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John Breillat
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Birth: 1769, England
Death: 1856

Gas Light Entrepreneur.
Paul John Breillat was born to John Breillat and Sarah Hendebourck. He was called, John. John married Sophia James (1805-1877). John also married Mary Holbrook (1771-1839) and had 6 children:

Ebeneezer Breillat (b. 1796)
Mary Breillat
Joseph Breillat
William Myles Breillat
Mercy Breillat
Theophilus Breillat

John Breillat was a silk dyer who moved to Bristol from London in 1811. By 1816, after seeing a demonstration of gas lighting in Birmingham, he set up the Bristol Gas Lighting Company. By 1820 this company was lighting most of the city's main streets with coal gas. He passed away on 14 Apr 1856.
"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," John Breillat, 1769

name: John Breillat
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 24 Sep 1769
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name note:
father's name: John Breillat
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Sarah
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C06969-2
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 592621
reference number:

Citing this Record

"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Oct 2012), John Breillat, 24 Sep 1769; citing reference , FHL microfilm 592621.
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  Sophia James Breillat (1805 - 1877)
  Mary Holbrook Breillat (1771 - 1839)
Sacred to the memory of John Breillat civil engineer he originally introduced gas into the city of Bristol in 1811 founded the Bristol Gas Light Company and remained its zealous and able engineer until his death which took place 4th April 1865 in the 86th year of his age. His many public and private [ ] who knew him.
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Arnos Vale
Bristol Unitary Authority
Bristol, England
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Originally Created by: Debra Polly
Record added: Oct 03, 2012
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John Breillat
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