CFHS code : HT202

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : kerbs In Loving Memory of MARGARET BRIGHT d 19 Apr 1932 aged 76 also JOHN BRIGHT d 4 Jul 1935 aged 83 headstone also their beloved son JOHN REGINALD BRIGHT d 25 Oct 1966 aged 71 also their beloved daughters MAGGIE BRIGHT d 23 Nov 1982 aged 84 LIZZY BRIGHT d 7 Feb 1993 aged 93

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

This large family plot is still in perfect condition. Photo January 2017
Bright family monument January 2017


This large family plot, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, is still in perfect condition.



‘In Loving Memory of MARGARET BRIGHT who died April 19th 1932 aged 76 years.

Also JOHN BRIGHT who died July 4th 1935 aged 83 years.


Also their beloved son JOHN REGINALD BRIGHT died 25 Oct. 1966 aged 71.

Also their beloved daughters MAGGIE BRIGHT died 23 Nov. 1982 aged 84.

LIZZY BRIGHT died 7 Feb. 1993 aged 93.’

Margaret (Maggie) Bright (née Goodenough) (1856 – 19 April  1932)

Maggie was the eldest daughter of James and Annie Goodenough and was born in St. Ives, near Huntingdon. She was baptised in Portsmouth on 11 May 1856. James (1821-1877) served as a Colour Sergeant with the 80th Regiment of Foot and she lived overseas for the first part of her life. Her brother James was born in India in 1858, and her sister Ellen in St. Helena in 1864. James retired from the army in June 1864 and the family returned to live at Broad Street, Cambridge where he worked as a recruiting sergeant.

Maggie worked as a dressmaker and had at least six children out of wedlock: Edwin John (1878-1902), Sidney Walter (1881-), Gertrude Mabel (1884-), John Reginald Bright (1894-1966), Maggie Bright (1898-1982) and Lizzie Bright (1899-1993). In 1891 she was living with her mother and brother William at 8a St. Matthew’s Street and was documented as being a laundry assistant. By 1901 she was living at 2 Occuation Road with five of her children and was recorded as being housekeeper to painter/decorator John Bright. John is believed to have been the father of the three youngest children due to them all carrying the middle name of Bright. The family lived at 2 Occupation Road but Maggie and John did not marry until 1927. She died at home aged 76 years old and her funeral took place on 22 April 1932.

John Bright (1851 – 4 July 1935)

John was the son of Joseph and Eliza (née Whybrow) and grew up at 54 Burleigh Street where his father was a leather cutter (1861). In 1891 he was lodging at 2 Nelson Street and working as a painter. He later lived with Maggie Goodenough and died at Occupation Road  aged 83 years old.

John Reginald Bright (Goodenough)  (24 November 1894 – 25 October 1966)

John was the illegitmate son of John Bright and Maggie Goodenough, although his parents married in 1927. Like his siblings Maggie and Lizzie, he appears to have dropped his surname of Goodenough and went by the surname of Bright. He was living at Occuaption Road in 1935, but by 1939 had moved to live at 127 Sturton Street with his siblings Maggie and Lizzie.  He worked as a dairyman and died at 16 Milford Street.

Maggie Bright (Goodenough) (1 May 1898 – 23 November 1982)

Maggie lived with her siblings Lizzie and John and in 1939 was documented as being a tailoress. She died at 16 Milford Street.

Lizzy Bright (Goodenough) (20 October 1899 – 7 February 1993)

Lizzie was working as a domestic laundress in 1939 and died at  Brook House, Seymour Street aged 93 years old.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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John Bright; John Reginald Bright; Lizzy Bright; Maggie Bright; Margaret Bright