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William Brittain
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Birth: Jan., 1723
Staten Island
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1804
Mount Bethel
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

William Brittain was born in January 1723 in Staten Island, New York to Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gerritsen) Brittain. He married Mary Collins about November 30, 1743. They were the parents of: (From Van Name's Britton Genealogy 1970)

1. Nathaniel, b. Mar. 12, 1744, d. Oct. 2, 1817, served in R W, Pa. m. Jane Simonton
2. Zeboath, b. Jan. 9, 1746, d. July 11, 1790
3. Elizabeth b. Mar. 11, 1748, m. Peter White
4. Samuel, b. Mar 9, 1750 m. Sarah Bright, served in R W
5. James b. Aug 3, 1753, m. Elizabeth Butler; to N. B., Canada, m. Eleanor Butler
6. William, b. Oct. 15, 1754, Loyalist to N. B. , Canada, Delancy's Brigade, m. Christianna Moody
7. Mary b. Mar. 4, 1757, m. John Van Voorhees
8. Joseph, b. Sep. 24, 1759, to N. B., Canada
9. Rachel, b. May 5, 1761
10. Sarah, b. Nov. 7, 1764, d. Dec 4, 1843, m. Abraham Willett.

Tragically, the family was split along political lines with the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. VanName relates: "The elder sons are said to have served in the New Jersey forces during the Revolution (Nathaniel, Zeboeth, and Samuel); the younger three sons (James, William and Joseph) were Tories and went to New Brunswick, Canada, where they became prominent citizens."
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Collins Brittain (1724 - 1805)
 
 Children:
  Nathaniel Brittain (1744 - 1817)*
  Zeboeth Brittain (1746 - 1790)*
  Samuel P. Brittain (1750 - 1795)*
  James Brittain (1752 - 1838)*
  William Brittain (1754 - 1813)*
  Sarah Brittain Willet (1764 - 1843)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Pam
Record added: Jan 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83063199
 

6th Great Grandfather RIP
- Linda E.
 Added: Aug. 25, 2016

- dwcooley
 Added: Oct. 17, 2015
In loving memory - 6th great grandfather
- Sally
 Added: Feb. 19, 2015
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