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Trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright
« on: Tuesday 30 June 15 11:07 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright who appears to have owned a number of studios in Stoke Newington, Bethnal Green, Cheapside - City of London, Islington and Stepney (between 1877 – 1911).

A reference on the PhotoLondon website gives him as William George Henry Wright, supposedly born in 1860 in Bethnal Green (Died in West Ham 1915) and married to Sarah Johnson (born: 1860 in Bethnal Green). Also that he was the son of Edward Wright?

There is an Edward Wright who was born 1831 in Broadwater, Sussex (Died 1893 in West Ham) who married Hannah (born: 1835 in Bow Common, Stepney).
He appears in 1881 as a Photographic Assistant resident at 12 Millfield Place, Stoke Newington* with Hannah and in 1891 as a Photographer resident at 71 Green Lanes, Stoke Newington*. He is also shown as the father of ‘George Wright’?.
*These addresses are also those of the studios of William George Henry Wright.

I can find no details on the family under variations of their Christian names or their partners.

I did find a reference to a William Edward Wright who seems to fit, but this states that he was born in 1852. “The son of a colour manufacturer, Wright arrived in London from his native Banbury in the mid - 1870s, and settled in West Ham, where he started a fancy goods business before diversifying into photography in 1877”.
Also that
“Wright retired to Southend, but at the end of his life returned to West Ham where he died in 1931”.

To further confuse the issue there is another photographer named William Edward Wright, who was born on 2 Nov 1852 in Poplar, Middlesex. He was married to Sarah Brazell (born: 1851 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire). I have researched him and believe his father was William (Walter) Wright born in 1824 in Mortlake, Surrey.
This William Edward Wright, had a studio at Sebert Road, Forest Gate (1890). As William Edward Wright & Sons, they had a number of studios in Forest Gate, as well as Walthamstow. Leyton. Ilford, Romford and Westcliff on Sea (circa 1917-1922).
His sons were - William Brazell Wright, Stanley Herbert Wright and Charles Edward Wright (all photographers).

I do not think he is related to the other Wright family.
If anyone can assist, I would be grateful,
Bobfilm  :)
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Re: Trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 June 15 11:42 BST (UK) »
Hi
Could this be Edward and Hannah in 1871?
Bingle St St George in the East
Edward Wright 37 warehouseman Worthing
Hannah 36 dressmaker Bow
William 15 warehouse assistant Mile End
Hannah 9 scholar Mile End

There is a baptism for a Edward Wright at Broadwater 9.2.1834 to a Charles and Lucy Wright.

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Re: Trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 June 15 11:52 BST (UK) »
Have you went through this lot, pages 9 through to 12.

http://www.victorianphotographers.co.uk/index.php?searchStr=Wright&_a=viewCat&page=9

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Re: Trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 June 15 19:10 BST (UK) »
Yes but they charge for every enquiry!
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Re: Trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 June 15 19:23 BST (UK) »
I know, but I was only pointing out the various variations in the names.

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Re: Trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 01 July 15 09:49 BST (UK) »
Sorry I appreciate that.
PhotoLondon has all the studio locations which is what I based some of my info on.
Regards - Bobfilm :)
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Re: Trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 July 15 08:15 BST (UK) »
Hi,
 There is only one William G WRIGHT in the index to the 1901 census who was a photographer born Bethnal Green and he was aged 24.
Bulman, DUR
Butterfield DUR & N. YKS,
Earnshaw DUR
Hopps DUR & N. YKS
Howe, Richardson,Thompson all DUR

William Thompson violin maker Bishop Auckland
William Thompson jun. Violin maker Leeds

Richardson in Bermondsey/East Ham, descendants of William Richardson b. 1820 Bishop Auckland

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Re: Trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 02 July 15 09:31 BST (UK) »
Hello,

1881 426/7/7

190 Bethnal Green Road

Will. Wright 21 yrs photographer b Bethnal Green
Sarah Wright 20 yrs
Wm. Geo. Wright 3 yrs
Albt. Ed. Wright   1 yr
Elizth. Harris 17 yrs

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Re: Trying to find details of a photographer named William Wright
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 02 July 15 09:36 BST (UK) »
1891 270/67/18

Wm Geo. Wright with Sarah and several children is a Licensed Victualler.
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