James Bright (1795 - 1875)

Baptised: 1795 (Nov 1) Sheffield, Yorkshire
Died: 1875 (Jan 6) Sandhurst, Victoria

Family Relationships

Parents:
Edward Bright (1761? - 1837)
Ruth Ashall (1764 - 1798)

Marriages:
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Siblings:
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Children:
George Ashiel Bright (1832 - 1920)
Elizabeth Bright (1834 - 1914)
Edward Bright (1836? - 1924)
John Bright (1838 - 1900)


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Additional Information

Known History

Apprenticed to a knife maker in Sheffield in 1811
Served in the British Army from 1812 to 1816

Transported to Australia for larceny 1819 to 1826

Married Sarah Towers (date and place unknown)

Working as a sawyer in Wells, Somerset in 1832

Married 1844 (Oct 23) Chelsea, London
  to Selina Jane Fisher (née Barrett or Bassett)
(described as a servant living in Symons Street)

A drill sergeant in Biggleswade, Beds in 1847

Emigrated to South Australia, arriving 1849 (Jan 3)

Died 1875 (Jan 6) Sandhurst, Bendigo, Victoria
Buried 1875 (Jan 8) White Hills, Bendigo, Victoria

Spouses

Sarah Towers:
  - died 1843 (Apr 26) Westminster, London
    (she was then in the Dean Street Workhouse)

Selina Jane Fisher:
  - her father was William Barrett or Bassett
  - died 1851 (Sep 7) Adelaide, South Australia?

Not Known

Any further details of either of his wives