Richard Wright (1598 - c.1645)

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Birthplace: London, Greater London, UK
Death: Died in Boston, MA, USA
Managed by: Donald Kurtz Browne, II
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About Richard Wright

Captain Richard Wright, was born in circa 1598 Stepney, Middlesex, England and died after 15 March 1667/68.

Note: 2 other Richard Wrights, similar dates and places.

Parents: the son of Rev. Richard Wright (? -1633) and Francis ??

Married:

  1. in 1619 to Margaret [Adam?] born 1599-died 17 Dec 1678.
  2. in January 8 1625/26 Stepney, Middlesex, England a Margaret (Unknown). She would appear to be his second wife and not the mother of his five daughters. [1]
  3. bef 1643 in ?? to Unknown.

Children of Richard Wright and Margaret (Unknown)

  1. Mary Wright+ b. c 1620, d. c 1662 m. Richard Sabin
  2. Elinore Wright b. c 1621
  3. prob Ann Wright b. c 1622
  4. Abigail Wright+ b. 1623

Children of Richard Wright and (Unknown) (Unknown)

  1. Sarah Wright b. c 1643
  2. Elizabeth Wright b. c 1644
  3. prob Ann Wright b. c 1645

Notes

Captain Richard Wright came over in the Winthrop Fleet in 1630 from Stepney, Middlesex, England with his three daughters Elinore/Elizabeth, Abigail and Elizabeth along with a Margaret Wright. It is not known if this Margaret is his wife, mother or sister. Richard Wrights first daughter Mary probably remained in England with relatives and married William Sabin c 1639.

The Boston Church records show Richard Wright #89 and Margaret Wright #99 as members at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 27 August 1630. He held the position of deputy for Lynn on 9 May 1632. He removed to at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in 1639. He "Richard Wright of Mount Wollaston, husbandman," leased the Braintree farm of Thomas Newberry, deceased, for a term of four years on 1 May 1639.

He was member of a committee to value livestock on 13 May 1640 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He held the position of commissioner to end small causes on 7 October 1640 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He held the position of commissioner to end small causes on 2 June 1642 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He married (Unknown) (Unknown) before 1643. Richard Wright removed to at Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, in 1643.

He removed to at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in 1649. He removed to at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, in 1652. He removed to at Twelve Mile Island, Massachusetts, in 1662. He leased Twelve Mile Island on the Connecticut from John Leverett between 1662 and 1666. He removed to at Podunk, Massachusetts, in 1666. He died after 15 March 1667/68.

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Capt. Richard Wright's Timeline

1598
1598
London, Greater London, UK
1620
1620
Age 22
England
1622
1622
Age 24
Dorchester, Dorset, England
1625
January 8, 1625
Age 27
Saugus, Essex, Ma
1645
1645
Age 47
Boston, MA, USA
1949
November 19, 1949
Age 47
November 19, 1949
Age 47
1950
February 17, 1950
Age 47
February 17, 1950
Age 47
1955
May 27, 1955
Age 47