Sir John Brereton

about 1447–
Brereton cum Smethwick, Cheshire, England

The Life of John

When Sir John Brereton was born about 1447, in Brereton cum Smethwick, Cheshire, England, his father, Sir William Brereton VI, was 33 and his mother, Phillipa Hulse, was 31. He married Katherine Berkeley. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Sir John Brereton
Katherine Berkeley
Werburga Brereton
Phillip Brereton

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World Events (3)

1455 · Wars of the Roses

Age 8

Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.
1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 102

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 111

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Brereton, in Cheshire and Staffordshire. The former is named with Old English brǣr, brēr ‘briar’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter originally had as its final element Old English dūn ‘hill’.

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

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  • Inquisitions Post Mortem (IPMs) for Katharine, sometime the wife of John Stourton de Stourton, knt., and late the wife of John Brewerton.

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