(tried sending this to Ted Dawkins and it bounced back...if anyone can update his email address I'd appreciate it)
Hello...last time we corresponded on Genealogy.com was Jan. 04 and I thought a followup was in order.
I've got some minor info about our BRIGHTs but since you mention William & James and IOW...there might be a connection.
I'm tracking Maria BRIGHT1765-1836 (who marries Henry "Harry" DORE 1784) Parents were William BRIGHT & Jane ARNOLD (they m. 1747 I think) Her siblings I know of were: James b. 1749, Elizabeth b. 1751, William b. 1754 d. 1756, Isaac b. 1757, John b. 1759, William b. 1764, and then Maria b. 1765 ... mostly of Freshwater, IOW, Hampshire, England although Maria was baptised in Middleton (her mother was from Middleton) and Maria is buried in Yarmouth (per IOW FHS researcher)...I also got her parents names from them.
I have also obtained 2 marriage cert. (1) Charles BRIGHT m. Ann Leigh in June 1823...also (2) Isaac BRIGHT m. Frances Reynolds in Oct 1820-witnesses were Philip & Helen Bright.
If you'd like perhaps compare this to any data you might have and get back to me...perhaps we can keep each other posted and not duplicate any research? -- Sandy in Sacramento Homepage:http://home.earthlink.net/~sandymento/http://home.earthlink.net/~sandymento/