Proposal to sever "Alice Wright" as wife of Robert White (16th century; England)

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Alice Wright/Wright-538 is reported daughter of Lord John Wright of Kelvedon, Essex, and his wife, Olive Hubbard. WikiTree reports this daughter Alice is further the wife of Robert White, churchwarden of South Petherton, Somerset. The White-Wright association is not supported by disclosed historical discovery.

That an Alice Wright was the daughter of Lord John Wright of Kelvedon and wife, Olive is supported by the 22 June 1560 will of the widowed mother--"Olive Wryght" refers to "Alice Perkyns, my daughter."[1] The mother makes a provision for Alice to receive £5 and "each of her children," 20s.
Wikipedia article about Lord John Wright makes no mention of a union between his daughter Alice and Robert White. The article reports daughter Alice was born 10 May 1519 at Kelvedon, Essex, England.[2] Wikipedia cites an Internet family file as the source for the birth specifics, for which the underlying reference is reported as ever-error prone "One World Tree." The specifics have otherwise been challenged.[3]
If born about 1520, however, this daughter would have been about 40 and then "Alice Perkins" at the time of her mother's will.
No historical records have been proposed about the Wright family to support a notion that this Alice (Wright) Perkins married again after 1560 (ala, after about aged 40) to a churchwarden and bore more children (which would have to include three White children).
As well, there are no historical records proposed about the White family[4] to support a notion that Robert White's family of Somerset was associated with either these Wrights of Essex or a Perkins family.
Lacking historical references to explain how "Alice (Wright) Perkins" came to be known as Alice ____, the wife of Robert White, the association of Lord John Wright's daughter as Robert White's wife should be severed.
Disputed association has been posted to Alice's narrative. 
[1] Transcription of "Original Will examined at Somerset House, London, by William Gilbert, on January 17th, 1910, there being no registered copy," in William Henry Wright and Gertrude Wright Ketcham, History of the Wright family, who are descendants of Samuel Wright (1722-1789) of Lenox, Mass: with lineage back to Thomas Wright (1610-1670) of Wethersfield, Conn., (emigrated 1640), and showing a direct line to John Wright, Lord of Kelvedon Hall, Essex, England (1913), 19-20 (in particular part); digital images, Internet Archive (accessed 2014).
[2] "Lord John Wright," Wikipedia (accessed 2014); for children's birth, article cites, "Olive Hubbard (b. 1487, d. Oct 1560)'. Family Tree Maker. Retrieved 2013-11-14." Linked reference found as entry, "Olive Hubbard (b. 1487, d. Oct. 1560)" in Margaret Luis, "My Genealogy Home Page," (updated last 21 Sept 2006),; entry about daughter Alice reports no marriage; has birth as "10 May 1519 at Kelvedon, Essex England" death as "Kelvedon, Essex, England"--both entries cite ", One World Tree (sm), Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., n.d ..."] 
[3] Among others, see notes and comments on the WeRelate entry for "Alice Wright" and her father, "John Wright, Lord of Kelvedon Hall."
[4] Almira White, Ancestry of John Barber White and his descendants (1913), 12-13 (Robert White m. Alice ____); digital images Hathi Trust (accessed 2014). Transcriptions of what are thought to be relevant wills, inventories, Chancery Proceeds, provided at pp. 14-26.
WikiTree profile: Alice Wright
in Genealogy Help by GeneJ X G2G6 Mach 5 (50.3k points)



(btw, I'm using thumbs up as approval for this proposal.)

Yeah! Thank you.

I've got my fingers cross that will make this two for two. See "Alice ("Rich") White; proposal to sever parents and change LNAB


P.S. Perhaps we need minimum of three charaters?

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Hi Gene I have no problem removing Alice Wright as the wife of Robert White I adopted the profile of Alice as she is the sister of  John Wright who is in my direct line Terry
by Terry Wright G2G6 Pilot (184k points)
selected by GeneJ X
How cool is that, Terry Wright. You are the best!--GeneJ

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