Lucretia Wright

Brief Life History of Lucretia

When Lucretia Wright was born in 1505, in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, her father, Sir John Robert Wright, was 17 and her mother, Mrs. John Robert Wright, was 16. She had at least 3 sons with William Walter Stringer. She died in Rudgwick, Sussex, England.

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William Walter Stringer
1500–1542
Lucretia Wright
1505–
Edward Stringer
1522–1593
John Stringer
1525–1593
John Strynger
1535–1593

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    1549 · Book of Common Prayer

    Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

    1558 · Act of Uniformity

    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

    1569 · State Lottery

    A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

    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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