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Bright, Thomas

Male 1804 - Aft 1882

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  • Christened  15 Jul 1804  Tenderden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Aft 1881  Of Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I03341  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  17 Nov 2017 

    Family  Watson, Elizabeth,   c. 16 Jan 1790, Iden, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1828 
     1. Watson, Thomas,   c. 20 Nov 1822, Winchelsea, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1828
    Family ID  F00392  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • WINCHELSEA POOR LAW LETTERS (1761-1841) by Malcolm Pratt, published by Sussex Record Society in 2007

      PAR 511/35/1/311 16 Apr 1828 Letter from Thomas Bright, Tenterden, [Kent] to the overseers of Winchelsea. We have sent the pay for E Watson's boy 1 12s 6d For order requiring Thomas Bright the younger to maintain the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Watson, 1826 see PAR 511/34/4/13.

      PAR 511/35/1/325 14 Apr 1829
      Letter from Thomas Bright the elder, Tenterden, [Kent] to David Laurence, Winchelsea, assistant overseer
      I received your letter and have wrote to my son to inform him the contents, though I am afraid he will not be able to meet it as I understand he has been out of employ for some time. He is allowed to pay 2s 6d per week. Young men our way if they are trade or farmer's sons do not pay more than 2s but I expect you will hear from him soon. I should like it settled by paying a certain sum down at once. I think if it is not settled that way he is likely to leave this country as he has no work.

      For bastardy examination of Elizabeth Watson, 1822 see AMS 2330 folio 9

      There is a marriage of a Thomas Bright and Elizabeth Watson at St Pancras Old Church, London on 20th September, 1829. Connection or coincidence??

      1881 Census: Hastings, Sussex, England:
      Lodger, 76 years, of independent means at Hasting, St Leonards, Sussex.

      Possibly the Thomas Bright buried March quarter, 1882 Hastings aged 80 years.

      There is a Thomas Bright, 35 Wheelwright, Elizabeth aged 30 and Thomas aged 4 on the 1841 census in Tenderton,Kent but all born county and ages not correct for Elizabeth or Thomas. Another couple or possible the couple that married at St Pancras??

      Tenderten, Kent:
      Elizabeth Akid BRIGHT, wife of William Bright, of this Town, died 15th February, 1854, aged 63. Above William Bright died 5th March, 1869, aged 62. Their issue were William, William-Thomas, Emma Frances and Frederick. William died ist May, 1828, in infancy. William-Thomas died 31st August, 1853, aged 24, was buried at Dover. Frederick died 27th December, 1855, aged 22. Emma Frances died 13th June, 1862, aged 31, was buried at Swadhincote. The aforesaid William Bright left surviving a widow and three children, viz : Margaret-Eliza, Emily Elizabeth and Albert Edward.

      TENTERDEN, KENT. 45 Elizabeth, wife of Thomas BRIGHT (late of Tenterden), died 5th January, 1867, aged 61.