'Bright3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bright of Brincliffe Edge, Bright of Dore, Bright of Dronfield, Bright of Owlerton, Bright of Raisin Hall, Bright of Staveley Woodthorpe

The families on this page were probably connected to each other and to the family shown on Bright2. Indeed, it would not surprise us to find that there is overlap between them inasmuch as there might have been confusion with one or two names that stopped us from identifying the connection.
Robert Bright of Dore in Dronfield, Derbyshire father of Ellen, presumed also of ...
1. Anthony Bright of Dore (yeoman)
  A. Robert Bright of Dore (bpt 11.09.1569, d before 06.04.1637)
  m1. Ellen (bur 09.10.1590)
  i. Stephen Bright of Dore (bpt 25.09.1590, d before 10.10.1649)
  m. Helen (a 1647, probably dau of Nicholas Sampson of Foxhill)
  a. John Bright of Dore (bpt 25.01.1623-4, d before 20.09.1670)
  m. Alice
  (1)+ issue (a 1669) - Stephen, Ellen, Mary
b. Stephen Bright (bpt 03.09.1626, a 1647)
  m2. (24.08.1591) Joan Pyn (bur 15.06.1597)
  m3. (21.04.1601) Alice Eyre
  ii. John Bright (bpt/bur 1602)
  iii. Elizabeth Bright (bpt 23.10.1603)
m. (28.01.1628-9) William Blythe of Norton Lees
  iv. Constance Bright (bpt 23.10.1608)
  m. Thomas Yearesley
  m4. Isabel (m1. John Ramsker)
  v.+ other issue - John, Godfrey (bpt 05.04.1629)
  B. John Bright of Brincliffe Edge, Sheffield (bpt 16.02.1582, d before 1656, yeoman, 4th son)
m. (17.01.1612-3) Elizabeth Revel (dau of Rowland Revel of Cold Aston)
  i. Anthony Bright 'of Brincliffe Edge' of Dore (bpt 16.02.1613-4, bur 05.06.1687)
  m. Elizabeth Brooke (dau of William Brooke of Dodworth)
  a. John Bright of Lees Hall in Norton then of Dronfield (a 1692)
  m. (29.06.1682) Ann Barker (dau of Francis Barker of Dore & Lees Hall, widow of John Cave of Lees Hall)
  (1) John Bright of Dronfield (a 1730)
  (2)+ other issue - Anne (bpt 17.10.1683), Mary (bpt 07.1.1685-6), Frances (bpt 09.03.1686-7)
  b. Thomas Bright of Brincliffe Edge (a 1692)
  c. Elizabeth Bright (b 1646-7, d 29.08.1712)
  m. (23.09.1675) Thomas Bright of Grayestones (bur 05.10.1696)
ii. Stephen Bright (bpt 17.03.1617, a 1672)
  iii. John Bright of Brincliffe Edge, later of Raisin Hall (d c10.1672)
  m. (26.05.1658) Helen Wilkinson
  a. John Bright of Raisin Hall (bpt 18.04.1660, a 1672)
  b. Stephen Bright of Longley, later of Raisin Hall (bur 09.11.1727)
  m. (13.12.1684) Ann Bright (dau of Thomas Bright of Graystones)
  (1) John Bright of Owlerton (bpt 23.03.1691-2, d 27.03.1752)
  m. Eleanor Webster (b 1691-2, d 19.04.1748, dau/heir of John Webster of Owlerton)
  (A) John Bright of Owlerton (b c1730, d 16.12.1770)
  m. Martha Eyre of Sowter Green (b c1740, d 14.07.1766)
  (B) Eleanor Bright (b 1728, d 11.09.1772)
  m. John Ryals of Sheffield (blacksmith)
  (i) Thomas Ryals of Bridgehouses in Sheffield (filesmith, 3rd son?)
  (a)+ issue - Joseph, Ephraim, 2 daughters
  (ii) Mary Ryals
  m. John Warburton of Pitsmoor
(iii)+ other issue - Joseph of London (had issue), John of Sheffield (a 1803, d unm?)
  (2) Elizabeth Bright (bpt 08.08.1688)
  m. Richard Ashmore
  (3)+ other issue - Stephen (d infant), Barbara (d infant), Ann (bpt 06.08.1694)
  c. Anthony Bright in Walk Mill (bpt 25.09.1667, a 1681)
  d. Elizabeth Bright (bpt 07.12.1664)
  m. Nathaniel Wilkinson of Crowder House
e. Ellen Bright (bpt 19.02.1670-1)
  m. _ Brinsworth of Sheffield
  iv. Helen Bright (bpt 01.11.1626)
  m. (14.11.1649) John Brooke of Dodworth
  v. Elizabeth Bright (bpt 23.03.1629, bur 22.08.1656)
  m. (02.08.1655) Richard Adwick of Almholm
  C. Helen Bright (bpt 12.07.1573, d 11.05.1656)
  m. (19.05.1598) Thomas Burton of Cartlege in Dronfield
  D. Elizabeth Bright
  m. (02.08.1592) Nicholas Burley of the Yews in Bradfield (Ecclesfield?)
  E. Grace Bright (bpt 03.10.1575)
  m. John Bright (son/heir of Henry of Wherlow)
  F.+ other issue - John (bur 04.04.1579), William (bpt 28.05.1580, bur 26.03.1595)
2. Ellen Bright
  m. Francis Sitwell of Eckington



Robert Bright of Bradfield & Dore
m. Helen Greaves
1. Godfrey Bright of Staveley Woodthorpe (b 1599, d 08.08.1671)
  m. (17.06.1643) Elizabeth Staniforth (dau of Thomas Staniforth of Bramley, widow of James Staniforth of Sheffield, m3. Robert Staniforth or Woodthorpe?)
  A. Godfrey Bright of Staveley Woodthorpe (bur 14.11.1699)
  m. Mary Froggat (dau of Godfrey Froggat of Mayfield, m2/3. John Goostrey)
  i. ?? Bright (youngest son?)
  m1/2. Ann (b 1688-9, d 11.01.1759)
  a. Joseph Bright of Staveley Woodhouse (sb Woodthorpe?) (d before 1744)
  (1) Robert Bright of Wirksworth
  b. Robert Bright of Barlborough (bpt 14.07.1719, a 1804)
  m. Mary Wood (d 1805, dau/heir of John Wood of Wirksworth)
  (1) Robert Bright (dsp 06.1788)
  (2) Ellen Bright
  m. Thomas Roebuck of near Mansfield (yeoman)
(A) Robert Bright Roebuck (b c1745, d 1780)
  c. Hannah Bright
  m. William Wylde of Nettleworth
  (1)+ issue - William, Charles, Ann
  d.+ other issue including Mary (a 1765, d unm)
  m2/1. Mary Moore (dau of Robert Moore of Winster)
  ii.+ other issue - Godfreys (bpt 02.05.1684, bur 14.05.1684), Godfrey (bpt 06.08.1685, bur 15.02.1685-6), Joseph (b c1690, a 1708, dsp?), Sarah (bpt 25.11.1686, bur 13.01.1686-7), Elizabeth (bpt 17.11.1687, bur 07.01.1687-8)
  B. Thomas Bright (bpt 22.10.1663, bur 01.11.1744)
  m. Elizabeth Cracroft (b c1677, d 07.10.1706, dau of Robert Cracroft of Hackthorne)
  i.+ issue - Thomas (b c1703, a 1708), Elizabeth (d young)
  C. Mary Bright
  m. Francis Skooles
  D. Gertrude Bright
  m. William Hayes of London
  E.+ other issue - Henry, John (dsp), Ann (bur 26.02.1664), Elizabeth, Jane, Barbara (bpt 13.11.1654), Isabel (bpt 05.1661, bur 01.08.1666), Anne
2.+ other issue - Henry of Whorlow, John, Stephen (dsp)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : FMG (vol 2, MS274+275, Bright)
(2) For lower section : FMG (vol 2, MS277 part, Bright)
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