Person:James Oglethorpe (1)

     
James Edward Oglethorpe
  1. Anne Henrietta Oglethorpe1680 - 1684 -
  2. Lewis Oglethorpe1681 - 1704
  3. Theophilus Oglethorpe1682 - 1737
  4. Eleanor Oglethorpe1683 - 1725
  5. James Oglethorpe1689 - 1690
  6. Louisa Mary Molly Oglethorpe1693 -
  7. Sutton Oglethorpe1693 - 1693
  8. Frances Charlotte Oglethorpe1695 -
  9. James Edward Oglethorpe1696 - 1785
m. 15 Sep 1743
Facts and Events
Name James Edward Oglethorpe
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 Dec 1696 Godalming, Surrey, England
Marriage 15 Sep 1743 Westminster, Middlesex, Englandto Elizabeth Wright
Death[1] 30 Jun 1785 Cranham, Essex, England

The Jacobite Peerage S6

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.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 James Oglethorpe, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Dobson, Austin. A Paladin of Philanthropy: And Other Papers. (London, England: Chatto & Windus, 1899), Pages 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.
  3.   Knight, Lucian Lamar. A standard history of Georgia and Georgians. (Chicago [Illinois]: Lewis Pub. Co., 1917), Vol. 1, Pages 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.

    Page 157 - Oglethorpe - His marriage in 1745 to an heiress, Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Sir Nathan Wright, a baronet.

  4.   Burke, John. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. (London, England, 1834, 1836), Vol. 2, Page 245.

    Family of Wrighte
    Sir Nathan Wrighte, second baronet, of Cranham Hall, who m. first, Ann Meyrick, and had issue,
    1. Nathan (Sir), fourth baronet
    2. John
    Sir Nathan married three other wives, but had issue by the last only, viz.
    3. Samuel (Sir), fifth bart
    4. Elizabeth, m. to General Oglethorpe, and d. issueless in 1787.

  5.   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).
  6.   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), Page 136, 137.

    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 Atterbury, and made his maiden speech in the House against the attainder of Bishop 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 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.