Francis Wright

Male 1659 - 1713  (54 years)


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  • Name Francis Wright 
    Born 1659  Chicaoan Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID FB3A186ADE3A4ECE98B54B3E8543DE9E05DA 
    Died 24 Jun 1713  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1191  Bennett, Harrison, and Herron Families
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2009 

    Father Richard Wright,   b. Abt 1633, Bolton-On-Swale, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1663, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Mother Ann Mottrom 
    Children 3 children 
    Family ID F1042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Washington,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1680  Lower Macodoc, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Wright,   b. 25 Feb 1685, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1739, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Married: Dorothy
     2. Anne Wright
     3. Richard Wright
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Francis Wright married Ann Washington bef. 8 Jan. 1682/83. Francis Wright was the son of Richard Wright and Ann Mottrom. Ann Washington was the daughter of Lt. Col. John Washington. Robert K. Headley,Jr., Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia 1649-1800, Genealogical Publ. Co., Inc., Baltimore Md. 2003, p. 385. (citing Rappahannock Co. Record Book, 1682-88, p. 351; Richmond Co. Order Book 4, p. 333; Westmoreland Co. Deeds and Wiils 2, p. 188a; Westmoreland Co. Deeds and Wills 4, p.1; Westmoreleand Co. Order Book 1675-89, p. 269; Hoppin 1, p. 130; Hoppin 2, p. 121).

      Hoppin, Charles Arthur, Some Descendants of Richard Wright, Gentleman, of London, and Northumberland, Virginia, 1655, Tylers Quarterly, Vol. 1, pp. 127-141, 177-191 (1919) (Hoppin 1)

      Hoppin, Charles Arthur, The Washington-Wright Connection and Some Descendants of Maaj. Francis Wright and Anne (Washington) Wright,Tylers Quarterly, Vol. 4, pp. 154-314 (1923) (Hoppin 2)

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      From Our Southern Cousins by Virgiinia Sanders Mylius, <http://www.oursoutherncousins.com/wright3.html>, copied Dec. 17, 2009

      “Francis married Anne Washington, daughter of Col. John Washington and Anne Pope.  Anne was born 1662 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died Mar 1697 at Great House Point, Westmoreland Co., VA.  She is buried in the Bridges Creek Washington Family cemetery.    Her brother Lawrence was the Grandfather of our 1st President George Washington.    She was left her mother's rings, in her father's will.    The long intimate friendship between the Wrights and Washington’s suffered a mutual loss in the death of Capt. Lawrence Washington in March, 1698, whose will, naming his deceased sister Anne and her husband Francis Wright, conveys an esteemed impression of the social and intellectual position and material independence of these allied families. The Washington’s at this time resided along Pope's and Mattox (Appomatox) creeks in the northern part of Westmoreland near where the national memorial to the family:

      Montross, Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Wills No. 2 pg. 133, etc: "Item I give and bequeath to my sister Anne Wright's children, one man Servant a piece of four or five years to serve or Three Thousand pounds of Tobacco to purchase the same, to be delivered or paid to them when they arrive to the age of twenty years old Item I give that land which I bought of my Brother Francis Wright, being 200 acres lying near Storke's Quarter, to my son John Washington (etc) 11th day of March, Anno Dom. 1697-8."

      Anne (Washington) Wright had died before the date of his will, March 11, 1697-8, hence no bequest to her, and hence the reference of the testator to being buried by the side of my Father and Mother & neare my Brother and Sisters, in the family burying ground on the original Washington estate near Pope's Creek in Washington parish, Westmoreland, where now stands the tall granite shaft erected by an act of Congress.

      The death of Anne (Washington) Wright, when aged under thirty-eight, is also established in the deed of sale, executed by her only son John Wright and his father, of land she had inherited from her father Col. John Washington. (Montross, Westmoreland county, Virginia. Book entitled Deeds & Wills No. 4 Page. 175)

      Francis & Anne Washington married between 1680 or 1682.    Their only son, John, was born 25 Feb 1685/1687 in Westmoreland Co., VA.     

      Anne Wright was the child of Francis’s 2nd wife, Martha Cox, whom he married about 1709.   Richard Wright was also the child of Martha and Francis.  

      Francis Wright died, in June 1713, age 53, and was buried in his own estate at Lower Machodoc in an enclosure (doubtless near the "great house") perpetually to be reserved to the Wright descendants.   The real estate fell to the elder son, John, under the law of primo-geniture, John being, as well, the sole heir male to the landed estate of his mother, Anne Washington Wright. “

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