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WRIGHT Family Killeevan and Clones
« on: Friday 16 December 05 05:55 GMT (UK) »
I am researching the family of Reverend John Wright rector of Killeevan Parish Church in the early to mid 1800s. His wife was Mary Sloane and his children were Caroline Wright who married John Shaw, Elizabeth, and William Wright.
William had entered Trinity College Dublin about 1819. He committed a crime and was Transported for Life to Australia in 1829.  He absconded in 1833.  I believe he married a Jane ?Nixon not long after entering TCD and may have had children before being Transported to Australia.
Any help with this research will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: WRIGHT Family Killeevan and Clones
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 December 05 07:10 GMT (UK) »
Puggy:

Here is a link to extensive genealogy of Wright family in Monaghan. Perhaps you can find something of value.  http://www.user.dccnet.com/s.brown/familytree/john_wright.htm

Good luck,

Pat
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Re: WRIGHT Family Killeevan and Clones
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 December 05 07:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi Pat,

Many thanks for your prompt reply.  I have however, seen this site before, and even though I think there is a connection, there is no evidence of the family of Rev. John Wright and his wife Mary Sloane.
I have done a lot of work here in Australia, but am having trouble finding more about the family in Ireland. Some of the convict records I have of William Nixon Wright in Australia before he absconded in 1833, suggest that his wife Jane arrived with her children in 1830.  I have her arrival, but the ship's record does not nave a record of children.
There is a lot more to this, but I realise that I now have to try research in Monaghan as the next option.
Sincere thanks again.

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Re: WRIGHT Family Killeevan and Clones
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 December 05 06:36 GMT (UK) »
Good luck in your quest Puggy.

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Pat
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Re: WRIGHT Family Killeevan and Clones
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 December 05 00:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again Pat.  I don't suppose you would have access to the Church of Ireland records for the early 1800s, or perhaps College records of Trinity College Dublin?
TCD have let me know that William Nixon Wright did not graduate and that there may be some information available in student records etc. I have a copy of a letter from Rev. John Wright saying that his son had brought shame on the family while in College, had made a most imprudent marriage and must have been insane at the time.  Rev. Wright was begging for clemency for the his son.


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Re: WRIGHT Family Killeevan and Clones
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 December 05 05:11 GMT (UK) »
Sorry Puggy, I don't. Maybe someone in Dublin could help out so you might want to post a request on the Dublin Board.

If there was a lot of scandal involved, and it seems there was, perhaps some mention was made in newspapers then. Here is a link to some abstracts. Although Monaghan is not listed, that doesn't mean it is not covered, only that no papers from Monaghan are included.

http://www.irelandoldnews.com/index.html

Pat
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Re: WRIGHT Family Killeevan and Clones
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 December 05 05:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Pat.  Worth a try.  I will plod on hoping to make a breakthrough and will follow your advice.
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Re: WRIGHT Family Killeevan and Clones
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 18 December 05 10:26 GMT (UK) »
Pat,
I have just checked the Newry Commercial Telegraph, and have found my man.  It seems that he was a rogue who used the alias Nugent, but was identified as the son of Rev. Wright.  One of the articles also stated that he had at least two-three children.
Still can't find his marriage however, but will keep looking.
Thanks again for your help.

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Re: WRIGHT Family Killeevan and Clones
« Reply #8 on: Monday 19 December 05 05:05 GMT (UK) »
Puggy:
That was wonderful news! Keep at it, you will get there.

Let us know how it goes, please.

Pat
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