Biography and Notes
2nd daughter of Robert Bright (died 1869) of Abbots Leigh, Somerset (partner of George Gibbs), for whose lineage see Bright of Colwall in Burke's 'Landed Gentry', by Caroline (died 1843); 4th and youngest daughter of Thomas Tyndall of The Royal Fort, Bristol. Baptised at Abbots Leigh 3 January 1860. Was buried at Speen House 24 March 1920. Administration May 1920.
Her Tyndall grandmother was Marianne (died 1805), daughter of Lambert Schimmelpennick of Bristol (of the family of the Dutch Counts of that name) and sister-in-law of Mary Anne Schimmelpennick, the authoress, whose life is in the Dictionary of National Biography. For the Tyndall family see articles by Greenfield in The Genealogist Magazine Vol II (1878). Her diaries 1851 to 1920 (53 volumes) were in possession of John Arthur Gibbs in 1932, now missing.
Portraits: Pastel by E. Havell (1887) last in possession of Christopher J. Gibbs; a chalk drawing by E.U. Eddis (c. 1859) last in possession of Francis L. Gibbs in 1932; a watercolour by Curnock, one of a set of three of herself, her sister Caroline (born 1827) and her sister Constance (born 1837), all in possession of George Medley 2014, but not mentioned in the 1932 edition of the Gibbs Pedigree. Sampler, dated Sept 26 1845 (then aged 10) in possession of Vera Medley.