John Wright

about 1735–1833 (Age 98)
Winkfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Wright was born about 1735, in Winkfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Wright, was 12 and his mother, Elizabeth Buzhardt, was 12. He married Ann Dolby on 16 October 1755, in Winkfield, Berkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1833, at the age of 98.

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John Wright
Ann Dolby
Marriage: 16 October 1755
Thomas Wright
Mary Wright
Ann Wright
William Wright

Spouse and Children

16 October 1755
Winkfield, Berkshire, England


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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 66

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 73

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 80

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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • John Wright in entry for Ann Wright, "England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971"
  • John Wright in entry for Thomas, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Wright en el registro de Thomas Wright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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