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Thomas, b. 24 Feb. 1667, wh. d. bef. his f.; Nathan, 17 June 1671;
David, 11 Aug. 1673, d. young,; Jonathan, 22 Feb. 1675; David, again,
12 Apr. 1678; Gershom, 23 Feb. 1681 (the last two d. bef. their f.);
Elnathan, 7 Mar. 1683; and Mary, 26 Oct. 1687. He made his will
21 Apr. 1716, wh. was pro. 2 June 1717. Six of this name had been
gr. at Harv. in 1834, and an equal number in aggreg. at the other
N. E. coll.

    BRIGHT, FRANCIS, Charlestown, s. of Edward of London, bred at
Oxford, matric. of New Coll. 18 Feb. 1625, aged 22, and by famous
John Davenport instr. in divinity, in 1629 came from Rayleigh, in Essex,
with w. and two ch. to Salem, in the Lion's Whelp, prob. sat down at
Charlestown, took some discouragem. and went home 1630 in the Lion.
HENRY, Charlestown 1630, prob. from Ipswich, in Suff.'k s. of Henry
of Bury St. Edmunds, came in the fleet with Winthrop was very early,
No. 48, enrol. in the ch. but not long after rem. to Watertown, there m.
1634, Ann, d. of Henry Goldstone, had Ann, wh. at her bur. 28 Oct.
1639, was call. 4 yrs. old; Abigail, b. 12 Oct. 1637, wh. m. 15 Aug.
1659, Elisha Odlin; Mary, 23 or 27 Apr. 1639, wh. m. 15 Oct. 1657,
Nathaniel Coolidge; John, 14 May 1641; Ann, again, 17 Mar. 1644,
m. 26 May 1670, Samuel Ruggles of Roxbury, as his sec. w. I presume;
Elizabeth m. as sec. w. 23 July 1674, or 5 July 1675 (as various acco. are giv.)
deac. Walter Hastings of Cambridge; Nathaniel, 5 May 1647; and
Beriah, 22 Sept. 1651, m. 30 Nov. 1671, Isaac Fowel of Charlestown.
He was freem. 6 May 1635, held in high esteem, deac. and d. 9 Oct.
1686, aged 84. He had elder br. Thomas of Ipswich, Eng. wh. in his
will, of unkn. date, but pro. 1626, ment. this Henry, sis. Elizabeth and other
sis. as minors, That Elizabeth wh. was in 1657, wid. Dell of Bow, near
London, gave in her will to this br. �200, and to each of his 7 ch. �10.
all wh. was paid here in 1658 and 9. Large pedigree from the time of
Henry VII. prepar. by Somerby,is given by Dr. Bond. This Henry was
for many yrs. call. jr. because Henry, a poor man of the same name
liv. at W. was always spok. of as senior, as he might well be, without
our giv. full credit to the rec. of his d. 14 Sept. 1674, aged one hundred
yrs. and upwards, or ano. rec. says a. 109 yrs. But as the amt. of his inv.
was only �2, 9, 6, any affinity is highly improb. JOHN, Watertown, s.
of the wealthy Henry, m. 7 May 1675, Mary, d. of William Barsham,
had no ch. freem. 1671, was deac. and d. 17 Aug. 1691. His w. m.
12 Dec. 1700, as his sec. w. Hannah Parker of Reading. NATHANIEL,
Watertown, br. of the preced. m. 21 or 26 July 1681, Mary d. of
Simon Coolidge, had Mary, b. 7 Oct. 1682; Henry, 16 Aug. 1684;
Nathaniel, 18 Dec. 1686; John, 5 Apr. 1689; Joseph, 11 July 1692;
Hannah, 7 Aug. 1694 ; Abigail; Benjamin, 19 July 1698; and Mercy.