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    My name is Dave and i am a direct descendent of a William Britt who is buried in Newfoundland. His headstone says he was born in Christchurch, Hants, England in 1790 but this has led me to a brick wall. Any help would be appreciated as I have been researching for years with no luck.

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    Do you know when & who he married,when he arrived Newfoundland,names of children etc?

    * Found wife and children on Familysearch.
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    Welcome to the British-Genealogy forums Dave
    I have moved this thread from the Introduce Yourself forum to the Brickwall forum because the Introduce Yourself forum is for doing just that and won't generate the attention it needs.
    Good luck with your search
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    I have a complete family history from William to present but would like to get back past him. As far as I can learn he arrived in Nfld between 1800 and 1810

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    Nearest I found on Family Search

    William Thompson Brett
    Gender - Male
    Christening Date - 05 Apr 1790
    Christening Date (Original) - 05 APR 1790
    Christening Place - HOLY TRINITY,GOSPORT,HAMPSHIRE,ENGLAND
    Father's Name - Piercy Brett
    Mother's Name - Rebekah

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    what was his occupation if he was a Mariner did he come back to England as there are these 2

    1851 - Census
    Event Place - Christchurch, Hampshire, England
    Registration District - Ringwood
    Residence Note - High Cliff
    William Britt Age 58
    Marital Status - Married
    Occupation - Mariner
    Relationship to Head of Household - Brother-In-Law
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1793
    Birthplace - Christchurch, Hampshire
    Page Number 33
    Registration Number HO107
    Piece/Folio 1667 / 123
    Affiliate Record Type Household
    Christopher Vickers - Head, 60, Twickenham, Middlesex
    William Britt - Brother-In-Law, 58, Christchurch, Hampshire
    Jane Fripp - Servant, 14, Aulton, Hampshire


    and 1861 in this household with his brother in St James And St Paul, Gloucestershire, England
    Charles Britt Head 64 Christchurch, Hampshire
    Eliza Britt Wife 57 Harwich, Essex
    Eliza A Britt Daughter27 Bristol, Gloucestershire
    Frederick J Britt Son 20 Bristol, Gloucestershire
    Edwin Joy Britt Son 18 Bristol, Gloucestershire
    Adelaide M Britt Daughter 15 Bristol, Gloucestershire
    Albert J Britt Son 12 Bristol, Gloucestershire
    William Britt Brother 70 Christchurch, Hampshire ( occupation Mariner)

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    Thanks for the info however this doesn't appear to be the right one as my William left England between 1800 and 1810 and never returned that I know of. According to family oral history he came as a "cabin boy" and settled In Newfoundland. I was led to believe that he was young when he arrived but he did have two children christened by 1821. It is also strange that the names Piercy or Rebecka doesn't appear anywhere else in the family

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