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John Brenton obit, Halifax 1905

John Brenton obit, Halifax 1905

Posted: 21 May 2006 8:15PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Brenton, Hayward, McLeod, Cotter, Neville
Here are transcriptions of two obituaries - same paper, different days. Notice that the second one mentions an additional daughter.

From the Halifax Evening Mail; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; August 16 1905:

CAPTAIN JOHN BRENTON
The death occurred yesterday afternoon, at 100 Sackville street, of John Brenton a retired sea captain. Mr. Brenton was 76 years of age, and a native of Newfoundland. He leaves a family of three daughters and three sons to mourn their loss, namely, Mrs. John McLeod, Kentville; Mrs. William Cotter, and Mrs. M. J. Neville, Halifax. The three sons are Thomas, Henry and William, all of this city. The funeral will take place from his late residence to Camp Hill on Thursday at 4 o'clock.

From the Halifax Evening Mail; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; August 17 1905:

CAPTAIN JOHN BRENTON
Captain John Brenton, whose death occurred Tuesday afternoon at 100 Sackville street, at the age of 76 years, was a native of Newfoundland. He is survived by four daughters and three sons, the former being Mrs. E. A. Hayward, of Malta; Mrs. John McLeod, Kentville; Mrs. William Cotter and Mrs. M. J. Neville, Halifax; and the latter, Thomas, Henry and William Brenton, all of this city. The funeral will take place from his late residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock, and thence to Camp Hill cemetery.

Re: John Brenton obit, Halifax 1905

Posted: 4 Jun 2006 8:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
This John Brenton is my great grandfather.He came to Halifax in 1865 from Newfound land.He is buried in Camp Hill Cemetary,Halifax.I cant trace him in Newfoundland.His wife Bridget died in 1925.Her obit said in part"her husband Capt Brenton was a direct decendent of the gallant Brenton Admiral Brenton of the Royal Navy". I have a family tree on ancestry.com "brentons port wallis".

Re: John Brenton obit, Halifax 1905

Posted: 8 Jul 2009 2:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brenton
This John would not have been a direct descendent of Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton as he had two sons and two daughters. The eldest son died as a teenager in England, and the other son died without having children. Both daughters married and children.
This John would not have been a direct descendent through the Admiral's father, who was also Rear Admiral Jahleel Brenton. He had three sons, Jahleel (above) and Edward Pelham who had no children of his own, and James, who died during a naval battle while on board the Petrel.
I do however, believe he is related, as many of Rear Admiral Jahleel Brenton's siblings and nephews also reamained with the British Navy.
I just don't know which one yours belongs to yet.
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