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Families covered: Brett of Dimsdale, Brett of Keele, Brett of Spring-grove
[We are not aware of any connection between the families shown below. They share the page for our convenience.]

Nicholas Brett of Kele (Keele), Staffordshire
1. Thomas Brette of Dimmesdale, Suffolk
  m. _ Baginholde
  A. Randolph Brette of Dimmesdale
m. Anne Woode (dau of Robert Woode of Keele)
  i. Edward Brett of Keele (a 1583)
  m1/2. Cicely Fitton (dau of John Fitton, "of the house of Gawsworthe")
  a. Randolph (Randle) Brett
  m. Margaret Chetwinde (dau of Thomas Chetwinde of Ingestrie (Chetwynd of Ingestre))
  (1) John Brett of Dimsdale (a 1614, 3rd son)
  m. (11.12.1594) Mary Mainwaring (dau of Edward Mainwaring of Whitmore)
  (A)+ issue (a 1663) - Edward (b c1597), William, Anne, Agnes, Mary, Margaret
  (2)+ other issue (a 1583) - Edward (dsp), Raulfe (dsp), Thomas, William, Margaret, Elene, Mary
  Edward is shown as having had just one wife. We speculate that this was the Edward of Keele who is the first mentioned in Visitation (Grazebrook, Staffordshire, 1663, 'Brett of Dimsdale' (2nd section)) where he is shown as married to the following Dorothy. The following is supported by Visitation (Dugdale (King), Staffordshire (additions), 1664-1700, 'Brett').
m2/1. Dorothy Stanford of Packington
  b. Edward Brett of Dimsdale in Wolstanton, Staffordshire (d 11.08.1659)
  m. Grace Hurst (dau of Nicholas Hurst or Hurt of Casterne)
  (1) Edward Brett of Dimsdale (b 1644-5, a 1680)
  m. (10.07.1665) Jane Inge (dau of William Inge of Thorpe Constantine (Juge of Thorpe))
  (A) Martha Brett of Dimsdale (a 1728)
  m. William Bainbrigge of Lockington (d 14.08.1706)
  (2) Elizabeth Brett
  m. Robert Rowley of Keele
  (3) Jane Brett
  m. ?? (curate of Stoke-upon-Trent)
  (4)+ other issue - John in London, Nicholas, George, Thomas in Lichfield, Dorothy (d unm)
  c. Mary Brett (a 1650, d unm?)
  d. Anne Brett
  m. John Ford of Keele
  ii. Thomas Brette of Wolstanton
  m. Margaret Badley (dau of John Badley)
  a. Elene Brette
  m. Anthony Brocke of Handley
  b.+ other issue - Randolphe, Thomas, William, Margaret, Mary
  iii. Randolph Brette had issue
  iv. Jane Brette
  m. Thomas Bowthe
  v. Isabell Brette
  vi. Elenore Brette
  m. John Bourne



Gregory Brett of Wye, Kent (bur 06.03.1541)
1. Gregory Brett of Wye (bur 18.02.1586)
  A. Thomas Brett of Wye (bpt 13.07.1606, bur 05.04.1645)
  i. Thomas Brett 'of Wye' of Spring-grove (bpt 11.11.1640, bur 28.02.1695/6)
  m. (29.06.1665) Laetitia Boys (b 04.03.1644, d 25.08.1731, dau/heir of John Boys of Betteshanger)
  a. Thomas Brett of Spring-grove (b 03.09.1667, d 05.03.1743, rector of Betteshanger & Rucking)
  m. (22.09.1696) Bridget Toke (b 25.09.1677, d 07.05.1765, dau of Sir Nicholas Toke of Godinton)
  (1) Nicholas Brett of Spring-grove (b 11.04.1713, d 20.08.1776, cleric)
  m. Rebecca Brandon (dau/coheir of William Brandon)
  (A) Thomas Brett of Spring-grove
  m. Anne Kynaston (dau of Roger Kynaston of Essex)
  (i) Thomas Brett of Spring-grove (a 1829)
  (ii) Anne Brett
  m. _ De Lambert of Paris
  (iii)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Frances (d infant)
  (B) Nicholas Brett (d unm)
  (C) Rebecca Brett
  m. George Smith of Camer, near Gravesend
  (i) Catherine Rebecca Smith
  m. _ Coburn
  (ii) Elisabeth Smith
  m. Edward Twopenny of Rochester
  (iii)+ other issue - George Brandon (d infant), William Masters, Frances, Charlotte Lucy, Anne
  (2)+ other issue - Margaret, Sarah, 9 others (dvp)
2. Edward Brett
  A. Thomas Brett (bpt 25.11.1543, bur 20.01.1631)
  i. Gregory Brett (bpt 29.06.1581, bur 20.09.1658)



Joseph George Brett of Grove House, Old Brompton (b 1760, d 17.06.1845)
m1. Isabella Maria Christiana Forbes (d 07.1802, dau/heir of George Forbes of Edinglassie & Auchnerrach by Isabel Steuart of Drummin)
1. Joseph George Brett of Chelsea (b 1790, d 05.1852, vicar of Lenham) had issue
  m. Dorothy Best (dau of George Best of Chilston Park by Caroline, dau of Edward Scott of Scott's Hall)
2. Richard Rich Wilford Brett (Major General)
  m. Mariane Reid
3. Margaret Brett
  m. (Thomas) Fairfax Best of Wierton Park
4. Amelia Brett
  m. John Davidson (MD)
5. Isabella Brett (dsp)
  m. William Walter of Bathampton
6. Sophia Brett
  m. Harry Brett (d 1855, cousin)
7. Harriett Brett (d 29.05.1869)
  m. George R. Jervis (Colonel)
8. Caroline Brett (b 1800, d 1869)
  m. Frederick A. Clarke
9. Eliza Brett (d unm)
m2. Elizabeth Templeton
10. James Brett (Major General)
  m. I. Cleveland (dau of General _ Cleveland)
11. Harry Augustus Brett
  m. Jane Roberts
12. Georgiana Brett (dsp)
  m. Digby Murray (dau of Admiral _ Murray)
13. Anna Brett
  m. Christopher P. Lochner of Doctors' Commons

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Glover, Staffordshire, 1583, 'Brett of Keele'), Visitation (Grazebrook, Staffordshire, 1663, 'Brett of Dimsdale' (1st section)) with input as reported above
(2) For middle section : CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p325)
(3) For lower section : BP1934 ('Esher')
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