John was born about December 1870 at Esher. His birth is registered in the March quarter 1871 in the Kingston district.
In the 1871 census of Hare Towne? Esher, he was living with his parents, aged 3 months, born at Esher.
In 1881 he was living at home, aged 10 and born at Esher.
In the census of 1891 of Esher, at Milbourne Lane (Hare Lane), in the household of John and Sarah Branton, John may have been the boarder, John Branton, aged 20, married, an agricultural labourer, born at Esher.
In 1901 at Wood Estate, Shepperton, Middx., John Branton was aged 32, a bricklayer (worker), born at Esher. His wife was Mary A., aged 36, born at London Middx. His children were Edith 12, Eva 11, Edwin 9, Cecil 6, Sidney 5, Louisa 3 and Thomas 1, all born at London Middx.
John and Mary A.'s children were:
Posted 28 January 2007