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Charles Edward Bright

Charles Edward Bright

Male 1829 - 1915  (86 years)

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  • Name Charles Edward Bright 
    Born 20 May 1829  Abbots Leigh, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Christening 27 Apr 1830  Holy Trinity, Abbots Leigh, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 61; Relation: Head 
    Residence 1901  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 71; Relation: Head 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Elstree, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age in 1911: 81; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head 
    Died 17 Jul 1915  Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate Date 21 Sep 1915  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3264  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 

    Father Robert Bright,   b. 12 Aug 1795, Ham Green, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1869, Abbots Leigh, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Caroline Tyndall,   b. 13 Jan 1796, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1843, Bedminster, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1821  Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria Georgiana Manners-Sutton,   b. 11 Sep 1841, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1924, Barnet, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1868  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Alfred Ernest Bright,   b. 16 Mar 1869, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1938, Sorrento, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Charles Henry Manners Sutton Bright,   b. 18 Jun 1870, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1951, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Major Richard George Tyndall Bright,   b. 5 Feb 1872, Toorak, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1944, New Forest, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Georgina Amye Blanche Bright,   b. 24 Mar 1874, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1946, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F2116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles Edward Bright (1829-1915), businessman, was born on 20 May 1829 at Abbots Leigh, Somerset, England, the fifth son of Robert Bright (1798-1869) and his wife Caroline, née Tyndall. His father was a prominent landowner and partner in the mercantile and shipping house of Gibbs & Bright of Bristol, Liverpool and London, and his uncle, Dr Richard Bright (1789-1858), became physician extraordinary to Queen Victoria and is credited with discovering 'Bright's disease'. Charles was educated at Winchester, arrived in Melbourne in January 1854, and was a founder of Bright Bros & Co., steamship and general agents (agents for the Royal Insurance Co. of Liverpool and London). Later the firm became Gibbs, Bright & Co., a well-known and successful firm with a wide variety of financial interests.
      See the Australian Dictionary of Biography https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/bright-charles-edward-149

    • Charles Edward Bright CMG JP (20 May 1829 – 17 July 1915) was an English businessman in colonial Victoria. Bright belonged to an old Worcestershire family possessing estates in the counties of Worcester and Hereford. He was the fifth son of the Robert Bright, of Bristol and Abbots Leigh, Somerset, by Caroline, daughter of Thomas Tyndall, of The Fort, Bristol. His father was a slaveholder who was compensated ₤8,384 by the British government for 404 slaves upon the abolition of slavery. Bright would benefit from his father's estate.

      Bright's brothers were Richard Bright, who was elected M.P. for East Somerset in 1868, and Lieut.-General Sir Robert Onesiphorus Bright.

      Bright emigrated to Australia, arriving in Melbourne in Jan. 1854. He became a partner in the firms of Messrs. Antony Gibbs & Co., and Gibbs, Bright & Co. He was twice Chairman of the Melbourne Harbour Trust, and for many years Trustee of the Public Library, Museum, and National Gallery of Victoria. He was Commissioner to the Exhibition of London, 1861-2; Dublin, 1864; Melbourne, 1866-7; London, 1873-4; Melbourne, 1880; Calcutta, 1883; Adelaide, 1887; and Melbourne, 1888. On 25 August 1868 he married the Hon. Anne Maria Georgiana Manners-Sutton, daughter of the third Viscount Canterbury (Governor of Victoria 1866-73), by Georgiana, youngest daughter of Charles Tompson, of Witchingham Hall, Norfolk; and was created CMG in the 1883 Birthday Honours

      See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Edward_Bright

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 May 1829 - Abbots Leigh, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 27 Apr 1830 - Holy Trinity, Abbots Leigh, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1868 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 61; Relation: Head - 1891 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 71; Relation: Head - 1901 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age in 1911: 81; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head - 2 Apr 1911 - Elstree, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jul 1915 - Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate Date - 21 Sep 1915 - London Link to Google Earth
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