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James Wright

Also Known As: "James C. Wright "the immigrant""
Birthplace: Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Hopewell, Frederick, Virginia
Cause of death: Scalped by Native Americans
Place of Burial: Hopewell Bur Grn, Frederick, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of James Wright and Susannah Wright
Husband of Mary Wright
Father of Capt. John C. Wright and James Wright

Occupation: Farmer and Minister
Managed by: Casey Leigh Dukes
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About James Wright

Other accounts show his birth circa 1671 in Lancashire, England and PA as well as MD .

(f/g) his wife was NOT Mary Bowater per # 32113214 "flower" by Margaret Ballinger Added: Aug. 7, 2013 -tcd

Notes for James "The Immigrant" Wright, Jr.:

He was an influential early Quaker who settled under a Ross-Bryan grant in 1735. He was a Quaker Minister.

More About James "The Immigrant" Wright, Jr.:

Burial: 1759, Hopewell MM, Frederick County, VA

Moved 1: 1726, Monocary Valley, Fredericke County, MD

Moved 2: 1732, Opeckon

Occupation: Friends Minister

Residence: 04 Jun 1731, "The Potomac" Nottingham

MM, Chester county, PA

Will Probated: 04 Mar 1760

More About James Wright and Mary Davis:

Marriage: Abt. 1707

(1) Note by compiler: Some of the records relating to James WRIGHT and his descendants use "Quaker dates." See the following discussion in Berry, Ellen Thomas and Berry, David Allen, Our Quaker Ancestors: Finding Them in Quaker Records, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987, p. 67:

Quakers . . . did not use names for days of the week or months of the year since most of these names were derived from the names of pagan gods. A date such as August 19, 1748 will never be found. Rather it would be written ?19th da 6th mo 1748.? Sometimes this will be written as 6mo 19da 1748. Why 6th month since August is the 8th month? The Quakers, along with everyone else in the American Colonies and England, did not begin using the Gregorian calendar until 1752. Under the Julian calendar the year began on March 25th; March was the first month and February the twelfth month. This is something of a problem when an event occurred in the months of January, February or up to March 25th, for then the date is given as 1748/1749.

(2) Source: Janney, Samuel M., History of the Religious Society of Friends, Philadelphia, PA: T. Ellwood Zell, 1861, vol. 3, p. 487, quoted by Howard Kelly :

Family Records of Hopewell

Wright, James Sr b. 1671 w. Mary 2 12 1689 Mary 3 6 1708 Hannah 24 1 1709 Martha 14 2 1713 Elizabeth 23 11 1714 John 4 11 1716 James 8 11 1718 Thomas 14 1 1720 Isaac 25 3 1723 Ann 29 1 1725 Sarah 15 3 1727 Lydia 31 8 1730

[Note by compiler: beginning with Mary, the wife of James WRIGHT, Sr., the first number after each person's name appears to the day, the middle number appears to be the month, and the last number appears to be the year, of that person's birth. For example, the birth date of Mary, the wife of James WRIGHT, Sr., appears to be 2 da., 12 mo. [February], 1689.]

(3) Kerns, Wilmer L., Frederick County, Virginia: Settlement and Some First Families of Back Creek Valley?1730-1830, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1995, pp. 149-156:

The Wright surname was well-known along frontier settlements in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia during the decades of the 1710s, 1720s and 1730s. James Wright (1676-1759), the progenitor, was a Quaker minister. Between 1716 and 1726, records show that he lived in a Quaker community called East Nottingham in Chester County, Pennsylvania. A boundary change later brought this settlement into Cecil County, Maryland. The Quaker Settlement at Nottingham dates back to 1702, when William Penn granted 500 acres (Lot No. 30) to 16 Quaker families.

About 1727, James Wright and his wife Mary moved with Quaker friends and relatives to the Monocacy Settlement, which was in what was then Northern Prince George[']s County, Maryland, but now in Frederick County, Maryland. Two of the early Quaker settlers at Monocacy were Josiah and Henry Ballinger Jr., sons-in-law of James and Mary Wright. That settlement was located along the Monocacy River, about five miles south of Frederick, Maryland.

In 1730, Virginia Governor William Gooch issued land orders for two settlements to be established in what was then Spotsylvania County, but became Orange County in 1734, and was later subdivided as Frederick County in 1738. The Wrights moved to the Ross-Bryan Settlement in Orange County, Va. in 1735. This was in the Opequon Creek watershed which drains into the Potomac River. Morgan Bryan and Alexander Ross settled seventy families prior to 1735. Although the grants were dated Nov. 12, 1735, it is believed that some of the settlers arrived on the land as early as 1730. Grants were not recorded in the patent books for all seventy families, which created a gap in information about early settlement.

Pioneer James Wright was born in 1676, probably in England, and died on the 15th day, 5th month, 1759, in Frederick County, Va. His will was written on the 14th day, 8th month, 1751 and it was probated on March 4, 1760, in Frederick County. James' wife was named Mary, whose maiden name has not been proven. Her will was probated on the 5th day, 8th month, 1760, and her estate was appraised on Aug. 7, 1764, in Frederick County.

James Wright was a Quaker spiritual leader along frontier settlements. He served as one of the first elders at Hopewell Meeting, a Quaker church which was organized in 1734 at Clear Brook, Frederick County. During a period of Indian warfare, James and Mary Wright were driven from their land. The Clerk of Hopewell Meeting wrote, "Our ancient Friends James Wright and his Wife are much reduced, being driven from their Habitation and are unable to labour for a Livelyhood." Relief money was sent from the Philadelphia Meeting to Hopewell Meeting, ". . . to be used for the relief of our aged Friends, James Wright and his Wife."

It is evident that Wright did not accumulate large acreages of land, as he moved from frontier-to-frontier. In fact, his Opequon grant for 438 acres was made jointly between James Wright and John Littler. Because Wright was somewhat mobile in his ministry, it is difficult to trace his movement on a year-to-year basis.

Wright and his family were driven from their home by Indians during the French and Indian War. Therefore, it is unlikely that he developed his land to the extent that other settlers did in the Opequon Creek Settlement. Wright was rarely mentioned in county records, because Quakers would not swear oaths as witnesses. When a survey of "rental land" was accomplished in Frederick County in 1746, Wright was not listed as a landowner; although he was a joint-owner. An analysis of the records revealed that the 1735 Bryan-Ross grant for 438 acres was listed under the name of John Littler when that particular record was made in 1746.

The 1735 "Opeckon grant" from Bryan and Ross stated that Wright and Littler were from ". . . our Mannor of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent . . . in free and common sociage [soccage] and not incapite [in capite] or by Knight's Service." It is presumed that the County of Kent was in Maryland or Delaware. [Note by compiler: this grant stated that King George II, not Bryan and Ross, were from the ?Mannor of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent;? and the ?County of Kent? was in England, not Maryland or Delaware.] The land grant to Wright and Littler was described as being about a mile southwest of Giles Chapman's and Samuel Bond's lands. Wright researchers believe that this land was on lower Apple Pie Ridge, now in Frederick County. More than likely, a subsequent grant was issued to Wright, which was located on lower Apple Pie Ridge. John Littler received an additional 448 acres which adjoined Giles Chapman. Also, John Littler's northwest line was a common boundary with Alexander Ross's 2,373 acre grant.

In Wright's 1751 will, he gave son Thomas his patent land, consisting of 194 acres. James' wife, Mary, was to have possession of the land as long as she lived. But, in her 1764 will, only 100 acres of land was mentioned, and this was willed to her grandson, Thomas, who was a son of Thomas and Esther (Hiett) Wright. Grandson Thomas Wright was born on the 5th day, 7th month, 1756 and he later married Esther Brown. Further research about this land is still being conducted.

In a codicil to his will, dated April 4, 1753, James Wright mentioned 160 acres of land lying on the south side of the 194-acre tract. Furthermore, he willed to his wife, Mary, 300 acres "lately surveyed and lying by Thomas Thornberry upon Middle Creek."

The children of James and Mary Wright were:

1. Mary Wright was born in the 6th month, 3rd day, 1708, in Chester County, Pa., and died in the 10th month, 24th day, 1800, at Back Creek, Frederick County. She married Josiah Ballenger Sr., who was a son of Henry and Mary (Harding) Ballenger. Josiah was born in 1697, in Burlington County, N.J., and died in 1748, in Frederick County. Josiah and Mary were among the seventy families who constituted the Opequon Settlement, as it was defined in 1735. His grant was for 500 acres, and he shared a cornerstone with the Hollingsworth family, located in or near the present site of Winchester.

2. Hannah Wright was born in the 1st month, 24th day, 1709/1710, in Chester County, Pa., and died in North Carolina. She married Henry Ballenger Jr., who was born in the 8th month, 5th day, 1695, in Burlington County, N.J. and died in the 5th month, 4th day, 1774, in North Carolina. His parents were Henry and Mary (Harding) Ballenger Sr. In 1751, Hannah and Henry Jr. moved to Cane Creek, N.C.

3. Thomas Wright was born in the 1st month, 11th day, 1711, in Chester County, PA., and he died at a young age.

4. Martha Wright was born on the 2nd month, 14th day, 1713, and died on the 28th day, 10th month, 1794, in Berkeley County. She was a Quaker minister for 62 years, and her son, John Mendenhall III, was a minister. Martha married John Mendenhall Jr., who was a son of John and Susanna (Pierson) Mendenhall Sr. John Jr. died in Old Frederick County, Va., in 1771. The writer does not know the exact composition of their family unit.

5. Elizabeth Wright was born in the 11th month, 23rd day, 1714/5 and died in 1790, in Frederick County. She married George Matthews, who was a son of Oliver Matthews. They were active Quakers who lived at Monocacy Valley, Maryland. George died before 1761.

6. John Wright was born in the 11th month, 4th day, 1716/7, in Chester County, Pa., and died in 1789 or 1790, in Newberry County, S.C. He married Rachel Wells, who was a daughter of Joseph and Rachel Wells, of All Hallows Parish, Ann[e] Arundel County, Md. Rachel was born on March 27, 1720, in Ann[e] Arundel County, and died Dec. 23, 1771, in what is now Newberry County, S.C. Rachel was a Quaker minister. John and Rachel lived in Prince George['s] County, Md., where they were associated with the Monocacy Meeting until about 1749 when they moved to Orange County, N.C. . . .

7. James Wright Jr. was born in Chester County, Pa., in the 11th month, 8th day, 1718/19. He remained in the Monocacy Settlement until shortly after 1750, when he moved to Frederick County, Va. They moved across the Blue Ridge Mountains during the French and Indian War, and returned to Frederick County in 1762. Occasionally researchers confuse him with his father, bearing the same name. James Jr. married a woman named Lucy, and they had nine children. Apparently they moved to Guilford County, North Carolina.

8. Thomas Wright was born in the 1st month, 14th day, 1720/21, in Chester County, Pa., and died May 18, 1765, in Frederick County. Thomas married Esther Hiett, daughter of George and Martha (Wakefield) Hiett, in 1747. Esther was born in the 4th month, 1st day, 1731, in Lancaster Pa., and died March 6, 1778, in Frederick County. After Thomas' death, Esther married second to Robert Haines. . . .

9. Isaac Wright was born in the 3rd month, 25th day, 1723, in Chester County, Pa., and died circa 1773, in Frederick County. An inventory of his personal estate was filed in the Frederick County Court in 1778. Isaac married Sidney Rogers, daughter of John and Ellen (Pugh) Rogers, circa 1749. Isaac was disowned by the Quaker Church in 1764. After his death, Sidney married second to Isaac Pickering on March 8, 1780 at Back Creek, and they moved to Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pa. They had seven known children.

10. Ann Wright was born in the 1st month, 29th day, 1725, in Chester County, Pa., and died at Back Creek, Frederick County, Va., April 7, 1801. She first married James McCool, who was born about 1710 and died in Back Creek Valley in 1751. James and Ann had five children. After his death, Ann married second to Thomas Pugh, son of Jesse and Alice (Malin) Pugh, circa 1753. Ann had seven children by the second marriage. Thomas Pugh was born on the 16th day, 11th month, 1731, and died in 1798. They lived near Gainesboro, in Frederick County.

11. Sarah Wright was born in the 3rd month, 25th day, 1727, probably in Monocacy Valley, Frederick County, Md., and was alive in 1789. She married William Pickering, son of Samuel and Mary (Scarborough) Pickering, in 1749. William was born in the 1st month, 1st day, 1727, and died January 10, 1789, in Frederick County. The Pickerings were members of the Hopewell Monthly Meeting. . . .

12. Lydia Wright was born in the 8th month, 31st day, 1730, in Monocacy Valley, Prince George County, Md., and died on June 27, 1778, in Hampshire County, Va. She married Owen Rogers, son of John and Ellen (Pugh) Rogers, a Quaker pioneer in Hampshire County. They lived near Bear Garden Mountain, and seven children were born to the union. After Lydia's death, Owen married second to Mary Roach, on Nov. 29, 1780, at Fairfax Meeting, which is located in present-day Loudoun County, Va.

(4) O?Dell, Cecil, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1995, pp. 186-188:


James Wright (b. 1671) was appointed by the New Garden Monthly Meeting to be recorder of the Minutes and Marriage Certificates in 1721. He was released from the position on the 28th day, 7th month (September) 1728. He was taxed in East Nottingham Township, 123 Chester County, Pennsylvania from 1718 to 1726. Sometime after 1727 (and his release in 1728), James moved to the Monocacy River area of Frederick County, Maryland.

In 1707, James married Mary Davis of Manoaken, Somerset, Maryland (daughter of James and Margaret Jordan Davis of Maryland). James and Mary?s children were:

Mary Wright (b. 3 August 1708), married Josiah Ballenger, 1727;

Hannah Wright (b. 24 March 1709), married Henry Ballenger, 18 August 1726;

Thomas Wright (b. 1711, died young);

Martha Wright (b. 14 April 1713, d. 28 October 1794), married John Mendenhall;

Elizabeth Wright (b. 23 January 1714), married George Mathews (son of Oliver Mathews), 4 August 1731 (Nottingham Monthly Meeting Marriage records);

John Wright (b. 4 January 1716/17), married first wife Susanna ?, 4 May 1731, second wife Rachel Wells (daughter of Joseph and Margaret Wells);

James Wright Jr. (b. 8 January 1718/19), married first wife Luce (Lucy), married second wife Phebe ?, two children;

Thomas Wright (b. 14 March 1720/21), married Esther Hiatt, 1747;

Isaac Wright (b. 23/25 May 1723), married Sidna ?;

Ann Wright (b. 29 March 1725), married James McCoole, 1742;

Sarah Wright (b. 15 May 1727), married William Pickering, 1749;

Lydia Wright (b. 31 October 1730), married ? Mathews and Owen Rogers.

James Sr. was in Orange County, Virginia by 1736 when he signed a petition to build a road 125 and was living on the 194 acres received from his son-in-law Josiah Ballenger on 10 August 1744. . . . On 7 November 1754, he received a Fairfax grant for 161 acres. . . . On 23 September 1756, he received another Fairfax grant for 308 acres adjacent Captain George Hobson, James Wright Jr., William Smith and John Mills. . . .

James Sr. was deceased by 4 March 1760 when his will was proved in Frederick County, Virginia Court. He willed his son Thomas the 194-acre home place which would devolve to him following the death of his mother. He also willed Thomas the 160 (161)-acre adjacent grant land. On 1 August 1763, his wife Mary sold the 308-acre grant land on Middle Creek to Enos Ellis for 100 pounds. Mary was deceased by 6 March 1764 when her will was proved in Frederick County, Virginia. She left 100 acres to her grandson Thomas (son of Thomas and Esther Wright).

On 20 July 1762, James Wright Jr. and his wife Lucey sold the 270-acre grant land on Middle Creek (adjacent to his father?s grant) to Dougall Campbell for 100 pounds. By 31 August 1765, they had moved to North Carolina as evidenced by the Quaker New Garden Monthly Meeting. The children of James Jr. and Lucey were: Ralph (b. 25 May 1746), Elizabeth (b. 15 October 1747), James (b. 1 December 1748), Ann (b. 25 October 1750), Susanna (b. 19 March 1753), Boyater (b. 13 September 1755), and Micajah (b. 24 April 1758).

Thomas Wright and his wife Esther?s children were: Martha (b. 15 May 1748), Jonathan (b. 27 April 1750), Mary (b. 8 May 1752), Thomas (b. I July 1756), Hannah (b. 14 February 1758), Ruth (b. 6 February 1759) and David (b. 14 March 1763).

Isaac Wright received two Fairfax grants on Back Creek and Isaacs Creek, both surveyed on 28 November 1751. On 2 August 1762, he and his wife Sidna/Sidney sold both grants to Robert Rutherford and Joseph Jones. The grants are north of U.S. Highway 522 on Frederick County Highway 600, about eight miles northwest of Winchester, Virginia.

John Wright and his wife Rachel (with children William, Mary, Joseph, Margaret, Charity, Rachel, John Jr. and Susannah) moved from Frederick County, Maryland to Berkeley County, South Carolina within the boundaries of Bush River Quaker Monthly Meeting in Newberry County, South Carolina. Berkeley County (96th District) consisted of the present-day counties of Newberry, Laurens, Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick, Edgefield and Saluda. On 10 October 1768, son John married Jemima Hayworth and daughter Susannah married Isaac Hollingsworth on 12 December 1772; both weddings were held in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

The children of James McCoole and his wife Ann Wright were: Mary (b. 27 November 1743), John (b. 10 August 1745), James (b. 12 December 1747) Martha (b. 31 October 1749) and Gabriel (b. 17 August 1751 ).

(5) Frederick County, Virginia, Hopewell Friends History [database online], Orem, UT:, 1997:

In the State Land Office at Richmond are to be found recorded in Book 16, pages 315-415, inclusive, the patents issued to the settlers who came to the Shenandoah Valley under authority of the Orders in Council made to Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan. All bear date of November 12, 1735, and recite that the grantee is one of the seventy families brought in by them, and excepting location and acreage, are alike in wording and conditions, and are signed by William Gooch, Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony at that time. . . .

These patents were issued under the seal of the colony and were grants from the Crown, free of any obligation of feudal services to the Fairfax family, who claimed the land as lords proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia. The sixth Lord Fairfax, who later established his home at Greenway Court near Winchester, instituted many suits against early settlers in the Shenandoah Valley, but it does not appear that any Friend who claimed under Ross and Bryan was ever ejected from his land.

Although it is specifically stated that seventy families have been "by them brought in to our said Colony and settled upon the Lands in the said Order mentioned," only thirty-six patents issued to thirty-four grantees have been found. The names of these grantees are here given, together with sundry information gathered from the minutes of various Friends' meetings, from the records of the counties of Orange and Frederick in Virginia, and Chester County, Pennsylvania. . . .

John Littler and James Wright, 438 acres, lying on the eastern slope of Apple Pie Ridge, about 5 miles north of Winchester. This tract has latterly been known as "Osceola."

James Wright was taxed in East Nottingham, Chester County, Pa., from 1718 to 1726 inclusive, after which time he probably removed to the Monocacy Valley in what is now Frederick County, Md. He was a distinguished minister of Friends, and with certificates from Hopewell Monthly Meeting travelled widely in the exercise of his ministry. He sustained much loss at the time of the French and Indian War, and with his wife Mary was the object of much concern of the Meeting for Sufferings in Philadelphia, which issued instructions that one-fifth of the money sent at that time for the relief of Friends in the ravaged district "be lay'd out for the Use of our aged Friends James Wright & his Wife." At the same time the clerk of Hopewell Monthly Meeting refers to them as follows: "Also our Antient Friends James Wright and his Wife Are Much Reduced Being driven from their Habitation and are unable to Labour for a Livelyhood."

The will of James Wright was probated March 4, 1764. He leaves to his son Thomas "the Home plantation, being 194 acres of my patent Land." He makes bequests to his sons John, James Jr., and Isaac, and to his daughters Lydia Wright, Mary Ballinger, Hannah Ballinger, Martha Mendenhall, Elizabeth Matthews, Ann McCool, and Sarah Pickering. His wife Mary is named executrix, who entered into bond with Evan Rogers and James Ballinger as bondsmen. The will was witnessed by Evan Rogers, James Ballinger, and Sarah Rogers.

The will of his wife Mary Wright was probated March 6, 1764, and made bequests to her children, leaving the home plantation to her grandson Thomas, his father being dead. Witnesses, Elinor Rogers, Sussannah Bevan, and Elizabeth Pennell. The executors were Jesse Pugh and William Pickering, who entered into bond with James McGin and Joseph Babb as sureties.

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Birth: Aug., 1671 Baltimore County Maryland, USA Death: May 4, 1759 Frederick County Virginia, USA

Married Mary Bowater on Feb.1707 in East Nottingham MM,Chester County,Pennsylvania.

Research Notes: Like many reseachers,I am undecided on the parentage of James Wright.I have not been able to find any conclusive evidence pointing to any specific individual.Some sources believe that James'father was one of three brothers,Joshua Thomas or Samual who arrived in New Jersy in 1677 from Yorkshire,England.The naming conventions of the time would suggest that his father's Father.The second born son would be named after the mother's father.

The Third on son would be named after the father.James'first 3 sons in order of birth were Thomas John,James.One could assume from this that first born Thomas was named after James' father,Second born son John was named after his mother's father John Bowater,and third born son James was named after his father..

The Last will and Testament of James Wriht is as follows "I,James Wright of Opeckan in the county of fredrick and colony of Virginia being aged,but of a sound and well diposing mind and memory do make this as my last willand testament herby revoking and disanulling all other wills that have heretofore been made or done by me.First,my will is that my body be decently buried and all my just debt and funeral charges i leave to be defrayed at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter mentioned.

Secondly,I give bequeath and demise unto my son Thomas Wriht the plantion wheron I now dwell with all the buildings and improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging the which I bequeath and demise to the proper use and behoff of him,his heirs and assigns forever,it being 194 acres of patent land and he to be in full possession therof during his natural life.I also give and bequeath unto my wife all my goods and chattels and all personal estate wither for a comfortable maintenance during her life or else to dispose among her children as in discretion she shall think fit or when and where she shall think fit only paying to our ten children each of them five shillingd Virgina currency Viz:John, James, Isaac, Lydia Wright, Mary Ballinger, Hannah Ballinger,Martha Mendenhall,Elizbeth Mattews,Ann McCool,Sarah Pickering. Lastly I ordain and constitute my loving and well beloved wife,Mary Wright,sole executrix of this my last will and testament witness my hand and seal,dated Opeckan aforesaid this 14th day of this 8th month October,1751.Signed:James Wright Be if further remembered that I would have no appraisement upon my goods.Be it further remembered that there is 160 acres of land lately surveyed at the south side of the above said tract 60 whereof I add to the side Tract lying along the side land the which I demise as above to my son Thomas Wright,this before sealing acknowledgement.In the other 100 acres i leave to my wife's disposal after my decease as also the 300 acres lately surveyed lying by Thomas Thornburgh,upon Middle Creek.

Signed J.Wright I would have no appraisement upon my goods,witness my hand and seal this 30th day of April 1753.Signed,sealed,testified and declared to be the last will testament of James Wright in the presence of testis:Evan Rogers,James Ballinger,Sarah Rogers.(This was proved in Fredrick Co.,Va on March 1 1760.It was presented by the excutrix,wife Mary Wright

HOPEWELL was the first Quaker meeting established in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It was originally known as Opeckan and was set off from the Concord Quarterly Meeting of Pennsylvania in 1734.The actual date of first settlement is thought to be around 1730.The meeting house is located about 6 miles north of Winchester,Frederick Co.,Virginia. A land grant of 100,000 acres was purchased on the Opeckan River.Many of the earliest settlers moved into the area from the Valley of the Monocacy in Maryland.

Info From: "Hopewell, Virginia Memberships, 1759-76" Name: [p.487] Wright, James Sr. Born: 1671 Name: w. Mary Born: 2 12 1689 Name: Mary Born: 3 6 1708 Name: Hannah Born: 24 1 1709 Name: Martha Born: 14 2 1713 Name: Elizabeth Born: 23 11 1714 Name: John Born: 4 11 1716 Name: James Born: 8 11 1718 Name: Thomas Born: 14 1 1720 Name: Isaac Born: 25 3 1723

James married Mary Bowater, daughter of John Bowater and Mary Maunder,on 2 Feb 1707 in East Nottingham MM,Chester County, Pennsylvania.Mary was born on 12 Feb 1689 in London, England,died before 6 Mar 1764 in Hopewell Mm, Frederick County,Virginia,and was buried in Hopewell Mm, Frederick County,Virginia.

Family links:

 Mary Bowater Wright (1689 - 1764)*

 Mary Wright Ballinger (1708 - 1800)*
 Martha Wright Mendenhall (1712 - 1794)*
 Elizabeth Wright Matthews (1714 - 1790)*
 John C Wright (1716 - 1790)*
 James Jr. Wright (1718 - ____)*
 Thomas Wright (1721 - 1765)*
 Isacc Wright (1723 - 1777)*
 Ann Wright Pugh (1725 - 1801)*
 Anne Wright McCool (1725 - 1801)*
 Sarah Wright Pickering (1727 - 1748)*

Burial: Unknown

Created by: Tonya Sparks Record added: Dec 11, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 32113203

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James Wright's Timeline

August 3, 1668
Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 13
came to America with Penn's Fleet
January 4, 1716
Age 47
Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania
November 4, 1716
Age 48
Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
May 15, 1759
Age 90
Hopewell Bur Grn, Frederick, Virginia
July 15, 1759
Age 90
Hopewell, Frederick, Virginia
March 1, 1760
Age 90
admitted to Probate Court (date of death and will conflict)