Occupation: Attorney at Law
'The fifty acres allotted to Lord Howard in 1649 remained in possession of his family until 1796, when Frederick, fifth earl of Carlisle, by indenture dated August 30th, 1796, sold his lands in Tynemouth to John Wright of North Shields. The latter made his will on June 30th, 1806, leaving his freehold property to be divided equally between his two sons, William Wright of North Shields, and John Bowes Wright of Lincoln's Inn. John Wright and his two sons laid out Northumberland Square and Howard Street upon this estate, which extended from Norfolk Street on the east to Newcastle Street and Little Bedford Street, the township boundaries, upon the west.'
'Sacred to the memory of John Wright, esq., of North Shields, founder of several elegant streets both there and at Newcastle. He died the 25th November, 1806, aged 75 years. Also of Ann, his widow, who died on the 29th of June, 1812, in the 60th year of her age. Also of his eldest son, William Wright, who died Dec. 10th, 1847, aged 80 years. He was many years deputy-lieutenant and acting magistrate for the county of Northumberland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Also of Frances, his widow, who died the 5th of April, 1864, in the 83rd year of her age. '
Resided at Norfolk Street.
Buried at Christ Church, Tynemouth, Northumberland on 29 Nov 1806.
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