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Re: Ancestry: George Smith - Wright Eldridge marriage. Lynn 1774
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 09 February 19 10:49 GMT (UK) »
There is also a burial for a Wright Smith

Wright Smith
Age   60
Burial 16 Dec 1821
St Margaret, King's Lynn
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Re: Ancestry: George Smith - Wright Eldridge marriage. Lynn 1774
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 09 February 19 14:33 GMT (UK) »
Very strange there is an earlier burial for Wright.....

Wright Smith wife of George Smith a mariner of Union Lane Lynn age 68 which would tie in with a birth around 1745/46.

There is another Wright Smith baptised 1756 in South Lynn All Saints to Richard & Susanna listed as a male.

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Re: Ancestry: George Smith - Wright Eldridge marriage. Lynn 1774
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 10 February 19 10:40 GMT (UK) »
Hmm, thanks Rosie and Tazz, you've set me a nice conundrum.
Perhaps Wright is not such an unusual first name - possibly even 'normal for Norfolk'!
I need to sit down with pen and paper and figure out which is the right Wright.
Rosie's first, ( and important) finding was that George was a widower at marriage, making me think that he would be older than her. If she was born 1745 (Tazzie's first suggestion), then she would already be 29 at marriage in 1774 and 42 when she had her last child Ann in 1787. Not impossible, but quite a 'mature mother' for that century.
At the other extreme, if she is the Wright born 1756 (Tazzie's latest post) then she would be a young(ish) bride at 18-19 when married in 1774. Do 18 year old girls marry widowers? She is also from different parish though still in Lynn.
 Tazzie's second Wright who dies age 68 (wife of George the Mariner) does however fit in with Rosie's Wright born 45/46. I should check if Union Lane is in St Margarets parish. Where did you find this 'earlier burial' Tazzie? Date? Location?
Rosie's 3rd post, offers a Wright who died aged 60 in 1821 - suggesting a birthdate of 1761. I think we may have to rule this Wright out as a potential bride for George in 1774 - 13 year old brides are definitely not normal for Norfolk even then!
Plenty for me to ponder.
Thanks for sticking at this
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Re: Ancestry: George Smith - Wright Eldridge marriage. Lynn 1774
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 10 February 19 10:50 GMT (UK) »
Just checked, St Margarets and All saints churches are about 1/2 mile from each other. That doesn't help much.

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Re: Ancestry: George Smith - Wright Eldridge marriage. Lynn 1774
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 10 February 19 14:24 GMT (UK) »
Wright Smith wife of George Smith a mariner of Union Lane Lynn age 68 which would tie in with a birth around 1745/46.

Got it Tazzie- Norfolk Bishops Transcripts

..right Smith : burial : 30 Jul 1814 : St Margarets : female : age 69 : birth(est) 1745 :
Spouse George Smith 
Address and occupation given on the original.

I reckon this must be the right Wright. What say you guys?
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Re: Ancestry: George Smith - Wright Eldridge marriage. Lynn 1774
« Reply #14 on: Monday 11 February 19 20:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi drinks.


Yes I think it is your Wright. The other death found I think is b 1756 and dies in 1821 the baptism for this states male but no clues on the burial.

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Liscoe -all
Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
 Rewallin/Underwood -Devon
 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
 Favell/Favel - Lincs-Beds

 This information is Crown Copyright from
   www.nationalarchives.gov.uk