Alexander Wright

Maleabout 1707–

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Wright was born about 1707, in Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, his father, James Wright, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Gray, was 30. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Jean Penny.

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Alexander Wright
Jean Penny
Robert Wright
Jean Wright
Jean Wright

Sources (4)

  • Alexr. Wright in entry for Elizabeth Wright, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexr. Wright in entry for Robert Wright, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Wright in entry for Jean Wright, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 95

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.


Age 108

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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