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John Wright (1733 - 1816)

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John Wright
Born in Hanham, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 14 May 1760 in Whitechurch, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bitton, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 29 Jan 2020 | Created 5 Feb 2014 | Last significant change: 29 Jan 2020
07:37: Becky Troth edited the Biography for John Wright (1733-1816). [Thank Becky for this]
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John was the son of Robert Wright. He was baptised in Bitton, Gloucestershire on 16 December 1733[1]. His mother's name was not given on his baptism record.

On 14 May 1760, he married Mary Barry in Whitechurch near Bristol.[2]. The couple had six children: Mary 1761, Catherine 1762, Elizabeth 1764, Rachel 1765, John Camplin 1767 and Samuel Barry 1769.

He died at the age of 83 and was buried in Bitton, Gloucestershire on 27 May 1816[3]. John made a will in 1815. He left bequests to his daughter, Catherine, friend, Thomas Slater, daughter, Rachel, wife of Thomas Young, sister, Ann Davis, neice, Mary Hawkins, widow and daughter in Law, Mary Wright, widow.[4]

Research Notes

It's difficult to be confident about his parents being born in London, as the on-line coverage of Hanham, Oldland and some Bristol parishes is patchy for the early 1700s.


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018, John Wright, ); citing cont. 1733-1734, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,595,499
  2. Bristol and Avon Family History Society - Bristol diocese marriage registers CD volume 9, 1754-1812
  3. "England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900", database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), John Wright, 1816.
  4. Gloucestershire, England, Wills and Inventories, 1541-1858 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Gloucestershire Probate Records. Diocese of Gloucestershire, Finding Reference GDR, Wills and Inventories. Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucester, UK. John Wright Document Type: Will Will Date: 10 Jul 1816 Will Number: 99 Place: Bitton Court: Consistory Court of Gloucester Civil Place: Gloucestershire, England Reference Code: 59346

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