Historical records matching Nicholas Wright
About Nicholas Wright
Nicholas Wright, the youngest of the three brothers, was born in County
Norfolk, England, in 1609, and came with his brothers Peter and Anthony
Wright to America early in 1636. He is mentioned as being at Sandwich in
1640, and had been at Saugas (now Lynn, Mass.) in 1637. The town records
of Oyster Bay contain many references to his occupying numerous public
positions, and showing him to be a man of considerable estate for that
period. He died at Oyster Bay, in November, 1682, about 73 years of age,
according to his will, in Oyster Bay Town Records (Vol. 1, p. 328-327).
In his will he provides for his wife Ann Wright, and his sons Edmund,
John and Caleb Wright and daughters Rebecca, Sarah, Deborah, Mary, Tamor
and Mercy (book of Hon. D. D. Perrine).
His will was proved in December, 1682,, and is now record in New York
Surrogates Court, (Book 2, of Wills, p. 448). The Oyster Bay Town
Records (Vol. 1, p. 265), show that the sons of Nicholas Wright divided
the personal estate with their sisters but kept the land devised in the
will to them. While Peter Wright's family and Anthony Wright were
Quakers, Nicholas Wright and his family were not Quakers.
Taken from Profiles of the Original Proprietors of the town of Oyster Bay
Long Island 1653
Nicholas died at Oyster Bay in 1682, aged about 73. His will, made on
April 10, 1674 (when about 65) left his wife Ann and children Caleb,
John, Sarah, Edmund, Martha, Mercy and Rebecca (Leverich).
On April 3, 1637 a grant of the site at Sandich in the Plymouth Colony
had been made to Edmund Freeman and his nine associates. These ten had
for some time prior thereto been inhabitants of Lynn (Saugus) in the Bay
Colony. Shortly thereafter they were joined by Peter, Nicholas and
Anthony Wright. On April 16, 1640 in a division of the Sanwich meadows
Peter and nicholas were granted 2-1/2 acres each and Anthony received but
2 acres, presumably reflecting his unmarried status. Three years later in
August 1643 all three brothers were included in the listing of males
between 16 and 60 able to bear arms. Each was appointed a surveyor by the
town; Anthony on June 4, 1645; Peter on June 6, 1649; and Nicholas on
June 5, 1651.
Father: Nicholas 111 Wright b: 18 FEB 1557/58 in Barton Turf, Norfolk, ENG
Mother: Margaret Jeffers b: ABT 1570 in Neatshead, Norfolk, ENG
Marriage 1 Ann b: ABT 1625
Edmond Wright b: 1640 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY
Sarah Wright b: ABT 1641
Mercy Wright b: ABT 1642
John Wright b: ABT 1643
Caleb Wright b: ABT 1645
Tamor Wright b: ABT 1646
Mary Wright b: ABT 1647
Rebecca Wright b: ABT 1648
Deborah Wright b: 1851
Nicholas1 Wright b. 1609, wife Ann, he d. 1682.
NICHOLAS 1 WRIGHT and wife Ann had:
1. Caleb 2 Wright; b. 1645, m. Elisabeth. Children:
William 3 b.1680, m. Elisabeth Rhodes, he d.1759.
Elisabeth 3 m. Joseph Cole.
Penelope 3 m. David Reynolds, of Conn
2. John 2 Wright; m. Mary Townsend, dau. of Henry. Children:
Rose m. 1691, 1st Nathaniel Coles, jr., he d 1701; 2d m. John
Townsend, he d. 1709; m 3d Samuel Birdsall.
Eliphal 3 , m. 1st Henry Townsend, he d.. 1709, m 2d Daniel
Mary 3 m. 1st Jacob Underhill, 2d Richard Latting.
3. Sarah 2 Wright, m. Josias Latting.
4. Edmond 2 Wright; m. Sarah Wright, dau. of Peter Wright and
Children: Nicholas 3; Caleb 3; Daniel 3; Jacob 3; Eliphal 3 Wright;
Edmond 3, married Sara Townsend daughter of Mill John
5. Mercy 2 Wright; m. Robert Coles.
6. Rebecca 2 Wright, m. 1st Eleazer Leverich, divorced, she m. 2d 1672, William Frost.
7. Deborah 2 Wright, m. Nathaniel Coles.
+3. (*) NICHOLAS possibly born Norfolk England about 1609; died Nov 1682 Oyster Bay LI NY; married (*) ANN (unknown) died 1683 or 1685. Left will dated 10 Apr 1674; proved 13 Dec 1682. After staying briefly in Saugus, Massachusetts Bay Colony, they moved to Sandwich Plymouth Colony in 1637, where Nicholas was an associate of Edmund Freeman. In the spring of 1653, he joined the company of the Rev. William Leverich in sailing to Oyster Bay NY on board the sloop DESIRE. In May 1677 he was one of the 14 freeholders in Oyster Bay.
Children of NICHOLAS WRIGHT and ANN (Unknown):
Named in will of Nicholas dated 10 Apr 1674; (*);
Named in will of Anthony Wright dated 20 May 1673; (**);
+1. (*) Edmund born 1640; died 1703; married about 1666 Sara Wright born 11 Feb 1647/8; daughter of Peter Wright and Alice May.
+2. (*) (**) John born 1636; died Oyster Bay LI NY; married Mary Townsend; daughter of Henry Townsend and Anna Cole.
+3. (*) (**) Caleb born 1645; married Elizabeth (unknown).
4. (**) REBECCA born 1644; died before 1719; married (1) Eleazer Leverich; married (2) 1672 WILLIAM FROST died 19 Nov 1719. She divorced Eleazer Leverich because of his impotency after 7 and 1/2 years of marriage.
5. (**) Sarah married Josiah Latting born 20 Feb 1648 Concord MA; died 1720; son of Richard Latting and Christiana (unknown).
6. Deborah married Nathaniel Coles.
10. Mercy born 4 June 1651; died 21 Oct 1708; married 1 Jan 1670 Robert Coles born 1630 Musketo Cove LI NY; died 16 Apr 1715 Oyster Bay LI NY.
Nicholas Wright's Timeline
Oyster Bay, NY
Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, New York
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
December 8, 1648
Huntingdon, Suffolk, Ny
June 4, 1651
Warwick, Kent, RI