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Nicholas Wright

Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Wright, III and Margaret Nelson
Husband of Ann Wright
Father of (No Name); Caleb Wright; John Wright; Rebecca Frost (Wright); Sarah Latting and 5 others
Brother of Peter Wright and Anthony Wright
Half brother of Nicholas Wright, IV and Peter Wright

Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
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Immediate Family

About Nicholas Wright


Nicholas Wright, the youngest of the three brothers, was born in County

Norfolk, England, in 1609, and came with his brothers Peter and Anthony

Wright to America early in 1636. He is mentioned as being at Sandwich in

1640, and had been at Saugas (now Lynn, Mass.) in 1637. The town records

of Oyster Bay contain many references to his occupying numerous public

positions, and showing him to be a man of considerable estate for that

period. He died at Oyster Bay, in November, 1682, about 73 years of age,

according to his will, in Oyster Bay Town Records (Vol. 1, p. 328-327).

In his will he provides for his wife Ann Wright, and his sons Edmund,

John and Caleb Wright and daughters Rebecca, Sarah, Deborah, Mary, Tamor

and Mercy (book of Hon. D. D. Perrine).

His will was proved in December, 1682,, and is now record in New York

Surrogates Court, (Book 2, of Wills, p. 448). The Oyster Bay Town

Records (Vol. 1, p. 265), show that the sons of Nicholas Wright divided

the personal estate with their sisters but kept the land devised in the

will to them. While Peter Wright's family and Anthony Wright were

Quakers, Nicholas Wright and his family were not Quakers.

Taken from Profiles of the Original Proprietors of the town of Oyster Bay

Long Island 1653

Nicholas died at Oyster Bay in 1682, aged about 73. His will, made on

April 10, 1674 (when about 65) left his wife Ann and children Caleb,

John, Sarah, Edmund, Martha, Mercy and Rebecca (Leverich).

On April 3, 1637 a grant of the site at Sandich in the Plymouth Colony

had been made to Edmund Freeman and his nine associates. These ten had

for some time prior thereto been inhabitants of Lynn (Saugus) in the Bay

Colony. Shortly thereafter they were joined by Peter, Nicholas and

Anthony Wright. On April 16, 1640 in a division of the Sanwich meadows

Peter and nicholas were granted 2-1/2 acres each and Anthony received but

2 acres, presumably reflecting his unmarried status. Three years later in

August 1643 all three brothers were included in the listing of males

between 16 and 60 able to bear arms. Each was appointed a surveyor by the

town; Anthony on June 4, 1645; Peter on June 6, 1649; and Nicholas on

June 5, 1651.

Father: Nicholas 111 Wright b: 18 FEB 1557/58 in Barton Turf, Norfolk, ENG

Mother: Margaret Jeffers b: ABT 1570 in Neatshead, Norfolk, ENG

Marriage 1 Ann b: ABT 1625


Edmond Wright b: 1640 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY
Sarah Wright b: ABT 1641
Mercy Wright b: ABT 1642
John Wright b: ABT 1643
Caleb Wright b: ABT 1645
Tamor Wright b: ABT 1646
Mary Wright b: ABT 1647
Rebecca Wright b: ABT 1648
Deborah Wright b: 1851

Nicholas1 Wright b. 1609, wife Ann, he d. 1682.

NICHOLAS 1 WRIGHT and wife Ann had:

1. Caleb 2 Wright; b. 1645, m. Elisabeth. Children:

William 3 b.1680, m. Elisabeth Rhodes, he d.1759.

Elisabeth 3 m. Joseph Cole.

Penelope 3 m. David Reynolds, of Conn

2. John 2 Wright; m. Mary Townsend, dau. of Henry. Children:

Rose[3] m. 1691, 1st Nathaniel Coles, jr., he d 1701; 2d m. John

Townsend, he d. 1709; m 3d Samuel Birdsall.

Eliphal 3 , m. 1st Henry Townsend, he d.. 1709, m 2d Daniel


Mary 3 m. 1st Jacob Underhill, 2d Richard Latting.

3. Sarah 2 Wright, m. Josias Latting.

4. Edmond 2 Wright; m. Sarah Wright, dau. of Peter Wright and


Children: Nicholas 3; Caleb 3; Daniel 3; Jacob 3; Eliphal 3 Wright;

Edmond 3, married Sara Townsend daughter of Mill John

5. Mercy 2 Wright; m. Robert Coles.

6. Rebecca 2 Wright, m. 1st Eleazer Leverich, divorced, she m. 2d 1672, William Frost.

7. Deborah 2 Wright, m. Nathaniel Coles.

+3. (*) NICHOLAS possibly born Norfolk England about 1609; died Nov 1682 Oyster Bay LI NY; married (*) ANN (unknown) died 1683 or 1685. Left will dated 10 Apr 1674; proved 13 Dec 1682. After staying briefly in Saugus, Massachusetts Bay Colony, they moved to Sandwich Plymouth Colony in 1637, where Nicholas was an associate of Edmund Freeman. In the spring of 1653, he joined the company of the Rev. William Leverich in sailing to Oyster Bay NY on board the sloop DESIRE. In May 1677 he was one of the 14 freeholders in Oyster Bay.

Children of NICHOLAS WRIGHT and ANN (Unknown):

Named in will of Nicholas dated 10 Apr 1674; (*);

Named in will of Anthony Wright dated 20 May 1673; (**);

+1. (*) Edmund born 1640; died 1703; married about 1666 Sara Wright born 11 Feb 1647/8; daughter of Peter Wright and Alice May.

+2. (*) (**) John born 1636; died Oyster Bay LI NY; married Mary Townsend; daughter of Henry Townsend and Anna Cole.

+3. (*) (**) Caleb born 1645; married Elizabeth (unknown).

4. (**) REBECCA born 1644; died before 1719; married (1) Eleazer Leverich; married (2) 1672 WILLIAM FROST died 19 Nov 1719. She divorced Eleazer Leverich because of his impotency after 7 and 1/2 years of marriage.

5. (**) Sarah married Josiah Latting born 20 Feb 1648 Concord MA; died 1720; son of Richard Latting and Christiana (unknown).

6. Deborah married Nathaniel Coles.

7. Mary.

8. Martha.

9. Tamor.

10. Mercy born 4 June 1651; died 21 Oct 1708; married 1 Jan 1670 Robert Coles born 1630 Musketo Cove LI NY; died 16 Apr 1715 Oyster Bay LI NY.

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Nicholas Wright's Timeline

Norfolk, England
Age 26
Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 27
Age 35
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
December 8, 1648
Age 39
Huntingdon, Suffolk, Ny
June 4, 1651
Age 42
Warwick, Providence Plantation
Age 42
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 48
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Age 52
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