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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
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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.


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.


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

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