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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Family Time Line

Thomas Stebbins
1619–1683
Hannah Wright
1623–1660
Marriage: 16 November 1645
Samuel Stebbins
1646–1708
Thomas Stebbins Jnr.
1648–1695
Joseph Stebbins
1650–1651
Ruth Stebbins
1651–
Lt. Joseph Stebbins II
1652–1728
Sarah Stebbins
1654–1721
Edward Stebbins
1656–1712
Benjamin Stebbins
1658–1698
Hannah Stebbins
1660–1660
Rowland Stebbins
1660–1661

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
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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Story Highlight

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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