Edward Edwin Mariner Wright

4 November 1825–
Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward Edwin Mariner

When Edward Edwin Mariner Wright was born on 4 November 1825, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wright, was 31 and his mother, Susanna Dorman, was 30. He married Eliza Howes on 17 January 1850, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1850 and Monewden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He was buried in At Sea.

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Edward Edwin Mariner Wright
Eliza Howes
Marriage: 17 January 1850
Eliza Wright
Lilly Selina Wright
Alice Susanna Wright
Ellen Wright

Spouse and Children

17 January 1850
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Wright


    Susanna Dorman




    Rose Wright


    John Wright


    George Wright


    Mary Ann Wright


    Samuel Wright


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 8

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 55

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Wright in entry for Ellen Wright Rasmussen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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