He was probably the grandson of John Britton b 1767 and Mary Baker, who moved to Hanover Co by 1814 (Henrico Land Tax for that year). John was Defendant in a suit brought in Hanover by Martin Smith, adm. de bonis non of Samuel Brittain in 1818. The Clerk of the Superior Court of Chancery in Richmond was summoned to bring papers in a suit pending there. One issue--there may have been others--was a deed which JB claimed was executed by Samuel Brittain in 1804. Pltf said it was not in his writing and the jury, after some deliberation, found for the Pltf. More information may be available in Richmond records. Source: Hanover Co VA Superior Court Records v 1 1809-26. pp 79, 103, 138, 140
Vol. 2 p 162--John P Woodson & wife Elizabeth &George Kelley & Elizabeth his wife vs Mary Brittain, Cleavers Baker, & William Baker, surviving exors of Martin Baker decd, John Brittain & Gabriella his wife, and Mary, Rebecca, Martin, and John Britton, the last three infants under the age of 21. An injunction was granted the Plts to prevent Defts from paying Mary Brittain any portion of principal to which she was entitled under the will of their testator, etc.
It looks as if your line may be as follows:
Charles b 1822
John m Gabriella
John m Mary Baker, Henrico Co. 1795
Samuel d Henrico c 1806
James c 1710-1798, Henrico Co.
John bc 1672/3 either in England or Virginia
We have DNA results for two lines of descent from John bc 1672--from son William and another unidentified son (possibly Henry or Royall) and are seeking a Britton male who can trace descent from James d 1798.
John I's son John Jr. had three daughters and no surviving male descendants.
Do you have any male relatives who would be willing to take a DNA test?
The Britton project runs at Family Tree, ANcestry, and DNA Heritage, and those wishing to be tested may order from any any of these companies.
Only those who order tests are allowed to join the projects at Family Tree and DNA Heritage, but the project at ANcestry is open to all:
The Henrico Brittons belong to a rare subgroup of Haplogroup I1, which indicates Viking ancestry.
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