BRITT family from England
John BRITT, 58th Regiment of Foot
Early Settlers in Osgoode and Gloucester Townships, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
August 19, 2011:
Hi Al and Taylor...
Al, you already have my email as Kierralee7@hotmail.com and of course please share any and all the information I have on
the Britt family ... I have new information on the Britt's... My GGG grandfather was the first to arrive here in Ottawa and
was awarded land in 1832 ... but our name was not BRITT it was actually BRATT. I have attached a copy of the petition for
the land in Osgoode (Lot 1 Concession 6) which is the farm that my GGrandmother Annie Stanley Britt and Great Grandfather
John Britt lived and farmed... it was the family farm and was passed down to the eldest sons. Taylor Kennedy is descended from
Patrick who was our original ancestors' grandson I believe. My father has spent half his life researching the Britt's here
in Ottawa and I have so much information to go through, I am probably the sole person with the most information and pictures
on the Britt family here in the Ottawa region.
I have loads and loads of pictures and documents that my Dad has researched and collected over the last 50 years, Britt / Stanley,
Ferguson / Tallon and Kitts / Tallon. My mother's side of the family are Fulford / Soubliere. Fulford from Aylmer and Soubliere
of course of the Ottawa area. The Soubliere go back to the 1600 and pioneered a town called Contreceour, Quebec.
Kitts/Tallon were from Vinton Quebec and the Ferguson from Richmond Ontario... they also worked on the Canal.
I have a long long history in the beautiful land of ours.
... Kelly Ellis
Original Land Grant Petition by John Bratt / Britt to
Sir John Colborne, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada in 1832
Excerpt from the Britt Family Bible, including Annie Stanley
June 22, 2003:
30 Aug 1840
Baptism of Michael, aged a fortnight, son of John Britt and Ellen Tierney
Michael Tany / (Terry or Tierney) & Ally Flynn (Alice, wife of Thomas Tierney, Dozois Road)
21 May 1842
Baptism of Thomas, born the 17th of the marriage of Patrick Britt and Johannah Brennan
John Britt & Catherine White
25 Jul 1842
(My GGGrandparents ... Al)
Baptism of Edward, aged 7 days, son of Patrick Christopher and Mary Fitzgerald of Bytown
John Kealey & Helen Britt
The BRITT family was in Bytown before 1830. Many church registers in the area show various
family members over the years. They were concentrated in Gloucester Township by the 1840's.
1881 Census Place: Gloucester, Russell, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375865 NAC C-13229 Dist 104 SubDist E Div 3 Page 45 Family 188+
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Occ Religion
William BRITT M 65 Irish Ontario Farmer Church of England
Catherin BRITT F W 38 Irish Ireland Church of England
Sarah BRITT F 36 Irish Ontario Church of England
September 5, 2006:
Hi, my name is Kelly Britt and it looks like we might be related. My G.G.
grandmother was Annie Britt and she married John Britt who died and then
married his brother...the family were from Ireland and farmed in Gloucester.
My father has most of the information and Im trying to get more for him.
Kelly Britt (see next entry)
October 2, 2007:
Hi there....My grandfather was John Stanley Britt, his brother was William Britt
who died in the WWI. I thought you might be interested in knowing that there is
a cemetery on Bank Street, Protestant, right beside the Jewish cemetery just past
Albion Rd...not sure of the name. It is very very small and no longer in use but
there is our family plot of 'BRITT'. My ancestors are buried there, my great
grandmother was Annie Stanley and she was married to two Britt brothers...one died
and then she married his older brother. I know my father has much more information on
our family and hope to get copies of it all. My grandfather, John Stanley Britt
and his wife, Mildred Britt (nee Ferguson) are all buried in Notre Dame Cemetery on
Montreal road. My grandfather changed religions from protestant to catholic to marry
my grandmother. My Scottish grandmother was catholic and my Irish grandfather was
Kelly Lynn Britt
Good afternoon, Ms. Britt:
Thanks for your e-mail regarding your Britt and Stanley ancestors.
If you go to the search engine at the bottom of this page you will likely find other
researchers who are also researching their Britt ancestors. Then try the
name Stanley in the search engine (although this may show a lot of persons with
the first name of Stanley).
I haven't looked into these families for a while, but, off the top of my
head, I think that they were likely from the South Gloucester area. Before
1850 there were Britt and Stanley farms in that area, so they would likely
have known each other.
April 20, 2009:
Edward Britt and Ellen Curran lived at 59 Poplar Street in Ottawa in 1901 beside his brother
Michael Britt who was married to Elizabeth Carroll.
Edward is the youngest of the Britt family that arrived in Carleton about 1839 - 1840
timeframe. He was born June 20th, 1862 and married Ellen Curran 10 Sept 1885 in South
Gloucester (Our Lady of the Visitation parish), she was the daughter of John Curran and Catherine Fox.
Witness on the register show Hugh Curran and Ellen Donett.
Once I finish the Britt family, I will send it on.
I do believe this Ellen is John Britt's and H.Ellen Tierney's daughter and sister to
Patrick judging from the 1842 census and parish records of Notre Dame.
Patrick's first wife was Johanna Brennan and she died on route, possibly at Grosse Isle.
Patrick re-married Anasatsia O'Brien in 1841. Thomas was born in 1842 but the mother was
listed by someone as Johanna Brennan when it was actually Anastasia. The witnesses were
John Britt and Ellen Tierney, grandparents to Thomas. John and Ellens last born was
witnessed by Ellen Britt and William Stackpole.
August 27, 2010:
Since I recently found out that Elizabeth Carroll is my Great Grandfather's sister I have been
trying to read all about her on the Bytown Site. I've been trying to use different search engines and I came across an
article in the 20 Aug 1940 Ottawa Citizen entitled "Old Letter Gives Clue on Reunion with Ottawa Kin" which tells all about
Patrick Britt not knowing that he had relatives in Canada. Most interesting article and it looks like his father remarried
again before he went to the USA. Does anyone know who he married. I started checking Ancestry.com this evening and found
Patrick married Catherine Mullen and believe he had 5 children. Can anyone verify this.
I can give you that info and a living contact in Boston if you would like.
You can contact me at this address
PS I also have pictures, finally
E-mail Kelly Ellis, Taylor Kennedy, Sandy Sinnock and Al Lewis
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