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Re: Brettle - Worcestershire.

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Scootsim Report 24 Feb 2013 18:42

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me on my search for any brettle family out there in Worcestershire that are connected to -

Nathan Brettle 1876 & Emma Farley 1876 Halesowen. They had six children, who are - Benjamin brettle c1893, Alice Brettle c1895, Joseph Brettle c1900, Elizabeth S Brettle c1903, Dorothy Nellie Brettle c1909 and Albert Brettle c1911 all born in Halesowen or surrounds I think.

I believe that Benjamin may of emigrated to Australia,

Dorothy Nellie Brettle is my Grandmother.

And I'd like to find her brothers and sisters family's if at all possible, as my aunty jean, who is Dorothy's daughter wants us to search for her cousins and update our tree before she gets too old.

So please contact me, your welcome to look at my tree to confirm

Hope to hear from you


:-) :-)


MarieCeleste Report 24 Feb 2013 18:50

Simon, it's unlikely that any relatives will see your posting. Best thing to do is use the Search Trees function to look for any matches and contact the tree owners if there are any.

However, we can try to help you on here with relevant records.


MarieCeleste Report 24 Feb 2013 18:52

Could this be Benjamin?

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960

Name: Benjamin Brettle
Birth Date: abt 1893
Age: 53
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia
Arrival Date: 11 Dec 1946
Port of Arrival: Southampton, England
Ports of Voyage: Sydney [Adelaide] [Bombay]
Ship Name: Strathmore
Shipping Line: Peninsula and Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Official Number: 164521

He was travelling alone and was a farmer. He was headed to 5 Wallwell, Halesowen.

The box is ticked for intending to stay in England permanently.


Jonesey Report 24 Feb 2013 18:57

The family members feature in several trees on Ancestry.

E.G. Benjamin Wilfred Brettle
Birth Sep 1897 in Halesowen, Worcestershire, England
Death Jan 1949 in Ryde, New South Wales, Australia


MarieCeleste Report 24 Feb 2013 19:01

This was his outward journey 21 years earlier:

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960

Name: Benjamin Brettle
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Birth Date: abt 1897
Departure Date: 16 Apr 1925
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination Port: Melbourne, Australia
Ship Name: Baradine
Shipping Line: Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company
Official Number: 145419
Master: Captain T C E Dayas

He was a miner. Travelling alone. Address in the UK 5 Wall Well, Hasbury, Halesowen


MarieCeleste Report 24 Feb 2013 19:07


Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Benjamin Brettle
Spouse Name: Hilda M Gursansky
Marriage Date: 1932
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Newcastle, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1932
Registration number: 1615


MarieCeleste Report 24 Feb 2013 19:08

British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
Name: Benjamin Brettle
Document Year: 1919
Regimental Number: 201084
Regiment Name: Worcestershire Regiment
Number of images: 16

He was a coalminer, enlisted 22 September 1914.
Next of kin his mother Mrs Brettle at 5 Wall Well.

He suffered a minor gunshot wound to the abdomen which healed but left some scarring. He also had bad teeth and suffered quite a bit with piles.

He was demobbed 30 Jan 1919 and got a £35 gratuity in 1920.


Jonesey Report 24 Feb 2013 19:10

Name: Benjamin W Brettle
Spouse Surname: Lily Byng
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1923
Registration district: Stourbridge
Inferred County: Worcestershire
Volume Number: 6c
Page Number: 43

1936 living as a farmer at Craven Plateau, Upper Bowman, NSW with Hilda Mary:

Name: Benjamin Brettle
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1936
State: New South Wales
District: New England
Subdistrict: Gloucester

Still together in 1943:

Name: Benjamin Brettle
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1943
State: New South Wales
District: Cowper
Subdistrict: Kendall

Hilda died in 1945:

Name: Hilda Mary Brettle
Death Date: 1945
Death Place: New South Wales
Father's Name: John Samuel
Mother's name: Elizabeth
Registration Year: 1945
Registration Place: Taree, New South Wales
Registration number: 12900


Scootsim Report 24 Feb 2013 20:07

Hi and thanks for the info, I appreciate your help. were on the right track as wall well, hasbury Halesowen was where the family home was. so this is the right Benjamin I think.

I understand what you mean, and I've done many many searches for brettle's, but there are too many and they are all localised to worcestershire, and the names are repeated in each next generation so it gets confusing, and I want to find the right ones. X