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Thomas Brewerton - born in Bradford but no trace

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Potty Report 24 Feb 2008 17:09

This has got me beat! I think we must just hope the 1910 census will show something!

All I can find for William during the war is a Medal card for a William E Brewerton but it has no personal info on it.

Well, at least we have helped Rowena to go back a bit with Thomas's grandparents!!


Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 17:09

Well it is pointing to that . I don't know Rowena how much info they had to give don't know if they checked men out .
Just a quick thought too I have only looked at the free bmd upto now and though I can find children to Thomas with mmn as Lazenby I can't see any with the mother Swaine only goes as far as 1920 .
Strange will go see what I can find.


Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 17:12

Thanks for all the help we though it might be a struggle !


Potty Report 24 Feb 2008 17:12

I don't think they checked any of the information given when men signed up for WW1. If they had, many of the underaged boys who signed up and were killed wouldn't have been.


Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 17:12

Same here Potty oh I wish the 1911 was out at least then we could see where William was living if he wasn't around but Thomas was then it would verify our theory.
Yes we have managed a bit of info for Rowena.


Potty Report 24 Feb 2008 17:36

Found the Stanley Brewerton birth, last qtr 1916 MMN Swain.


Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 17:43

That's the correct Stanley he married Doris Tordoff


Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 17:52

Well I have looked at the births from 1920 -1925 and can't find one for mother Swain strange they only had the one child though not impossible
.Lots for the mother being Lazenby.


Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 18:11

Oh just a thought Rowena what address did Thomas have on his marriage cert. Is it near to where the the Grandmother and family where in 1901. Long shot but maybe they didn't move.


Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 18:18

He Moved to Tadcaster nobody knows anything about his history they had a vauge idea he was from Bradford but died young so that is a Tadcaster address


Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 18:32

Ah so that one is out. You know this is so much like my Grandfather.
Looks like another one to wait for the 1911 see what they have to say for themselves then.


Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 18:59

Thanks Germaine, Potty and Claire for your help. We'll keep you updated


Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 21:01

Still bugging me :-).Rowena
Now you think that Thomas was born Sept 1886 well Blanch in the family we are looking at was born 2 quarter 1887 seems a bit too close may be possible but ??
Blanche Brewerton
Year of Registration: 1887
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
District: Bradford
County: Yorkshire - West Riding, West Yorkshire
Volume: 9b
Page: 2
I wonder if this is the wrong family altogether did it say on Thomas marriage cert if his father was deceased as I found this.
Henry Brewerton abt 1837 1918 Oct-Nov-Dec Tadcaster Yorkshire - West Riding

though I haven't found this man yet on the census

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 24 Feb 2008 21:22

maybe mistranscribed

Births Jun 1885
Brewer Thomas Bradford, Y. 9b 173

clutching at straws now

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 24 Feb 2008 21:26

Maybe someone can trace this chap on the 1891 and see if father is Henry

Births Dec 1885
Brewerton Thomas Atkinson Burnley 8e 256

According to the army papers, Thomas was born Sept/Oct 1885 not 1886 but my maths is really bad.

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 24 Feb 2008 21:36

Possible marriage of Atkinson to Brewerton. Don't want to lead you up the garden path though.

Marriages Dec 1883

ATKINSON Caroline Augustine Manchester 8d 320
BREWERTON Thomas Manchester 8d 320
Moss Eira Manchester 8d 320
MOSS Ezra Manchester 8d 320
Turner Martha Frances Manchester 8d 320


Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 21:55

There is a Thomas A Brewerton in Birkdale listed as a visitor, born in Padiham and a family Thomas and Caroline Brewerton living in Padiham so I wonder does this rule that one out. Selina 1891

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 24 Feb 2008 21:57

Thanks for looking Germaine,



Potty Report 25 Feb 2008 12:26

This is still bugging me!

Rowena, do you have William's marriage cert or his son's birth ? If he was in the army at the time, his army number would be on the cert. If it's the same as the number on the medal card I found it might prove that they were both in the Army.


Potty Report 25 Feb 2008 12:40

What about this:
1901 England Census
about Henry Breverton
Name: Henry Breverton
Age: 64
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Hannah
Gender: Male
Where born: Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Civil Parish: East Tadcaster
Ecclesiastical parish: Tadcaster St Mary
Town: Tadcaster
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View Image

Registration district: Tadcaster
Sub-registration district: Tadcaster
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 112
Household Members: Name Age
Hannah Breverton 51
Henry Breverton 64 - boot & shoe maker
Tom Breverton 15 - BREWERS LABOURER! Born Leeds

Is Henry's occupation given on Thomas's marriage cert?

The image could be Brewerton