Thomas WRIGHT, Sr.

Male Abt 1610 - 1670  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Thomas WRIGHT  [1, 2, 3
    • He came to Wethersfield, perhaps from Watertown, before 1639; (Judge Adams' article in Ancient Wethersfield, I, p. 317.); was on the jury of the Particular Court of Conn., Sept. 1643; Selectmen, 1658; committee on town lines, etc; Freeman, May 18, 1654 and constable, 1668/9. He was prominent in church disputes with Rev. John Russell which led many to move to Hadley, Mass. His home lot of three and one-half acres in Wethersfield, was on the west side of High Street, where his home was built, probably before 1639. It was recorded to him Feb. 11, 1640/1. He bought a house, barn and five acres of Samuel Hale on the west side of Back Lane, also the Richard Belden lot of twenty and one-half acres in the West Field in 1654. He also purchased a large part of the Great Island, thereafter known as Wright's Island and which he gave mostly to his sons, Thomas and James.

      While it is generally stated that he was a son of John and Grace (Glasscock) Wright of South Weald, Essex, England, there is no absolute proof of it. [1]
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 19 Nov 1610  Brook Hall, Delavon Manor, Essex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 19 Nov 1610  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Apr 1670  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "The Wright Line": It is believed by some expert researchers that Thomas married #2? Margaret Butler, after his first wife, Mary died. There is some confusion WHEN Mary died and thus why the confusion with the second marriage. Because of these confusions, it is possible that Mary died shortly after Joseph was born, and it is possible that Thomas married again and had Joseph. Whatever may have happened, a son was born (Joseph).
    Person ID I62917  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 

    Father John WRIGHT 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Grace GLASSCOCK 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F12133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary CRANBROKE,   b. Abt 21 Sep 1609, Cranbroke, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1636  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1629  South Wead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Thomas WRIGHT, Jr.,   b. 1630,   d. 24 Aug 1683  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
     2. James WRIGHT,   b. Abt 1636, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1705, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Ensign Samuel WRIGHT,   b. 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1689/90  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     4. Lydia WRIGHT,   d. Bef 04 Feb 1688  [Birth]
     5. Mary WRIGHT,   b. 1631,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +6. Deacon Joseph WRIGHT,   b. 1639, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1714, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F12132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret UNKNOWN 
    Married 1647  [1
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F12303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.

    2. [S00095] "The Wright Line (1610-1780)" by Ellen R. Baker.

    3. [S04086] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2010, Vol. 164 July.