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Richard Wright

Male 1608 - 1691  (83 years)


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  • Name Richard Wright  [1
    Born 1608  Wrington, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened Of, Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jun 1691  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Constable for Plymouth.


      RICHARD AND HESTER WRIGHT'S CHILDREN

      RICHARD WRIGHT of Plymouth married, about 1644, Hestere Cooke, daughter of Francis 1 Cooke, the Mayflower Passenger, and they had six children, Adam, John, Esther, Isaac, Samuel, Mary; but the birth records of only two of these children, Esther and Isaac, have been found.

      Adam Wright 3, born about 1645, married, first, Sarah 3 Soule (John 2, George 1); married, second, Mehitable Barrows. He had six children by the first wife and four by the second wife.

      John Wright 3, died before his father, without issue, and apparently unmarried.

      Esther Wright 3, born at Plymouth, in 1649, married Ephraim Tinkham 3 (Rebecca 2 Brown, Peter 1), and had six children.

      Isaac Wright 3, born at Plymouth, 26 August, 1652, died in 1675 or 1676, without issue, and apparently unmarried.

      Samuel Wright 3, died before his father, without issue, and apparently unmarried.
      Mary Wright 3, married-Price.

      John Wright 3, in his will, dated 7 December, 1675, and probated 7 July, 1676, mentioned his father Richard Wright, his brothers Adam Wright 3, Isaac Wright 3 and Samuel Wright 3, and his sisters Esther and mary Wright.

      A receipt by esther Wright 3 and Mary Wright 3, for a legacy from their brother John, shows that they were both unmarried on its date, 9 June, 1676. This receipt is of especial importance as no record of the date of marriage of Ephraim Tinkham and Esther Wright 3 has been found. Their daughter Marth (Tinkham 4) Soule was born about 1678, according to the age on her gravestone* at Middleborough, Mass., and was born before any of the other known children of Ephraim and Esther Tinkham.

      As the estate of Isaac Wright 3 was settled 7 July, 1676, he died before that date, but after 7 December, 1675, when he was mentioned in his brother John's will.
      Samuel Wright 3, mentioned in John's will, evidently died before his father's will was made, but no settlement of his estate has been found.

      Richard Wright, the father, died at Plymouth, 9 June, 1691. In his will, made the day before he died, and printed in full in our fourth volume, he mentioned only his son Adam, his daughter Esther, and his widowed daughter Mary Price.

      Hester 2 (Cooke) Wright, the mother, died after 8 June, 1666, when she signed an agreement of heirs† of her father, francis 1 Cooke, and probably before 7 December, 1675, the date of her son John's will.

      We her print exhaustive abstratcts of all records relating to the estates of John Wright 3 and Isaac Wright 3, found on the Plymouth Colony Records. [2, 3]
    Person ID I3620990  7_families
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 

    Family 1 Margaret Wright,   d. Bef 1643 
    Married 8 Jan 1625  Saugus, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elinor Wright,   b. Abt 1617, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1661  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +2. Mary Wright,   b. 1618, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1660, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Abigail Wright,   b. Abt 1620, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1707  (Age ~ 87 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2001 
    Family ID F1198656  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Hester Cooke,   b. Abt 1620, Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 21 May 1669, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1644  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
    +1. Adam Wright,   b. 1645, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1724, Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1198655  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - Of, Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jan 1625 - Saugus, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Nov 1644 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jun 1691 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S12672] George Soule of the Mayflower, John E. Soule, Milton E. Terry, Robert S. Wakefield, (Plymouth, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c1999), 14 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S7689] Francis Cooke of the Mayflower and his descendants for four generations, Robert S. Wakefield, (Plymouth, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c1987), 4 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S311] Mayflower Descendant, (Wheat Ridge, CO: Search & Research Publishing Corporation, 1996), 24: 84 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S407] Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - Vital Records to 1850, Lee Douglas van Antwerp (Main Author), Ruth Wilder Sherman (Added Author), (Camden, Me. : Picton Press, c1993), 655 (Reliability: 3).
      Richard Wright and Hester Cooke married [1644].