Walter Wright

Walter Wright (abt. 1861 - 1925)

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Walter Wright
Born about in London, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 8 Jul 1896 in Auckland, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Taihape, Rangitikei, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified 3 Feb 2020 | Created 6 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 3 Feb 2020
05:01: Guy Driscoll edited the Primary Photo for Walter Wright (abt.1861-1925). [Thank Guy for this]
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Walter was born about 1861. He passed away in 1925.

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Walter Wright migrated from England to New Zealand.
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He was a merchant sailor from London who escaped his ship in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Due to this he was likely somewhat secretive about date of birth etc. and his age on different documents such as marriage and death vary by a number of years, plus he unfortunately has a common name and comes from a big population center. Buried at Rangatira Cemetery, Hunterville, New Zealand.

His parents were George Wright and Jane Wright nee Edwards and he had a sister (possibly half) Louisa. His father was a coach builder (horse and cart) and/or wheelwright.


  • "Births, Deaths & Marriages Online", [digital index], New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (, Death Registration of Walter Wright, Death certificate 1925/10960
  • "Births, Deaths & Marriages Online", [digital index], New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (, Marriage Registration of "Matilda Floyd" and Walter Wright, Marriage certificate 1896/1696.
  • "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 August 2017), Walter Wright, 1925; citing Wanganui, Wanganui probates [third sequence], 1893-1979, record number 1925/34, Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office; FamilySearch digital folder 005707040.
  • "BillionGraves Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 31 May 2016), Walter Wright, died 10 May 1925; citing BillionGraves( : 2012), Burial at Hunterville (Rangatira), Hunterville, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.
  • "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch( : 13 December 2015), Walter Wright, 1925; Burial, Marton, Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, Rangatira Cemetery; citing record ID 133634810, Find a Grave,

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