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John Wright, Jr.

Birthplace: West Peckham, Kent, England
Death: June 21, 1688
Woburn, Middlesex , Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wright, Lord and Jane Blechenden
Husband of Priscilla Wright
Father of John Wright; Deacon Joseph Wright, of Woburn; Ruth Knight; Deborah Flagg; Sarah Sawyer and 1 other
Half brother of Francis Wright and Anne Drayton

Occupation: Deacon
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

About Dea. John Wright

from "Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs ...", Volume 1 pp 112-113

By William Richard Cutter

...was born in England in 160i. He was one of the earliest settlers in Woburn, Massachusetts, being in Charlestown as early as 1640 and subscribing to the Town Orders of Woburn, which were agreed upon December 18, 1640. He was a selectman of Woburn in 1645-46-47, 1649 to 1658, 1060 to 1664, 1670-80-81, He was deputy to the general court, was commissioner of the rate in 104671 ; commissioner of the general court 1668 for dividing the common lands into proprieties. He was chosen deacon of the church, November 10, 1664, and served until his death, June 21, 1688.

His wife Priscilla, whom he married in England, died April 10, 1687.


  • 1. John, born 1630, mentioned below.
  • 2. Joseph, born 1631-2, married Elizabeth Hassall; (second) Ruth Cutler; had twelve children.
  • 3. Ruth, born April 23, 1646, married, March 31, 1663, Jonathan Knight ; she died April 13, 1714.
  • 4. Deborah, born January 21, 1648-49.
  • 5. Sarah, posthumous, born February 16, 1652-53, married Joshua Sawyer.

One source shows October 7, 1601 in Woburn, MA. as an adoption date, another marks it as a christening/baptism. John Wright's christening is recorded in England.


The Family of John and Priscilla Wright

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Dea. John Wright's Timeline

September 15, 1601
West Peckham, Kent, England
September 15, 1601
West Peckham, Kent, England
October 7, 1601
October 7, 1601
West Peckham, Kent, England (?)
August 13, 1602
St. Peter's, South Weald, Essex, Eng
August 13, 1602
St. Peter's, South Weald, Essex, Eng
Age 29
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
March 14, 1641
Age 39
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
April 23, 1646
Age 44
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
April 23, 1646
Age 44
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States