George Wright

14 June 1848–1920 (Age 71)
Botchergate, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Wright was born on 14 June 1848, in Botchergate, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Wright, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Flanigan, was 28. He married Emily Salisbury on 20 December 1875, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in 1920, in Queensland, Australia, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

George Wright
1848–1920
Clarissa Ann Bennett
1860–1945
Marriage: 23 August 1878
William Henry Wright
1876–1882
George Gardiner Wright
1880–1949
Frederick John Wright
1882–1961
Margaret Jane Wright
1883–1963
Clarissa Ann Wright
1885–1960
Henry Wright
1887–1959
Amy Louisa Wright
1888–1968
Mary Wright
1892–1976
Edward Joseph Wright
1895–1977
Arabella Frances Wright
1897–1980
Ellen Duparcq Wright
1901–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 August 1878
Queensland, Australia
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1818–1895Male

    Margaret Flanigan

    Female1820–Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 6

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.
1867

Age 19

End of transportation to Western Australia.
1884

Age 36

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • George Wright in household of Henry Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • George Wright in household of Henry Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • George in entry for William Henry Wright, "Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005"

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