CFHS code : PL237

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN BRIGHT d Oct 1 1878 age 62 also ELIZABETH wife of JOHN BRIGHT d Nov 10 1902 age 91 also ALICE BRIGHT b May 29 1851 d June 25 1853 also MARY ANN BRIGHT d July 14 1926 age 76 also THOMAS BRIGHT d Jan 22 1929 age 83 also JANE BRIGHT d Oct 8 1923 age 75

Monument : Chest tomb with panelled sides

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Bright monument



John Bright (c 1816 -1878)

John was born in Littlebury Essex, the son of Richard a shepherd. He married Elizabeth on 13th January 1842.

Elizabeth Bright (*née Northrop*) (1811 – 1902)

Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Sarah. She was born and brought up in Grantchester where in 1841 she was working as a family servant at 6 Annesley Place (now part of Panton Street).

Alice Bright (1851-1853)

Mary Ann Bright (d 1926)

Thomas Bright (d 1929)

Jane Bright (d 1923)

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* There is some confusion as to the spelling of Elisabeth’s maiden name as in the baptism register it looks like Nortrop, the marriage register NORTRIP and on the banns it is NORTHROP. When Sarah’s father died in 1827 his name was recorded as Northrop but in the 1841 census Sarah has given the name Nortrip. Only the transcripts have been used for this research.

Alice Bright; Elizabeth Bright; Jane Bright; John Bright; Mary Ann Bright; Thomas Bright