(Numbers listed before each name represent their ancestor/ahnentafel Position)
52 - John Brightman (? - ?)
Limited informtion currently know on John, who married Mary (maiden name unknown) and had two children (that I'm aware of) John (1818) and Mary (1819).
26 - John Brightman (1818 - 1901)
Born on the 10th May 1818 in Shefford, Bedfordshire, John married Sarah CRAWLEY 1853 in Clerkenwell, London. They had five children Mary (1851), John William (1857?), Henry (1860), Walter (1857), and John (1858). John's occupation was a shoe maker and Journeyman.
John was first living as a lodger with Sarah Crawley on the 1851 census with the Poulter family and Sarah's daughter Ellen Crawley (1845) from a previous marriage, at the Highlander Cottages, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. On the 1861 census John was living as a widower with his family, in Back Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
John's daughter Mary Ann's birth certifcate states her surname as Crawley, but she was christened Brightman on the 7th August 1857 in St Mary's church, Hitchin along with her brother John William who was christened with the surname of Crawley Brightman.
John's wife Sarah died in 1861. John then married Caroline KNIGHTLEY, and they had five children Clara (1862), Charles (1866), Earnest (1869), Harry (1872) and Marian (1881). On the 1871 and 1881 census John was living at 3 Radcliffe Road, Hitchin, Herts with his wife Caroline, and Walter (1857), John (1858), Clara (1862), Charles (1866), Earnest (1869). John's occupation was stated as a shoe maker.
Sadly John died in June 1901 on Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
13 - Mary Ann Crawley/Brightman (1851 - 1911)
Born on the 27th December 1851 in Back Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire in 1841. Mary married William GOODSON on the 14th August 1882 in St Matthew's Church, Pancras, Middlesex, their witnesses were Henry and Ellen Hawkins (Mary Ann's sister). The address for both on the marriage certificate was 6 Cardington Street, London. They had five children William (1884), Charles (1885), Walter (1887), Florence (1892) and Louisa (1893). Sadly Louisa only lived until she was a month old.
On the 1891 census William and family were living at 181 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London, and in 1893 at 101, Midhope Buildings, Whidborne Street, Islington, London. By 1901 the family were living at 68 Liverpool Road, Islington, London and in 1911 at 7 Cross Street, Islington, London.
Mary Ann died on the 18th July 1911 in Islington Infirmary, Highgate Hill, London, at the age of 57 (according to the death certificate), due to breast cancer, the informant was her husband William.
The infirmary at Highgate Hill was erected in 1898 and later became Whittington Hospital.