|Title:||Parkin family papers|
|Quantity:||0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3333 to MS 3336 housed together in 1 half box)|
Sir John Bright (bap. 1619, d. 1688), parliamentarian officer and landowner, was baptized on 14 October 1619, the third but only surviving son of Stephen Bright (1583-1642), of Carbrook, Yorkshire, and his first wife, Joan Westby (d. 1633), daughter of George Westby of Whaley, Derbyshire. Bright came from humble origins. His grandfather was a yeoman farmer and one of his great-uncles a husbandman. The family's rise in wealth and status during the early seventeenth century was largely the work of Bright's father, who used the profits from his office as bailiff of the earls of Arundel in the Sheffield area to help purchase lands worth about ℗Đ600 a year. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website. (http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/3419) Retrieved 12/7/2009.
The collection consists of various legal documents from England. These documents include bank papers, the will of John Parkin, a bill of land sale signed by Kennyon Parker, a printed form concerning a debt which is signed by Wm. Parkin, and some papers concerning land transfers by John Bright and the Bright family.
Parkin family papers. MS 3333. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.