Person:James Wright (67)

m. abt 1629
  1. Thomas Wright, Jr1630 - 1683
  2. James Wrightest 1632 - 1705
  3. Lydia Wrightest 1634 - aft 1689
  4. Ensign Samuel Wrightest 1636 - 1689/90
  5. Deacon Joseph Wrightabt 1639 - 1714
  • HJames Wrightest 1632 - 1705
  • WMary Unknownbef 1639 - 1659
m. bef 6 Oct 1659
  • HJames Wrightest 1632 - 1705
  • WDorcas Weedest 1641 - 1692
m. 20 Nov 1660
  1. James Wright1660/1 -
  2. Dorcas Wright1665 - 1711
  3. Thomas Wright - 1749
  4. Hannah Wright1670 - 1741
  5. Jonas Wright1671/2 -
  6. Daniel Wright1674 - 1764
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Wright
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1632 England
Marriage bef 6 Oct 1659 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesBefore the date of her death.
to Mary Unknown
Marriage 20 Nov 1660 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticutto Dorcas Weed
Death[2] 1705 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Alt Death[1] 24 Dec 1728 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United StatesProbably not valid.

"James2 Wright (Thos.1, became ld.-owner in Weth., 1657; … he rec'd a deed of gift in The Great Island, of 32 acres, "to run in a straight line over the Island, from River to River; also "a ho., barn and ho.-lot of 3 acres (7 Oct., 1657). He was the largest owner on the Island by inher. And purchase; m. (1) Mary -----, who d. s. p. 6 Oct., 1659; M. (2) 20 Nov., 1660, Dorcas (dau. Jonas) Weede, of Stamford, formerly of Weth.; owned and occup. the S. end of The Island (which he deeded to his s. James, Feb., 1747-8 [W. L. Rec., CVIII, 298)--See Chapt. VII, Vol. I; tho' he rem. to and res. for a time, at Midd. and is said to have been the first sett. of Portland, Ct. His wife d. 24 Dec., 1692; he d. 24 Dec. 1728 in 88th yr. leaving a wid. (3d marr.) Mary, who d. 20 Oct., 1740, in 80 yr.--acc. To statement in Htfd. Times, 12 Jan., 1903."[1] Stiles seems to have gotten his notes on James2 and his son James3 confused. The portions in bold above almost certainly apply to the son. Chapter VII, Vol. I (referenced above) says, in part, "Wright, James, Jr., … In 1712, the Town gave to him the 52 ac. Lot which his fthr. had drawn in 1695, and he took it in right of his dec'd fthr." This indicates that the father had died prior to 1712 (the 1705 date given by Curtis Wright is perfectly reasonable)

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Adams, Sherman W. (Sherman Wolcott), and Henry R. (Henry Reed) Stiles. The history of ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut: comprising the present towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury prior to its incorporation in 1693, from date of earliest settlement until the present time. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967, 1969), II:853.
  2. Wright, Curtis. Genealogical and Biographical Notices of Descendants of Sir John Wright of Kelvedon Hall, Essex England, in America, Thomas Wright of Wethersfield, Conn., Samuel Wright, of Northampton, Mass., 1610-1670, 1614-1665. (Carthage, Mo.: The Author, 1915), 80.

    'James Wright ... of Middletown, Conn., b. 1632 (?), d. 1705, m., first, Mary -----, who d. Oct. 5, 1659 without issue; he m., second, Dorcas, dau. of Jonas Weed, who d. Nov. 24, 1692.'