Mary Jane Wright

1845–March 1921 (Age 76)
Roos, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Jane

Mary Jane Wright was born in 1845, in Roos, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom. She married Isaac Kilvington Barrett in November 1865, in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Holy Trinity King's Square, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Wauldby, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in March 1921, in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Kilvington Barrett
Mary Jane Wright
Marriage: November 1865
Francis Edwd Barrett
John William Barrett
Harriet Ann Barrett
Robert Grasby Barrett
Mary E Barrett

Spouse and Children

November 1865
Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Francis Edwd Barrett


    Harriet Ann Barrett




    Mary E Barrett


World Events (6)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 9

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 18

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 35

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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)

  • Mary Jane Barrett in household of Isaac K Barrett, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mary J Barrett in household of Isaac K Barrett, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary J Barrett in household of Isaac K Barrett, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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