I apologize for the lateness of this reply to your message to me back in June!I haven't checked with the Genealogy Forum for months and have been traveling a lot.
The name Charity Bright or Brite (Take your pick!) is one that has been in northeastern NC for a long time.My aleged ancestor, a Charles Brite in Pasquotank Co. in the 1700s had a daughter named Charity.Here is some information from old Pasquotank records:
Charles Bright, Sr.Sept. 29, 1729 Arrears of Quitrents list for Pasquotank.He has 80 acres, taxed at l.8.2 English pounds.
8564.Charles Bright, Sr.His relationship to Henry is proven by a deed of Pasquotank County.See the notes for Henry the Elder.Charles appears as a juryman for Pasquotank Precinct in 1723.On the 29 Sep 1729 Arrears of Quitrents list for Pasquotank, he shows up with 80 acres, taxed at £1.8.2.His His estate record appears in Pasquotank, ca. 1760.There is, in fact, a division of his personal property in the Pasquotank estate file for him, dated 26 Jul 1760.
Charles Bright £22.7.1 Charity Bright £22.7.1 Eda Bright £22.7.1 Elizabeth Bright £22.7.1 Bridget Bright £22.7.1 Levinah Spence £22.7.1 Total 40.3.08564. Divided the "whole amt" by Timothy Hixson and John Jones.
Then, in 1757 or thereabouts, the brother of Charity, Charles Bright, Jr., In 1757 he registered brand marks for the some animals that belonged to himself, as well as his sisters,including Charity.
Much later, a Martha Brite, now in Camden County, which was created out of Pasquotank, in her will of 1825, mentions her daughter, Charity Williams.We think that this Martha Brite could have been married to Charles Brite, Jr..If so, she had a son named John, who was my grat-great grandfather, who died in Camden Co. in 1825. But we are not sure about this relationship, which has been the subject for my research for nearly 20 years.I still am not positive about the identity of John's parents nor his wife.