(Abt 1575-)
Mrs Wright Edward
(Abt 1579-)
Francis WRIGHT
Captain Edward WRIGHT, Sr


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1. Mary POWELL
2. Hannah UPSON

Captain Edward WRIGHT, Sr 1

  • Born: 1633-1634, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married (1): 27 Mar 1657, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married (2): 18 Jun 1659, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died: 7 Aug 1703, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Buried: Aug 1703, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

   Another name for Edward was Captain.

   Ancestral File Number: 8KL1-7M. User ID: 2412.

   General Notes:

Captain of Militia.

A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, John Farmer, Genealogical Publishing Co, Lancaster MA 1829, p331:
WRIGHT, Captain Edward, d in Sudbury 7 Aug 1703.

ANCESTRY.COM 14 Aug 2000
Edward, Sudbury, evidently came to New England with Dorothy above-mentioned; but whether his father also came or not can not be known from present data. He was propr. about 1656; captain of militia. He sold to John Hoare March 4, 1671-2, all his right and title to an estate in "Castell Bromwick," (Castle Bromwich,) in the co. of Warwick, Eng., which fell to him as only son and heir of Francis Wright of same place; which was given to Francis 27 June, 10 James, on his marriage to Mary, dau. of John Wiggins, of Aldredge, co. Stafford, by his father Edward Wright of Castell Bromwich, whose heir apparent he was. He refers to having been in England a year before the date of this sale. He rec'd in part payment a house in Concord, of which John and Alice Hoar made full deed 1 Aug. 1682. He m. in Boston, 27 (3) 1657, Mary Powell. He m. at Sudbury, June 18, 1659, Hannah Axtell, (as recorded in town book,) or Hannah Upson, (as given in the transcript at Cambridge). Ch. Hannah b. Jan. 10, 1660, Dorothy b. Oct. 20, 1662, Sarah b. Jan. 17, 1664, Mary b. Jan. 2, 1666-7, (m. July 28, 1690, Noah Clap,) Elizabeth b. March 6, 1668, Samuel b. April 9, 1670, Edward b. March 18, 1677, Martha b. 25 (10) 1681. He deeded lands 26 Jan. 1683, his (third) wife Elizabeth joining, to his sons Samuel and Edward, they to pay certain sums to their three sisters; conditions included life income for himself and wife. He also gave land Dec. 31, 1683, to his son Peter, on the occasion of his marriage to Elizabeth, dau. of widow Elizabeth Lambson. An agreement was signed by all the heirs at a later day, Robert Blood joining in it. Peter agreed to pay a certain sum to his sister Sarah. [Mdx. De.] He d. intestate 7 Aug. 1703; admin. of his est. gr. 6 Sept. 1703, to wife Elizabeth and eldest son Samuel.

Ancestral File v4.19 8KL1-7M.

   Marriage Information:

Edward married Mary POWELL on 27 Mar 1657 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.

   Marriage Information:

Edward also married Hannah UPSON, daughter of Stephen UPSON and Elizabeth, on 18 Jun 1659 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. (Hannah UPSON was born in 1638 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA and died on 18 May 1708 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

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