Emily Ann Bright

F, b. 12 June 1840, d. 14 February 1921

Emily Jefferis (nee Bright) on the steps of her house in Bundaberg. Taken about 1920.
  • Emily Ann Bright was born on 12 June 1840 in Hockley, Essex, England. Note: Registration District of Rochford.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Emily Ann Bright was living in the household of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood in Hockley, Essex. Edward is shown as a 40 year old farmer, living with his wife Mary also 40, daughter Mary 15, daughter Sarah 6, son Henry 4, and daughter Ann 1(Emily Ann). An 8 year old boy John Lockwood was also living with them, as well as 3 farm hands. (Aaron Lockwood aged 20 is also a bailiff but he was living at Trumpington Farm , Great Tey not with the Brights.)
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Emily Ann Bright was living in the household of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood in Trumpingtons Farm, Great Tey. Edward Is shown as a 51 year old farm bailiff born Rochford, living with his wife Mary born Marks Tey aged 49, and daughter Emily aged 10 , a scholar born Hockley.
  • Emily Ann Bright appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Stratford, West Hampshire. Emily was working as a servant at the Swan Inn. She was 21 years old, single and her place of birth was listed as Hockley, Essex.
  • At the age of 22 years, Emily Ann Bright married Robert Kemp Jefferis, son of Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott, on 12 June 1862 in St Margarets Church, Plumstead, Kent, England. Witnesses to the wedding were John Thorpe and Lucie Stone. Robert's profession was shown as a corn dealer. He was 25 years old, and Emily was 22. He lived in Hertford, she in Plumstead. Robert's father Henry was shown as a farmer, and Emily's father Edward Bright was also a farmer.
  • Emily Ann Bright and Robert Kemp Jefferis immigrated to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in January 1863. They came on the "Swiftsure" to the Port of Melbourne. Emily brought with her a sewing box that is still held by a family member today.

  • Emily and Robert lived in Melbourne for a time after their arrival in Australia. Their first child Margaret Lockwood was born there. She died when she was only 16 months old in Ballarat. A few months later their second child, Edith Mary was born while they were living in Ballarat.
  • On 29 March 1865,Emily Ann Bright's daughter, Margaret Lockwood Jefferis was buried in Ballarat Cemetery at age 1.
  • According to family hearsay, Robert would leave Emily and go searching for gold. She often didn't know his whereabouts and it seems it was a habit he got into during their early married life. He must have left Emily and Edith in Ballart while he travelled to Queensland. On 3 September Emily placed the following advertisement in the Brisbane Courier Mail. It ran until at least the 15th September 1866
    Mr Robert Kemp Jefferis of Alton Hampshire - Dear Roby, please send for me at once - Emily, Creswick's Road, Ballarat.
  • Emily Ann Bright and Robert Kemp Jefferis moved to Central Queensland in 1867.Robert must have "sent for" Emily, or returned for her himself because the small family travelled overland to Rockhampton meeting only one bushranger according to family hearsay.
  • Between 1867 and 1882 they lived in various places along Central Railway Line. During this time five more children were born, three boys and two girls.
  • On 11 October 1876 Emily Ann Bright and Robert Kemp Jefferis lived in Kent Street, Rockhampton, Queensland. Robert Kemp's occupation is shown as a railway contractor.
  • About 1882 Emily Ann Bright and Robert Kemp Jefferis moved to Bundaberg . Edith's orbituary noted that she had come to Bundaberg 39 years before her death - probably about the time of the birth of their daugther Edith's baby, Bessie.
  • Emily Ann Bright and Anne Jefferis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crofton Street, Bundaberg. Emily carried out domestic duties and Anne was a store keeper. Son Arthur, a horse driver also lived with them as did Emily's grandaughter Bessie.
  • Between 1903 and 1919 Emily Ann Bright lived in Crofton Street, Bundaberg.
  • She and Anne Jefferis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Crofton Street, Bundaberg. Emily was shown as carrying out domestic duties. Anne was a store keeper and Bessie who also lived with them also carried out domestic duties. Emily's son Arthur, a blacksmith lived in Braynan Street.
  • Emily Ann Bright and Arthur Jefferis appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1919 and 1921 living at Electra Street, Bundaberg. Arthur was a blacksmith. Bessie Jefferis also lived with them.
  • In 1921 Emily Ann Bright lived in Fairymead Road, Bundaberg.
  • Newspaper clipping undated - February 1921
    General regret was expressed in town yesterday when it became known that Mrs Emily Ann Jefferis had passed away at the residence of her son Mr Arthur Jefferis of North Bundaberg. The deceased who had reached the venerable age of 81 years, was a very old resident, and was, with her late husband and family, widely known as highly respected. She accompanied her husband from Victoria to Rockhampton, the late Mr Jefferis holding the position of accountant to Messers O'Rourke and Sharry, railway contractors, who built Central Railways. On the termination of the contract, 39 years ago Mr and Mrs Jefferis came to Bundaberg and settled here. Mr Jefferis passed away some 24 years ago. The deceased leaves a family of three daughters, Mrs S H Chambers of Biggenden, Mrs Alf Faulkner of Alton, Burnett Heads, Miss Bessie Jefferis and one son, Mr Arthur Jefferis to mourn their irreparable loss, to whom general sympathy will be extended. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr Arthur Jefferis, Fairy-mead Road, at 2 o'clock this afternoon fro the General Cemetery, the arrangements being in the hands of Mr H C Garland.
  • Emily Ann Bright died on 14 February 1921 in Fairymead Road, North Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 80. Emily's age is on her death certificate is shown as 80 years and 10 months. Her father's name is given as Henry Edward Bright, however her married certificate shows Edward Bright. Her death certificate states she was living 4 yrs in Victoria. She died of gradual senility. Informant of her death was Arthur Jefferis. Living children are given as Edith Mary 56, Anne 48, Arthur 43 and Bessie aged 39.
  • She was buried on 15 February 1921 in Grave A2 P809, Bundaberg Cemetery, Queensland. Emily's son Arthur is also buried at that site.
    The grave headstone reads
    Emily Ann Jefferis died 15th Feb 1921 Aged 80 years
    Also her beloved daughter Sarah Ellen Died 3 Dec 1885 Aged 16 years At Rest
    .
  • A stain glass window, dedicated to Emily and Robert Kemp was erected in the Anglican Church by their children.

Children of Emily Ann Bright and Robert Kemp Jefferis

Henry Lockwood Bright1

M, b. 1838
  • Henry Lockwood Bright was born in 1838 in Hockley, Essex.
  • He was the son of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Henry Lockwood Bright was living in the household of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood in Hockley, Essex. Edward is shown as a 40 year old farmer, living with his wife Mary also 40, daughter Mary 15, daughter Sarah 6, son Henry 4, and daughter Ann 1(Emily Ann). An 8 year old boy John Lockwood was also living with them, as well as 3 farm hands. (Aaron Lockwood aged 20 is also a bailiff but he was living at Trumpington Farm , Great Tey not with the Brights.)
  • Henry Lockwood Bright appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Great Coggeshall, Essex. Henry was working as a drapers apprentice for Samuel Kettel. He was 13 years old and born in Hockley.

Citations

  1. The only place Henry's middle initial appears on any records found so far is the 1851 Census and I have assumed the middle name to be Lockwood.

James Bright

M, b. 1834
  • James Bright was born in 1834 in Hockley, Essex.
  • He was the son of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood.
  • His marriage, at 25 years, to Hannah Webb was registered in the June 1859 Quarter in East London, London Registration District.
  • James Bright appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Cambridge Terrace, Finsbury, Middlesex. James is shown as a 27 year old draper's assistant, born Hockley, Essex living with his wife Hannah aged 26, born Roydon Essex and Mary Webb his 28 year old sister-in-law born Roydon Essex. Also Ellen Webb, sister-in-law aged 5, a scholar. Visiting them is Edward Borseley a 26 year old draper's assistant born Farthington, Northampton. Sarah A Outer ? a 17 year old house servant born Hockley Essex is also on the premises.

Leonard Bright

M, b. 1879

Mary Bright

F, b. 1826
  • Mary Bright was born in 1826 in Hockley, Essex.

Mary Bright

F, b. 1800
  • Mary Bright was born in 1800.
  • Mary Bright married Moses Lockwood, son of Bernard Brand Lockwood and Rachel Harrington, circa 1825. Researcher Note : Not sure if this is correct. If it is, Mary is possibly the sister of Edward Bright who married Moses' sister Mary Lockwwod.

Mary Lockwood Bright1

F, b. 1826
  • Mary Lockwood Bright was born in 1826 in Hockley, Essex. Even though the 1851 census shows her birth place as Rochford. This information was most likely to have been given by her employer, not Mary herself.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Mary Lockwood Bright was living in the household of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood in Hockley, Essex. Edward is shown as a 40 year old farmer, living with his wife Mary also 40, daughter Mary 15, daughter Sarah 6, son Henry 4, and daughter Ann 1(Emily Ann). An 8 year old boy John Lockwood was also living with them, as well as 3 farm hands. (Aaron Lockwood aged 20 is also a bailiff but he was living at Trumpington Farm , Great Tey not with the Brights.)
  • Mary Lockwood Bright appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Barling, Essex. The census shows that Mary is a single 25 year old governess, born Rochford, working for the family of James Lambert.
  • Mary may have been working as a housekeeper to Charles and Jane Adams in Herford at the time of the 1861 Census. The records shows she was 29 years old (not 35) and was born in Hockley, Essex; She is shown as an unmarried 29 year old, assistant housekeeper who was born in Hockley Essex. She is living with Charles Adams,an inkeeper and his wife Jane and a number of servants, visitors to the inn and lodgers.

Citations

  1. The only place Mary's middle initial appears on any records found so far is the 1851 Census and I have assumed the middle name to be Lockwood.

Robert Bright

M, b. circa 1850

Child of Robert Bright and Martha Ann Primmer

Sarah Beatrice Bright

F, b. circa 1860
  • Sarah Beatrice Bright was born circa 1860.
  • Her marriage to William Lewis was registered in the December 1894 Quarter in Church Stretton, Shropshire Registration District.

Children of Sarah Beatrice Bright and William Lewis

Sarah Eleanor Bright

F, b. circa 1835
  • Sarah Eleanor Bright was born circa 1835 in Hockley, Essex.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Sarah Eleanor Bright was living in the household of Edward Bright and Mary Lockwood in Hockley, Essex. Edward is shown as a 40 year old farmer, living with his wife Mary also 40, daughter Mary 15, daughter Sarah 6, son Henry 4, and daughter Ann 1(Emily Ann). An 8 year old boy John Lockwood was also living with them, as well as 3 farm hands. (Aaron Lockwood aged 20 is also a bailiff but he was living at Trumpington Farm , Great Tey not with the Brights.)
  • Sarah Eleanor Bright appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Maldron, Essex. Sarah was shown as an 18 year old, born Hockley and working as an apprectice for Sarah Kemp Humphries, a Draper and Milliner. There were several other apprentices also working on the premises.

Nellie Brighton

F, b. 1894, d. 18 April 1975
  • Nellie Brighton was born in 1894 in England. Nellie was the daughter of Walter William Brighton, a fireman and Clera.
  • At the age of 24 years, Nellie Brighton married Benjamin Fitch, son of John Fitch and Karolina Puschmann, on 24 January 1918 in London, England.
  • Nellie Brighton and Benjamin Fitch appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1939 living at Crow's Nest. He was a painter.
  • Nellie Brighton and Benjamin Fitch appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Ben was a painter and Nellie carried out home duties.
  • Nellie Brighton died on 18 April 1975 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 21 April 1975 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Isabella Brill

F, b. 1849, d. 12 December 1918
  • Isabella Brill was born in 1849.
  • Isabella Brill married Thomas Hawes circa 1870.
  • On 28 January 1916,her husband, Thomas Hawes died in Queensland.
  • Isabella Brill died on 12 December 1918.
  • She was buried on 13 December 1918 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Children of Isabella Brill and Thomas Hawes

Frederick George Brimblecombe

M, b. circa 1870
  • Frederick George Brimblecombe was born circa 1870.
  • His marriage to Mary Frances Hockey, daughter of Isaac Hockey and Eliza Clark, was registered in the December 1874 Quarter in Yeovil, Somerset Registration District.

Marjory Doris Brimblecombe

F, b. 5 July 1916, d. 16 May 1991
  • Marjory Doris Brimblecombe was born on 5 July 1916 in Brisbane. She was the daughter of James Charles Brimblecombe and Ruby Harriet Faullner.
  • At the age of 20 years and 10 months, Marjory Doris Brimblecombe married Kenneth William Vandersee, son of Johann Christian Vandersee and Brenda Joyce Smyth, on 5 May 1937 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Marjory Doris Brimblecombe died on 16 May 1991 in Springsure, Queensland, at age 74.

Annie Briskey

F, b. 1893

Arthur Herbert Briskey

M, b. 1908, d. 1912

August Nicholas Briskey

M, b. 4 January 1892
  • August Nicholas Briskey was born on 4 January 1892 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey and Maria Mary Helena Geritz.
  • At the age of 30 years, August Nicholas Briskey married Amelia Steinberg, daughter of Albert Steinberg and Annie Louisa Althouse, in 1923 in Queensland.
  • August Nicholas Briskey enlisted in the Australian Army on 12 June 1942 in Monto At the time he enlisted he was living at Albercorn and gave his next of kin as his wife Daphne. He was discharged on 21 October 1945 with the rank of Private in the 10 Battalion Volunteer Defence Force.

Edward George Briskey

M, b. 1906, d. 3 June 1964

Elsie Mary Briskey

F, b. 1913

Ethel Edith Briskey

F, b. 27 February 1901, d. 13 January 1987

Frederick August Otto Briskey

M, b. 1886, d. 15 April 1899
  • Frederick August Otto Briskey was born in 1886 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey and Maria Mary Helena Geritz.
  • Frederick August Otto Briskey died on 15 April 1899 in Queensland. Fred died at his home at Bum Bum Creek.
  • He was buried in April 1899 in Emu Creek Cemetery.

George Albert Briskey

M, b. 18 April 1910
  • George Albert Briskey was born on 18 April 1910 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey and Maria Mary Helena Geritz.
  • At the age of 21 years, George Albert Briskey married Mary Joyce Zerner in 1932 in Queensland.
  • George Albert Briskey enlisted in the Australian Army on 13 January 1942 in Toowoomba He gave his date of birth as 18 April 1912 (should be 1910) and listed his next of kin as his wife Mary Briskey. He was living at Willowburn at the time he enlisted and was discharged with the rank of Private in the 6 Australian Camp Hospital on 27 January 1944.

George James Briskey

M, b. 1889, d. 1975
  • George James Briskey was born in 1889 in Queensland. He was the son of Gustav Theodor Otto Briskey and Mary Cherry.
  • At the age of 30 years, George James Briskey married Louisa Jannet Thompson, daughter of Edward Thompson and Mary Ellen Grehan, in 1919 in Queensland.
  • George James Briskey and Louisa Jannet Thompson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Hampton. George was a labourer.
  • George James Briskey died in 1975 in Queensland.

Gustav Herman Briskey

M, b. 1887, d. 1932

Henry Peter Briskey

M, b. 1 September 1889, d. 19 December 1970

Children of Henry Peter Briskey and Emilie Auguste Millie Trost

Marjorie Briskey

F, b. 29 June 1917, d. 2 May 1989

Mary Bertha Briskey

F, b. 1896

Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey

M, b. 23 February 1862, d. 18 March 1959
  • Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey was born on 23 February 1862 in Oesken, Germany. He was the son of Gustav BRISKEY and Maria RICHTER.
  • At the age of 20 years, Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey married Maria Mary Helena Geritz in 1883 in Queensland.
  • Around1899 Otto and Mary were living in the Djuan/Emu Creek area. Their eldest child Frederick was buried in the Emu Creek Cemetery in April 1899.
  • On 15 April 1899,his son, Frederick August Otto Briskey died in Queensland. Fred died at his home at Bum Bum Creek.
  • Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey and Maria Mary Helena Geritz appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. Otto was farmer.
  • Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey and Maria Mary Helena Geritz appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Wutul. Otto was a farmer and Mary a licensed victualler.
  • On 22 February 1958,his wife, Maria Mary Helena Geritz died in Toowoomba at age 89.
  • Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey died on 18 March 1959 in Queensland at age 97.
  • He was buried on 20 March 1959 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Otto Herman Ferdinand (Adam) Briskey and Maria Mary Helena Geritz

Reginald Herbert Briskey

M, b. 29 October 1915, d. 7 April 1980
  • Reginald Herbert Briskey was born on 29 October 1915 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry Peter Briskey and Emilie Auguste Millie Trost.
  • At the age of 24 years and 10 days, Reginald Herbert Briskey married Mabel Maud Gillies, daughter of William Donald Gillies and Mabel Gertrude Perkins, on 8 November 1939 in Queensland.
  • Reginald Herbert Briskey and Mabel Maud Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Kooralgin. Reg was a farmer.
  • Reginald Herbert Briskey and Mabel Maud Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Ebenezer. Reg was a farmer.
  • Reginald Herbert Briskey and Mabel Maud Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Millwood, Millmerran. Reg was a share farmer.
  • Reginald Herbert Briskey and Mabel Maud Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1963 and 1968 living at Four Winds, Peak Crossing. Reg was a farmer.
  • Reginald Herbert Briskey and Mabel Maud Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at 165 Raceview Street, Raceview, Ipswich. Reg was a labourer. Their son Neville lived with them.
  • Reginald Herbert Briskey died on 7 April 1980 in Queensland at age 64.

Ruby May Briskey

F, b. 1903, d. 1904