John Wright

5 November 1750–
Piccadilly, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Wright was born on 5 November 1750, his father, John Wright, was 37 and his mother, Mary Tippets, was 33. He lived in Westminster, Middlesex, England in 1750.

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Family Time Line

John Wright
1713–
Mary Tippets
1717–
John Wright
1743–
Mary Wright
1745–1746
griffith wright
1746–
Mary Wright
1746–
John Wright
1750–
Ann Wright
1753–
Robert Wright
1754–1757
Margaret Wright
1756–
Robert Wright
1757–

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World Events (3)

1815

Age 65

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 73

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 81

"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."

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 (2)

  • John Wright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Wright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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