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William Wright, of Plymouth Colony

Birthplace: Wrightsbridge, Essex, England
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Mass.
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wright, VI and Emfell Elizabeth Wright
Husband of Priscilla (Dillie) Carpenter wright and Priscilla Cooper
Father of Richard Wright; Abigail Sharp and William Wright of Virginia Colony
Brother of John Wright, of Dagenham Hall; Jane Wright; Elizabeth Wright; Thomas Wright; Rachel Wright and 1 other
Half brother of Dorothy Wright; Olyffe Wright; Mary Wright; Samuel Wright; Nathaniel Wright and 6 others

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About William Wright of Plymouth Colony

William Wright was born in England probably around 1596 (based on his wife’s age). Nothing is known of his life in England. William Wright came over as a single man. By his marriage he was connected to William and Alice (Carpenter) (Southworth) Bradford and Samuel Fuller, whose second wife was Agnes Carpenter. He was a freeman of Plymouth in 1633, but died shortly thereafter. His inventory contained a number of woodworking tools. He married Priscilla Carpenter between 1629 and 1633 in Plymouth.

Notes for Priscilla Carpenter:

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #0905, Date of Import: 14 Jun 1999] In 1619, in Leyden, Holland, Priscilla married William Wright. William Wright and Priscilla Carpenter arrived in Plymouth via the "Fortune" of London (55 tons); out of London early July 1621, arriving Plymouth, November 11th "with 35 persons to remaine & live in ye plantation." Among those listed as saints were William Wright ( -1633) Purchaser 1626; and Mrs. Priscilla Carpenter (1597-1689)-sister of Mrs. Juliana Carpenter-Morton; married, Leyden, 1619; died Duxbury; 1 child. SAINTS & STRANGERS by George F. Willison 1945, pp.444-445.

RICHARDSON GENEALOGY Priscilla (1597 - 1678), m. Leyden, William Wright, one of the passengers on the Fortune. After his death, she m. 2nd, Nov. 27, 1634, John Cooper.

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William Wright of Plymouth Colony's Timeline

October 22, 1578
Of Wrington,Somerset,England
Dagenham Manor,Essex,England
March 15, 1595
Wrightsbridge, Essex, England
August 1, 1596
Age 1
St. Michael's, Barton Turf, England
June 9, 1608
Age 13
Age 14
Wrightbridge, Essex, England, UK
Age 24
Age 25
Plymouth, MA
Age 25
on the Fortune
Age 34
Plymouth Colony