John Robert Wright Sr, Esq

John Robert Wright Sr, Esq (1450 - 1509)

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Rev John Robert Wright Sr, Esq
Born in Dagenham Manor, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, Englandmap
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Dagenham, Essex, Englandmap
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John was a minister of God
Fact 1: eminent theologian of Dagnams near South Weald
Fact 2: Dagenham's manor
Fact 3: possessed of White Notley
Fact 4: advowson of Upminster Church

N.B. All of these facts are wrong.


Name: John Wright, Sr[1]
Alias: John Robert Wrighte[2]
Birth: 17 Oct 1450, Dagenham Manor, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England[3] [4][5][6]
Christening: 27 Oct 1450, Dagenham, Essex, England [7]
Residence: Dagenham,'s manor; Date: 1465, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England[8]
Occupation: Minister
Death: 05 May 1509, Dagenham, Essex, England[9][10][11]


Husband: John Robert Wright
Wife: Agnes Hunt
Marriage: 05 1474, Cheshire, England[12]


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  6. Source: S65
  7. Source: S6 Author: Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R1 * Repository: R1 Name: Address:

DNA Sources

  1. Source: DNA Confirmation for Lynden Raber Castle Rodriguez from the line of Henry Wright by DNA::lynden_us and a triangulation match through DNA of Don Allen, on 30 Jul 2015.

Research Notes

He probably didn't have a middle name - I think he's been confused with a relative Rev Robert Wright. I found and updated Laurence Wright, physician. His brother was Rev Robert Wright (1556-1624) (see the last paragraph) - he was a Calvinist/Puritan until he conformed after a stint in prison and somewhat eminent. Maybe that's the mixup with the "eminent theologian of Dagnams near South Weald".
I think Dagnams is abbreviated from Dagenhams Manor in Romford which was purchased by a decendant Dr. Thomas Wright in 1633, and is down the road from South Weald and Upminster.
I looked into the advowson of Upminster - he or one of his descendants possibly purchased it from the Vaux family since a recusant John Wright of Kelvedon held the advowson until his death in 1609 but the King presented in for the minor Edward Vaux, 4th Lord Vaux so maybe it was a kind of lease, or it was forfeit.
The Wrights were almost certainly yeoman until John bought Kelvedon Hall, so I'm unclear the connection to 'Dagenham's manor' The manor in Dagenham was owned by the Barking Abbey until the dissolution, Dagnams above was owned during his supposed lifetime by Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, Avery Cornburgh, Sir William Hussey and Sir John Hussey.
Why was he married in Cheshire?
The DNA matches a much later descendant - his relationships should be uncertain (or removed)


  1. Source: #S6 Record for John Wright
  2. Source: #S65 Page: Database online. Text: Record for John Wright; Title: Sir
  3. Source: #S6 Record for John Wright
  4. Source: #S6 Record for Sir Rev. John Robert Wright Wrighte
  5. Source: #S6 Record for Sir Henery Wrighte
  6. Source: #S65
  7. Source: #S6 Record for Sir Henery Wrighte
  8. Source: #S6 Record for Sir Henery Wrighte
  9. Source: #S6 Record for John Wright
  10. Source: #S6 Record for Sir Henery Wrighte
  11. Source: #S65
  12. Source: #S6 Page: Database online. Text: Record for Sir Rev. John Robert Wright Wrighte


  • This person was created through the import of fitzmaster032511.ged on 27 March 2011.
  • Created through the import of 104-B.ged on 12 September 2010.
  • Thank you to Terry Wright for starting this profile.
  • Thank you to Jim Steffens for starting this profile.
  • Thank you to Darrell Parker for starting this profile.
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On 27 Jul 2016 at 17:56 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

The DNA Connection is for a Judah Wright who is a distant descendant. Please replace the DNA confirmed with uncertain - there are many false statements in this profile.

On 6 Jul 2016 at 18:43 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

Wow, there's an impressive amount of wrong stuff in this profile - sending this to G2G.

On 5 Jan 2015 at 15:46 GMT Tim Stringfellow wrote:

This is an interesting Henry VII Tudor theology era prior to Henry VIII forming the Anglican Church to marry Elizabeth I's Mom. Most ministers would have been Catholic priests prior to Martin Luther beginning the Protestant Reformation at the time of Wright's death. John Robert Sr would have been a very early protestant type leader at the end of the 15th Century and turn of the 16th if he was not Catholic. John Knox would not yet have accused Elizabeth's catholic sister, Mary of Scots, of being an adulterous apostate.

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