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Elizabeth Wright (Mellowes)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth Barrett"
Birthplace: Sutterton, Lincolnshire, England
Death: February 15, 1690
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Oliver Mellowes and Mary Mellowes
Wife of Thomas Barrett of Concord and Edward Wright of Concord
Mother of Elizabeth Ingalls; Oliver Barrett; Mary Smedley; Priscilla Hartwell; Elizabeth Hartwell and 7 others
Sister of John Mellowes; Abraham Mellowes and Elisha Mellowes
Half sister of Samuel Mellowes; Martha Mellowes and Mary Mellowes

Managed by: Phil Harrigan Sheedy
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About Elizabeth Wright

Elizabeth Mellowes was baptized at Sutterton, Lincoln on 10 Dec 1625 and died at Concord, Massachusetts on 15 Feb 1691/92. She first married Thomas Barrett, who was drowned at Concord in 1652. She married a second time to Edward Wright, who was born at Castle Bromwich, Warwick, England about 1626, and died at Concord on 28 Aug 1691. He was the son of Francis Wright and Mary Wiggins, and the grandson of Edward Wright of Castle Bromwich. ~Bulkeley Genealogy, pg. 27

Children with first husband:

  1. Elizabeth, born about 1647, died  5 March 1717-8 in Rehoboth, Bristol, and married John Ingalls on 26 May 1667
  2. Oliver Barrett, born about 1648, died 13 Sep 1671 at Concord
  3. Mary, born about 1651, died 18 Jul 1717 at Concord, and married James Smedley on 4 Dec 1671

Children with second husband, born at Concord:

  1. Elizabeth Wright born about 1655, died 16 Dec 1704, at Concord and married John Hartwell on 23 Oct 1682. John died on 12 Jan 1702/02 at Concord
  2. Edward Wright born 22 JAN 1657/58, died in 22 Jun 1725 in Concord, and married Lydia Danforth who was born on 1 Jun 1664
  3. Martha Wright born 18 Jun 1659, died at Stow, Mass., 14 June 1746 and married Israel Heald, who died at Stow on 8 Sep 1738
  4. Samuel Wright born 12 Apr 1661, died at Stow, Mass on 14 Jun 1746, married 1st Mary Hosmer, who died on 24 Dec 1725, and married 2nd, Sarah who died 4 Nov 1758. His daughter Abigail, who was born 9 Oct 1707, married Colonel John Bulkeley
  5. Peter Wright born abt 1665, and died in Concord on 15 Jan 1717/18, and married at Concord on 5 May 1684, Elizabeth Lamson
  6. Sarah Wright born abt 1670 and died in Boston on 3 May 1726, and married Timothy Wales who died at Boston on 21 Feb 1721/1720


  • In April 2004, an E-Bay document datedApril 15, 1653sold for more than $1200.00 The document is signed by Nicolas Wood (his mark) and Nicholas Atherton, though he spelled his name “Atharton”.  It read, in greater part, “Know all men by these presents that we Nicolas Wood & Captayne Humpfrey Atherton doe ingage our Plfs [Plaintiffs?] unto Thomas Lake Constable of the towne of Dorchester to appear at the Court holden at Charles towne, the 21 day of this 4 mo[nth] to swear then and their to answer a suit…against me the said Nicolas Wood of a debt  of sixteen pounds upon a bill unto Thomas Barritt at the suit of Elizabeth Barritt widdow administratix of the goods of the said Ths: Barrit deceased….”  (2)


  1. http://cybergata.com/roots/2187.htm
  2. http://www.nancylanni.com/?tag=benjamin-crabtree
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Elizabeth Wright's Timeline

December 10, 1625
Sutterton, Lincolnshire, England
December 10, 1625
Sutterton, Lincolnshire, England
Age 16
June 1, 1644
Age 18
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 21
Massachusetts, Colonial America
Age 22
Age 25
Age 29
Concord, Middlesex, MA, USA