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John Wright 1718-1777

John Wright
Born: 1718 Darley Dale, Derbyshire
Died: 1777
Mary Hall 1734-1814
Thomas Wright 1757-1783
John Wright 1759-
Joseph Wright 1761–1764
Nathaniel Wright 1762-1818
Mary Wright 1766-1884
Susannah Wright 1766-1800
Ann Wright 1767-1805
Sarah Wright 1769-1796
Samuel Wright 1773-1805
Stephen Watt Wright 1775-

John Wright was born in about 1718 at Darley Dale in Derbyshire.

He worked as a miner from 12 years of age until he was till 28 years old, and then became a Mine Agent.

On 18 November 1756 he married Mary Hall 1734-1814 at Crich in Derbyshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Hall of Middleton by Wirksworth gentleman and his wife nee Mary Bagshaw.

They had the following children:

Thomas Wright. He was baptised on 11 October 1757 at Crich. He became a gentleman living at Alderwasley in Derbyshire. He had no children, and died in 1783.

John Wright. He was baptised on 15 February 1759 at Crich.

Joseph Wright. He was baptised on 24 January 1761 at Crich. He died on 5 August 1764 aged only four years, and was buried at Crich.

Nathaniel Wright. He was born in 1762 at Crich, and baptised there on 11 November 1762. He was married three times, and had a long connection with the coal mines at Poynton and Norbury in Cheshire. He was associated with many influential mining engineers and other entrepreneurs, and had interests in coal mines or lime works at Werneth, Stockport and Hyde in Cheshire and Heaton Norris, Haughton, Denton and Manchester in Lancashire. In 1800 Nathaniel Wright bought Brabyns Hall at Marple in Cheshire. He died on 16 July 1818 aged 58 years, and was buried on 23 July 1818 at Marple.

Mary Wright. She was baptised on 10 October 1766 at Crich. She was married to John Evans and lived at Norwood. They had a daughter Anne Evans 1794-1884, who was married in 1816 at St Marylebone in London to Thomas Hudson 1780-1868 of Camilla Lacey in Surrey, a barrister of the Middle Temple. She inherited Brabyns Hall at Marple in Cheshire from her unmarried cousin John Wright on his death in 1866, as well as her uncle Nathaniel Wright’s colliery-based fortune.

Susannah Wright. She was born in about 1766. She died on 10 March 1800 without leaving descendants, and was buried on 13 March 1800 at Crich.

Ann Wright. She was baptised on 6 September 1767 at Crich. She died on 8 February 1805, and was buried at Crich on 11 February 1805.

Sarah Wright. She was baptised on 19 Nov 1769 at Crich, and died on 22 September 1796 aged 25 years, without leaving descendants, was buried at Crich.

Samuel Wright. He was baptised on 21 July 1773 at Alderwasley in Derbyshire. He became a Lieutenant in the 84th Regiment of Foot, stationed at Bombay in India. He died in 1805 without leaving descendants.

Stephen Watt Wright. He was baptised on 18 July 1775 at Alderwasley.

Their father John Wright died on 6 September 1777 at Crich aged 59 years, and was buried there. His Will is dated 3 September 1777.

His widow Mary Wright nee Hall died on 27 July 1814 aged 80, and was buried at Crich.