Family of Jonathon Brereton of Acton Nantwich
Having traced my family tree back to jonathon and Maria ( nee Sandforde) Brereton, I was a little unsure that tracing any further back reliably was at all possible as the birth record of Jonathon is unavailable in the records. This leaves tracing the father of Jonathon purely speculative. It seems to be widely believed that his father is one Richard Brereton and his mother Elizabeth Renewicke, but this record is of a birth of a John. At the risk of repeating a former journal I don't believe that he would be named anything other than Jonathon on his baptism record. Also he is widely believed to have died in Warrington, but he remarried and had a second family in Wybunbury after the death of Maria. I have a death of Jonathon Brereton in Wybunbury in 1701, and I always thought this to be perhaps a little early although of course not impossible. However I have now found a death of Jonathon Bruerton in Wybunbury on July 24 th 1719. From all the dates of the family events, remarriage, births etc it seems entirely likely that Jonathon was in fact originally from Wybunbury, son of Jonathon Brereton and went back to live there on the death of his wife Maria. His son Sandford from this first marriage did in fact get married in Wybunbury.
This would likely mean that the death of Jonathon 'Bruerton' in 1719 is the record of death of the Jonathon that married Maria Sandforde in Acton. So now to go another generation back I need to find the birth record of Jonathon who died in Wybunbury in 1701.