Since 2001 I have been researching and compiling histories about the Brereton family.  Like so many descendants I had heard about Brereton Hall, in Cheshire and knew about the Brereton Bear.  

My histories initially focused on the Breretons of Cheshire, then other locations in England. I was fortunate to travel to Cheshire and Manchester on three occasions, each time gathering more information and photos of halls, houses,  churches, cemeteries, monuments and parks.

Eventually my search led me to Ireland where I  found many descendants of the Sir William Brereton.  During a recent trip to Ireland  I was able to  find the Village of Killurin, Offaly where my great-great-great-great-grandfather David Brereton (born 1732) lived and to see many cemetery monuments to members of my family (including David)  in St. Mary’s Church, Parish of Geashill, Offaly. Of course there are lots of interesting stories of Breretons who left Ireland, many in the 20th C, to seek their fortunes abroad. My great grandfather came to Canada in the late 1800’s.

This website provides an opportunity for me to share the stories I have compiled with other Brereton enthusiasts and a forum where we can continue to share new stories and discoveries .

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Brereton Family Histories

Researched and Compiled by Faye Brereton

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