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Henry Wharton

M, #23253, Deceased, b. about 1849

Family

Family: Margaret CROWDER (b. about 1848)

Main Events

  • Birth: Henry Wharton was born about 1849 in Woodchurch, Cheshire.

Census

Census 1881Henry Wharton Id #23,253 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1881.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 13 August 2018

Biography

Margaret CROWDER

F, #23254, Deceased, b. about 1848

Family

Family: Henry Wharton (b. about 1849)

Main Events

  • Birth: Margaret CROWDER was born about 1848 in Oxton, Cheshire.

Census

Census 1861Margaret CROWDER Id #23,254 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861; as a nurse in the huge household of.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1881Margaret CROWDER Id #23,254 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1881.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 13 August 2018

Biography

Thomas Wilson

M, #23255, Deceased

Family

Family:

  • Last Edited: 13 August 2018

William Brereton

M, #23259, Deceased, b. 13 September 1604, d. 7 April 1661

Person Exhibits

Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet

Families

Family 1: Susannah Booth (d. 1637)

Main Events

  • Note: The eldest son of William Brereton of Handforth in Cheshire, he inherited substantial estates in Cheshire on the death of his parents around 1610. After attending Oxford and Gray's Inn, Brereton emerged as an energetic magistrate in Cheshire during the 1620s and '30s. He was made a baronet in 1627, travelled extensively in Europe and acquired property in New England. Although Brereton failed to win a seat in the election for the Parliament of 1625, he was elected MP for Cheshire in 1628 and 1640. As a staunch Puritan, he advocated root and branch reform of the Anglican church.

    Brereton was commissioned by Parliament to supervise the transportation of troops and supplies from Cheshire to Ireland to suppress the Irish Uprising in 1641. On the outbreak of civil war in England, he tried to seize Chester for Parliament, but was driven out by Royalist citizens. He returned to Cheshire in January 1643 and defeated Sir Thomas Aston at Nantwich on 28 January, which he then fortified and held as Parliament's headquarters in Cheshire. Appointed commander-in-chief of Parliament's forces in Cheshire, Shropshire, Lancashire and Staffordshire, Brereton developed an effective network of spies and agents and conducted a relentless military campaign against the Royalists in the region.

    In alliance with Sir Thomas Myddelton, Brereton seized territory in Shropshire during September and October 1643, defeated the Royalist commander Lord Capel and confined his forces in Shrewsbury. Brereton and Myddelton then advanced into north Wales, capturing Wrexham and several castles on the western side of the Dee estuary, thus threatening to blockade the Royalist stronghold of Chester. However, Brereton's forces were driven back into Cheshire by the arrival of the first wave of the King's reinforcements from Ireland. The King ordered Lord Byron to secure Cheshire for the Royalists, and Brereton was defeated at Middlewich on 26 December 1643. The following month, however, Sir Thomas Fairfax led a force of Yorkshire Parliamentarians across the Pennines to join forces with Brereton and defeat Byron's Royalists at the battle of Nantwich (25 January 1644).

    From the autumn of 1644, Brereton was occupied with the long-drawn-out siege of Chester, which was defended by Lord Byron. The siege was so important to the Parliamentarian cause that Brereton was one of the few commanders allowed to retain both his military command and his seat in Parliament after the Self-Denying Ordinance of April 1645. After the surrender of Chester in January 1646, Brereton was involved in mopping up Royalist resistance in his region. Sir Jacob Astley surrendered the last Royalist field army to Brereton at Stow-on-the-Wold in March 1646.

    After the First Civil War was over, Brereton was richly rewarded for his services to Parliament. He was given Eccleshall Castle in Staffordshire and acquired Croydon Palace, the former home of the Archbishop of Canterbury. However, Brereton's enthusiasm for public life seems to have rapidly waned. He declined to sit as one of the King's judges in January 1649 and played little part in events during the Commonwealth and Protectorate. At the Restoration, Croydon Palace was returned to Archbishop Juxon, but Brereton was allowed to remain there as a tenant until his death in April 1661.

    Brereton married twice. His first wife, Susannah, was the daughter of Sir George Booth of Dunham Massey in Cheshire. She died in 1637, leaving one son, Thomas. In 1641, Brereton married Cecily, the daughter of Sir William Skeffington of Leicestershire and widow of Edward Mytton of Weston in Staffordshire. Brereton's second marriage doubled his land and property holdings and produced two daughters.
  • Birth: William Brereton was born on 13 September 1604.
  • Marriage: He and Cecily Skeffington were married in 1641.
  • Death: He died on 7 April 1661, at age 56.
  • Occupation: He was a Writer, Politician, Farmer and Army General.
  • Marriage: He and Susannah Booth were married.
  • Last Edited: 15 September 2018

Biography

Susannah Booth

F, #23260, Deceased, d. 1637

Family

Family: William Brereton (b. 13 September 1604, d. 7 April 1661)

Main Events

  • Death: Susannah Booth died in 1637.
  • Marriage: She and William Brereton were married.
  • Last Edited: 15 September 2018

Biography

Thomas Brereton

M, #23261, Deceased, b. before 1638

Parents

Main Events

  • Birth: Thomas Brereton was born before 1638.
  • Last Edited: 15 September 2018

Biography

Cecily Skeffington

F, #23262, Deceased

Family

Family: William Brereton (b. 13 September 1604, d. 7 April 1661)

Main Events

  • Last Edited: 15 September 2018

Biography

Unknown Baguley

F, #23267, Deceased, b. about 1370

Person Exhibits

Parents

Family

Family: David De Bostock (b. calculated 1368)

Main Events

  • Birth: Unknown Baguley was born about 1370.
  • Misc: There is I understand some uncertainty about whether her mother was in fact Lucy Corona.
  • Last Edited: 18 July 2019

Biography

Elizabeth Dutton

F, #23268, Deceased

Family

Family: Sir George Calveley (b. 1458, d. 1482)

  • Last Edited: 24 September 2018

Edmund Almer

M, #23269, Deceased

Family

Family: Dorothy Calveley (b. about 1476)

  • Last Edited: 24 September 2018

Elizabeth Jones

F, #23270, Deceased
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Samuel Benyon (1st cousin 2 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Family

Family: Samuel Benyon (b. 12 July 1868)

  • Elizabeth Viola Benyon
  • Last Edited: 1 October 2018

Emma Roden

F, #23272, Deceased, b. 1846

Family

Family: John George Williams (b. 1842)

Main Events

  • Birth: Emma Roden was born in 1846.
  • Last Edited: 3 October 2018

Biography

Thomas Williams

M, #23273, Deceased, b. 1869

Parents

Family

Family: Sarah Ann Dyas (b. 1868)

Main Events

  • Birth: Thomas Williams was born in 1869.
  • Last Edited: 3 October 2018

Biography

Sarah Ann Dyas

F, #23274, Deceased, b. 1868

Family

Family: Thomas Williams (b. 1869)

Main Events

  • Birth: Sarah Ann Dyas was born in 1868.
  • Last Edited: 3 October 2018

Biography

Christiana Williams

F, #23275, Deceased, b. 1891

Parents

Family

Family: John James Merchant (b. 1891)

  • Unknown Merchant+

Main Events

  • Birth: Christiana Williams was born in 1891.
  • Last Edited: 3 October 2018

Biography