||William Wright migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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The origins of William Wright who sailed on the Fortune in 1621 are unknown. His parents are unknown, but he was probably born about 1600, based on the estimated age of his wife.
William was a freeman in Plymouth Colony before 1633. He signed his will and owned besides a bible and a hymnal, several other small books. He also had tools used for felling trees, carpentry and building. These may just have been necessities in a new colony.
He received two acres of land with William Pitt in the 1623 Plymouth land division. In 1627 he was part of John Howlands company.
He married at Plymouth, between 1629 and 1633 Priscilla Carpenter. She married second John Cooper. No children were recorded to this couple.
His will was dated 16 Sep 1633 and proved 2 Jan 1633/4, in which he bequeathed to his wife Prisilla Wright "all that my mansion or dwelling house situate... in New Plymouth" as well as the rest of his estate except one ewe lamb to the church and a suit of apparel to William Brewster, elder of Plymouth. an inventory was taken 6 Nov 1633 valued at £99 12s
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