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Can any one help with the alias' of Brecknock/Coltons & Breakwells
« on: Wednesday 01 December 04 18:53 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help to solve a puzzle?

There was a family of Brecknocks around the Wheathill area of Shropshire that in the late 1600's and early 1700's splintered and changed their names.

The alias' given from the IGI were Colton/Coulton, Breakwell & Cotton amongst others.

I noted from the IGI that there were other families that also gave alias'.

Can anybody come up with any ideas as to what might have caused these family rifts.

I think it would have been too late to be anything to do with the civil war.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Linda  ???
London & Middlesex
Clement, England, Record, Pittman, Reeve, Crane, Mulvey, Jones, Elliott, Nailor,

Shropshire/ Herefordshire
Humphries/reys, Howells, Hodnet, Medlicott, Prince, Coulton/Colton/Brecknock,

Gloucestershire - Bristol ....... Surname  'England'

Kent
Gullock

Suffolk
Battram, Langley, Becraft/Becroft

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Re: Can any one help with the alias' of Brecknock/Coltons & Breakwells
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 December 16 09:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi just wondered if you ever found out My grandmother was a break well from the brecknockes so of interest to me too.

helen

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Re: Can any one help with the alias' of Brecknock/Coltons & Breakwells
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 December 16 00:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Helen,

 Sorry,  no,  I never did find out.   :-[

Linda
London & Middlesex
Clement, England, Record, Pittman, Reeve, Crane, Mulvey, Jones, Elliott, Nailor,

Shropshire/ Herefordshire
Humphries/reys, Howells, Hodnet, Medlicott, Prince, Coulton/Colton/Brecknock,

Gloucestershire - Bristol ....... Surname  'England'

Kent
Gullock

Suffolk
Battram, Langley, Becraft/Becroft

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Re: Can any one help with the alias' of Brecknock/Coltons & Breakwells
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 December 16 07:40 GMT (UK) »
thanks for letting me know.  I am wondering whether in 1700'as it was a reaction to jewish persecution...I have a feeling the brecknockes were jewish...lots of very biblical names. and it would make sense at that time.

we will probably never know!

Happy New Year.
Helen

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Re: Can any one help with the alias' of Brecknock/Coltons & Breakwells
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 December 16 21:40 GMT (UK) »
There is a very good explanation of the use of Alias names at "familysearch.org/wiki/en/Use_of_Aliases_-_an_Overview".
Just why the Colton/Brecknock/Breakwell divisions originated is not clear, and perhaps we will never know, but it certainly makes entering data in computerised family trees challenging  :)

Maec  (a Colton descendant)
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Re: Can any one help with the alias' of Brecknock/Coltons & Breakwells
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 December 16 10:56 GMT (UK) »
I'm a Breakwell descendant (from Israel Breakwell of Coreley) and I've never solved the mystery of the Colton alias. It all gets a bit murky, so I've abandoned it for a while to work on other parts of the tree. Must get back to it though! I get the feeling we may never understand why there was a change in name, but we may be able to narrow it down to a particular timeframe.

I have another "alias" in my tree - it's become clear through parish records that it is a result of illegitimacy. The reputed father's name is mentioned on the baptism record, and the child continues to use both surnames.
ESSEX - Albrorough, Cant, Dash, Deacon, Fincham, Luckin, Moul, Potter, Richmond, Ruse, Tansley, Turrill, Whiting, Wisby
SUFFOLK - Bell, Godden, Good
SHROPSHIRE - Breakwell, Brick, Edwards
STAFFORDSHIRE - Male, Ryder, Salter, Webb, Yates
WORCS - Frazer, Nind, Pardoe, Woodward
NORTHANTS - Sharp, Brawn, Randall
CAMBS/HUNTS - Benton, Glithro, Hayes, Robinett, Speechley, Watts, Whitehead
KENT - Cullen, Hopkins, Pilcher
SOMERSET - Hodges, Weston
WILTS - Dash
GLOUCS - Clouter, Seager