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The BRIGHTRIDGE Families of Sussex


My Brightridge Ancestors

Family Group Pages

Brightridge Wills

Early Brightridge Marriages

Early Brightridge Baptisms

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My Brightridge Ancestors

A 9x Great Grandmother was Susannah Brightridge who married Stephen Wilmshurst in Heathfield, Sussex in 1648.  She was baptised in Herstmonceux in 1628 and was the daughter of John Brightridge and Susan Hollock who had married in 1626 in Glynde, Sussex.



Family Group Pages

John Brightridge (c1570-1624) and Elizabeth Delve (c1570-?) and Margery Verrall (c1595-1617) and Susan Witheris (c1600-?)

John Brightridge (c1595-1668) and Susan Hollock (c1605-?)

Stephen Wilmshurst (c1615-1700) and Susannah Brightridge (c1620-1707)



Brightridge Wills

John Brightredge of East Hoathley, dated 2 September 1561, proved 4 July 1563 (ref A5a 12 Lewes)

John Brightredge of Herstmonceux, dated 14 March 1623, proved 3 April 1624 (ref A18 148 Lewes)

John Brightridge (c1595-1668) - yeoman of Warbleton, Sussex

Richard Brightredge of Waldron, dated 20 February 1610, proved 23 November 1611 (ref A13 179 Lewes).

He does not seem to have been buried in Waldron even though in his will he requested to be buried in the parish.  The East Sussex Record Office has partial transcript of the neighbouring parish of Heathfield registers, but it does not cover the years 1610 and 1611.  In his will he mentioned sons-in-law Henry Green of Buxted (I think that was the surname, as he had married Joan Brightridge in 1591), Thomas Woods (haven't a marriage for him, but might he have been Thomas Weeks who married Tamsin Brightridge in 1595?) and William Russell of Framfield (he married Isabel Brightridge in 1604.  Also mentioned was his son Richard Brightridge.

Richard Brightredge of Framfield, dated 13 October 1633, proved 9 May 1636 (Lewes)

Richard Brightredge of Herstmonceux, dated 11 April 1638, proved 26 May 1638 (ref A25 118 Lewes)

He mentioned wife Ellen, sons Richard and John and daughter Elizabeth.

Robert Brightridge of East Hoathly, proved 4 May 1583 (Lewes)



My line of descent


John Brightridge



John Brightridge



Susannah Brightridge



Sarah Wilmshurst



Stephen Tutt



Ann Tutt



Thomas King



Charlotte King



Thomas Boorman



Frederick Edward Boorman



Flora Boorman



Bessie Warman



Jesse Willard


Mandy Willard


(click on a name to go to their family group page)



Early Brightridge Marriages

1566 May 28, Robert Bryghtrydge and Margaret Dibbes, at East Hoathly.  Margaret was a widow.

1568 May 8, Thomas Bryghtrydge and Parnell Tayler, at East Hoathly

1575 October 30, Robert Brightrydge and Agnes Relfe, at East Hoathly

1577 October 21, William Ridley and Elizabeth Brightridge, at Crowhurst

1581 November 5, William Brightred and Joan Carter, at Patcham

1582 October 22, Paul Bryghtredge and Susanna Woodman, at Heathfield

1590 November 10, Laurence Brightridge and Alice Ripse, at Crowhurst

1590/1 January 20, Henry Grene and Joan Bryghtrydge, at East Hoathly

1591 October 31, James Bryghtridge and Denise Denet, at Sedlescombe

1594 November 5, John Brightridg and Elizabeth Delve, at Herstmonceux

1595 April 28, John Bottinge and Joan Brightridge, at Crowhurst

1595 October 21, Thomas Weekes and Tamsin Bryghtrydge, at East Hoathly

1597 May 15, Daniel Prier and Mildred Brightreg, at Framfield

1604 October 23, William Russell and Isabel Brightridge, at East Hoathly

1608 April 28, Thomas Brightridge and Dorothy Hubbard, at Hellingly.  He was of Etchingham and she of Hawkhurst, Kent.

1610 October 7, Samuel Brithredg and Alice Hudson, at Selmeston.

1612 June 15, Richard Brightredgh and Alice Mudell, at Framfield

1612 August 25, Edward Bannester and Dorothy Brightridge, at Hellingly

1613 May 8, Thomas Brightredge and Mary Parris, at Isfield.  Mary was a widow and they were both of Isfield.

1613 May 27, Edward Chantler and Mary Brightredge, at Isfield.  They were both of Isfield.

1615 April 18, Richard Brithredge and Margery Salter, at Waldron.


Early Brightridge Baptisms

1561 April 20, Joan Brightridg, at Crowhurst

1567 August 20, Lawraunce Brightridg, at Crowhurst

1579 February 22, John Brightridg, at Crowhurst

1581 December 31, Richard Brightridge, at Crowhurst

1591 November 20, Elizabeth Brightridge, at Crowhurst

1595 January 25, Anthony Brightridge, at Crowhurst

1598 July 2, Lawrannce Brightridge, at Crowhurst

1601 July 5, Mercye Brightridge, at Crowhurst

1603 December 26, William Brightridge, at Crowhurst

1606 June 6, Alice Brightridg, at Crowhurst

1608 May 15, Joane Bightridge, at Crowhurst

1610 November 11, Anne Brightridge, at Crowhurst

1621 December 2, Sarah Brightridge daughter of Thomas Brightridge, at Isfield



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This page was updated on 20 May 2012