Benjamin Wright, SV/PROG 2

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Benjamin Wright, SV/PROG 2

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: 1835 (32-40)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wright, (1) and Julia Turvey, SM/PROG
Husband of Eleanor Ann Adkins Wright
Father of Abigail Morrison Wright; John Smithson Wright; Mary Watson Hoole; NN Wright; Ellen Bradfield Wright and 1 other
Brother of William Wright, (2), SV/PROG
Half brother of Mary Arnot; Elizabeth Turvey; Edward Mortimer Turvey; Louisa Bradfield and George Turvey

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About Benjamin Wright, SV/PROG 2

1820 British Settler

Benjamin Wright 17, together with his mother and stepfather, Edward Turvey, who was Leader of the Party, and his 5 siblings, were members of Turvey's Party of 61 Settlers on the Sir George Osborn.

Party originated from London.

Departed London - 16 March 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 17 June 1820. Final Port Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - July 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Trompetter's Drift Post - Albany

  • Benjamin Wright 17
  • Mary Wright 14
  • Eliza Turvey 11
  • Edward Turvey 9
  • Louisa Turvey 8
  • George Turvey 6


Alternative data from recent merge -

  • First Names - Benjamin William or William
  • Birth Date 1799 or c. 1796
  • Death Date 1835 or 1834 support the name Benjamin "Ben" and

  • 1799 as birthdate and give as sources -
  • Albany/ Grahamstown 1821 - 1884, Matrimonial Court Minutes and Special Licences, (LDS Microfilm # 1886513), as transcribed by Ellen Stanton. and
  • The Settler Handbook, M D Nash, (Chameleon Press ISBM 0 620 10940 8).
  • 1835 as date of death and have an email from Marielle Ford as a source.

From Nash - '"There were frequent changes in the make-up of the party, and Turvey's lists are confused and inconsistent, with considerable variation in the given ages of some of the members. Benjamin Wright for instance, 15 is entered as 22 on the first party list and 17 - entailing a saving of five pounds in deposit money - on the final sailing list."

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TURVEY, Edward - Extra Data

30 NOVEMBER 1999

He was born in Dublin, His wife Julia, nee DANIEL, also from Dublin, was the sister of Peter Clarke DANIEL and Sampson DANIEL, (the children of John DANIEL and Elizabeth CLARKE) and the half sister of John DANIEL (son of John DANIEL and his second wife Sarah NEVIN(S), who married in Dublin on 21 August 1795). Julia DANIEL was first married to John WRIGHT in Dublin, and her sons William and Benjamin WRIGHT were also in TURVEY's Party.

From original image at

Edward TURVEY married Julia WRIGHT, widow, 4 February 1805 in St.Mary's, Dublin

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Benjamin Wright, SV/PROG 2's Timeline

April 11, 1825
Age 26
November 26, 1826
Age 27
October 15, 1828
Age 29
Cape, South Africa
April 1831
Age 32
Cape, South Africa
Age 35
Age 36
Age 36