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Summary of Research undertaken re ancestry of Archibald John BRETTELL BRETTELLs in (& around) Birmingham

1744 Jossua BRETTLE m. Mary DARK St Mary’s Kingswinford 30/4/1744 – both o/t parish.



1749            Joseph Brettell c. 17 SEP 1749 Halesowen, Worcester parents Thomas & Mary -  batch C013762

1750            Joseph Brettle c. 06 SEP 1750 Kingswinford, Stafford parents Joseph & Elizabeth - batch 7013401
– married Anne Walker Birmingham St Martins 1774
– brothers John and Jeremiah were Methodist preachers

1750        Ann BRITTELL buried St Martin’s Birmingham 23/6/1750
                Robert BRITTELL buried St Martin’s Birmingham 14/7/1750
                Joseph BRETTLE c. parents Joseph & Elizabeth BRETTLE 6 Sept 1750 Kingswinford, Staffs

1754        Susanna BRITTELL buried St Martin’s Birmingham 28/4/1754

1768        Anne BRITTELL buried St Martin’s Birmingham 14/1/1768

1764        Joseph Brettell m. Sarah Bate 1Jan 1764 Kingswinford, Staffs

1774        Samuel Brettel m. Mary Bate 22 Nov 1774 Kinver, Staffs

1772 Joseph BEITTLE m. Sarah DARBY at Harborne, Staffs, 8 Nov 1772
  (batch No M085732) there are no other Brittle/Beittles in this batch but there are several Derby/Darbys.
 Joseph and Sarah were 2nd cousins

"Harborne, or Harborn, is a pleasant rural village, picturesquely situated about four miles SW of Birmingham. It has many neat houses, and its parish contains about 4000 acres of land, forming that southern tongue of Offlow Hundred, which is nearly encompassed by Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Salop. The populous iron and glass manufacturing village and district of Smethwick forms the northern division of the parish.
Harborne forms the southern division of the parish, and belongs to the Rev TG Simcox, Mr Price, and a number of smaller proprietors. Mr Simcox is lord of the manor.
Smethwick was a chapelry to Harborne and details can be found on the Smethwick page.

[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

Harborne was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. It remained a small village on the borders of Staffordshire, until the Industrial Revolution. The growth of its neighbour, Birmingham, into a major City had far reaching effects, culminating in a loss of independence as it was swallowed up as a suburb of Britain's second city in 1891. It now came under the county of Warwickshire. 





 Harborne, Staffs









Bond St Baptist, Birmingham



Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah






Bond St Baptist, Birmingham



Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah






Bond St Baptist, Birmingham



Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah






Bond St Baptist, Birmingham



Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah






Bond St Baptist, Birmingham



Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah






Bond St Baptist, Birmingham



Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah






Bond St Baptist, Birmingham



Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah






Shoreditch, St Leonards



(Joseph BRETTELL & Mary)






Bond St Baptist, Birmingham



Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah






Shoreditch, St Leonards



Joseph BRETTELL & Mary















Dissenters-Nc Oldbury, Shropshire



Joseph BRITTLE & Sarah






Old Swinford, Worcester



Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah


There are no other children born to a Joseph & Sarah Brettell/Brittell between 1760 & 1775 in the IGI
Oldbury, Shropshire is west of Dudley.  There is an Oldbury between Dudley and Brum.
 Old Swinford is the same distance from Dudley, which is west of Brum

1774        Joseph Brettell m. Anne Walker 1/6/1774 St Martin’s Birmingham
                 – He was the 1st cousin of my Joseph who married Sarah DARBY

1778        Richard BRITTELL buried St Martin’s Birmingham 17/7/1778

1780        Thomas  BRITTELL buried St Paul’s Birmingham 7/5/1780

1780 Birmingham Directory
under Button makers:
Brettell, John, Jamaica Row
– possibly s/o Thomas Brettell & Mary Chance & therefore older brother of my Joseph Brettell?

1781 BIRMINGHAM DIRECTORY - L.W. Directories Press.
Brettell ______ ,  button maker  Jamaica Row

"The new public area around St Martin's church will have close links with the city centre's past.   ……..  Other old names to reappear will be 'Jamaica Row' and 'Spiceal Street', which first appeared on plans from 1795.  Jamaica Row is believed to have derived from a pub called the Black Boy after King Charles II, who was dark-skinned."

"The site of the center slopes downward toward the landmark St. Martin’s church. The new BullRing will restore traditional walkways that disappeared under the old center and open up a panoramic view of the church from the top of New Street that was blocked by the old shopping center. A new civic square will also be built beside the church.

“We see the church as an asset, something to use and incorporate within the project,” Utting said. Historic street names from the 18th century that disappeared during the 1960s urban reconstruction — Jamaica Row, Spiceal Street and Swan Passage (after the earlier Swan Alley) — are being revived for thoroughfares within the mall."

1851 census area :
St. Martin-12 -- From 315 to 357 CHEAPSIDE and 26 to 31 BALSALL STREET and . 1 to 42 BRADFORD STREET. JAMAICA ROW on Right from SMITHFIELD MARKET, MOAT LANE on Left from SMITHFIELD MARKET includes St. MARTINS LANE AND MOAT ROW .


1782        William BRETTELL buried St Paul’s Birmingham 7/3/1782

1782 There were a Charles and Mary Brettell in Harborne Staffs – children:
Sarah Brettle c. 14 Jul 1782
James BRETTLE c. 20 Oct 1782
                The rest of the family were christened Brum betw 1789 – 1803
                Charles BRETTELL & Mary COTTRELL marr 19/4/1779, St Martins, Brum. 

1785        Ann BRETTELL buried St Martin’s Birmingham 20/3/1785
                Mary BRITTELL buried St Martin’s Birmingham 18/5/1785

1785 - A New Directory for ... Birmingham & ... Deritend, 1785, PYE, Charles. Birmingham
Baker, Brettell, & Co.Listed

1787 - The Birmingham Directory for ... 1787. Corrected to the First of August, 1787
Baker, Brettell, and Co.

1787 - Birmingham City Archives FILE - BAKER, BRETTELL & Co. Button Maker; Birmingham - ref.  MS 1342/14  - date: 1787

1788 - Baker, Brettell, and Co. Listed in The Birmingham Directory for ... 1788.

1790 - Ann BRETTELL buried St Paul’s Birmingham 11/7/1790

1791 - The Birmingham Directory for ... 1788
Baker, Brettell, and Co. Listed in Pye's Birmingham Directory. 1791.

1791 - BRETTELL, Mrs J. wife of J. BRETTELL, button maker, d.23 April 1791, obit.25. 4. 1791
Full Entry…..25 Apr 1791 - On Saturday last, Mrs Brettell, wife of Mr J Brettell, button maker, in this town, after a long and painful illness
                Could not have been Anne Brettell (nee Walker) IF they had children up until 1810.  Was this Mrs John Brettell?
                Could have been Sarah (nee Derby)

1791        Joseph BRETTELL (widower) m. Mary SINGLETON (widow), Birmingham, St Martin's, 24 MAY 1791

1792        Elizabeth BRETTELL buried Birmingham St Paul 17/6/1792 – age? was this mother of Joseph (who m. Anne Walker)?
                Frances BRETTELL buried Birmingham St Paul 8/4//1792

1796        Joseph bur 21/3/1796 at St Mary’s Whittall St Brimingham – age? s/o Joseph & Anne?

1797        John Brettell (s/o Joseph & Sarah) bapt (as an adult) in1804 Bond St Birmingham, born 15/4/1773, Carpenter,
                brother of my Samuel, married Ann BROWN  at St Olave, Southwark, 16/4/1797

1797 - BRETTELL, Mrs Joseph, wife of Joseph BRETTELL, factor of Birmingham, d.1 Sept 1797, obit. 4.9.1797
Full Entry….4 Sept 1797 - Lately, Mrs Brettell, wife of Mr Joseph Brettell, factor in this town. 
                Was this Anne Brettell (nee Walker?) – if so, what about children born to Joseph Brettell & Anne after this date?
                Could have been Sarah (nee Derby)

1797 - Brettell, Joseph Listed in Pye's Birmingham Directory for 1797.

1798 John Brettell, born Birmingham. (source=1861 census).  Was he the son of one of the sons of my Joseph Brettell and Sarah DARBY?
This John became a gunsmith and married Jane Archer in 1826

1798 - Baker, Brettell, and Co Listed in ‘The New Birmingham Directory’ for 1798

1799 Hannah Brettell m. John BRITAIN at Dudley St Thomas’ 2/9/1799 (see marriage of Phebe Brettell to Thos Brittain in 1811)

1799    Cathe BRETTELL bur Birmingham St Paul 5/5/1799

1799    BRITTLE Elizabeth parents Joseph & Ann Chr. Birmingham St Martins 30 September

1799     Elizabeth BRITTLE bur St Martin’s Birmingham – daur of Joseph & Ann 15/12/1799          

Brettell, Joseph  Factor,  8 Jamaica Row

1801 - Brettell, Joseph Listed in Chapman's Birmingham Directory for 1801

1801 – Obit
BRETTELL, Richard   hosier of New St, d.16 Nov 1801, obit 23.11.1801 (husband of Elizabeth)

1803 Directory
Brettell, son and Hughes, Factors Jamaica Row
Brettell, Elizabeth, Worsted and Cotton Warehouse 72 New St 


1805        Charles BRETTELL bur St Mary’s Whittall St Brimingham 27/3/1805

1805        BRETTLE, John of Mary Ann St, d. 24 Oct 1805,  obit 28. 10. 1805. – was Victualler (Personal Names Index at B’ham Library)

Birmingham City Archives: Smythe Etches and Co, later Lee Crowder and Co, solicitors of Birmingham [MS 3375/414716 - MS 3375/414532]
[from Scope and Content]  Holden, Brettell and Houseman families: deeds of Aston, Birmingham, Bromsgrove Worcs, Erdington, Fockbury Worcs, Great Sheepy Leics, Lyme Regis Dorset, Montgomeryshire, Saltley, Stoke Prior Worcs, Upton Snodsbury Worcs, Yieldingtree Worcs, 15th cent-1900; legal papers, 1875
(Joseph BRETTELL was an Attorney in Bromsgrove – he married Ann HOLDEN – their daughter ann married Rev HOUSEMAN) 

   FILE - Partnership deeds of Birmingham firms - ref.  MS 3375/306  - date: 1783-1825

1805 -       item: Dissolution of copartnership between Brettell and son and Hughes and articles of copartnership between Brettell and Hughes - ref.  MS 3375/306/6  - date: 29 Nov 1805
         |_ [from Scope and Content] 1. Joseph Brettell of Birmingham, factor
         |_ [from Scope and Content] 2. John Brettell of Birmingham, factor
         |_ [from Scope and Content] Terms: John Brettell will retire from the trade and Joseph Brettell and Benjamin Hughes will form a                 partnership.
         |_ [from Scope and Content] Joseph Brettell and Benjamin Hughes will each pay 10s to John Brettell.
         |_ [from Scope and Content] Joseph Brettell and Benjamin Hughes will each receive interest on their share of the stock at the rate of 5             per cent per annum.
         |_ [from Scope and Content] Trading name: "Brettell Son and Hughes" dissolved
         |_ [from Scope and Content] "Brettell and Hughes" formed
            Does this mean that the father of this Joseph Brettell was John Brettell, since the business was previously listed as
            Brettell, son and Hughes, Factors Jamaica Row ?
Joseph Brettell (b. 1750) who married Ann Walker was s/o Joseph but he had an older brother John (b. 1742)
     BUT he became a methodist preacher
Joseph Brettell (b. 1749) who married Sarah DARBY was s/o Thomas Brettell and had an older brother John (b. 1736)

Brettell, John,  Bookbinder  Mount St
Brettell and Hughes, Factors  Jamaica Row
Brettell, Elizabeth, Worsted and Cotton Warehouse  100 High St
Brettell, James, Fendermaker  Alcester St.

1808 -
      item: Dissolution of copartnership and assignment of the trade - ref.  MS 3375/306/9  - date: 6 Dec 1808
         |_ [from Scope and Content] 1. Joseph Brettell of Birmingham factor
         |_ [from Scope and Content] Terms: Benjamin Hughes to pay Joseph Brettell 50.
         |_ [from Scope and Content] Trading name: "Brettell and Hughes".

1810 - BRETTELL, Elizabeth  daug. of Joseph BRETTELL, merchant,  d.21 Sept 1810, obit. 24.9.1810
Full Entry …..24 Sept 1810 - Friday after a lingering illness (while on a visit at her brother's, Pentonville, London) Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Joseph Brettell, merchant of this town.





Pentonville, London




mother: Elizabeth BRETTELL

Is this why Elizabeth was in London???  She was do/o Joseph Brettell & Ann WALKER
Pentonville is just west of Hoxton
1805, 1806 & !807 – Holden’s London directory has
Brettell, John, Bricklayer & Plasterer, 11, Weston St., Pentonville.
Could this be John who was Carpenter of Robert Street Hoxton (married to Hannah) in 1815?
John Brettell of Shoreditch married Hannah Hayes, in Dec 1815, at Kingston Lyle, Berks.

1810        John BRETTELL bur Birmingham St Paul 2/6/1810

1811        John BRETTELL bur Birmingham St Paul 24/1/1811

1811        Phebe Brettell m. Thomas Brittain 20 Dec 1811 St Martin’s Birmingham
                (see 1841 entry for Thomas Britain, aged 60, carpenter, living with an Edward Brettell aged 25 (no occupation) and Ann Brittain   aged 25  at Coleshill, Warks)
                Did this Edward Brettell become a glassmaker and marry Susannah Mander?

England Commercial Directory 1816-1817   - Birmingham section
Brettell Elizabeth 100 High St (under Worsted Dealers)

1812 Birmingham Directory
Brettell Elizabeth Worsted and cotton warehouse High St
Brettell Joseph factor Prince's Row,
Brettell James Fender Maker Alcester St

1813        Sarah Brettell m. Joseph Mason 11 Feb 1813 St Martins Birmingham (see 1861 census)

1813        James BRITTELL aged 13 (b.~1800) bur Birmingham St Martin 1/8/1813
 (poss s/o Edwd & Elizth poss chr St Mary Mosely by Brum 23/8/1801)

1813 Birmingham Directory
Brettal Joseph, Prince`s Row (not far from Constitution Hill and Bond Street.)
Brettal Elizabeth, worsted and cotton warehouse, High St

1813 Thomas DARKE b.~1792, married Ann BRETTELL at St.Sepulchre Church London.
Thomas Darke's occup. was Lighterman.  Taken from the Apprentice Records 1806-1813, he became a Freeman of Watermen & Lightermen Sept.1813.
Their children:
1814 Samuel Brettell DARKE b. 29/4/1814 c. 29/5/1814, Saint Saviour, Southwark , parents Thomas DARKE & Ann (IGI) – married Priscilla.  Father of Ann DARKE
1817 Joshua John DARKE b. 9/9/1817 c. 28/9/1817, St Bride Fleet Street London, parents Thomas DARKE & Ann
1820 Thomas Nodin DARKE c. 29/10/1820 Saviour, Southwark , parents Thomas DARKE & Ann (IGI)
Pauline Cordaroy’s second cousin got the information on Thomas and Ann - he emailed St. Sepulchres and was told the records are in the Guildhall in London.

1814        Ann BRETTELL of Bromsgrove, w/o Joseph, attorney, d/o J Holden of Erdington died 16/3/1814

1818 - Wrightson's Triennial Directory for Birmingham, 1818, by J.E. Lindley:
Brettel, Elizabeth,  Worsted & Cotton Warehouse,                 High St

1819        Ann BRETTELL, age 37, bur St Mary’s Whittall St 21/2/1819 (b. abt 1782)
                Joseph BRETTELL, aged 3, St Mary’s Whittall St 27/2/1819 (s/o Ann above?) 

1819-20 Birmingham Directory
Brettell Samuel and Co Brass moulding and founders Ashted Row (first appearance of Samuel)

1820        Joseph Smith BRETTELL, aged 13, buried Birmingham St Martins 17/5/1820 (s/o James BRITTELL & Jane c. 29/12/1809)

1821 obit - BRETTELL of Princes Row aged 71 d. 2 Sept 1821 obit - 10. 9. 1821. ( born ~1750)
               Full entry: 10 Sept 1821 - On the 2nd inst. in the 71st year of his age, Mr Brettell, of Princes-row in this town.
                Poss s/o Joseph Brettell and Elizabeth Hemus,  chr 06 SEP 1750 Kingswinford, Stafford
NEED TO FIND WILL of Joseph Brettell d. 2/9/1821

BRITTLE, JOSEPH - - 1821 - Accused - Felony  

1821 Obit
BRETTELL, Mrs Elizabeth  of High St  aged 66,  d.21 Nov 1821,   obit  26. 11. 1821 (b.~1755 / m.~1775)
(widow of Richard.  Buried Birmingham St Paul 25/11/1821)

1824 Burial:
BRETTELL, Joseph aged 75, 27 Oct.1824, St.Martin Birmingham (b.~1749)
Abode - Bartholomew St (see notes on following pages) – about half a mile from Princes Row
Would have been 24 yrs old in 1773 when first child of Joseph & Sarah born.
poss s/o Thomas BRETTELL & Mary Chance, chr Halesowen 17/9/1749.
NEED TO FIND WILL of Joseph Brettell d. 27/10/1824

1825        Hannah BRETTELL, aged 70, bur Birmingham St.James The Less. Ashted 16/1/1825  (b. 1755)

1826 Birth/Christening
Emma Brettell b. 9/7/1826 c. 7/8/1826 St Martin’s Birmingham, parents Samuel Brettell & Mary (she died Jan 1827)

1826 BRETTELL, SAMUEL - Birmingham - 1826 - Victim - Theft (from Calendars of Prisoners, 1801 to 1900)

Piggotts 1828-29 - Birmingham
Under Brassfounders -Brettell, Saml. & co. Ashted row

1829        BRETTELL, THOMAS - Birmingham - 1829 - Victim - Theft (from Calendars of Prisoners, 1801 to 1900)
                BRETNALL, ROBERT - Birmingham - 1829 - Victim - Fraud

1829 Birth/Christening
Samuel Brettell c. 15/1/1829 St Martin’s Birmingham, parents Samuel Brettell & Mary (he died Feb 1831.  Father was brassfounder)

1830  Birmingham
Brettell Samuel & Co brass moulding &c. founders Ashted-row ( also listed under Brass Fire Furniture & Bracket Makers)
Brettell, Thomas, victualler, 1, Moat row  - s/o Joseph & Sarah Brettell. B. abt 1805
Also, under Victuallers: Brettell, T, Moore St

1831 – Obit
BRETTELL, Samuel  only son of Samuel BRETTELL, brassfounder of Lancaster St, aged 3, d. 22 Feb 1831,  obit. 28. 2. 1831
                (b. 14 Dec 1828 c. 15 Jan 1829, St Martins, Birmingham, parents Samuel Brettell & Mary)

1832 Birth/Christening
Ann Brettell c. 19/4/1832 St Martin’s Birmingham, parents Samuel Brettell & Mary

BRETTLE, REBECCA - Solihull - 1833 - Accused - Disorderly House
BRITTLE, MARY - Birmingham - 1833 - Victim - Assault
BRITTLE, JOHN - Aston - 1835 - Accused - Theft 

Directory of Birmingham 1835
Brettell Samuel, brass founder & cheese factor, 146 & 1457 Lancaster st ( & listed under brass founders)
Brettell Thomas, brassfounder, 33 Dudley st (& listed under brass founders)

Pigott & Co 1835
Brettall & Wilson button m.
Brettall Benj, boat builder
Brettell, Sl, brass founder
Brettell, Ths, fender m.
Collins John Brettell, factor. (at 84 Steelhouse lane) 

Under brassfounders – Brettell Samuel, 146 & 147 Lancaster street
Under Cheesemongers & Butter, Ham & Bacon Dealers – Brettell Samuel, 146 & 147 Lancaster street
Under factors (see also merchants) Collins John Brettell, 84 Steelhouse lane
Under Fender Makers – Brettell Thomas, (furniture) Dudley street
Under Fire Irons & Fire Brasses – Brettell Thomas (brasses) Dudley street
Under Furniture Brokers – Brettell Thomas, Dudley street 

Robson’s 1839
Birmingham – Street Key – Holland Street:
No. 16 Brown Henry, button and hook & eye maker,
                No. 3 Court Brettell & Wilson, pearl button, & ornament manufactueres

Alphabetical Listings:
Brettall Samuel, brassfounder, 146 & 147 Lancaster St
Brettall William, pearl button maker, fisher st (husband of Ann)
Brettell & Wilson, pearl button & ornament manufacturers, 3 Court, Holland St
Brettell Benjamin, boatbuilder, Birmingham heath
Brettell John, ornamental ship moulder, 7 Beak st (also under Whip Mounters)
Brettell Thomas, brassfounder & broker, 33 Dudley street (& under brokers (see also furniture brokers)

Pigotts 1842 - Birmingham
Brettell Benjamin, boat builder, Ladywood dock
Brettell John, ivory & bone turner & whip mounter, 4 Court, Cross street – he was born abt 1811 & married to Elizabeth in 1861
Brettell Samuel, brassfounder 146 & 147 Lancaster st
Brettell Thomas, furniture broker, 33 Dudley street

1844 – Obit
BRETTELL, John  son of Elizabeth BRETTELL late of High St aged 42, d.9 Aug 1844, obit. 19.8.1844.
 (c. B'ham St Phillips 27/7/1802 parents Richard Brettell & Elizabeth) 

1847 Slaters Directory
Brettell Saml 146 & 147 lancaster st
Under Turners in Ivory & Bone – Brettell John, 4 Court, Cross st - born abt 1811 & married to Elizabeth in 1861  

1849 - Historical Directory of Birmingham 1849
Brettell John, Ivory & bone turner, 36 Suffolk St (& under Ivory and Bone Toy & Ornament Manufacturers)
Brettell Samuel, brass founder, 146 Lancaster street
Brettell William, coal merchant, Oozels St, wharf; house, 47, Tindal st, Camden st (& listed under coal merchants & dealers)
Under Tool Brokers, Brettell T, 129 Lancaster St (Thomas) 

1851 census of Birmingham







Brass Founder (36 Hands)
































Widow – living with cousin Moses Jackson, Paper box maker

















Ivory Carver










 1851 – Obit
BRETTELL, Mary,  wife of Samuel BRETTELL,  brassfounder of Lancaster St, aged 48,  d. 6 June 1851 obit. 9.6.1851.  (b. ~1803)

Birmingham, Warwickshire Directory, 1855 
Brettell Edwin, dealer in hardware, 17 St Vincent St – s/o Thos & Ann?
Brettell Jno, Ivory & Bone turner, 36 Suffolk St - born abt 1811 & married to Elizabeth in 1861
Brettell Joseph, rule maker, at Ledsaw st  - b. Aston 1807.
Brettell Samuel, brass founder, 146, 147, Lancaster st
Brettell Wm Devey, tobacconist, 25, Hampton st – Marr Kings Ntn to Helen 1850. Daur Emily b. 1855. s/o John & Mary?
Brettell Patience, milliner, 42 Dean St
Brettell Wm, pearl button maker, 22 Fisher St – b. 1794. s/o John & Sarah.
Brettle Jno 36 suffolk st (under greengrocers)
Brittle Thos 30 Coventry rd (under greengrocers)
Under Acadamies:
National, Christchurch, New St ( …. , Wm A Ward & Miss Brettle … )
West Bromwich
Brettell W & T Spon ln
Brettell Wm (and manufacturer of every description of railway iron work) Glover st works

1861 census

at 1 Skinner St
Thomas   head        56            Provision dealer      born Birmingham     (b. abt 1805) (s/o Joseph & Sarah)
Jane        wife         53                                            born Birmingham  

at St Werbugh, Derby
Henry Briton            lodger      unmarr.    43            Tailor       born Derby
Phoebe Britton       lodger’s mother       72                            born Birmingham     (b.~1789)

 At 14 Edmond St Birmingham
Samuel Burrows     head        35            tripe dealer              born London
Emma Burrows*      wife         34                                            born Birmingham
Sarah Mason           aunt         66            general assistant    born Birmingham     (b.~1795)
                *Was this Emma Brettell d/o Samuel & Mary Brettell b. 9 Jul 1826 chr. 7 Aug 1826 St Martins Birmingham?

Monumental Inscriptions for Hockley, St Pauls

List of names taken from the fiche of Monumental Inscriptions for
St Pauls Church in Hockley, Birmingham

Fiche number I057 sold by BMSGH
published here by kind permission of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry
Transcription kindly submitted by Alva King





Elizabeth  (wife of Richard?)



John         (s/o Elizabeth and Richard?)



May          (poss wife of John?)



Richard    (husband of Elizabeth?)



S              (Sophia, d/o Richard & Elizabeth?)


St Pauls was built in 1779 on land given by Charles Colmore, and served as a status symbol to the aspiring middle class.
Bond Street Baptist was in Hockley.
All Saints is also at Hockley

Monumental Inscriptions for Harborne St. Peter's

List of names taken from the fiche of Monumental Inscriptions for
St. Peter's Church in Harborne, Birmingham

Fiche number I-055 sold by BMSGH
published here by kind permission of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry
Transcription kindly supplied by Alva King 








Died 1877




Deaths 1865 & 1891


Mary Ann


Deaths 1862 & 1883




Died 1872






Witnesses to marriage of Joseph Brettell to Hannah Waldron in 1813 were Joseph Brettell & Mary Ann Brettell 


Elizabeth BRETTELL (wife of Richard Brettell)

1757 Richard Brettell christened 11 SEP 1757 Old Swinford parents John BRETTELL & Ann 

1776 Richard Brettell m. Elizabeth BARROW St Martins Birmingham 19/9/1776 


1801 – ObitBRETTELL, Richard   hosier of New St, d.16 Nov 1801, obit 23.11.1801 (aged 44?) – husband of Elizabeth 

1803 Directory -
Brettell, Elizabeth, Worsted and Cotton Warehouse 72 New St

1808 Birmingham Directory -
Brettell, Elizabeth, Worsted and Cotton Warehouse 100 High St

1812 Birmingham Directory
Brettell Elizabeth Worsted and cotton warehouse High St

1813 Directory -
Brettal Elizabeth, worsted and cotton warehouse, High St

1818 Wrightson's Triennial Directory for Birmingham, 1818, by J.E. Lindley:
Brettel, Elizabeth,  Worsted & Cotton Warehouse,                 High St 


1821 BRETTELL, Mrs Elizabeth  of High St  aged 66,  d.21 Nov 1821,   obit  26. 11. 1821 (b.~1755 / m.~1776) 

1844 BRETTELL, John  son of Elizabeth BRETTELL late of High St aged 42, d.9 Aug 1844, obit. 19.8.1844.
 (b1802 - c. B'ham St Phillips 27/7/1802 parents Richard Brettell & Elizabeth)
Elizabeth & Richard  marr 1776 would have been in their 40’s in 1802. 





Birmingham, St Martin



Elizabeth BARROW





Birmingham, St Martin



Richard BRITTLE & Elizabeth





Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRETTELL & Elizabeth




William Allsop

Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRETTELL & Elizabeth





Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRETTELL & Elizabeth





Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRETTELL & Elizabeth





Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRETTELL & Elizabeth




Ann Allsop

Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRITTLE & Elizabeth




Elizabeth Allsop

Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRITTLE & Elizabeth





Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRATTELL & Elizabeth





Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRETTELL & Elizabeth





Birmingham, St Phillips



Richard BRITTELL & Elizabeth

Elizabeth's will states:
Daughter Mary married William BERRY
Daughter Sarah (?) married William Gough
Sophia was unmarried at the time the will was made out.
Son John is mentioned in the will

The Brettell/Holden/Houseman connection
BRETTELL  Ann   (Mrs Joseph)  of Bromsgrove, daug. of the late J. HOLDEN of Erdington d. 16 Mar 1814, obit. 21.3.1814
Full Entry ….21 Mar 1814 - On Wednesday, Ann the wife of Mr Joseph Brettell, of Bromsgrove. attorney at law, and eldest daughter of the late J Holden, Esq. of Erdington, near this town.
Ann HOLDEN married Joseph BRETTELL (Attorney) Aston Juxta Birmingham 4/12/1782. 
                Their daur Ann marr Rev T HOUSEMAN 

Birmingham City Archives: Smythe Etches and Co, later Lee Crowder and Co, solicitors of Birmingham [MS 3375/414716 - MS 3375/414532]

[from Scope and Content]  Holden, Brettell and Houseman families: deeds of Aston, Birmingham, Bromsgrove Worcs, Erdington, Fockbury Worcs, Great Sheepy Leics, Lyme Regis Dorset, Montgomeryshire, Saltley, Stoke Prior Worcs, Upton Snodsbury Worcs, Yieldingtree Worcs, 15th cent-1900; legal papers, 1875

Lee Crowder deposit
   FILE - Title deeds re land in Erdington, Yieldingtree co. Worc., and Bromsgrove co. Worc. Holden and Brettell families. - ref.  MS 3375/26-31  - date: 15th - 19th cent

   FILE - 6 bundles of deeds re land in Aston Ashnall, Yieldingtree co. Worc., Bromsgrove Drakes Lake, Catshill, Fockbury, Clockhouse, Bourneheath. Holdon, Brettell, Chance, Hunt, Gatley, Smith, Powell, Palmer Families - ref.  MS 3375/136 A-F  - date: 18th - 19th century 

JOHN BRETTELL Birth 04 Mar 1826 Christening 29 Dec 1828 St Phillips, Birmingham Parents Thomas Brettell & Rebecca 

Samuel BRETTELL Birth 20 Sep 1828 Christening 29 Dec 1828 St Phillips, Birmingham Parents Thomas Brettell & Rebecca 

William Brettell Birth 21 Mar 1828 Christening 15 Apr 1828 St Phillips, Birmingham Parents John Brettell & Mary 

BRETTELL, Henry died at Wormash, Bromsgrove, aged 58. d. 29 June 1852, obit. 5. 7.1852  (b. ~1794)
                (s/o Joseph Brettell & Ann HOLDEN. Husband of Sarah (nee WARNER)

 1)      Death records of PRs St Martins and St Mary's?
Joseph Brettell, buried 27 Oct 1824 at St Martins  -

Joseph BRETTEL at St Martins (Number 1765) just gives his name, date of burial as you stated, Abode - St and age 75yrs (b. ~1749)

St Mary's records, as well as name and age, seem to give the street name and if it is the burial of a child or young unmarried adult -the parents names or husband's name if the wife has died. Not sure if the wife's name is given if the husband dies but did notice widow or widower stated sometimes. (I had a quick glimpse at about the 1820s burials).

2) Where is St Mary's Whittall Street.?
As John Sermon has told you, St Mary's no longer exists but Whittall St is still there. Go to and search for uk street and type in the name. On the 1841 parish map in the library I think the parish extended from Steelhouse lane down to Summer Lane. The other side of Summer lane was St Georges Hockley and and the opposite side of Gt Hampton St from St Georges is St Pauls Hockley (Jewellry quarter area). Also at that time St Martins Parish extended all the way up from  Digbeth area, skirting the central area of Birmingham (Colmore Row, New, St High St area etc, which was St Phillips) to the opposite side of  Constitution Hill and Snow Hill from St Mary's.

3) Where would someone be buried early 1800s from Hockley?  

Depends on the Parish. St Pauls, St Georges, St Mary's or St Martins There are two Cemetaries in the Hockley area of St Pauls but  a)  Burials at Key Hill Cemetery , Icknield St  commenced 1836.  b)  Burials at Warstone Lane Cemetery  commenced 1848

There were some burials at Bond St Chapel, but not many and I didn't see any BRETTELS.
 Mary (from Autumnal Birmingham)

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Brettell
Sent: 19 October 2001 00:35
My Joseph's offspring were all baptised (as adults) at Bond St Birmingham Chapel, Hockley in 1804.  Would it be likely for Joseph to be buried at St Martins?  What do you think? 
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Baptists in Birmingham

[Excerpt from The British Association Handbook of Birmingham, 1886]
It is somewhat singular that two of the oldest chapels belonging to this body, namely Cannon Street and Freeman Street, have now ceased to exist. Cannon Street Chapel was built in 1737 on a part of what was then a cherry orchard (which gave its name to Cherry Street). The original building was greatly enlarged in 1806. In those days the well-to-do tradesmen of Birmingham lived in the town, and the town chapels consequently drew their occupants from the immediate neighborhood. Gradually, however, the old members died, and their sons and daughters went to live in the suburbs, and so Cannon Street, which was the flourishing mother church of the Particular Baptists, dwindled in numbers. Fortunately the site of it was required by the Corporation of Birmingham, and it was sold for 26,500, and is now occupied by the Central Arcade in Corporation Street. The purchase money was, under a scheme sanctioned by the Court of Chancery, expended in aid of several Baptist Chapels in the town and suburbs.

The Chapel in Freeman Street is sait to have been older than Cannon Street to which place the worshippers at Freeman Street joined themselves in 1752, and the edifice itself was taken down in 1856. The next chapel in order of date was built in Bond Street (near Constitution Hill), was opened in the year 1786, and was for many years a flourishing church, but gradually decayed in numbers and influence, and is now occupied by the United Methodists.

The chief existing places of worship now belonging to the Baptists are

   NEWHALL STREET CHAPEL, originally built in 1791 by the followers of Emanuel Swedenborg.

   GRAHAM STREET or MOUNT ZION CHAPEL, opened in 1824 by the celebrated Edward Irving. Twenty years afterwards the pulpit was occupied for some time by the late Geaorge Dawson, and subsequently, from 1851 to 1874, by the Rev. Charles Vince, whose death was felt as a public calamity.

   HENEAGE STREET CHAPEL, of which the foundation stone was laid 1st August, 1838, to commemorate the emancipation of the West Indian negroes.

   CIRCUS CHAPEL, Bradford Street, opened 1848, so called because it was formerly a circus.
   WYCLIFFE CHURCH, in the Bristol Road, opened in 1861.

   CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, Hagley Road, built by a portion of the congregation of Graham Street, aided by a contribution of the Cannon Street trustees, and opened in 1882.

There are also chapels in Guildford Street, Hope Street, Lodge Road (Hockley), Great King Street, Stratford Road, Spring Hill, Victoria Street (Small Heath) Warwick Street (Deritend), and Wynn Street (Grreat Colmore Street).

There is also a chapel belonging to the Particular Baptists of Calvinistic views in Frederick Street (Newhall Hill), built in 1850 with the proceeds of an old chapel in Bartholomew Street, which was called the "Cave of Adullam," and removed by the extension of the railway into New Street.

The General or Arminian Baptists had the chapel in Freeman Street (now removed), and in September, 1786, opened the existing chapel in LOMBARD STREET.

About Baptists…

…they do not believe in infant baptism. The sacrament of baptism is reserved for adults or at least youths who are old enough to understand the significance of the rite. My sister was christened as an infant in the Presbyterian church but had to be baptized again when she joined the Baptist church recently. Also, Baptists require total immersion of the body in water rather than just sprinkling water on the head, as in some other denominations.

Baptists who want to express their desire to bring their children up in the Christian faith (usually) do so by having their children "dedicated". They promise to teach their children about Christ, both by what they explicitly teach them, and by how they live, the church  members also often join in this promise, and then the minister (and/or others) will pray for them and for their child - that they might be strengthened to keep those promises, and that God would honour them.

Baptists practise "believer's baptism" - someone is only baptised after they have professed faith in Christ. Baptists do not baptise babies or very young children, since it's not possible for them to have made such a profession. The youngest person I know who was baptised on profession of faith was about 9. This is unusually young. Baptismal candidates can be any age though, right up to OAPs. Again, I knew someone who was baptised (by full immersion) in her late eighties. 

Parish Registers Held at Birmingham Central Library

The following is a list of the parish registers held in the Birmingham Central Library, they are kept in various forms: microfilm, photocopy, or original records.
C=Christenings; M=Marriages; B=Burials

All Saints, Hockley
C 1833-1972
M 1835-1972
B 1833-1904


All Saints, Oscott (was Staffs)
C 1862-1880


All Saints, Small Heath
C 1875-1947
M 1882-1949


All Souls, Witton
C 1907-1980
M 1908-1980


Bishop Ryder
C 1839-1956
M 1842-1956
C 1839-1880


Christ Church, New St
C 1865-1897
M 1865-1897
B 1877-1893
C 1856-1897
M 1856-1894
B 1817-1893

Christ Church, Perry Barr (was Staffs)
C 1863-1880

Christ Church, Quinton (was Shrops)
C 1840-1964
M 1842-1946
B 1840-1964

Christ Church, Sparkbrook
C 1867-1940
M 1868-1934
C 1867-1881
M 1868-1875

Crist Church, Summerfield
C 1839-1963
M 1885-1967

Emmanuel, Small Heath
C 1892-1894

Holy Carpenter, Saltley
C 1909-1923

Holy Trinity, Birchfield (was Staffs)
C 1909-1923

Holy Trinity, Bordesley
C 1823-1950
M 1864-1946
B 1823-1925
C 1823-1881
M 1864-1876
B 1823-1925

Immanuel, Broad St
C 1865-1939
M 1865-1939
Private Christenings 1867-1932
C 1868-1878
Private Christenings 1867-1932

Marston Chapel, Yardley (was Worcs)
C 1813-1859 (Later Hall Green Parish Church)
B 1813-1859

St Agatha, Sparkbrook
C 1901-1964
M 1902-1954


St Andrew, Bordesley
C 1864-1943
M 1864-1966
B 1852-1971


St Anne, Duddeston
C 1870-1883
M 1870-1882


St Anne, Moseley (was Worcs)
C 1893-1894
Banns 1912-1964


St Asaph
C 1869-1949 (Including St Thomas)
M 1869-1959
M 1869-1878

St Barnabas, Balsall Heath (was Worcs)
C 1817-1958
M 1905-1963

St Barnabas, Erdington
C 1824-1962
M 1858-1960
B 1824-1979


St Bartholomew
C 1847-1929
M 1847-1934
B 1847-1899
C 1847-1901
M 1847-1866
B 1847-1899

St Bartholomew, Edgbaston
C 1636-1955
M 1636-1969
B 1635-1887
Banns 1941-1975
? 1636-1872



St Catherine, Nechells
C 1878-1892
M 1879-1898


St Cryostom
C 1888-1855
M 1890-1970


St Clement, Nechells
C 1859-1964
M 1860-1953


St Cuthbert, Winson Green
C 1870-1960
M 1872-1960
C 1870-1896
M 1872-1891

St David
C 1865-1945
M 1866-1947


St Edburgha, Yardley (was Worcs)
C 1539-1929
M 1539-1951
B 1539-1935
? 1539-1732
CB? 1782-1812

St Edward
C 1896-1947
M 1898-1947


St Francis Mission, Saltley
C 1909-1915


St Gabriel, Deritend
C 1867-1940
M 1870-1940


St George
C 1823-1955
M 1830-1956
B 1822-1916
C 1823-1882
M 1830-1882
B 1822-1916

St George, Edgbaston
C 1839-1940
M 1885-1973

St Giles, Bordesley
C 1905-1958


St Giles, Sheldon
C 1558-1950
M 1558-1967
B 1558-1939
C 1839
M 1858
B 1841

St James, Edgbaston
C 1852-1972
M 1885-1971


St James the Less, Ashted
C 1870-1924
M 1853-1945
B 1870-1935
C 1870-1880
M 1835-1967
B 1870-1935

St John, Deritend
C 1700-1940
M 1700-1753
M 1890-1919
B 1791-1812
C 1700-1881


St John and St Basil, Deritend
C 1886-1968
B 1873-1970
Banns 1923-1963


St John, Perry Barr (was Staffs)
C 1833-1964
M 1864-1976
B 1834-1931


St Jude
C 1846-1968
M 1851-1955
C 1846-1868

St Laurence
C 1868-1901
M 1868-1895

St Laurence, Northfield (was Worcs)
C 1560-1965
M 1556-1971
B 1560-1959
C 1560-1741
C 1758-1809
M 1560-1812
B 1560-1810

St Luke's
C 1842-1949
M 1843-1959

St Luke's Mission, Saltley
C 1905-1925


St Mark
C 1841-1948
M 1850-1947

St Mark's Mission, Balsall Heath (was Worcs)
C 1902-1926

St Martin
C 1555-1929
M 1554-1966
B 1554-1915
C 1708
M 1705
B 1704

St Mary, Aston Brook
C 1863-1966
M 1866-1967

St Mary, Handsworth (was Staffs)

St Mary, Moseley (was Worcs)
CB 1762-1850

St Mary, Pype Hayes
C 1930-1968
M 1930-1979

St Mary, Selly Oak (was Worcs)
C 1861-1947
M 1862-1965
B 1861-1954


St Mary, Whittall St
C 1774-1925
M 1842-1925
B 1779-1884
M 1842-1895
B 1813-1884


St Mary and St Ambrose, Edgbaston
C 1898-1955
M 1899-1969


St Matthew, Duddeston
C 1840-1895
M 1850-1886
B 1841-1910


St Matthias
C 1856-1948
M 1856-1948
C 1856-1881
M 1856-1883


St Monica, Edgbaston
C 1938-1964

St Nicolas
C 1868-1941
M 1869-1942
C 1868-1881
M 1869-1892

St Oswald, Bordesley
C 1889-1962
M 1894-1961

St Paul, Balsall Heath (was Worcs)
C 1853-1963
M 1853-1964

St Paul's Chapel
C 1779-1810
B 1779-1812
C 1779-1832

St Peter, Dale End
C 1842-1898
M 1847-1898

St Peter, Handsworth (was Staffs)
C 1907-1974
M 1907-1970
Banns 1964-1977


St Peter, Harborne (was Staffs)
C 1538-1955
M 1538-1967
B 1538-1954
C 1538-1913
M 1538-1807
B 1538-1812

St Peter and St Paul, Aston
C 1563-1958
M 1561-1969
B 1544-1854
C 1640-1744
C 1771-1829
M 1640-1744
B 1640-1744
? 1775-1812

St Philip's Cathedral
C 1715-1863
M 1754-1960
B 1773-1965
? 1715-1755
C 1766-1811
C 1873-1877
B 1793-1812
B 1873-1965

St Philip and St James, Hodge Hill
M 1964-1972

St Saviour, Hockley
C 1874-1962
M 1875-1961

St Saviour, Saltley
C 1849-1960
M 1850-1952
B 1850-1939


St Silas, Lozells
C 1854-1962
M 1854-1962

St Stephen, Newtown Row
C 1844-1950
M 1844-1950

St Stephen, Selly Hill (was Worcs)
C 1871-1925
M 1881-1930
Banns 1962-1968


St Thomas, Bath Row
C 1829-1948
M 1835-1941
B 1830-1908
C 1829-1882
M 1835-1873


St Thomas and Immanuel, Broad St
C 1948-1961
M 1942-1961


St Thomas-in-the-Moors, Balsall Heath (was Worcs)
C 1883-1955
M 1884-1955





--- ‘ “Uncle Joe”: the Reverend Joseph Brettell Housman and the family of Perry Hall (part 1)’ XXIX pp. 39-62
--- ‘University Days: a Housman, a Brettell, a Vernon at Regency Cambridge’ XXVII pp. 70-73

My Brettells in London

London Pollbooks, 1713 – Voters -  lists Brittell, Thomas, glz (glazier)

Source - - PRs;
Berkshire: - Registers of Marriages, 1558-1837
 Burials. Vol. 3
  Marriages at Kingston Lisle, 1560 to 1837.
   Volume 3.
County: Berkshire
Country: England

John Brettell, of St. Leonards, Shoreditch, co., Middx., & Hannah Hayes 14 Dec 1815
Was he a widower?  Was he a Carpenter? Was he a Bricklayer?
Was prev wife Ann Brown and did she die after giving birth to Joseph Brown BRETTELL born 1798 and to Sarah c. 24/12/1815 ?

Source - Guildhall:

Registers (microfilms) of St Leonard's, Shoreditch, and St Bride's, the city
Ref X094 / 037

At Charles Street, Shoreditch Christening
Samuel of Joseph (and Mary?) Brettell of Charles Street born January 18th 1786
christened St Leonard’s Shoreditch 89h Sept 1807 (aged 21!)
MY gt, gt, gt, gt Grandfather Samuel (see below)
This Samuel is son of Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah – 1st baptism registered at Bond Street Baptist in 1804!
He was christened TWICE – both times as an adult.

At Charles Street, Shoreditch
Samuel Brettell and Susanna
Samuel is a carpenter (is he the son  of Joseph Brettell & Mary)
they have two children:
Susannah b. 13 Jan 1807 c. 8th Sept 1807
Samuel (BRITTELL) b.  12 October 1808 c. 4th November 1808
(this is my gt, gt, gt, Grandfather Samuel)
Sarah b. 11th December 1810 c. 17th January 1811
Henry b. 3 September 1812 at Charles Square c. 20th September 1812

then move to Pitfield St
and have two more
William b. 1 June 1814 c. 26 June 1814
James b. 5 January 1818 c. 29 January 1818
Tallies with Trade Directory of 1823 info, ie, Pitfield St address.

At Pitfield Street, Shoreditch

William and Susannah  (originally PR entry says son of Sarah  –  crossed out and written as Susannah)
Could William be brother of Samuel (snr)?  Should ‘William’ and Susannah  be Samuel and Susannah?
Is same street and occupation as Samuel Brettell (above)
William is a carpenter
‘William’ and Susannah have a son Joseph (b. 13 March 1816 Christened St Leonards 5/4/1816)
                (NB: this date would fit in perfectly in Samuel and Susannah’s family)
                - no Joseph Brettell of similar age in 1841 census


At Dunkirk Court, Shoreditch
Joseph Brettell and Eleanor (nee STUDDARD)
they have a daughter Sarah (b. 1811)

Also …

John Brittle
Parents Joseph and Mary Brittle
b. 25 April 1790 at Mulberry Court c. 4 July 1790

Sarah Brettell  X094/035
Parents Joseph and Mary Brettell
b. 3 December 1794 at Whitecross Alley  c. 23 January 1795

Around 1830s…..

At City Road, Shoreditch
Samuel Brettell and Sarah (nee SPOONER) - MY gt, gt, gt Grandparents
(who married at St Bride’s 12 January 1834)
have a daughter Sarah (christened 1835)
Samuel is a carpenter

Marriages at St Bride's
(show interconnections through groom in one and witness in the other. Indicates family linkages.)

1. Samuel Brettell married Sarah Spooner - MY gt, gt, gt Grandparents
Both of the parish of St Bride's
By banns, 12 January 1834
St Bride's, the city,
Witnesses Charles Maton, S. Brettell
Record 894, p 301 PR Film No 6542

2. Susannah Brettell married Charles George Maton
both of the parish of St Bride's
By banns, 14 April 1833
St Bride's, the city,
Witnesses: Samuel Brettell, Susanna Brettell
Record 714, p. 241 PR on film No 6542

Source: London Metropolitan Archives:

St John the Baptist Shoreditch (Hoxton):
(searched 1830-1837, 1837 -1841, 1841-1845)

William Brettell
son of Samuel Brettell and Sarah (nee SPOONER)
Bowling Green Walk
born 12 February 1842 / bap 9 March 1842
p.59 Record 466

James David Brettell
son of Samuel Brettell and Sarah (nee SPOONER)
Foundry Place
born 19 March 1844 / bap 7 April 1844
p 221 Record 1768

Edward Brettell
son of Samuel Brettell and Sarah (nee SPOONER)
Foundry Row
born 23 June 1848 / bap 23 July 1848
p 32 Record 252

Mary Caroline Brettell
dau of John and Mary Charlotte Brettell
Windsor Ter Jeweller
born 10 August 1831 / bap 18 sept 1831
p. 37 Record 295

Burials at St John the Baptist, Hoxton – MC05 / X031 17,18,19

Samuel Brettell
buried 9 July 1839 aged 21 months
address Whitmore Road (just to the north of Pitfield Street)
[Note same address as birth of my John Brettell – this was his older brother]
son of Samuel BRETTELL and Sarah SPOONER
Died 4 July 1839, Haggerstone West, Shoreditch (Source = Death Cert)

Elizabeth Brettell
buried 15 October 1837 aged 4 months
address Wickham Street.

Samuel Brettell,
aged 47 years, of Craven Buildings,
buried 1 May 1833

William Brittell
Aged 10 months, of Bowling Green Walk
Buried 4 January 1843

Sarah Brettell buried same month as Sarah Brettell, wife of Samuel, a Carpenter

Mercy Brittle
65 years of Ely Place, buried 5 January 1815

Alfred Brettell
Aged 11 months of Grooms Buildings, Buried 26 September 1841

Other deaths from ???

Sarah Battell 30 yrs Hoxton Town January 1807
Leah Brettell 39 Years St Giles Cripplegate August 1807

BRETTELLs in London Directory Listings:

Kent's DIRECTORY For the Year 1794. Cities of London and Westminster, & Borough of Southwark

rettell & White, Wholesale Haberdashers, 21, Foster lane
Brettell William, Upholsterer, 122, High Holborn
Breteuile John, Upholsterer, 14, Broad street, Soho

1805, 1806 & !807 – Holden’s London directory
Under Business, Professions, etc…
Brettell White & Co, wholesale Haberdashers, 21, Foster Lane, Cheapside (AKA Poultry)
Brettell & Co, feather manufacturers, 55, Great Windmill St.
Brettell, James, printer, 4 Marshall St., Golden Square
Brettell, John, Bricklayer & Plasterer, 11, Weston St., Pentonville.
1810 - BRETTELL, Elizabeth  daug. of Joseph BRETTELL, merchant,  d.21 Sept 1810, obit. 24.9.1810
Full Entry …..24 Sept 1810 - Friday after a lingering illness (while on a visit at her brother's, Pentonville, London)
Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Joseph Brettell, merchant of … (Birmingham).
Pentonville is just west of Hoxton
Proceedings at Old Bailey 4 Sept 1834 : JOHN BRETTEL.” I am a bricklayer. I was building a house at Pentonville, on the 28th of February, ...”

1811 London & country Directory
Brettell & co straw bonnet warehouse 10 & 12 hays’s court soho
Brettell Geo. Smith & ironmonger 68 George st Manchester sq
Brettell John printer 4 Marshall st Golden sq
Bretltl & Mace straw hat manufacturers 8, St. Martin’s court, Leicester square
Brettell Wm gunmaker 2, Upper East Smithfield – was he related to  John, gun finisher of B’ham?
Brettell John esq 16 Caroline st Bedford sq
Brettell Mr John 35, Gerrard st. Soho
Brittell John esq Parsons Green lane

1821 Kents Original London Directory 1821
Brettell & Co., straw hat manufact, 10 & 12, Hayes’s-co. Soho
Brettell, John, printer, 25 Rupert St., Soho

Underhills Triennial Directory 1822-1823-1824
Brettell Samuel (Staffordshire & Glass Warehouse) Haberdashers Walk
                Nb: 1802 and 1831 London maps show Haberdasher’s Walk as what is now Pitfield Street
                and what was then an extension of Pitfield Street
        This is definitely my Samuel as proceedings at the Old Bailey 20 April 1814 describe Samuel Brittle, husband of
        Susannah Brittle, of 21 Pitfield Street in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, as keeping “a china shop that is part of
           his dwelling house.”

1822 Robsons
Brettell Saml. Carpenter 21 Pitfield St Hoxton

1822: John BRETTELL is employed at a shop and timber yard at Hoxton and his brother is Foreman
                Proceedings at Old Bailey 4 December 1822

1823 London Trade Directory
Brettell, Samuel, Carpenter, 21 Pitfield St Hoxton
Under Printers, Letterpress:   Brettell, Jno., 25 Rupert St., Haymarket.

1824 Pigots
Under Booksellers, Stationers, Printers & Binders
Brettell Walter High Street

1826: Joseph Ebenezer Brittell was a shoemaker living at Old Street (St Lukes?)
                (Proceedings of Old Bailey 14 Sept 1826)

1828 Pigot & Co Metropolitan directory
Brettell & Co            strawhat makers                 10 Hay'ct Soho
Brettell Edw             White Lion PH                     Leather Lane – nephew of Edward Brettell of Cradley.                                                                                                                                   s/o Joseph Brettell & Ann Taylor (see Edward’s will)
Brettell Saml         Carpenter                             Craven bldgs Hoxton
Brettell Thos            letter press printer              25 Rupert St Haymarket

1829 Post Office Directory
Brettell & Co straw hat manufacturer 10 & 12 Hays court Soho
Brettell John printer Rupert st Haymarket
Brettle T locksmith & bell hanger 8 Counter st Borough

1832/3/4 Pigot & Co National London &Provincial Commercial Directory
Academies - ladies :               Brettell Mary            31 Windsor Terrace City Road (Mary Charlotte Haselden?)
Printers - letterpress:              Brettell Thomas       25 Rupert St Haymarket
Public houses:                         Brettell Edward       Rose & Crown 16 Crown St Soho – nephew of Edward Brettell of Cradley.                                                                                                                                  s/o Joseph Brettell & Ann Taylor (see Edward’s will)

1833 Directory
Brettell, Samuel, Carpenter, 5 Craven Buildings, City Rd Brettell, John, Carpenter, 6 Robert St., Hoxton
Under “Street Key” - Craven Buildings
No 5 – Brettell, Samuel
6 Robert Street Hoxton, New Town Brettell, John

Robsons: at Craven Buildings –
1834 Brettell Samuel
1835 Brettell Samuel
1836 Brettell Sam, Carpenter - Susannah Brettell was a Tea Dealer in 1836 Pigots
1838 Brettell Samuel
1839 Brettell Samuel, Carpenter – she was also a Tea Merchant in 1839 Pigots
1840 Brettell Sam, Carpenter
1841 Brettell Susannah, Carpenter – She was listed as a ‘Grocer’ in 1841 census.
                NB: Did Samuel jnr take over business when father died in 1833 and live at Craven Bldgs until 1840?
                Would have been 25 yo in 1833.
                He was at Foundry Place in 1841 census.

1834 Post Office London Directory - The Merchants, Traders &C of London & parts adjacent
 no Brettells listed under Carpenters in General Trades section

1834: John Brettell, bricklayer, was building a house at Pentonville: Proceedings at Old Bailey 4 Sept 1834 : JOHN BRETTEL. I am a bricklayer. I was building a house at Pentonville, on the 28th of February ...

1835 Robsons Directory
Brettell John        6 Robert St Hoxton
Brettell S             5 Craven Buildings City Road

1836 Piggotts:
Brettell Samuel Carpenter 5 Craven Buildings City Rd
Brettell Susannah Tea Dealer 5 Craven Buildikngs City Rd
Brettell Edward Sir Ralph Abercrombie Public House 13 Charles St Hatton Garden Soho – nephew of Edward Brettell of Cradley.                                                                                                                                  s/o Joseph Brettell & Ann Taylor (see Edward’s will)

Brettel, Thomas. Thomas Brettel, of Rupert-street, Haymarket, printer, to surrender June 19 and July 20 at the Court of Bankruptcy (LG 8 June 1838)

1839 Pigot & Co Directory of London and its suburbs
Brettell John, carpenter, 6 Robert St Hoxton
Brettell, Susannah, Tea Merchant, 5 Craven Buildings, City Rd. (widow of Samuel (snr), Carpenter, previously at this address)
Brettell Thomas, letter-press printer 25 Rupert St

The page numbers are for the combined Kent, Surrey and Sussex facsimilie edition by Michael Winton, 1993. The first page of Surrey is 149.
Brettell on page 208
Brettle on pages 154 & 210

1842 Pigot & Co Directory - Shaftesbury
under Booksellers, Stationers, Printers & Binders
Brettell Walter High Street

1842 Post Office London Directory
General Trades section - Brettells listed under Carpenters
In street Directory Section - Robert Street – no Brettell (Fiche missing C – O)
Under Professional Directory - Brettell, Thos, Printer, 25 Rupert St., Haymarket

1850 Post Office Directory of London
P208 Craven Buildings – described as Craven Buildings, city Road, 26 Brunswick Place, Hoxton

1859 & 1862 POD - court
Brettell Janns John                 32 Camden Sq
Brettell Mrs                            Marlborough Court St James Palace
Brettell Edward                       A14 Albany
Brettell George H                   77 Westbourne Terrace & Oving House Whitchurch Aylesbury1862 Post Office Directory of London

Brettell, Geo, shoemaker.  2 College Pl., Kings Rd., Chelsea.  S.W. (Joseph Ebenezer Brittell, shoemaker, was in St Lukes in 1826)
Brettell, Janns John, Solicitor (Sawyer & Brettell) 2 Staple Inn Holborn W.C.
Brettell, Thomas, Printer, 25 Rupert St., Haymarket. W.
Brettell, Thomas, Letterpress Printer &C, 336A Oxford St., W.

1874 Directory
Brettell & Smythe, solcrs, 2 Staple Inn, Holborn. W.C.
Brettell, Thomas & Co, Printers, 51 Rupert St., Haymarket. W.
Brettell, Geo, Wood Handle Turner, 14 Gt Sutton St E.C.

Brettell, James, shoema, 13 Bartholomew Sq., St Lukes. E.C.           (was James s/o Samuel BRETTELL & Susannah MEARS?)
                                                                                                (Joseph Ebenezer Brittell, shoemaker, was in St Lukes in 1826)
Brettell, Janns Vaughan, Slcr, 2 Staple Inn. W.C.
Brettell, Walter J, Printer &C. 336A Oxford St. W.

1880 Commercial Directory
Brettell, J O & C C  (most likely John Orme and Cornelius Cartwright BRETTELL)
(LowesmoorWorks) Engineers & manufrs of bridges, roofs, tanks, boilers, water cranes & columns, turn-tables, prints & crossings, contractors’ wagons, bolts, nuts, iron & brass castings
10 Walbrook Street, E.C.
Brettell, Thomas & Co, Printers,  51 Rupert St., Haymarket, W.
Brettell, Janns Vaughan, Solcr (Smythe & Brettell)
BRETTELL, Walter, Jun. Printer &C 336A Oxford St., W.

1881 POD
court        Brettell George                       3 Belitha Villa N
                Brettell Janns Vaughan          32 Camden Sq
                Brettell Mrs                          16 Clarendon Rd Kensington

1884 POD
Subs N    Brettell Alfred George        81 St Thomas Rd Hackney

1894 POD
Subs S
Brettell Miss               Ashbrook Castelnau Barnes
Brettell Mrs                47 Jasmine Grove Anerly
Subs N    Brettell A.G. 81 St Thomas Rd Hackney           (son of William Brettell & Jane Crofts)
Brettell Arthur             7 Frobisher Rd Hornsey*
Brettell H W               5 Boscombe Rd Sheperds Bush             (Hodgson William)
Brettell Miss               9 Fielding Rd W Kens                           (d/o Janns John & Fanny?)
Brettell Samuel          10 Ribblesdale Rd Hornsey*                  (rel of Arthur (above)?)

1900 POD
Subs S court          
Brettell Miss                                            26 Castelnau Barnes
Haselden-Brettell                                     6b Thicket rd Anerly
Subs N comm         
Brettell Saml Inland revenue officer            Elmcroft Tottenham Lane Hornsey*        (born Stourbridge)
Brettell Jn Hy                                          44 Callcott Rd Kilburn**                         (bro of Archibald H?)
Brettell Miss                                            9 Fielding Rd W Kens Park
* Hornsey is North of Hackney & Islington
** Kilburn is Near (east of) Kensal Rise

Catalogue Ref. DRO/020
Church of England, St Mary's Parish, Hornsey

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      FILE - Conveyance to new trustees of the estate of Ann Smith with provision for the payment of her charity. - ref.  DRO/020/H/17  - date: 22 July 1766
         \_ [from Scope and Content] Robert Thomas of Hornsey esq. and Thomas Fuller of Sandwich, Kent. merchant, to John Viscount Dudley and Ward, the Hon. John Ward his eldest son and heir apparent, Michael Lade of Boughton near Canterbury esq. Charles Robinson esq., Recorder of the City of Canterbury, Richard Wilbraham Bootle of Hornsey esq. and John Brettell of Hornsey esq.

Post Office Directory, London, 1911 - Bassishaw Ward - Commercial directory
No 39 Basinghl Street Girdlrs Hl Smythe & Brettell Slcr

1914 POD
Brettell Hodgson William      hosier        12 Royal Arcade Old Bond St
Brettell Jn Wm        electrical engineer   18 Adam St Adelphi***                            (bro of Archibald H)
Brettell W Heywood                              60 St James St SW                                  (son of Janns John & Fanny)                               
Haselden-Brettell Miss                          30 Nottingham Place W
                                                                                                                *** Strand?

1916 POD               
court        Brettell Mrs                                           69 Eccleston Sq SW
               Brettell W Haywood                               60 St James St SW                                 (son of Janns John & Fanny)
comm      Brettell Hodgson William      hosier      12 Royal Arcade Old Bond St
               Brettell Jn Wm        electrical engineer   18 Adam St Adelphi                                 (bro of Archibald H)
subs court
               Brettell Mrs                                              21 Charlwood Rd Putney

1918 POD               

                comm       Brettell Hodgson William      hosier      12 Royal Arcade Old Bond St W1 TN 941 Regent
                court        Brettell Mrs                                              69 Eccleston Sq SW
                Brettell W Haywood                               60 St James St SW                                 (son of Janns John & Fanny)
London county suburbs - court
                Brettell Mrs                                              21 Charlwood Rd Putney
Kings County Business Notices
BRETTELL'S Hotel, A.R. Brettell Prop., Prospect Pk Fairgrounds, Hotel  

Kelly's 1912 Trade Directory for Sedgley and district - Lower Gornal and Gornal Wood

BRECKNELL, Wm. Henry                                         Red Cow Public House
Not stated BRETTLE, Joseph (Manager)                 Sedgley Urban District Council Gas Works     Kellys Directory 1936 West Bromwich

Brettell T & J Ltd, iron founders, Spon Lane
Brettell, Edith Annie Mrs, shopkeeper, 25 Elwell St
Brettell, Harry M, LDS, dental surgeon, 388 High St
Brettell, Joseph, shopkeeper, 74 Hargate lane

Index to the Public House Checks of Birmingham and Smethwick Compiled by R, N, P, Hawkins, in 1878
ISBN 0-7093-0033-6  - (From Robert Deloyde)
Brettell Charles, Red Cow, 23 & 24 Horse Fair, he was there 1870---1890
Brettell Charles, Waggon & Horses, 14 Edgbaston St, he was there 1867---1895

Index to The History of Warwickshire by William West (1830)

The index of names has been transcribed from "The History, Topography & Directory of Warwickshire" by William WEST published in 1830, a copy of which is in the Auckland Public Library under;- FRO SS 942.48 W 51 STACK

BRENTNALL, Thomas             Victualler, Maney,                                 Sutton Coldfield 583
BRENTNALL, Thos. Watch & clock maker,            Sutton Coldfield 583

Pubs of the Midlands: Past and Present.

The Bell INN - Ravenshurst St Birmingham.

Elton was still the name entered in the column for owner in 1911. However the pub was then operated by Grigg & Brettell Ltd. and Frank Daffan was the manager. He paid the rates of 8.16s.0d. in full. Grigg & Brettell was a local brewery based at 51 Kyrwicks Lane in Sparkbrook. The

company was acquired by the Holt Brewery in 1912.

The DOG & PARTRIDGE - Tindal St., Birmingham

An Ansells document shows that the lease on the property was transferred from Brettell to Deakin on March 27th 1933. Priced at 650.0s.0d. the term of the lease was until December 25th 1936 with a rent (including 

Fixtures )of 45.0s.0d.
Pubs of the Midlands: Past and Present.


From Carole Resplandy in London…..
Hockley Cemetery - Warstones Lane Hockley Birmingham
I looked at the vary large headstone which was enormous and rough granite, no name to be seen, however in the base in what looked like lead was the name Brettell, no dates nothing else, it was really strange as it was so near to the entrance of the cemetery

Key Hill Cemetery                               Icknield Street, Hockley.   B18              1836
Warstone Lane Cemetery                    Warstone Lane, Hockley.   B18              1848


Census Research by Mr James L. Wrench

1841 Census -
(The 1841 census rounds the ages of adults to five.)
Immediate areas of Pitfield Street,  Foundry Place and Bowling Green Walk
(these latter two were next to one another).

In the vicinity of Pitfield Street:
At Craven Buildings (off City Road)
Susannah Brettell                aged 55   Grocer     Not born in the County
She was living alone at Craven Buildings.
The Susannah is the widow of the older Samuel, the Carpenter in the earlier Trade Directories.

Also at Craven Buildings were Susannah’s daughter Susannah and her husband Charles MATON & two children.
Also at Craven Buildings was Walter BELEMORE who married Susannah BRETTELL, daughter of John BRETTELL

On Foundry Place:

Samuel Brettell    aged 30   Carpenter                Born in the County (my Gt, gt, gt, Grandfather, born 1806)
Sarah Brettell      aged 25                                 Born in the County
John Brettell        aged 1                                  Born in the County (Gt, gt, Grandfather. father or Archibald H)
Sarah Brettell       aged 6                                  Born in the County
Samuel and Sarah are those who married at St Bride's on 12 January 1834.

At 6 Robert Street Hoxton

John Brettell         65            Carpenter                Not born in the county
Hannah                    65                                            """""""""""""""""""
Ann Palmer              30            Ind                           Born in the County
Sarah Palmer           30            Ind                           """""""""""""""""

1851 Census

James Wrench, MB & Peter Norman searched the 1851 census for the following areas of london:
Shoreditch, London City, East and West London, St Luke, Clerkenwell, Islington, Holborn, Bethnal Green, Stepney, Whitechapel, St George in the East, Hackney.

St Bride's in East and West London address at Harp Alley

Mary A Brettle         Head        Widow     59            Charwoman
John Brettle                                             19            Labourer
Andrew Brettle                                       14            Labourer
Sarah Brettle                                           12            -------------

A Joseph Davies aged 40 and his daughter aged 5 were also in the

In St Ann, Blackfriars - London City

Elizabeth Brettell      Head        63            Formerly a laundress              born Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Joseph Brittell          Brother    52            Porter                                      born London
Frances Wallinger   Visitor      40            Formerly a Bookfolder

At 13 St John's Row St Luke's

William Brettell Head                35 Carpenter & Joiner             born Shoreditch
Susannah Brettell                    33                                            born St Andrews
Henry Brettell                          12 Scholar                               born Shoreditch
Ellen Brettell                               8                                            born St Luke's
Emma Brettell                             6                                            born St Luke's
Frederick Brettell                      2                                            born St Luke's

At 21 Bond Place, Waterloo District, Lambeth.

Samuel Brettell.   Head.       43.           Carpenter.               Born Shoreditch, Middlesex.
Sarah                      wife.        39.                                           b Shoreditch.
Sarah                      daug,       16.           Milliner.                    b. Shoreditch.
John                       son.         11,           at School.                b. Shoreditch.
Henry                      son.           5.           At home.                  b. Shoreditch.
Edward                   son.           2.                                           b. Shoreditch.


14 Andersons Walk, Lambeth.
Mary Brettell                            Head.       60.           Laundress.              Born Gloucester, Bristol.

1851 Census of Berkshire:
BRETTELL Volume 12 Part 1. (Source Berkshire Family History Society)

1861 census

25 Little Thomas Street Lambeth (district = Waterloo Road 2nd) (near Oakley Street)
Robert Mulhern                 head       49            blacksmith             born Mursteven, Ireland
Ann Mulhern                     wife         50                                        born Cleumore, Ireland
Robert J Mulhern              son          22            blacksmith             born Dublin, Ireland
Margaret M Mulhern          daur         20            domestic serv         born Paddington, Msex
The witnesses to the marriage of John Brettell to Emma REIGH in 1861 were Robert John Mulhern and Margaret Mulhern.

1871 Census:

39 Wootton Street, Lambeth

John Brettell                          Head       31           Carpenter and Joiner              born Hoxton, M'sex
Emma Brettell                       Wife         29                                                      born Dublin, Ireland (nee REIGH)
John Henry                           Son          9             Scholar                                 born Lambeth
Archibald Henderson              Son          7            do                                            do
Samuel                                Son          6            do                                            do
John William                         Son         3mths      do                                            do
George Emberson                  Nephew  9              Scholar                                  Deptford, Kent (mother was Mary Ann RAY/REIGH)

1881 Census:

Dwelling: 25 Wootton St

                Census Place:         Lambeth, Surrey, England
                Source:   FHL Film 1341133     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 0584    Folio 97    Page 10
                                Marr         Age         Sex          Birthplace

John BRETHELL      M             41            M             Hoxton, Middlesex, England
                Rel:          Head
                Occ:        Carpenter & Joiner
Emily BRETHELL      M             39            F              Dublin, Ireland
                Rel:          Wife
John H. BRETHELL  U              19            M             Lambeth, Surrey, England
                Rel:          Son
                Occ:        Carpenter
Archibald BRETHELL U           17            M             Lambeth, Surrey, England
                Rel:          Son
                Occ:        Blacksmith
Samuel BRETHELL  U              16            M             Lambeth, Surrey, England
                Rel:          Son
                Occ:        Electric Engineer (Tel Appar Mkr)
John W. BRETHELL                 10            M             Lambeth, Surrey, England
                Rel:          Son
                Occ:        Scholar
Charles R. BRETHELL              6             M             Lambeth, Surrey, England
                Rel:          Son
                Occ:        Scholar
William G. BRETHELL               3             M             Lambeth, Surrey, England
                Rel:          Son
                Occ:        Scholar
Henry BRETHELL    W             34            M             Hoxton, Middlesex, England
                Rel:          Brother
                Occ:        Builders Foreman

Dwelling: 32 Wootton St

                Census Place:         Lambeth, Surrey, England
                Source:   FHL Film 1341133     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 0584    Folio 98    Page 12
                Marr         Age         Sex          Birthplace

Charles BUNN         M             43            M             Norwich, Norfolk, England
                Rel:          Head
                Occ:        Grocers Porter
Emily BUNN              M             24            F              Southwark, Surrey, England
                Rel:          Wife

Dwelling: 2 Wootton Terr
                Census Place:         Lambeth, Surrey, England
                Source:   FHL Film 1341133     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 0584    Folio 108    Page 31
                Marr         Age         Sex          Birthplace

Sarah WITHERS                      W             50            F                              Little Brook, Kent, England
                Rel:          Mother (Head)                         (poss Sarah Brettell, widow of Edward Arthur Withers?)
William J. WITHERS  U              18            M             Southwark, Surrey, England
                Rel:          Son
                Occ:        Apprentice Hatter
Mary Ann WITHERS                U              18            F              Southwark, Surrey, England
                Rel:          Daur
                Occ:        Book Sewer

1891 Census:

At 57 Swan St Newington, Surrey (=/> 5 rooms)

John Brettle          Head        M             51           M             Carpenter                                Hoxton, Middlesex
Emma Brettle        Wife         M             49           F                                                           Sittingbourne, Kent
John W Brettle       Son         S              20           M             Electrician                                Lambeth, Surrey
Charles R Brettle    Son         S              16           M             Collar Folder                            Lambeth, Surrey
Amy A Brettle         Dau                         8            F                                                           Lambeth, Surrey
Mary A Summers    Visitor     S              28            F                                                           Southwark, Surrey

At 38 Union Rd (in 3 rooms)

Elizabeth M Brettell    Wife       M             26          F                          Lambeth, (Eliz. Mary DREW)
Emma S Brettell         Dau                      4                                       Southwark, Surrey
Archibald J Brettell  Son                          3                                       Lambeth, Surrey
Samuel Brettell          Son                      1                                       Newington, Surrey
John Leham            Boarder S              22            M     Leather Dray   Bermondsey, Surrey
Where was Archibald H?      

Also - (in 2 rooms)

John R Drew           Head        M            24         M             Electrical Wireman                   Bro of Eliz. M. - not on 1901 census
Francis Drew          Wife         M             23         F                                                          Bermuda - British subject  - not on 1901
Arnold A Drew        Son                         8mo      M                                                          Trinity, Newington, Surrey - not on 1901

Also - (in 2 rooms)

Thomas White         Head        M             29            M             Foreman Horsekeeper( Groom) Batcombe, Somerset
Agnes White           Wife         M             29            F                                                                Newcastle, Durham

At 48 Peacock St, West Newington (one Room)

Ann Brettle             Head       W             66            F                                                        Whitechapel
Catherine L Brettle  Dau         S              16            F              Medical Sweetmeat Packer     K?n?s……..
Priscilla Brettle        Mot         W             82            F                                                        Mile End/Hill Lane?
(mother of Joseph Henry BRETTELL?)


Look for death of Joseph &/or Mary BRETTELL after 1795.

Can anything be gleaned from the 1831 census?

From IGI

at Bond Street Baptist, Birmingham - Parents Joseph BRETTELL & Sarah:
JOHN       15/4/1773  (right age for John who died at Shoreditch in 1844 aged 72)
Hannah   1/1/1775 
Thomas  12/8/1776              
JOSEPH  2/11/1779    (right age for Joseph who died at Bethnal green in 1846 aged 67)
James    12/5/1782
Sarah      5/6/1784 
SAMUEL 18/1/1786     (exact birth date for Samuel who was christened Sept 1807 at St Leonards Shoreditch)
Phoebe  23/6/1789   
No William.  William was married to Charlotte in 1792 so probably born bef 1772.
No Charles.
No Elizabeth


Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin:
Brettell, Alfred W, b. 07/28/1919, d. 03/10/1975, US Army, PFC, Plot: 48 4 4, bur. 03/13/1975

Gravesend Land Tax:
Source: LDS Microfilm #1470096 Gravesend Land Tax 1800-1832
There are 218 names listed on this tax assessment. Some are proprieters/owners of property (p), some are occupiers of property (o) and some are both proprieters and occupiers (o/p) although not necessarily of the same property. Names may appear several times on the assessment.

Brettell     John        p

Archibald Henderson BRETTELL
(where did the Henderson come from?!!)

British Library, India Office Records: Military Department Records [IOR/L/MIL/09/292 - IOR/L/MIL/09/297]
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     FILE - Queen's India Cadetships: application forms - ref.  IOR/L/MIL/9/294  - date: 1859-1898
            item: Henderson, George Brettell - ref.  IOR/L/MIL/9/294/453-54 [n.d.]

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   FILE - Queen's India Cadetships: register of candidates - ref.  IOR/L/MIL/9/299  - date: 1877-1884
            item: Henderson, George Brettell - ref.  IOR/L/MIL/9/299/27, 197-98 [n.d.]

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1881 census
Household: 207 Albany St, London, Middlesex, England



Marital Status






 Elizabeth HAYMAN 





 London, Middlesex, England 

 Lodging House Keeper 


 William HAYMAN 





 London, Middlesex, England 








 Merrul B S, India 



 George MALCOLM 





 Peckham, Surrey, England 



 Elizabeth GILBY 





 Cambridge, England 

 General Serv 


This George B. Henderson would have been born ~1856/7 – was he the son of John Brettell Henderson (below)?
PO Directory of London 1852:
Under Registrar General of Trading Ships of Great Britain and Ireland…
Under ‘First Branch’
Under Clerks:          John Brettell Henderson

Archibald Henderson Brettell was born 1863.
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 FILE - Applications for permanent commissions in the Indian Army - ref.  IOR/L/MIL/9/525-date:1916-1918
            item: Brettell, Alfred Frank - ref.  IOR/L/MIL/9/525/139-45 [n.d.]

1861 Census

at 8 Union Place Lambeth
Jane Henderson    (wid)     head        43            confectioner                           born Liverpool, Lancs
Isabel Henderson             daur         15            assist. To her mother              born Lambeth, Surrey
Alfred Henderson              son          13            scholar                                  born Lambeth, Surrey
Charles Henderson            son          10            scholar                                  born Lambeth, Surrey
Archibald Henderson         son            8            scholar                                   born Lambeth, Surrey

RG9/361 Kennington Second Lambeth
John Murphy, head, 27, Gardener, born Ireland
Caroline Murphy, wife 28, born Ireland
With children Charles 3 & Mary 7
Timothy Murphy (bro) 24 and wife Frances 26

In Jan 1861 parents of Archibald Henderson Brettell lived at Oakley St Lambeth.
In Dec 1861 they were at 18 Mitre Street Lambeth
Archibald Henderson Brettell was born at 2 South Street Lambeth in 1863.
All of these addresses are in the same vicinity of Union Place

1851 - HO107/1574/94a:
4 James Street, Kennington 2nd, Lambeth

James Henderson, head, Mar, 50, Clerk, b Scotland
Jane, wife, mar, 36, b Warrington
Caroline, dtr, unm, 18, b Ireland – born 1833
Isabel Henderson, dtr, 6, b Lambeth
Alfred, son, 3, b Lambeth
Charles, son, 1, b Mitcham, Sry

In 1871 Archibald Henderson lived with his mother, Jane, at Colby Rd St Giles, Camberwell
Archibald Henderson Brettell & family lived at 39 Wootton Street, Lambeth


Name                           Rank/Seniority     Born On    Entered On        Spouse's Name      Married On
HENDERSON David       Lieut 1815                                  16Nov1806          BRETTELL Anne        23Feb1819
                    Anne was d/o G. Brettell of Baker St.  She died 18/7/1836 (