John Wright

John Wright (1691 - 1732)

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John Wright aka Sian, Jan Reyt
Born in Flatlands, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 11 Apr 1713 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, Province of New Jerseymap
Profile last modified 25 Feb 2020 | Created 14 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 25 Feb 2020
15:50: Heather Husted edited the Biography, Death Place and Status Indicators for John Wright (1691-1732). (gedcom cleanup; citation for will abstract; amwell is in hunterdon county; research notes, this profile's source conflate two different John Wrights) [Thank Heather for this]
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Biography

John was born in Ireland in 1691 to Joshua and Elizabeth (Empson) Wright. At the age of 19 (1710) he married Orcha Harmanus in Ireland. Orcha was born in the year 1694 in Ireland. She was 16 when she married John. He later accepted into the Dutch Reformed Church at Hackensack after a confession of faith in 1715. He was listed in both records under the name Jan Reyt. They immigrated to America and settled in New Jersey. She was 38 years old when she died in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey 1732. The same year John died age 41.

Birth

Birth:
Place: Flatlands, New York
Source: New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802
Source: Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey, 1686-1802

Confession of Faith

Confession:
Date: 2 Apr 1715
Place: Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey
Description: Dutch Reformed Church
Source: New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802
Source: Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey, 1686-1802

Marriage

Marriage:
Groom: Jan Reyt, y.m. b. Flat lands, living here
Bride: Aertie Braas,y.d. b. Hackinsack [sic], living here
Date: 11 Apr 1713
Place: Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey
Description: Dutch Reformed Church
Source: New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802
Source: Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey, 1686-1802

Death and Legacy

John Wright, blacksmith of Amwell, Hunterdon County wrote his will 24 November 1732; the inventory of his estate was conducted 29 December 1732, indicating he died between those two dates.

Abstract of Will[1]

1732, Nov. 24. Wright, John, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co.,

blacksmith; will of. Wife, Okra (or Orcha). Children Hermanus, John, Hannah, William, Elizabeth, Katherine and Affea. Wife, executrix. Witnesses Daniel Woolverton, Ruth Woolverton, Samuel Green. Proved May 3,

1733. Lib. 3, p. 305.
1732, Dec. 29. Inventory (159.17.6) includes Bible. Made by John

Holcomb and Samuel Green.

Research Notes

This profile is conflating different John Wrights. Place of birth on this profile is inconsistent; was he born in Ireland or New York?

Another clue there is a conflation is that Orcha, wife of John Wright, was living in 1742, so the 1713 marriage of Jan Reyt and Aertie Braas of Hackensack needs to be moved to a different couple.

Sources

  1. Calendar of Wills, Administrations, Etc. 1730-1750. Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. (Trenton, NJ: Archives of the State of New Jersey), volume 30, page 549
Source
Title: New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802
Author: Ancestry.com
Publication: 2011
Link: http://sharing.ancestry.com/2775929?h=ceb252&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=share-url
Source
Title: Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey, 1686-1802
Author: Dutch Reformed Church (Hackensack, New Jersey)
Author: Dutch Reformed Church (Dumont, New Jersey)
Author: Dutch Reformed Church (Bergenfield, New Jersey)
Publication: c1891
Link: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/211444#?availability=Family%20History%20Library


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