Helen Wright

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Wright was christened on 20 September 1696, in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Johne Wright, was 33 and her mother, Helen Crichton, was 26.

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Johne Wright
1663–
Helen Crichton
1671–
Walter Wright
1694–
Helen Wright
1696–
Helen Wright
1698–
William Wright
1701–
Marion Wright
1703–
Grissal Wright
1706–
Lilias Wright
1708–
John Wright
1710–

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    World Events (3)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

    1815

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

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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