Grace Bright

Femaleabout 8 July 1753–

Brief Life History of Grace

When Grace Bright was born about 8 July 1753, in Enmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Bright, was 41 and her mother, Joan Berriman, was 43. She married Thomas Gibbs on 27 May 1771, in Weston, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters.

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Thomas Gibbs
Grace Bright
Marriage: 27 May 1771
Grace Gibbs
Hannah Gibbs
George Gibbs
James Gibbs
Betty Gibbs
Moses Gibbs
William Gibbs
Martha Gibbs
Ruth Gibbs

Sources (7)

  • Grace in entry for William Gibbs, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • Grace in entry for William Gibbs, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • Grace in entry for Hannah Gibbs, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1771Weston, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 48

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 55

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 62

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a nickname from Middle English bright ‘bright, good-looking, fresh-faced’ (Old English beorht ‘bright, shining’).

    English: perhaps occasionally from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Briht, Beorht, from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhtrīc ‘bright’ + ‘powerful’. Compare Bert .

    Americanized form of German Brecht .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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