James Wright

about 1675–
Montrose, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

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

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Family Time Line

James Wright
1675–
Elizabeth Gray
1679–
Marriage: 17 November 1699
James Wright
1690–
Alexander Wright
1707–
Joseph Wright
1700–
Robert Wright
1705–
John Wright
1709–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1699Montrose, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (5)

    Name Meaning

    1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Cartwright
    Wainwright
    Arkwright
    Wrights
    Wrightsman
    Wrightson

    Sources (1)

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

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