This outlines my DOUGHTY Family history, such as it stands at the
Ken Doughty July 2000
In 1829, on19th April, a George Edwin BRIGHT was baptised at St Lukes, Finsbury, east London, the son of Josiah BRIGHT, a miller and Mary Ann. of Kings Court, Finsbury. (IGI and parish records).
In 1841 George DOUGHTY, age 11 is living with his grandmother Elizabeth DOUGHTY, age 45, washerwoman, at London Court, London Street , Greenwich, Kent (south London) both shown as "born in county". (1841 census Greenwich)
In 1851 they are at 195 Churchfields, Greenwich and Elizabeth
is shown as a charwoman aged 57, born London and a widow.
George is shown aged 21 an unmarried brushmaker described as "grandson" born Surrey, Rotherhithe.(1851 census)
In 1857 George married Emma PARISH, born 1832,
the daughter of John PARISH born 1806, a carpenter and Mary
BARRETT) born 1806 .
Emma Frances Eliz. m. John Henry HARRIS labourer 25DEC1888 St Marks Deptford Son of Wm HARRIS Engine Driver
George John, mariner m. Sarah ATTEWELL 28AUG1884 All Saints Hatcham Surrey (New Cross London SE) dau. of John ATTEWELL stonemason
Thomas Wm. Able Seaman m Crissie Annie BURGESS, 21, 15DEC1884 Christ Church, Greenwich dau. of Richard BURGESS, waterman.
Mary Ann m. Daniel Henry SMITH Sept 1890. (Possibly married Robert STOREY early 20th century)
Arthur Lock, cooper, m. Margaret Emma TOMLIN, age 21, 02FEB1892 at Woolwich Dockyard R.O.
William Josiah cooper, m Mary Ann Elizabeth BELSOM 25DEC1903 at St Pauls Greenwich dau. of Richard BELSOM, fishmonger
Of these six I have only details of Arthur Lock DOUGHTY
Josiah DOUGHTY's descendants.
Mary Ann was the only one remembered by my late father, but I have no details of whether she had children or not.
I should like to contact any descendant/researcher of the other offspring of George DOUGHTY.
William Thomas bn. 1894, d. 14DEC1973 m.Ann BRADSHAW. William was a R.A.S.C. driver in WW1 and in the Home Guard in WW2. there were five children: William Thomas, Edward, Nancy, Doreen.and Irene.
Sarah DOUGHTY b.c1897 married George TAYLOR. She had four children, but after her death in October 1940 the family split up.
Frederick bn 1904, d. 1954 served in the Royal Ulster Rifles in WW1 and served in India. he was invalided out in 1925. In the 1930s he married mary GORDON a widow with two sons.
Ernest Edward James born 4th December 1908 in Greenwich.,
4th August 1996. He met his wife Ivy Doris CORBYN bn. 08Feb1911
at Barnards Theatre in Greenwich. She died in 1983. They had four
June bn. 02DEC1934 m. Kenneth ROBSON 1952. Two daughters, Leslay and Sharon
Doris, bn OCT1936, m. Ivor Dennis FULLER in 1956. One daughter Susan.
Thelma bn 27FEB1941 m. Peter MARSHALL 1955. Six children Julie, Paul , Karen, Wendy, Helen, Elaine.
Kenneth Adrian DOUGHTY bn. 03DEC1951. m. 02FEB1980 to Sandra Ann FIELD. Two daughters Emma Louise and Sophia Ivy Elizabeth.
Herbert John DOUGHTY bn 05DEC1912 served in Africa and
in WW2. In the 1950s/60s he lived at Whitcher Street, New Cross with
wife Lilian Laura nee PAGE. They married 19MAR1941 and had four
Brenda, Diane, Valerie and John. "Bert" died c.1982. Lil died 2006.
The main reason for my brushmaking interest is the unusually high
of DOUGHTYs in the brushmaking trade
May 3rd 1841 a William DOUGHTY, brushmaker, married Jane FARLEY
at St Johns Waterloo. He is the son of William DOUGHTY,
Witnesses James GREEN and Robert BROWN.
1851 census 33 Henry Street Southwark shows William and Jane (born Somerset) with six children: Jane 10 born Southwark and George, William, John, Matilda and Charlotte all born Witham in Essex, so they had been living there between the censuses!
1841 Census, St Georges Southwark, Upper Mill Street:
Robert DOUGHTY brushmaker, 41; Elizabeth 42; Elizabeth 15; Robert 13; C### dau. 7; Sarah 5; Emma 2; Thomas 9 mths.
1851 8 Regent Street Southwark
Robert DOUGHTY brushmaker, 50 bn Norwich; Elizabeth 50 bn Spitalfields; Elizabeth 23; Robert 22; Caroline 17; Sarah 15; Emma 11;.
These are Robert Lawrence DOUGHTY, born Norwich, a brushmaking town and Elizabeth CLAY.
Robert is the son of Robert DOUGHTY and Elizabeth YOUNGs and was born 07SEP1800 at St Clement Norwich..His parents married 05NOV1789 at St Edmund Norwich. Dates of bapt of children are Eliz-13NOV1826;Robt.-24MAR1829;Caroline-11MAY1835;sarah-4NOV1836; Emma-3JAN1840 all at St Leonard Shoreditch.
1871 census Oglethorpe, York;
John DOUGHTY, brushmaker, 47; Mary 42; with Fredk WC DRAKE, nephew.
1841 census Etham Place, Kent Street, St Georges Southwark:
William DOUGHTY, brushmaker, 47; Matilda DOUGHTY 46, John age ?; Fanny 18; Sophia 9; Harriet 4.
St Mary Lambeth baptisms show William and Frances both baptised on 14MAR 1824 parents William DOUGHTY, brushmaker of Whitechapel and Matilda. There is also a marriage for William and Matilda
1851 census St George Southwark, 2 Russell Place:
George DOUGHTY, brushmaker, 26 bn. London; Ann 24, bn. (Aylsham) Norfolk; Samuel 1 and a "Sister" unnamed 19.
This George DOUGHTY later had a business in Kent Street Southwark employing 3 men and 2 boys (1861 census).
I have found no likely William-Elizabeth marriage, no birth or baptism of Mary Ann DOUGHTY.
The 1841 census enumerator for Wickham Bishops, near Witham in Essex was Josiah BRIGHT, 40, farmer, of the White House, married to Sarah age 30.with children age 6 and 4. He has servants so there may be a vague possibility that he committed an indiscretion with a servant 12 years earlier when he would have been about 30, but this is unlikely.
Parish records show Josiah as baptised St Peters, Wickham Bishops 15JUL1798, born 12JUN1798.
There is an earlier Josiah BRIGHT at Witham bn. 10FEB1771 . There is also a BRIGHT family who were millers in Gloucs. and Bucks.
All death records from 1837-1902 have been checked for Josiah, but the only ones shown are:
1857 Witham (also an Elizabeth d. 1859)
These could be either Witham Josiah.
1840 West Bromwich and Bucks.
I am longing to tie up the loose ends. I look forward to contact
other researchers as I have lots of information on other DOUGHTY
Update - A copy of Banns called at St Mary Whitechapel in December 1828 have been found which show a proposed marriage of Elizabeth DOUGHTY to Josiah BRIGHT, a miller. There is no record of this ever taking place. Josiah appears to have come from Buckinghamshire and he has been traced to a later marriage to another woman in this area. He ran a mill and ended up as a publican. William DOUGHTY, who is self-described as "Brushmaker of Whitechapel", had daughters. It can thus be surmised that Elizabeth was George Doughty's mother. She is very likely to be the daughter of William and appears to have brought George up alone, posing as his grandmother.