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Dea. Henry Bright

Male about 1602 - 1686  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Henry Bright 
    Prefix Dea. 
    Born about 1602  Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 29 December 1602  St. James, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 9 October 1686  Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • HENRY, Charlestown 1630, prob. from Ipswich, in Suff.'k s. of Henry
      of Bury St. Edmunds, came in the fleet with Winthrop was very early,
      No. 48, enrol. in the ch. but not long after rem. to Watertown, there m.
      1634, Ann, d. of Henry Goldstone, had Ann, wh. at her bur. 28 Oct.
      1639, was call. 4 yrs. old; Abigail, b. 12 Oct. 1637, wh. m. 15 Aug.
      1659, Elisha Odlin; Mary, 23 or 27 Apr. 1639, wh. m. 15 Oct. 1657,
      Nathaniel Coolidge; John, 14 May 1641; Ann, again, 17 Mar. 1644,
      m. 26 May 1670, Samuel Ruggles of Roxbury, as his sec. w. I presume;
      Elizabeth m. as sec. w. 23 July 1674, or 5 July 1675 (as various acco. are giv.)
      deac. Walter Hastings of Cambridge; Nathaniel, 5 May 1647; and
      Beriah, 22 Sept. 1651, m. 30 Nov. 1671, Isaac Fowel of Charlestown.
      He was freem. 6 May 1635, held in high esteem, deac. and d. 9 Oct.
      1686, aged 84. He had elder br. Thomas of Ipswich, Eng. wh. in his
      will, of unkn. date, but pro. 1626, ment. this Henry, sis. Elizabeth and other
      sis. as minors, That Elizabeth wh. was in 1657, wid. Dell of Bow, near
      London, gave in her will to this br. £200, and to each of his 7 ch. £10.
      all wh. was paid here in 1658 and 9. Large pedigree from the time of
      Henry VII. prepar. by Somerby,is given by Dr. Bond. This Henry was
      for many yrs. call. jr. because HENRY, a poor man of the same name
      liv. at W. was always spok. of as senior, as he might well be, without
      our giv. full credit to the rec. of his d. 14 Sept. 1674, aged one hundred
      yrs. and upwards, or ano. rec. says a. 109 yrs. But as the amt. of his inv.
      was only £2, 9, 6, any affinity is highly improb. John, Watertown, s.
      of the wealthy Henry, m. 7 May 1675, Mary, d. of William Barsham,
      had no ch. freem. 1671, was deac. and d. 17 Aug. 1691. His w. m.
      12 Dec. 1700, as his sec. w. Hannnah Parker of Reading. [3]
    Person ID I36516  Schirado
    Last Modified 28 January 2002 

    Family/Spouse Anna Goldstone,   b. about 1615, Wickham Skeith, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married about 1635 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Bright,   b. 23 April 1639, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Dea. John Bright,   b. 14 May 1641, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 August 1691, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +3. Hannah Bright,   b. 17 March 1643/4, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 September 1711, Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Nathaniel Bright,   b. 5 May 1647, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1726, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. Beriah Bright,   b. 22 September 1651, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 October 1734, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F25564  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995).

    2. [S44] Henry Bond.

    3. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).


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