Person:Peter Wright (23)

m. 20 SEP 1594
  1. Anthony WrightAbt 1607 - 1680
  2. Nicholas Wright1609 - 1682
  3. Peter Wright1612 - 1663
m. MAY 1636
  1. Peter Wright1637 - 1651
  2. Gideon Wright1638 - 1685
  3. Job Wright1639 - 1706
  4. William Wright1641 - 1648
  5. Mary WrightABT 1643 - ABT 1699
  6. Hannah Wright1647 - 1675
  7. (son) Wright1648 - 1648
  8. Sarah Wright1648/49 -
  9. Mordecai Wright1649 - 1650
  10. Adam Wright1650/51 - 1698
  11. Elizabeth WrightAbt 1654 - Bef 1677
  12. Lydia Wright1655 -
  13. Jacob WrightAFT 1655 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Peter Wright
Gender Male
Birth[2] 1612 Wendling, Norfolk Co., England
Marriage MAY 1636 Massachusettsto Alice Wright
Death[2] 16 JUN 1663 Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York

Peter and his brothers Nicholas and Anthony are recorded in 1635 living in Saugus, MA. They were Quakers. In 1637 the three are in Sandwich, Plymouth Colony. At Sandwich each was granted land, and they remained there until 1653.

In 1653 the Wright brothers joined about a dozen families under the leadership of Rev. William Leverich whose purpose was to form a new settlement on Long Island. The company journeyed aboard the sloop "Desire" of Barnstable to Oyster Baye, where soon they negotiated a deed for lands from the Asiapum, also known as Mohensis, in exchange for utensils, wampum, and currency in total valued about 4 pounds sterling.

Many of the stories of this extended family involve persecution for their Quaker faith.

References
  1. Dornan, John P. Andrews Family: Genealogical Dictionary of New Jersey. Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey (Genealogical Society of New Jersey). (The Genealogical Society of New Jersey, 1949-51), vol 24, p. 51-56.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Prall, Richard Dwight. The Crabb family. (Albuquerque, New Mexico: R.D. Prall, c1997), pg. 105.
  3.   Perrine, Howland Delano. The Wright family of Oysterbay, L.I. with the ancestry of and descent from Peter Wright and Nicholas Wright, 1423-1923. (New York: unknown, 1923), p. 47.
  4.   McCann, William Ray. Ancestors-descendants, James Wilson Wright, Sr. who married Cynthia Rebecca Jones: Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky. (Hopewell, Va.: Doutt's Print Shop, 1954), p. 4.
  5.   Spies, Francis F. Norwalk, Conn., Inscriptions from the Graveyards arranged in alphabetical order, also Genealogical notes, records of Revolutionary Soldiers, etc. (Mt. Vernon, NY), Part 1, P. 195.