Name: John Bratt
Death: 25 OCT 1750 in Willenhall ENG
Occupation: Locksmith 1
Education: name spelled Brett in his will
HIST: Willenhall West Midlands WV13 3DZ England
John Bratt was a locksmith. From 1698, he lived in Little London, Willenhall, Staffordshire County, England, which was well known for handmade locks, usually made in a shop at the rear of the residence. In those days, all locks were handmade.
Note: The name Bratt is English derived from the old Norse word Brattr meaning "dweller on a steep place, slope or hillside.
Note: Found a book in the Fort Wayne Library on the Albert Andriessen Bratt family.
It is now the home of Yale Locks.
"Albert Andriessen Bratt was one of the earliest Norwegian settlers in New Netherlands. He came from Fredrikstad, a town at the mouth of the Glommen, the largest river in Norway. In the early records he is often Albert de Noorman. After 1670
Note: We know that Bratts have been in Wolverhampton parish for a good while as church warden account records are pretty good back to the years 1520-1634.
Note: In his will, John's name is spelled "Brett."
Note: Marilyn Bratt Agee has a copy of the marriage register of St Peters Church in Wolverhampton for John and Sarah.
he became known as Albert Andriesz Bradt. Whether he was related to the Bratts of Norwegian nobility cannot be ascertained." This tradition is handed down among some of his descendants. The Bratt family lived in Bergen, Norway before the
early part of the fifteenth century when it moved to the Northern part of Gudbrandsdalen. It had a coat of arms until aboaut the middle of the sixteenth century.
Although many Bratts/Bradts originated in Scandinavia, our Bratts/Bretts may have originated in Brittany. They lived in Staffordshire for many generations. In Willenhall, over at least two centuries, members of the family specialized in the
Religion: St Peters (1988 IGI) believed Anglican
Change Date: 18 JUL 2001
making of locks and other door hardware.
Sarah Kendrick b: 1680 in Wolverhampton Staffordshire England
8 MAY 1698
in Wolverhampton Parish
- Elizabeth Bratt
- Samuel Bratt b: 1700
- Hannah Bratt
- John Bratt
- Sarah Bratt
- William Bratt
- Name: Fisher, Marge Bratt... Notes and Conversation with Marge Bratt Fisher... Notes also from Hope Ray of Riley Indiana