CFHS code : AL484

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOSEPH BRIGHT d Dec 31 1891 aged 65 also ELIZA BRIGHT d Sept 1st 1903 aged 71

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Bright grave
Bright headstone



Joseph Bright (1827 – 3 December 1891)

Joseph was born in Godmanchester near Huntingdon and married Eliza Whybrow in Cambridge on 1 October 1848. He worked as a leather cutter and he and Eliza had at least five children: Charles (1849-1850), John (1851-1935), Charles Whybrow (1854-1917), Emily Eliza (1856-1936) and Alfred Joseph (1864-1931). The family lived at 54 Burleigh Street, where Joseph died.

Eliza Bright (née Whybrow)  (1828 – 18 September 1903)

Eliza was the daughter of Thomas and married Joseph in 1848. After she was widowed she went to live at 153 Victoria Road with daughter Emily (1901).  Her probate records show she died at Victoria Road on 18 September 1903 aged 75 years old, which is at odds with the age and date shown on the grave monument.



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Eliza Bright; Joseph Bright