Robert Brighton

1835–1877
Hempstead, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Brighton was born in 1835, in Hempstead, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Brighton, was 38 and his mother, Mary Pegg, was 27. He married Mary Ann Beresford on 24 May 1861, in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Holt, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He was buried in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Robert Brighton
1835–1877
Mary Ann Beresford
1831–
Marriage: 24 May 1861
Herbert Charles Brighton
1863–1879
Louisa Mary Brighten
1864–

Spouse and Children

    Male1835–1877Male

    Mary Ann Beresford

    Female1831–Female

MARRIAGE
24 May 1861
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Brighton

    Male1797–1885Male

    Mary Pegg

    Female1808–1837Female

siblings

(5)

    William Brighton

    Male1831–Male

    William Brighton

    Male1832–1856Male

    Charles Brighton

    Male1833–Male

    Male1835–1877Male

    Richard Brighton

    Male1836–1856Male

World Events (2)

1843

Age 8

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 19

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Breighton in East Yorkshire, on the river Derwent. This place is named with Old English beorht ‘bright’ or an unattested personal name Beohta + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The surname is unlikely to derive from Brighton in Sussex, which was known as Brighthelmestone until the end of the 18th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert Brighton in household of Charles Brighten, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Robert Brighten, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mr Robert Brighten, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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