fisher and Nathan -- witness to will of Edmunc Phillips, Warrington twp.
---Margaret Foulke, daughter of John and Mary Roberts Foulke, born in Richland 10 mo, 17, 1768. married Thomas Gibson. Children: Mary 1791-1868 m. Casper R. Johnson, John and Robert.
this is the Richland Friends Meeting House. but also included Plumstead Friends meeting house, with picture of house too, plus Plymouth, Schuylkill, Abington, etc

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Da2 Author Davis, W. W. H. (William Watts Hart), 1820-1910. Title(s) History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time, by William W. H. Davis. Edition 2d ed., rev. and enl. Publisher New York : Lewis, 1905. Paging 3 v. : ill. ; 27 cm. Subject Headings Bucks County (Pa.) Bucks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish
---v. 1 -- interesting book. no index. big chapter on Plumstead, but didn't see Britton or Gibson in there, even tho it listed families who left Plumstead in late 1790s.
---v.2 -- general. Lehigh University in Bucks County!!

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Bo Title(s) Book of biographies; this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Bucks County, Penna. Publisher Buffalo, N. Y., Biographical pub. co., 1899. Paging iv p., 2 1., 11-558 p., ports. 29x24 cm. Subject Headings Bucks County (Pa.) Biography. Other Entries Biographical Publishing Company. Format qEnglish
---no Britton, Frost, Howsmon

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Ba Author Battle, J. H. Title(s) History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Publisher Phil., A. Warner & co., 1887. Paging 2 v. illus., ports., front., double map, facsims, 26 cm. Subject Headings Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Bucks County. Bucks County (Pa.) History. Bucks County (Pa.) Biography.
--- none, but great 1681 map of Bucks with original landowners
v2 -- has gret list of arrivals. Lyonell Brittain of Alny, in the county of Bucks a Blacksmith, and Elizabeth his wife arrived in this river in the Owners Advice of Barmoodoes, the George Bond in the 4th of March 1680. Elizabethk, his daughter, died as they came up the Bay and was buried at Burlington.
huge old book. may have Brittons/Gibsons buried somewhere inside (lists of attorneys, sheriffs, etc etc), but no index.

Call # Gen 974.82 F193B Author B., G. W. Title(s) Historical sketches, chiefly relating to the early settlement of Friends at Falls, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Publisher Phil., Murphy, 1882. Paging 152 p. 18 cm. Subject Headings Falls

Call # Gen 974.81 B92Da Author Davis, W. W. H. (William Watts Hart), 1820-1910. Title(s) The history of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time. By W. W. H. Davis. Publisher Doylestown, Pa., Democrat book and job office print, 1876. Paging xii p., 2 l., [17]-875, 54 p. front., illus., pl., maps (partly double) plans 24 1/2 cm. Notes Appendix: Flora, by I. S. Moyer.--Birds, by Joseph Thomas-Mammals, by Joseph Thomas.--Compass. Variations of the compass needle. Subject Headings Natural history Pennsylvania Bucks County. Bucks County (Pa.) History. Format qEnglish
---v3. no Britton, Howsmon or Frost -- ooops -- this goes with v1 and v2
---landowners in 1724 -- 15 no Britton, Gibson, McCalla, etc. -- must be others not listed.
Frist meeting of Friends at private homes in 1727.
The McCallas were in Plumstead before 1750, William, the first comer, being an immigrant from Scotland, but it is not known whether he was married when he came to America, or married herel His son Andrew, b 11/6/1757 removed to KY. One son was Rev. William Latta McCalla (Presbyterian) and another the late John Moore McCall, adjutant-general of the American forces at the massacre at the river Raisin. William McCalla removed, before the Revolution, from Plumstead to Philadelphia, where he formed the acqauaintance of General Lafayette, who was a frequent visitor to his home.
saw no Brittons or Gibsons. -------------------------- Berks County Call # Gen 974.81 B51Ne Author Nein, Jacqueline B. (Jacqueline Betty), 1931- Title(s) Epitaphs : handbook of historic family graveyards, Berks County, Pennsylvania / by Jacqueline B. Nein, Joan Texter, Cynthia Jimenez. Also Called Handbook of historic family graveyards, Berks County, Pennsylvania Publisher Reading, Pa. : Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation, c1999. Paging vi, 270 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm. Notes Includes indexes. Subject Headings Epitaphs Pennsylvania Berks County. Cemeteries Pennsylvania Berks County. Inscriptions Pennsylvania Berks County. Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Berks County. Other Entries Texter, Joan. Jimenez, Cynthia. Format qEnglish Hannah, widowed, now wife of Henry Gibsonb. 1750s, 1820s -- too late. no britton/frsot Call # Gen 974.81 L441Bu Author Burgert, Annette K. Title(s) A research guide to the Tulpehocken Region, Lancaster (now Berks and Lebanon) counties, PA / compiled by Annette K. Burgert. Publisher Myerstown, PA : AKB publications, 1994. Paging 23, [10] p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm. Notes Includes index. Bibliography: p. 21-22. Subject Headings Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Berks County Genealogy. German Americans Pennsylvania Berks County Genealogy. Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Lebanon County Genealogy. German Americans Pennsylvania Lebanon County Genealogy. Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Tulpehocken Region Genealogy. German Americans Pennsylvania Tulpehocken Region Genealogy. Lebanon County (Pa.) Genealogy. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Tulpehocken Region (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish Call # Gen 974.81 B51Wr Author Wright, F. Edward. Title(s) Berks County church records of the 18th century / F. Edward Wright. Also Called Berks County, Pennsylvania church records of the 18th century Publisher Westminster, Md. : Family Line Publications, 1993- Paging v. : maps ; 21 cm. Notes Includes indexes. Contents v. 1. Allegheny Reformed Church, St. Gabriel's Church, Schwartzwald Church, Oley (Salem) Reformed Church, St. Paul's Church, Amityville, Robeson Church -- v. 2. Oley Hill Church, Longswamp, Exeter Monthly Meeting, Moselem Church, De Long's Reformed Church, Peter's Church, St. Paul's Congregation in Windsor Township -- v. 3. Friedens Union Church; Allemangel Lutheran Church; Blue Mountain Church (Upper Tulpehocken Township); Rosenthal, New Bethel, or Corner Church; Dunkel's Reformed Church; Windsor (Ziegal's) Church, Reed's Church; Bern Church; Tulpehocken or Christ Church (Jefferson Township); Host Church; Hains Church (Heidelberg, Cacusi, St. John's); Records of Rev. Waldschmidt. Subject Headings Church records and registers Pennsylvania Berks County. Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Berks County. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish Call # Gen 974.81 B51Ea folio Title(s) Early Amish land grants in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Publisher Gordonville, PA : Pequea Bruderschaft Library, 1990. Paging 43 p. : col. maps ; 28 x 36 cm. Subject Headings Land grants Pennsylvania Berks County. Amish Pennsylvania Berks County Genealogy. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Pequea Bruderschaft Library. Format qEnglish Call # Gen 974.81 B51Pa Author Paul, Frederic G. Title(s) Berks County, Pennsylvania marriages, 1730-1800. Publisher Reading, Pa. (4703 Ryan Ct., Reading 19606) : H P Pub., c1986. Paging 107, [83] p. ; 22 cm. Notes Authors: Frederic G. Paul and Jeffrey J. Howell. Includes indexes. Subject Headings Marriage records Pennsylvania Berks County. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Howell, Jeffrey J. Format qEnglish ---no. and covers marriages 1730-1800 in Berks. Call # Gen 974.81 B51Tu Title(s) Tulpehocken church records, 1730-1800 : Christ (Little Tulpehocken) Church and Altalaha Church, Rehrersburg / translated by Frederick S. Weiser. Publisher Breinigsville, Pa. : Pennsylvania German Society, 1982. Paging viii, 202 p. ; 28 cm. Series Sources and documents of the Pennsylvania Germans ; 7 Notes Includes index. Subject Headings Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Berks County Genealogy. Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Lebanon County Genealogy. Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Berks County. Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Lebanon County. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Lebanon County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Weiser, Frederick Sheely, 1935- Christ Little Tulpehocken Church (Jefferson, Berks County, Pa.) Altahala Evangelical Lutheran Church (Rehrersburg, Pa.) Format qEnglish ---not surprising, no Call # Gen 974.81 B51Ki Author Kistler, John L. Title(s) Baptismal records of Jerusalem Lutheran and Reformed Church, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Publisher Washington, c1959. Paging 62 p. Series Special publications of the National Genealogical Society ; no. 23 Notes "Reprinted from the National Genealogical Society quarterly." Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) Statistics, Vital. Format qEnglish Lutheran, so not likely. looks like starts in 1768. -- too late Call # Gen 974.81 B51No Author Nolan, J. Bennett (James Bennett), 1877-1964. Title(s) Early narratives of Berks County / by J. Bennett Nolan. Publisher Reading, Pa. : Pub. under the auspices of the Historical Society of Berks County, c1927 : printed by Reading Eagle Pr. Paging 188 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Subject Headings Reading (Pa.) History. Berks County (Pa.) History. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish ---not really people, just stories. no index. doesn't look promising. Call # Gen 974.82 R22Fo Author Fox, Cyrus T., b. 1847. Title(s) Reading and Berks county, Pennsylvania; a history, editor-in-chief Cyrus T. Fox. Publisher New York, Lewis historical publishing company, inc., 1925. Paging 3 v. fronts., plates, ports., map. 28 cm. Notes Biographical sketches comprise last part of v. 2 and all of v. 3. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) History. Berks County (Pa.) Biography. Reading (Pa.) History. Reading (Pa.) Biography. Format qEnglish Call # Gen 974.82 W87Cr Author Croll, P. C. (Philip Columbus), 1852-1949. Title(s) Annals of Womelsdorf, Pa., and community, 1723-1923; history's yard-stick for two-hundred years, by Rev. P. C. Croll ... Publisher [Reading? Pa., 1923] Paging 150 p. illus., fold. pl., port., map. 23 cm. Notes Map on verso of portrait. "This reprint ... is made at the ... request of many who read the original articles ... in ... the Reading eagle from September, 1922, to February, 1923."--Introd., p. [5] Subject Headings Womelsdorf (Pa.) Berks County (Pa.) History. Format qEnglish Call # Gen 974.81 B51Hi Author Historical Society of Berks County. Title(s) Transactions of the Historical Society of Berks County. Publisher [Reading, Pa. : The Society, 1904- Paging v. : ill. ; 23 cm. Frequency Irregular Pub. History Vol. 1 (1898/1904)- Notes "Embracing papers contributed to the Society." Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) History, Local Periodicals. Berks County (Pa.) History Periodicals. Format qEnglish Serial ---no Britton, Frost or Gibson, but this was later book -- Revolution and early 1900s. ---none in v3 either Call # Gen 974.81 B51Bo Title(s) Book of biographies; this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Berks county, Pa. Publisher Buffalo, Biographical publishing company, 1898. Paging iv p., 2 l., [11]-739, [1] p. incl. ports. 3 port. 29 cm. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) Biography. Other Entries Biographical Publishing Company. Format qEnglish br ---no, but not so many (lots of Gibsons in Butler County -- but not ours --- emigrated later) Call # Gen 974.81 B51Mo Author Montgomery, Morton L. (Morton Luther), b. 1846. Title(s) History of Berks County, Pennsylvania, in the Revolution, from 1774 to 1783, by Morton L. Montgomery. Publisher Reading, Pa., C. F. Haage, printer, 1894. Paging 295 p. illus., ports., facsims. 22 cm. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) History Revolution, 1775-1783. Berks County (Pa.) Biography. United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Registers. Format qEnglish ---all revolution -- too late Call # Gen 974.81 B51Mo-1 Author Montgomery, Morton L. (Morton Luther), b. 1846. Title(s) History of Berks county in Pennsylvania. Publisher Philadelphia, Everts, 1886. Paging 1204 p. illus., ports., maps 29 cm. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) History. Reading (Pa.) History. Format qEnglish ---no Britton, Gibson or Frost ----b51mo-2 political handbook of bucks -- no --------------------------------------------------

Berks County

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Ne Author Nein, Jacqueline B. (Jacqueline Betty), 1931- Title(s) Epitaphs : handbook of historic family graveyards, Berks County, Pennsylvania / by Jacqueline B. Nein, Joan Texter, Cynthia Jimenez. Also Called Handbook of historic family graveyards, Berks County, Pennsylvania Publisher Reading, Pa. : Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation, c1999. Paging vi, 270 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm. Notes Includes indexes. Subject Headings Epitaphs Pennsylvania Berks County. Cemeteries Pennsylvania Berks County. Inscriptions Pennsylvania Berks County. Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Berks County. Other Entries Texter, Joan. Jimenez, Cynthia. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 L441Bu Author Burgert, Annette K. Title(s) A research guide to the Tulpehocken Region, Lancaster (now Berks and Lebanon) counties, PA / compiled by Annette K. Burgert. Publisher Myerstown, PA : AKB publications, 1994. Paging 23, [10] p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm. Notes Includes index. Bibliography: p. 21-22. Subject Headings Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Berks County Genealogy. German Americans Pennsylvania Berks County Genealogy. Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Lebanon County Genealogy. German Americans Pennsylvania Lebanon County Genealogy. Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Tulpehocken Region Genealogy. German Americans Pennsylvania Tulpehocken Region Genealogy. Lebanon County (Pa.) Genealogy. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Tulpehocken Region (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Wr Author Wright, F. Edward. Title(s) Berks County church records of the 18th century / F. Edward Wright. Also Called Berks County, Pennsylvania church records of the 18th century Publisher Westminster, Md. : Family Line Publications, 1993- Paging v. : maps ; 21 cm. Notes Includes indexes. Contents v. 1. Allegheny Reformed Church, St. Gabriel's Church, Schwartzwald Church, Oley (Salem) Reformed Church, St. Paul's Church, Amityville, Robeson Church -- v. 2. Oley Hill Church, Longswamp, Exeter Monthly Meeting, Moselem Church, De Long's Reformed Church, Peter's Church, St. Paul's Congregation in Windsor Township -- v. 3. Friedens Union Church; Allemangel Lutheran Church; Blue Mountain Church (Upper Tulpehocken Township); Rosenthal, New Bethel, or Corner Church; Dunkel's Reformed Church; Windsor (Ziegal's) Church, Reed's Church; Bern Church; Tulpehocken or Christ Church (Jefferson Township); Host Church; Hains Church (Heidelberg, Cacusi, St. John's); Records of Rev. Waldschmidt. Subject Headings Church records and registers Pennsylvania Berks County. Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Berks County. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Ea folio Title(s) Early Amish land grants in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Publisher Gordonville, PA : Pequea Bruderschaft Library, 1990. Paging 43 p. : col. maps ; 28 x 36 cm. Subject Headings Land grants Pennsylvania Berks County. Amish Pennsylvania Berks County Genealogy. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Pequea Bruderschaft Library. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Pa Author Paul, Frederic G. Title(s) Berks County, Pennsylvania marriages, 1730-1800. Publisher Reading, Pa. (4703 Ryan Ct., Reading 19606) : H P Pub., c1986. Paging 107, [83] p. ; 22 cm. Notes Authors: Frederic G. Paul and Jeffrey J. Howell. Includes indexes. Subject Headings Marriage records Pennsylvania Berks County. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Howell, Jeffrey J. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Tu Title(s) Tulpehocken church records, 1730-1800 : Christ (Little Tulpehocken) Church and Altalaha Church, Rehrersburg / translated by Frederick S. Weiser. Publisher Breinigsville, Pa. : Pennsylvania German Society, 1982. Paging viii, 202 p. ; 28 cm. Series Sources and documents of the Pennsylvania Germans ; 7 Notes Includes index. Subject Headings Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Berks County Genealogy. Pennsylvania Dutch Pennsylvania Lebanon County Genealogy. Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Berks County. Registers of births, etc. Pennsylvania Lebanon County. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Lebanon County (Pa.) Genealogy. Other Entries Weiser, Frederick Sheely, 1935- Christ Little Tulpehocken Church (Jefferson, Berks County, Pa.) Altahala Evangelical Lutheran Church (Rehrersburg, Pa.) Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Ki Author Kistler, John L. Title(s) Baptismal records of Jerusalem Lutheran and Reformed Church, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Publisher Washington, c1959. Paging 62 p. Series Special publications of the National Genealogical Society ; no. 23 Notes "Reprinted from the National Genealogical Society quarterly." Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) Statistics, Vital. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51No Author Nolan, J. Bennett (James Bennett), 1877-1964. Title(s) Early narratives of Berks County / by J. Bennett Nolan. Publisher Reading, Pa. : Pub. under the auspices of the Historical Society of Berks County, c1927 : printed by Reading Eagle Pr. Paging 188 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Subject Headings Reading (Pa.) History. Berks County (Pa.) History. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.82 R22Fo Author Fox, Cyrus T., b. 1847. Title(s) Reading and Berks county, Pennsylvania; a history, editor-in-chief Cyrus T. Fox. Publisher New York, Lewis historical publishing company, inc., 1925. Paging 3 v. fronts., plates, ports., map. 28 cm. Notes Biographical sketches comprise last part of v. 2 and all of v. 3. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) History. Berks County (Pa.) Biography. Reading (Pa.) History. Reading (Pa.) Biography. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.82 W87Cr Author Croll, P. C. (Philip Columbus), 1852-1949. Title(s) Annals of Womelsdorf, Pa., and community, 1723-1923; history's yard-stick for two-hundred years, by Rev. P. C. Croll ... Publisher [Reading? Pa., 1923] Paging 150 p. illus., fold. pl., port., map. 23 cm. Notes Map on verso of portrait. "This reprint ... is made at the ... request of many who read the original articles ... in ... the Reading eagle from September, 1922, to February, 1923."--Introd., p. [5] Subject Headings Womelsdorf (Pa.) Berks County (Pa.) History. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Hi Author Historical Society of Berks County. Title(s) Transactions of the Historical Society of Berks County. Publisher [Reading, Pa. : The Society, 1904- Paging v. : ill. ; 23 cm. Frequency Irregular Pub. History Vol. 1 (1898/1904)- Notes "Embracing papers contributed to the Society." Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) History, Local Periodicals. Berks County (Pa.) History Periodicals. Format qEnglish Serial

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Bo Title(s) Book of biographies; this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Berks county, Pa. Publisher Buffalo, Biographical publishing company, 1898. Paging iv p., 2 l., [11]-739, [1] p. incl. ports. 3 port. 29 cm. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) Biography. Other Entries Biographical Publishing Company. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Mo Author Montgomery, Morton L. (Morton Luther), b. 1846. Title(s) History of Berks County, Pennsylvania, in the Revolution, from 1774 to 1783, by Morton L. Montgomery. Publisher Reading, Pa., C. F. Haage, printer, 1894. Paging 295 p. illus., ports., facsims. 22 cm. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) History Revolution, 1775-1783. Berks County (Pa.) Biography. United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Registers. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Mo-1 Author Montgomery, Morton L. (Morton Luther), b. 1846. Title(s) History of Berks county in Pennsylvania. Publisher Philadelphia, Everts, 1886. Paging 1204 p. illus., ports., maps 29 cm. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) History. Reading (Pa.) History. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.81 B51Ru Author Rupp, I. Daniel (Israel Daniel), 1803-1878. Title(s) History of the counties of Berks and Lebanon / by I. Daniel Rupp. Publisher Lancaster, Pa., G. Hills, 1843. Paging 520 p. illus. Subject Headings Berks County (Pa.) History. Berks County (Pa.) Biography. Berks County (Pa.) Genealogy. Lebanon County (Pa.) History. Lebanon County (Pa.) Biography. Lebanon County (Pa.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 974.82 R22Alb Author Albright, Raymond W. (Raymond Wolf), 1901-1965. Title(s) Two centuries of Reading, Pa., 1748-1948; a history of the county seat of Berks County ... Edition [Official bicentennial ed.] Publisher Reading, Historical Society of Berks County, 1948. Paging xi, 307 p. illus., ports. 24 cm. Notes Bibliography: p. [299]-301. Subject Headings Reading (Pa.) History. Format qEnglish

Call # 929.2 B724-7 folio Title(s) Family history record of George Boone (1666-1744) and Mary Maugridge (1669-1740/41) of Devonshire, England & Berks County, Penn lvania. Publisher [S.l. : s.n., 19--] Paging 1 v. ; 28-36 cm. Notes Four documents bound together. Subject Headings Boone family Boone, George, 1666-1744 Family. Format qEnglish


Frederick County, VA -- look for Britton, Gibson, Howsmon, Frost

Call # Gen 975.51 F85Ke Author Kerns, Wilmer L., 1932- Title(s) Frederick County, Virginia : settlement and some first families of Back Creek Valley, 1730-1830 / Wilmer L. Kerns. Publisher Baltimore, MD : Gateway Press ; Arlington, VA (4715 N. 38th Pl., Arlington 22207) : Book orders to W.L. Kerns, 1995. Paging xiii, 647 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [575]-576) and index. Subject Headings Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Frederick County (Va.) History. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.51 F85OD Author O'Dell, Cecil. Title(s) Pioneers of old Frederick County, Virginia / by Cecil O'Dell. Publisher Marceline, Mo. : Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. Paging xiii, 623 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 27 cm. Notes 2 folded maps inserted. Includes bibliographical references (p. 547-552) and index. Subject Headings Virginia Genealogy. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Hardy County (W. Va.) Genealogy. Grant County (W. Va.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.51 S54Bo-4 Author Borden, Duane Lyle. Title(s) Tombstone inscriptions, Shenandoah County, Virginia and bordering counties Frederick-Rockingham-Warren-Fauquier-Rappahannock and Hardy County, West Virginia / by Duane L. Borden. Publisher Ozark, Mo. (P.O. Box 274, Ozark 65721) : Yates pub. Co., c1986. Paging xiv, 334 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Notes Limited edition of 200 copies. Includes index. Subject Headings Registers of births, etc. Virginia Shenandoah County. Inscriptions Virginia Shenandoah County. Cemeteries Virginia Shenandoah County. Cemeteries Virginia. Shenandoah County (Va.) Genealogy. Virginia Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.5 J89 Author Joyner, Peggy S. Title(s) Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck warrants & surveys / compiled by Peggy Shomo Joyner. Publisher Portsmouth, Va. (5008 Dogwood Trail, Portsmouth 23703) : P.S. Joyner, c1985- Paging v. : ill. ; 28 cm. Notes Includes indexes. Contents v. 1. Orange & Augusta Counties with tithables, delinquents, petitioners, 1730-1754 -- v. 2. Frederick County, 1747-1780 -- v. 3. Dunmore, Shenandoah, Culpeper, Prince William, Fauquier & Stafford Counties, 1710-1780 -- v. 4. Hampshire, Berkeley, Loudoun, Fairfax, King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland & Lancaster Counties, 1697-1784. Subject Headings Land tenure Virginia. Virginia Genealogy. Virginia History, Local Sources. Other Entries Northern neck warrants & surveys. Northern neck warrants and surveys. Format qEnglish >p?Call # Gen 975.51 F85Vo Author Vogt, John. Title(s) Frederick County marriages, 1738-1850 / by John Vogt & T. William Kethley, Jr. Publisher Athens, Ga. (548 Cedar Creek Dr., Athens 30605) : Iberian Press, 1984. Paging ix, 503 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : map ; 22 cm. Series Virginia historic marriage register Subject Headings Marriage records Virginia Frederick County. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Other Entries Kethley, T. William. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.51 F85Ka Author Kangas, M. N. Title(s) Frederick County, Virginia : wills & administrations, 1795-1816 / compiled by M.N. Kangas, D.E. Payne. Publisher Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983. Paging 144 p. ; 23 cm. Notes Spine title: Wills of Frederick County, VA., 1795-1816. Includes index. Subject Headings Wills Virginia Frederick County. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Other Entries Payne, D. E. Wills of Frederick County, VA., 1795-1816. Format qEnglish

Author King, J. Estelle Stewart (Junie Estelle Stewart) Title(s) Abstracts of wills, inventories, and administration accounts of Frederick County, Virginia, 1743-1800 : with cemetery inscriptions, rent rolls, and other data / J. Estelle Stewart King : with a new index by Elizabeth Petty Bentley. Edition An improved ed. Publisher Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980. Paging 88 p. ; 22 cm. Subject Headings Wills Virginia Frederick County. Court records Virginia Frederick County. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.51 F85Ga Author Garner, Grace Kelso, 1907- Title(s) Earliest settlers, western Frederick-eastern Hampshire Counties in Virginia, their descendants / Grace Kelso Garner. Publisher [s.l. : s.n.], c1978. Paging 239, 43 p. ; 28 cm. Notes Includes index. Subject Headings Registers of births, etc. Virginia Frederick County. Registers of births, etc. West Virginia Hampshire County. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Hampshire County (W. Va.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.51 F85Ki Author King, J. Estelle Stewart (Junie Estelle Stewart) Title(s) Abstracts of wills, inventories, and administrations accounts of Frederick County, Virginia / compiled by J. Estelle Stewart King. Publisher n.p.,: Virginia Book Co., 1973. Paging 141 p. ; 24 cm. Notes Reprint of the 1961 ed. Includes index. Subject Headings Wills Virginia Frederick County. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Other Entries Frederick County, Virginia-wills, inventories, administrations. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.5 N856 1972 Author Norris, J. E. Title(s) History of the lower Shenandoah Valley; counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson, and Clarke; their early settlement and progress to the present time; geological features; a description of their historic and interesting localities; cities, towns, and villages; portraits of some of the prominent men, and biographies of many of the representative citizens. Edited by J. E. Norris. Chicago, A. Warner, 1890. Publisher Berryville, Virginia Book Co. [1972?] Paging viii, 925 p. illus. 26 cm. Notes Includes a new index. Subject Headings Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) History. Frederick County (Va.) History. Clarke County (Va.) History. Jefferson County (W. Va.) History. Berkeley County (W. Va.) History. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.5 C327b Author Cartmell, T. K. (Thomas Kemp), 1838-1920. Title(s) Shenandoah Valley pioneers and their descendants; a history of Frederick County, Virginia, from its formation in 1738 to 1908. Compiled mainly from original records of old Frederick County, now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick. Publisher [Berryville Va., Chesapeake Book Co., c1963. Paging vii, 572 p. illus. 28 cm. Subject Headings Genealogy. Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) Genealogy. Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) History. West Virginia Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.51 F85Wi Author Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. Title(s) Gravestone inscriptions from 61 graveyards in Frederick County and the counties that were once a part of Frederick County : and includes the inscriptions from the "Old Lutheran and German Reform graves" in Mt. Hebron cemetery : death dates range from the 1700's to early 1900's : indexed / compiled and edited by Pearl W. Ritenour, chairman of the graveyard committee. Publisher Boyce, Va. : Carr, 1960. Paging 110 p. ; 23 cm. Series Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society papers ; v. 5 Winchester-Frederick County historical papers ; v. 5. Subject Headings Epitaphs Virginia Frederick County. Epitaphs Virginia Winchester. Other Entries Ritenour, Pearl W. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.51 F85Da Author Davis, Eliza Timberlake. Title(s) Frederick County, Virginia, marriages, 1771-1825. Compiled and edited by Eliza Timberlake Davis. Publisher [Smithfield, Virginia] 1941. Paging 3 p. l., 129 p. 30 cm. Notes Reproduced from type-written copy. Subject Headings Marriage licenses Virginia Frederick County. Registers of births, etc. Virginia Frederick County. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.51 L87Ki Author King, J. Estelle Stewart (Junie Estelle Stewart) Title(s) Abstracts of wills, inventories, and administration accounts of Loudoun county, Virginia. Publisher Beverly Hills, Calif., n. p., 1940. Paging 135 p. 27 cm. Notes Includes index. Subject Headings Wills Virginia Frederick County. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.52 H86Jo Author Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends. Title(s) Hopewell Friends history, 1734-1934, Frederick County, Virginia; records of Hopewell Monthly Meetings and meetings reporting to Hopewell; two hundred years of history and genealogy, compiled from official records and published by a Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, assisted by John W. Wayland. Publisher Strasburg, Va., Printed by Shenandoah publishing hous, inc., c1936. Paging vi, 671 p. illus. 23 cm. Subject Headings Society of Friends Virginia Frederick County. Registers of births, etc. Virginia Frederick County. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Other Entries Wayland, John Walter, 1872-1962. Hopewell Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.5 C327 Author Cartmell, T. K. (Thomas Kemp), 1838-1920. Title(s) Shenandoah valley pioneers and their descendants. A history of Frederick County, Virginia (illustrated) from its formation in 1738 to 1908. compiled mainly from original records of old Frederick County, now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Federick [by] T. K. Cartmell. Publisher [Winchester, Va., Printed by the Eddy Press Corp.,, c1909] Paging vii, 587 p. 28 cm. Subject Headings Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) Genealogy. Berkeley County (W. Va.) History. Warren County (Va.) History. Clarke County (Va.) History. Hardy County (W. Va.) History. Morgan County (W. Va.) History. Frederick County (Va.) History. Shenandoah County (Va.) History. Jefferson County (W. Va.) History. Hampshire County (W. Va.) History. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.51 F85Dau Author Daughters of the American Colonists. Title(s) Officers and men of Frederick County, Virginia, militia in the year 1756, comp. by Flora Lusk Ward. Publisher Pasadena? Calif. Paging 17, 11 l. Subject Headings Frederick County (Va.) Militia. Frederick County (Va.) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.52 W76Gr Author Greene, Katherine Glass, b. 1865. Title(s) Winchester, Virginia, and its beginnings, 1743-1814; from its founding by Colonel James Wood to the close of the life of his son, Brigadier-General and Governor James Wood, with the publication for the first time of valuable manuscripts, relics of their long tenure of public offices, by Katherine Glass Greene. Publisher Strasburg, Va., Printed by Shenandoah Publishing house, 1926. Paging 441 p. front., illus. (incl. plan, facsim.) plates, port. 24 cm. Subject Headings Winchester (Va.) History. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 975.52 W76Mo Author Morton, Oren Frederic, 1857-1926. Title(s) The story of Winchester in Virginia, the oldest town in the Shenandoah Valley. Publisher Strasburg, Va., Shenandoah pub. house, 1925. Paging 336 p. incl. front. pl., ports. 24 cm. Subject Headings Winchester (Va.) History. Format qEnglish

Call # 285.1755 G739 Author Graham, James R. (James Robert), 1825?-1914. Title(s) The planting of the Presbyterian church in northern Virginia, prior to the organization of Winchester presbytery. December 4, 1794. By James R. Graham ... Paging 3 p. l., 168 p. 24 cm. Notes Cover-title: The planting of Presbyterianism in the northern neck of Virginia. Subject Headings Presbyterian Church Virginia.


North Carolina Records

Surry Tax List s 1815-1819: there is James Britton, John Britton, William (Little) Britton as wellas Thomas Day Sr. in Surry county. Day, Brittain (Britton) and Poe come from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


Ohio Records

Pickaway County, Ohio. Will of Jesse Britton, Pickaway County, Ohio -- will mentions wife, sons Harrison and Joseph, daughters Nancy, Amanda, Carrisa, Abigail Houseman, Littite McCutcheon, Elizabeth Dunlap, Luisa Thompson, Cynthia Jimmerson and Susan Bennet. made Dec. 21, 1841. Witnesses Thomas W. Bennet and Andrew V. Jester, probated Oct. 31, 1842. (see entire will).

10th settler: Jesse Britton was the 10th settler of Perry Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, having moved there by 1815 (see complete list of early settlers). John Bennett* was also in Pickaway by 1815 as well as John Dunlap* by 1820. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 977.12 S176Ma Author Mayberry, Paul. Title(s) Saltcreek Township Pickaway County Ohio cemetery inventories / by Paul Mayberry. Publisher [Pickaway County, Ohio] : Pickaway County Historical Society, [1995] Paging 1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm. Notes Title from cover. Subject Headings Cemeteries Ohio Salt Creek (Pickaway County : Township) Pickaway County (Ohio) Genealogy. Salt Creek (Pickaway County, Ohio : Township) Genealogy. Other Entries Pickaway County Historical Society (Ohio) Format qEnglish

Call # 977.11 P59Va2 Author Van Cleaf, Aaron R. Title(s) History of Pickaway County, Ohio, and representative citizens / edited and compiled by Aaron R. Van Cleaf. Publisher Chicago, Biographical Pub. Co., 1972. Paging 882, 30 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Notes Reprint. Originally published: Chicago, Ill. : Biographical Pub. Co., 1906. With a new index. Includes indexes. Subject Headings Pickaway County (Ohio) History. Pickaway County (Ohio) Biography. Pickaway County (Ohio) Genealogy. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 977.11 P59Va Author Van Cleaf, Aaron R. Title(s) History of Pickaway County, Ohio, and representative citizens / edited and compiled by Aaron R. Van Cleaf. Publisher Chicago, Biographical Pub. Co., 1906. Paging 882, 30 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Notes Includes indexes. Subject Headings Pickaway County (Ohio) History. Pickaway County (Ohio) Biography. Pickaway County (Ohio) Genealogy. Format qEnglish
-----no Britton

Call # Gen 977.1 P8535 Title(s) Portrait and biographical record of Fayette, Pickaway and Madison counties, Ohio. Containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States. Publisher Chicago, Chapman Bros., 1892. Paging 5, 19-877 p. plates, ports. 28 cm. Series County histories of the 'Old Northwest'. Series II, Ohio ; reel 76, no. 253 Subject Headings Pickaway County (Ohio) Biography. Madison County (Ohio) Biography. Fayette County (Ohio) Biography. Other Entries Chapman Brothers. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 977.11 F83Hi Title(s) History of Franklin and Pickaway counties, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches, of some of the prominent men and pioneers. Publisher [Cleveland] Williams Bros., 1880. Paging 593 p. illus., plates, port., map. 31 cm. Series County histories of the 'Old Northwest'. Series II, Ohio ; reel 42, no. 140 Notes At head of title: 1796. Additional pages (portraits accompanied by text) interspersed. Subject Headings Pickaway County (Ohio) History. Franklin County (Ohio) History. Other Entries Williams Bros. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 977.11 P59Pi Title(s) Pickaway quarterly. Publisher Circleville, Ohio : Pickaway County Historical Society. Paging v. : ill. ; 27 cm. Frequency Quarterly Pub. History Description based on: vol. 16, no. 1 (winter 1974). Notes Title from cover. Subject Headings Pickaway County (Ohio) Genealogy Periodicals. Pickaway County (Ohio) History Periodicals. Other Names Pickaway County Historical Society (Ohio) Format qEnglish Serial

Call # Gen 977.11 F83Hi Index folio Title(s) Index, History of Franklin and Pickaway counties, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches, some of the prominent men and pioneers. Publisher [Circleville, Ohio : Pickaway County Historical Society, 198-?] Paging 158 p. ; 32 cm. Notes Cover title. Subject Headings History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio Indexes. Franklin County (Ohio) History Indexes. Pickaway County (Ohio) History Indexes. Other Entries Pickaway County Historical Society. Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 977.11 P59He Author Hearl, Dan R. Title(s) Pickaway County Ohio partition records abstracts : partition records of Common Pleas court terms October term 1836 to June term 1873 : volumes 1 thru 6 / by Dan R. Hearl. Publisher [Pickaway County, Ohio] : Pickaway County Historical Society, [1996]. Paging v, 114, [31] p. ; 28 cm. Notes "August 1996." Includes index. Title from cover. Subject Headings Partition Ohio Pickaway County. Partition of decedents' estates Ohio Pickaway County. Pickaway County (Ohio) Genealogy. Other Entries Pickaway County Historical Society (Ohio) Format qEnglish

Call # Gen 977.11 P59He-1 Author Hearl, Dan R. Title(s) Pickaway County Ohio A to Z probate court marriage records, volumes 6-11, 1862-1898 / by Dan R. Hearl. Also Called Marriage records Pickaway County, Ohio 1862-1898 Pickaway County Ohio probate court marriage records Publisher [Pickaway County, Ohio] : Pickaway County Historical Society, 1995. Paging 133 (i.e. 266) p. ; 28 cm. Notes "December 1995." "Male sorted order, flip book over for female order." Subject Headings Marriage records Ohio Pickaway County. Pickaway County (Ohio) Genealogy. Other Entries Pickaway County Historical Society (Ohio) Format qEnglish
-- Ella Britton to L. A. Schuler on 3/10/1887 and Milton Britten to Nannie Hamilton on 1/4/1883 and William K. Britten to Mary Highland on 12/13/1882.

Looking for William Britton will in Pickaway, and Joseph Britton in Guensey

Call # Gen 977.11 G93Co Author Conner, E. Margaret Masters (Emma Margaret Masters), 1908- Title(s) Wills index of Guernsey County, Ohio, 1812-1900. Publisher [Cambridge, Ohio] 1967 Paging 21 p. Subject Headings Wills Ohio Guernsey County Indexes. Guernsey County (Ohio) Genealogy. note--1860 -- county convention Guensey -- John Britton of Wheeling

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sources co, Bergen, NY;Stillwell Genealogy; Throckmorton Haught Genealogy; Descendant of Nicholas Stillwell; The Roll Family Windmill; John Stillwell Genealogy; Fisher Ohlfest Genealogy; My Brittain Family; Descendants of John Britton; Descendant of Richard Brittain; Brittain Family from Deats Collection Hunterdon, NJ; Willett Family of PA; The Willett Family of North America; History of Columbia and Montour Counties, PA; Bowman and Brittain Families, Columbia Co, PA; Family Bible of Zeb J Brittain 1934; The White Family Record; Descendant of Peter White; Lee Co IL Census; House of Waltman and its Allied Families; Lycoming County Bible Records Joseph Brittain Bible Call # 929.2 W749-1 Author Justice, Alfred Rudolph, b. 1857. Title(s) Wilson and allied families; Billew, Britton, Du Bois, Longshore, Polhemus, Stillwell, Suebering, compiled by Alfred Rudulph Justice. Publisher Philadelphia, 1929. Call # Gen 974.91 M74Sti Author Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930. Title(s) Unrecorded wills and inventories, Monmouth County, New Jersey / John E. Stillwell ; [assembled by Harrison McNear]. Call # Gen 974.9 S857 Author Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930. Title(s) Historical and genealogical miscellany; data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey [comp.by] John E. Stillwell ... Call # 929.2 S857-2 Author Stillwell, William H. (William Henry) Title(s) Notes on the descendents of Nicholas Stillwell, the ancestor of the Stillwell family in America.... Publisher N. Y.. E. W. Nash, 1883. Call # 929.2 B862-2 Author Hester, Bernice, 1917- Title(s) Descendants of William Britton and Sarah M. Gates Britton / compiled by Bernice Hester. Britton, William, 1799-1875 Family.


Misc Bucks records. -- Pennsylvania Archives Series 2 v.2 and v.3.
---Teams impressed in Bucks County -- 1780 .. Peter Vansant...
---1781 memorial from Bucks County to encourage Fishing in the Delaware: ... W. McCalla...
---Officer of State of PA -- Commissioner of Purchases .. William M'Calla, Apr 7, 1780, Assistant Commissairies ___ M'Calla July 17, 1780. Committees for Driving off cattle &c: Lower Makefield Twp: Peter Vansant, Cornelius Vansant and in Plumstead Robert Gibson.
---List of Officers of Associated Reginent of Bucks County -- 1747-8: Lieu -- Garrett Vansant; Associated Companies, Bucks County -- 1756: Lieu: John Vansant. LAFHC -- 929.273 D789dL Drake, Louis Stoughton The Drake family in England and America, 1360-1895 , and the descendants of Thomas Drake of Weymouth, Mass., 1635-1691.

early marriages: 1747Isaac Billew and Rachel Britton., October
thomas, son of william Britain, b, jan 9 1731. -- philadelphia
1767 John Briton and Eleanor Waters married Mar 28. -- anywhere in PA
James Vansandt an Susannah Scull on Apr 1, 1767. 1748 Benjamin Parker and Mary Briton, May
oct 2 sarah briton died, age 40 in 1792 -- elizabeth drinker journal -- phila
1763 sarah britton married jesse williamson
1768 -- thos britton married catherine forbes sep 27
Mary Britton and Robert Gibson on Jul `14, 1775
Abraham Britton and Kesia Vansant on Sep 11, 1763
Rachel Britton and Isaac Bittew on Oct 1747.

Memoranda from the diary of John Dyer of Plumstea, Bucks, Co -- 1763-1805 (he died in 1811)
1769 -- 11/9 Ben. Brittain moved for Virginia
1771 -- 3/29 Thos Polton set for Maryland and took Brittains Bond to Jos Dyer
1773 -- 3/25 Jean Tyson Died of the Small pox at Joseph Brittains after she was published for marriage with Levy Fell 1775 -- 1/24 Isaac Thomas married to Sarah Brittain this Evening
1775 -- 7-27 Robert Bibson Married to Mary Brittain this day 1777 -- 8/22 Robert Gibson's wife buryed this Day
1787 -- 3/7Capt Robert Gibson Jur Died this morning of a pluresy
1777 -- 9/10, John Brittains Wife died this day I believe , of a cancer.
1779 -- 6/24 -- Robert Gibson surety in marriage of John Dunlap and Jane McFadden -- Plumstead twp
1784 -- 10-28, John Brittain departed this Life this day, an aged man of good repute.
1790 -- 10/22 N. Brittain a J. Brittain moved to Virginia
----------------do more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1790 -- 11/1 John McCalla and family moved for Sunsbury or Shamokin Call # 929.2 T454-5 Author Thomas, Martha Pane Jones, 1808-1885. Title(s) Daniel Stillwell Thomas family history. Paging 64 p. ports.



Britton source data

Britton Source Data

New York: New Town, Long Island and Staten Island

Earliest American Britton ancestor: William Britton (~1630s England-1683 Staten Island, NY) -- emigrated to America circa 1650s; moved to Staten Island circa 1678

--- William Britton came to New York some time before 1661. The first mention of the name William Britton is taken from the “Year Book” of the Holland Society of New York for 1900, page 130, as follows: “Feb 12, 1661/2 Richard Wilkeson a mason living at New Amsterdam, and William Britton, an Englishman living at Mespat (Newtown, Long Island, NY -- see history) declare at the request of Joris Dobson, innkeeper at New Amsterdam, that Andrew Halwel about three weeks ago, arrived at the house of Dobson, drunk etc.” [many genealogists list William's approximated birthyear as 1645, probably because his wife was known to have been born ~1645. However, a birthdate circa 1645 would have made him only 16 in 1661/2 -- at 16 would he be called an "Englishman" and be in an inn? Since I think not, I have revised his birthdate in my records to ~1630s, to make him a more reasonable age 21+ upon this instance, and age 23+ upon the birth of his first child. Note it is possible he was born even earlier. DLH 2008]
--- Council Minutes, 1662, April 6,: “Complaint against George Jewel, Dr. Clarke, John Too, and Daniel East, of Mespath Kill Long Island, for having had recourse to turning the Bible, in order to discover who had stolen tobacco from William Briton.”
--- 1662, June 22; “Action of slander brought by Jacob Elderson against William Britton, George Jewel, James Clark and John Too of Newtown, for alleging that he had stolen said Britton’s Tobacco.” [Dutch Manuscripts X, pp111-157; “Calendar of Historical Manuscripts” New York 1630-1664, p.236-238.]
--- Dec. 4, 1666, William Britton’s name in a list of the Freeholders of Newton.

William Britton and his brother Nathaniel (? England-2/1684 SI, NY) both moved to Staten Island circa 1678 with their families.
--- 1678, William Britton, Constable, in place of Richard Curtis.
--- July 9, 1678, Maria, wife of William Britton of Staten Island and seven children were baptized in the Dutch Church of Flatbush [Flatbush is in what is now Brooklyn, Kings County, NY -- Flatbush was originally chartered as the Dutch Nieuw Nederland colony town of Midwout in 1651, and surrendered to the English in 1664.]: Maria, age 33 yrs, William age 15 years, Nathaniel, age 13 years, Richard, age 11 years, Joseph age 9 years, Benjamin Britton, age 7 years, Jan (John) age 5 years, and Daniel age 1 and 1/2 years [Year Book, Holland Society, 1898]
--- October 17, 1680, their son Nicholas was baptized. [Wilson and Allied Families, p.104 – by Justice]
--- William Britton died intestate in 1683 (based on inventory of his estate taken in Dec 31, 1683).
--- See Staten Island for more information on Staten Island history, picture of the Britton home there, allied families of Frost and Howsmon, etc.

William's children do not all remain on Staten Island. The two oldest sons, William and Nathaniel, die in Staten Island in the 1700s, but their sons moved to Abington, PA (Philadelphia). William's next five sons moved across the river to NJ in the 1700s: Richard, Joseph, Benjamin, John, and Daniel. Only William's youngest son Nicklas stayed in Staten Island, as did some of the children of William's brother Nathaniel. However, despite the moves to nearby NJ and PA, the ties to Staten Island remain strong, and many of William's children in NY/PA/NJ marry into the Staten Island families, particularly the Stillwell family. Pertinent Staten Island records:
--- 1706 Staten Island census: Nathaniel Britton, age 42; Joseph Britton, 40; Benjamin Britton, 29; Nicholas Britton, 27 (Note: no negative inference can be made from this census since one sheet was lost, so names are missing. The two oldest brothers, William and Nathaniel, had died prior to this census, in 1704 and 1702 respectively. Brother Daniel had definitely already moved to NJ, as there are records in Middlesex for the birth of his first daughter in 1700. So it is uncertain if Richard and John have already moved to NJ or were on the missing page. Benjamin will move soon to NJ. The incompleteness of this census, unfortunately, this does not definitively help to pin down date of the move to NJ for Richard and John.).
--- 1711/1715 soldiers from Staten Island: Nathaniel Britton, Lieutenant; Nicholas Brittain, Sergeant; William Brittain, private; Richard Brittain, private; Nathaniel Brittain, private; Nathaniel Brittain (a 2nd one), private (Note: this Richard Britton is not William's son (age 45-50 and in NJ); he is the grandson of William's brother Nathaniel (age 22-26) -- see Britton Genealogy.)

Slavery on Staten Island. The origins of colonial slavery on Staten Island can be traced to the 1621 charter granted by the Netherlands governing body, The Staaten-General, to the Dutch West India Company, seeking possession of territory and "negro slaves." The company seized the slaves aboard captured Spanish or Portuguese prizes, sent them to New Netherlands, agreeing to furnish each Patroon (farm owner) with twelve Black men and women. These terms were no doubt in effect when the first Staten Island settlement, that of David Pieterszoon Devries in 1639, began at the Watering Place, now better known as Tompkinsville.

That settlement, and subsequent others by Cornelius Melyn, failed until the first permanent settlement, in 1661 at what is now South Beach, by a mixture of Belgian Walloons and French Huguenots, Protestant fugitives from religious oppression in Europe. Slavery was continued and expanded after the British takeover in 1664. Although colonial slavery by the British was extinguished by the close of the American Revolution, the institution itself continued throughout New York State, including Richmond County (a.k.a. Staten Island), under the new American government. When abolitionist Governor John Jay (1745-1829) led the way towards passage and signing of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1799, New York State belatedly joined with the New England States to abolish slavery. In 1817, another abolitionist governor, Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825), persuaded the NY State Legislature to pass the Final Abolition Act freeing all NY State slaves in 1827.

[Extracted from Wills and Letters of Administration, Richmond Co., N.Y. 1670-1800, by Charlotte Megill Hix, C.G.R.S. (Heritage Books, Inc. Maryland, 1993); supplemented by African American History in Staten Island, Slave Holding Families and their Slaves, by Ronald David Jackson and Evelyn E. Jackson (JJ), Staten Island Historical Society, September, 1995; and History of Richmond County (Staten Island) New York, Edited by Richard M. Bayles, 1887.] -- this is a partial listing, with just the ones of interest to our genealogy.

BRITTON, Nathaniel (p. 19) [A Nathaniel Britton came to Staten Island from Long Island before 1670; on February 16 of that year he, Richard Stillwell, Nathan Whitman, together with the constable and overseers, were appointed "to treat and agree with the Indians." The 1670 purchase [of Staten Island] resulted from their labors. Tradition makes the Britton family of French origin; the earliest records found by Bergen show their settlement in the English colony on Long Island where Nathaniel, William, and Richard, lived before 1660. A later (grandson?) Nathaniel, whose wife was Elizabeth (Lake?), acquired the house on land patented to Obadiah Holmes at the foot of New Dorp Lane now known as the Britton Cottage, in 1695; and the same Nathaniel (or his son) was one of the twelve who built the Church of St. Andrew in 1709 to 1712, and established the English Presbyterian Church in 1729 (pp. 867-9, Leng & Davis)] to wife ELIZABETH....a negro woman Dated June 1, 1729; Proved Nov. 11, 1729

BRITTAIN, Nicholas (p. 21) my wife FRANCKE....a negro man Dated Jan. 5, 1740; Proved Feb 27, 1739(?)

BRITTEN, Samuel (p. 21-22) my wife MARY...."if she remarries,"… a negro wench Dated 27 Oct. 1777; Proved 22 Nov. 1777

DE BONREPOS , David (pp. 50-51) [Rev. David de Bonrepos was pastor of the French Church on Staten Island from about 1690 to his death in 1734. He came to Staten Island from New Rochelle where he had relatives and probably children by his first wife, Blanche. He married, second, Martha Billiou, widow of Thomas Stillwell. her will below mentions children Francis Brittain, Annie Billve (wife of Jacobus), Rachel Brittain, Martha Brittain and William Brittain, and no Stillwell children -- see 1736 will of Martha DeBonrepos.] There are many references to him in Staten Island records ending with his will and that of his wife, who survived him (p. 867, Leng & Davis). "His church stood on the present Arthur Kill Road, in Green Ridge, about half a mile east of the Richmond Avenue intersection." (p. 35, Smith)] to wife MARTHA....two negro women to wife....negro child "ELISAH" to heir....Elisah's mother, "JUDDE" "negro woman 'SANS" to be maintained out of my estate." Dated 16 June 1733; Proved 6 May 1734

DE BONREPOS, Martha (p. 51) [widow of Rev. David De Bonrepos] to daughter RACHEL....old negro wench to daughter MARTHA....negro girl Dated 3 Mar. 1734/5; Proved 23 Oct. 1736

LARZELERE, Nicholas (p. 97) To granddaughter MARY PRAAL .... negro girl "Sarah" to granddaughter MARY SPRAGG ....20(Pounds) "instead of a negro girl, intended for her, but sold." maintained by son BENJAMIN [d. 1802], negro man "JACK".... " negro slaves.... to choose their masters." Dated 1 Sept. 1774; Proved 1 April 1766

STILLWELL, Daniel pp. 159-160 "to each daughter, HESTER, MARY, CATHERINE.... a negro girl" Dated 14 Feb. 1760; Proved 10 Dec. 1760

VANDERBILT, Jacob (p. 170-1) [The progenitor of this famous family was Jan Aertsen Van der Bilt (meaning "from the hill") who came from Holland about 1650 and settled on Long Island. His grandson, Jacob, born in 1692, came to Staten Island before 1715 when he was in the south company of militia (p. 965, Leng & Davis). ] to wife NEELTE....one of my negro women slaves... her choice Dated 10 May 1759; Proved 9 Jan. 1761

---picture 1809 slave sale -- 1809 SLAVE BILL OF SALE. On June 16, 1809 William B. Gifford, owner of the Rose and Crown tavern on New Dorp Lane, sold "a certain Negro man aged twenty-six years, or thereabouts and known by the name of Tom" to John Bullus, of Manhattan, for $375. Courtesy of the Staten Island Historical Society.


New Jersey

(maybe) John Britton (Sr) (1673 Long Island,NY-1754 Monmouth County, NJ) -- moved to NJ circa 1705
John Britton (Jr) (~1695 Staten Island, NY-10/28/1784 Bucks County, PA) -- moved to Bucks County circa 1727

John Britton Sr moved from Staten Island to Monmouth, NJ apparently circa 1700-1705 (just across the river from Staten Island -- see map). Our ancestor John Britton Jr was born in Staten Island circa 1695, and moved from Monmouth County,NJ to Bucks County,PA circa 1727 where he died in 1784. Note: no birth/baptism record has been found for John Jr, so his parentage can only be ascertained through inferences from land records and wills. While John Britton Jr of Bucks County is widely accepted as a grandson of William Britton above, his parentage is not definitive; both John Sr and his older brother Richard are listed as possible fathers in print; however, from an examination of all the records, I [DLH 2008] feel it is more likely that the father is John Sr.

John Sr's brother Daniel Britton (1676-1733) was the first to move to NJ (Middlesex) from Staten Island, some time prior to the birth of his daughter in 1700. Brother Richard Britton (1667-1732) also moved to Middlesex County, NJ. Brother Joseph Britton moved to Hunterdon County, NJ. Brother Benjamin Britton, who married Martha Stillwell, apparently also moved to Middlesex County, NJ (after 1706). John is known to have moved to Monmouth County from his death record (inventory) in 1754, and had an unidentified son as of that date. Daniel is ruled out as a father, based on his family composition named in his will (no son John). The other four are all possible -- Joseph is considered unlikely due to his Hunterdon residence and that he is only supposed to have a son James and a daughter; Benjamin is considered unlikely as he is also in Middlesex County and also is not supposed to have a son John; while Richard also moved to Middlesex, his family composition is unknown; finally, John is considered likely due to his Monmouth residence and he is known to have a son (unnamed). (see all sources for information on records of the siblings in NJ.)

D.25. Apr 17 1736. John Britten of Staten Island yeoman and Rachel his wife to Daniel Stillwell of Gravesend in Kings Co for L400 mess and 100 acres upland late of Nathaniel Britton father of John

"Brittain, Britton -- John Brittain [Jr] and w. Elizabeth were named 1718 as living in old Shrewsbury township [Monmouth County], in a deed to Jeremiah Stillwell. It is probable that he was related to the Stillwells, who at one time lived at Gravesend, LI where Nathaniel Brittain is named 1660 as a son-in-law of the noted Capt. Nicholas Stillwell, ancestor of the Stillwells of Monmouth and elsewhere. In Burlington county, NJ, Joseph Britten owned 255 acres in Nottingham, 1724. In Upper Freehold among taxpayers 1758 were Abram and Richard Britton. In Freehold 1776 Israel Brittain was taxed. Joseph Britton, named frequently as a town official in Old Dober Town Books." -- History of Monmouth and Ocean counties, NJ, by Salter, 1890

Monmouth County records -- land deeds and estate inventory
--- 1718 John Britton and others sold property to Jeremiah Stillwell, Monmouth County, NJ, Liber E., p.299 (thought to be John Jr)
--- 1739 John Brittain to Elias Covenhoven, Monmouth Co, Middletown Twp, Aug 18, 1739, Liber D-3, p.148 (thought to be John Sr)
--- 1739 John Brittin from Nicholas Cottrell, Monmouth Co., Middletown Twp., Aug 25, 1739, Liber K-2, p.237 (thought to be John Sr)
--- 1741 John Brittain to Joseph Smith, Monmouth Co., Middletwon Twp, April 25, 1741, Liber K-2, p.340 (thought to be John Sr)
--- 1754 March 26. John Britton [Sr], Monmouth County, Middletown Township, Inventory. Rachel, widow, "informs Mr. Barto" that neither she nor her son will administer on his estate and desires administration be granted to Isaac Van Dord. Get the details
(Notes: there are also 1714/1723 records in Monmouth for Joseph Britton deeds (bought 1714; sold 1723); some land deed records are missing, as it appears that John's first record is a sale in 1718; there were no John Britton records anywhere else in NJ, and no records found for Benjamin in any county.)

Conclusions on John Jr's parentage:
---1. John Sr (1673-1754, of Monmouth County,NJ) is known to have had at least one son, listed in court papers as not being an administrator of the father John Sr's estate in 1754. Thomas Bailey thought this was likely John Jr, and that the reason was he would have been in Bucks County,PA by then (for over 25 years). This is far from definitive, as no document with a son's name has been found. Note that with John Sr's estate being small, even negative, it would make sense for John Jr not to bother to travel from Bucks County.
---2. John Jr's first wife, Elizabeth Stillwell was born in Monmouth, NJ (her father Jeremiah Stillwell was a member of a grand jury there in 1700, and listed in an affadavit in 1707). However, this is not definitive either, as Monmouth and Middlesex are contiguous. The marriage would only suggest that John Jr and Elizabeth may have had reason to move to Monmouth upon marriage, circa 1715. The many generations of ties between the Britton and Stillwell families alone would have been enough to foster a marriage between John and Elizabeth; proximity of residence would have been somewhat superfluous.
---3. John Jr's son Nathanial (1724 NJ-1791 Monmouth County,NJ) died in Monmouth County. It is likely that the 174x land deed for Richard Britton in Monmouth is for John Jr's son Richard (~1716-~1740s), listed as a grandson in the will of Jeremiah Stillwell. (add in Richard here) While this certainly is not definitive, it is noteworthy that two of John Jr's children had ties to Monmouth and none had ties to Middlesex. It is perhaps this land record that made the Stillwell genealogist assume Richard had never left Monmouth County (see John Jr's will; I [DLH 2008] think it more likely that Richard was an only child of Jeremiah Stillwell's daughter, and that Richard did move to Bucks with his father and stepmother when he was 11, but moved back to Monmouth perhaps upon his marriage.
---4. John Jr's father-in-law Jeremiah Stillwell died in Monmouth County (after 1749), leaving a considerable portion of his estate to John Jr's oldest son Richard and subsequently (after Richard's death) to Richard's daughter.
---5. Far from definitive, but many of the older Brittons did name their first-born sons after themselves (see Britton Genealogical Tree), thus if John Sr were to have just one son, a likely possible name would be John.
---6. John Sr is the only one of the Britton brothers to have Monmouth roots -- it appears that Richard, Benjamin and Daniel were in Middlesex,NJ and Joseph in Hunterdon,NJ.
---7. Conversely, I [DLH 2008] have found no documentation to support John Jr being a son of Richard, and furthermore, no record of any John Britton in Middlesex County (1695-1735).
Thomas Bailey (Bailey-Britton History and Genealogy, 1962) placed John Jr. in Monmouth as a son of John Sr. (p. 366, 373, 374), based on the Monmouth land deeds and John Sr's inventory (and without the detailed information on the 1718 land sale to Jeremiah Stillwell). The records of interest for the possible parents of John Jr are likely to be 1698-1710. However, it is of interest that no land deeds were found prior to 1705, therefore seem to be incomplete. With this limited data, it is felt that John Jr is most likely to be the son of John Sr. Of course, since there is no genealogy included here for either John Sr's wife (Rachel Unknown) or Richard's wife (Ann Aft?) or Benjamin's wife (Martha Stillwell), the exact lineage is irrelevant, since John Jr's paternal grandparents are known to William Britton (~1630s England-1683 Staten Island) and Maria Stillwell (1645 Long Island-? Staten Island). Given that three of his brothers moved to Middlesex, it seems likely that John Sr's wife might have had Monmouth ties, such as being another Stillwell.

First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, 1664-1714. by Orra Monnette, 1931
Vol. 1
First settlers of Piscataway and Woodbridge, NJ: Peter Billiou 1686, Daniel Brittain 1699, Richard Brittain 1710, Samuel Gibson 1686, William Frost 1692, Sir Robert Holmes 1687, Daniel Stilwell 1687 and second list: Peter Billew (Billiou) 1677, Stillwell Daniel 1710, Stillwell Doct 1710, Stillwell John 1683, Stillwell Mary 1710. And yet another -- Brittain Daniel 1699, Britton Elizabeth 1700, Sara Frost 1701, Mary Stillwell 1708.
\Freeholders of Newtown LI, NY Dec 4 1666 -- William Britten, Abrqaham Frost; in 1686 no Frost, no Britton.
1708 Aug 15th Daniel Britton and Elizabeth Britton listed as Church Members at Woodbridge under pastorate of Rev Nathaniel Wade (Church of Christ) -- date of admission to the communion. and 1708 Aug 20 Mary Stillwell.
List of Militia 1715 -- woodbridge, Dan'll Stillwell Jr., Jere Stillwell, Sam'll Stillwell. no Britton.
First settlers of Staten Island: Jean (John) Bodine 1691; and Francois Bodine no date; Breton (French, anglocisized to Brittain( Mary Breton 1687, Nicholas Breton no date, William Breton 1680 and Nathanial Breton 1683. Rev David deBonrepos 1697, Isaac Billiew 1687, Peter Billiew 1661, John Billiew after 1700, Nathaniel Breton Jr 1712, Lambert Dorland (Colonial Assembly) 1691, Lambert Garrison before 1700, Charles Houseman 1675, Jacob Larzelere 1686, Nicholas Larzelere 1693, Jean (John) Lafourette 1691, Peter Latoureette and David Latourette no date, Daniel Stillwell (Fresh Kills) 1680, John Stillwell Esq (Sheriff) 1691, Richard Stillwell Justice 1682, Thomas Stillwell Sheriff of Richmond County 1685, Elias Stillwell 1698, William Stillwell 1687. Another list -- Frist settlers of SI Mary Briuttain 1685, ___ Stillwell 1691, Lambert Jansen Dorland 1712, Danielo Stillwell 1680, Petr Beleau 1692, Obadiah Holmes 1677, Thomas Stillwell 1677, Nathaniel Britton 1677, William Britton 1692, Thomas Stillwell 1685, William Stillwell 1677, Mary Brittain 1685, Cap. Richard Stillwell 1681, John Bodin 1694, Daniel Stillwell 1694, Ettienne Gayneau (Gano) 1677.
First settlers of Staten Island, census of SI of 1706 -- and from Abstract of wills 1665-1707 -- Mr. Nicholas Stillwell, SI, ment 1670; Nicholas Stillwell, SI, W 1671-2 wifee Anne; Obadiah Holmes SI ment 1678; Obadiah Holmes ment SI 1678; John Bodine, Rich Co, A 1685 inv; Nathaniel Brittain Sr, SI ment 1696/7; Nathaniel Brittain, Jr, SI ment 1686/7; Thomas Stillwell, SI ment 1696/7; Francis Bredon Inv 1704 by Hester Bodine Exctx; Francis Breton, SI, W. 1702, son Francis, dau Susanna Russhea, dau Hester Bedine; De Bonrepos idem 1703. Joseph Holmes, SI, W 1702 cousin Jonathan Stillwell and cousin Nathaniel Brittain. Thomas Stillwell SI W 1704.
another list of First Settlers of SI from Richmond County records (Stillwell, Vol 1, ppa et seq) -- in the year 1680 -- William Britten, Peater Balew, William Briten. ... in the year 1681 Nathaniel Britten, Nathanell Britten, Peter Baleu, nathaniall Briton, Richard Stillwell Justice, Danill Stillwell, Nathanel Britten, Thomas Stillwell, Daniel Stillwell. In 1682 Nathanill Britten, Obadiah Hulmes, Danell Stillwell, Nicholes Stillwell. In 1678 Obadiah Holmes, Esq. and in 1689. In 1681 Nathaniell Brittaine, Lambort Thorland (Dorland) Peter Balew,. Ub 1681-2 Obadiah Hlmes (clarke -- clerk), and Richard Stillwell (Justes -- Justice). In 1681 Nicholes Stillwell, Obadiah Hulmes, Daniel Stillwell. In 1681-2 Richard Stillwell. In 1682-3 John Stillwell.
The Huguenots of Staten Island -- include names as Britten, Perrin, Vanderbilt, etc.
Another First Settlers of SI, the Huguenot Church at Huguenot Park, Rev. Henry Frost, Pastor -- the following names are taken from the "Ocean Breeze" issue March 1926, Vol III No. 3 of the Huguenot Chruch -- Pierre Billiou 1663, Marie Billiou 1670.

vol. 2
lot on Hugeuenot families in Staten Island -- Perrine and Billeau.
the following removed from Staten Island to NJ before 1714 -- Daniel Perrine, "Elias Stillwell, Daniel Brittain, Isaac Billiew, obadiah Holmes (Hulmes) and others.
Settlers appearing in NY Colonia Records (starting in 1639) -- 1646 Nicholas Stillewel; 1649 Nicholas Stillwell; 1661 -- Peter Billou; 1662 William Britton ... 1657.
1683, Richard Stillwell, justice .. court of sessions in Piscataway? ... 1686, Oct 4 Thomas Stillwell to be sheriff for the county of Richmond.
List of Freeholders in Gravesend, LI -- 1645 (Mr. Stillwell); 1656 Richard Gibson, Nicholas Stillwell, Samuel Holmes, Richard Stillwell -- no Britton.
Monmouth NJ -- early settlers -- no Britton but Obadiah Holmes of RI, Jean Bodine of SI, Jeremiah Stillwell.
List of the Militia REgifemt under command of Col Tho Ffarmer in 1715 -- Woodbridge and Piscataway men -- no Britton, Jno Stillwell ...
Piscataway Marriages and births, 1668-1805 -- Mary Stillwell of Wood., to Benj. Manning, Sep 9, 1727. Mary Brittaen, dau of Daniel and Elizabeth born Feb 24, 1700 (Woodbridge town records). Jemima Gibson b. 2/2/1694/5 and Grace b. 7/7/1697 to Richard and Jemima Gibson in Woodbridge.
Quaker records 1705-1741. no Britton, no Stillwell, including 1727 marriage of Mary Stillwell.

vol. 3

Middlesex County -- list of Freeholders of about the year 1748 -- William Britton, David Deboonrepose, Richard Gibson [note -- later in book -- Rev David de Bonrepos, the first Rench Hugenot pastor of the Protestatnt Church, Frsh Kills, Staten Island. -- ref Stillwell, vol 1 p. 150)]
Original Settlers of the Falls of Delaware, most of whom are noted on the Holomes' map of 1681 -- Lyonel Britton
Monumental inscriptions from Woodbridge Cemeteries --
Britton, Daniel, D. Apr 1733, age 57
Britton, Elisabeth, widow of Danl. Britton, Wife of John Murmey, d. Apr 1760, age 76
Britton, Daniel of Wm & Sarah, D. Apr 10, 1743 age 2
bRITTON, mARY OF sHEMNIAH AND hANNAH, D. dEC 30, 1752, AGE 3 (Episcopal church)
Britten, Benjn of Danl and Eliza d. Sept 4, 1733, age 11
Britten, Mary, Dr of Daniel and Appia, d. May 10, 1731, age 15 mo
First settlers in 1714, portion of NY Colonial Manuscripts. Inhabitants of the couty of Middlesex to the house of representatives of NY -- Daniel Britten

Vol 4.
First settlers in Piscataway and Woodbridge: 1680 Mr. Richard Powell of Woodbridge and his wife Catherine.
BRITTAIN. This was a first settler family of Woodbridge. Representatitves came about 1700, Lionell Brittain was in Philadelphia County PA before 1694-5 (Arch, Vol XXI p.458), a blacksmith, and in 1695 acquired land on the "island of Burlington.". We are concerned with that Captain Daniel Brittain of Woodbridge. Records favor his having been a son of Nathaniel Brittain of Staten Island, and wife, Anne Stillwell, as he was too old to have been a son of William Brittain and wife, Maria, b. 1676, for the first record indicates that he was of age, i.e. old enough to take title in 1691. [This is incorrect; Nathaniel Britton and Anne Stillwell's children are known from his will, and there is no son Daniel in his will. Although the 1678 baptism records confirm a 1676 birth for William and Maria's son Daniel, this matches the Woodbridge cemetery records above show "Britton, Daniel, D. Apr 1733, age 57" -- an inferred 1676 birthdate. It is unclear what the reference to the 1691 title is -- which would have to be in NY as Daniel did not move to NJ until just before his 1699 marriage; perhaps this was in error, since the birthdate from his baptism and his birthdate from his tombstone match. Therefore, it is certain that Captain Daniel Britton was the son of William and Mary Britton of Staten Island, born 1676/7.] Capt. Daniel Brittain appeared in Woodbridge in time for, and on account of his marriage about 1699 to Elizabeth Powell, daughter of Richard Powell of Woodbridge, for Daniel and Elizabeth Brittain had a daughter, Mercy, entered in the Woodbridge Vital Records as born Feb 24, 1700. No other births are recorded. According to Dally's History of Woodbridge and Vicinity (sev. ref) Aug 15, 1708, in the pastorate of Nathaniel Wade, Church of Christ, among those admitted to Communion were Daniel and Elizabeth Brittain (Vide ante part one p.111). In various deed and will records, NJ Archives, vol XXI and XXIII, Daniel Brittain's activities are disclosed, 1704-1717. Captain Daniel Brittain died in 1733, leaving a will dated April 5, 1733, which is quoted in full because of the relationship shown. "1733, April 5, Brittin (Britten), Daniell, Sen'r of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co; will of; son, Daniell, and his children, Nicholas and Elizabeth Britton. Sons, William and Benjamin, both under age. Daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, at 18 years. Grandon Daniel, son of John Moores. Daughter Deliverance, and her chidlren, viz: James, Sarah and Elizabeth Moore. Land in Perth Amboy; lands bought of William Elsonte. Moses Rolfe, Peter Codricke, Noah Bishop, John Jaquiss; land joining David Donham Jr. Executors -- wife Elizabeth, John Moores, and son William Britton. Witnesses -- Charles Wright, Benjamin Codington, david Donham, Jr. Proved April 28, 1733. (Arch, Vol XXX, p.62)
POWELL. Richard Powell. First Settler, of prominence, of Woodbridge, 1680 (vide, ante, part one, p.59), whose name appears frquently in the records of earlier dates. Richard Powell m. there Dec 4 1689 Elizabeth Thorpe, widow of Thomas Thorpe, who was deceaed in Nov 19, 1689, she becoming his administratriz, with Richard Powell, her fellow-bondsman, whom she soon married. He received his first converyance of land there in 1677, from Gob Philip Carteret, which was duly patented Jan 5 1677, which was definitely in the township of W. and Nov 16 1678 he conveyed with Thomas Alger. In the opinion of the writer the origin was on Long Island of that Thomas Powell, first at Huntinton, LI.


Pennsylvania Records

(continued) John Britton (Jr) (~1695 Staten Island, NY-10/28/1784 Bucks County, PA) -- moved to Bucks County circa 1727
Joseph Britton (~3/7/1734/35 Bucks,PA?-after 1790 PA/VA?)
Jesse Britton (1759 Reading, Berks County, PA-1842 Pickaway,OH) -- moved to Frederick County,VA circa 1777-1781 and 1790; moved to Pickaway County,OH circa 1805?

(1722 -- Buckingham County (Bucks was part of Buckingham prior to 1725) -- No John Britton; no Britton)

(1724 -- List of landowners ("The History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time" by W. W. H. Davis, 1876) -- no John Britton; no Britton)

1727 -- John Britton buys land in Bucks. The records of Bucks County show that John Britton purchased from Richard Hill, of Philadelphia, 370 acres of land in Plumstead township, Dec 15, 1727. This is recited in a deed from John Britton of Plumstead, cordwainer, to Abraham Vickers of the township of "Chroasberry" (Shrewsbury), in the county of Monmouth, Nov 21, 1733, for half of this tract.

1731 tax list: BRITTON, John -- Plumstead 1731 Joh. Brittain 10-1-3 (1731 is the first tax record in Plumstead township); Plumstead twp 1731 or 1732, John Brittain, 050 land, 06 corn, 0 servant, 0 age, 02 cattle, 02 horses, 00 sheep;

1745 Jacobus Vansandt of Southampton township will mentioned Nathaniel Brittain as executor

1749 Margaret Johnson of Bristol township will (probate 1751) mentions daughter Mary wife of Edward Britten

1752 -- John Britton also obtained a patent for about 124 acres in Plumstead, Oct 10, 1752

Deed Feb 28 1759. John Brittin of Plumsted, yeoman, ux Elizabeth to William Jessop of Plumsted. Riater? patent Oct 10 1752 to John Britton 123a 131 per in Plumstead (A vol 16 p.315). Mortgaged to Loan Office Dec 22 1752 98 acres 131 per of the above, which part Brttin and wife convey to Jessep for L92:13:6

1760 John Sampell of Plumstead township will mentions Joseph Britton as executor

Aug 22 1761 - John Britton and Elizabeth Stephens marry -- our John?

1759-1764 tax lists:
Brittain, John (Plumstead 1759 John Brittan 10-2-6; Plumstead 1761 John Britian 12-3-0; Plumstead 1762 John Briton 7-1-9;BRITTON, Joseph -- Plumstead 1759 Joseph Brittan 8-2-0; Plumstead 1761 Joseph Britian 8-2-0; Plumstead 1762 Joseph Briton 7-1-9; Plumstead 1763 Jos. Brittain 14-3-6; Plumstead 1764 Joseph Briton 12-3-0;) -- note: no Britton found on tax lists in Berks County in 1758-60.

1763 & 1765 John and Elizabeth sell land. John Britton also obtained a patent for about 124 acres in Plumstead, Oct 10, 1752, and with Elizabeth is wife, converyed all but 25 acres thereof to William Jessop of Plumstead, for L92:13:6. March 18, 1765,

1766 -- Samuel Jones Sr. will mentioned daugher Rachel Britton and grandson Samuel Britton.

Memoranda from the diary of John Dyer of Plumstead, Bucks, Co -- 1763-17xx
1769 -- 11/9 Ben. Brittain moved for Virginia

1770 John Brittain of Plumstead Township writes his will

In 1770 Nathan, John, Nathaniel, Joseph -- is this ours? he would be married by then, Richard, Ann, Elizabeth and Rachel Britton were members of the Hilltown Church. "Stillwell Genealogy," Vol. IV. P. 141.

Memoranda from the diary of John Dyer of Plumstead, Bucks, Co -- 1763-17xx
1771 -- 3/29 Thos Polton set for Maryland and took Brittains Bond to Jos Dyer
1773 -- 3/25 Jean Tyson Died of the Small pox at Joseph Brittains after she was published for marriage with Levy Fell
1775 -- 1/24 Isaac Thomas married to Sarah Brittain this Evening

1775-1779 tax lists: Brittain, John (Plumstead 1775 John Brittain 1 horse, 1 cattle 0 sheep, 30 acres 2-rent tax rates 1-4-0 on land and 1-0-0 on horse, etc. tax was 0-1-6; Plumstead 1778 John Britton 0-10. Plumstead 1779 John Brittain 78 acres 1 horse 1 cattle)

Plumstead 1775 Joseph Brittain 1 horse, 4 cattle 4 sheep 107 acres 6 rent tax 0-7-6; Plumstead 1778 Jos Britton 0-10. Plumstead 1779 Joseph Brittain 200 acres 4 horses 4 cattle (see p.380) (see p.380)

Memoranda from the diary of John Dyer of Plumstead, Bucks, Co -- 1763-17xx
1777 -- 9/10 John Brittains Wife died this day I believe, of a cancer.
1784 -- 10/28 John Brittain departed this Life this day, an aged man of good repute.

1783 Philip Wood of Plumstead township will mentions witnesses Joseph Brittain and Jesse Britton

1783 members of the Hilltown Church. In 1770 Nathan, John, Nathaniel, Joseph, Richard, Ann, Elizabeth and Rachel Britton were members of the Hilltown Church. In 1783, ten of the same name were recorded: Abigail, John, Jr. and Jane being the additonal names whilst Nathan and Richard had disappeared. "Stillwell Genealogy," Vol. IV. P. 141. Look up Hilltown Baptist Church and Montgomery Baptist church records. Carolynn has 1761 date for Nathan's children Elijah, John and Rachel signing a petition to move from Montgomery to Hilltown. However, Elijah would be 3, John would be newborn and Rachel won't be born for 2 years. Are they babies? is it Sarah born circa 1760 instead of Rachel? These records might help confirm that 1761 marriage of John to Elizabeth Stevens.

1783-1785 tax lists: Brittain, John (Plumstead twp 1783); Joseph Brittain (Plumstead 1783); BRITTON, Jesse (Plumstead 1783, also 1785)

1785 John Brittain's will proved

1788 Robert Gibson of Plumstead township will mentions daughter Mary Britton with witness Nathaniel Brittain

1788 Martha Baxter of Plumstead township will mentions executor Joseph Brittain and witness Jesse Brittain

1789 Cornelius Vansandt will probated, mentioned Cornelius Brittain, son of my newphew Joseph Brittain

Memoranda from the diary of John Dyer of Plumstead, Bucks, Co -- 1763-17xx
1790 -- 10/22 N. Brittain and J. Brittain moved to Virginia [it is thought that this could be Nathaniel and Joseph, brothers to the Benjamin above in 1769].

1790 John Thomas of Hilltown township mentions daughter Ann, widow of Nathan Brittain, deceased, and grandson John Brittain

Jesse is reputed to have been born in Berks County, PA based solely on the biography written of him in Pickaway, OH:
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However, there are tax lists for what appears to be every county in Berks in the 1750s, and there is no Britton listed at all (). I [DLH 2008] question this listing. Perhaps the original reference was listed as Bucks and the handwriting was misread to be Berks. It seems curious that there is no record of any Britton in Berks, and that at this time the Berks area would have been so different from that in Bucks (Berks would have been very German, compared to the Dutch-English influence in Bucks). Additionally, Jesse's father Joseph is known to have been in Bucks both prior to and post 1759.



History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties -- 1890, by Edwin Salter. Early settlers of Ocean -- from Gravesend -- Stillwells. From Long Island tax rates 1675-1683 are gathered the following among other famililiam Ocean Conty names).
privates in Revolution -- Abraham Britton, Israel Britton.
BRITTAIN, BRITON. -- John Brittain and w. Elizabeth were named 1718 as living in old Shrewsbury township in a deed to Jeremiah Stillwell. It is probable that he was related to the4 Stillwells who at one time lived at Gravesend, L. I. where Nathaniel Brittain is named 1660 as a son-in-law of the noted Capt. Nicholas Stillwell, ancestor of the Stillwells of Monmouth and elsewhere. In Burlington county, NJ, Joseph Britton owned 255 acres in Nottingham, 1724. (The Township was created on November 6, 1688, as a part of Burlington County (later Mercer), near the current city of Trenton.) In Upper Freehold among taxpayers 1758 were Abram and Richard Britton. In Freehold 1776 Israel Brittain was taxed. Joseph Britton, named frequently as a town official in Old Dover Town Books.
BODINE -- The Bodine family, int he southern part of Ocean county, are of French Hugenot descent. The first members originally came to Staten Island, and from thence descendants came to this county. Mr. Clute ays the first known member of the familyt in America was John Bodine, sho purchased land on Staten Island in 1701. John Bodine and his wife Hester are mentioned in Staten Island records in 1736-7. ... son Francois. they had son Jean/John who married Dorcas and had children John b. 2/1753 and James b. 12/17/1758. This John married Catharine Britton and had children: John, Jacob and Edmund, and perhaps others. ....
STILLWELL -- Jeremiah Stillwell bought land of Elisha Lawrence 1698. He is named as grand jurior 1700 and justice 1704-6. In old Middletown Town Book the cattle mark of Elias Stilwell, dated 7/24/1699 is entered. In the Revolutionary War, John Stilwell was an agent to sell forfeited estates, In 1779 he sold land to a Loyalist named James King, alias Lippencott, to Thomas Chadwixk. Samuel Stilwell was a Loyalist, and his property was confiscated and sold in 1779 by the Commissioners to Samuel Wikoff. The Stillwell family descen from Nicholas Stillwell, an Englishman, who went to Leydon and from thence came to America. The generalogy of the Stillwell family has been published by Judge W. H. Stillwell of Brooklyn. Unrecorded willa and inventot\ries if Monmouth County NH -- John Stillwell. MDreprinted 1975 -- inventory of Elias Stillwell, late of Middletown, Mon Co.,m Yeoman, by Thomas Morford and Lewis Morris, dated 11/30/1715. ,BR. Administrators Bond -- administrator Jeremiah Stillwell, Gent., of Shresbury. 7/19/1731.
adm bond -- thomas stillwell of middletown, yeoman 12/1710. 1714 -- samuel stillwell appended to lidt of names on petition of 5/28/1717 in monmouth -- 400 families in monmouth and only 1 independent (Rev Joseph Morgan) and one baptist minister (Rev John Burrows) and "some weak brethren amonth the Quakers." -- New Aberdeen, or the Scotch settlement of monmouth County, NJ , by james steen, a.m., 1899.

Biographical and Genealogical history of Morris and Sussex Counties, NJ -- 1899..
William Britton. The progenitor of the Brittin family in Morris county was William Britton. William came to America in early manhood from Sutton, in Ashfield-Notts, England, and in this country married Mary Thomas, a native of Wales. She was born in 1714 and died 10/14/1780. At the time of their marriage, William Brittin and his wife located near Philadelphia, where they kept an inn called "The Fox Chase".

index to history of Monmouth by Ellis: Britton, 715, 716 -- John Brittaan past master of lodge 199 - james brittan lieutenent in revolution, 699 - john brittan 1871-2, 770 - 1840s Mr Maps dau was widow of joseph britton, 872, 760m 654, 655, 235, 614, 621, 635m 262, 114, 112, 649, 657, 226, 235m 872, 255, 621, 614, even 112 and 114 are for 1860s Frost 570, 568, 677, 545m 539, 832, 350m 828, 263 Stillwell -- r422, 292 39--William Winter told this depon Salter promised to get his Quittrents off and that Cap Stillwell should be put out of office...4/26/1707 137 143 186 394 425 452 265 575 828 425 429 99--8/27/1700 Jeremiah Stillwell on grand jury 392 427 823 832 613 520 238 226 845 425 83--same list of jurors in 1800 (summary of all residents of Monmouth in 1700 who were on juries) 402 403 580 109--Joseph Stillwell on lists 1786, 1787, 1788-9m 1790m 1791, 1792,...1800 for general assembly, every year 238 520 531 546 613 870 871 824 823 109 220 231 531 545 586 460 265 500 635 823 824 837 204 264 425 531 616 226 425 265 238 531 256 550 616 265. historical and genealogical misc -- by John stillwell M.D, 1916. -- Hannah salter, dau of Ebeneezer Saltar married Richard Britton. "Hannah Saltar was wife to Richard Britton, late of Monmouth County, NJ" manuscript records, first baptist church, Philadelphia. In 1733 Hannah Salter, wife of Richard Britton, was a member of the Middletown Baptist church with her parents, Ebenezer and Rebeccca Stillwell salter. 1762 she transferred to Pennypack Baptist Church in Lower Dublin, PA, by letter from Middletown. 1771 Hannah Britton is mentioen as a member of the Montgomery County Baptist church. issue: 1. Thomas Britton, 2-John Britton b.7/21/1737 in Monmouth, 3-Sarah Britton married Jesse Williamson prior to 1785 and 4-Rebecca Britton married Thomas Fleeson at the house of Thomas Saltar on 1/27/1774 -- first Baptist Church Marriage book, Phila. Humphrey Mount -- it is thought that he married a Britton, or his sister Ann may have been the wife of Joseph Britton ("which is likely"). It is just as probable that his son Britton Mount, pabtized 6/2/1731, should have been named after his uncle Joseph Britton. Ann Mount, supposed daughter of Richard Mount, married 4/5/1714/5 in the Dutch Church in NYC Joseph Brittain. therefore born circa 1695. so child of either Matthias or Richard Mount and a grandchild of George Mount the first. "practically certain she was the daughter of Richard Mount) of Middlesex. 1/25/1723 -- richard mount of middlesex and rebecca his wife convey 200 acres -- witness joseph britton, doubtless his son-in-law the estate of Joseph Dorset , Decd. 1741, 7/19 -- to Cath paid John Brittin 0-13-0. and items from executors book, of Samuel Dorset estate -- 10/4/1741 to Jno Brittin. Asher Cos, son of Joseph Cops, 1746-1812. 1811 will mentioned son-in-law Thomas Britton. Obadiah Holmes and Elizabeth, his wife, of Salem NJ, for the sum of L90, conveyed property lying at New Dorp, SI, formerly called the "Governors Lott" to Nathaniel Britton, Sr., also 120 acres of meadow and 88 acres of marsh. Obadiah Holmes appeared before Jaques Poillon, Esp of Staten Island and witnessed his signature 12/29/1695. Samuel Holmes was appointed as an executor in the will of Col Nicholas Britton, 1739. 1760 7/30, Hugh Coward died. his wife was Alce Britton and they had children: John, Joseph, Samuel Alice, Deliverance, Patience, Rebecca, Thomas, Elizabeth and Johnathan. Michael Kearny, emigrant, had 3 sons, born 1710s, Philip Kearny married Rebecca Britton, dau of Lionel Britton. her sister Elia married Michael Kearny. Rev John Coward, born in England, married in NJ Alice Brittain, dau of Abram Brittain, sister of Nathaniel Brittain and others in NJ and Staten Island. He died 7/30/1760. Margaret Britton, wife of Nicholas, died 12/26/1838, age 44-5-0 long island, oyster by -- 9/12/1702, ffrancis britton baptized. ---- tons more in green book v.1; do more 974.9 s857 V.1 At A Court hed on staton Island By the Constabll and ouer sears of the seam on this present Munday Being 2 day of Jenewery 1681. Nathanll Britton Plf in a action of the caues, Edward Marshall deft. The Plf Most humbly detlareth the wrshepfull Court that I had a Mear went at the Plantation of the deft and the def Cam to me and Complained that the my Mear troubled his foels when I head of the deft thereof I sent A halter and proferd pay to Bring hear up But the next neus I heard she was shoot which Causeth me to suspect the deft which Causeth me to Bring my sewt to this Court Craueing Judment Against the def for the sum of four pounds ten shillings with Cost of seut the Caues Refered till next court. more from vol.1. stillwell--historical and genealogical miscellany--data relating to the settlement and settlers of NY and NJ. 1903. John E. Wtillwell, MD -- john britten, witness to marriage of joseph wardell to margaret parker, both of shrewsbury, 10-21-1718 -- friends reecords of shrewsbury nj joseph britten zyne gedoopte kinderen, zyn foon, jeams britten heeft zynen Kriste, lycken Doop ontfangen, anno 1707 den 23 Apr-, De Getuigen bennen, Jeams Hanzen en zyn Vrouw, -- Dutch church recod, staten island 1719 den 29 Mey, (believe this is birth of son) Matthys to Hendrik Janszen and Abigail Britton. -- dutch church, si instument recored for the commissioners of the high ways, 10-27-1708, ... near the house where Benjamin Brittin lately dwelt, now in the possession of Mark Dissasway ... -- Richmond Cpountya records census of long island 1706. Joseph Brittin 40, elizabeth brittin, Nathll Brittin 19, William Brittin 21, nickolas Brittin 27, Benjamin Brittin 29, Nathll Brittin 42, Elizabeth Brittin, Mary Brittin, Frances Brittin, Jeremiah Stillwell 25, Gerhsam Stillwell 23, Isaac Billew 48, James Billew 22, John Billew 18, John Stilwell 43, Rebecka Stillwell, Mary Stillwell, Martha Stialwell, Rachel Stilwell.-- 3rd sheet. katherine bonephoy, david bonephoy, katheinre boropo, david boropo, -- 1st sheet lambert dorland, -- 2nd sheet 7-26-1762 -- marriage of Benjamin Britain and Abigail Hoff, parish register of christ church Shrewbury, NJ Richmond County Records: At A Court held on staton island on this presont Munday being the 3 day of oxtober 1680 By the Constabll and ouersears of the seam Thomas salton Plf in A Action of dameg William Briten Deft to the ualeu of 4L 19s 6d whar as the Cas depending betrweict the Plf and deft hath bin hard the Court findet the Deft fence unsofition ther for the Court Aloweth noe dameg and [ye] Plf to pai the Cost of seut At a Court held on staton Island By the Constabl and other sears of the seam on this present Monday Being the 5 day of september 1680 Sarah whittman Plf in A Action of the Case William Britten Deft to the valeu of 4L 10s 6d The Caus depending Betwxt the Plf and Deft hath Bin heard and for want of further proof the Caus is Refered till the next Court Sarah Whittmann Plf william Briten Deft At A Court hled on staton Island By the Constabll and ouer sears of the seam on this present Munday Being the 3 day of october 1680 the Court ordreth that the Def. shall seat up and geet forty panell of sodfitiont fenc for the yous of Sarah whitman at or Be foor the furst orf nouember next in sewing with Cost of sewt At A Court hled at Staton Island By the Constabll and ouer sears of the seam on this present Munday Being the 6 day of July 1681 Nathanell Britten Plf in A Action of Lewes Lakerman Deft the Caus the Caues Refered till the next Court and then the deft to Bring the Coult now in difrence the Plf and deft By Arbetration Agreed ye deft to pay Cost of set and the Plf to Sep the Coult now in difronce. Nathanell Britten Plf in A Acio of trespas Aran John Sonn Deft to the ualleu of 4L 10s At A Court held on Staton Island By the Constabll and ouer sears of the seam on thes presont with Cost of seut the testemony of John Tingell aged 42 years or thear ABoutes testfieth that he heard Aran Jonson say that he did not seat his doges upon the hogges But his wif toke them of the hoges and furder saieth not the testemony of hance Christephers Agegd 33 years or ther ABoutes testfieth that he heard Aran Jonsons wif say that she toke the doges of the hoges and furder saith not examoned and sworn Befoor the Court At A Court hed on Stayton Islqand By the Constabll and ouer sears of the seam on this presont Munday Being 2 day of Jenewery 1681 Nathanll Britten Plf in A Action of Edward Marshall deft of the Caues The Plf Most humbly detlareth the wrshepfull Court that I haed a Mear went at the Plantation of the deft and the def Cam to me and Complained that the my Mear troubled his foels when I heard thearof I sent A halter and proferd pay to Bring hear up But the next neus I heard she was shoot which Caueseth me to suspect the deft which Caueseth me to Bring my sewt tot he Court Craueing Judment Aganst the def for the sum of four pounds ten shilings with Cost of seut the Caues Refered till next Court. Jenewery the 2 - 1681 Nathanll Britten Plf John Marshall Deft wharas the Caues depnding Betwixt the Plf and deft the deft ecknowlegeth him self giltey the Court Apwinteth obadiah Hulmes and Daniall Stillwell to determen the Caues the Court ALoweth of ther Agreement and determenation as foleth that the deft shall pay to the Plf the sum of 3 pounds in Coront pay or Another Mear as good as may Be AJuged Betwixt two Indefront Men with Cost of sute Sanell Stillwell stands Bound for the Deft for debt and Cost on the 5 day of febrery 1681 by order, obadiah Hulmes Nathaniell Brittaine -- witness to a record of Obadiah Holmes. Obadiah Sr giving tract of land to Obadiah Jr At A Court hled on staton Island By the Constabll and ouer sears of of the seam on this presont Mundlay Being the 3 day of Aprell 1681 Nathanll Briten Plf in A Action obadiah Hulmes Deft of the Caues nathanll Britten plf in A Action of the edward Marshall def Caues the Caues depending Betwix the Plf an deft is Refered to Thomas the Caues Reeferd till the next Court and then John Marshall and John pudin and peter mone shall Ansor this Action at the next Court John Marshall puten in secuerety 1698 Nath Brittain, Richard Brittain -- assessor for the present year 1699 -- but nothing precedes these ear marks to ascertain date of entry. They are in the oldest writing apparently. Nathanll Brittons Marke with A hapene on the under sid. of the Right ear William Britons Mark with two slits under the Right ere and on under the Left Thomas Stillwells Marke with a Crop on the Left ear and A slitt under the Right ear Obadiah Hulmes Marke with A Crop on the Left ear and slit in the Right Cpt Richard Stillwells Marke with A hapene under the Left ear and two slitts in the Right ear March the 13th 1695 -- Richard britanes marke seanier with To half peneys in the after parte of the neare yeare july 25, 1703 Nickolos Britting his mark with two Slits under the Left ear and one under the right. To the Court of A sessions Peter Balew and Tis Barns Plf A sepene for Thomas walton deated the 13 day of desember 1681 nathanll Briten a supeny A list of the warants By the Justes to the Towna Court By A Action of nathan Britte 4 warons for John pudin and his Mate Poules Marlet and Abraham Bearing deat on the 2 say of febrery 1681 19 Mar 1719/20 Nathanl Britten, Justice, -- memorandum about a convent landing place at the SW side of James Dy's barn. June 25 1737 Then Recorded for Capt nathaniel Britten the Eare Mqark for his horses Cattel and sheep a half-peney on the underside of the Right eEare being the Eare Mark of his father nathaniel Britten dceased. July 19 1728. Recorded for Simon Vanname the Eare Mark... 1740 earmark for Aron Vanname April 1703 for choosing officers -- nathanil Briting supervisor, 4th division and choice of Vestery -- Thomas Stillwell, John Stillwell, nathanil Briting court of sessions of the west riding of yorkshire -- 1676 Jno Sharpe - plt Nath Brittai - Deft The cort having heard the case fully debated referred the same to a Jury who brought in their Verdict as follows (vizt) Wee find for the plt with costs of suit, but withot taking notice of the Damage the Deft hath sustained by the loss of his servant wch wee cannot adjudge of, wee referr to the consideracon thereof to the Bench, whereupon the cort agreed wth the Verdict of the Jury and gabe judgmt accordingly. However in regard the Jury have referred the consideracon of the Deft's case of his servt unto the cort they recommend the same unto his Honor the Governor: That hee will please to appoint some persons to make inquiry how the sert in Question was taken away from both plt and Deft, and whome which the[y] Judge to be the occasion of the Loss of the said servt and how farr they may be lyable to make reparacon for the Dammage by that means susteyned Nath Brittain - plt Nathan Whitmann - Deft Wm Brittain In the complt: brought into the cort by Nath Brittain agst. Nathan Whitman and Wm Brittain for pulling up their part of the comon Fence of the Town of Dover upon Staten Island, and removing the same for their particular use wch (as is alleged) did prove much to the Dammage of the complaint, and is contrary to the Laws of this Govermt and custom of the country concerning Fences The cort doe order that the common fence shall be again made good by the psons who removed the same, and remain as heretofore untill by the consent of the Tow2n it shall be otherwayes ordered between them. As to the Dammage the complainant may have his remedy at Law against them, if not otherwise issued between them, the deft, to pay coests. Dutch church records 1732 April 9 Sara born to Nathanael Britton and Esther Billeville. godmother -- Sara Parein. census in Staten Island 1706. Among the NY Colonial manuscripts (Vol 42 p.60) at Albany is a record which purports to be a "List of the Inhabitants of the Toiwns of New Rochelle and Westchester" for the year 1698. This may be correct so far as it relates to the opening page, but the remaining sheets which make up the document are beyoung dubiety a complete or partial census of the inhabitants of Staten Ilsand. It is of considerable worth, enumerating as it does, the names of the resident of the Islaqnd, but especially valuable as it gives the respective ages of the males. It is without date, but it is my conviciton that it was made in the year 1706, based on note by Lord Cornbury to the Board of Trade, NY, 1708 saying the list was taken 2 years previously, also these: Gershom Stillwell, b. Aug 17, 1683. Family Record. age 23 year in Cenus -- makes date1706 Nicholas Britten b. 1679 (d. Jan 12, 1740, aged 61 Tombstone) age 27 in census -- makes 1706 Nathaniel Britten bapt. July 14, 1678 aged 13, Dutch Church, Brooklyn, born 1665. Aged 42 in Census -- makes 1707 date of census. Nicolaes Britten fyn foon William is geboren den 11 Octob Anno 1708 is dedoopt De Compeer Nicolaes Britten De Peet Rachel Stilwel ----end of Historical and genealogical misc look at big red book of wills and inventories of NJ Briton, Charity, Hunterdon Co, will 1790, inv 1791 Brittain, Daniel, Middlesex, intestate, 1736 Brittain, Nathaniell, intestate, monmouth county, 1791m inv 1791 Brittain, William, salem Co, will & inv 1759 Britten, Daniel Sr. will, middlesex. 1733 Britten, Nickolas, essex co, will 1766 inv 1773 Richard Britten, indtestate, middlesex co and monmouth county, 1732 Brittain Abraham, intestate , monmouth, 1783 and inv 1783 Brittin, Joseph hunterdon will 1756 and inv 1781Britton, John, monmouth intestate 1754, inv 1754, renunciation 1754 bills 1755 bills 1783, inv 1883 Britton, Nicholas, Sr Middlesex will 1782 inv 1783 Britton, Richard, Monmouth, inv 1771 inv 1771 Britton, Willam, essex, intestate 1783 Britton, William middlesex intestate 1748, account 1748 citation 1761

1 NOTE 1663, June 12. "The courte having heard the difference between Walter Wall and Nathanyell Britton concerning Mary Wall cover (Illegible) servant to Nathanyell Britton for two (illegible) years and complaint wwase made to the courte of Gravesend but nothing coulde (illegible) be proved nether from the servante nor by witnise, whereof the corts orders is the sayde servant shall live with her sayde master during her full time, and that sayde Nathanyell doth promise to use the childer well and to find and provide all things convenient for her and at the expiration of her time to give her two suts of clothes and a cow calfe: this in the presence of Will Wilkins, John Cooke, Charles Morgan, Will Goulding, Clark." Gravesend, LI, Court Records. (Taken from Stillwell's Historical Miscellany of NJ, page 224-225.)
Notes: It is likely that Walter Wall had become a widower, and had bound out his daughter, Mary a mere child, for her better bringing up to Nathaniel Britton.

hOPEWELL. 1731. rECEIVED BY A LETTER AND LATER DISMISSED. rICHARD bRITAIN. -- DIDN'T DO PIONEERS, SINCE NO INDEX. COME BACK AND DO. This reference also in the book Hopewell Town records of Hopewell, NJ, 1931. under June 12, 1731 entry where it talked of baptisms, then had received by letter from Philadelphia. (John Manners and Jane Curtis and Ann Wilkins) then received by a letter and later dismissed (Richard Britain). -- no one else with Richard under this heading.

---nothing in Bergen, NJ Hunterdon county NJ -- tons of brittons. and bodines -- 1802 alada 1825 eliza 1810 elizabeth, 1812 hannah, 1838 holcombe 1826 john 1827 mary 1802 samuel 1831 sarah 1808 thisbe 1811 william 1815 barnt 1807 abm 1828 alace 1840 amasa 1843 ann 1821 catherine 1796 daniel and amy dodd 1843 eleanor 1810 elizabeth 1861 esther 1849 frances 1833 henry 1877 henry and julia salter 1838 holcomb 1844 jane 1812 jesse 1800 jno 1844 john 1797 john and grace holcomb 1867 john 1873 john jr 1835 julia 1857 mary jane 1803 nathaniel anf charity bellis 1876 peter 1798 rebecca and robert robbins 1833 ruth 1812 samuel 1820 samuel 1813 thisbe 1856 thisba 1824 uriah 1841 william 1832 william

1759 -- Jesse Britton born circa 1759 in Berks County, PA, near Reading. No Britton records have been located in Berks County; it is possible that Reading was on the Philadelphia-Wincester Road, and Jesse was born en route to or from Bucks to Frederick.

Pennysylvania Archives, 5th Series Vol 5.
Muster Rolls & Papers relating to the Associations and Militia of the County of Bucks.
--- p.331 roll of the Associates Company in Township of Plumstead, Aug. 21st 1775, Captain William McCalla. Privates ... Jesse Britton, Samuel Brittain, Nathaniel Brittain.
--- p.369-372 a return of the names of the person with their classes in Capt. Robt. Gibson’s Company in Plumstead Township 6 June 1780: Sixth - Joseph Brittain; Seventh - Nathaniel Brittan; Eight - Jesse Brittian.
--- p.377 All persons under Militia Law in Plumstead Township 19 May 1781: 8th class - Jesse Brittian
--- p.415-416 a return of a list of the Light Horse of Bucks Co., June 18th 1781: not equipped - Jessee Brittain.
--- see Britton Patriots for more Britton Revolutionary War information.

In December 1776, Bucks County became the setting for Gen. George Washington and his troops as they prepared to cross the Delaware and storm Trenton, New Jersey on Christmas Day. The attack caught the Hessian army by surprise and would represent a turning point in the American War of Independence.

*Note: it had concerned me that Jesse had muster roll fines and is listed as under martial law in 1781, and was "not equipped" in 1781. It is clear that Jesse was in Virginia in 17xx-xx. Perhaps part of the draw of Virginia was to join relatives where the American Revolution fighting was perhaps more critical. In any event, it is assumed that the move was not to escape from service -- it is significant that Jesse moved back to Bucks for his grandfather's death, who was also his commanding officer. Plus, the Dunlap-Bennet connection between the Bucks Revolutionary Service and the move and marriages to Jesse's daughters, suggests that Jesse served patriotically (as confirmed by family stories handed down to other descendants.) It is unknown why Jesse did not file for a pension in Pickaway in 1832.
pull all the Britton patriot records -- PA, VA, NY, NJ) Note: John Britton from Berks,

1782 Jesse Britton (and Joseph Britton) were witnesses for Philip Wood's will on Jan 3, 1782.

1787 Jesse Britton witness for Martha Baxter's will on August 18, 1787.

circa 1787, Jesse's daughter Letitia born in PA

1784 John Britton will -- wife Elizabeth; deceased son Richard, five sons William, Nathaniel, Nathan, Joseph, and Benjamin; five daughters Elizabeth Morris, Anna Young, Hannah Cosner, Mary Lewis and Martha Poe.

1790 Census, Bucks Co., PA (Free white male 16 and up, Free white males under 16, Free white females): Jesse Britain 1 1 6; Joseph Britain 2 1 5; Joseph Britain 2 2 4; Nathaniel Britain 2 0 6; Thomas Britain 3 0 1. (check the other Jesse 1-3-2, other Joseph 2-2-4, other Nathaniel 3-2-7) NOTE: Joseph's brother Nathan (~1732 Bucks-1778?) died prior to this census, and none of his sons are found on this census -- Elijah 32 with 4-5 children, John ~29, Benjamin ~18 or Nathan ~14 -- or his widow Ann Thomas Britton. Thus, it is thought that Nathan's family was perhaps in Virginia; even though Ann could be living with Thomas relatives, it is unlikely that Elijah would not have been separately enumerated if living in Bucks in 1790. Furthermore, it does not appear that Joseph's brother William ~72, and his sons Abraham?, Nicholas ~31, Richard ?, Joseph ~37, William ?, or John ?, are on this census in Bucks. Nathaniel could be Joseph's brother Nathaniel (born ~1724 who died in Monmouth, NJ in 1791) or perhaps more likely could be a son to Joseph. This census is probably why Thomas Bailey placed a son Thomas in Joseph's family, and the son John due to his presence in York County with Cornelius Brittain. (see 1790 census) -----check 1790 NJ for Benjamin -----

No will found in PA or NJ for Joseph Britton. It is likely that he moved to his land in Winchester, VA prior to his death. There was a diary entry by Thomas Dyer "1790 N. and J. Britton left for Virginia" -- check wording and spelling -- which may or may not refer to Joseph Britton -- there were many N and J Brittons! It is thought the 1795 estate references for Joseph Britton in Frederick Virginia is this Joseph (see below).


Virginia Records

(continued) Joseph Britton (~3/7/1734/35 Bucks,PA?-after 1790 PA/VA?)
(continued) Jesse Britton (1759 Reading, Berks County, PA-1842 Pickaway,OH) -- moved to Frederick County,VA by 1780, and then alternated between VA and PA 1782-1790; moved to Pickaway County,OH circa 1805

New Garden, NC records (Quaker records; New Garded is near Greensboro) -- marriage of Thomas Brown, son of Thomas of Frederick Co., Va, married Margaret Moon, daughter of Simon of same place, 10th of 6th month, 1748. They had declared their marriage intention at Hopewell. Witnesses: Joseph Britton, Mary Brittan, ... NOTE: Assuming this is "our" Joseph and Mary Brittan, showing up in Frederick, married, in 1748, it means that Joseph Britton was likely born prior to 1727 and Mary Gibson Britton prior to 1730. The Hopewell and New Garden Quaker churches seem to have often intermingled, even though in different states and 277 miles apart, or perhaps it was the same minister who wrote all his records in just one book.

1752 -- Joseph Briton's Land Grant -- dated March 11, 1752 for 200 acres in Frederick County, on the North River of Cacapehon. NOTE: Although it is not certain that this is Jesse's father, the fact that it is the only Britton land record, Jesse and his assumed brother Joseph emigrate back to Virginia in the 1790s, Jesse was in Bucks for the Revolutionary War in 1775-1780 (ages 16-21) and then again in 1782 and then again in 1787-1790, with his inbetween times known to be in Virginia, strongly suggests that this land grant was to Jesse's father, and this is where Jesse also settled in Winchester. See Virginia Northern Neck Land Grant documentation. Note: State of Virginia librarians confirm that a buyer had to be 21+ to purchase land.

1758 -- voting records for House of Burgesses (voting for Colo. Washington, Colo. Martin, or Mr. West) (Frost, Gibson, and Houseman voted) -- no Britton NOTE: since Britton was a landowner, he would have been eligible to vote if he had been present in Virginia; son Jesse's birth in 1759 in Berks County suggests the Brittons were in Pennsylvania in 1758-59.

1783, Jesse's daughter Abigail Britton born in VA

circa 1785, Jesse's son Joseph born in VA

1787 census -- none of "our" Brittons are listed on the 1787 VA census -- not Joseph or Nathan, or any of their sons Cornelius, Jesse, Elijah, etc. Note records above for Jesse and Joseph in Bucks, PA 1787-1790.

1791-1803, Jesse's children Elizabeth, Jesse and Hiriam born in VA.

Will Book No. 6, 1795-1802, Frederick County, Virginia. BRITTON, Joseph (Britain). Appraisal. 16 Oct 1795/7 Apr 1796. (Bonds of Amos Albright, Jacob Landiss, for L 320 Pa Money; Jacob Grimes note; notes on Adam Albert & McMunn, Wilson Britton, totaling L 484.9.6-1/2). Appraisers: Robert Wood, Sampson Thomas, Jacob Rinker, James Smith. (p. 116-117) NOTE: Wilson Britton is thought to be a son of Joseph Britton -- it is curious that only Wilson Britton is mentioned; it is known that Wilson was one of at least four sons, as he "crossed the mountains in 1806 with three brothers" when he moved from Frederick County to Monongalia County, VA, and he would be one of the youngest sons. Genealogist Thomas Bailey thought Joseph had sons Cornelius, Jesse, Joseph, John, Thomas and perhaps others, apparently based primarily on the 1790 PA census data (see Britton tree). Although Joseph's brother Nathan was also known to be in Virginia in 17xx (birth of his son Benjamin in 1772, and after 1790, no land records for him have been found, and his children are known (see Britton tree) -- only Joseph's children are unknown, which is why Jesse and Wilson are placed as Joseph's children.

Will Book No. 6, 1795-1802, Frederick County, Virginia. BRITTON, Joseph. Sale Account. 29 Oct 1795/ 6 Dec 1796. Admr: Jesse Britton. Among buyers: Abigail Britton, Joseph Britton, Jesse Britton. (p. 233-236) NOTE: although Jesse is thought to be a son of Joseph Britton, he curiously is not thought to be the oldest son -- Jesse was born in 1759 and his parents were apparently married by 1748; son Cornelius is thought to be older (see Britton tree). Abigail is likely to be Jesse's 12 year old daughter, but it is unknown if Joseph is Jesse's son 10-year-old Joseph, or a brother to Jesse. It is curious here too that none of the other 2+ sons of Joseph were mentioned in the Sale. It is also assumed that Joseph's wife Mary had predeceased him, since she is not mentioned in either of these documents, but without a will, it is impossible to be certain. Since Joseph was born at leaset by 1727 (he was likely to have been 21+ at his marriage prior to 1748, and also had to be 21 to purchase land in 1752), he would have been 68+ at his death, which likely was sudden and unexpected for there to be no will with an estate of this size (L484 = $xx,xxx in 2008).

Will Book No. 6, 1795-1802, Frederick County, Virginia. GIBSON, William. Nuncupative will. 23 June 1799/ 2 Sep 1799. Deposition of Samuel Turner: on 23rd day of June 1799, being the day on which William Gibson died, Samuel Turner was at the house of John Walters near the dwelling house of William Gibson, who informed deponent he wished his property to be left in house of Capt. Edmond Newman for use of his widow and natural son called Thomas Gibson. The testator died three hours later. (p. 478)

Will Book No. 7, 1802-2804, Frederick County, Virginia. GIBSON, William. 11 Oct 1799/ 6 Dec 1803. Appraisers: Hezekiah Turner, Joseph Pollard, Samuel Turner. (p. 179-180).

Will Book No. 6, 1795-1802, Frederick County, Virginia. FROST, William. Will. 16 June 1797. Adm 6 July 1801/31 Aug 1801. Dau: Frances Hickman alias Frost. Nephew: Isaac McCormick. To daughter Frances Hickman alias Frost, all tract in Frederick County on Long Marsh, 287-3/4 acres, on which I live, converyed to me by Martin Baker and Elizabeth his wife, of Hanover County, by deed of bargain and sale on 17 Sep 1781. Frances Frost Hickman as base born child that I begot of then Elizabeth Hickman, widow of Isaac Hickman, deceased, which said Elizabeth is now wife of Capt. Peter Rust of Frederick County. "To me the said Frances hath behaved as a dutiful and affectionate child and can not be dearer than she is." To nephew Isaac McCormick, son of Francis McCormick, one third part of tract in Frederick County on Babbs Run, 133-1/3 acres, and L 50 payable out of my personal estate. All remainder to my daughter Frances. My nego woman Judy to be discharged from servitude, manumitted at my decease. Negroes Tom and Jack to be bound out to good trades by executors until 21, then to be manumitted. Exrs: John Milton, Archibald Magill, who are also appointed guardian to daughter Frances until 21 or married. Wit: John Butler, Henry J. Luddington, Elijah Quinn. (p. 599-602).

Will Book No. 6, 1795-1802, Frederick County, Virginia. FROST, William. Request for Attestation. 1 June 1801. Request of Commonwealth of Va. to Mayor of City of Baltimore, Md., to procure attestation of signing and witnessing of will of William Frost by Henry G. Luddington, by Clerk of Frederick Col, Va., Court. (p. 603-605)

Will Book No. 6, 1795-1802, Frederick County, Virginia. FROST, William. Affidavit of witness. 6 June 1801. Certification of attestqation as witness by Henry G. Luddington. Exrs. refused to act. Letters of administration issued with will attached to Bushrod Taylor. (p. 605)

Will Book No. 7, 1802-2804, Frederick County, Virginia. FROST, William Appraisal & Sale Acct. 14-18 Aug 1804. Appraisers: Thomas Stribling, Thomas Hennon, William Castleman, Thomas Neill. (p. 183-186).

Will Book No. 7, 1802-2804, Frederick County, Virginia. FROST, William. Account current. 2 Jan 1804. Admr: Bushrod Taylor. Examiners: Warner Washington, Thomas Stribling. (p. 187).

Jesse Britton's children born in Virginia: Abigail 1/1783, Joseph ~1785, Elizabeth ~1791, Jesse Jr. ~1793, Hiriam ~1803. Born in PA: Letitia ~1787 (verified by census data -- see Jesse's grandchildren).

1787 Virginia census: no Joseph or Jesse Britton (see 1787 census).

William Poling and Mary Britton, July 21, 1796, A.B. -- -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Samuel Young and Mary Britton, Dec 30, 1806. Jas. W. (James Walls**) -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941. Joseph Britton and Margaret Martin, March 17, 1793, surety Wilson Britton, parents John and Elizabeth Radenour. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Jacob Brittain and Margaret Martin, Aug 19, 1793. N.L. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941. b-Wilson Britain **
Jonah Britton and Patsy Lauck, Dec 30, 1820. G.M.F. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Amos Frost and Betsy Taylor, May 29, 1788. J.M. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Aaron Gibson and Esolth Chapel, Apr 5, 1810, T.L. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Jacob Gibson and Sarah Kemp, Jan 11, 1787, J.M. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Jonathan Gibson and Elizabeth Leonard, July 11, 1813, J.B.T. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
John Funk and Jemima Britain. July 22, 1793. Joseph Britain surety -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
John Mason and Hannah Frost jun 8, 1773. Surety is John Frost. Father is William Frost. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Henry Eaton qand Catherine Britton, Aug 29, 1822. J.D. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Samuel Glenn and Rachel Britton, May 22m 1796. A.B. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Thomas Castleman and Hannah Bushrod Frostm Feb 26, 1807 A.B. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Thomas Jordan and Elizabeth Frost June 11, 1816, W.H. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Thomas Grandison and Sarah Frost June 26, 1819, W.Hill -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Hezekial Edwards and Elizabeth Houseman 10/4/1804 W.H. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.
Henry Bushman and Libby Houseman 10/25/1792 W.H. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.(abbreviations are ministers: WH=William Harvey, AB=Alexander Balmain, JM=John Moriety **John Montgomery, JBT=John B. Tilden, JD=Joseph Kalby, TL=Thomas Littleton). ** Frederick County marriages 1738-1850, Vogt, 1984.

Fredcerick Wills.
James Brittain, administrator of estate of Mary Wall, 5/5/1747.
Joseph Brittain. Account of goods and chattels of Joseph Brittain. 12/6/1796.
Thomas Britton witness to will of Andrew Vance, dec 1750.
no Gibson/ Frost -- 18, 34, 57. Jofn Frost witness to will of James Carter, 11/18/1758.
William Frost. will 8/25/1774. 5/7/1776. wife Hannah Frost. exr son William Frost. sons: John, Thomas, Isaac, Abraham, Jacob and Amos. Dau Frances, Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, Martha, Ellen and Ann Frost.
Rent roll 1746. John Frost 380.
no Howsmon. Abstracts of Wills, inventories, and administration accounts of Frederick County, VA 1743-1800. by King, 1980

Oct 17, 1798. Jesse Britton was Surety for marriage of Curtis Langley and Susannah Ridgeway. -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.

4/1/1802 marriage of Jesse Britton and Susannah Noland in Winchester, VA -- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941. minister=John Bond**

William Howsman and Abigail Britton married May 27, 1803. J.W. (James Walls**)-- Frederick County Marriages, 1771-1825, Davis, 1941.

Index ti Virginia estates, 1800-1865
Brittain, Abraham, Frederick County, Admin Bond, 1836, reference: AB7(np)
Frost, Abraham, Frederick, Will, 1815, SCW3:004
Frost, Abraham, Fredereick, Admin Bond, 1815, AB (crossedout)
Frost, Abraham, Frederick Cty, Exor. Bond, 1815, SCW3:004
Frost, Abraham, Fredereick, Sale, 1827, WB14:103
Frost, Abraham, Frederick, Account 1827, WB14:103
Frost, Amos, Frederick, Admin. Bond, 1815, AB4(np)
Frost, Amos, Frederick, Sale, 1822, WB11:323
Frost, Amos, Frederick, Account, 1827, WB11:324
Frost, Benjamin, c/o Amos, Frederick, Guard. 1824, GB3(np)
Frost, Delilah, c/o Amos, Frederick, Guard., 1824, "
Frost, Ebin, c/o Amos, "
Frost, William, Frederick, Affidavit, 1801, WB6:605
Frost, William, Frederick, Attestation, 1801, WB6:603
Frost, William, Frederick, Will, 1801, WB6:599
Frost, William, Frederick, Account, 1804, WB7:187
Frost, William, Frederick, Salet, 1804, WB7:183
Gibson, Margaret A., c/o Jonathan, Frederick, Guard, 1835, Reference: GB4(np)
Gibson, William, Frederick, appraisal, 1803, , Reference WB7:179
David Housman, Frederick, will, 1807, WB8:316.

Planters of Colonial Virginia, Wertenbaker, 1922
Rent rolls, 1704-1705. No Frederick County. William Frost, Prince Georges County, 1704, 50. Hubert Gibson, Prince Georges County, 1704, 250. Tho. Frost, 100, Northampton, 1704.

Brittain. In addition to the 144 acres (purchased from Daniel Chancey) where he had made improvements by 21 Apr 1751, James Brittain also owned 177 acres adjacent south. He assigned (sold) the 177 acres to Hugh Lyle in 1754 and recorded on notes by a Fairfax surveyor is the notation: "Britain has now gone to Carolina." In the same time frame, on 2 May 1754 James and Mary Britain sold the 144-acre patent land to Hugh Lyle for 100 pounds. In 1726 a James Britton was taxed in West Nottingham Township, Chester County, PA located adjacent Cecil County MD on the south and Octoraro Creek and Lancaster County on the west. A James Brittain sold 200 acres of land to William Brittain as recorded in Rowan Cty, NC, court minutes on July 20, 1761. -- Pioneers of old Frederick County, VA by Cecil O'Dell, 1995. --------is this yet another Bucks Britton in Frederick???
Robert Worthington's widow Mary, married 9/27/1739 to Samuel Brittain who lived west of the Worthingtons on "Opeckon" Creek. They had two daughters Susannah and Sarah. Samuel was deceased by 29 March 1768 when Mary sold her dower land. -- Pioneers of old Frederick County, VA by Cecil O'Dell, 1995. -- Samuel Brittan also a witness at a marriage at Hopewell Meeting House in Orange Cty, ?VA 12/11/1735. and 1742 lawsuit. and 1738 lawsuit 1738 witness to deed -- Pioneers of old Frederick County, VAm bt Cecil O'Dell, 1995.


North Carolina Records

4632 pg.269 William Hill. 24 May 1773. 141 acres in Carteret on Bogue Sound, joining Thos. Briton, a Drain, and the edge of the Pocoson. -- Colony of North Carolina 1735-1764, by Margaret Hofmann, 1984. u

6811 pg314. Benjamin Brton/Britton. 1 Sept 1759. 200 acres in Dobbs County on the N. side of the Loosing Swamp, joining Joseph Willis (?), Cains (?) line, and the sd. Swamp.

6812 p.314. Edward Frost. 1 Sep 1759. 174 acres in Dobbs County on the South Side of Neuse River - including the place called Barrs's Folly, joining Joseph Taylor and the Swamp of S. West Creek. -- 6 for Edward -- no other Frost

6861. pg.332. Thomas Britton. 10 May 1760. 200 acres in Carteret County on Bogue sound, joining Burden's (?) Line and Goose Creek.

--North Carolina Taxpayers, 1701-1786, compiled by Clarence Ratcliff, 1989. -- Britton, Bennett, Pitt 1762; Charles Pasq 1754; Charles Pasq 1769; Francis NewH 1755; James Rowa 1759; John Bert 1757. -- no Maiden or Passwater.

--same, 1679-1790. -- vol 2 -- Britain, John Hert 1779; John Hert 1784; Briton, George Jone 1779; Britson, Jesse NorH 1780, Brittain, Michael Hert 1784; Britton, Benjamin Rowa 1768; Benjamin Hert 1784; Daniel Rowa 1768; James Rowa 1761; James Rowa 1768; James Jr. Rowa 1768; Paul Bert 1781; Thomas Chow 1785; Wm Rowa 1768. Maddin, John oran 1779; Stephen Oran 1779. Rowan only 1761-67. -- note not all counties all dates. Orange 1779 only. Carteret 1779 only. Dobbs 1780 only.

The Rowan Story, by James Brawley, 1953. Appendix A. List of Taxable Persons in Rowan County in year 1759. Found in bad condition in wals of Old Court House 1944 by Wm. D. Kizzah, Register of Deeds, and transcribed by him. The earliest list ever found in Rowan County. Britton, James. Stidwell (Stillwell), John. no Maiden, no Passwater.

A:183. Joseph Brittain. Aug 22, 1773. Prb 1774. wife Jemime. Sons: James (eldst), Philip, William, Joseph, Benjamin, Aaron, Samuel. Daus: Mary Elrod (eldest), Phoebe Brittain. Exrs: Wife Jemime, Robert Brank, John Hardin. Wit: Joseph Morgan, James Stringfield, Thomas Walker. He mentions land in Orange Co., NC on Halfway Creek of Little River. -- Rowan County NC Will Abstracts, Vol 1, 175-1805, Abstracts of Books A-F. Abstracted and compiled by Jo White Linn, 1970. (no Maiden, no Passwater)

Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quartewr Sessions, Rowan County, NC 1763-1774, by Jo White Linn, 1979. -- II:459 Odred that Richard Mendenhall be Apptd Cunstabil in Roome of James Britain. (4/15/1763) -- II:560. James Britain for 60 acres 6 Jan. 1765 prvd by Hugh Foster [6:55] -- II:737. 3:10. Deed from James Britain to Saml Hardgrave for 246 acres 24 Dec 1766 prvd by John Payne [6:505] --3:30. Deed from James Brittain to Thomas Jasap for 200 acres 4 May 1768 prvd by Jon Payne [6:577]. --4:33l 2 Aug 1774. Will of Joseph Brittain prvd by Josep Morgan. Joseph Brank, one of exrs in will, qualified. /Widow Jermain [Jemime?}, dissents & claims dower [A:183] --4:10. 4 Feb 1773. Overseers apptd: ... Joseph Britain from Colders to Hunting Crk with Wm Moore & Vanpool for Wm Hamton. -- On Petition of Sundry Inahbiants of Haw river Reedy fork and sundry Places adjacent thereto for a Road, to be layd out from the Haw.Fork where the old Road Crosses it, that leads from .... and that of ... Wm Briton ... 9 Apr 1765, II:573 --3:20. 20 Apr 1768. Deed from Henry Ballanger to Wm Brittain for 190 acres 15-17 Dec. 1755 [6:567].

-- 3:374. 3 Nov 1772. Will of Andrew Maiden decd prvd. Daniel Little qualifies as executor. --4:1 2 Feb 1773. Daniel Lewis, exr of estate of Andrew Maiden, returnd Inventory & Sale.

same 175-1762. -- II:349. Deed of sale from James Britton to William Brittain for 200 acres 20 July 1761 prvd by Nathan Dicks (Rowan County Deed Book 4:496, 497). --II:387. Orderd James Brittain be3 Constabe in Room of Mordecqai Mendenhall ... (20 Jan 1762, I think -- that is date under II:386) --II:433 20 Oct 1762 -- deeds from Granville prvd by John Frohock as follows: James Brittain for 584 acres 20 July 1760 (5:72) --II:426. 22nd Day of Sept 1762. Constables: ... James Britain for Justice William Buse in District Capm Teague's District. no Maiden, no Passwater

same 1775-1789 vol iii --5 May 1778. Justices: Joseph Steele, Robt Moore, Moses Winsley, Jno Van Ettan. Estate of Jo: Britain shows balance of L233.1.9. --4:302. 8 May 1782. Larence Maiden to bring bastard child in his possession to next court.

History of Rowan County, NC by Rumple. no maiden, no britton. seems too late -- 1860s+

Rowan County Deed Abstracts, Vol 1, 1753-1762. Abstracts of Books I-4. by Jo White Linn, ? (1974?) --4:492,493. James Brittain to William Brittain for 20 pds sterl 200 A on Horsepenn Crk adj Henry Ballinger. July 20, 1761. Thomas Hunt, Nathan Dicks. --5:80. Granville to James Britain for 10 sh proc land on both sides Horse Pen Crk the Reedy fork of Haw R adj Nordecai Mendenhall. 30 July 1760. W. Churton, Tho. Jones. --6:55, 56. Henry Ballinger to James Britain for 20 pds proc 60 A on E side Horspen Crk. 5 Jan 1765. Nathan Dicks, Hugh Forster. --6:505, 506. Jamews Britain to Samuel Hargrave of Caroline Co. Va for 200 pds proc 240 A on Horsepen Crk granted 15 July 1760, incl 60 A bought from Henry Ballinger 5 Jan 1765 adj Daniel Britain, Xacaria Dicks, Henry Ballinger, John Payne & Wm Brettlin. 24 Dec 1766. John Payne, Benja. Mosby, Jonathon Unhank. --6:577. James Br4ittin to Thos. Jasop Srfor 120 pds 200 A on Horsepen Crk adj Zacharaiah Dicks, Samuel Hargrave granted 1760. 4 May 1768. John Payne, Zachariah Dicks, David Brooks. --6:212/ Ka,es Graham blacksmith to Thomas Thornbrough for 9 pds personality. Date not fiben. Henry Ballinger, William Brittain. (circa 1765?)7:116,117. Sameul Hargrave of Caroline Co Va to Thomas Jessop for 180 pds Va money 246 A on both sides Horsepen Crk adj Sachariah Dicks and Willm Britton. 29 May 1769. Sacharias Dicks, Eleazer Hunt.

Marriage of Rowan County, NC 1753-1868. No Britton, are Madens tho. no passwater. --


Ohio Records

(continued) Jesse Britton (1759 Reading, Berks County, PA-1842 Pickaway,OH) -- moved to Frederick County,VA circa 1777-1781 and 1790; moved to Pickaway County,OH circa 1805?

1790s -- Thomas Crow (1746 VA/PA) settled in Pickaway County, OH in the 1790s with his wife Susanah Britton (1752-1809). Thomas was the son of John Crow who died Apr 1774 in Berkeley Co, VA. ---- Perhaps Susanah is a sister to Jesse.

10th settler: Jesse Britton was the 10th settler of Perry Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, having moved there by 1815 (see complete list of early settlers). John Bennett* was also in Pickaway by 1815 as well as John Dunlap* by 1820.

1741 will in Pickaway County, Ohio. Will of Jesse Britton, Pickaway County, Ohio -- will mentions wife, sons Harrison and Joseph, daughters Nancy, Amanda, Carrisa, Abigail Houseman, Littite McCutcheon, Elizabeth Dunlap, Luisa Thompson, Cynthia Jimmerson and Susan Bennet. made Dec. 21, 1841. Witnesses Thomas W. Bennet and Andrew V. Jester, probated Oct. 31, 1842. (see entire will).

1842 tombstone at the Britton-Chapin cemetery in Pickaway County, OH.

Norwich Township, Franklin County, Ohio, was plotted in 1813 just ten years after Ohio became a state. At the time, this territory was densely covered with trees. It stretched along the west bank of the Scioto River and continued west to Big Darby Creek. Settlers had to clear the thickly forested land for enough acreage to plant crops. Consequently they killed the trees by "girdling" which consisted of cutting a deep ring around the trunk so the foliage died and let the sun shine onto the land. They also built log houses which used many of the trees. The soil was rich and fertile so they raised crops of corn, wheat, flax, vegetables and herbs. Vegetables could be grown and cooked with a wide range of herbs. The average price of land was about 55 2/3 cents an acre with prime land selling for $1.50 per acre. Land was needed for boll, the livestock and the families. Stores were few and far between and the families needed their money to pay for salt which could cost $1.00 a bushel. The pioneers also had to buy sugar and pay to have wheat ground into flour. First Settlers The first settlers located along the Scioto River and later along the southern part of the township. The first to come to the area was Daniel Brunk with his family. They settled a mile south of Hayden Run in 1807. Reverend Benjamin Britton settled south of the Brunk family soon after. He was a Christian or "New Light" minister and believed in the supernatural and was certain that only a silver bullet could stop a witch. Reverend Britton, assisted by Reverend Fisher of Worthington, built a log structure there which served as a church for several years and then became a home.

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- LOOKING FOR CHILLICOTHE BRITTONS

History of Franklin County, a collection of reminiscences of the Early Settlement of the County, with Biographical sketches, by William T. Martin, 1858. -- "Some thirty years ago, Rev. Benjamin Britton of Norwich Township used to occasionally preach for the New-Lights in Jackson, and Rev. Chandler Rogers of Perry for the Universalists. Mr. Rogers has been dead some years; Mr. Britton still survives. ... Amongst the oldest residents of the township [Norwich] at this time are Benjamin Britton and family, Wm. Armsted and family, Asa Davis, Asa Wilcox, John and Moses Hart, David Thomas ... Successive Justices of the Peace. 1848 John T. Britton, in place of Saunders, deceased. 1851 John T. Britton, reelected. 1854 John T. Britton, reelected. 1857 John T. Britton, reelected. History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, OH. 1880 Franklin-Norwich. Rev. Benjamin Britton settled on land, next south of Brunk, at the same time [1807]. He was a Christian, or "New Light" preacher, and early organized a church of the denomination to which he bleoned, on land near by, which, at theat time, belonged to Joseph Carr, but which was not occupied. Mr. Britton was assisted by Rev. Mr. Fisher, of Worthington. A log structure was built for use, as a church, but was occupied but a few years, when the church died out, and the building was fitted up and used as a dwelling house. The members of the church, afterwards, joined with the congregation at Dublin. History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, OH. 1880 Pickaway-Perry. Jesse Britton, whose place of nativity was Reading, Pennsylvania, came to Ohio from Richmond, Virginia [actually Winchester, VA] in 1807, locating in Perry township. His first wife was Anna Gibson by whom five children were born: Joseph, Letitia, Jesse, Abigail and Elizabeth (Mrs. Dunlap). Mr. Britton's second wife was Susan Nolin [sic]. The following named children were born of this marriage: Louisa, Nancy, Hiram, Margaret, Susan, Cynthia, Harrison, Amanda, and Clarence [sic -- should be Carrisa]. Jesse Britton died about the year 1838 [actually 1842], and his wife some two years later. The children are nearly all deceased. ... John Dunlap...married Elizabeth Britton, and, in 1818, located in Perry township. Here Mrs. Dunlap died, April 13, 1854, and her husband, May 21, 1857. Their children were: Abigail, who married James Brown, is now widowed, and lives principally in Perry township; Robert B. has been twice married -- his present wife was Mary McCrea; Elizabeth, who married William Mahoffiin, deceased; James, who married Mary Wilson, was killed in a well; Letitia, married Dr. James F. Wilson; Harriet, who married Noble Jubbell, deceased; Lorana, who married Alexander McCoy and lives in Ross county; Joseph, who married Anna Turner, deceased; Jesse, who married Harriet J. McComb, and John, who married Hattie Brown, now resided in Woodhull, IL. (John's father is listed as James Dunlap, of Irish birth and came to America prior to the war of the Revolution. He settled at Richmond, VA where he married Rebecca Blackburn, and where were born a numerous family. -- son John married Elizabeth Britton.) (also has a listing for John Bennet, of Delaware, emigrated to Ohio in 1812, settled in Perry township. died in 1860. children Nancy, Marry Timmons, Samuel (decd), Caleb (in Madison County) Jane Rosaboam, John W. in Perry, and William.) Chillicothe -- first Ohio capital. the constitutional convention of 1802 met in Chillicothe and first General Assembly convened there in 1803. The seat of Ohio government continued in the same place until 1810, when the Legislature convened in Zanesville for two sessions, thereafter returning to Chillicothe until the state building in Columbus were ready for occupancy in December 1816. Franklintonian (newspaper) -- Britton -- granted a divorce prior to 1870. Clara Britton died, age 27, on Oct 16, 1888. abstract of wills - franklin cty -- groom, ezekiel -- 7/20/1836 of madison twp -- dau tamson britton. //// querie -- need proof jane britton temple 1797-1862, was dau of josea of norwich twp -- hosea's will 10/30/1833 -- wife rachel. /// columbus business drectory 1855 -- c r britton, bookkeeper, red 7th near richmond. /// order book #1 1816-17, britton, benjamin anf j. /// query -- benj britton married eliz brunk 1816. /// marriage -- 2/5/1824 eliz britton and john grom /// marriage 3/3/1825 mary britton and william chiles /// marr 12/25/1828 william britton and margaret temple. /// Franklin order book #2 1818-1821, Britton, Benjamin; Britton, Hasa; Britton, Haza. /// marr 1834, Sarah Britton to John Harnes /// marr 1835, William Britton to Eleanor Hainly. /// Benjamin Britton has a letter remaining the the PO at Franklinton as of 4/8/1814. /// 1/14/1814. Benjamin Britton appraised a bay horse taken up by Thomas Royal at $30. /// Benj Britton apprs of estate of Catherine Grace, 11/7/1816 /// Settlement of estate of Josea Britton. 10/30/1822. Admrs Benj Britton, Robert Elliott and Samuel Brunkl. Apprs Daniel Brunk, Moses Hart, sr and Ephraim Fisher. /// Estate of James H White, 11/11/1823, John Britton and Thomas Ingals as securities., /// 6/5/1866n-- list of 50-year pioneers included John T. Britton // estate of Benjamin Grace, will 12/2/1811, appr were Daniel Brunk and Benj Britton on 12/26/1811, washington twp. /// Benj Britton admr of estate of Mary Groomis, 2/21/1835. /// Benj Britton security in estate of Elisha Dildihne, 9/23/1833. Centennial Biographical History of the City of Columbus and Franklin County, OH. 1901. James S. Britton. "The population of the city of Columbus, OHio, contains among its citzens many men of means who have settled here in comparative retirment after an active life upon the farm. Among those of this class is the highly respected subject of the present sketch, whose residence in Columbus dates from 1884. Mrs. [sic] Britton was born in Norwich twosnhip, Franklin county Oho, Oct 20, 1822. His parents were Benjamine and Elizabeth Grace Britton, the former a native of Frederick county, VA, bors [sic] September 14, 1779. Soon after marriage, in 1811, he removed to Norwich township, becoming a farmer on the west bank of the Scioto river in Ohio, and remained in that locality until his decease. He was a good man, a minister of the Christian church, devoting fifty-one years to the preaching of the gospel, riding a circuit in pioneer days. He died September 26, 1860. The mother of our subject was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, January 20, 1780, and died March 26, 1846. Her father was a native of Ireland, but the paternal ancestors came from England, first settling in Pennsylvania. James S. Britton spent his boyhood on the farm in Norwich township for a short time receiving instruction in a subscription svchool, later attending a private school, where he received a fair education. He remained with his father on the farm, until the time of his marriage, after which he settled on a farm in Norwish township, near Hilliard, where he engaged in farming until 1860. At that time he removed to Hilliard and opened a general store. Mr. Britton made a success of this undertaking, conducting the store in connection with farming, and dealing in hogs and cattle. In 1884 he disposed of his store, but retained the farm, and removed to the city of Columbus, Ohio where he has since resided. The first marriage of Mr. Britton was to Miss Virginia Saunders, a daughter of Miskell Saunders of Franklin township, her death occurring in Feb, 1896. She was a devoted Christian woman, beloved by all. Mr. Britton was married, a second time, to Miss Melvilta Barbee, an accomplished cultured lady, a daughter of James Barbee of Franklin county. In his political opinions Mr. Britton has always been a Democrat and has always been a strong advocate of the prohibition of the liquor traffic. He has never sought office, although he served one term as a justice of the peace. For thirty years he has been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, where his many admirable traits of character are recognized. The beautiful home of the family, located in one of the best residence portions of the city, was erected fifteen years ago, and there Mr. and Mrs. Britton delight to dispense a general hospitality. Some years ago Mr. Britton donated to the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware a farm and the property where he resided, the whole value of which is thirty thousand dollars, with the intention of endowing a chair in the said university to be named for Mr. Britton, and conveyed the property to the university, reserving a life estate for himself and his wife in the residence property. This is only one of the many acts of benevolence by Mr. Britton known to the writer of this sketch. He has helped to educate a number of young men and young women and contributed largely to the erection of churches.

Franklin cty, index to probate court records, 1852-1900. britton, benjamin - hrs1863 - fr cr 4 p84 -- Franklin County, briton ida - hrs 1889 fr cr 24 p108 -- Franklin county, britton John F. 1894 fr cr 43 p37 (age 4) -- Franklin county.
wills to 1850 -- hosea e-1822 fr c383m ogo, p136 -- Franklin county; james e-1830 hm ca773 -- Hamilton county; james w-1833 ws pr5 p3 67 69 262 -- Washington county/will; jesse w-1842 pc wbIII p74 -- pickaway county/will -- our Jesse; john e-1837 hu pr1 p120 acp15 p345 -- Huron county; joseph w-1836, gu wha p378 aeda p219 -- Guernsey county/will; nancy e-1832 hm ca775 -- Hamilton county; nathan e-1827 cy c193 -- Cuyahoga county -- Warren county; richard e-1806 wr pr1 p10 bx1#23, ed0 p8 -- Warren county; william e-1834 mr c94 -- Marion county; william e-1837 pc adi p2 -- Pickaway county -- who is this william -- look up. brittain, joseph e-1848, al fa -- Allen county. Britten james w-1830 mg wb0 p33 -- Morgan county/will; john w-1846 ch wbb p393 -- Champaign county/will, john jr e-1850 mc ad p473 -- Mercer county; Samuel e-1850 mc ad p479 -- Mercer county. fr=final record. cr=court record ch=chancery record, common pleas court // look up what an "e" is too. FR=franiklin, hm=Hamilton, ws=Washisngton, pc=Pickaway, hu=huron, gu=guernsey, cy=Cuyahoga, wr=warren, mr=marion, al=allen, mg=morgan, mc=mercer, ch=champaign Early Ohio Settlers, purchasers of land in SW ohio 1800-1840, compiled by Ellen Berry and David Berry, 1986. Brittain, Benj'n E 1828 8/16 wayne, ind 14-18-29, George (e) 1835 2/24 Wayne Ind, james-a 1816 7/1 Preble, james-e 1826 10/28 wayne-ind, britton henry-b 1818 2/3 dearborn,ind, henry-b 1818 3/18 do, henry-b 1827 8/21 -do, james-e 1829 4/29 wayne,ind

didn't do 4 green books called pioneer ohio newspapers

Didn't find Chillicothe Brittons. Who did Joseph live with here????


Source papers from Gilbert Cope. Various correspondence sent to him for his book. He was particularly interested in Ann Britton who married Cope.

BRITTON. (note: although this document was typewritten series of notes, the copy was in places quite light and writing hard to read, especially numbers -- 3 could be 8, etc) Richard Britton appears to have been a resident of Tredyifrin (?) township, Chester County, PA in Feb 1780, and probably came there in 1779, but was not there in 1778. In 1781 he was assessed with 170 acres of land, 2 negoroes, 0 horses and 7 cattle. The next year he had 30 sheep. In 1786 he had 125 acres, 7 horses, 5 cattle, 2 ngroes and 1 caravan. The last was doubtless some kind of a carriage.

March 11, 1793, William Batson, of Gloucestor County, __NB?__, cordwainer, and Lydia his wife, one of the daughters of Joseph Taylor, late of Tinicum, Delaware County, PA, convey to Richard Britton of Tinicum, yeoman, for L300, an undivided moiety of 100 acres on Tinicum Island. July 27, 1796, Israel Elliott, of Tinicum, and wife Mary, convery to Richard Britton of New Castle hundred, Delaware, gentlement for L600, an undivided moiety of __?__ and 100 acres in Tinicum, purchased from Charles Whitebrand and wife Elizabeth, March 11, 1793.
March 20, 1798, Richard Britton, of New Castle hundred, manumits a slave named Grace (manumission recorded, R.2, p.243)
March 28, 1799, Richard Britton of New Castle hundred manumits a negro slave named Thomas, aged 41 years. (Recorded, R.2., pa. 319) Dec 7, 1801, Richard Britton, senior of Tinicum, surveys to Richard Britton Jr., of New Castle hundred, for L1000, a messuage(?) and 100 acres in Tinicum, above mentioned. The will of Richard Britton, of Tinicum, yeoman, is dated Dec 22, 1801, and proven Feb. 20, 1802. To son Ezekiel L100; to son Richard L5; to daughter Amy, wife of John Forman, L100; to the children of daughter Ann, wife of William George, L100; to daughter Mary, wife of Isaac Stidham, L100; to daughter Catherine, wife of Caleb P. Bennett, L100; to daughter Sarah Britton L300 and appoints her executrix. Residue of estate to last five legatees equally: Sons-in-law, William George and Isaac Stidman; Witnesses, Sarah Britton and John Culin. (The first released her right to the estate of her father before being sworn as a witness to his will). The will of Ezekiel Britton of Pencader hundred, New Castle county, is date Dec 4, 1813, and proved April 15, 1815. To Welsh Trace Church (Baptist), $300; to housekeeper, Jame Brothers, some furniture and $12 per annum; to James Henry $60; to executors $100 each beside commissions; One-fourth to sister Amy Fairman during life and then to be divided among her children, excepting her son Jonathan who is hoped to be sufficiently provieed for; one-fourth to sister Mary Stidham, to be divided among her children; the remaining fourth to sister Catharine Bennett during lfe and then to her children. If sister Sarah Ford should have any more children than she now has she is to have an equal divided with my other sisters. Friends George Pecr, of New Castle, and Andrew Ford, of St. Geroges, executors.
No further record of Richard Britton Jr. has been discovered. It is probably, however, that there is something in the Delaware County records relating to the disposition of his property.
[Tredyffrin tax assessment 1715: Thomas Jarman SR, Lewis Walker, Stephen EVans, Rowland Richard, Griffith John, John Robert, James David, Margaret WAtters, John David, John David Howell, Thomas Godfrey, Thomas Rees, Owen Gethen, John David Griffith, Thomas Hubbert, Llewellin David, Thomas Jarman, Jr, James Parry, Henry John, David Evans, Thomas David, Thomas Martin; non-resident: Capt Nordant, Benj Bafies, Mordecai Moore, Wm Evans. ]
Mary Britton was admitted a member of the Great Valley Baptist Church by baptism, Sept 22, 1787, and was dismissed to Welsh Trach Chruch Aug 28, 1796, by the name of Mary Stidham.
Anne George, wife of William, was baptized at Great Valley Aug 26, 1787, and died Sept 1801.
Caleb P. Bennet was an officer in the Revolutionary War and afterward Governor of Delaware. In a sketch of him in the history of the Society of Cincinnati, of Delaware, it is stated that he was married Apr 5, 1792 to Catherine Britton, born Nov 5, 1765, died June 30, 1838; daughter of Richard and Catherine Britton, of Monmouth County, NJ. She had 13 children
The history of the persecutions of Friends in England contains the names of several Brittons. In Pennsylvania, in the early part of the last century, there were several Brittons who cannot all be referred to a common stock.
Lionel Britton and Elizabeth his wife came from Alny in the county of Bucks, England, arriving in the 4th month, 1680, and settling in Bucks County. They died in Philadelpha but do not appear to have left descendants of the name (confirmed -- only daughters survived). Cannowell Britton (or Cananiel Britton) died intestate, in Chester County, 1682, and may have been the father of Peter Britton, who married Mary Coppock in 1696. He (Peter) died 11 mo 22, 1710. leaving children, Elizabeth, Deborah, Thomas, Samuel, Jonathan and Hannah. In the history of the Thomas Famly, of Hilltown, Bucks County, it is stated that Anna Thomas, daughter of Rev. John Thomas, married about 1760, Nathan Brittain, who is mentioned as a taxable in Hillown, in 1774. He was born in 1732, and belonged to a numerous family of that name. "The Brittain family above mentioned were numerously represented on the roll of Hilltown church book, eight of that name being members in 1770, viz: Nathan, John, Nathaniel, Joseph, Richard, Ann, Elizabeth and Rachel. In 1783 there were ten of the same name recorded, Abigail, John junior, and Jane being the additional names, whilst Nathan and Richard had disappeared."
The records of Bucks County show that John Britton purchased from Richard Hill, of Philadelphia, 370 acres of land in Plumstead township, Dec 15, 1727. This is recited in a deed from John Britton of Plumstead, cordwainer, to Abraham Vickers of the township of "Chroasberry" (Shrewsbury), in the county of Monmouth, Nov 21, 1733, for half of this tract. Nathaniel Britton was a witness to this last deed. John Britton also obtained a patent for about 124 acres in Plumstead, Oct 10, 1752, and with Elizabeth is wife, converyed all but 25 acres thereof to William Jessop of Plumstead, for L92:13:6. March 18, 1765, John Brittain of Hilltown, and wife Elizabeth, convery to Peter Bother of same place land in Hilltown purchased from Lewis Morris Dec 1, 1763. John Brittain purchased from his son Benjamin Brittain, and Margaret his wife, Jan 20, 1767, 32 acres, 60 perches in Plumstead. This he continued to hold until his death.
The Will of John Britton, of Plumstead, yeoman, is dated Mar 21, 1770, and proven May 2, 1785. To wife Elizabeth, my house and land during widowhood, with L4 per annum; also some furniture. The land to the east side of the Durham Road to be sold, together with the personal property, and the money divided between five daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Edward Morris, Anna, wife of William Young, Hannah, wife of Peter Cosner, Mary, wife of James Lewis, and Martha, wife of Edward Poe. After wife's death the house and land therewith to be sold and money to be divided among all the children, -- the sons, William, Nathaniel, Nathan, Joseph and Benjamin, to have a double share: To my granddaughter, a daughter of my oldest son, Richard Brittion, the sum of 20 shillings. Sons Nathaniel and Nathan to be executors (The latter died before his father.) According to the records of the 1st Presbyterian Co. of Philadelphia, Anne Brtton was married 4-10-1745 to William Young who is said to have been the son of Bernard Young, who for his second wife married, 1-10-1741, at the above church, Susanna Britton, who was the daughter of a William Britton. Bernard Young lived in Hilltown and owned land adjoining that of David George and William Britton. He afterward went to Virginia and thence to S. Carolina.
Nathan Britton, son of John, died in Hilltown about 1778, and left children, Elijah, John, Nathan, Sarah, Rachel, Elizabeth and Anna.
It is proably that John Britton, 1st, had a brother Nathaniel and also a brother William. From the fact that he sold half of his first purchase in Plumstead to a person from Monmouth County, there is reason to suspect that he came from that county; and it is likely that his son Richard was living in that county when his father made his will. [DLH--not what is generally accepted. Richard had died before the will was written.] One Benjamin Britton settled in Bristol, Bucks County, and was a baker. At least he appears to have owned land in Bristol, but he died in Philadelphia in 1782, and in his will mentioned his brother Richard Britton, in Old England. Benjamin's son Abraham Britton died at Bristol before his father, leaving a son Benjamin Washington Britton. Abraham married Kezia Vansant, Sep 1763?
Of Nathaniel and William Britton, the supposed brothers of John Britton, the Bucks County records do not furnish further information.
copy to Charles Rieman. issued Oct 12 1896 Gilbert Cope.

BRITTON. of Chester Mo Meeting, now ?? ??. Peter Britton and Mary Coppock, daughter of Bartholomew Coppock, Senior, declared intentions of marriage at Chester Monthly Meeting, 12-22- and 1-27-1697/8. A difference between Peter Britton and William Huntley mentioned 9-28-1698. 11-30-1698/9, William Huntly was ordered to pay Peter Britton two pounds. 3-27-1706: Springfield friends Presents George Lowns and Peter Britton to bee overseers and this meeting approves of their choice." Peter Britton and wife received a certificate to Neward Montly Meeting 5-31-1710. He died 11-22-1710.
Mary Britton, of Springfield township, and Richard Woodward of the same place, were married 1-5-1717, at Springfiled Meeting. Among the witnesses were Bartholomew Coppock senr, William West, Deborah West, Elizabeth Norbury, Sarah Brittan, Jonathan Brittan, Joseph Baker and other. Mary (widow) produced Cert from Neward. Richard Woodworth of Springield died intestate and letters of administration were grantd to Mary, his widow, June 23, 1727. His widow married David Davis, of Whitemarsh, and his only child, Susanna, married Robert Crozer. see deed book S555 [Note: Springfield tax list 1698: Bartholomew Coppock jr, Robert Taylor, Bartholomew Coppock sr, George Marris sr, George Marris jr, Isack Taylor, Joseph Stedman, ffrances Yarnell, Petter Lister, Petter Thomas, Joseph Kent for Henery Maddock, George Simcocke, George Lownes. 1715 Tax list for Springfield Twp (now part of Del. Co)Sam Levis, Bartholomew Coppock jr, Johathan Coppock, John Marris, George Marris, Richard Marris, Bartow Coppock SR, Wm West, Isaac Taylor sr, Isaac Taylor jr, Samuel Hall, James Barrot, Thoma Poe, Thomas Taylor, George James, Richard Woodward, John Gleve, George Lowns, Nicholas Smith, Thomas Kendall, Mordecai Madock, William Miller, freemen - John worrall, Willm Birrah. 1725 Springfield Tax List: Samll Levi, Saml Levis jun, George Maris, Richd Maris, George Maris jr, Samll Hall, Joseph Yarnall, Wm Bunting, Robt Taylor, Joseph James, Thos Fell, George (?)owns, Samll Ogdon, Isaac Taylor, John Gl(?)ue, Thomas Kendall, Robt Williamson, John Hall, John Lee; freemen: John Taylor, Edward Fell, Jams Harker.] John Philips of Gwynedd Mo Mtg and Deborah Britton, dau of Peter, dec'd, declared their intentions 6-25 and 7-22-1729, but the certificate of marriage does not appear to have been recorded. Hannah Britton produced an acknowldgment 7-24-1733 which was ordered to be read at Springfield. Cet of Gwynedd 5-29-1734. Mary Woodworth, certificate to Gwynedd 9-25-134 12-28-1737/8: Samuel Britton send back from Oppeckon with recommendation from friends of that meeting, and a certficate is granted, which Peter Dicks is to send if his creditors are satisfied. 1-27-1738: Peter Dicks reports he delivered the certificate. NOTE: The Samuel Britton in Frederick is THIS Samuel Britton -- son of Peter, who is son of Canuniel.

Peter Britton and Mary Coppock dau of Bartho, gent of Springlied, dclare intentions 12-22 and 1-29 1696/7. He was apptd overseer of Springfield Mtg 3-27-1706. Cert to Newark 5-31-1710. d. 1-22-1710. Will of Peter Britain on W. side of Brandywine,yeoman, dated 11-20-1710, proven Nov 17, 1711. 1st dau Elizabeth, m. Philip Horbury; 2nd dau Deborah m John Phillis 1729; eldest son Thomas 1/3 of this land whereon I dwell; 2nd son Samuel another third; youngest son Jonathan the other third. Child unborn Hannah? wife Mary executrix.
Peter Brittain purchased 89as in Springfiled from John Wood 12-27-1686 (Smith's map). He purchased 500 acres in Marlboouh from John Budd May 7, 1702 (Court records). this last divided among his children 1721. See Taylor papers A-6-147. Deborah, d. 4-24-1817 aged about 74. Hannah, born 7-11-1779, d. 7-21-1800, dau of Deborah -- these last two (Deborah and Hannah) marked as record from Juliet Bennet, W. Chester, 1880.
Peter Britton was constable for Springfield 1698/9. See will of Richrd Britton of Timicum, yeoman, Dec 22,1801. Richard Britton was assessed in Tredyffryer 1786, with 125 acres, 7 horses, 8 cattle, 2 negroes 1 caravan (this time it was clearly written -- correct earlier -- note to self) Penna marr licencses -- Mar 28, 1767 - John Briton and Eleanor Waters May 14, 1748 - Mary Briton and Benjamin Parker Jan 17, 1775 - Sarah Briton and Daniel Thomas Aug 9 1763 - Sarah Briton and Jesse Williamson June 3, 1763 - Thomas Briton and Sarah Harvey Apr 14 1760 - Francis Brittain and James Woolard Sep 11, 1763 - Abraham Britton and Kezia Vansant Aug 22 1761 - John Britton and Elizabeth Stephens July 14, 1775 - Mary Britton and Robert Gibson Oct __ 1747 - Rachel Britton and Isaac Bittew (Billew) Dec 15, 1770 - Sarah Britton and John Ridge Sep 21 1768 - Thomas Britton and Catharine Forbes Christ Church, Phila (P.E.) Sep 16 1720 - William Britton and Elizabeth Northrop June 12 1753 - Rachel Britain and Frederick Fetzer Apr 15 1755 - Rachel Britton and Albertson Walton Apr 21 1759 - Benjamin Britain and Mary Pugh Apr 1 1767 - John Britton and Eleanor Waters [see above]>/i> Sep 29, 1768 - Thomas Britton and Catherine Forbes Nov 23, 1792 - Susannah Britton and George Budd June 16, 1794 - Ann Britton and John Mallineuz Dec 5, 1795 - Sarah Britton and Standish Ford July 12, 1800 - Mary Britton and William Dewees Oct 13 1802 - Benjamin Britton and Rebecca Smith Dec 10 1805 - Eleanor Britton and William Dewees Gloria Dei (Swedes' Church) Phila records prior to 1750 missing May 26 1755 - Sarah Britton and John Stise Feb 17 1785 - Thomas Britton and Susannah Madders May 30 1753 - Martha Briten and Daniel Gregory Feb 17 1781 - Benjamin Brittain and Mary Martingiel Apr 9 1782 - Elizabeth Britton and Adam Hammer Dec 3 1789 - Hanna Britton and John Smith Sep 23 1794 - William Britton and Catharine Smith German Reformed, Philadelphia Aug 7 1768 - Anna Briton and William Sintelton Nov 5 1795 - Sarah Briton and Benage Brown First Baptist, Phila. Apr 21 1801 - Ann Britton and John Cook Dec 16 1794 - Catherine Britton and John W. Batson, Esp. Oct 19 1786 - Catherine Britton and Thomas Edward Feb 11 1785 - Kezie Britton and George Sweetman Jan 24 1774 - Rebecca Britton and Thomas Fleeson First Presbyterian, Phila 5-21-1735 - William Britain and Mary Thomas 7-16-1735 - Hanah Briton and John Warmon 4-2-1746 - Mary Briton and Sebastian Felty 9-18-1731 - Eliz. Brittain and Lambert Dorland 5-30-1746 - William Brittin and Mary Runkin 4-10-1745 - Anne Britton and William Young 1-10-1741 - Susanna Britton and Bernard Young Nov 30 1780 - Martha Brittan and Stephen Barton Abington Presbyerian Jan 24 1751 - John Brittin and Eve Dorland Apr 9 1739 - Martha Brittin and John Harper May 18 1744 - Mary Brittin and Nicholas Vansand May 13 1748 - Mary Brittin and Benjamin Parker Oct 22 1747 - Rachel Brittin and Isaac Billiou Feb 4 1742 - Mary Britton and Derick Van Pelt Third Presbyterian, Phila Sep 22 1788 - Rebecca Britten and Joseph Rogers

Brittain.

Rachel Brittain, widow of William, dated Aug 1 1765, proved May 20 1767. Children: Frances Wollard (Apr 14 1760, marriage of Francis Brittain and James Woolard), William Brittain; Grandchildren: Rachel Walton, Martha Parker

Will of William Brittain of Moorland, Phila Co, signed June 11 1762 proved Sep 1 1766. Children William Brittain, Francis Wollard; Grandchildren: Benjamin, William, Martha Brittain and Rachel Parker. Witness: Isaac and Rachel Billew, John Watts.

Will of John Brittain, Byberry Phila Co, signed Apr 25 1791. Wife Eve. Nephew Nathaniel Billew. Daniel, son of Jacob Billew, deceased. Nathaniel Vansandt. John Dorland. Labert Dorland. Rebecca Billew. Ann Folwell. Sarah Wilson. Rachel Barnes.

Britton. 10-29-1896. From Salter's Hist of Monmouth and Ocean Counties" -- Brittain, Britton. John Brittain and wife Elizabeth named 1718 as living in old Shrewsbury township, made to Jeremiah Stillwell. It is probable that he was related to the Stillwells, who at one time lived at Gravesend, LI where Nathaniel Brittain is named 1660 as a son-in-law of the noted Capt Nicholas Stillwell, ancestor of the Stillwells of Monmouth and elsewhere. In Burlington county, NJ, Joseph Britten owned 225 acres in Nottingham, 1721, In Upper Freehold among taxpayers 1738 were Abram and Richard Britton. In Freehold 1776 Israel Brittain was taxed. Jospeh Britton named frequently as a town official in Old Dover Town Books.

mostly wrong -- John G. Stillwell. From Memorial of Stillwell Family Annie, eldest dau of Nicholas Stillwell (born in New Amsterdam in 1643) m 1660 Nathaniel Brittain, and settled on Anthony Jansen's bowery on Long Island, purchase by her father and in 1664 removed to Staten Island, where her husband took up 144 acres of land, for which a patent was granted him September 29 167x (Lib 1 Patents p.133). He died in 1683 at Old Town on Staten Island, leaving five children: Nathaniel Brittain, born 1662. (m. his cosin Mary Stillwell b. July 13 1668 dau of Richard), Sarah born 1664; Rebecca born 1668 (married Mar 9 1693 to Abraham Cole (see license Lib 5 of Wills, p.101, New York); Richard Brittain born 1670, Abigail Brittain born 1674. The will of Nathaniel is recorded (Lib B of Wills, p.1, Richmond County)

Thomas Stillwell, 4th son of Nicholas, born at Gravesend about July 1651 m. 8th Jan 1670 Martha Baleiu of Staten Island, died 1705; will in NY Lib 7 p.198 -- children Thomas Born 1671, died 1703; Frances born 1673 m. Col. Nicholas Britton; d. May 7, 1743; Anna, born 1675, m. Samuel Vanspelt & Jacobus Billop (Billiew); Rachel, born 1677. m. William Britton. Martha the widow married again. See her will in Calendar of Wills, Na431.

Frances Stilwell eldest dau of Thomas married Nicholas Brittain of Staten Island by whom she had children: Nicholas Brittain; Nathaniel who died in 1736 leaving two children Mary and Frank Brittain; Martha m. Samuel Moore; Rachel; Mary. (See will of Nicholas Brittain proved Feb 27 1739 Liber 13, p.345; also will of Nathaniel his son proved Oct 18 1726 Lib 13 p.32).

Rachel youngest dau of Thomas Stillwell of Staten Island born 1677 m. William Brittain of Staten Island. In 1785 was living and had children Martha; Mary (see her mother's will Lib 13 p.29 NY Surrogates Office).

Britton. in NY G&B Record 1695, Marth 9th - Abram Cole and Rebecca Brittan, license (iii,92) Francis Britton baptized Sep 12 1701 at Oyster Bay (v,44) Ritsard, son of Daniel and Annetie Britting, bapt 5 Aug 1668 (Ref Dutch Church, NY vii,128) Joseph Britton, a prisoner of war, March 19, 1781 (vii,175) Albert Albertas Terhune April 3 1664, sold his New Utrecht plantation to Nathiel Brittan (XI,159) Nathaniel Brittain said to have been one of the patentees of Gravesend, Dec 19, 1645 (xvi,102) and 20 vols examined

Britton 9-23-1895 Will of John Brittion of Plumsted, Bucks Co, yeoman, Mar 21 1770, May 3, 1785. Wife Elizabeth my house and lot, lining with Peter Cosner, Robert Gibson and others during widowhood and L4 per year. Also some furniture. My land on E. side of Durham road to be sold together with personal property, and money divided between my 5 dautghters -- Elizabeth wife of Edward Morris, Anna wife of William Young, Hannah wife of Peter Cosner, Maqry wife of James Lewis, Martha wife of Edward Poe. Anna's share to be in trust. After wife's death or marriage the house and lot to be sold and money divided among all my children -- my sons William, Nathaniel, Nathan, Joseph and Benjamin to have a double share. To my granddau, a dau of my oldest son Richard Brittion the sum of 20 shillings. Sons Nathaniel and Nathan executors Witnesses Robert Gibson(inst??), Joseph Michener (affd??), James Erwin. Letters to Nathaniel, Nathan being dead.

Nathan Brittin of Hilltown intestate. Letters to Anna Brittin, widow, and Licholas Larzelare Jr. May 27 1782. L2000. Sureties Richard Ries and Jonathan Hibbs of Middletown yeoman??

John Brittin, of Plumsted, administrator of John Carpenter, singleman, presents account to Orpahns Court Dec 16 1755.

Mar 12 1767 Nathaniel Brittain presents accounts of Adm on John Britton. auditors appto??

Deed Feb 28 1759. John Brittin of Plumsted, yeoman, ux Elizabeth to William Jessop of Plumsted. Riater? patent Oct 10 1752 to John Britton 123a 131 per in Plumstead (A vol 16 p.315). Mortgaged to Loan Office Dec 22 1752 98 acres 131 per of the above, which part Brttin and wife convey to Jessep for L92:13:6 deed Nov 31 1733. John Britton of Plumsted to Abraham Vickers of twp of Chroasberry (Shrewsbury??) in Col of Monmouth, husbandman of 187.5 acres in Plumstead, part of 375 acres from Richard Hill of Phila Dec 15 1727. L80. Wits: Nathniel Brittan, Jonathan Carlile, Elizabeth Carlile (23-27) Mar 24 1786. Nathniel Britin of Plumsted, exr of John, to John Young, son of William (& gr son of John Britin) recites John Brittain ___?__ of land in Plumsted by indenture from his son Benjamin Brittain and Margaret his wife Jan 20 1767; by will ordered land sold after wife's death or marriage. Exr now sells for L171 -- 32 acres, 60 per. __?__ Nathaniel Brittain & others. (25-235) Mar 19 1765 John Brittain of Hilltown and wife Elizabeth to Peter Bother of same. land in Hilltown purchased from Lewis Morris Dec 1 1763. 27.201. Sep 20 1791 shows that Nathan Brittain purchased from Rev John Thomas of Hilltown and wif SarahMay 15, 1760, 52 acres and died leaving widow and 7 children -- Elijah Britten, John Britten, Nathan Britton, Sarah wife of Joseph Thomas, Rachel, wife of Josiah Sums (Sunn?), Elizabeth Britten and Anna Britten. Orphans (__?__ Mar 9 1789). 8.223. May 28 1751. Benjamin Britton of city of Phila, baker, to heirs of John Johnson of Bucks Co., release of certain interest in property in Bristol twp 30-308. Jan 14, 1755. Benjamin Britton of Phila city, baker and wife Mary to Johyn Knight of same, baker, 423 acres, 115 per in Bristol, trop? part of John Johynson's estate 30-396. Shows that Benjamin Britton's wife Mary was dau of John Johnson

B74, D284. Will of Lionell Brittin of Phila, Nov 12 1721 Probate Jan 26 1721. L50 to the poor. Sons in law Philip and Michael Kearney 5s each wife Elizabeth a piece of ground part of the 6 lots whereon I dwell on High Street, during life, and then to dau Rebecca Kearney until gr dau Johanna Kearney is 21 or married and then to Johanna; that in case of the latter's death it is to go to my gr dau Elizabeth. residue to wife except a messuage near the harbor place wherein Henry Hodge now lives which shall go according to deed of trust already made. negro man Duan and negro woman Dinah to be free after wife's death if she approves. Exr wife. Wits: Elizabeth Chandler, James Bingham; Peter __?__

Will of Elizabeth Britton, widow of Lionell, being aged and infirm June 5 1732 prob Jan 21 1741. dau Rebecca Kearney. gr son John Kinsey and Mary his wife gr dauJoanna Kearney gr ch Philip Kearney, Edward Kearney and Joanna Kearney, ch of Philip Kearney decd gr son Philip Kearney, son of Michael by my dau Joanna gr dau Elizabeth Morris (dau of Rebecca Kearney) gr dau Susanna Owen ((__?__ I assume a grandon John Kinsey and dau Revedda Kearney __?__) Letters granted to Rebecca kearney and John Kinsey, the other being deceased Elizabeth Kearney and Jame3s Morris m. 1 mo 1730 Phila Mo Mtg. Lionel Britton of Alny in the M. Co of Bucks, Eng, blacksmith with Elizabeth his wife arrived in Penna 4 mo 1680. A dau Elizabeth died as they came up Del Bay. See __?__ Bucks Co, p.679. Will of Benjamin Britton of Oxford twp, Phila Co, baker, being advanced in years, May 26, 1782. __?__ 8, 1782. dau Sarah Vandergrift and son-in-law Nicholas Lazerle. gr son Benjamin Washington Britton only son of my late son Abraham Britton, dec, also ill?, my land 249 acres in Bristol twp, at 21 dau Hannah wife of Nicholas Laxaler gr daus Mary and Ann Britton, dau of Abraham and their mother Kezia dau Sarah Bandergrift two mess and __?__ where I live, having left to her __?__ Benjamin, Jacob, Sarah and Rebecca to Hannah Lazelier the plantation in Bensale where they live and to their 8 children L100 nephew Benjamin Britton and niece Virtue Britton, children of Brother Richard Britton in Old England L5 sister Eleanor Briant codicil Sep 4 1782 Step daus Mary Ash Eliz Buckley to Baptist Ch in Phila or Cong at Pa L10 my late dwelling near Neshanimy? Exr friend Reb Samuel Jones Deed Bucks Co Nov 24 1775, Benj Rue of Bristol twp to Abraham Britton a lot in Bristol 18-146 Nov 24 1776 Benj Rue Sergeant under Capt Willet to Benj Britton of same twp, gent, a lot in Bristol N06.5 acres. 1782 Richard Britton, Tredyffrin, Chester Co, 170 a, 2 negroes, 3 h 2 c 30 sheep 1781 " " " " " " 5 h, 7c 1780 " " " " in Feb not there in 1789, or Feb 1788, or 1778 tavernkeeper in Newtown Square, 1788 and 1789

Britton of New Castle, Del. 9-28-1896
Will of Ezekiel Britton of Pencador?. Dec 4 1813 probated Apr 18 1815. To Welsh Tract Church $300. Housekeeper Jame Brothers some furniture and $12 per annum to James Henry $60 To executors $100 each beside commissions 1/4 of residue to children of bro Richard as they come of age 1/4 to sister Amy Fairman during life and then to her children excepting her son Jonathan who is hoped to be sufficiently provided for 1/4 to sister Mary Stidham to be divided amonger her children Sister Catharine Bennett the remaining 1/4 during life and then her children after he If sister Sarah Ford should have any more children than she now has she is to have an equal divided with my other sisters Friends George Pierce of New Castle and Sarah Ford of St. Georges, Exrs

Adm on Isaac Stidham of New Castle hundred granted Aug 18, 1829 to Lea Pusey on revocation of letters to Mary Stidham (no prior grant indexed)

May 2 1832. Letters on Isaac Stidham of New Castle Co to Thomas Kellamy in right of his wife

Aug 4 1837. Letters on Caleb B. Bennett late of Wilmington to his son Charles W. Bennett on renounciation of Catharine Bennett widow

Will of William Brittain, on the last part of it filed. Probate Mar 18 1757. Appoints son John Brittain exr and gives him all lands & chattels. Wits John Witherow, Jeremiah Lochary, Archd Armstrong

Richard Britton of New Castle hundred manumits negro Thomas aged 41 years Mar 28 1799, witn John Tattow, Adam Dief. Same manumits negro Grace Mar 20 1798, wits George Pierce, George Ruth. (R 219, 243)

Britton. 8-23-1896. Will of Richard Britton of Tinicum, yeoman, dated Dec 22 1801, proven Feb 25 1802 to son Ezekiel L100; to son Richard L5; to dau Amy, iwfe3 of John Forman [Fairman] L100; to the children of my dau Ann, wife of William George, L100; to dau Mary wife of Isaac Stidham L100; to dau Catherine [b. Nov 5 1768, d. June 30 1838 m. Apr 5 1732], wife of Caleb P. Bennett, L100; to dau Sarah L300, executrix, m. Unspecified Ford. Residue of estate to last five legatees equally. Sons-in-law William George and Isaac Stidham. Witnesses Sarah Britton and John Culin (the first released her right to the estate of her father before being sworn as a witness to his will).

(A.575) March 11, 1793. William Mattson of Gloucester County, cordwainer, and wife Lydia, one of the daughtersof Joseph Taylor late of Tinicum, to Richard Britton of Tinicum, yeoman, for L300, an undivided moiety of 100 acres on Tinicum Island.
(B.75) June 25 1793. Christopher Graff of Penn's Neck, Salem County, schoolmaster, and wife Fr4ederica, widow of Joseph Taylor, of Tinicum, for L100, release and quit claim to the above 100 acres.
(C.310). July 27, 1796. Israel Elliott of Tinicum, Esq. and his wife Mary, to Richard Britton of New Castle hundred, Gent, for L650 an undivided moiety of messuage and 100 acres in Tinicum (purchased from Charles Whitebread, alias Whitebreed, and wife Elizabeth, Mar 11 1793 (QA.601)
(e.610) dEC 7 1801. Richard Britton senior, of Tinicum, to Richard Britton Jr. of New Castle hundred, for L1000, the messuage and 100 acres above. Witnesses, Sarah Britton, Aaron Morton.
(G.83) Release of legacies, &c, Sarah Britton of Delaware County, to the executors of her father, Richard Britton, Feb 25 1802, witnesses Philip Painter, John Culin. Acknowledged before Philip Painter, Esq.
(K.315) Genjamin B. Britton and wife Rebecca, Daniel King and wife Margaret, dau of William Smith of Tinicum, for L625, release to their brother Thomas Smith the land of their father in Tinicum.
(K.317). Aug 2 1811. Thomas Smith of Tinicum, acknowledges trust of $700 from Benjamin B. Britton and wife Rebecca for use of Rebecca, sister to Thomas Smith, with remainder to her children.
Oct 13 1802 by Rev D. Blackwell, Benjamin Britton of Phila to Rebecca Smith of Tinicum (Poulson)
Philip Price of Kingsessing in his daybook. 5-24-1790. credits "Britton of Tinicum: for 4 bushels of hempseed.

Besse's Sufferings of the Quakers, vol.i.51, mentions Cananiel Britton and two others, who were convicted under an act banishing Quakers, and placed on a ship, the Mary Fortune, of Bristol, 16th of Dec 1664, to be carried to Barbadoes; but after considerable delay the seamen refused to take them and set them at liberty 7th Jan 1664, with a certificate of their reasons.

Britton. 8-25-1896.

In the history of the Thomas Family of Hilltown, Bucks Countyk, it is stated that Anna Thomas, dau of Rev. John Thomas, married about 1760, Nathan Brittain, who is mentioned as a taxable in Hilltown in 1774. He was born in 1732 and belonged to a numerous family of that name. He died Sept 2 1778 in 47th year. widow married John Hubbs and died Jan 30 1819 aged 80. The Brittain family above mentioned were numerously represented on the roll of Hilltown church book, eight of that name being members in 1770, viz: Nathan, John, Nathaniel, Joseph, Richard, Ann, Elizabeth and Rachel. In 1783 there were ten of the same name recorded, Abigail, John junior, and Jane being the additional names, "whilst Nathan and Richard had disappeared." Mary Brittain was admitted a member of the Great Valley Baptist church by baptism, Sep 22 1787, and was dismissed to Welsh Tract Aug 28 1796 by the name of Mary Stidham. Anne George, wife of William, was baptised Aug 25 1787, and died Sep 1801. John Britton of Philadelphia married (Christ Church) Mar 28 1787 to Elinor Waters, daughter of Thomas and Ann Waters of Valley Forge or vicinity.

Britton. From Trenton records. (Anna m. North)

Liber K. (small) p.64. Deed, July 14 1705. Daniel Britton and many other citizens of Woodbridge, Middlesex Coutny, for a consideration, convey to Samuel Shepard all right, title, &c. to a house called Court House and 30 acres of land, as will appear by reference to records of said town. No boundaries fiven.
Liber G.2.375. Deed May 28, 1714. John Chambers, Senr, yeoman, and Sarah his wife, of township of Freehold, Monmouth County, to Joseph Brittain Junr of same place. L200.
Liber A.2.280. Deed Dec 5 1716. Richard Brittain, yeoman, and Anne his wife, of Piscataqua, Middlesex County, to George Rescarrick, gentleman of same place. L120. ... acknowledged Jan 8 1716 by Anne Brittaink, and by Richard Brittain April 8 1717, before Thomas Gordon.
Liber A.2.257. deed Apr 20 1718. William Elston of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, Turner, to Daniel Brittain of same place, cordwainer. L135. ... tract of land and salt march or meadow in Woodbridge ...
Liber F.2.377. deed Mar 7, 1723. Joseph Brittain and Ann his wife, of Burlington County, to William Evilman Junr and John Evilman, both of Monmouth County L200. Land in Monmouth County ... sold by Robert Burnett to John Chambers Senr and by said Chambers sold to Joseph Britton. Signed Joseph Brittin, An Brittin.
Liber F.2.456. Deed Aug 31, 1725. Samuel Jaques of Elizabethtown,k Esswex County, blacksmith, son of John Jaques of Woodbridge, to Daniel Brittain of Woodbridge, cordwainer .. tract of salt marsh meadow land
Liber G.3.87. Apr 12 1733. "We the subscribers Elizabeth Brittain, widow, John Moore and David Dunham Jr Do testify that on April 5 1733 Daniel Brittain of Woodgridge Esqr, now dec'd, gave orders and directions to David Dunham Junr aforesaid to draw & write his last will and testament & among other Devises and bequests therein by him directed to be made did direct therein to be inserted of his young Negro man Frank to his son Daniel Brittain Junr, and his young Negro girl Hagar to his daughter Elizabeth Brittain Junr, but that these insertions were omitted in said written instrument, now proved & remaining in the Sec'y Office in Perth Amboy, which being read unto said Daniel Brittain in his life and be discovering the omission directed David Dunham Junr to draw and write the papers hereunter annexed, giving the negores as he intended. Recorded July 12 1733. Elizabeth Brittain, David Dunham.
Liber F.2.75. Deed. Jan 15 1735. Daniel Brittain of the city of Perth Amboy, county of Middlesex, cordwainer, to John Sharp of same place, carpenter. L15-6-9. lot of land in Perth Amboy ... mentions proximity to James Moore's lot and Michael Kearney's lot.
Liber B.400. Will of Daniel Britton, late of Woodbridge, Middlesex. Dated Apr 5 1733, proved Perth Amboy Apr 28 1733. Mentions children Daniel, William, Benjamin, Mary, Elizabeth Britton and Deliverance; grandchildren Nicholas and Elizabeth Britton, children of son Daniel; and Daniel, James, Sarah and Elizabeth moore, children of John Moore and my daughter Deliverance. Exrs: wife Elizabeth and John Moore and son William Britton. Witnesses: Charles Wright, Benjamin Codington, david Dunham, Jr.
Liber C.136. Daniel Britton of Perth Amboy, intestate: letters granted to widow Appuliea Britton, Dec 11 1738 by John Hamilton.
**Liber D.3.248. Deed Aug 18 1739. John Brittain, yeoman, and Rachel his wife of Middletown, Monmouth County, to Elias Covenhoven, yeoman of same place. L108. -- Recites deed of Jonathan Stout and wife Anne (Jan 6 1704) to James Hubbard for 200 acres of land and 5 acres of marsh, in Middletown township, and Hames Hubbard devised same to his son James during life and then to be divided amonth the three children of his dauther Mary (sister to James Hubbard Junr) wife of John Wall -- Rachel, wife of John Brittain, Mary Wall and Williamkee Wall. John and Rachel Brittain now convey their one-third of same to Covenhoven.
**Liber K.2.337. deed. Aug 25 1739. Nocolas Cottrel, yeoman and Hannah, his wife, of Middletown, Monmouth County, to John Brittain, weaver, of same place, for the above premises. L135. Witnesses Lambert Willson, George toller.
**Liber B.3.250. Deed Feb 17 1741/2. William Brittain of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., to John Conger of Paypack, Somerset Co, NJ. L7. Land in Woodbridge. Witnesses Samuel Moore, Phillip Doddridge, Wright Skinner..
**Liber K.2.340. deed. Apr 25 1741. John Britton of Middletown, Monmouth county, weaver, and wife Rachel, to Joseph Smith, carpenter, of same place. L140. Land in Middletown ... witnesses: Jarrat Wall, Humphrey Wall.
**Liber F.2.137. Deed. March 27, 1743. William Brittain of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, gentlemen, to Joseph Toms of same place,cordwainer. L105. Part of a 1st Division lot laid out in Woodbridge and drawn in the right of Abraham Tappaen. ... bounded on west by remaining part of William Brittain's land -- containing 40 acres. Witnesses: James Bishp Jr., William Rider.
Liber E.232. William Britton, late of Middlesex, intestate: letters to Sarah Britton and Samuel Moore, Dec 31 1748 (does not say that Sarah was the widow).
Liber F.171. John Britton of Middlesex, intestate: letters to Isaac Van Dorn of Freehold, chief creditor, the widow having renounced her right of administration, Apr 20 1754.
**Liber K.2.259. Deed. may 21 1759. Richard Brittain and wife Hannah, of Bucks County Pa to Guisbert Guisbertson Jr and William Guisbertson of Upper Freehold Monmouth County. L800. Two tracts of land in Upper Freehold, being part of a tract formerly patented to Job Throckmorton; the one from John Cheeseman and Hendrica his wife, Jan 25 1744/5 100 acrea; the other from Richard Borden Feb 9 1744/5 100 acres. Witnesses: John Cox, Benjamin Morris, John Lawrence, Benjamin Morris.
Liber H.63. Citation issued to administrators of William Britton, late of Middlesex County, at request of Abraham Clark, guardian of Sarah Skinner, late Sarah Britton. Dec 24 1761. By Josiah Hardy, Esp. [handwritten -- Sarah was Dau of William Britton]
Liber H.629. Will of Nicholas Britton of the Borough of Elizabeth county of Essex, East NJ. dated Apr 7 1766; prob July 17 1766. Wife Keziah; children John Brittaink, Daniel Brittain and Pheb Terrill Brittain. Exrs my trusty friend Jonathan Bishop and brother-in-law Absalom Terrill. Witnesses Wm Hetfield, Absalom Terrill, Joseph DeCamp.
Liber 9,365. Will of William Brittain of Mannenton, Salem County, W. Jersey. Dated Feb 1 1759, probated at Salem Feb 21 1759. Legatees: Samuel Mason, my cousin Arthur Simpson, Richard Woodnut, son to Jonathan Woodnut, Archibald Hamiton, Charles Elliott, William Hamiton, Charles Hamiton and William Barber. Exr Samuel Mason.
Liber 8,546. Will of Joseph Brittain of Trenton, Hunterdon County, dated Jan 18 1755, probate Apr 2 1756. Wife Charity. Children Isaac and Joseph Brittain.l Exrs wife and trusty friend Moore Furman.
Liber 29,472. Jacob Brittain, of Morris County, intestate: letters granted to Elizabeth Brittain, March 5 1787.
Liber 15,108. Richard Brittain of Monmouth County, intestate. Letters to Richard Brittain, May 1 1771. inv. L182-10-11.
Liber 25,207. Will of Nicholas Brittain of South Brunswich, Middlesex Cou, dated Oct 18, 1783; probate at Princeton Nov 15 1783. Wife not named. children Joseph, Nicholas, Isaac, Nathaniel, and Mary Britton and Martha Armstrong. Exrs sons Nicholas and Isaac. witnesses: Hopewell Hull, Robert McGee and Mather Rue
Liber 30,311. Will of Charity Britton of Trenton. Apr 13 1790 probated at Trenton Apr 27 1790. Inv L1401-1-10. sons Joseph Britton, Samuel Bellerjeau and Isaac Brittain: nephew Henry Bellerjeau; dau Jane Jinkens; grandaughter Charlity Britton dau of son Joseph; Susannah Britton wife of son Joseph; Ann Bellvile (sister of Joseph Britton and wife of Dr. Nicholas Bellville, a Grenchman, very prominent physician of Trenton NJ where he lived for 50 years, repsected and beloved by all its citizens, dying Dec 17 1831 aged 79 years).
Liber 32,411. Nathaniel Brittain of Monmouth County, intestate. Letters to Richard Brittain and Richard Cox, Jun 2 1791. Inv L537-12-1.
Liber 37,39. Jacob Brittin of Morris Countyk, intestate. Letters to Jonathan Miller, Mar 18 1797.
Liber 37,240. John Caldwell appointed quardian for Sarah Brittin, dau of Jacob Brittin, late of Morris County, Mar 23 1797. --Liber 37,241. John Caldwell appointed guardian of William Britton, son of Jacob Briton late of Morris County, Mar 15 1797. --Liber 38,486. William Walker constituted guardian of Sarah Brittin, daughter of Jacob Brittin, late of Morris County, Dec 18 1799.
Liber 40,198. Nathaniel Brittain, late of Hunterdon County, intestate: letters to John Britton, Feb 3 1803.

Britton -- NJ marriage licenses.

11-30-1743. William Brittain of Long Island, his mother Elizabeth Brewer giving consent, and Mary Collins of Middletown, Monmouth County.
6-10-1757. Abraham Brittain of Monmouth and Sarah Stillwell of same place. Bondsman Edmund Bainbridge.
7-15-1762. Benjamin Britten of Middlesex County, NJ and Abigail Hoff of Freehold, Monmouth. Bondsman Andrew Mains.
11-17-1764. Samuel Brittain of Staten Island, Richmond County, NY and Mary DeYoung of same place. Bondsman Peter Meseruea (Mesereau)
7-23-1767. Richard Britton of East Hanover, Burlington County and Rhoda Woodward of same place. His friend Ephraim Pitman, bondsman.
7-19-1774. John Bowen of Evehsam, Burlington County, cordwainer, and Susanna Brittain of same place.
4-25-1778. Isaac Britton of Hunterdon County and Margaret Herring of same place. Gondsman Thomas Yard.
1-10-1780. Nicholas Belleville of Trenton and Anne Britton of same. Bondsman Robert Burcham.
6-2-1781. John Britton of Kingwood NJ and Hannah Opdyke. Bonsman Jashua Opdyke.

--Note: the foregoing abstracts of wills, deeds and marriage licenses copied 4-8-1897 from the notes of Anna M. North of Trenton, which are sent to Annie Loe Rieman of Baltimore, Md. ** these from another source

From "Dally's Woodbridge": Mary Brittain, dau of Daniel and Elizabeth, born Feb 24 1700.
From a Woodbridge graveyard: Daniel Britton died April 1733, aged 57. Elizabeth, his widow and wife of John Murray, died Apr 1760 age 76 Daniel Britton, son of William and Sarah, died Apr 10 1743 Benjamin Britton, son of Daniel and Elizabeth, died Sep 4 1733 age 11 Mary Britton dau of Shemaiah and Hannah, died Dec 30 1752 age 3 years
The History of Byberry and Moreland (p.171) says that Daniel Brittain, of Smithfield, was born 1690 and died 1760. John his son died 1795 aged 80.

John Britton of Gravesend was sued in 1670 for a defective fence and resultant damages -- by Nicholas Stillwell.
Daniel Britton had a son Richard baptised Aug 1668.
Nathaniel Britton married Ann Stillwell prior to 1663. Issue as given inhis will.
William Britton and Mary his wife (aged 33 years) had the following children baptised int he Brooklyn Dutch Chruch July 14 1678: William age 15 (m. Rachel dau of thomas Stillwell); Nathaniel 13, Richard 11 (bought land on Staten Island 1694), Joseph 9 (had James bp Apr 23 1707 and a dau pab in 1708); Benjamin (had dau Martha, a devisee of Th. Stillwell in 1704), John 5 (prob moved to Shrewsbury where in 1718 he sold land to Jer. Stillwell of Middletown, Daniel 1.5 (m. Elizabeth, died at Woodbridge Apr 1733). Nicholas, born in 1679, bap Sep 17 1680 (this from another source) m. Frances Stillwell, dau of Thomas.

Genealogy chart -- marked not yet verified, and subsequently "all wrong -- John Stillwell, Apr 28 1916" -- ha Robert Hopton father of Abigail Hopton who was the first wife of Nicholas Stillwell, with Anne VanDyke the second wife. children: Richard and Anne who marries Nathaniel Britton. Has a Mary Stillwell as the dau of Richard and unknown who marries Nathaniel the son of Nathaniel and Anne. Their son John marries unk Elizabeth, who has son Richard Brittain who marries a Catharine. Think this last John with son Richard is the John of Bucks. BUT, this is all wrong.

Britton of Staten Island. Deed Books.

d.33. Patent Sep 29 1677 from Edmund Andros to Nathaniel Britten 144 acrs upland and 60 acres hummock? and reedy land on S.E. side Staten Island
B.1. will of Nathaniel Brittain: being very sick, Nov 30 1683. Wife Anne to have all estate during widowhood and one-third if she marry. Remainder to be divided into 5 parts: eldest son Nathaniel one part, eldest dau Sarah one part, Rebecka one part, youngest son Richard Britten one part, youngest dau Abigail Britten one part. Finally, the ten pound left for me by my Brother Richard Britten deceased Mr of Bigly which is in the hands and custody of William Clutterbock my Desire is that my two youngest children to witt Richard Britten and Abigall Britten each of then shall have five pounds. Wits Petrus Therensmaker?, Hans Christopfsolfe and Corsen Cornelius Prinse. [note: Bisley a small town in Gloucestershire.]
B.4. Inventory of estate of Wm Brittaine, deceased, intested. oxen, cows, sheep, swine, farming and household utensils, etc . Dec 31, 1683.
B.220. Feb 23 1685/56, Mary Britton of Richmond, widow, for a bond due Sep 1st 1688 to Paulle Richardes Mardraus? of New York from Nathaniell Britane my sone, yeoman, converys to Nathaniel Britton a lot of land on west side of Sarah Whitmore's land and east side of my land formerly called Thomas Cavles land also some fresh meadow and some salt meadow Eagles nest point. Wit Tho Lovlace, Thomas Waltone.

B.59. May 4 1687. Mary Britton of Staten Island widdow to Thomas Dongan Gov of New York some land (130 acres) all the old Town how Staten Island formerly laid out for four lotts. Also some house lotts. reser4ving 30 acres now in possession of Nathaniel Britton. Wit: Wm. Nicolls, Thomas Coker.
B.72. June 1 1687. Mary Britton of Staten Island widow to Peter Howe of same a house lot in the Old Town. Wit: Paul Richard Junr, Jas Purdie.
B.265. Mar 26 1693. Joshua Merlet of Staten Island to Richard Brittane a half lot of land on south side of Staten Island
B.635. May 3 1693. Agreement between Nathaniel britane and John Morgons and Abraham Coole all of Richmond County. Recites will of Nathaniel Britane Senior whose heirs have divided the estate -- Abraham Coole to have an equal proportion with Richard britane and Abigell britane of all the wild Geads? that Runes? in the woods when John Morgone have had out the third parte. signed: Nathaniell Brittan, John Morgone (his mark) Abrahamn Cole. Wits: Jacob Corbett, Clays Smith (mark)
B.219. Aug 3 1694. Nathaniel Britton of Richmond County and Marey his wife to Stivers Meabrau7lt 40 acres on south side of Staten Island in the bounds of Old Town also some salt and fresh meadow. Wit: Thos Carhartt, Richard Michell, Samuel Coollton.
B.608. Oct? 28 1695. Obadiah Holmes of Salem Co and ux Elizabeth for L90 convey to Nathl Brittin __?__ of Richmond Co land at New Diropp formerly called the Governors lott laid out to Holmes __?__ land of Henry Connely also some meadow and marsh.
B.266. Mar 17 1695/6. William Brittane witness to deed from John and Rebeka Stilwell to Leonard Hendrickson. Apr 13 1696. Richard Britton (made mark) of Richmond Co and Anne his wife (wrote her name) for L37 to Leonard Hendricksone land on south side Staten Island (patented to John Stillwell?)
B.264. Apr 13 1696. Richard Brittane to Lenard Hendricksone assignment of agreement (not explained -- perhaps the following entry -- B.265 above)
B.634. March 30 1697. Receipt of legacies from Nathaniel britten Jr exr of Nathaniel Britten senior to his dauthers Rebecka and Abigill britten dated 30 Nov 1683. Signed by Abraham Cole, Rebecka Cole (her mark) Abigell britten (her mark) wits: Jacob Corbett, Mary Corbett.
B.363. Dec 29 1699. Nathaniel Brittaine of New Durrup (Dorp) in county of Richmond, yeoman, and ux Mary to Jaques Pollion of Staten Island, Esq. Recites patent to N.B. June 25 1696. 100 acres who for :48-10 conveys same (mortgage) satisfied Aug 2 1701. Nathl made his mark.
B.416, Aug 25 1701. Nathaniel Britianne (mark) and wife Mary of Richmond Co to Richard Burties of same 20 acres of land and 2 acres of salt meadow part of 20 acres formerly of Obedia Holmes and 2 acres fresh meadow . Mary Brittin wife of Nathqaniel acknowledges Nov 6 1701 before Ellis Duebury.
B.506. March 7 1703. Richard Hall of New Jersey, Esquire, and ux Ann to Nathaniel Britton of Richmond Co, land on south side of Staten Island patented 1680 to Richard Hall, father of grantor, who is only son.
B.514. George Greene and ux Rachel Apr 7 1703 convey same to Martha Stillwell, widow of Thomas.
B.446. June 3 1703. Benjamin Bretting of Staten Island to Capt Thomas Stillwell of same, Esq. for L110 land obtained from Mark Duesachoy and ux Susannah (mortgage) . Apr 16 1705 Martha Stillwell acknowledges satisfaction from Benjamin Britton.
B.459. June 3 1703. Mark Dusachoy of Staten Island and ux Susannah to Benjamin Brittein of same some land patented to Dusachoy 1696.
B.464. Nov 9 1703. Benjamin Britton of Staten Island yeoman to George Greene of same some pieces of land, part of lands from Dusachoy. Ack Nov 11 1703 before Thos Stillwell.
B.366. satisfaction also endorsed by Jacqui Poillion __?__ to Mary Brittin Relect of Nathl Brittin July 30 1708.
B.571. Nov 4 1709. Martha Stillwell widow of Capt Thomas deed of gift to daus Anne widow of Samuel Vanpelt and Rachel wife of William Britton of Staten Island. all the houses and lands where she dwells, reserving a home during life. Wits: Nathl Britten, Wm Tillyer?
B. 619. Nov 5 1709. Anne Fanpelt widow of Samuel to Nicholas Britton of Richmond Co for L188 the westernmost moiety of land and plantation formerly of Capt Thomas Stillwell __?__ other land of Nicholas Brittin (formerly of Bruce? Christopher) made her mark.
B576. Nov 8 1709. Anne Vanpelt, wid of Samul of Richmond Co to Nicholas Britton of same yeoman for L188 a moiety of the lands formerly by Thos Stillwell with land whereon Nicholas now dwells, reserving the ould dwelling house. Wm Brittin a witness.
B.577. Apr 22 1710. Nicholas Brittin of Richmond Co and Frances his wife and Anne Vanpelt widow of Samuel and William Brittin and Rachel his wife heirs and children of Thomas Stillwell release to Martha Stillwell.
B.574. Apr 25 1710. John Roberts of Elizabeth Town Co of Essex weaver and ux Anne and John Gordiob Junr of Richmond Co to Nathaniel Brittin of Richmond Co yeoman for L140 62 acres and some salt land
B.591. Nov 4 1713. William Britten of Staten Island & Rachel his wife to Nicholas Brittin of same for L77-10 land on south side of Staten Island formerly of Thos Stillwell with other lands of William & Nicholas.
B.594. Nov 4 1713. William Brittin and ux Rachel to Vincent Fountain of Staten Island for L27-10 land formerly of Capt Thos Stillwell
B.596. Dec 15 1714. Nathl Brittin of Staten Island, esq for L8 from Peter Rezans? Esq of same some salt meadow
B.604. Apr 13 1715. Nathl Brittin of Richmond Co, yeoman, for love and affection toward his mother Mary Brittin of same one acre on south side Staten Island near other lands of Nathl and near Jacob Vancerbilt. Elizabeth wife of Nathaniel signs by mark and acknowledged before Nathaniel Brittin Esq.
B.632. Nov 3 1716. Abraham Titwwort of Staten Island, blacksmith, and Margaret his wife to Nathaniel Britton of same Co for L64-16 land on south side of Staten Island.
C.48. (undated). Nathaniel Britton of New Kiropp yeoman and Elizabeth his wife for L126 land at New Diropp on S. side of Staten Island formerly called the Governors lott to Thomas Walton 10 acres and 8 acres of marsh.
C.71. Nov 17 1716. Abraham Titsworth of Staten Island blacksmith & Margaret his wife to Mathaniel Britten of same Co for L160 1/8 of 240 acres from Johanes Gmack Sep 19 1713.
C.123. May 4, 1719. Mathaniel brittin of Richmond Co yeoman son & heir of Nathaniel brittin of same, yeoman dec, for L260 paid by Jacob Vanderbilt of same co, land on south side Staten Island near other land of Van der Bilt part of 160 acres granted to the father by patent 25 June 1696 also some meadow at the great Rill. Nathaniel Britain, Elizabeth Britain. Wits: Jacques Cortetyou, Jon Duping?
C.107. May 9 1719. Wm Britton of Richmond County, yeoman, and Rachel his wife for L570 paid by Hendrick Van Lawa? of the Raratan in Co of Somerset, land at New town also new dorp on Staten Island. 140 acres, 8 acres salt meadow at the great kill and 3 acres salt meadow in another piece 8 acres readie meadows. William brittin, Rachel brittin. Ack before Nathaniel brittin, justis.
C.127. Oct 8 1722. Nathaniel Britten, wife Elizabeth sold land
C.254 Oct 12 1723 Nathaniel Britton gave land to loving son Richard Britton 120 acres
C.335. Oct 12 1723. Nathaniel Britton to son Nathaniel 120 acres
C.168. Nov 7 1723. Capt Nicholas Britton bought land
C.169. Nov 7 1723. Nicholas Britten bought land
C.234 Apr 22 1726 William Brittin bought land (from John Durland) 150 acres
C.436. May 12 1729 William brittin and wife Rachel sold 150 acres and 15 acres meadow on NE side Staten Island
C.337. June 3 1729 Nicholas britton report a new road laid out
D.25. Apr 17 1736. John Britten of Staten Island yeoman and Rachel his wife to Daniel Stillwell of Gravesend in Kings Co for L400 mess and 100 acres upland late of Nathaniel Britton father of John also 80 acres meadow ground next? Samuel Britton and some meadow at the great Kill. Wits: Samuel Britten, Alice Britten.
D.254. Jan 16 1742-3. Thomas Britten and wife Mary sold land.

Sarah Whittman, plaintiff vs. William Briton, defendant. -- At a court held on Staten Island by the Constable and oversears of the __?__ on this present Munday being the 3 day of October 1680. The Court ordereth that the Def shall seat up and gelt forty panell of suffitiont fenc for yous of Sarah Whitman at or Befoor the furst of November next in serving with cost of sewt .

Nathaniel Brittain and Elizabeth Saunders m. Apr 13 1710 by Rev John Sharpe (Penna Magazine Apr 1899, p.105).

Britton wills at NY

Will of Nathaniel Brittain of Staten Island in Co of Richmond. Oct 2 1736. Prob Oct 18 1736. wife Martha & two ch Mary and Francis (& child unborn?) receive all estate. Father Nicholas Brittain and Paul Musho Exrs. Wits Barents Marthings, Christopher Rilly, Ebenezer Salter.
Will of Nicholas Britten of Richmond Co. gentlemen. Jan 5 1740 Prob Feb 27 1739 (both should be 1739/40). wife Francky a maintenance, a negro woman &c on condition that she relinquish the 60 acres she claims as her own. daus Martha Moore and Rachel Britten receive all estate (their mother Franky). Son Nathaniel's 3 daus Mary Britten, FRrancky Britten and Martha Britten L50 each at 21. Apprentice Randel Glive. Exrs Samuel Moore, Samuel Holmes, dau Martha and dau Rachel. Wits Richard Stillwell, Vincent Fountain, Solomon Coones?.
Will of Nathaniel Britton of Staten Island in Richmond Co. about to adventure in the expedition against Kenedy [Canada] now in the possession of the French. July 2 1746 Prob Feb 24 1746. Wife Frances my house and lot in Richmond town and two lots in Somerset Co, NJ, also negro wench Juda. My wife to dispose of the lands to support her family. Wits James Eglents?, Benjamin Britten, John McCarrol.
Will of Richard Brittain of city of NY, marriner Feb 4 1747 probate May 4 1750 wife Gezelena all estate, real and personal. Wits: John Burnet, Jonathan Morrell, Henry Jamain.
Will of Samuel Britton of Richmond County being very sick Oct 27 1777, prob Nov 22 1777. Wife Mary all estate during widowhood or until child unborn is 21 she bringing up and schooling the children, or if she marry to have L100, Eldest son James L20 more than the rest. Wife Mary and uncle John Poillon and bro-in-law James Guyon exrs. Wits: Thomas Frost, Samuel Ward, Joseph Lake. signed Samuel Britten.

Letters to Gilbert Cope

1896 from Edward Matthews of North Wales, PA. interested in Cornog family from Rhydwillim. Their son William George married Ann Brittain about 1782. He wanted to know the parentage and ancestry of Ann Brittain, and "I have suspected she may have been of Montgomery or Bucks County."
-- return letter -- "Friend Gilbert Cope: you received containing photographs for which thanks. ... I think there was more than one Ann Brittain. The family probably descended from Lyonel Brittain who was in Falls township, Bucks County, before 1700 -- was one of the first settlers, as you will aww in Fwn. Davis' history of the Co. Then the family got to Hilltown, same Co. Susannah Brittain, was the second wife of Bernard Young, whome he married about 1740. They lived in Hilltown, and the lands he purchased adjoined those of David George, and William Brittain. The latter was the father of the wife of Bernard Young Bernard Young afterwards went to Virginia and then to S. Carolina. His son William Young returned to Penna and married Ann Brittain about 1750. She was the daughter of John Brittain and was born about 1728. John and William Brittain were near relatives. The children of wm Young and Ann Brittain were Mary, who married Abraham Slacto?. They went to Virginia and had a family: Elizabeth who married ___ Strickland -- had family and went to Virginia; John born Jan 16 1759 who married Mary Mathias daughter of David Mathias. He died April 9 1815 leaving a family. This is all I know at present, after I go to Doylestown I may find additional and if so will send you. Yours, Edward Matthews.

1896 from Henry Hobart Bellas of Germantown,PA. Regarding Bennett and Britton familie, my genealogy of the former is pretty complete for past 200 years, but only secured enough of the Britton family to know the connection with the Bennetts, as follow: Catherine Britton (b. Nov 5 1768, d. June 30 1838) married Caleb Prew Bennett Apl 5 1792. ... Catherine Britton was dau of Richard & Catherine Britton of Monmouth Co, NJ. By her m. with Gov. Bennett, wshe had 13 children. Is buried (I think) with her husband in buring ground of Friends, in Wilmington, Del. I regret I cannot give you any further information regarding the Britton Family, but possibly Medical Director John Y., Taylor, U.S.N. 1727 Q. St. NW, Wash DC may help you in this line further than I can. ["dead-G.C."]. Very truly yrs, H. H. Bellas Captn, USA

1896 from Charles Elliot Rieman, Baltimore, MD. ... Mrs Rieman requests me to say she w2ould like to have the Britton ancewstry traced, if the due you refer to leads to the genealogy of our Britton family to Ann Britton, wife of Wm George.
-- return letter -- Ann Geroge wife of Wm G was the daughter of Richard Britton and he probably was th4e son of John Britton and his wife Elizabeth of Bucks Co. ... requested proof
-- return letter -- We would like you to take the matter up again and as you suggest to go to New Jersey in search of Richard Britton's parents and ascertain all you can in Monmouth Co. NJ concerning them whcih you say you will undertake for $5. In the event of your finding proof that John Britton was Richard's father and that his family was related to the Stillwells of Monmouth and Gravesend LI as you say you think probable we would like you to go even further to trace the ancestry? if possible to the immigrant. ...

1896 from Henry C. Conrad, Wilmington, Del. "If you will write to Capt H. H. Bellas, Germantown, Phila, I am quite sure that he can put you on the track of the Britton family. He has __?__ written a history of the Delaware State Society of LeCnemiata??. .. Yours, H. C. Conrad

1797 from James Steen, Eatontown, NJ. "First, John Brittain and his wife Elizabeth lived in 1718 in Middletown township in JY (Monmouth Co). I am inclined to think he was the son of Nathaniel (not William) Brittain and Mary Stillwell [wrong-GC] (daughter of Richard Stiellwell) [wrong-GC]. In that year he John deeded land in Shrewsbury to Jeremiah Stillwell, who may have been his uncle or cousin. "Nathaniel Brittin" who may have been John's brother was charged in an old A/C Book in May for a session ___?___ by a Middletown store keeper (a Friend __?__ the way __?__ Holmes) July 27 1730 4 gallons of rum @ 5 sh, to 2 pounds shugar. In 1757 Richard Brittain paid tax in Upper Freehold Monmouth County. If John were born about 1700 it would fit in better. There is no trace in the Freehold records of John or of Richard. ... There is in this neighborhood a family of Brittons who trace back to a John born about 1750 and can go no further. ... Truly yours, James Steen.
-- return letter -- I am sorry we have been so far unable to __?__ Richard Britton's ancestry. .. I cannot help thinking that the Brittains of Staten Island walked over to Monmouth County (Middletown) and with the Stillwells and the Lawrences moved on down to Upper Freehold (Allentown and neighborhood about 1718-1724).

1797-1916 from Dr. J. E. Stillwell, NYC. "I will gladly give you such memoranda as I have bearing on the Britton family. It has been asserted by Clute in his S. I. History that the family was French and the name originally Breton. I have never found anything to corroborate this and believe them to be English or Irish. English because Bisly, where Nathaniel says in his will that his brother resided, is a small town in Gloucestershire, Engl; Irish because Lionel Britton of Philadelphia had two daus Rebecca who md Philip Kearney, merchant of Phil and Elizabeth who md Michael Kearney surrogate at Early Jersey early in 1700 and the Kearneys were Irish. See Keith Concellart of Penna. This is not much to hand to in asserting an Irish ancestry for the Brittons -- it is merely a suggestion. How early the Brittons appeared here I do not yet know, but they were long settled in Gravesend before crossing to SI. There were several who were contemporay and heads of distant families, living as neighbors and doubtless of kin but in what degree I have no say. 1. John Britton of Gravesend was sued in 1670 for a defective fence and resultant damages by Nicholas Stillwell. 2. Daniel Britton had son Richard bp Aug 1668 3. Nathaniel Britton m. Ann Stillwell prior to 1663. Issue as given in his will. 4. Wm Britton and Mary his wife had bp in Brooklyn Dutch Church July 14, 1678 the following ch (Mary the wife was 33 and hense born 1645) -- William Britton aged 15 years, hence born 1663, Nathaniel 13 b. 1665, Richard 11 b. 1667Joseph 9 b. 1669, Benjamin 7 b. 1671, John 5 b. 1673, Daniel 1 1/2 b. 1674/5, Nicholas b. 1679 bp 1680 Sep 17 (this from another source). T. G. Bergen in his Early Settlers of Kings Co confuses the issue of Mathaniel and Wm into a copeless mess of this issue I have what by deduction I believe to be the correct information, viz.: Wm, s. of Wm and Mary, b. 1663. m. Rachel, d. of Thos Stillwell Richard, so of do born 1667, bought land on LI 1694 Joseph, so of do had James bp Ap 23 1707 and a dau bp in 1708 Benjamin, s. of do, had a dau Martha a devisee in will of Tho Stillwell in 1704 John s. of do., b. 1673, prob moved to Shrewsbury NJ where in 1718 he sold land to Jer. Stillwell of Middletown. Nicholas, s. of do. md Frances Stillwell d. of Thos Wm Britton the father of this family, d. 1688. Col Nicholas Britton and wife Frances Stillwell had Nicholas and mary as per will of Thos Stillwell. They evidently died young. Nicholas and Frances Britton also had Rachel, Martha, Nathaniel and Wm. Ann dau of Wm and Martha Stillwell m 1st Samuel VanPelt and 2d Jacobus Billeau. The Stillwell __?__ falls into many errors who I hope some day to xcorrect. I have no reason to dout the widow of Nathaniel Britton (i.e. Ann Stillwell) md John Morgan, why do you think so? I do not know the name of Mary widow of Wm Britton and while your suggestion may be right I have no reason to think that Thos Couglesland? suggests her parentage. Subject to correctio would suggest that you interposlate anothyer generation between Gov. Bennet's wife and John Britton who moved to Shrewsbury, viz. Wm Britton & Mary John b. 1673 of Shrewsbury 1718 John who d. 1785 However, the building of such structures with scanty material is very quirky. You might drop a line to James Steen Esq of Eastontown, NJ asking for information. He is an antiquary liable to know considerable, but verify all that he gives you and expect him to charge. I have additional data but in as much as it related to other branches I do not give it to you. I ahve a mass of material in the shape of church registers of Mon. Co. & will look them over & if there is aught in them will lay it aside for you. When you are through with your Britton notes I would esteem it a pleasure & compliment to look them over -- there may be odds? of no service to you which might help me when yu can make no further headway go to Freehold -- there is a great deal to be gotten from the county records -- wishing yu success, I am your sincerely, J. E. Stillwell.
-- return letter -- I thank you for the loan of your Britton notes which I return here with. In the Woodbridge NJ Graveyard (wh I can not now recall) I copied the following wh may aid you: Daniel Britton, d. Ap 1733 aged 57 Eliz his widow and wife of John Murray d. Ap 1760 aged 76 Daniel Britton, son of Wm & Sarh, d. Ap 10 1743 Benjamin Britton, son of Danl & Eliza d. Sep 4 1738 aged 11 yrs Mary Britton d of Shemaish & Hannah d. Dec 30 1752 aged 3 yrs. And from "Dally's Woodbridge" Mary Brittain, dau of Daniel & Elizabeth, born Feb 24 1700. With renewed thanks & best wishes for your success, I am yours sincerely, J. E. Stillwell.
-- return letter -- 1900 you alluded in your letter of 1897 to the possible chance of being compelled to search further to obtain the data you needed, and likewise to a friend in Philadelphia who was in possession of material which you had not yet seen. The last few days I have been piecing together my Britton notes, and it has awakened my interest in that family. Can you tell me whether any extended genealoy of the Brittons has been written, or if you have proceeded further in your investications.
1916 -- Gilbert Cope frote back that he sent on his Britton notes but doubted there was anything new, and has not had occasion to make any recent investigations on that line,.