Henry Bright of Bristol

1715 - 1777


Biography

Bristol merchant and slave-trader, active in Jamaica in the 1740s. He has an entry in the ODNB that details his slavery-related activities in Britain and Jamaica, and shows him with his brother Francis as mortgagee of an estate called Cabarita in Westmoreland that has yet to be traced, as well as owner of land in St Catherine and property in Kingston.

Henry Francis Bright [sic] was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 600 acres of land in St Catherine.


Sources

Kenneth Morgan, ‘Bright, Henry (1715–1777)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/50515, accessed 21 March 2017].

'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Sarah Meyler
Children
Richard;
Occupation
Merchant, landowner and slave dealer

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Founding Partner
Harford Bank
Banker  
 

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Business partners
Notes →
Also son-in-law and...
Grandfather → Grandson
Brothers

Addresses (2)

Brockbury, Worcestershire, West Midlands, England
Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England