His life and books
|Born: 1761 Alstonefield, Staffordshire|
|Died: 1844 Bradbourne, Derbyshire|
|Ralph Adams 1722-1784|
|Ellen Adams 1757-|
|Ralph Adams 1759-|
|Dorothy Adams 1764-1764|
|Dorothy Adams 1765-|
|Thomas Adams 1769-|
|Mary Adams 1769-|
|David Adams 1773-|
|Timosin Adams 1776-|
|Millicent Adams 1779-|
|Richard Adams 1784-|
|John Wright 1752-1840|
|Elizabeth Wright 1785-1794|
|William Wright 1788-1792|
|John Wright 1791-|
|Sarah Wright 1793-1841|
|Ellen Wright died 1794|
|William Wright 1796-1882|
|Thomas Wright 1798-1798|
|Elizabeth Wright 1799-1876|
|Mary Wright 1803-1845|
|Millicent Wright 1805-1826|
Elizabeth Adams was born in 1761 and baptised on 29 September 1761 at Alstonefield in Staffordshire. She was the daughter of Ralph Adams 1722-1784 of Narrowdale in Alstonefield parish and his wife nee Elizabeth Wood.
On 23 October 1783 she was married to John Wright 1752-1840 at Alstonefield church.
He was born in 1753, but the places of his birth and baptism are unknown.
In 1785 John and Elizabeth Wright were living at Alstonefield when their daughter Elizabeth Wright 1785-1794 was baptised, and at Crowdecote in Derbyshire in 1792 when their son William Wright 1788-1792 was buried. However by 1798 they were living at Bradbourne in Derbyshire when their infant son Thomas Wright was buried at Alstonefield.
They had the following children:
Elizabeth Wright. She was born in 1785 and baptised at Alstonefield on 24 November 1785. She died on 29 December 1794 aged nine years, and was buried at Alstonefield where there is a gravestone inscribed to her memory and also those of her brothers William Wright 1788-1792 and Thomas Wright 1798-1798.
William Wright. He was born in 1788 and died on 14 September 1792 aged four years. He was buried at Alstonefield where there is a gravestone inscribed to his memory and those of his sister Elizabeth Wright 1785-1794 and brother Thomas Wright 1798-1798.
John Wright. He was born in 1791 at Crowdecote.
Sarah Wright. She was born in 1793 (5). She was married at Bradbourne by licence on 9 December 1813 to John Buxton of Bradbourne. She died in 1841 aged 48 years, and was buried on 2 September 1841 at Bradbourne.
Ellen Wright. She died in 1794 and was buried at Alstonefield on 29 December 1794.
William Wright 1796-1882. He was born on 16 April 1796 and baptised at Bradbourne on 6 June 1796. He married Elizabeth Gould 1802-1843, and had ten children including Mary Wright 1827-1897, the mother of Nat Gould.
Thomas Wright. He was born in 1798 and died on 31 August 1798 aged five weeks. He was buried at Alstonefield on 3 September 1798 where there is a gravestone inscribed to his memory and those of his sister Elizabeth Wright 1785-1794 and brother William Wright 1788-1792.
Elizabeth Wright 1799-1876. She was born on 29 August 1799 and baptised at Bradbourne on 18 November 1799. On 1 May 1823 she was married by licence at Bradbourne to William Hobbs 1791-1863 of Manchester. He was born at Bristol and was a cotton merchant and manufacturer. She died in Manchester in 1876 aged 76 years.
Mary Wright. She was born in 1803 and was unmarried. In 1841 she was living at Bradbourne with her married sister Elizabeth Hobbs and her husband, and her widowed mother Elizabeth Wright. She died in 1845 at Duffield in Derbyshire, and was buried at Bradbourne on 7 February 1845 aged 42 years.
Millicent Wright. She was born on 21 April 1805 and baptised at Bradbourne on 17 November 1805. On 19 May 1825 she was married by licence at Bradbourne to William Cantrell, who became a surgeon at Wirksworth in Derbyshire. They lived at Wirksworth and had a son William Cantrell who died on 21 March 1826 aged only five days. His mother Millicent Cantrell died eight days later on 29 March 1826, and was buried at Kniveton in Derbyshire on 3 April 1826 (6).
Their mother Elizabeth Wright died in 1844 aged 82 years, and was buried at Bradbourne on 25 March 1844.
Her husband John Wright predeceased her in 1840 aged 87 years, and was buried at Bradbourne on 22 July 1840.
(1) In the Kniveton parish register she is recorded as "Melicent" and as aged 23 years. However the Bradbourne register records her name as Millicent and her birth on 21 April 1805. Also the Kniveton register records the burial of her son William Cantrell as taking place on 24 March 1826 and his age as being seven days.