Wright Family History

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AUS QLD Maryborough, Gympie 1874+
ENG SRY Battersea 1865-1875
ENG MDX Shoreditch and Mile End 1860s and 1870s
ENG ESS Leytonstone pre 1870
ENG SFK Hundon pre 1840

This Suffolk and Essex family was engaged in small businesses (linen drapery, licenced hawking, grocery, shopkeeping, stationery etc) during the Victorian expansion of Greater London. One branch emigrated to Queensland in the 1870s.


Thomas WRIGHT hawker, linen draper
born ca 1788 SFK ENG
died 8 Jun 1853 Barkingside ESS ENG
m (i) 18 Oct 1809 Barnardiston SFK
bapt 17 Oct 190 Hundon SFK bur 14 Oct 1818 Barnardiston SFK
issue 3 children
m (ii) 7 May 1824 Spitalfields MDX
widow Ann CLARK
born ca 1777 bur 27 Feb 1848 Barkingside ESS
(she had a son by previous marriage)
m (iii) 2 Nov 1848 Barkingside ESS
Martha MARKS formerly SMITH nee BENWELL
bapt 23 Dec 1787 Thames Ditton SRY bur 25 May 1853 Barkingside
(no known issue)

Mary WRIGHT beer shop keeper
bapt 20 Mar 1811 Barnardiston SFK
died 6 Dec 1869 West Ham ESS
bur 12 Dec 1869 Forest Gate ESS
m 2 Oct 1835 Barking ESS
Charles ATKIN brass chaser
bapt 5 Mar 1809 St Luke Old St MDX
died 11 Nov 1849 West Ham ESS
bur 15 Nov 1849 West Ham ESS
had issue

Elizabeth WRIGHT
bapt 4 Jul 1813 Barnardiston SFK
died ca May 1886 Epping ESS
m 27 Aug 1845 Stratford le Bow
Joshua SELLAR plumber, glazier, beer seller
bapt 1 Mar 1816 Headington OXF
died 27 Dec 1906 Mile End LND
issue 1 dau dii

John WRIGHT linen draper, licenced hawker, grocer and shopkeeper
bapt 4 Feb 1816 Barnardiston SFK ENG
died 23 Jun 1867 Hasting SSX ENG
m 3 Nov 1836 St Mary, Stratford le Bow, Bromley by Bow MDX ENG
Elizabeth Maria STRINGER
born 19 Apr 1812 Barking ESS ENG
bapt 17 May 1812 St Mary's, Barking ESS ENG
died 27 Jan 1857 Great Ilford ESS ENG

Emma Elizabeth WRIGHT
bapt 2 Apr 1837 St John Baptist, Leytonstone ESS ENG

Thomas Vernon WRIGHT draper, stationer, accountant, timber inspector
born 27 Aug 1838 Leytonstone ESS ENG
bapt 23 Sep 1838 St John Baptist, Leytonstone
died 22 Aug 1890 Gympie QLD AUS
bur 23 Aug 1890 Two Mile Cemetery, Gympie

m (i) 21 Jan 1869 St Mark's, Old Street, Shoreditch MDX ENG
born 1 Dec 1844 15 Lower Symons Street, Chelsea MDX ENG
died 23 Jul 1875 Maryborough QLD AUS
had issue (below)

m (ii) 16 Mar 1878 Primitive Methodist Church, Tooley Street, Maryborough QLD AUS
Rebecca CONNOR (aka SMITH)
born 2 Jul 1847 Goulburn NSW AUS
died 7 Apr 1925 Bowen Hills QLD AUS
bur 8 Apr 1925 Toowong Cemetery QLD AUS
had issue

Edwin Charles WRIGHT draper
born ca Nov 1844 Forest Gate, West Ham ESS ENG
died 1 Nov 1913 Wallington SRY ENG
m (i) 11 Apr 1867 Chigwell ESS
Emily Jane DAVISON
born ca 1847 Chigwell ESS
bur 24 Jul 1880 Wanstead ESS
m (ii) 29 May 1882 Islington MDX
Elizabeth Charlotte GROVER
bapt 13 Sep 1857 Bermondsey SRY ENG
had issue both marriages

Rosetta WRIGHT
born 5 Nov 1846 Ilford ESS ENG
m 20 Jul 1867 Shoreditch LND ENG
William Charles ATKIN butcher
born 3 Oct 1845 Forest Gate ESS
died 4 Feb 1898 West Ham
had issue

Alfred WRIGHT general labourer, draper, dress milliner
born 18 Oct 1848 Great Ilford ESS ENG
died 4 May 1901 West Ham ESS ENG
m 19 Jan 1870 St Paul's, Little Ilford ESS ENG
dress milliner
born 30 Dec 1848 London
died 4 Apr 1917 Ilford ESS
had issue

Ada Rosetta WRIGHT
born 24 Dec 1869 2 Lombard Market, York Road, Battersea SRY ENG
died 22 May 1939 Abermain NSW AUS
m 30 Mar 1891 Primitive Methodist Church, Torbanlea QLD AUS
Charles Edmund JAMES
coal mine proprietor, union activist
born 24 Jun 1868 Bryncelin, Penygraig, Ystradyfodwg GLA WLS
died 22 Jun 1944 Kurri Kurri NSW AUS
had issue

Alfred Thomas WRIGHT coal miner
born 5 Feb 1874 at 23 Copley Street, Stepney Green, Mile End Old Town MDX ENG
died 19 Sep 1897 Maryborough QLD AUS
bur 20 Sep 1897 Maryborough Cemetery
no issue

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