The First American Britt
Robert Britt was a Scots-Irish boat builder and sailor who came to
Philadelphia from Ireland probably in the 1760s or so. He was born
in 1746. His son Robert Britt Sr., moved to Fayette County,
Pennsylvania around 1811, when his father disappeared at sea. Robert Britt
Sr. married Mary Lloyd. He was a carpenter. The couple also named their son, born in 1805, Robert.
This third Robert married Asenath Greenlee. They had a large farm near
Smithfield, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. One of their sons, born in 1853,
was named Frank P. Britt. Frank P. Britt became a Presbyterian
minister. He named one of his sons Robert Ralston Britt. Robert
Ralston Britt was born in 1887. One of his sons (the last) was named
Charles Hamilton Britt, born in 1921. I am C.H. Britt's son. My name
is Robert R. Britt. That makes me the seventh generation from the Scots
Irish Boat builder.
Information on the Scots-Irish
- The Scots/Irish Immigration of the 1700s GFS Linda,
Co-leader Scot and Irish SIG, AOL Genealogy Forum.
- General Register Office for Scotland
- The Scots-Irish
- Related Books
- God's frontiersmen : the Scots-Irish epic / Rory Fitzpatrick ;
photography by Kenneth McNally. Chatswood, NSW : Peribo, 1989. 296 p. :
ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
- The Scotch-Irish Americans / Robin Brownstein and Peter Guttmacher.
New York : Chelsea House, c1988. 109 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
- Scotch Irish pioneers in Ulster and America. With maps and illus.
drawn by Ethel Stanwood Bolton. Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1967.
x, 398 p. illus., maps, ports. 21 cm.
- Ulster emigration to colonial America, 1718-1775, by R. J. Dickson.
London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1966. xiv, 320 p. map, tables. 22