Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe, 1st Governor of Georgia
- H. Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe, 1st Governor of Georgia1696 - 1785
- W. Elizabeth Wright - 1787
m. 15 Sep 1743
Facts and Events
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Oglethorpe, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, Secondary quality.
- Dobson, Austin. A Paladin of Philanthropy: And Other Papers. (London, England: Chatto & Windus, 1899), pp 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30., Secondary quality.
- Knight, Lucian Lamar. A standard history of Georgia and Georgians. (Chicago [Illinois]: Lewis Pub. Co., 1917), 1:pp 48, 49, 53, 57, 72, 74, 78, 88, 100, 101, 103, 109, 111, 113, 131, 133, 135, 136, 144, 155, 157, 161, 162, 164, 181, 203, 401, 1105, 3149, Secondary quality.
Page 157 - Oglethorpe - His marriage in 1745 to an heiress, Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Sir Nathan Wright, a baronet.
- Burke, John. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. (London, England, 1834, 1836), 2:245, Secondary quality.
Family of Wrighte
... 4. Elizabeth, m. to General Oglethorpe, and d. issueless in 1787.
- Wright, Robert. A Memoir of General James Oglethorpe: One of the Earliest Reformers of Prison Discipline in England and the Founder of Georgia, in America. (London: Chapman and Hall, 1867).
- ↑ Marquis Of Ruvigny And Raineval. The Jacobite Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Grants of Honour: Extracted, By Permission, From The Stuart Papers Now In Possession Of His Majesty The King At Windsor Castle, And Supplemented By Biographical And Genealogical Notes. (Edinburgh, Scotland: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1904), pp 136, 137, Secondary quality.
James Edward Oglethorpe, second Baron Oglethorpe of Oglethorpe, brother and heir of the preceding, 1785 born in London 22nd December 1696, and baptized the next day at St. Martin's in the Field; matriculated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford
, 8th July 1714; entered the British army, 1710; was Aide-de-Camp to Lord Peterborough and on his staff of Embassy to Italy in 1717; succeeded his elder brother, Theophilus, then in exile, at Westbrook, 1718. One of the most distinguished of English philanthropists, M.P. for Haslemere, 1722- 1754. He acted with the Jacobite Tories who supported Bishop Francis Atterbury
, and made his maiden speech in the House against the Attainder of Bishop Francis Atterbury
, 1723; exerted himself in the crusade against the horrible English gaols, 1728- 1729. He founded the colony of Georgia, 1732, and governed it, 1732- 1743, retaining, however, his seat in Parliament, passing backwards and forwards on several occasions. In 1736 he took the Wesleys up, "whom he loved for their enthusiasm", though their "intolerant temper led to ructions and parting." In 1744 he was appointed, under Lord Stair, to oppose the expected French invasion. In 1745 he served in George Wade
's army, but fell under suspicion of corresponding with the Prince and of lingering on the road when ordered to pursue the retreating army from Derby
. He was arrested at Godalming
, tried by court-martial, and acquitted. He married, 15th September 1743, Elizabeth, only surviving daughter of Sir Nathan Wright, second Baronet [GB], by his fourth wife, Abigail, daughter of Samuel Trist of Culworth, Northampton, with whom he acquired the estate of Cranham
, co. Essex. He died at Cranham
, 1st July 1785, when his honours became extinct. His widow, who raised a handsome monument to his memory in Cranham Church, died 26th October 1787, and was buried with him.