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Date: Mon 07 Sep 2009 15:51:34 BST
Subject: Malcolm Bratton
I think I knew Malcolm Bratton. Did he go to the 'Central School,' or to Rhodesia? I think I met hin in Salisbury (now Harare) Airport in 1964. I couldn't find him in the "Gateshead Brattons."
Regards, Rob Hall, Texas
Both brothers Malcolm and Denis are there. Denis went to Africa...Malcolm went to Canada and then California USA where he still lives Link
http://www.39steps.com/robert-bratton.html trawl down
Name: Robert Hall (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 06 Sep 2009 22:58:16 BST
Subject: Low Fell
I was born at Sheriff Hill, (right adjacent to the Travelers' Rest)and my eldest son and I had a few drinks in the Black Horse some 20 years back. (He attended school just 100 yards along the road. We then walked across the road to the fish shop on the corner of Wesley Street, and sat there enjoying the evening.
He is now resident in California, and I am resident in Texas. I remember the area well, and just to the north of the Black House, there is a lane down to a parking lot for "The Fell."
I met my wife on Kells Lane and now have been married 51 years.
My brother attended Gateshead Grammer School for Boys.
Regards Rob Hall
Name: Huey Bratton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 04 Sep 2009 16:39:43 BST
Subject: Great web site
I was in the process of downloaded and saving some of the articles written about me when I was serving as an Army Chaplain in Iraq (before the get lost), just for memory sake. That search brought me to your web site! Great Site!!!
Name: Jack Keefe (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 02 Sep 2009 23:24:04 BST
Subject: another Bratton Cemetery
In addition to the Texas Cemetery, there is also a Bratton Cemetery in Highland County, Ohio. It's on Sicilty Road, about .25 mi north of Route 32 between Sardinia and Mount Oreb. Planning to visit there at the end of this month in search of Brattons who may be part of the Brittain (Brittin) clan in Illinois. Searching for Elisha Bratton (Elijah Brittin?).
Nice that you have this site.
Name: fiesuttditusy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 02 Sep 2009 13:17:14 BST
Subject: Excellent article
Good day. Thank you very much for that enlightening article
www.39steps.com – Super! By.
Date: Wed 02 Sep 2009 06:36:25 BST
Subject: Hello, I'm ChrisPark
Hello. My name is Chris. I'm from USA. And yeah, hope to be a long time member of this forum!
Here's a photo of me :) http://lmageshack.us/img/chrisP.jpg - Just so you know who i am!
Name: Rosalee Bratton Mohney (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 26 Jul 2009 05:33:42 BST
Subject: From Washington State
There is at least one family in Washington State (USA) of Brattons. My father, Howard Talleyrand Bratton, was born in Washington State as I was. I would like to find the place of origin of the Brattons in England as I will be going back to England sometime in 2010 and would like to visit the village? Site? Museum? Whatever (or whoever) is there for visiting. It was really fun to come across this website.
Name: Mark William Bratton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 17 Jul 2009 09:37:24 BST
Subject: Bratton Family in Illinois
Hey! I'm from Sullivan, IL. U.S.A. I was wondering if any Brattons are around my area... and if so... my great grandfather is all I can trace back to currently. His name is Nathanial Bratton and he was from Arcola, IL. If any of this rings a bell to anyone... we're related. So... e-mail me if you have any information for me. Thanks
Name: Kealy Mary Denice Bedford (@email@example.com)
Date: Fri 10 Jul 2009 13:00:04 BST
Subject: Family in wintirigham
hello ther i was reading the "past visitors" part and i came across a woman named Karen Wischhusen, who was looking for relatives in winteringham. I am a relative of the people and i also have photographs and information, is there any way of contacting her or contacting me as i could possibly help. If you have an email address for her mine is Kealybedford@yahoo.com.Or my home number is 01652 650624. i know it is strange giving out this info but i would muck like to speak to her, it would be a great help thanks
Name: Lisa Bratton Santana (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 23 Jun 2009 06:14:22 BST
Subject: Great site!
My grandfather, David Charles Bratton (b. 1900), was from Pennsylvania. He was named after his father but was adopted by his uncle, Thaddeus Bratton. I think his mother had died, but I'm not sure about his father.
Date: Wed 10 Jun 2009 00:38:05 BST
Subject: father of Tullie James Bratton
My father and grandfather were both named William Engel Bratton. Margaret Engel was my grandfather's mother. My grandfather's father was Tullie, supposedly named after his doctor in Ohio. If anyone has info on Tullie's father it would be much appreciated. Thank you for the photos and info on this site.
Name: Rachel (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 24 May 2009 17:33:01 BST
Subject: John and Margaret Steel
I am not a Bratton but I am researching the Steels for an aunt, and it turns out your John and Margaret Steel (parents of Isabella Steel, Joseph Herbert Bratton's wife) are part of "my" family. I was delighted to find that you had established Margaret's maiden name as I had been unable to identify John and Margaret's marriage, nor any information about Margaret before their marriage. Do you have any details? Funnily enough, my maternal grandmother was a Dixon, but not, so far as I have yet determined, any relation to Matty Dixon.
Name: Stephen D Bratton Jr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 24 May 2009 00:33:59 BST
just found this site and it is very intresting would like to find out about my family history if any body has any were from new castle ind. not sure before that
Name: James D. Bratton (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 11 Apr 2009 17:22:42 BST
Subject: Virginia Brattons
Great web site. Yes I am a bratton. Can't get past my Greatgrandfather. So don't really know of any conection. Any help in that direction would be greatly appreciated
Name: Alan Bratton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 03 Apr 2009 22:59:51 BST
Subject: Hello From Northern Ireland
The Bratton Clan have been in the Donegal Tyrone %26 Londonderry area for some 4 - 500 years.
Frankie (Vickous) Daniels (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 27 Mar 2009 14:45:19 GMT
Subject: Bratton Family Name
My Grandmother was born Nellie Bratton (married Jerry B. Vickous)she had a brother Harold D. Bratton, have no information past that right now but am glad to find this site about the Bratton name. All I know is that they were living in Ky. and moved to Indiana. Want to find more information if possible.
Name: Stacey Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 13 Feb 2009 12:13:35 GMT
Subject: St Cuthbert's Village Photo
Hi, I noticed Heather Turner had posted a message in the past visitor's section requesting a photo of St. Cuthbert's Village, Gateshead. I think I've looked at all pages here but can't seen to find it..Could you point me to it please. Thank you.
Name: Kay Bratton, Esq. (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 26 Jan 2009 17:27:54 GMT
Hi fellow Brattons,
thirty years ago I went to the Whitehorse Bratton, and had my picture taken alongside a Historical marker that says it was a burial mound of our people dating back to 2000 years before christ. I still have the photo and the marker can be clearly read. I tend to think we have been here a lot longer than 1066. I'd be interested to see any compilations of our shared geneology anyone has undertaken. Would you be willing to post those so they could be amassed and compiled, Jon? Thanks~
Name: John William Bratton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 19 Dec 2008 09:29:50 GMT
Just messing about on the net and found this site!!! I wouldn't mind contact with any interested relatives out there. Drop me a line on above e-mail address. Could be fun.
Name: John Kelso Moncrieff Bratton (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 09 Dec 2008 20:56:11 GMT
Subject: Canadian Branch
Good site. How come there are no Canadian Brattons listed? There are a whole lot of us being ignored by your website.
BTW where is the Bratton Party?
Anna-Marie Bratton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 06 Dec 2008 21:45:34 GMT
Subject: my dad
I am trying to track down my father, phillip hugh bratton
Name: Melanie Bratton (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 06 Dec 2008 02:39:40 GMT
Subject: family history
I am trying to do research on my father's family. My father Donald Dale Bratton-
His father Dale Bratton, I am not sure of his father's name. My father was raised in Martin's Ferry Ohio by his mother Beryl Campbell Bratton.
Name: Brittany Bratton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 03 Dec 2008 06:02:44 GMT
Related, from Colorado...
Name: Jason Bratton (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 04 Nov 2008 21:17:18 GMT
richard s. bratton
born hillsboro ill! father wallace m bratton born leroy il! his father le grand bratton! migrated from xenia oh to illinois! 18.10.2008
Kevin Barry Bratton
hiya jon, nice wee page you got here. Im a Bratton of Duntocher in Clydebank, Glasgow. My Great uncle David Bratton started the family name in New Zealand, were i have moved too, and now live.so im part of that 6% !.
My grandad john Bratton(jackie) has passed 8 years now and is buried here in New Zealand also.
im very proud to be a Bratton and very happy you lot are too!
thanks. Kevin Bratton. 17.10.2008
John Lee Bratton Jr.
enjoying all the info on here 3.10.2008
I put my name and town into Google and your site came up. My father, Charles V. Kenmir, came from Spennymoor so maybe there' a connection. 11.9.2008
Attention all Brattons; Interested in any imfo re Btattons form Market Drayton, Shropshire. My Farther was born Francis Ashurst Bratton July 27 1912 and his parents were William and Mary Bratton [nee Curtis and who was one of at least 13 siblings, here are the ones I can remember - Charlotte,
Peter, Cecil, Stanley, Charlie, Joyce, Mabel, Rennie. My Father served in WWII in RAF stationed in Egypt etc as a ground crew. He migrated to Australila in 1957 with his wife Gillian Mary Louise Price of which 4 children were born including myself. It would be most appreciated to hear from anyone related or know of the 'Brattons' of Market Drayton, Shropshire. 1.9.2008
hi my name is cassie and im a bratton down under (aus) i am a second genoration in australia. i was just wondering if anyone was related to the brattons in market drayton and shropshire. 1.9.2008
Just read about Uncle Johns days in the war, it brought me to tears.
Very very proud to be part of the Bratton family.
Give me love to Aunty Eva. xx 31.8.2008
Just found your site interesting.. 7.8.2008
I liked your site. 7.7.2008
John Walker Bratton
Fun site. Just adding another John Bratton for the John Bratton party. 3.7.2008
st james street no 11, was the home of the coulthard family, in 1879, also 69 lavender garden, was the home of the address of my grandmother, mary ann coulthard in 1906, and again in 1955.I loved reading your information, and especially enjoyed the photos.. Thank you so very much. 26.6.2008
Nice to know there are a few of us! My father is a John Bratton by the way! Nottingham based family with my brother and I plus my son Eliot we are doing our bit in Sherwood Forest. 16.6.2008
Just to say thankyou for an interesting read. I am one of those saddos that typed in their surname, but didn't expect to find anything! 19.5.2008
Brian Bratton 12.5.2008
James M. Bratton
Wonderful site filled with interesting and fun facts about our family name. Thank you! 24.4.2008
I'm very glad I discovered this website! You have done an amazing job! I come from a long line of Bratton's in Southern Indiana! My grandfather's name is John Bratton as well and so is My father's! 10.4.2008
I didn´t know that there were so many Brattons on this Planet!!!
good to Know
hello there sir,
i'm samantha bratton. i've always wanted to leanr more about my past and the people who created my future.
can you tell me how did you start this all?
i mean, where did you possible start!
thank you sir for all this great information, i love it! 29.3.2008
Gordon M. Sixkiller
Thank you for the Bratton History. I once dated Sarah Bratton in college and was curious how she was doing. i happened to find this site and found it very intresting. Have a great day. 27.3.2008
this is a nice site but i think our whole branch of the family would appreciate the inclusion of the american brattons. 26.3.2008
Great site,Jon.I guess I must be around your age,I went to Heathfield,and was brought up in Low Fell.I can remember the youth clubs at Denewell Avenue,Wesley Memorial,and Cromer Avenue,as I was in a group who used to play there,as wll as local clubs. 25.3.2008
William R Bratton DDS
You can add another Bratton to your list under Dentists!! I am proud to have found this marvelous site and look forward to hearing from you and trading stories in the future.
carol treavish (nee Bratton) Interesting reading, I have a brother anda nephew called John
I originated from Bromley Kent
and the youngest of 10 children
we count just over 100 descendents from my mum & dad
so i dont think the Bratton name will die out, For the past
34 years I have lived in New Zealand, there are Maoris with the Surname Bratton. 7.3.2008
Nancy L. Cathey
My maternal grandmother was Emma Bratton, born in Furnace, Kentucky, 1892. Her parents were Leonard W. and Kate Hall Bratton. That's as far back as I can go right now 25.2.2008
Thanks Jon for a great site. 25.2.2008
karen beales nee bratton
My part of the family appears to have come fron Stansted in Kent.I would love to know where it all began......... 24.2.2008
An old friend of Jim's, used to work with him in Durham gaol. Married to Nicky and now living in Italy after spells in Egypt and Korea. Love to here from Jim. 25.1.2008
Thanks for all the info 22.1.2008
John William Bratton
Hiya everybody. Ooooo, I never knew there would be so many of us, and that we did so much. Will have to come back later to read it all. 14.1.2008
J. TROY MASSEY
GOOD WEBSITE. I DESCEND FROM JOHN BRATTAIN, ROBERT BRATTAIN WHO MARRIED MARY MILLIKAN.
IT WOULD BE GOOD TO GO BEYOND JOHN BRATTAIN WHO WAS BORN IN 1720. THANKS AGAIN!
J. TROY MASSEY
HARRISON, ARKANSAS, USA 13.1.2008
I only know that my great grandmother was a Kleadie Bratton from Camden, AR. Beyond that, I have no idea how I fit in. But your site is delightful. 6.1.2008
An interesting read.
The above is my family web site which U may find of interest. 2.1.2008
Hi i have just started detailing the geneology of my family and came accross your web site not sure if we have any relations in common but it is nice to see others with the same name i am one of 10 who where all born in grimsby england. Merry Christmas and happy new year. :) 28.12.2007
I was just doing a little reseaarch online and came across your website. I live in Cordova, Tennesse. It's very interesting to learn that there are Brattons all over the world. 27.12.2007
i AM A DECENDANT OF A JAMES (BIG) BRATTON FROM IRELAND, SETTLED IN MIFFLIN CO., PA.... THANKS FOR GIVING THIS SITE TO THE BRATTON ANCESTORS 17.12.2007
David A. Brattain
Dave Brattain is in the Information Technology industry with over 25 years of experience. In 1987 Dave joined IBM’s Consulting and Services organization Dave left IBM in 1996 following the birth of the first of his two children and joined a large U.S. based gas and electricity utility where he could continue his career and spend more time with his growing family. Dave’s recent work has been in the financial services industry where he served briefly as the VP of Architecture & Planning with Checkfree Corporation, a major online, Internet based payments processor. In 2002 Dave joined Nova Information Systems, a division of USBank and a leader in the global credit card acquiring business. . Dave holds several university degrees including both a B.S. and an A.A.S. in Applied Information Technology, graduating in 1980 as a Collegiate Scholar from Indiana State University and in 1986 from Indiana’s Vocational & Technical College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dave is an accomplished fresh and saltwater angler, fly caster and fly tier with trophy catches in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean. He is also a writer of fiction with several published works to his credit. An experienced pilot, Dave has logged more than 1000 hours in a variety of aircraft and has written about his flying experience. He also loves the ocean and has crewed on a sailing ship through the Caribbean, sailing the Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico. Dave resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife Jennifer and their two children.
Hi there i live in leeds and i think your site his good you do not hear much of bratton in leeds so it go that there are bratton up in gateshead it was nice to find your site thank you 11.12.2007
very good site well done do you have any info on the contence of the old musem that was saltwell towers namely the dolls house,the old shop??? or any thing that was in it where's it all gone?? 10.12.2007
Mark Lynwood Bratton
I have enjoyed looking at your web site.
HI MY NAME IS EMILY BRATTON AND I LIVE IN LEXINGTON KENTUCKY. BRATTONS FOREVER! 8.11.2007
just surffin and this popped up
well done, very interesting. to say the least..... thank you. 7.11.2007
u have forgoten loads of brattons 4.11.2007
Your history of Gateshead is a throughly enjoyable read. Thank you 25.10.2007
hi do you no about rives if you do plz E-mail me back it is firstname.lastname@example.org 18.10.2007
hello Jon, hubby came across this site while searching old gateshead, thought it was brilliant and showed me your pic and i realised, who it was.
me and my hubby are both Gateshead born and bred and boy what memories your site brings back. Hubby comes from Church road Low Fell and i am a bit lower down the rung The Teams.we now live in Eighton Banks
Now not only will i be spendin half of my time on the imag-e-nation site (which is fab by the way)now the rest of my time will be spent on here
well done you on a very interesting site
thats a very good sight keep up the good work 8.10.2007
Hey, really good site, just thought i'd let you know of a another Bratton:
My great uncle Harry Bratton was an British RAF sergeant in WW2 and was killed in 1940 at only 19 but his body was lost at sea
Bill Hartmann Brilliant site! Funny too. Love it.
Check out my other local site:
I am looking for Joseph Mark Bratton. He is a long time family friend and I would like to find him so I could write to him. I would greatly appriciate any help in finding my dear friend. 27.9.2007
Casey Wayne Bratton
I am a Bratton 36 of age.I was born and raise in the U.S.A my Home state is ALABAMA..Love the site.. 24.9.2007
Lovely informative and interesting site! It brought back alot of memories for my Dad who grew up in Dunston 1936 - 1954. His Grandpa was the publican at the Anchor Inn around 1881. When he saw the pictures of how it looks now he didnt recogise it.
David Argudin Bratton
Very interesting, I'm glad I was pointed to this website. If anyone is interested in chatting, I would be more than happy. I'll have to dig out the family tree; I know that there were some important Brattons, in there (I believe with the navy if I'm not mistaken). 17.9.2007
Well done ! i stumbled on your page by accident ! How about the 'Bratton Pack' 29.8.2007
Cool site. 16.8.2007
Hello, there - what a great site! I stumbled upon it looking for Myrla Bratton movies for my husband. She was his aunt. She was actually in a few more than you mentioned, but they are difficult to find. There is a Bratton Bulletin on Yahoo groups that our bunch communicates through. The moderator of the site has worked hard on geneology... don't know if you'd be interested or not. I could send you the link if you want.
Thankyou for this fantastic insight into the history of Gateshead.I came your way searching for John B Stoneman Free Wesleyan Minister living in Gateshead in 1901!! 7.8.2007
Linda Reed (nee Chrisp)
I loved going through your site, I am 53 now and remember the Felling High Street in your picture. I also loved to go shopping on a Saturday morning to Shephards in Gateshead, they had the best Christmas Santa and Grotto. I have lived in Australia for the past 30 yrs, and a lot of your photos brought back great memories. I had my wedding reception in the Ship Inn on Stiffies bank as we used to call it, and my Dad was great friends of Roy Smith who ran it, and used to have sing alongs with him.Still have glasses with stolen from Roy Smith on them, ha,ha. One thing I would have loved to see was a picture of Windy Nook primary school(the old one that was demolished) Which was what I was searching for when I came across your site. My Grandparents my Parents and my brother and sister and myself went there too, I wanted to show my kids. Once again thanks for the memories. 27.7.2007
does anyone know the names of the three pubs as you go down bottle bank towards the Tyne 16.7.2007
my name is also john bratton and i live in florence alabama. i am trying to research my family history and find out about my ancecters and where they came from. if you can tell me what i need and what i can do to find out my history, or offer any help, i would appreciate it. thank you, john bratton 13.7.2007
Sgt David George Bratton
Great site!!! 12.7.2007
Part of the Edward Bratton clan - documented by Ruthie Michelson (my cousin).
Great site! Hopefully, I'm worthy of being considered a notable Bratton. 4.7.2007
Harriett (Bratton) Masterson
Like the websites. Good Job. If you want to add an artist, there's my blogspot, if you are interested. I grew up in Texas, came from Brattons and Hodnetts in Lousiana. Keep up the good work. My brother likes to see that there are Brattons that have actually accomplisehd some things in life. 28.6.2007
realy enjoyed reading through site very informative keep up good work 25.6.2007
Finally giving your website a look. I'm at work; first night back.
Thanks again for all your hospitality. Really had a great and wonderful time.
Take care and good luck with the new shop in Leeds.
RE Ellizabeth Grace Loxley: The Thomas Elliott who owned a tailor's shop in Chester-le-Street was my great-grandfather (1865-1934). He had a long (and as far as I know boringly happy) marriage, so its unlikely that Grace was more than a housekeeper. But his two sons (one my grandfather) both won scholarships to Newcastle Grammar School and then to University, so would have been away from home most of the time, so he may have taken special interest in Grace's children. 17.6.2007
I decided to google my last name in hopes of finding some information regarding my father's side of my ancestry and this is what I found. I wonder if we're related? Some translations of Bratton said the name was Germanic? What does the name actually mean? 15.6.2007
thanks for a great insight into gateshead.
Im a gateshead lad born and bred, with the majority of my family hailng from felling.
Im particulary interested in the history of north dene house (sight of gateshead college) as i ve been lecturing there for 8 years now and find myself locked in at night til 9 o clock, when even in the summer there is an eery feel to the place.
I was wondering if you had any information on the old place or know where i could start my investigations. we are due to move in jan 2008 and will dearly miss the place.
I understand it is to be converted into luxury flats!!!!!
Hi cousin John
I have enjojed reading your site and finding out more about our family history.
Ann Earl and Margaret visited yesterday and mentioned your website.
Give my love to the family
Pat (Bowman) 10.6.2007
What a fantastic website - a real labour of love. Well done. I shall return time and time again to "dip in" to more of my North east histroy. Thanks 9.6.07
just googled my name to see what came up. Interesting website. How many jon's have you found? 16.5.2007
My grandfather was William Alexander Brattin. His mother Arabella Bratton changed the spelling. I would like to know why. 12.5.2007
im searching the web for any pics of prince consort rd in bensham gateshead circa 1965 1970 i lived there as a bairn.still live in gateshead.wanted blast from past getting all nostalgic 22.4.2007
Hello, interesting about your Brattons. 22.4.2007
Dale L. Bratton Hello Jon,
I'm just browsing some Bratton related sites and came across you. Though you are in Gatehead and I in San Francisco, I assume that we are, somehow, related.
heather turner dear mr bratton i noticed a photo of st cuthberts village on your site.i lived there from it being built till it got demolished and the sad thing is have no photos apart from two i found on another site no family member seems to have any either would it be at all possible to get a copy of this photo.thank you very interesting site love local history 15.4.2007
lorraine bratton was trying to get to my brothers site and came across yours!how nice!i think bratton is an unusual name and found your site very intersting i dont think we are related tho as we originate from ireland!but i realy enjoyed your site ,from one Bratton to another take care. 25.3.2007
Derek Harrison Hi I loved your GGS page. Brings it all back. I'm two years older than you and we've a reunion with Lee Hetherington and Stu Monro in Sept 2007. We'll all be 60! 21.3.2007
Norma Would just like to say, thank you. Re: my posting on 15th, not only have I had a reply from the Boardhost, but have also, after 3 months of searching, be sent a map showing Lamas Street. Thank you Jon, a credit to you. Regards, Norma 19.3.2007
dennis bratton Sir,
You may want to check with my father about the Bratton Family Cemetery outside Alma, AR. His contact info is:
David R. Bratton
Interestingly - our Uncle Al was a PhD starting as a Naval Medical Officer and later Doc for the VA. 13.3.2007
Larry Bratton Another Bratton in U.S. Son of Arthur Cleburne Bratton,grandson of Joseph McPherson Bratton, great grandson of Thomas. That's all I know. All records of Thomas were lost. He came to Alabama from Tennessee. I now live in York Co.,SC close to Brattonsville.Any reply would be very nice. Thank you for your work. 11.3.2007
Mark Bratton I Live in Fargo, ND. Father is Carl Bratton born near Versailles, IL. Looking for Bratton Relatives. 10.3.2007
Joyce Richardson I found your Family History after putting Alfred Street Gateshead, into a search. I was hoping for some pictures of Alfred Street, as that is where I was born. I do not have one picture of it. The street and most of the others have long since been flatened by our tasteless council. I am doing the family Tree for Charltons - Mc Gill. But once I found your family, although I never got my streets picture. (We lived in the back of a borded up shop, at no 52 Alfred Street until 1951.) I really have enjoyed reading all your pages. I congradulate you on it. The history is tops, and the humour brings it to life. So it is not just a read. I felt I was being taken back to places I knew. Great 9.3.2007
John Walker & Lynne Bratton I have been working on my John Walker Bratton's genealogy & just came upon this page during a search. Am looking forward to spending more time here.
Lynne, wife of John Walker Bratton, great grandson of Paul Bratton & Franie S. Tilley, Hardin County, TN 8.3.2007
Wesley Bratton I found your page to be incredibly interesting. I especially found the link to Bratton, Kentucky to be even more since that is where my family has their farm. It is also known as Pinhook, Kentucky. 8.3.2007
Stuart Bratton Cool site. Maybe I will send you stuff on my family tree to add in. Feel free to link to my myspace page if you like. 8.3.2007
Sarah Brattan Nice to read about the family name. It's nice to read the interesting facts!! 8.3.2007
debbie Hi..what a great site. I found it looking for information about a pub in oakwellgate, but i couldnt see it in your site, my great great grandmother was the publican in the Moulders Arms in 1851 census.
You have some great information and pictures. Its amazing to see how much of the old stuff is still there amongst all the modern.
Peter Bratton Hi from New Zealand..
Marcus Bratton My family is from ohio usa and I know very little about my history. Very helpful website. 2.3.2007
Lesley Fenton Hi Jon
Brilliant brilliant!! thank you for info on Dunston. You have made me very proud, once again to be a Dunston lass.
Proud to be a geordie!! 1.3.2007
Neil MacDonald Really informative website from which I have learned a lot.
I am still trying to find out why Split Crow Road is so called. Can anyone out there help. I would certainly appreciate it.
Annice Bratton 12.2.2007
Lesley Fenton hi John, You have added loads more - I found uncle Johns letters and info on his pow days really interesting.
One thing on the Gateshead history - where is Dunston? We dont come under Posh Whickham - I think you have failed us John!!
Take care xx 4.2.2007
Lawrence Cashel Bratton Jr. 30.1.2007
local nice one 29.1.2007
Karen Wischhusen Hi Jon! Googled "Bratton - Lincolnshire" and ended up here! Am researching my mother-in-laws' Bratton family in Winteringham, Lincolnshire, England. Nice website! 24.1.2007
Jim Dobson I liked your site. 24.1.2007
Maude Stephany I am trying to find out who would presently hold the copyrights to Teddy Bears' Picnic as I wish to use a line from the song in an article that I am writing.
Please contact me via the above email address. Thank you. 19.1.2007
Michael Towne Bratton Another Bratton, signing in! Enjoyed the tour. 18.1.2007
Barry Hindmarch Hi
Very interesting site. I was researching Thomas Wilson and picked this up through Google.
Will need to spend a bit more time reading properly, but as a Low Fell boy, I really enjoyed looking through.
Daniel Lance Bratton 8.1.2007
Scott Bratton Cool Site, I'm From Lowell Massachusetts 20.12.2006
Bob Bratton Nice site. It will take some time to study. Hope I can find our connection. 5.12.2006
david bratton i find the website interesting do you have any info on the brattons of sheffield. the brattons here are few and more or less related 5.12.2006
Victoria Bratton I was just looking to see where my name came from. I am in greenville, alabama. 10.11.2006
John McKenzie Yes that is mee with the ice cream quiff and the Devils horns, thanks.
I have a very good memory and could help you with names, eg in a picture where you mention some names of teachers such as Theakstone, Mock etc the one you missed out was Joe Davison on the left. A wonderfull man a great philospher not just a woodwork teacher. He helped mould a lot of boys characters, thanks for your work and when I am up home at Christmas I would love to se any old boys.
John McKenzie 3.11.2006
Jim Bratton 60 yrs old living in Houston, Texas USA.
Raised in rural Missouri.
And if Jon's web Picture is representative it looks like I have the Bratton Eyes, eyebrows and nose. It's a little startling.
Jim Bratton 23.10.2006
Anne Loxley Baker Hi Jon. Wow, you've added a lot of info since the last time I checked. I'm looking forward to seeing you in June, 2007.
Ian MacFarlane Great page,
I left 6 form in 1960.
Recognise many of the "teachers" 14.10.2006
Gary Swaddle Hi,
Great nostalgia. I was head boy
in 1971 under Caffrey and Speed. Only remember the Senior High on Rectory Road although part of the old building remained for several years. Now live in Memphis Tennessee. Glad I had such a basic upbringing on Tyneside. Loved Saltwell Park. Best wishes to all old pals. Gary 11.10.2006
Phillip J. Bratton Thank you for creating this website where we Brattons have a place to go. It's good to see. 4.10.2006
CHARLOTTE A. VANDERZIEL MY MATERNAL GRANDMOTHERS NAME WAS LAURA BRATTON, SHE MARRIED JEFF GRIFFIN IN ARK. IN THE LATE EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS SHE HAD 11 CHILDREN AND NAMED ONE OF HER SONS BRATTON GRIFFIN, HE DIED LAST YEAR AT THE AGE OF 90. I DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT HER FAMILY BEFORE SHE MARRIED MY GRANDFATHER. I THOUGHT SHE WAS IRISH. 2.10.2006
Cathy Brandon Bratton Love the Website. I am sure the Brattons in the pictures must be related to my husband's family. The nose and ears must be a family trace. 1.10.2006
George Charlton Hi Jon,
This is a great site: much more intimate than Friends Reunited.
I was at the Boys Grammar from 1961-1968 (the year below you), but remember a lot of the names and faces here.
I still keep in touch with Mal Hope (Head Boy '65-'66) and Ed Smith -both two years above me. From my own year I hear from John Morwood, who now lives in Tasmania. He was mates with Gus Munro and Dave Waugh. We sometimes used to meet in the back room (left hand side) of the Black Horse on a Friday night for a couple of pints before going into town. In those days, for £1-0s-0d, you could buy ten Stirling, get pissed, and still have change for the busfare home.
I also remember Jim Harker from the Art Room, and Ian 'Dringo' Burns, who sold me a Webley air-pistol before going on to become a Top Gun in the RAF.
I got engaged to Marilynn Marshall (the newsagent's daughter) in 1969; eventually getting married in 2005.
I could go on ... but maybe over a pint in the Black Horse. 30.9.2006
Erik Bratton Glad to hear my surname has such old roots, love the website, keep it up! 30.9.2006
Erik Bratton Glad to hear my surname has suck old roots, love the website, keep it up! 30.9.2006
Roxanne Bratton I only search the family name every few years and I am very pleased to find another important (historical) addition to the family history.
Daran Atkinson Hi
I’m Daran Atkinson grandson of William Boag Bratton. Very interesting to see the family history. Take care.
Gary Bratton 15.9.2006
Robert Allen Bratton Elmer Stevenson Bratton - father
Herbert Miller Bratton - G'father
Michael Bratton - GG'father
Robert - Born 12/22/1941 resides in Sunset Beach, NC. 14.9.2006
lesley Fenton Hello all
Just gone through the family history again, I guess the BBC "who do you think you are" has got to me! Once again I am amazed at all your hard work and a bit jealous I did'nt do it.
Keep in touch with mam wont you.
Les xx 12.9.2006
Pauline Sullivan ex Bratton Hi nice pix updates,great to see the kids together.Scott had a wonderful time.Hope to get together soon ,all my love Pauline 15.8.2006
CRAIG BRATTON I came acrossed this site and i guess i'm wondering am i related to anyone i live in michigan my fathers name is james ronald.If so e-mail me back thanks. 29.7.2006
John Charles Bratton www.gtwy.com 24.7.06
David R Bratton Does not appear to be of my line of Bratton, but very well put together. 11.7.2006
* Millenium Bridge
Gateshead Grammar School
row in front of and between teachers Addison and Davidson
John Johnson Gateshead Director of Design for the bridge 7.7.2006
William Bratton My father's name also was William Bratton. Thought we were Scottish. Bratton married Butler to make me. NYC music publisher. 2.7.2006
Agnes Bratton I am a Bratton by marriage. My husband Scott Henry Bratton is from Thorofare, NJ. He has one brother and one sister. His father was John William Bratton from Paulsboro, NJ. He is one of 6 children. I am just looking into tracing my husband's roots for our children. 1.7.2006
Kelly (Bratton) Blackman Wow..I'm one of the 10000 Bratton's in the USA. Bratton is my maiden name. 19.6.2006
Paul D. Bratton My Father was Charles D. Bratton of Pulski Va. his Father was Roy Lee Bratton. 16.6.2006
joe robson hello, i was born and bred in wrekenton, attended harlow green school. i worked at the shop pit allerdene.i now am a71 year old enjoying life at amble. ps. do you know where sugar well was. enjoyed the site. any information i can help you with willing to oblige , good luck from joe. 5.5.2006
dru reed im from the irish brattons i would like to know more of the english brattons.my family started from 4 brothers from antrim ireland cir 1730 to 1740
william, james, robert not sure of the other brothers name. williams grandson also named william was on the lewis and clark expedition if that helps. i live in texas and want to know more about my ancestors. 30.4.2006
RYAN C BRATTON Dawna Bratton, married to Ryan Charles Bratton; Decendent of the Brattons in Mason and Brady, Texas. We have 6 children, and have wondered if we could be related to any other Brattons out there. I have seen many of these other spellings in South Texas. We would really like to know more about our fsamily tree. Please email us if you have any info on Brattons from this area. Loved learning about the history so far. 9.4.2006
William Brattain 8.4.2006
Dolores Bratton Smith
HAPPY ST.PATRICKS DAY
steve laidlaw this wbsite is superb,i love local history,and your site is amazing,thank you 15.3.2006
TAMMY BRATTON 11.3.2006
philip brattan 10.3.2006
IAN MACDONALD im glad to announce im peeta's boyfriend! From Victoria B.C and would like to say hi to the Bratton family, hope to meet you all in the near future... 7.3.2006
stacy dail bratton 6.3.2006
Ray Bratton Rrom NZ originally, now Australian. 2.3.2006
Mark Bratton im from armagh in ireland, my family are the only brattons in this county and there are very few in ireland good to no theres alot more of us 28.2.2006
Malcolm Bratton Jon,
I will be in the northeast March 18 thru March 23 and would like to meet my long lost cousin. I'll be staying with another cousin in Ebchester and I will 'phone you from there. Hope we can get together.
J. TROY MASSEY GREAT WEBSITE. I WAS LOOKING FOR JOHN BRATTON OF RANDOLPH CO, NC B. 1720.
andy muir have never seen so many pictures of my old school and fellow pupils have really enjoyed browsing through your website . a bit too late to take up rugsy again at 56 but i am still playing just turned 56 for gateshead 4th team have been involved with the club ever since alan green took us up there from the grammer school in 1962-3.tell me when you meet for your singles club and i will pop up and see you ttfn. 19.2.2006
Derek Charles Coulson Just found out about this wonderful web site. This is great. I will be sending some pictures and information about myself and my family from Canada in the near future. Freda & Les' son (Derek) 2.2.2006
Artie A. Bratton J.R. I just thought I would check out my family history. Maybe I might find something about me that I didn't already know. 27.1.2006
Jamie Bratton I enjoyed the site. I became a Bratton in July 2004 when I married my husband Joe. Beacuse his father, also Joe, has been dead for almost 10 years and his dad even longer, I don't know much about the geneology, but did enjoy reading. We're going to have a little Bratton in April--a boy to carry on the name! 27.1.2006
Chris Bratton Just say Hi to all of you, as your all my family, so a big g-day from australia to you all
Dr Colin Laidler 7.1.2006
DANIEL W BRATTON 4.1.2006
john bruce bratton more to follow...just found you. You've got my daughter Hillary in there too. I am also a performer/musician and have recorded songs (check amazon.com) Also have appeared with Bing Crosby...thanks again 31.12.2005
Philip Latheron Drill down to http://homepage.ntlworld.com/philip.latheron/GatesheadGrammarSchool/OldGoats1.html 30.12.2005
Lorna Culverwell I just thought I'd let you know that I am related to you through Elizabeth Noel Bratton's daughter Fay McAughtry. Fay was my grandmother. If you want to get in touch about family related stuff then just e-mail me on the address above!
susan ross Dear Jon: Hi,it's me your 2nd favourite cousin in Canada (Brenda told me she's #1. I beg to differ.) ha ha. It's boxing day and we've had a great time looking at old pics. As you know Mom has Alzheimers too but she sure remembered her parents and sisters. I am pleased to have this website showing the Loxley history. I will forward some photos of my family as soon as I figure out how to do it. Love this site. Love to all.
Susan Ross (Coulson)
p.s. My husband is John Ross and my children are Alyson Adele Ross born Sep 4 1987 and John Derek Alexander Ross born April 26 1990. Thanks
Dolores Bratton Smith Hi,I'm trying to find the origins of my GGGGGGreat Grandfather.Robert Bratton.Born about 1736.Married to a Betsy Farren.Born about 1740.Anybody? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks, D.Smith 17.12.2005
Carl Bratton now ive looked at other entries perhaps should say some more im the brother of the richard bratton you have under cops n robbers and the son of richard & Elizabeth Bratton 16.12.2005
Carl Bratton another uk bratton here 16.12.2005
steve loxley hi john,,my dad is james robert loxley. he asked me to look up this site for him from a xmas card as they do not have interenet access. i was glad i did as i have often wondered about family tree stuff ( you know as you do). anyway mam & dad send their regards and thanks..p.s i will forward this to my sister (christine) who, i sure will be very interested. thanks 15.12.2005
Lynne Katherine Hardie (nee Bratton) My uncle (Malcolm) passed on your details of the website to me. I am Denis Richard Bratton's child. I presently live in London UK. I am only skim reading this site at the moment but hope to spend some more time delving into all your contributions. I don't have much time nowadays with my 3 girls of 3 & 1 years old. Hope to research soon. 12.12.2005
Robert Oliver Bratton I am from the Robert Patrick Bratton line. I am trying to fill in additional information that my dad, Julian Thomas Bratton, started. After I have had a chance to review and reflect , I'd like to contact you with any questions that I may have. Please send me your email address so that I can contact you. Thank you for doing all of this work.
Bob Bratton 12.12.2005
Bill Hartmann Wonderful history of Gateshead. Priceless images. History with a slice of humour. A 'gem' of a web site! 7.12.2005
Malcolm Magnay A fantastic collection of memories from my grammar school days. I was saddened to learn of the passing of Billy Morton who was a good friend at school, although we had lost touch. If you do arrange a reunion I would be pleased to attend. Regards Malcolm Magnay 1960-1966 3.12.2005
Brian Bratton Interesting website. Do you have a line on a group of Brattons that are in the St. Louis region? 30.11.2005
Christine Brown What an excellent informative website - thoroughly enjoyed it! 25.11.2005
Steven Dale Bratton I'm one of the Brattons that ended up in Texas some 7 generations ago.
Jon Bratton FAO Frederick Bratton
You were looking for Grimsby Brattons
Carol Bratton looking for old friends. I attended Welholme School around 1958 to 1963 then went to Havelock Grammer School til 1969. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. In particular Michael Sanderson who lived near me in Legsby Avenue when I attended Welholme.
Kelly Bratton Another Bratton here! Visit my website...I do a little auto racing. 13.11.2005
rozzi roomian my moms mom was martha braton 11.11.2005
DOLORES SMITH SEE!!AND I SAY IT ALL THE TIME,I GAVE UP A PERFECTLY GOOD IRISH NAME FOR THIS ONE!!
Lloyd M Kelley I just found your website and hope to gain some information.And share some if needed. I have my GGGrandfathers
will dated June 1847. John Bratten was the spelling on the will, other places Bratton. There is a Braden family nearby.
The will was regidtered in the Washington Courthouse, Washington County, PA. He was married to a Barbara and their childrens names are; Magdaline,
Sarah, John, Elizabeth,Samuel, and Mary who married a James Gordon. Any help is welcome!!
Lloyd M Kelley 28.10.2005
David and Lisa Bratton We found your site doing a search for ancestry for our son's scout project.
Thanks for sharing! 16.10.2005
Lesley Fenton Nice one! Lovely to see my grandad and the "Bratton" name plate ...memories!
Could'nt you have got a better picture of me though!!! 28.9.2005
Nora Coleman Brattan Basler Thanks for including the Brattan spelling in the information on your website. I enjoyed looking at all your great information. Thanks Nora 19.9.2005
Frederick Bratton Hi i was looking for Brattons from Grimsby, as i am trying to complete a family tree. Looking at your site made me realise there may be more than i think, 29.8.2005
Malcolm Bratton Alan
Thanks for all the good work with the website. I've pulled together a few items that I would like to mail to you and need a street address. Thanks
Malcolm Bratton Alan,
Peter(Peeta)Bratton Uncle Jon, You are truly a great man and an inspiration to all of us... Hello fellow Brattons, this is the one and only P. Bratton. Welcome to my uncle's fabulous website. Love to you all and lets all agree that this is one of the best sites that you have all stumbled across.. Well, If your actually a Bratton its much better than if you are an outsider.. Anyhoo. Peace To All 1.8.2005
Steve Bratton My father was George D. Bratton, JR born in Pulaski, VA 11/20/1919. He spent many hours researching our "Tree" but always ran into a brick wall. Feel free to contact me if you feel this small line of the Bratton name is of interest to you and yours 28.7.2005
mark bratton enjoyed your site! i am entertaining the thought of tracing my roots and found your site. 20.7.2005
Robert John Bratton II My father is Ralph Taylor Bratton,and I'd sure like to find him.TNX 20.7.2005
Ellen Bratton i was just poping around online to see who had bratton websites and what was in them :) 16.7.2005
F G Newman Well done a very interesting site. 7.7.2005
Jack Bratton Jr. I have enjoyed this site but there is a mistake which needs to be corrected. Col. William Bratton was a colonel in the American Revolution not the American Civil War. There was a Confederate General Bratton in the Civil War and I am a descendent of James E. Bratton who was a private in the Civil War also. 5.7.2005
Pauline Sullivan ex Bratton Great site jon,thoroughly enjoyed it. 8.6.2005
Mike Benson My Great Grandmother was a Lincolnshire Bratton. Thanks for giving me a window, through which I can discover my extended family and some of their history. 20.5.2005
richard bratton Hi my name is richard and i live in stoke-on-trent. i have a brother called allan. thank you for this website its nice to see the 'Bratton' name somewhere. 12.5.2005
Chris Not a Bratton but never the less enjoyed browsing through your site. The Gateshead History section in particular is worth special mention.
Well done. 27.4.2005
carl bratton 25.4.2005
eddie hogg Thanks for quoting from my piece, My Town My People, on the issue of Gateshead's name.I did not go to Gateshead Grammer : have always been in awe of such. I do claim to have a friend who went to that exalted academy - one Tonius Hewsanus. He became my brother in Christ in 1958. We both live in NZ, but at opposite ends of the country. Your site is well composed and enjoyable to view.Thanks again, Edd 25.4.2005
Scott Bratton Son of Bruce Bratton in Lancaster Tx, USAI am in the US Coast Guard serving in Galveston TX. 17.4.2005
Thomas Ross Bratton Hello i am origonally from Port Glasgow i now live in Blaydon Tyne & Wear i would love to contact other Brattons fab site 14.4.2005
Thomas Ross Bratton 14.4.2005
Sean Bratton 10.4.2005
Joshua Bratton Hi, Maybe we're related?
Ronnie Bratton Hello,
This site is out of this world.I am very interested to find out more about the Bratton name.I will try and e-mail you.
Margaret Bratton A brilliant web site, but must admit I do look a little different these days, the wedding picture is a little old. Although maybe I have got better looking as Ive got older. Great Job 4.4.2005
robert rowell Really enjoyed your site (your Rob told me about it - I was a mate of Jim's on Dean Street). It's well put together, amusing too. It was fun looking at all the family phorographs, as well as reading a bit about the history. From Brittany, eh? (in French, "breton").
Robert Rowell 30.3.2005
Lisa Bratton Santana Great website! 22.3.2005
Brenda Palchynski Love the website, wish you would contact me.
Steven D. Bratton 22.3.2005
David A. Bratton I am the oldest of five boys from Englewood, Ohio. We are all over the country currently. I was directed to this website by another David A. Bratton of Canada. We are the only two that we know of. 21.3.2005
Cindy Brattain/Burch Thank you so much for the wonderful webpage. It's funny when I look at Walter Brattain's eyes, he looks so much like my Dad.
The Brattain's are a wonderful bunch.
May God Bless you all! 19.3.2005
Julia fell My mum is the grand-daughter of William Bratton. Her mother was his second youngest daughter Louisa (not Louise - the 1901 census got it wrong). She vaguely remembers her grandfather William who died in the 1930s when she was a child.
Louisa married Thomas Bacon from London during the first world war. My mum has photographs of William and his family. My mum also has heard that her grandfather wrote the Teddy Bears picnic but she doesnt think he did - what happened to the royalties?. My mum said that William junior played and taught the piano. My mum was also very musical and was a music teacher and took choirs and conducted operatic societies.
My mum is still in contact with her cousin who is the last of Elizabeths (known as Noel)four daughters.
I find this website very interesting and as I live locally this is the only branch of my family that is from the North East and makes research alot easier.
I would be most interested in any further information you have about the Brattons
Julia Fell 5.3.2005
Bruce Monroe Bratton I am aware of the Bratton side of my family only to the early 1920's in northeastern Louisiana in the US, but we must be related in some way. 3.3.2005
stephanie bratton hi im stephanie bratton and there are lots of brattons living in shropshire, england. xxx 3.3.2005
Daniel J Bratton Jr. Just e-mail me if you want to see what it is like from my point of view as abratton/ 20.2.2005
Dominique Bratton this was really interesting some of the stuff i didn't get coz i am only 12 but it was still really interesing i didnt no there was so many of us! 10.2.2005
William Bratton Born in Greenock, Scotland, currently living in London, England. Both my father and grandfather were called William Bratton, and I have traced my great grandfather as being Robert Bratton, born in Ireland 10.2.2005
Harold David Bratton My family is from Warren County Kentucky, I was born there in 1941. My father Harold D. Bratton was born in Allen Springs in 1920. His father was David Thomas Bratton, 1864-1938 And his grandfather was David Gilberson(?) Bratton 1830-1902. David G.'s father was James L. Bratton born 1806. We think he is a son of David Bratton of Virginia and thus back through James B. to Robert to Andrew Bratton from Ireland. 10.2.2005
Sylvia Ivison Great website, full of memories -happy and sad. I now feel like a wet rag!
Boy where do the years go?
Good luck to you Jon you are defnitley upward and mobile!
Spoke to your mam and going to see her new flat.
Will defnitley call in at the art shop and maybe we can have a coffee? although I have to tell you I have stopped the old fags now!!
Lesley Anne Bratton Well done you, Dad. I know I've been promising to look at this for ages but now I have finally got round to it and I am very impressed. Also a little bit confused as to when my Dad turned into a computer boffin! 14.1.2005
Bob Bratton, Jr. I have traced my family back to General William (I think) Bratton of the revolutionary war and Founder of Brattonville in South Carolina which is still there. 10.1.2005
tara bratton 4.1.2005
christine cook (nee Thomas ) email me for info if you need it and can send pics, have all the pc equiptment...lol
I spend about 18 hours of my day on my computer. 31.12.2004
Lesley Fenton Hello!!
I am Lesley, Sylvia Brattons daughter and have spent one hour on the phone to mam relating all the stories and I must admit did have a little cry at pictures of my grandad Joseph, who I still miss very much.
It is a fantastic read to someone like me who is really into the family history, although I have to point out a few errors! Mams mam died when she was 21 not 14, and my dads surname is Ivison not Iveson - but will let you off!!
Mam knew straight away why you call this the 39 steps and it has brought back so many memories for her.
The last time I last saw you all was at my grandads funeral and I do hope that we can all get together soon for a good old Bratton "knees up".
Lynn Muccio My Mom is Mary Rita Bratton,
daughter of Thomas Bratton, granddaughter of William Bratton from New Jersey & New York
(I am doing the family research) 12.12.2004
William J. Bratton Jr. Thank you for your kind commentary about our loved one, Michelle Renee. Happy Holidays to all the Brattons. 12.12.2004
David Bratton Great website. Its nice finding information on the Bratton family and families! 8.11.2004
Jerry Bratton Excellent site. You pulled together the site I meant to create about a year ago. I have concentrated more on the genealogy side up until now. I built my site using the php language, unfortunately google hates php, so I was doomed to obscurity. I have done a lot of research over the last couple of years and I plan to have most of it posted soon.
One minor trivia note. Creed Bratton was not born with this name. He changed it when he started his band. I guess he thought this was a much cooler name than his own....
Keep up the good work,
Jerry Bratton 7.11.2004
tracey sellers good work 28.10.2004
Stephen Geoffrey Norman Bratton 22.10.2004
James Bratton Jr just checking out the site and wondering about my past. 17.10.2004
Dano Bratton Sr. I enjoyed the Bratton site, Thank you for your kind words... Ihope to hear from all of our fellow "Brattons" soon.
Rob Bratton Excellent site, packed with loads of interesting information on the Bratton clan. Will continue to view with interest. 14.10.2004
karen beales nee bratton d.o.b. 14.10.52 greenwich london
england.hello,my family hail from south east london, although it seems my ancestors came from kent.I would love to hear from anybody who may be related in any way.I have a sister Maureen and my Father's name was Kenneth James. 13.10.2004
k cory I am part of the Bratton family that changed the spelling (thanks great grandmother) to Brattin. I am so excited that I have traced my family to include William Bratton of Lewis & Clark fame. 8.10.2004
Ruth Mickelson Jon...can you please email me? I'd like to know where you got your statistical information. Something I might like to use in an issue of our family newsletter. Thanks! 4.10.2004
Ruth Mickelson Editor 'The Bratton Bulletin' now in our 14th year of publication. Published particularly for descendants of Allen Wilson Bratton. 1.10.2004
Brittany bratton 24.9.2004
William Martin Michael Bratton Nice to see somebody know who the heck we are. I'm a music publisher in NYC. HI! 22.9.2004
William M. Bratton 22.9.2004
Catherine and Alan Hi Jon
Alan has asked me to send a most special 80th Birthday greeting to Mum with all the best for the coming years. He is stuck in Florida due to Hurricane Francis,he has no electric,no telephone and no water. But not to worry he has his pipe and the pub is open. We received damage to our home in Florida, but he is more concerned about getting mums birthday wish to her. Could you hug her and kiss her and wish her our best. Thanks Jon,miss the lot of you.
Love Catherine and Alan 10.9.2004
Alan Bratton hi bro,thanks for the patriarch bit it sounds like I'm an old man instead of a young retiree.2 minor changes to my bio.Ileft for Canada on sept 26 1966 and my email is all lower case as above.TTFN Alan 27.8.2004
Robert David Bratton Very interesting site.
Alerted to you by my cousin Malcolm in America.
My father was Arthur Carilef Bratton, born in Gateshead.
His parents were Robert & Rebecca Howells Bratton. Will look at site in greater depth later. 26.8.2004
Patricia D. Bratton Aaron Our set of Brattons came over from Ireland/Scotland and finally settle in Georgia. In reading your web page, I am a decent of a William Miner Bratton and I understand his father is the first Bratton to come to America. I am interested in learning all I can about the Brattons. My children are also interested in our hertiage. 18.8.2004
Malcolm Bratton Intriguing, distant relatives from Gateshead and Darlington connections. Tell me more! Just had a quick look at the website, fascinating. I'll look at it in more detail later. Thanks for all your work.
Malcolm Bratton. 12.8.2004
Diana Lyon Bratton Ok, Ok, I will sign your quest book. Your web page has wonderful creativity and imagination which is a definate Bratton trait along with the dramatic pout. Well anyways I am doing research on the Pennslyvania Brattons in which most of our line ended up in good ole Philly. Don't ya hate it when the list of names on the census ends in 1840. Pathetic! So, if anyone see this post and know about he Philadelphia Brattons. I'm researching William H. Bratton. 12.8.2004
Beth Elaine Bratton (Dills) Hi, My Dad was thomas william Bratton from Minnesota and his dad was garrison William bratton also from Minnesota, was wondering if we could be related 1.8.2004
Jon Bratton I started this website so I'm starting this guest book. Do please sign in. Eventually I'm inviting all 10,000 Brattons to a big party at my expense,so RSVP here 30.7.2004