I possibly could help you find out more about your James Bright, who came from England to Virginia is you can tell me approximately when and where he lived in VA.There were several Brights who came to VA in the 1600s; I think the earliest one was a John Bright, who came about 1642.There was an early James Bright among these initial immigrants from England.I think I am a descendant of another John Bright, who came to Norfolk Co., VA in 1658.Here is what I have about these various Brights:
This history of the Brights (and Brites) begins in Vrginia.Ships’ passenger lists in the early 1600s include several people of this surname.These are some of the people who came from England:
Captain Daniel Gookin received a patent for 1400 acres on the north side of the Rappahanock River on November 4, 1642.He brought 28 persons from England.One of these was John Bright.
Francis Bright arrived in 1651 with his wife.
Colonel Richard Lee, Esq. arrived in Gloucester Co. VA in 1651.He was the ancestor of Robert E. Lee.He started two plantations in VA.He brought a David Bright, I think.
Robert Bright, arrived in 1652 brought by Captain Robert Abrall.
James Brite arrived in November, 1652, brought by David Fox, who had 800 acres of land in Lancaster Co., VA. (Is this possibly your ancestor?)
Robert Bright arrived in 1655 to Gloucester Co, VA, brought by Thomas Teatherberry.
John Bright arrived in March, 1658, brought by Anthony Stephens.Presumably this is the same John Bright as the one who received a grant in 1665 in Norfolk Co. (We think he is my ancestor.)
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