Thomas Wright

15 September 1717–21 October 1781
Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Wright was christened on 15 September 1717, in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England as the son of Thomas Wright and Grizel Kettle. He married Jane Steel on 9 July 1747, in Timworth, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He was buried in Flempton with Hengrave, Suffolk, England.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wright
1717–1781
Jane Steel
1714–1788
Marriage: 9 July 1747
John Wright
1750–1814
Thomas Wright
–1755
William Wright
1752–
James Wright
1754–
Thomas Wright
1757–1761
George Wright
1759–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 July 1747
Timworth, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

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)

  • Thomas Wright in entry for Thomas Wright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Wright, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Thomas Wright in entry for William Wright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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