Rev. John Wright, of Kelvendon

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Rev. John Wright, of Kelvedon

Birthplace: Dagenham Manor, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England
Death: May 09, 1509 (58)
Kelvedon Hall, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England
Place of Burial: Dagenham, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Lady Agnes Wright, of Kelvendon
Father of John Wright, of Kelvedon Hall; Sir Edmund Wright; Thomas Wright; James Wright; Johane Elizabeth Worgg and 2 others

Occupation: Minister, Reverend, Clergy, Steward to King Henry VIII
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About Rev. John Wright, of Kelvendon

Cannot have been the son of this Henry Wright, of Upminster

See notes at



Sir John Wright was born on 27 October 1450 at Dagenham Manor, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England and died on 9 May 1509 at Kelvedon Hall Essex England at age 58. [1] John Wright was also found as Sir Rev John Wright This may be an incorrect title for this man. [2]

Parents: Rev. Henry Wright 1424 and Anna Withbred born ca. 1426.


  1. Agnes (?) circa 1488 in England. [1]

Children of John Wright and Agnes:

  1. John Wright also known as Sir John Wright of Kelvedon Hall. born 12 Jul 1488, d. 5 Oct 1551


Notes for Rev. Sir John Wright: John was a minister of God

  • Fact 1: eminent theologian of Dagnams near South Weald
  • Fact 2: Dagenham,'s manor
  • Fact 3: possessed of White Notley
  • Fact 4: advowson of Upminster Church

NB the facts above are wrong


It was the Reverend's son, John Wright, who was the purchaser of Kelvedon Hall in Kelvedon Hatch in 1538, which is the first known residence of Wrights in Kelvedon Hatch. But, prior to the move to Kelvedon Hall, some of the inherited lands in Havering had already formed the basis of the well established Wrightsbridge estate where the family resided prior to Kelvedon Hall. There, they were responsible for the maintenance of the King's bridge over the river, hence the name of the estate. The estate also operated a tannery on the river there and engaged in sheep raising, raising horses, and general farming. There was also property in the town of Romford which was passed on to later generations that appears to have been in the family since the late 1400s. All of this they owned long before the family bought (for 493 pounds sterling, 6s, 8d.) the tenancy of Kelvedon Hall from Richard Bolles, a descendant of the female side of the Multon family, who had been granted the tenancy of Kelvedon Hall by Westminster Abby in 1225. The local parish church, St. Nicholas, was located to the west of the manor house and was said to rest on the site of an original Anglo-Saxon church named for the patron saint of the Norse seaman. When Henry VIII seized the church lands in the area surrounding Kelvedon hatch, he sold the lordship to the Rich family of Essex. In 1547 Richard Rich was made a baron and given the Lordship of the Ongar Hundred, of which Kelvedon Hatch was a part. In a census of his new domain of the Hundred, Sir Richard Rich lists; "John Wright, yeoman of South Weald" as the holder of the tenancy of the Kelvedon Hall estate. This further substantiates the claim that the family's roots were in south Essex just prior to the purchase of Kelvedon Hall, and certainly during the lifetime of the Reverend John Wright.

Rev. John Wright, according to Morant's Essex (p. 121), was of White Notley and possessor of the advowsom of Upminster Church. He was also holder of the manor of Hoohall in County Essex.



  1. [S1308] Download, Wrights of Kelvedon Hatch are fairly well know in genealogy circles as the Kelvedon Wrights. Records indicate the early family lived at Dagen hams as Sir John Wright(1) was Christened there on 27 Oct 1450, as was his son John Wright(2) who was Christened on 12 Jul 1488, and died there on 5 Oct 1551. Olive Hubbard, the wife of John Wright(2) was also born at Dagenhams, and Christened there on 22 Feb 1487. The same records also indicate their marriage on 17 Mar 1509 at Dagenhams.
  2. [S1308] Download,

Birth: Oct. 27, 1450, England Death: May 9, 1509 Essex, England

John Wright of Kelvedon was born at Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England on October 27 1450 and died at Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England on May 9 1509. He is buried at Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England.

John is the son of Reverand Henry Wright of Upminster born about 1424 and Anna Wright born Withbred who was born about 1426.

He married Lady Agnes Wright of Kelvedon.

Children from this union are:

John Wright, Sir of Kelvedon Hall 1488-1551 Edmund Wright, Sir Thomas Wright Nicholas Wright James Wright Johane Elizabeth Worgg born Wright Frideswold Greene born Wright

He is the brother of:

William Richard Henry Thomas Katherine

John's Occupation was Minister, Reverend, Clergy, Steward to King Henry VIII.

Whether John was given the title of Sir Reverend is not yet determined.

Sir John Wright, of Kelvedon Hall 1488-1551, son of Rev. John Wright puchased Kelvedon Hall in Kelvedon Hatch in 1538. Some inherited lands already had formed the established Wrightsbridge estate where the family lived previously. They maintained the Kings bridge over the river, and that is where the name of the estate came from.

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Rev. John Wright, of Kelvendon's Timeline

October 27, 1450
Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England
November 5, 1450
Dagenham, Essex, England
July 12, 1488
Kelvedon, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England
Epworth, North Lincolnshire, England
May 9, 1509
Age 58
Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England
Age 58
Dagenham, Essex, England
May 5, 1934
Age 58
May 5, 1934
Age 58
February 19, 1935
Age 58