John Wright, of Dagenham Hall (1569 - 1640) MP

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Birthplace: Wrightsbridge, Essex, England
Death: Died in Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England
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About John Wright, of Dagenham Hall

born in 1569 to Lord John Wright and Elizabeth Linsell and was Lord John Wright's eldest son. He attended Cambridge University and then studied the law after admission to Grays Inn. By all accounts John Wright Esq. was a Puritan leaning Protestant. Lord John Wright was no doubt also a Protestant sympathizing Peer in the House of Lords (peerage granted by Elizabeth I, June 20, 1590). In 1612 John Wright, Esq. was appointed a clerk to the House of Commons and was no doubt a Puritan leaning Protestant who would perhaps have been a bit at odds with his father in the House of Lords over how to deal with the refusal of King James I to share any power of governance with Parliament. There is an existent Parliamentary document protesting some actions of King James I with John Wright's signature on it in his capacity as clerk of the House of Commons. Such a prominent display of animosity with the King by a recognizable family member would no doubt have disturbed even a Protestant Peer of the House of Lords! It is not possible to tell how well Lord John Wright and his eldest son got along. Because Lord John lived to a ripe old age, the fact that John Wright, Esq. never inherited the estates of Wrightsbridge and Dagenhams could perhaps mean only that John Wright Esq. was already too well established and advanced in years to be considered a suitable heir for such a large estate, or it could mean that there was a rift between them or it could have been that John Esq. simply disdained the family estate and its landed gentry style of living. In any case, he had homes in London and Havering and seems only to have been a visitor at Wrightsbridge, never its Lord.

y-DNA Results

According to Geni, he was the paternal ancestor of Orville and Wilbur Wright. They are said to be descended from Robert Wright of Brook Hall, Essex, England, but the connection has not been made on Geni. Wikipedia and the Wright DNA Project assign Orville and Wilbur Wright to y-DNA haplogroup E-V13.

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John Wright, of Dagenham Hall's Timeline

1569
September 14, 1569
Wrightsbridge, Essex, England
September 14, 1569
Wrightsbridge, Essex Co.,, England,
September 14, 1569
Saint Peters, South Weald, Essex, England
September 14, 1569
Wrightsbridge, Essexshire, England
1588
1588
Age 18
1588
Age 18
1588
Age 18
1594
September 22, 1594
Age 25
East Hadley, Cambridge, England
1599
1599
Age 29
Wrightsbridge, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England
1604
1604
Age 34
Wrightsbridge, , Essex, England