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Male William Brereton Jnr Click to view William Brereton Jnr in the family tree View timeline for this person's branch of the family tree

William was born in April 1775 in Barnhill and his christening took place on April 16th, 1775 in Bunbury.1 2  William's father was William Brereton and his mother was Mary Ledsham.  His paternal grandparents were Sandford Brereton and Elizabeth Dale; his maternal grandparents were Richard Ledsham and Ann Lucas. He had seven brothers and a sister, named Richard, George, Thomas, John, James, Samuel, Abraham and Mary.  He was the third oldest of the nine children.  He died at the age of 91 on October 17th, 1866 in Tattenhall.  He was buried in October 1866 at Brown Knowl (Methodist).3 4 

William's first family with Mary Tomlinson

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‌William and Mary were married in a religious ceremony on July 20th, 1800 at St. Oswalds (Malpas) by Curate James Heaton and witnessed by Randle Tomlinson & Peter Barlow.9  They had four biological sons named John, Thomas, William and George.  They also had an adopted daughter named Phoebe.

William's second family with Hannah Warburton

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‌William and Hannah were married in a commitment ceremony on January 14th, 1839 in Cheshire.16  They were also married in a religious ceremony on January 16th, 1839 at St. Oswalds (Malpas) by Curate Henry Wigfield and witnessed by Jane Warburton and Peter Barlow.4  They had an adopted son named Samuel.  There are no more children.

1 Cheshire Parish Records (1538-2000)
3 Headstone - Willian & Hannah Brereton
4 BMD-Cheshire
5 1841 UK Census
6 Post Office Directory of Cheshire 1857
7 1851 UK Census
8 1861 UK Census
9 Certificate - Marriage
10 Cheshire Select Bishops Transcripts (1576-1933)
12 Headstone - Mary (and John & Elizabeth) Brereton
13 Individual - David Gill
14 National Probate Records
15 GRO Reference
16 Certificate - Banns / License

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