This information is contributed by Bob Britnell
James BRITNELL, 9th Regiment, First NC Bn. Enlisted March 28, 1777,
listed on roll of Lt. Col. MEBANE's Company, 1st NC Bn., commanded by Col.
Thomas CLARK as of 8 Sep. 1778. James BRITNELL was born in Fairfield Dist.
South Carolina, probably in 1765, as the 1810 census lists him as being
45 yrs old. His father probably was named Peter, born about 1735, also
in Fairfield District, SC. Very little additional information is available
on James BRITNELL. He returned to SC after the war. The 1790 census shows
him in Cherway District, SC, where he was married. (spouse name unknown)
He had three children: John, born in South Carolina, and died in Alabama;
Joseph Fletcher, born in South Carolina, died in Alabama; and Pamelia (Adolish),
married Thomas W. Saint, jr. in South Carolina. James Britnell received
a land grant, probably in Summit County, NC, but apparently sold the grant
and returned to South Carolina. His descendents can be found in Alabama
around Marion County; east Texas; and Louisiana.