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Thomas Wright (abt. 1620 - abt. 1663)

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Thomas Wright
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Profile last modified 6 Feb 2020 | Created 6 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 6 Feb 2020
09:12: Chad Olivent added Thomas Wright (1647-bef.1741) as child for Thomas Wright (abt.1620-abt.1663). [Thank Chad for this]
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Captain John Upton was one of the original troop of thirty men, who in 1622 went to settle in what would become Isle of Wight. He remained there for several decades. Among his neighbors was one William Wright.

13 Sep 1644: Margaret had married John Upton by 13 Sep 1644 when "Captain John Upton and Margaret his wife" sold to John Mason, land patented by Upton adjoining William Wright, John Leveredge and John Herring[1] One William Wright is seated in Isle of Wight, near Robert Dunstan in 1647.[2]


Thomas Wright was born around 1620. He lived in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and died in 1663.

Thomas Wright witnessed the May 17,1656 will of Robert Dunster.[3]

Wright, Thomas by will appointed Elizabeth Wright his relict Extr. Probate requested 18 Feb 1663; recorded 25 March 1664. Security: George Empso n, John Asque[4]

Whereas George Wright orphant hath made choice of Edward Gibbs Godfather to the said George to be his guardian. It is ordered that the said orphant . .. .Cornelius Scully who married the Mother of the said George or when . . . 10 Sept 1666 Isle of Wight County ct.[5]

Receipt signed with the X mark of William Goodwin sixth day of Sept 1666 a quits Cornelius Scully of any additional liability in a bequest in Thomas Wright's will to his daughte Elizabeth Wright, William's wife. [6]

Children of Thomas Wright & Elizabeth [Gibbs]

1. Thomas Wright ca 1646 – 1701 Isle of Wight Co married Elizabeth Williams she appears to be the daughter of John Williams Sr will1692 I O W
2. Anne Wright ca 1648 –
married 1st 1665 Thomas Griffen died 1670 Isle of Wight Co,VA
married 2nd 1671 John Edwards died 1677 Isle of Wight Co, VA
married 3rd 1677 William Relison
married 4th 1682 James Tullagh
3. Elizabeth Wright ca 1650 – 1727 I of W
married 1666 William Godwin ca 1646 – 1719 Isle of Wight Co, VA
4. George Wright ca 1653 – 1702 married Violet ?
(she married 2nd John Driver)[7]


  1. (Isle of Wight, Vol. 1:420, "Underwood Family of Virginia," Augusta B. Fothergill, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XXXVIII, 1930, pp. 267-270, 386-393; Vol. XXXIX, 1931, pp. 70-75, 167-173, 272-276; XL, 1932, pp. 91-95; Reprinted in Genealogy of Virginia Families, Vol. V, GPC, Baltimore, 1981, pp. 601-635
  2. Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight Boddie page 584
  3. Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800 – Blanche Adams Chapman page 74
  4. Isle of Wight County Probate Records
  5. Isle of Wight County Probate Records
  6. Isle of Wight County Probate Records

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