Nicholas LE BRETON, Of Long Itchington 
- Born: Abt 1226, , Warwickshire, England
- Marriage: Unknown
Another name for Nicholas was LE BRETON, LEBRETON, DE BRETON, BRITON, BRETONE, LE BRITO, LE BRETUN.
Sources, Comments and Notes:
"... The Breton family, however, was for a long time associated with Long Itchington, particularly the hamlet, sometimes described as a manor, of BASCOTE, of which the overlordship was apparently still held by Edward Doddyngselles at his death in 1466. In 1195 Robert Brito and Maud his wife, with Nicholas and Juliana, paid 5 marks for the recognition of 17s. worth of land in Sale and Bascote. During the reign of John, Nicholas Breton was confirmed in possession of 8 yardlands in Bascote and Long Itchington by David de Lindsey, descendant of Eleanor one of the Limesi heiresses, for a quarter of a knight's fee. In 1313 Guy son of Peter le Bretun granted some of his possessions, including a mill, in Bascote, Long Itchington and elsewhere, and the reversion of lands held in dower by Simon de Mancetter and Mary his wife (presumably widow of Guy's father) to Peter de Lymesy and Alice his wife, and in the following year made a settlement of others on himself, his wife Joan, and Maud widow of Thomas de Grey. In 1352-3 Thomas, Guy's son, also made a settlement of his estates, including those in Bascote and Itchington; shortly before his death (c. 1360) he made over his estates to William Breton in trust for his son, to prevent the latter becoming the ward of the king, who had the custody of the Odingsels heir at the time. ..."
"Bretton is the farmstead of the Britons and derives from the Old English, Brettas and ton. It was recorded as Bretone in the Domesday Book of 1086 and West Bretton in 1200.
This part of Yorkshire was laid waste in the harrying of the north after the Norman conquest of England. Most of West Bretton was granted to the de Lacys, lords of the Honour of Pontefract by William I and a small part to the Manor of Wakefield. ..."
Source <Warwickshire arms and lineages> Par Frederick Wilson Kittermaster:
"The Arms of Breton, of Long Itchington and Tamworth. Captain John Breton, Member for Tamworth 1585, was son of Richard Breton of Sirescote and Tamworth, and fourth in descent from Richard Breton, of Tamworth (temp. Hen. VII.), and eighth in descent from John Breton, of Tamworth (temp. Edw. III.), which John was son of Guy, and grandson of William de Breton, of Long Itchington, (temp. Edw. I.)
This William mar. Agneta, daug. of William de Chetwode, and was son of Nicholas Breton, of Long Itchington, and third in descent from Robert de Breton, of Bascote (temp. Rich. I.), and sixth in descent from Hugh Breton, Lord of Favershall, who founded the Abbey of Kirkstead in Lincolnshire, A.d. I I 39. "
"Nicholas de Breton
Birth ABT 1226 of,,Warwick, England
Father Roger le Breton
Child William de Bretton 1253-1285"
"... the Manor of Wissett ...
A Chartulary of the estates of this John de Vallibus, and of his daughter Petronilla and her husband William de Nerford, from the time of Hen. III. to Edw. II., will be found amongst the Stowe MSS. in the Brit. Mus. And a grant by Matilda, wife of Nicholas de Breton, to "Sir John son of Oliver de Vaux " of six-pence of annual rent in Wissett c. 1270-80, amongst the Bodleian Suffolk Charters. ..."
"BRITTON DNA PROJECT PAGE 6
Breton of Warwickshire
Warwickshire Arms & Lineages provides a rudimentary pedigree for one branch of this family:
... The following chart is taken from this source:
... Robert de Breton of Bascote (temp. Richard I)
Nicholas Breton of Long Itchington
William Breton of Long Itchington m Agneta de Chetwode (temp. Edward I)
Guy Breton ..."