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Walter Charles Wright (abt. 1824 - 1910)

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Walter Charles Wright
Born about in Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in New Zealandmap
Profile last modified 5 Feb 2020 | Created 23 Sep 2018 | Last significant change: 5 Feb 2020
10:20: Raewyn Neal added Mary Anne (Hinson) Wright (1804-1874) as mother for Walter Charles Wright (abt.1824-1910). [Thank Raewyn for this]
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married Elizabeth Mitchell [1]

Emigrated aged 44 to New Zealand with his wife and children in 1874; ship Peter Denny [2]

Walter Wright was a carpenter in Invercargill at some time

Mr. Walter Charles Wright , who has been a resident of Invercargill since his arrival in 1870 by the ship “Peter Denny,” at Port Chalmers, was born in England, in 1824. He served his time as an architect in the Old Land, and became a practical staircase-builder. After settling in Invercargill, he erected the first cottage in Clyde Street, then known as the Flat, and he named it “Alpha Cottage.” His services as a staircase-builder were much in request, and he erected the stairs of the Athenaeum building, and those at “Lennel” for the late Mr. J. T. Thomson, besides doing other work in the same line in many parts of the South Island; and he was also for a time employed in Sydney in connection with this special kind of work. For some time Mr. Wright conducted technical classes for architectural work and staircase-building. He was married, in 1846, to a daughter of the late Mr. Edward Mitchell, of Kensington. Mrs Wright died on the 12th of July, 1898, leaving six daughters and three sons, and there are forty-eight, grand children. [3]


  1. DYER. Sydney Vincent aged 23, Machine Agent. Bachelor, b. Milton, Otago, NZ. Residence Invercargill NZ. Father; William John DYER, Traveller. Mother Annie Maria nee PEDMAYNE. Mar. Ellen GIBB, nee WRIGHT aged 22 Widow since June 17 1888. b. Camberwell, London ENG. Residence Invercargill NZ. Father Walter Charles WRIGHT, Carpenter. Mother Elizabeth nee MITCHELL. Mar. 18th. June 1889 at primitive Methodist Church Invercargill, NZ. Witnesses: Edward Walter WRIGHT, Invercargill, bro of the Bride, and Lucy Blanche DYER, Invercargill. Officiating Minister James GUY. Pearl's Pad
  2. Yesteryears : Peter Denny
  3. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - Otago & Southland Provincial Districts : Old Colonists

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