Does your Britton family originate from Fermanagh, Ireland?

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Does your Britton Family go back to Fermanagh in Ireland?  I have two known ancestors by the name of Britton who were known to live in Boho parish, Gortgall and Mullaghdan townlands, Catherine Cassidy and her brother Thomas Britton, believed to the children of an Anglican clergyman. We believe most of the Brittons living in Fermanagh at the time of Griffiths Valuation and earlier are related. Please help us connect all these families. Recent DNA analysis suggests some connections to the Brooks and Weir families.  Please help us by joining our Britton name Study, add [[Category: Fermanagh, Britton Name Study]] to your ancestors profile.  If you are interested in reading more about my ongoing DNA study regarding my ancestor Catherine you can access my blog - https://genemonkey25.wordpress.com/
WikiTree profile: Catherine Cassidy
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John Britton, Jr., was born in Dumfries-shire, Scotland, and was keeper of Customs at Ballyshannon, County Donegal.  Both of his parents were from Scotland.

John married Alicia Orr and they had several children including Rebecca Louise who was born in County Donegal. John and Alicia didn't have a daughter Catherine or a son Thomas.

I would like more information on the other children, who according to Tammy Hoherz, were Frances Jane Bean, Johnson, Helena Kerr, James, Robert, and Dickson.  John, Jr.'s mom was Margaret Dickson from Scotland.

Tammy believes Margaret Dickson and Alicia Orr were both descended from Alexander Fergusson and Annie Laurie, but I found no evidence to support that claim.  Some of Annie (Laurie) Fergusson's descendants are listed in www.thepeerage.com.
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Thanks David.  Are any of this family on Wikitree?   Do you know of anyone who may have had their DNA tested?

Sometimes the name is spelled Britton and sometimes Britain. I put profiles for John Britain (aka Britton) and his wife Margaret Dickson, John Britton, Jr and his wife Alicia Orr, and Rebecca Louise Britton and her husbands as well as Rebecca's descendants into wikitree.  Alicia Orr is a cousin of mine through my Alexander family.  I don't have any information on the other children of Alicia Orr. I'm not in touch with Alicia's descendants. 

Obviously, the Britton family I listed on wikitree.com is Scottish in origin.  As of yet, I haven't found any connection to County Fermanagh

You won't believe it, I logged into my Mums ancestry account today and a new match has John Britain and Alicia Orr in their tree!!!!  Did I get some 'ESP' message yesterday??  I live in hope that that is where our match is but with Ancestry it is never that easy!

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