Mary Bright

about 4 March 1781–
Enmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bright was born about 4 March 1781, in Enmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bright, was 25 and her mother, Anne Gunningham, was 24.

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Family Time Line

John Bright
1756–
Anne Gunningham
1756–
Sarah Bright
1779–
Mary Bright
1781–
Mary Bright
1781–
Grace Bright
1783–
Ann Bright
1785–
John Bright
1788–1866
Andrew Bright
1793–1852
Joan Bright
1791–1853

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 20

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 27

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.
1815

Age 34

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’.2 English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert .3 Americanized form of German Brecht .

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

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