and Elizabeth DELVE (c1570-?)
and Margery VERRALL (c1595-1617)
and Susan WITHERIS (c1600-?)
John Brightridg and Elizabeth Delve
were my 11x Great Grandparents.
to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married on 5 November 1594 in the parish church of
All Saints in Herstmonceux, Sussex. This would seem to be the first Brightridge
event recorded in the Herstmonceux parish registers, which commenced from
1538. John next married Margery Verrall on 28 April 1616 in Herstmonceux.
He then married for a third time to Susan Witheris by licence on
19 August 1621 in Herstmonceux, Sussex. Their marriage licence was
issued on 18 August 1621 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes which recorded that
John was a husbandman and Susan a spinster and they were both of
Herstmonceux. The entry in the marriage register recorded his name as
John Brightridge's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to
me. I have checked transcripts of the
Herstmonceux and Wartling baptism registers from 1550-1580 and he was not
baptised in either parish, nor was he baptised in Warbleton between 1560 and
1580, or Waldron between 1564 and 1580. John was buried on 17 March
1623/4 in Herstmonceux and his name was recorded in the burial register as
John Brithriche. As John Brightredge of Herstmonceux he
will dated 14 March 1623/4
which was proved on 3 April 1624 . In his
will he mentions wife Suzanna, son Jeremey, daughters Susanna, Martha and
Elizabeth and sons Richard and Thomas. He appointed his son John
as his exexcutor.
Elizabeth Delve's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
She was not baptised in Herstmonceux between 1550 and 1580 or Warbleton
between 1560 and 1580. An Elizabeth Delv was baptised on 3
August 1578 in Wartling, Sussex, the daughter of John Delv.
Margery Verrall's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
She was buried in Herstmonceux on 22 November 1617 and she was described in
the burial register as the wife of John Brithriche. She does
not appear to have been baptised in Herstmonceux.
Susan Witheris's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
She does not appear to have been baptised in Herstmonceux. As Susan
Brightnery she may have remarried on 25 July 1625 in Burwash, Sussex to
John Reve. Or in 1642 she may have been 1 of 2 Susan
Brightridge's of Warbleton who contributed 6 pence and 4 pence to the
relief of the Irish Protestants.
John Brightridge and
Elizabeth Delve had 6 known children:
my 10x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 25 April 1596 in
Herstmonceux. He married
in 1626. (They have their own page.)
Richard Brightridge was baptised on 6 November 1597 in
Herstmonceux. Richard Brightredge of Herstmonceux left a will
which was proved in 1638 (ref A25 118). In his will he mentioned his
children John, Elizabeth and Richard, and wife Ellen. He nominated
John Brightridge and Thomas Brightridge as overseers to his
Ellen was buried on 19 July 1639 in Herstmonceux and the
burial register recorded that she was the wife of Richard Brightrig.
As Helen Brightridge widow of Herstmonceux she left a will which
was proved on 14 September 1639.
Richard and Ellen had the
Mary Brithridge was baptised on 30 September 1627 in Herstmonceux
and buried there on 25 November 1627.
Elizabeth Brithridg was baptised on 22 February 1628/9 in
Herstmonceux. She may have been named as the cousin of
in his will of 1668.
Richard Brightredge was baptised on 18 December 1631 in
Herstmonceux. He was buried on 11 March 1681/2 in Herstmonceux.
The burial register recorded his name as Richard Brightridge of
Herstmonceux and that he was buried in woollen on the oath of
Elizabeth Brightridge. He may have been named as cousin in the
1668 will of
Richard married Elizabeth.
Richard and Elizabeth
had the following children:
John Brithrich was baptised on 16 October 1664 in Herstmonceux.
Thomas Brightrich was baptised on 22 September 1666 in
Herstmonceux and buried there on 14 June 1669.
Elizabeth Brightrich was baptised on 20 December 1668 in
Mary Brightrich was baptised on 29 September 1675 in
Mary Brightridge was baptised on 16 February 1633/4 in
Herstmonceux and buried there on 16 December 1634.
John Brightredge was baptised on 22 November 1635 in
Herstmonceux. He was probably buried on 17 February 1680/1 in
Herstmonceux. The burial register recorded his name as John
Brightridg of Herstmonceux and that he was buried in woollen on the
oath of Richard Brightridg. However, there was another
John Brightridge baptied in Herstmonceux in 1633.
Only Richard's name appear against the baptism of his 5 children.
Elizabeth Brightridge was baptised on 6 May 1599 in Herstmonceux.
As Elizabeth Brithriche she married Edward Harde on 28 June
1621 in Herstmonceux. They do not seem to have had any children
baptised in Herstmonceux.
Priscilla Brightridg was baptised on 21 December 1600 in
Joan Brightridge was baptised on 12 December 1602 in Herstmonceux.
Thomas Brightridg was baptised on
23 June 1605 in Herstmonceux.
A Thomas Brightridge was buried in Herstmonceux on 30 June 1669.
In 1642 he contributed 1 shilling to relief of the Irish Protestants.
He held Wargraves in Herstmonceux which on his death was passed to his
cousin John Brightridge.
He also held Harwoods in Herstmonceux, also known as Butlers Farmhouse
(map ref TQ 611 114), which he mortgaged to Stephen Thawyer for £80
in 1662. In 1666 he was the tenant of Bagham in Herstmonceux (map
ref TQ 636 130)
Thomas married Elizabeth Champney on 11
April 1630 in Herstmonceux. She was buried on 16 March 1656/7 in
Herstmonceux and it was recorded in the burial register that she was the
wife of Thomas Brightredg.
John Brightridge and Margery Verrall had 1 known child:
Jeremy Brithriche was baptised on 16 March 1617 in Herstmonceux.
He was buried in Herstmonceux on 15 November 1636 and his name was
recorded in the burial register as Jeremy Brithrige.
John Brightridge and
Susan Witheris had 2 known children:
Susan Brithriche was baptised on 4 August 1622 in Herstmonceux.
Martha Brithriche was baptised on 5 October 1623 in Herstmonceux.
She was not mentioned in her father's will nor does she appear to have
been buried in Herstmonceux. As Martha Brighteredge she
married Thomas Hyam on 15 June 1652 in Heathfield.
Only John's name appeared next to the baptisms of his 9 children. The
baptism dates have come from a transcript of the Herstmonceux parish
registers held at the East Sussex Record Office.
Where and how do the following fit:
Mary Brightrig was baptised on 10 July 1652 in Waldron. She was
the daughter of Nicholas Brightrig.
Nicholas Britridg was baptised on 21 April 1664 in Waldron. He
was the son of Richard Britridg. The IGI records that Nicholas
son of Richard Brightridge was buried on 6 April 1664 in
Nicholas Brightridge married Mary Curtis
on 26 December 1648 in Heathfield, Sussex.
Richard Bridgeredge married Elizabeth Kerrie
on 15 March 1652/3 in Heathfield.
BRIGHTRIDGE VERRALL WITHERIS
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012