#22141, b. 13 August 1818, d. September 1886
- Father: James Britten b. 1781, d. bt 1851 - 1861
- Mother: Elizabeth Parkins b. 4 Aug 1786, d. Mar 1865
- Relationship: 5th great-grandmother of My granddaughter Madison :-D
- Charts: Pedigree (compressed), Pedigree (paged), Pedigree (wide), Pedigree (indented), Pedigree (compressed), Pedigree (paged), Pedigree (wide), Pedigree (indented), Pedigree Chart Madison (Jackson)
- Birth: Mary Britten was born in 1818 in St Michaels, Hertfordshire, England.
- Christening: She was christened on 13 August 1818 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England.1
- Marriage: She married James Brown on Monday, 15 May 1837 in St Mary's Church, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, England, when they were 23 years ~&~ 18 years, 9 months and 2 days old. Witnessed by James and Susan SLAY (I think this is her eldest sister and her husband SLADE), and Moses MOODY.2,3
- Marriage of Daughter: Her child Kesia Brown was married on 12 October 1873 in Christ Church, Marylebone, Greater London, England.4
- (Widow) Death Reg: By the death of James Brown, Mary became a widow in the quarter ended June 1880. She was 61 years and 9 months at the time; as Mary was a widow in 1881. Only James Brown death in HH for the 10 year period and the age married up exactly.5
- Death Reg: Mary's death was registered in the quarter ended in September 1886 in the Hemel Hempstead registration district, aged 68. (Her age calculates to 68 years).6
- (Witness) History: Mary Britten witnessed "Hemel Hempstead is a populous and thriving market town in the parish of its name and hundred of Dacorum, 24 miles N.W. from London, 18 W. from Hertford and 6 W. by N. from St. Albans. By the Saxons the town was called Henamsted or Hean Hempsted, signifying 'High Hempsted;' subsequently it obtained the appellation of Hemelam-Steole, from which its present denomination evidently is derived. The town, which consists principally of one street, nearly a mile in length, is situated on the declivity of a hill, near the small rivers Gade and Bourn - within about a mile of the Grand Junction canal, and a mile and a half from the London and Birmingham Railway. The leading manufacture of the place is that of paper, which indeed may be considered its staple; the making of straw plat employs a considerable number of females and children, and several corn mills are in the vicinity. There are some respectable inns, both commercial and posting; among these the 'Bell' and the 'King's Arms' are particularly well regulated establishments. Henry VIII granted to the inhabitants a charter of incorporation, which was renewed by Cromwell: by this charter, still in existence, the government of the town was vested in a jury chosen from among the inhabitants, and a bailiff elected annually. The police regulations of the place are conducted upon the improved metropolitan system, and there is a regular office at Bury Mill End.
"The charities comprise a general infirmary, erected and partly endowed by Sir John Sebright, Bart; a school of industry, one upon the national system, and another for infants.
"The country about Hemel Hempstead is hilly, picturesque and in a high state of cultivation; and the appearance of the town, with its handsome church and beautiful lofty spire, on the approach from St. Albans, is eminently imposing. In the immediate vicinity the walks are of a most attractive description.
"The market (a superior one for corn) is on Thursday; a fair is held on the Thursday week after Whit-Sunday for cattle, and a statute fair on the third Monday in September; and there is a large cattle show or market on Holy Thursday.
"The entire parish, including the chapelries of Bovingdon and Flaunden, contained, in 1831, 6,037 inhabitants."
[From Royal National and Commercial Directory and Topography of Herts, Pigot & Co., London, 1839]
- Occupation: Mary was a straw plaiter.
- Married Name: Her married name was Brown.
- Note - illiterate: 1837 Mary was illiterate.
Children of Mary Britten and James Brown
- International Genealogical Index (IGI), C059701 - 1760 - 1812 and C059701 - 1813 - 1877.
- International Genealogical Index (IGI), M072771 1813 - 1837.
- Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, County Hertfordshire
Place (link for place information) Redbourn
Church name St Mary
Register type Unspecified
Register entry number 305
Marriage date 15 May 1837
Groom forename James
Groom surname BROWN
Groom parish Redbourn
Bride forename Mary
Bride surname BRITTAIN
Bride parish Redbourn
Witness James SLAY
Witness Susan SLAY
Register note By banns, all made their marks. Third witness Moses Moody who signed.
- Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records.
- Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Brown, James aged 66 - H. Hempstead 3a/263.
- Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Name: Mary Brown
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Year of Registration: 1886
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death: 68
District: Hemel Hempstead
- Census data as per CD, nearest I can find - Westwick Row, St Michael, Leverstock Green, Hertfordshire.
Charlotte Brown 16 daughter
Eliza Brown 12 daughter
Emma Brown 14 daughter
James Brown 47 head
Kezia Brown 10 daughter
Margarett Brown 18 daughter
Mary Brown 42 wife
Susan Brown 1 daughter.
- International Genealogical Index (IGI).