William Britton IV

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

The Life Summary of William

When William Britton IV was born about 1733, in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Britton, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Woodward, was 20. He married Mary Latham on 10 August 1766, in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. 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: 10 August 1766
William Britton V
Lois Britton
Benjamin B Britton Sr
Jotham Britton Sr
Molly Britton
Joshua Britton

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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

(1997: 9684;2007: 21540; 2010: 29040)English (of Norman origin): variant of Breton , and ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French Breton, the oblique case form of Old French Bret; compare Brittain and Brett .

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

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Sources (24)

  • William Britton in entry for Lois Britton, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • William Britton, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William (IV) BRITTON - death:

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