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William Wright (abt. 1665 - 1724)

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William Wright
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Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 5 Sep 1714 in Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial Americamap
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Died in Gunpowder Hundred, Baltimore MD,map
Profile last modified 10 Feb 2020 | Created 1 Sep 2016 | Last significant change: 10 Feb 2020
21:38: Janelle Weir edited the Biography for William Wright (abt.1665-1724). [Thank Janelle for this]
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William was first recorded in Baltimore MD in 1691 when he purchased 100 achres from Robert and Deborah Benger. He appears on Baltimore Tax lists from 1692 to 1705. In 1714 he married Julianna Benbow. She was at least his second wife since most of his children were born well before 1714. He made his will in 1724, which mentions his oldest son William, other sons Jacob and Solomon, and daughters Mary Watkins, Christina Ditto, and Elizabeth Wright. Julianna Wright qualified as the admin of the estate.



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Wright-5141 and Wright-21510 actually do represent the same person. The original profile creator set his birth date to "before 1691" because first showed up in records in 1691, but in 1691 he was already an adult and buying and selling land so he must have been born at least in 1670. I have corrected his birth date. The different wives are because he had three wives. the first profile has the fist two wives (though I haven't seen any evidence for the name of his first wife being Ann Benger) attached and this profile has his last wife attached. If you read the other profile you will see that Julianna Benbow is even mentioned as his third wife. Both profiles are using the same will as a source. That will mentions all the children attached to both profiles. I will leave them unmerged for now
posted by Janelle Weir
Wright-5141 and Wright-21510 do not represent the same person because: Too many discrepancies in data, 26 year difference in the birth year, different spouses. Just because both are named William Wright does not make them the same person!
posted by Sandra Scarborough
Wright-5141 and Wright-21510 appear to represent the same person because: Same location, and approximate dates. Julia Benbow, his third wife (connected to Wright-21510) is the admin of the will mentioned in the profile of Wright-5141. Only discrepancy is the exact year of death.
posted by Janelle Weir

William is 20 degrees from Peter Roberts, 17 degrees from Emma Smith and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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