James Wright

Maleabout 1675–

Brief Life History of James

James Wright was born about 1675, in Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Elizabeth Gray on 17 November 1699, in Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons.

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James Wright
Elizabeth Gray
Marriage: 17 November 1699
James Wright
Alexander Wright
Joseph Wright
Robert Wright
John Wright

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  • Ja. Wright, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1699Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    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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