Hannah Wright

23 May 1623–16 October 1660
Uxbridge, Middlesex, England

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Wright was christened on 23 May 1623, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, her father, Deacon Samuel Wright Sr, was 28 and her mother, Margaret, was 23. She married Thomas Stebbins on 16 November 1645, in Springfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 16 October 1660, in Springfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 37, and was buried in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Thomas Stebbins
Hannah Wright
Marriage: 16 November 1645
Samuel Stebbins
Thomas Stebbins Jnr.
Joseph Stebbins
Ruth Stebbins
Lt. Joseph Stebbins II
Sarah Stebbins
Edward Stebbins
Benjamin Stebbins
Hannah Stebbins
Rowland Stebbins

Spouse and Children

16 November 1645
Springfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (1)

1642 · The English Civil War

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

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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The Fight of Turner's Falls

Thomas Stebbins was born in the eventful year of 1620, the year the Pilgrims set sail, crossed the mighty ocean, and first stepped onto the shores of the New World. Thomas grew up with knowledge of t …

Sources (3)

  • / in entry for Benjamin Stebbins, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • / in entry for Sarah Stebbin, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • / in entry for Edward Stebbin, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"

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