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Mary (Dudley) Wright (abt. 1678 - 1755)

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Mary Wright formerly Dudley
Born about in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticutmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 21 May 1701 in Colchester, New London, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Colchester, New London County, Connecticutmap
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Mary Dudley


Mary was born in 1680, possibly at Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut (although it seems her birth was not recorded there).[1] She was a daughter of Joseph Dudley and Ann Robinson.[2]

Mary [daughter of Joseph and Ann (Robinson) Dudley, of Guilford, Conn.], mar 21 May 1701 Joseph Wright of Colchester, Conn.[2]

Note: Another Mary Dudley, daughter of John and Martha Dudley, was born on May 14, 1678 at Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.[3]

Marriage and Children

Mary, "daughter of Joseph of Guilford," married May 21, 1701 at (Wethersfield, or Guilford?) Connecticut, to Capt. Joseph Wright of Colchester, Connecticut.[3] Joseph was born February 14, 1670 at Wethersfield, son of Dea. Joseph Wright and Mary Stodard.[1] Joseph removed from Wethersfield to Colchester and purchased a large farm where he lived with his family.[1]

Children (recorded at Colchester):[1][3]

  1. Son, b. 17 Jan 1702, d. 28 Jan 1702
  2. Joseph Wright, b. 15 Oct 1704, d Nov 25, 1775 Middletown, CT
  3. Ann Wright, b. 3 Aug 1707
  4. Sarah, b. 5 Apr 1710, d. 17 Aug 1710
  5. Timothy Wright, b. 5 Mar 1712
  6. John, b. 2 Jan 1715, d. 25 Oct 1718
  7. Dudley Wright, b. 6 Apr 1717
  8. Mary, b. 15 Nov 1719
  9. John, b. 12 Jan 1724/5

Death and Legacy

Mary died on November 25, 1755 at Colchester, New London County, Connecticut.[4] Joseph died September 10, 1756. They share a head stone at Colchester Burying Ground, Colchester, New London County, Connecticut.[4]

  • Fact: Burial (November 1755) Colchester, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, British Colonial America


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wright, Curtis, [Genealogical and Biographical Notices of Descendants of Sir John Wright of Kelvedon Hall, Essex, England ...] Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [199-?], accessed November 6, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 contributors, Mary Dudley. Citing: Talcott, Alvan, and Jacquelyn L. Ricker. Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Publishing. Co., 1984), 1:332, accessed November 6, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Barbour, Lucius Barnes, [ Connecticut Vital Records to 1870.] (Wethersfield 100, Guilford 73, Colchester, Pages 186-87) (Online Database accessed November 6, 2015:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Grimes, Frank, Find A Grave Memorial# 7096266 CAUTION: Birth Info Not Correct, January 19, 2003,, Photo included, accessed November 6, 2015.

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