Other Brittens of Northamptonshire and other places

(Frank?) Britten1874

Name
(Frank?) Britten
Birth 1874
Death of a paternal grandfatherEbenezer Britten
19 December 1896 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherEbenezer Britten
19 December 1896 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherKeren Happuch Wood
13 April 1900 (Age 26 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherKeren Happuch Wood
13 April 1900 (Age 26 years)
Occupation
scholar in 1881
yes

Note

1881 Census Dwelling: 69 Cottage Great Billing, Northampton, England Source: FHL Film 1341372 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1543 Folio 9 Page 12 Marr Age Sex Birthplace Ebenezer BRITTEN M 66 M Gt Billing, Northampton, England Rel: Head Occ: Ag Lab Kerenhappuch BRITTEN M 61 F Gt Billing, Northampton, England Rel: Wife Occ: Lacemaker Cornelius BRITTEN U 25 M Gt Billing, Northampton, England Rel: Son Occ: Labourer Frank BRITTEN 7 M Northampton, Northampton, England Rel: G Son Occ: Scholar

Northampton Daily Reporter

Saturday April 14th 1900 " The Great Billing Mystery

The body of Mrs Keren Britten, the old lady of 80 years of age who has been missing since March 5th, was discovered in the mill head at Cogenhoe Mill on Good Friday. the body was recovered by Mr Thos Walker of Cogenhoe Mill about 11 O'clock in the morning and taken to a stable at the Mill where it was identified by the deceased's grandson Frank Britten and also by Mrs Wallinger, who used to attend the old lady. A leather purse containing 13 shillings and a halfpenny was found upon the deceased. An inquest is being held at Cogenhoe Mill this afternoon."

Tuesday April 17th 1900

" The Great Billing Mystery Inquest

The inquest upon the body of Mrs Kerenhappuch Britten of Great Billing, an old lady 80 years of age whose body was found in the Nene on Friday was held at Cooknoe on Saturday afternoon by the divisional coroner (Mr W Terry). James Britten army pensioner, 15 Henry Street, Northampton, son of the deceased, identified the body and said his mother, who had lived alone at Great Billing for 4 years was missed from home on March 5th. Three weeks before that date when she stayed with witness she was in good spirits and complained of nothing except feeling lonely at night. About 4 years ago the deceased was in Barry Wood Asylum for a time and she dreaded the prospect of a return to the asylum. Rebecca Wallinger, Great Billing, who often attended the deceased said that just before her disappearance the deceased seemed cheerful but did not like being alone at night. Thomas Walker, Miller, Cooknoe Mill said that he found the body against the grating at the mill head about 11 o'clock on Friday morning. PC William West, Little Houghton, stated the body was much decomposed. He could find no injuries upon it. A verdict of "Found Drowned" was returned and the jury added that they considered that some provision ought to be made so that "old people of this advanced age should not be allowed to live alone".

gd son of karen britten but no idea who father, could be illegitimate son of a daughter.