Trying to find info on James Brett born around 1788 in Battle, he was a Sawyer by trade. Children born St.Leonards on Sea were Richard,Esther,James,Hannah,and John between 1838/1847,who did he marry as refused to name her on censuses 1841-1871 None of his children were birth registered.
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There is a birth registration for a Hannah Brett at Hastings district Sep q 1842.
Under the spelling Britt there are birth registrations at Hastings district for Esther Sep q 1839, James March q 1841 and John Sep q 1846.
Richard might have been born before 1 July 1837 and so would not have been registered.
There is a marriage for a James Brett (widower) to Mary Sticks at St Mary Magdalene, St Leonards on 22 August 1836. That might be them.
I have a couple of connections to Brett and Britt families and find it best to check both spellings as they can be misread and misheard.
I hope this is helpful.
Following on from my earlier message – if James Brett’s wife was called Mary then she could be the Mary Brett who appears in the census at 1851 and 1861 as a married woman born c1805 in Sydenham, Kent. At 1851 she’s working as a cook at 42 Marina, St Leonards and at 1861 at 15 Grand Parade, Hastings.
There is a burial for a Mary Brett age 66 at Hastings Cemetery on 19 January 1871, and at the 1871 census James Brett’s marital status appears as widower (whereas previously it has been ‘married’.