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Season's Greetings... and unwanted cert, and misc info.

Season's Greetings... and unwanted cert, and misc info.

Posted: 22 Dec 2001 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Season's Greetings to all you Bretherton researchers. I hope your individual research endeavours are going well with not too many brick walls?!

I've an unwanted marriage certificate for a William Bretherton (engine driver) and Mary O'Connor, 1891, Aigburth, Liverpool if anyone is interested?

Keep trying the Free BMD site - the Brethertons being listed increase monthly. I've already located several GRO references for ancestors thanks to the dedication of the volunteer transcribers.

For anyone with a connection to Bartholomew Bretherton, coach proprietor and owner of Loyola Hall, Rainhill, I've discovered a site refering to his riding a winning horse (Jerry) at the Grand National. Again, contact me for more info.

I've also come across a useful FREE site which includes summaries of Quarter Sessions etc for English counties. It can be searched by surname and record type. Great for discovering court appearances, bastardy bonds, removal orders etc.

Best wishes for your continued ancestor hunting,

From Gabrielle,
Devon, UK

Re: Season's Greetings... and unwanted cert, and misc info.

Posted: 30 Nov 2002 10:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Apr 2003 6:08PM GMT
Surnames: Bretherton
I believe the website referred to is mine. I myself am interested in getting additional information on Bartolomew Bretherton and would be delighted to hear from any of his descendants who know a little about him.

Re: Bartholomew Bretherton info

Posted: 1 Dec 2002 10:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Steve,

The main source of info re Bartholomew Bretherton would be Audrey Ansell in New Zealand. She is a descendant of this branch of Brethertons and has recently published a book on the family.

I'll contact her with your details so she can email you off-board. I think you'll find that she'll point out that the Bartholomew Bretherton riding in the Grand National could not have been 'the' Bartholomew Bretherton, coach proprietor of Rainhill - something to do with dates. I gather that Bartholomew was a name frequently used among these Brethertons, so he may have been a nephew. Anyway, I'm sure she'll know.

Bye for now,


Re: Bartholomew Bretherton info

Posted: 1 Jul 2011 10:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Jul 2011 11:00AM GMT
there is a painting of bartholomew bretherton coming up for auction at frank marshalls knutsford cheshire on tuesday 5th of july 2011

Re: Bartholomew Bretherton info

Posted: 1 Dec 2014 8:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi I just stumbled across your post. How do I get in contact with Audrey an sell? Peter bretherton 1770 is as far back as I can get and I would like to go back a bit further. Many thanks Louisa

Re: Bartholomew Bretherton info

Posted: 4 Jan 2015 7:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bretherton
Hi Louisa

I happened to stumble across your post!

Audrey Ansell is my Aunty. I will let her know you posted here via my mother.

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