Person:Margaret Malcolm (6)

Margaret Malcolm
b.BEF 1715
m. bef. 1715
  1. Margaret MalcolmBEF 1715 - after 1791
  • HWilliam Wrightabt 1707 - Bef 1776
  • WMargaret MalcolmBEF 1715 - after 1791
m. BEF 1733
  1. Mary WrightABT 1733 -
  2. William WrightBET 1735 AND 1741 - BET 1745 AND 1752
  3. Samuel Wrightbef 1743 - bef 1744
  4. Samuel WrightBEF 1744 - aft 1822
  5. Jean WrightABT 1746 -
  6. Elizabeth WrightABT 1748 -
  7. William Wright1752 - 1829
  8. John WrightBEF 1753 - 1824
  9. James WrightAbt 1758 - 1835
  10. Alexander Wright1758 - 1819
  11. Rosanna Wrightabt 1767 -
Facts and Events
Name Margaret Malcolm
Gender Female
Birth? BEF 1715
Marriage BEF 1733 Irelandto William Wright
Death? after 14 July 1791 probably Bourbon Co, Kentucky, United States

On 14 July 1791, Margaret Wright widow of William Wright, deceased, and Elizabeth Wright, wife of James Wright, both released their right of dower to land formerly owned by William Wright and which William Wright in his will gave to his two youngest sons, James and Alexander Wright. The release of the right of dower was executed in Bourbon Co, Kentucky. (Augusta Co., VA, Circuit Court Deeds, 1-A:36-37).


Margaret Malcolm was the daughter of John Malcolm and Margaret. In John Malcolm's will Margaret is referred to as "Margaret Wright." A grandson, "William Wright" and a wife "Margaret" is mentioned. (p.81, 4 July 1761, Chalkley's Chronicles, Vol. 3 posted on rootsweb.com).

The name "Malcolm" is Scottish, or, possibly, Irish for the Gaelic "Maol-Choluim", which means a devotee of St. Columba. St. Columba was an Irishman who settled on Iona, Scotland and established a monastery there. St. Columba was largely responsible for Christianizing Scotland.