|About The Breretons from Ireland
My name is Jeanie Atkins and my maiden name was Brewerton. I have discovered via DNA testing that
my family relates to the Brereton name. We have connections via DNA to Brereton families from
Cheshire and Ireland.
I am helping Alyn Brereton with the Brereton's from Wybunbury, Cheshire at
I have also started a site for all Cheshire Breretons at www.cheshirebreretons.tribalpages.com
Fourteen of the DNA matches which are connected have separate trees from Ireland and Cheshire. There
is obviously a common ancestor but he has not yet been found.
At the moment there are many Brereton trees that start in Ireland but have not found a common
ancestor. If people work together and put their trees in one place and possibly have family members
take a DNA test, we may well break down some brick walls.
At the very least it should be an interesting project.
So if you have an Irish Brereton tree contact me and I will add to your tree on the site.
My plan at the moment, July 2014, is to put some basic trees on here in the hope that family
members will find them and be interested in completing them and getting involved in the DNA
If you can't be tested yourself you may find a cousin who can.
The trees will be listed in date order. All trees are marked either by a coloured square or a place
such as (Dublin) to help locate family members.
All the trees now have a link to the head of the tree.
William Brereton = Anne Boothe, 1501-1534, Cheshire. (Purple) Norfolk branch DNA tested.
Thomas Brereton = Eleanor Bunting, died 1679 Lisburn, Antrim. DNA tested. (Yellow)
Thomas Brereton = Lucy Unknown, c1700, Dublin. (Dublin x 2)
Richard Brereton = Ann Unknown, c1715, Dublin. (Dublin x 4)
David Brereton = Unknown, c1732, Killurine, King's County.DNA tested. (Red)
Henry Brereton = Elizabeth Whitford, c1760, King's County. DNA tested. (Blue)
Thomas Brereton = Betsy Dobson, c1790 Tullamore, King’s County. (Navy)
William Brereton = Jane Unknown, c1790, Tralee, County Kerry. (Fuchsia)
James Brereton = Margaret Unknown, c1790, Queen's County. (Queen's County)
Henry Brereton = Unknown, c1795, Dublin. (Dublin x 3)
John Brereton = Anne Unknown, c1810, Dublin. (Dublin)
George Brereton = Unknown, c 1800, Kings Co. (Teal)
George Brereton = Theresa Confrey, c1802, Dublin. (Dublin x 5)
David Brereton = Margaret Unknown, c1808, Dublin. (Dublin x 6)
John Brereton = Mary Carlyle and Ester Wakelin, 1816-1881. (Co. Queens)
John Brereton = Julia Maher, c1825, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.(Roscrea x 2)
Martin Brereton = Jane Healy, c1828, Tipperary. (Aqua) Descendants from Cygnet, Australia.
Unknown Brereton = Unknown, c1830, Dublin. (Dublin x 7)
Patrick Brereton = Mary Bryan, c1840, Dublin. (Dublin x 8)
Joseph Brereton = Julia Clarke, c1841, Dublin. (Dublin x 9)
James Brereton = Agnes Campbell, c1842, St Kearn, Kings Co. (St. Kearn)
George Brereton = Charlotte Unknown, c1847, Roscrea Co. Tipperary. (Roscrea)
Joseph Brereton = Unknown, c1848, Arran Quay, Dublin. (Arran Quay)
William Kingsley Brereton = Elizabeth Dagg, c 1850, King's County. (Parsonstown x 2)
William Brereton = Mary Coyne c1876, Kings County. (Edenderry)
Small family groups from Co. Kildare. (Kildare)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TREES HAVE EITHER BEEN GIVEN TO ME OR HAVE BEEN TRANSCRIBED BY ME FROM
OTHER TREES. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED BY ME USING ORIGINAL DOCS. CAVEAT EMPTOR.
At the moment the DNA results we have show that there are 5 separate Brereton trees.
There are two DNA results from the Norfolk line which shows by paper trail a connection to
the Breretons of Brereton Hall.
There is one sample from Barbados whose family members live in Trinidad. We need
another from this family.
The 3rd. line is also a single tester of an adoptee from the Harthill tree.
The 4th is from the Tarvin tree. This does not match any other tested so far.
The 5th tree has fourteen matching samples which have a mixture of trees from
Cheshire and Ireland.
We need more tests, particularly from the larger trees including descendants from Brereton
Hall who live in Ireland.
We also need testees from the large Harthill tree.
If you wish to join in this great adventure and if you are a male Brereton, take a
minimum of a Y-37 DNA test and if you are a male or female with Brereton ancestors
up to 4th generation then take a family finder test. All tests to be taken via:
There is information on all aspects of taking a DNA test in the Stories link
at the foot of the home page.
Tree: (1) William de Brereton c1176. Brereton Hall, Cheshire x 2.
Tree: (2) John Francis Brereton, b. 1820’s, West Indies.
Tree: (3) Harold Warren Brereton.
Tree: (4) James Brereton c1799 Tarvin, Cheshire.
Tree: (5) William Brereton c1752 Wybunbury, Cheshire
William Brewerton c1765 Shotwick, Cheshire
David Brereton c1732 Kings County, Ireland
Henry Brereton c1760 Kings County, Ireland.
Michael Bruton 1859 Galway, Ireland.
Thomas Brereton c1679 Lisburn, Ireland.
James Brereton 1790-1835 Staffordshire or Cheshire.