Brecken & Co.

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Brecken & Co.

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Other form(s) of name

  • Brecken, John & Co.
  • John Brecken & Co.

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Dates of existence


John Brecken, a Loyalist, settled in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on 26 July 1784. Shortly after his arrival, John established John Brecken & Company, a mecantile business, on the corner of Queen and Water Streets. Ralph Brecken (1770-1813), son of John, senior, was a leading Island exporter in the firm of Brecken & Company. After his death, his wife Matilda Robinson, daughter of Lt. Colonel Joseph Robinson continued to operate the family business until her death in 1842. John and Ralph, sons of Ralph and Matilda, were both involved in Brecken & Company.


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Rules and/or conventions used

RAD 24.1Aa


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

13 September 2000. Entered into AtoM 23 December 2014.




Accession # 2881

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