Anne Brett1

#12613, (circa 1750-)
FatherWilliam Brett1 (-b 1810)
Mother(?) (?)1
ChartsBrett Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Mike Hill - ancestors
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited29 Dec 2021
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Ann Brett's signature
Source: her wedding certificate (1775) to Richard Darby
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(For a brief history and context on the Darby family see this page)

Anne was born circa 1750. She was the daughter of William Brett and (?) (?)1 Anne lived in June 1775 at Boxbourne, Hertfordshire.2,3

She married Richard Darby, son of Richard Darby and Sarah Peachy, in a Church of England ceremony at St. Peter's on Thursday, 8 June 1775 at Roydon, Essex. Both Richard and Anne signed the wedding certificate. And Elizabeth Brett. Others who may have attended the wedding include Richard Darby as father of the groom. Brothers and sisters who may have attended include Sarah Darby, Thomas Darby, Martha Darby, Benjamin Darby, Jane Darby and Susannah Darby. They went on to have four children together.2,3 The church has walls of flint and rubble, and probably dates back to at least 1260. Historically, Roydon was a parish of scattered farms and cottages, with open fields and common meadows. There were 105 ratepayers named in 1734, and the population was 667 in 1801. On the north and west, rivers form the parish and county boundaries.4

As of 22 April 1776, Anne Brett was also known as Ann with the baptism of her daughter Elizabeth.

Anne and Richard Darby became the parents of George Darby circa 1779.


1775ResidenceBoxbourne, Hertfordshire2,3
1775Married Name3
1775MarriageSt. Peter's, Roydon, Essex2,3


Richard Darby (c 1752-)


  1. [S468] The National Archives, England ( Will of Elizabeth Darby 1801.
  2. [S1163] Roydon, Essex Parish Registers for St. Peter's, 1774-1812 Name: Richard Darby; Gender: Male; Marriage Place: Roydon, St Peter, Essex, England; Marriage Date: 8 Jun 1775; Spouse: Ann Brett; Search Photos: Search for 'Roydon, St Peter' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection; Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Map: ; View this parish; Source Description: Marriage Register; Service of Church: Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials; Incumbent; Roydon, St Peter; Parish Records;1774-1812.
  3. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15th Oct 2012.
  4. [S582] W. R.(editor) Powell A History of the County of Essex: Volume 4