William Britton IV

about 1733–1777 (Age 44)
Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Britton IV was born about 1733, in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Britton, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Woodward, was 20. He married Mary Latham on 5 June 1766, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1777, at the age of 44.

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William Britton IV
Mary Latham
Marriage: 5 June 1766
William Britton Sr.
Lois Britton
Benjamin B Britton Sr
Jotham Britton I
Molly Britton
Joshua Britton

Spouse and Children

5 June 1766
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    William Britton Sr.


    Benjamin B Britton Sr


    Jotham Britton I


    Molly Britton


    Lois Britton


+1 More Child

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+5 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 43

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 43

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Brittain .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm Britton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Britton, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • William Britton in entry for Lois Britton, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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