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Benjamin Wright (abt. 1694 - 1760)

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Benjamin Wright
Born about in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 11 Jan 1714 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Englandmap
Profile last modified 20 Jan 2020 | Created 6 Nov 2019
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Biography

Benjamin Wright, mariner, m. Great Yarmouth, 11 Jan 1713/4, Ephrata Jordan (bapt. [as ‘Effreta’], Great Yarmouth, 18 Nov 1683; bur. Great Yarmouth, 18 Oct 1779), dau. of Thomas and Mary Jordan; he was bur. Great Yarmouth, 4 May 1760 (?will pr. Consistory Court, Norwich), having had issue.

Note

According to family information (unsourced), this Benjamin was the son of Simon Wright by Mary Worledge. However, the baptism of a Benjamin Wright is recorded in Great Yarmouth for 1 March 1694/5, son of Jos[eph] Wright by Eliz[abeth], which seems more likely. The migration of Simon Wright from Wheatacre is not explained, and the birth date of Simon as Benjamin's father in 1651 seems too early.

Sources

  • Nicholas Mander, Borromean Rings: The Genealogy of the Mander Family. Owlpen Press, 2011.


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