BRIGHTON and WILLIAMS family
I never knew my maternal grandmother , Elizabeth WILLIAMS. She died at a young age in a flu epidemic. We lived in Wales and WILLIAMS is a common name here so I assumed she was Welsh. My mother however insisted she was born in Devon. My mother had no contact with either of her parents family so I knew nothing about them. When I bought my grandmother's wedding certificate her father's name was given as JOSEPH WILLIAMS and this sent me climbing the wrong tree. It was when I purchased his death certificate I found out that Joseph was actually JOSIAH - presumably known as Joe and an assumption when he was at his daughter's marriage. I was able to find Josiah in the censuses and found that he had married SARAH BRIGHTON. My grandmother was the youngest of 9 children of Josiah and Sarah which makes me wonder why none of them kept in touch with the 2 children who survived when their sister and 2 babies died.Sarah's grave is quite an ornate one at St Teilo's Church , Pontardulais , near Swansea , Wales but there is no sign of Elizabeth's grave. Sarah BRIGHTON was born in 1881 in Beerferris Devon , the 6th child of 13 children born to Charles Green BRIGHTON and Charlotte FERRIS. Charles was a farmer , son of George BRIGHTON born 1770 in Lakenham Norfolk and Hannah PECK.