Ann Kircome - about 1786 - Unknown

Ann was born abt 1781 in Church Stretton, Shropshire.

01 May 1807 Ann Kircome married John Bright at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Living with her were her sons, Henry and John Bright  (he is recorded as Son of Anne), Elizabeth Bright b.abt 1831 in Tipton, recorded as Daughter and Thomas Bright b. abt 1846  in Wednesbury, Staffs.

However, in the 1861 census – Elizabeth is recorded, again, as the daughter of Ann Bright living at Church Hill, Wednesbury, Staffs. So it may be that Elizabeth is definitely a daughter and not a daughter in law. Henry and John are not recorded here in this census – so where are they?

So it may be that Elizabeth is definitely a daughter and not a daughter in law. Henry and John are not recorded here in this census – so where are they?

Henry and John are not recorded here in this census – so where are they?

Henry marries in 1857 to Jane Sale registered in West Bromwich, they have five children: Ann b. 1858, d.1864; George Henry b. 1859; Eliza b.1860; Thomas b. 1866 and William b.1867, all born in Wednesbury.

The family must have moved to Barrow – in – Furnace at some point – Eliza marries Henry Smith in Barrow – in – Furnace in 1881 as does George Henry Bright to Ann Elizabeth Welch, a Jute Factory Worker in the 1881 census. Henry dies in 1907 and Jane dies in 1910.

Henry dies in 1907 and Jane dies in 1910.

John Bright married Jane and in the 1861 census of Sedgley, Staffordshire and they had a son Thomas b. 1846 in Bristol; John b.abt 1851 in Wordsley, Staffordshire; Elizabeth b. abt 1853 in Oldbury; Eliza b. abt 1856 in Oldbury; William H b. abt 1858 in Sedgley, Staffordshire; and Caroline b. abt 1860 in Sedgley, Staffordshire.

The 1871 census shows us that only Eliza and John Jr were still at home with John and Jane in Tipton.