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Mary Wright (Butler)

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Cambridge, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Death: September 12, 1689 (51)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Deacon Richard Butler and Elizabeth Butler (Bigelow)
Wife of Ens. Samuel Wright, Sr.
Mother of Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr.; Mary Wright; Hannah Treat; Mabel Wright; Sarah Wright and 1 other
Sister of John Butler; Thomas Butler; Dorcas Butler; Deacon Samuel Butler; Sgt. Daniel Butler and 7 others

Managed by: Peter Værlien
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About Mary Wright

Mary Butler, dau. of Dea. Richard Butler and his unidentified first wife, b. circa 1639 prob. at Hartford, Conn. vs. Cambridge, Mass.


It is well accepted that Mary was the child of her father's 1st wife and generally accepted as b. circa 1639 [Anderson: Great Migration Begins]. In 1634 Richard Butler of Cambridge was made a freeman of the Mass. Bay Colony implying membership of Rev. Thomas Hooker's Cambridge church. In 1635 Hooker and a large number of his congregation left Cambridge to settle present-day Hartford, Conn. where prior to the first land division of record at Hartford (Feb. 1639), Richard Butler already held numerous parcels of land including a houselot granted by the town. He is also inscribed on the Hartford Founders Memorial at Hartford being those who settled Hartford prior to 1640. If dau. Mary was b. in 1639 she likely was b. at Hartford, Conn. not at Cambridge, Mass. as often written. She was still living on July 12, 1677 when she gave birth to son David, but when she d. is not of record.

By early 1660, Mary m. as his 2nd wife, Ens. Samuel Wright of Wethersfield, Conn., s. of Wethersfield settlers Thomas Wright and Mary Cranbrook, bapt. Sept. 14, 1636 at Southweld, Essex, England. He d. testate at Wethersfield Feb 13, 1689/90. They had six known children who are summarized in their father's memorial.

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Mary Wright's Timeline

Cambridge, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
January 6, 1660
Age 22
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 24
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
December 4, 1665
Age 27
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
July 12, 1666
Age 28
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
Age 32
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
July 12, 1677
Age 39
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
September 12, 1689
Age 51
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Age 51