Richard BRIGHT appears in records of Currituck NC as early as 1669, 550 acres adj. John STROUD. In 1714/15 tax list appears Richard BRIGHT Sr, Richard BRIGHT Jr and Henry BRIGHT Sr. Per his Will 1760 in Currituck NC, the presumed son of Thomas 2 FANSHAW, Richard FANSHAW, had a daughter Mary who married a BRIGHT. Mary was born ca 1730. Which BRIGHT did Mary FANSHAW marry? In Will of Richard BRIGHT 1733 Currituck NC, one of the executors was Henry "FORSHAW". This is Henry FANSHAW, the brother of Mary's father Richard.(The surname also appears in records as FONSHAW, FORSHAW, FINSHAW, FENSHAW, FANSHER, FANCHER, FANSAR, etc.) So it could be that Richard and dau Mary FANSHAW were connected to this Richard BRIGHT. The BRIGHT and FANSHAW connection may go back to Lower Norfolk VA prior to Currituck NC. If anyone has any info on the BRIGHT family of Currituck NC, please contact me!!! Thanks!