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Thomas Bright

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Thomas Bright (1818-1870)

1818 Born in Newland, Glos., son of William Bright and his wife Sarah Bright[1]

1851 Living in Guildhall Square, Carmarthen: Thomas Bright (age 33 born Newland, Glos.), Engineer and Iron Founder. With his wife Eliza M. Bright (age 27 born Carmarthen); his mother-in-law Rebecca Puddicombe (age 54 born Haverfordwest); his brother-in-law James Puddicombe (age 30 born Haverfordwest), Draper; and his brother William Bright (age 30 born Newland, Glos.), Engineer. Also various assistants and servants.[2]

1861 Iron founder, employing 37 men and 10 boys, lived in Carmarthen with his family.[3]

Retired from partnership with Jacob Chivers when his son entered the business.

1870 An engineer, when died in Carmarthen[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 census
  4. National probate calendar