Author Topic: Advice on looking up records re: John Wright born 1797 Burton on Trent  (Read 1149 times)

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I have a record online for a baptism for John 16 April 1797 in Burton on Trent to parents Joseph and Mary.  However I have found 2 couples of the same name in B on T, Mary Reynolds married 1792 and Mary Stamford-m-1785. Also in Derbyshire, Mary White-m- 1793 in Elvaston, Mary Edwards-m- 1786 in Measham and Mary Hawkridge -m- 1791 in Duffield, all marrying a Joseph Wright!  Which is my Joseph?  Guessing Mary Hawkridge as there is a baptism for a Henry Hawkridge Wright in Burton on T in 1798 but not sure.  Any idea's how I should go about finding out which is correct.  I am travelling to the UK in a few weeks and going for a couple of nights to Burton on Trent to have a look round so any idea's are very welcome.  Family history reckons the Wright line goes back to the Wright brothers John and Kit from the Gunpowder Plot----wondering if I can find a link!!

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Re: Advice on looking up records re: John Wright born 1797 Burton on Trent
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 May 15 08:46 BST (UK) »
Do you have John Wright in a census stating he was born in Burton Upon Trent ?    in other words are you certain he was born there ?
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Re: Advice on looking up records re: John Wright born 1797 Burton on Trent
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 May 15 10:25 BST (UK) »
Yes he is on the 1841 and 1851 census, married to Ann, and stating from Burton on Trent.  Died 1851. Possible burial 17 August 1851 @ Holy Trinity Church, Burton on Trent.

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Re: Advice on looking up records re: John Wright born 1797 Burton on Trent
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 May 15 12:53 BST (UK) »

 Did any of his childrens names match those of his siblings? Helpful...if one is less common?

Dudley Worcs:Ellis Durkin Oakley Rich Smith
Baggot Saunders Turner Williams Hobbs
Harts Hill: Baggot Wright

Tipton:Whitehouse (boatman) Timmins
Yorkshire:Littlewood Wilcockson
Derbyshire:Wilcockson

Derby Belper:Spencer
Herefordshire Brampton Bryan:-Turner

Worcs. Hereford. Gloucs.
Hodgetts




Radnorshire: Meredith
Bristol Somerset: Box

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Re: Advice on looking up records re: John Wright born 1797 Burton on Trent
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 May 15 22:49 BST (UK) »
His children were mostly named the same as who I think are his siblings but with 3 Joseph and Mary's it is difficult to tell!  Only different one is Edwin.

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Re: Advice on looking up records re: John Wright born 1797 Burton on Trent
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 27 May 15 08:38 BST (UK) »

 You could try looking for any male Wrights with the same occupation , born Burton..and living
near in 1841/51 census.

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Dudley Worcs:Ellis Durkin Oakley Rich Smith
Baggot Saunders Turner Williams Hobbs
Harts Hill: Baggot Wright

Tipton:Whitehouse (boatman) Timmins
Yorkshire:Littlewood Wilcockson
Derbyshire:Wilcockson

Derby Belper:Spencer
Herefordshire Brampton Bryan:-Turner

Worcs. Hereford. Gloucs.
Hodgetts




Radnorshire: Meredith
Bristol Somerset: Box

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Re: Advice on looking up records re: John Wright born 1797 Burton on Trent
« Reply #6 on: Monday 26 December 16 12:49 GMT (UK) »
I am a descendant of John Wright born 1797 in Burton-on-Trent  by his son Edwin.    I am interested to know who his father Joseph's father was.     I incline to the Hawkridge marriage in Duffield but can't prove it.      Have you managed to do this?       How do you fit into this family?   

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Re: Advice on looking up records re: John Wright born 1797 Burton on Trent
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 26 December 17 12:14 GMT (UK) »
It's been a year, has anyone made any progress on the Wright family?

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Re: Advice on looking up records re: John Wright born 1797 Burton on Trent
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 26 December 17 12:15 GMT (UK) »
I have used Ancestry.com and found some family trees created by users, but I was not able to find anything definitive from the censuses. Any information on his sons would be very much appreciated.