William Britton IV

Brief Life History of William

When William Britton IV was born about 1733, in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Britton, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Woodward, was 21. He married Mary Latham on 5 June 1766, in Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 1 June 1778, in Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 46.

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

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  • New Hampshire, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
  • New Hampshire, U.S., Birth Records, 1631-1920
  • William Britton, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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 (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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