John Wright

Maleabout 1735–1833

Brief Life History of John

When John Wright was born about 1735, in Winkfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Wright, was 13 and his mother, Elizabeth Buzhardt, was 13. 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 99.

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

Sources (13)

  • John Wright en el registro de Thomas Wright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
  • John Wright in entry for William Wright, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1755Winkfield, Berkshire, England
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    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

    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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