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Thomas Britton (bef. 1800)

Thomas Britton
Born before in County Fermanagh, Irelandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.



Ireland Native
Thomas Britton was born in Ireland.
This profile is part of the Britton Name Study.

Thomas BRITTON[1]was born somewhere between1780 and 1800. His birth date has been estimated based on the age of his nephew Thomas CASSIDY and could be underestimated.

The news article of 31 Jul 1828 indicates that Thomas Cassidy is the nephew of Thomas Britton, so it is most likely he is the brother of Thomas’ mother, Catherine BRITTON. Thomas Cassidy was abt 28 at the time. Thomas Britton lived at Mullaghdun Townland about 3 and a half miles from the Cassidy’s. In 1828 he was married having one son and at least one daughter. He had previously been in Omagh gaol after being falsely accused of passing forged notes. He gave evidence at the trial of Thomas and Stephen Cassidy regarding James McCourt.

There are no Brittons listed as occupiers or landlords at Mullaghdun by the time of the Griffiths Valuation.


There is some evidence via DNA that this Britton family may be connected to the Brittons of Ballyshannon, Donegal - see John Britton Jnr.

Research Notes

  • Birth, & Death Notices, Kilbarron, Co Donegal, 1829 to 1856. Could this be him? January 24 1835. At Surat, near Bombay, on the 3rd July last, THOMAS BRITTON, ESQ., a native of Ballyshannon.
  • Stephen and Catherine were in a 'mixed' marriage. Catholic and Church of Ireland. It has been suggested that it would have been highly unusual for Thomas to give evidence at the trial, given he would have been a protestant. Could this be explained by his standing in the community, an Esquire?


  1. Profile created by Veronica Williams, Friday, December 5, 2014.
  • Newspaper - Ireland, Enniskillen Chronicle & Erne Packet: 31 Jul 1828, Enniskillen Assises, page 1.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Thomas by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Thomas:

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