Person:Thomas Wright (164)

  1. Thomas Wright, Jr.bef 1712 - 1803
  2. Richard Wrightbef 1714 - 1783
m. est. 1735-1745
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Wright, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1712 Lancaster County, Virginia
Marriage est. 1735-1745 St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginiato Mary Russell
Alt Marriage bef. April 1756 St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginiato Mary Russell
Death? 1803 St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia

Land Records

Pages 56-58. 27-28 Oct. 1742. Thomas Wright (Jr.) and Francis Wright of Orange County to John Coleman of same. Lease and release; for £10 current money.
100 acres, part of 251 acres [in] the great fork of Rappahannock... in Christopher Zimmerman's line... head of the glade on Majr. Findleson's line...
(signed) Thos. (T) Wright
Francis (her X mark) Wright
Wit: John Newport, Thomas Wharton, John (X) Bond.
26 9ber [Nov.) 1742. Acknowledged by Thomas Wright and Francis Wright.
[Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 41].
(Note: Thomas Wright Sr. had died six years prior to this deed, so this deed was from Thomas Jr. and his mother, Francis [sic]. Wright, apparently disposing of land likely originally conveyed to Thomas Wright, Sr.)


1732-1734 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; {Antient Press}: Spotsylvania County Court 5th of February 1733/4
Thomas Wright's Deeds of Lease and Release for Land to William Hackney was proved by the Oaths of Francis Michael, Thomas Wright, Junr. & James McDonald. likewise his Bond for performance of Covenants, and Frances ye Wife of the said Thomas Power of Attorney being first proved to Thomas Wright Junr., he acknowledged her right of Dower of the said Frances to ye sd William Hackney at whose motion the same were admitted to be recorded

In the Name of God Amen. I SARAH RUSSELL of the Parish of St. Mark in County of Culpeper Widow being health & in perfect mind and memory .. do make this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it & my body I commit to the Earth ..
Imprimis I give my Daughter MARY WRIGHT my side saddle & cloak.
Item I give to my three daughters, SARAH READ, ELIZABETH ROBERTS and MARY WRIGHT my wearing apparel to be equally divided among them.
Item I lend to my beloved son WILLIAM RUSSELL & MARY his Wife during their natural lives all my negroes (to wit) (5 named) and their increase provided that if my Daughter in Law MARY RUSSELL should outlive my son William and should marry again then the said Mary Russells right to the said Negroes shall cease & be utterly void.
Item I give and bequeath to my three loving grandchildren WILLIAM RUSSELL, HENRY RUSSELL & KATHERINE RUSSELL all my negroes aforesaid with their increase to be equally divided between them my said grandchildren after the decease of my loving son William Russell & Mary his Wife.
Item I give all the residue of my Estate not yet disposed of to my son William Russell and I do likewise appoint my said son William Russell and my Grandsons William Russell & Henry Russell Executors of this my last Will and Testament .,
In Witness whereof .. this 20th day of April 1756
Presence. WILLIAM BALL, Sarah Russell
At Court held for Culpeper County on Thursday 20th October 1757
This Last Will & Testament of SARAH RUSSELL decd was exhibited into Court by WILLIAM RUSSELL JUNR. one of the Executors & was proved by the oath of William Ball & Elizabeth Graydon two of the witnesses and ordered to be recorded at the same time William Russell Son and heir of the sd Decedent another Executor in the said Will mentioned refused to take upon him the burthen of the Executon thereof and on the motion of the said William Russell Junr. a certificate for obtaining a Probat is granted him he giving Bond & Security according to Law and thereupon he took the Oath of an Executor as the Law directs and Liberty is reserved for HENRY RUSSELL the other Executor therein named to join in the Probat when he shall think
[Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book A; pg 165-166].
(Note: Sarah Russell was the mother-in-law of Thomas Wright)