'Bright1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bright of Bristol, Bright of Brockbury, Bright of Welland Court

Nathnaiel Bright of Worcester (b c1493, bur 23.11.1564)
m. Joyce (bur 1582)
1. James Bright
  m1. Margaret
  A. Henry Bright 'of Brockburgh' (bpt 26.10.1562, d 04.03.1626, prebendary of & schoolmaster in Worcester)
  m. Johanna Berkeley (a 1638, dau of Rowland Berkeley of Cotheridge & Spetchley by Catherine Heywood)
  i. Robert Bright of Brockbury, Herefordshire (b 1616-7, bur 28.05.1665)
  m1. Mary Cresset (bur 09.04.1647, dau of Edward Cresset of Cound (Crissett of Lound))
  a. Robert Bright of Brockbury, also of Sandon (Staffordshire) (bpt 28.02.1642, a 05.1687)
  m1. Honora Mason (d 01.01.1672, dau of Benjamin Mason of Beauchamp Roothing (Bealsham))
  (1) Robert Bright of Brockbury (bpt 18.07.1664, bur 12.1749)
  m. Joyce Cliffe (d 09.01.1718, dau of Henry Cliffe of Matherne (by Mary, dau of Henry Meredith), widow of John Hall)
  (A) Henry Bright of Brockbury (bpt 08.11.1692, bur 08.07.1726)
  m. (06.06.1713) Mary Hill (d 1780, dau of William Hill of Wellington)
  (i) Robert Bright of Brockbury (bpt 24.04.1714, d 20.07.1758)
  m. Dorothy Lowbridge (a 1778, dau/coheir of Edward Lowbridge of Worcester)
(a) Lowbridge Bright of Brockbury & Bristol (b 1741-3, d unm 06.1818)
  (b) Mary Bright
  m. (1775) John Innes Baker (son of Slade of Bristol)
(c)+ other issue - Robert (d infant), Dorothy (d unm 1827)
  (ii) Henry Bright of Welland Court, Mayor of Bristol (d 25.11.1777)
  m. (27.09.1746) Sarah Meyler (d 07.09.1769, dau/heir of Richard Meyler of Bristol, son of Richard of Haverfordwest)
  (a) Richard Bright of Ham Green (Somerset) & Bristol (b 21.07.1754, d 01.1840)
  m. Sarah Heywood (d 18.03.1827, dau of Benjamin Heywood of Liverpool)
  ((1)) Henry Bright of Brockbury & Crawley Manor (Southamptonshire) (d unm 26.03.1869)
  ((2)) Benjamin Heywood Bright of Ham Green (d 07.08.1843) had issue
  m1. Elizabeth Heywood (dsp 31.05.1819, dau of Nathaniel Heywood of Manchester)
  m2. (20.06.1822) Mary Rowe (d 26.12.1829, dau of Rev. John Rowe of Bristol)
  ((3)) Richard Bright (b 28.09.1789, d 16.12.1858, "M.D. to the Queen") had issue
  m1. (1820) Martha Babington (d 30.12.1823, dau of Dr. _ Babington)
  m2. (1826) Eliza Follett (dau of Benjamin Follett of Topsham)
  ((4)) Robert Bright, Sheriff of Bristol (b 12.08.1795, d 19.09.1869) had issue
  m. (04.06.1821) Caroline Tyndall (d 1843, dau of Thomas Tyndall of the Fort, Bristol)
  ((5)) Samuel Bright of Liverpool (b 28.01.1799, d 28.01.1870) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Anne Jones (dau of Hugh Jones of Liverpool)
  ((6))+ other issue - Elizabeh, Mary, Sarah, Phebe
  (iii) William Bright of Bristol
  m. Rebecca Broome (dau of Thomas Broome of Bristol)
  (a)+ issue - William (had issue in Ireland), Robert
  (iv) Allen Bright of Bristol & Welland Court, Worcestershire (d 1763)
  m1. Mary Gardener (dau of William Gardener of Stroud)
  (a) Allen Bright (a 1775)
  m2. Anne Hay (dau of James Hay of Worcester)
  (b)+ other issue - Henry, Ann, others (d young)
  (v) Francis Bright (b 1723, d unm 1754)
  (vi) Mary Bright
  m. (1752) George Bush of Bristol (son of William of Beach)
  (B) Mary Bright
  m. Thomas Wilmot of Dymock
  (C) Honora Bright
  m. Thomas Bright of the Hoar
  (D) Elizabeth Bright
  m. William Morrice of Worcester
  (E) Grace Bright
  m. John Hartland of the Sly House, Cornwall
(F)+ other issue - Robert (b 1694, dsp), William (b 1698, d unm 1714), Joyce (d unm 1696)
  (2) Edward Bright had issue ("from whom a family in trade at Bristol")
  m. _ Cliffe (dau of Henry Cliffe of Matherne)
  (3) Elizabeth Bright (d young)
  m2. Sarah of Staffordshire
  (4)+ other issue
  FMG notes that descendants of this marriage settled in Shropshire & Staffordshire.
  b. Mary Bright
m. Thomas Wilde (Wylde) of Ledbury
  c.+ other issue - Henry (d infant), Edward (bpt 26.06.1645, a 1665), Elizabeth (d unm)
  m2. Frances Walwyn (bur 24.01.1655, dau of Thomas Walwyn of Longworth)
  f.+ other issue - Thomas, John, Henry, Francis, Nicholas, Rowland, Walwyn, Jane
  Robinson brackets these together and identifies them as "Ancestors of the Brights of the Hoar in Cornwall." FMG does not name the children of this marriage but shows that descended from (one of) them were the 'Brights of the Hoar" whose heiress m. _ Harcourt.
  m3. Ursula Brydges (dau of _ Brydges of Tiberton)
  ii. Mary Bright (bpt 1596)
  iii. Dorothy Bright
  m1. John Dobyns of Evesbatch (d 1639)
  m2. Henry Townshend of Elmley Lovett
  iv. Joyce Bright
  m. John Brydges of Prior's Court, Dormington (d 1669)
  v. Catherine Bright
  m. William Cliffe of Matherne
  B.+ other issue - Nathaniel, Robert, Thomas, John, James, Alice, Joan, Catherine
  m2. Alice Staunton
2.+ other issue - George, Joyce, others

Main source(s): Robinson (Hereford, 'Bright of Colwall', p81+), FMG (vol 1, MS61, 'Bright', p135+)
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