Patience Wright

18 January 1731–
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

The Life of Patience

When Patience Wright was born on 18 January 1731, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, her father, Thomas Wright, was 40 and her mother, Katherine, was 38.

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Thomas Wright
1691–1753
Katherine
1693–
Thomas Wright
1713–
Benjamin Wright
1715–
Hannah Wright
1723–
Constant Wright
1727–
Patience Wright
1731–
Mary Wright
1735–
Thomas Wright
1740–

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1776

Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 45

Maryland is the 7th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 45

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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  • Patience Wright, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Patience Wright, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Patience, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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