WRIGHT OF BEIGHTON

 

The Beighton parish registers are incomplete for the 1670s and 1680s, so there may be other children of John and Phebe (Hancock) Wright who are not included here. The will of Thomas Wright of Sothall in Beighton, written in 1723 and proved in 1724, appoints his “brethren Robert Jessopp Peter Smith & John Wright” as trustees for his young children. Godfrey Wright was a witness to the will. This helps to place Thomas as a son of John Wright, who had sons called John and Godfrey. The inventory of Thomas Wright lists four debts owing from the deceased. One of these was Ł10 to Thomas Bird, which lends some support to the Mary Wright who married Thomas Bird in 1717 being another sibling in the same family. The name Phebe was used for a daughter of Thomas and Mary (Wright) Bird, which gives some onomastic support to the mother of Mary being Phebe Hancock.

 

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WRIGHT

 

JOHN WRIGHT of Beighton, Derbyshire, husbandman,[1] married on 8 August 1678 at Handsworth, PHEBE HANCOCK,[2] daughter of Godfrey Hancock. Phebe was baptised on 7 September 1660 at Handsworth[3] and buried on 17 March 1728/29 at Beighton.[4]

 

Children of John and Phebe (Hancock) Wright:

i               THOMAS WRIGHT of Sothall, Beighton, husbandman, bur 20 Jun 1723, Beighton;[5] m ANN JESSOP.[6]

ii             MARY WRIGHT, bap 19 May 1686, Beighton,[7] bur 2 Jan 1753, Eckington;[8] m 2 May 1717, Beighton, THOMAS BIRD[9] (see here).

iii            JOHN WRIGHT, bap 18 Jan 1691/92, Beighton.[10]

iv            PHEBE WRIGHT, bap 22 Apr 1695, Beighton;[11] m ca 28 Apr 1731, JOHN MILNER.[12]

v              GODFREY WRIGHT of Beighton, bap 18 Nov 1697, Beighton,[13] bur 5 Oct 1779, Beighton;[14] m 14 Apr 1723, Beighton, MARY BOOTH.[15]

vi            JUDITH WRIGHT, bap 8 Dec 1700, Beighton,[16] bur 10 Oct 1785, Beighton;[17] m 26 Jun 1721, Beighton, JOSEPH TAYLOR.[18]



[1] He may be the John Wright who was buried on 14 Jun 1727 at Beighton. However, the burial of “Phśbe wife of John Wright” on 17 Mar 1728/29 gives the impression that her husband was still alive at that time. The 1727 burial could be that of the John Wright baptised in 1691/92.

[2] Handsworth parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk). A bond dated 21 Aug 1678 was made between John Wright of Beighton, husbandman, and Godfrey Hancock of Woodhouse in Handsworth, yeoman: William Nelson, ed., Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, vol. 21 (Paterson, 1899), 422.

[3] Handsworth parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[4] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[5] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[6] The will of Thomas Wright names his wife Anne and his “brethren Robert Jessopp Peter Smith & John Wright” (Dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry Wills and Probate 1521-1860, online at www.findmypast.co.uk). The will of Robert Jessop of Beighton, written and proved in 1753, names his sister Hannah, wife of Peter Smith. It therefore appears that Thomas Wright’s wife was a sister of Robert Jessop and Hannah (Jessop) Smith.

[7] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[8] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[9] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[10] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[11] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[12] Dioceses of Lichfield & Coventry Marriage Allegations and Bonds, 1636-1893 (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[13] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[14] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[15] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[16] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[17] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[18] Beighton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).