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VON Bretton or DE Bretton in St Croix

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Re: VON Bretton or DE Bretton in St Croix

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Surnames: De Bretton
A fascinating family. According to's Svend Holsoe, the Uytendaele family of St. Thomas/St. Croix received a baronetcy from the Danish king in 1763 and 1767. The family apparently originated in French Flanders and came out to the Caribbean ca 1664 or before, which would be considered to be early.

There is the intriguing tidbit in Gentleman's Quarterly when one searches Google Books for 'De Bretton' + 'St Croix.' "De Bretton, Baroness Judith, eldest dau. Baron Frederick de Bretton, St. Croix, m Lt. Cumming, Guadaloupe, 1812." Then Deaths: "July 12 [1821, I think], At St. Anne's, Barbadoes, the relict [widow] of Capt Cumming, Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General of that island, daughter of the late Baron de Bretton, of the island of St. Croix."

Also, though I can only view previews, Friderich figures in Hall's "Slave Society in the Danish West Indies." Are you in the US? You can put that book title into, then put in your zip code, and find the book in a library near you. Apparently, Baron Friderich de Bretton, Jr., plotted in 1807 to overthrow the Danes in St Croix and establish a republic under English protection.

Hope someone gets a hit.
Laura in NC
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