James Wright, of Middletown (c.1636 - c.1705) MP

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Birthplace: Kelvendon, Essex, England
Death: Died in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
Managed by: Jon Roy Chapman
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About James Wright, of Middletown

5. James Wright, b. circa 1640-41 prob. at Wethersfield, Conn., d. Dec. 24, 1727 at Middletown, Conn., Æ 88;

He m. 1) Mary, who d. 1659 at Wethersfield.

m. 2) Nov. 20, 1660 at Wethersfield, Dorcas Weed, dau. of Jonas of Stamford, Conn., formerly of Wethersfield, who d. at Middletown, Conn. on Dec. 24, 1692.

James had numerous children, but their identity is not well-proved.

Notes

"he d. 24 Dec. 1728 in 88th yr. leaving a wid. (3d marr.) Mary, who d. 20 Oct., 1740, in 80 yr.--acc. To statement in Htfd. Times, 12 Jan., 1903."[1]"

Stiles seems to have gotten his notes on James2 and his son James3 confused. The portions in bold above almost certainly apply to the son.

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Sources

  1. Wright, Curtis. Genealogical and biographical notices of descendants of Sir John Wright of Kelvedon Hall, Essex England, in America, Thomas Wright of Wethersfield, Conn., Samuel Wright, of Northampton, Mass., 1610-1670, 1614-1665. (Carthage, Mo.: unknown, 1915), 80. 'James Wright ... of Middletown, Conn., b. 1632 (?), d. 1705, m., first, Mary -----, who d. Oct. 5, 1659 without issue; he m., second, Dorcas, dau. of Jonas Weed, who d. Nov. 24, 1692.'

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James Wright, of Middletown's Timeline

1632
December 19, 1632
Cranbrook, Kent, England
December 19, 1632
Brook Hall, South Weald, Essex, England
1632
England
1632
England
1636
1636
Kelvendon, Essex, England
1660
November 20, 1660
Age 24
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut
1661
September 17, 1661
Age 25
WETHERSFIELD, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
1663
1663
Age 27
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, USA
1665
December 4, 1665
Age 29
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1666
January 21, 1666
Age 30
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, USA