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Peter Wright (abt. 1600 - 1663)

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Peter Wright
Born about in Wendling, Norfolk, Englandmap
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Died in Oyster Bay, Nassau, Long Island, New York colonymap
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Biography

Peter Wright was born between 1590-1600 at Norfolk, England. He was the son of Nicholas Wright and Margaret Nelson. Peter married Alice in England between 1620-1630. Alice was born in England in 1614. Both Peter and Alice passed away at Oyster Bay, Nassau, Long Island, New York.[1]

Peter Wright immigrated to Sandwich, Mass., in 1638, and from there went to Oyster Bay, L.I. He had a son Adam, b 20 Mch., 1650; also Hannah, Peter, Gideon, Joh, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Lydia, Jacob.

"Whereas I am informed that Peter Wright, late of Oyster Bay, upon Long Island, was casually drowned in Virginia, and dyed intestate, upon the request of his daughter Hannah, and son Gideon Wright, the said Gideon Wright is appointed administrator. April 12, 1675. E. Andross."

Peter's widow Alice married Richard Crab, who died in 1685.[2]

Another source records that three brothers came from England to Massachusetts in 1636-37:

  1. Nicholas Wright b. 1609, wife Ann, he d. 1682.
  2. Peter Wright and wife Alice, she m. 2d Richard Crabb, she d. 1685.
  3. Anthony Wright “dyed ye 8th of 7th mo, 1680, gave property to sister-in-law, Alice Crabb, and his brothers' children.

Children of Peter and Alice Wright

  1. Hannah 2 , b. 1651, The Devotee, died the 4th day of the 1st month 1675. She was one of three persons who drowned when a boat containing seven persons overturned as they were crossing a body of water to the western shore in Maryland.
  2. Peter, b. February 28,1651, at Sandwich, Cape Cod.
  3. Gideon, married Elisabeth Townsend. Children: Gideon.
  4. Job, married Rachel Townsend.; Children: Keziah Wright, married 29th day of the 3rd month 1712, John Burr of Northhampton, Burlington Co. N. J., son of Henry Burr, yeoman, and Elizabeth Burr his wife. The entry noted that Job Wright was recently deceased. Reachel Wright, married the 1st day of ye 7th month 1715, at Westbury, Thomas Stokes of Waterford in Glouster County in West New Jersey, yeoman.
  5. Adam, b. 20 Mar 1650, married 1673 Mary George Dennis, d. 1696-1698.[3] They had: Dennis, married Susanna; Adam; George; Joseph, married Temperance Seaman, widow of Arthur Kirk. Ch: Adam 4, John 4, Mary 4, Joseph 4, Charles 4, Job 4; Peter3, b. 1698
  6. Sarah, married her cousin Edmond Wright, son of Nicholis. Children: Nicholas 3; Caleb 3; Daniel 3; Jacob 3; Eliphal 3 Wright; Edmond 3, married Sara Townsend daughter of Mill John.
  7. Elisabeth, married 1693, James Townsend, son of John.
  8. Mary, married, at Oyster Bay, 30th of ye 8th mo 1693, Samuel Andrews. They moved to New Jersey in 1683. Children: Morkecai 3 Andrews, “borne ye 11th day of ye 6th month 1664, m. 1691 a French woman; Peter 3, borne ye 12th of 11th month 1668; Peter 3 , born ye 28th of 3d month, 1671; Hester 3, born ye 12 th of ye 10th month 1673; Hannah 3 born ye 23rd of ye 2d month 1675; d. 1686; Edward 3, born ye 16th of ye 1st month, 1678, m. 1694, Sarah Ong, dau of Jacob and Sarah; Jacob 3, born ye 12 of ye 7th month, 1680, d. 1686; Mary 3, born ye 29th of ye 5th month, 1683.
  9. Lydia, married at Oyster Bay 17th of ye 1st month 1683/4, Isaac Horner. Two children:
(1) Isaac Horner, of Mansfield in ye Countey of Bourlingtown and province of West New Jersey married 9th day of 8th month 1718, Eleanor Bowne, Daughter of Samuel Bowne of flushing [L.I.].
(2) Deliverance Horner, b. 1685, married 1704, Thomas Stokes of New Jersey. Children: Hannah 4 Stokes, born July, 1705, died in childhood; Joseph 4 Stokes, July 12, 1706; Benjamin 4 Stokes, January 27, 1708, who went to North Carolina, and has sometimes been con­fused with his father; Lydia 4 Stokes, July 13, 1710, married (first) 1734, Samuel Haines, and (second) Jacob Lamb; Thomas 4 Stokes, Novem­ber 5, 1711, married, 1741, Abigail, daughter of John, son of William Matlack, the emi­grant, by his second wife Mary Lee; De­liverance 4 Stokes, September 18, 1713, married Darling Conrow, son of Isaac Conrow and Sarah Darling. Deliverance 3 Horner died between 1713 and 1715, because on the 1st day of the 5th month, 1715. Thomas Stokes married Rachel Wright daughter of Job Wright and cousin of Deliverance Horner.[4]

The following is extracted from WRIGHT FAMILY, OF OYSTER BAY, L. I. BY JOHN J. LATTING, Esq., OF NEW YORK.[5][6]

Immigrant brothers

"The brothers PETER, ANTHONY and NICHOLAS WRIGHT emigrated from England to Massachusetts as early as 1636–7. It is believed, although not positively proved, that they were of the very ancient, fam­ily of Wright in Norfolk, seated in that county from time immemo­rial, of which family was Thomas Wright, living in the reign of Henry VIII, father of John Wright, who died, seized of the manors of Tin­dallg and Rowses, in East Laxham, Norfolk, in the 32d year of the reign of Henry VIII. He had two sons, EDMUND, his heir, and NICHOLAS. They married sisters, daughters and co-heirs of Edmund Beaupre, of Beaupre Hall in Norfolk. From Edmund, by a second marriage with Jane, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Russell, brother of John, Earl of Bedford, descended the family of Wrights, now, or lately represented by John Wright, Esq., of Kilverstone Hall, near Thetford, in Norfolk.

Nicholas, by his wife, Anne Beaupre, was father of five children, from one of whom, there is reason to believe, came the immigrant brothers above named. They are found first residing at Lynn, then called Saugus, in Massachusetts, but shortly afterwards removed to Sandwich, Cape Cod, in the settlement of which place they all became active leaders, Aquiring lands and holding offices there of military as well as of civic trust. Here several of the children of Peter and Nicholas were born.

In 1653 they joined the company led by the Rev. William Leverich, and came to Long Island, and united in the first purchase from the Indians of the territory, including the site of the present village of Oys­ter Bay. They all became large landed proprietors at that place, and were men of prominence and influence in the town. Anthony appears to have lived and died a bachelor, but both Peter and Nicholas left large families."

Anthony Wright

"They were all, at an early period, active and zealous members of the Society of Friends. Anthony's house in the village of Oyster Bay was for many years the place of their meetings, both for worship and business, and he subsequently conveyed to them portions of his homestead for a burial–place and the erection of a meeting–house." (Source document contains much more information on Anthony Wright, including a transcription of his will.)

Peter Wright

"Peter's wife was Alice; she was an active, energetic and prominent member of the little community. She survived her husband, and sub­sequently married Richard Crab, one of the early Stamford settlers, who came to Oyster Bay in 1660. Peter's children were Peter, born at Sandwich, Cape Cod, February 28th, 1651; Gideon, Job, Adam, Lydia, Mary, Hannah and Sarah.

The three daughters—Lydia, Mary and Hannah—inherited largely the self-reliant characteristics of their mother. They were noted for their religious zeal and for their endurance under persecution at the hands of the intolerant governor and magistrates of Massachusetts, who so cruelly executed their disgraceful laws against the Quakers; so much the more disgraceful and inexcusable, by reason, that the very men who fled from persecution in their native land, that they might find a place wherein to worship God according to their conscience, ,were the foremost to persecute and oppress those who happened to differ with them in religious faith. Thus it has been truly and tersely said, “ Laud was justified by the men whom he had wronged."

Nicholas Wright

"Of Nicholas, the other brother, the town records contain abundant entries, showing him to have been a man of large estate, for those days, and occupying sundry public offices at various dates. He died in Oyster Bay, in the year 1682. See Nicholas Wright.[7]

Sources

  1. Pratt, Floyd Thomas, F.H.C, M.A.G.I. "The Ancestral Family History of Sarah (Wright)." Pratt Publications. 2011.
  2. "New York Settlers from New England," in NEHGRegister 55(1901):380-381:
  3. Pratt, Floyd Thomas, F.H.C, M.A.G.I. "The Ancestral Family History of Sarah (Wright). Pratt Publications. 2011."
  4. Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. Joe Munsells's Sons Publishers. Long Island, New York. 1895.
  5. New York Biographical and Genealogical Record of January 1872.
  6. The Wright Family of Oyster Bay, L.I. Accessed Dec. 9, 2017. http://peterwrightfamily.blogspot.ca
  7. Entered by Sara V Mosher, Dec 9, 2017
  • John J. Latting, "The Wright Family, of Oyster Bay, L.I." in NY Genealogical & Biographical Record, 3(1872):35-

Acknowledgements

  • Sara V Mosher, descendant of Daniel Coles whose brother Robert Coles married Mercy Wright


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On 24 Sep 2014 at 18:20 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

See also: John J. Latting, "The Wright Family, of Oyster Bay, L.I." in NY Genealogical & Biographical Record, 3(1872):35- (which does not cite many sources)

On 24 Sep 2014 at 18:15 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Here we go: "New York Settlers from New England," in NEHGRegister 55(1901):380-381:

Peter Wright came to Sandwich, Mass., in 1638, and from there went to Oyster Bay, L.I. He had a son Adam, b 20 Mch., 1650; also Hannah, Peter, Gideon, Joh, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Lydia, Jacob.

"Whereas I am informed that Peter Wright, late of Oyster Bay, upon Long Island, was casually drowned in Virginia, and dyed intestate, upon the request of his daughter Hannah, and son Gideon Wright, the said Gideon Wright is appointed administrator. April 12, 1675. E. Andross."

His widow Alice married Richard Crab, who died in 1685.

On 24 Sep 2014 at 18:09 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

"List of those able to bear Arms in New Plymouth," in NEHG Register 4(1850):257:

Sandwitch. 1643... Peter Wright...

On 24 Sep 2014 at 18:06 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Sandwich Register of Births 1650 [p 11] in "Plymouth Colony Vital Records," in MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT, 16(1914):236:

Adam Wright the sonn of Peete[r Wright] born the 20th of [march]

On 24 Sep 2014 at 18:04 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

"Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records," in MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 14:171:

Peter Wright the sone of Peter Wright died the 28th of ffebruary Anno. Dom. 1651

On 24 Sep 2014 at 17:54 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Sandwich Vital Records, p 6, as cited in "Plymouth Colony Records," in MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 15:28: [1648]

"A sonn of Peter Wright still born the 16th of December" [next line:] "Sara Wright [no parent named] was born the eleventh of February"



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