1860's Quaker John Bright Original Antique Vintage CDV Photograph
Quaker John Bright (1811-1889) UK British CDV Photo #610:
Born and raised in Greenbank, Rochdale, Lancashire County England to a family of Quaker cotton spinners, John Bright became an accomplished Quaker orator, English politician and speaker for the common people against inequality. His early interests began in education and the inequality of the classes.
John Bright Genealogy:
Father: Jacob Bright
Mother: Martha Wood (1788-1830)
1st Spouse: fellow Quaker, Elizabeth Priestman of Newcastle married in 1839.
Rachel Bragg Priestman
Children with Elizabeth:
Daughter, Helen Priestman Bright, born in 1840
Elizabeth died in 1841. Their daughter Helen Priestman Bright Clark married William Stephens Clark (1839–1925) of Somerset, United Kingdom.
John Bright married again in 1847 to Quaker Margaret Elizabeth Leatham (1819-1878) She was the sister to two brothers who became Liberal members of Parliament.
They had seven children:
John Albert Bright (born 1848)
William Leatham Bright (born 1851)
Mary Harriett Bright (born 1849)
Leonard Bright (born 1850)
Anna Elizabeth Bright (born 1854)
Margaret Sophia Bright (born 1856)
Philip Bright (born 1863)
John poured himself into his work in his grief after losing his wife Elizabeth, and at age 31 in 1843, took a seat in the House of Commons. He was instantly a popular orator, always retaining his Quaker and pacifist views. He was a worker for the people and known as "Honest John", later becoming M.P. for Manchester & Birmingham. He held that position for over thirty years.
Interestingly, a letter from John Bright was found on Abraham Lincoln's body at his death, as he publicly supported Lincoln and the Northern Cause. He is known to have coined two phrases in his lifetime which still are in use: the "Mother of Parliaments" and "flogging a dead horse." He resigned and left the Liberal Party in protest of the of Irish Home Rule in 1886. He died in 1889 and is buried at the Quaker Burial Ground, a graveyard meetinghouse of the Religious Society of Friends at the Rochdale Meeting House in Lancashire.
M.P. for Manchester and Birmingham (Member of Parliament)
One of the founders of the Liberal Party
President of the Board of Trade 1868-1870
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1873-1875
Rector of University of Glasgow 1880-1882
This is a beautiful 1860's CDV photo of John Bright, and appears to have been taken from a painting. It was found in New England, USA, and is a testament to his popularity and standing in the world. The reverse has handwritten "John Bright, Quaker" in old pencil, date written unknown.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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