Elizabeth Brightley
(1810-1886)

Elizabeth Brightley was the oldest of the six children of John Brightwell and his wife Elizabeth Brown of Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

Elizabeth married agricultural labourer William Gilbert in 1828, and the couple settled down to have twelve children.

Sadly, one failed to reach adulthood, with Elizabeth dying aged aged 12 years.

When Elizabeth was about 22, her mother died. Her father re-married after her mother's death to a Mary Hall - widow of Coveney, and they appear to have had one child Robert Hall Brightley.

Life Events

Born

  • circa 1810 in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

Baptised

  • 27th March 1810 at St. George's Church, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

Married

Children

  • Jane Gilbert (1828-?) married Joseph Jackson (18??-?) and later to George Merrell (18??-?)
  • Sarah Gilbert (1830-?) married David Norman (18??-?)
  • Joseph Gilbert (1833-?)
  • Elizabeth Gilbert (1837-1849)
  • Ann Gilbert (1838-1916) married William Drake (1821-18??)
  • Mary Gilbert (1841-?)
  • William Gilbert (1844-?)
  • Martha Gilbert (1846-1892) married Golden Fletcher (1846-1918)
  • James Gilbert (1848-1916) married Elizabeth Howlett (1856-1916)
  • Elizabeth Gilbert (1850-?) married James Brightley (1850-?)
  • Susan Gilbert (1852-?)
  • William Gilbert (1855-?)

Census and Residence

  • 1841: 35yrs, Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1851: 44yrs, Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1861: 52yrs, Westmoor, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1871: 62yrs, Westmoor, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1881: 81yrs, Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

Employment

  • 1851: Housewife
  • 1881: Farmer's Widow

Death

  • During April 1886 at Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 84 years.

Burial

  • 10th April 1886 at Littleport Cemetery, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

Parents

Grandparents

  • Robert Brightwell (17??-?)
  • Mary Crane (17??-?)
  • Not yet known
  • Not yet known

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