John Brett

8 June 1805–26 September 1869 (Age 64)
Danbury, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Brett was born on 8 June 1805, in Danbury, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Brett, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Jiggins, was 18. He died on 26 September 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
Age 3
The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
Age 18
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: (i) ethnic name, usually from Old French Bret, nominative of Breton ‘Breton’. (ii) ethnic name from Middle English Brit, Bret, Brut (Old English Brit, Bret, Bryt) ‘a Briton’, applied to the Strathclyde Britons up till the 13th century.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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Sources (9)

  • John Brett, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Brett, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • John Brett, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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