The Maria Chamberlain who married John Brighton on 17 October 1821 at Great Massingham, Norfolk, was the daughter of Moses Chamberlain and Elisabeth Seagar, and was christened 15 July 1799 at St Margaret's Church, King's Lynn.Moses was the son of Thomas & Anne Chamberlain of Great Massingham and later of King's Lynn, and the grandson of Moses Chamberlain Sr & Sarah Burgamy of Old Buckenham and Wacton, Norfolk, respectively.
Her husband, John Brighton, was likely the son of Robert Brighton of Stow Bardolph, gamekeeper to the Hare family of Stow Hall, and his wife Sarah Annis of St Gregory's parish, Norwich.The Bishop's Transcripts for Stow Bardolph have a number of gaps, including the period of John's likely birth around 1790.Their 1821 marriage was witnessed by Lydia Brighton, who was definitely one of the children of Robert & Sarah.The other witness was Mary Ann Chamberlain, sister of Maria.
Maria died before 23 March 1837 as on that date John, a widower, remarried to Anne Maltby of Stow Bardolph.This marriage was witnessed by Thomas Brighton, whose connection to the family is not yet known.John died in 1877, probably in Wimbotsham.
Robert Brighton and Sarah Annis' known children were: 1) Robert Jr (1788-1863) who married Mary Poulter and secondly Elizabeth Southgate.11 children (including two sets of twins) of the first marriage.Farmed at Shouldham.One of the Executors of the will of Robert Sr in 1842.
2) ?John, above, c 1790-1877
3) ?Charles, possibly John's twin, c 1790-1870, married firstly to Elizabeth Norman (marriage witnessed by John Chamberlain, probable brother-in-law) and secondly to Hannah Wood.One child of each marriage.Farmed at Tottenhill and Wretton.Other executor of the will of Robert Brighton Sr in 1842.
4) George, b & d 1794
5) Elizabeth (1795-1842), married in 1815 to John Hoys Chamberlain - marriage witnessed by her sister Priscilla and by his cousin Maria (who married John Brighton, above).8 children including Elizabeth Brighton Chamberlain from your original message.
6) Priscilla (1798-1863), also married to the same John Hoys Chamberlain -- they apparently eloped to Wisbech on 21 June 1842.Note that his first wife, her sister, was only buried on 1 June 1842, so it wasn't exactly a protracted mourning period.John, Elizabeth ("beloved wife of John..."), their son Charles and their daughter Elizabeth Brighton Chamberlain, are all buried together at Stow Bardolph.There's also a stone against the churchyard wall which probably fit into this row.On it are Priscilla's initials and the year of her death, nothing more.I wonder if her stepchildren had something to do with her monumental inscription!
7) Lydia (1803-1876) married 19 January 1826 to Samuel Levy, two or three known children, lived in King's Lynn and later went into service in Nottinghamshire.