William Wright (aft. 1765 - aft. 1822)
after [location unknown] 1765
of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
after [location unknown] 1822
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"Final Voyage of the Essex"
Voyage dates: Essex departed Nantucket 12 August 1819;
rammed and sunk by a sperm whale 20 November 1820:
The records say that all but 3 of the white men were native of Nantucket, those men were
William Wright, Seth Weeks, and Thomas Chappel
"20 sailors set out in their three small whaleboats
Within hours of the crew's beginning to die of thirst, the boats landed on uninhabited Henderson Island"
3 men -
Seth Weeks, and
Thomas Chappel - the only white members of the crew who were not natives of Nantucket, opted to stay behind on Henderson.
Almost a year after Essex sank, Lloyd's List reported that Surry had rescued the three men and taken them to Port Jackson.
Too many found. And not knowing his year of birth or the state he was born???????
Only thing besides his name, he was not a native of Nantucket, but was he Massachusetts, and when he, IF he went back to Nantucket, did he stay there until he died?
Born to ______________________
Essex on Wikipedia
Nathaniel Philbrick, In The Heart of the Sea, The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
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