Edward WRIGHT was old enough to have a child when he wrote his will. The name of his first
wife is not known. 

On 25 July 1646 he bound his crop of corn, tobacco, and cattle as secuirty to Thomas DEACON,
having agreed on 1 June 1646 for a maid servant to be paid 25 Dec. next. He signed with his mark
"EW".20  On 5 Nov. 1646 Deacon said in court that Edward WRIGHT "Did ly with Joane Evens his
servant mayde." Deacon was to make proof at the next court or stand censure.21 It should be
noted that servants were not allowed to marry, and that was probably why Edward WRIGHT wished to
buy her from DEACON, so they could be married. In marrying her, he also acquired the rights to
her transportation, which gave him the right to claim 50 acres of land for that transportation. 

On 3 July 1652 Edward WRIGHT received a patent for 50 acres of land in York County that was
due for the transportaion of Jone, the wife of Edward WRIGHT.22 For good consideration, he
"assigned" [sold] his rights in the tract to Gozen DELOINE on 29 Nov. 1657. He signed with his
mark, being "EW".  The record was acknowledged in court on 24 Apr. 1661 by Joane WRIGHT, relict
of Edward WRIGHT.23

Edward's will was written on 25 February 1659, although the date may have been copied
incorrectly into the record book, as there is evidence he died before then. The will was
recorded on 24 July 1667.  He left his son John WRIGHT his land, but if he died under age
then to other children.  To his grandson William GRAVES he left a cow & calf. His will was
signed with his mark "EW".24

Edward WRIGHT m. 1. -?- -?-
1. daughter WRIGHT m. -?- GRAVES24

Edward WRIGHT and Joane EVENS married about 1646 and had children:
1. Elizabeth WRIGHT25 m. John THOMSON about 1671;25
2. John WRIGHT24 b. ca. 1654; m.Judeth PLATT;4 d. 21 Nov. 1694 to 24 May 1695
   York Parish, York Co.,VA5

John WRIGHT and Judeth PLATT had children:
1. John WRIGHT b. ca. 1680; m.1.-?- -?-;1 m.2. Ann1 TENHAM;11 d. between
   14 Nov. 1751 and 20 Nov. 1752 Yorkhampton Parish, York Co., VA1 
   John's second wife Ann(e) secondly married William WILKS10 by 1754.26
2. Edward WRIGHT b. say 1685; m. Catharine;12 d. 13 July to 18 Aug. 1735 York Co.12

John WRIGHT and first wife [name unknown] had children:
1. Ann WRIGHT1 b. ca. 1705; m. Matthew MORLAND1; d. before 17359
2. Mary WRIGHT1 b. ca. 1708; m. John2,3 MORRIS1; living 1772;6
3. Sarah WRIGHT1 b. say 1711; m. -?- MARSHALL1
4. Edward WRIGHT1 b. say 1714; living 1752
5. Elizabeth WRIGHT1 b. say 1717; m. Young MORELAND1
6. Lawrence WRIGHT1 b. say 1720; d. 1753 York Co., VA8

John WRIGHT and second wife Ann TENHAM had children:
7. John WRIGHT1 b. say 1735;14 m. Elizabeth14
8. Dudley WRIGHT1 b. 21 Apr. 1737;7 York Co., VA; d. between
   16 Dec. 1760 and 21 Dec. 1761 York Co., VA10
9. William WRIGHT1 b. 1 Nov. 1740;15 m. Elizabeth LLOYD 25 Dec. 1768;15
   d. 29 Aug.1806 (sic, probably 1805) Fauquier Co., VA15
10. Benjamin WRIGHT1 b. say 1743;16 m. Lucy16 PATRICK;17 d. about 1793 York Co., VA18
11. Elizabeth WRIGHT1 b. say 1746
12. Nancy WRIGHT b. 25 Sep. 1751;13 d. before 14 Nov. 1751 York County.1

1. John Wright will, 1751, transcription, York Co., VA wills and Inventories 20, 1746-1759, pp. 273-274, FHL Microfilm 34411. 2. York Co., VA Wills and Inventories No. 18, 1732-1740, p. 212, FHL Microfilm 34410. 21 July 1735 "It is order'd that the Church Wardens of Yorkhampton parish or either of them do bind out Matthew Morland Son of Matthew Morland Decd to John Morris junr." The only John Morris, known to have been in York County at this time referred to as "Junr." was the John born 1705 (see Morris page) whose wife was named Mary. See the baptisms at Charles Parish for his daughters Hannah in 1730, Mary in 1732, Susanna in 1736, and Elizabeth in 1738/9 where he was listed as John Morris, Junr. That Matthew Morland, Jr. (son of Matthew, Sr., and wife Ann Wright), was bound to him would suggest he was his uncle, the husband of Mary (Wright) Morris. See also #3. 3. York Co., VA Wills and Inventories No. 19, 1740-1746, p. 141, FHL Microfilm 34411. 20 December 1742 "Matthew Morland orphan of Matthew Morland decd this day made choice of John Morris for his Guardian and he entering into & acknowledging bond for his care of the sd orphans Estate is admitted." See also #2. That Matthew Morland (who would have been at least 14 years old) chose John Morris as his guardian would suggest that John was his uncle, and the husband of Mary in #1. 4. Lawrence Platt will, transcription, York Co., VA Deeds, Orders, Wills 9, 1691-1694, pp. 197-198, FHL Microfilm 34405. 5. John Wright will, 1694,transcription, York Co., VA Deeds, Orders, Wills &c 10, 1694 to 1697, p.158, FHL Microfilm 34405. 6. John Morriss will, Isle of Wight Co., VA wills 8:197:198, FHL microfilm 32025. 7. York Co., VA Deeds No. 5, p. 551, FHL Microfilm 34420. 18 June 1753 Dudley Wright, son of John Wright, deceased bound himself to Peter Sandefur of Warwick Co. until age 21, being 16 the 21 April last. 8. York Co., VA Wills and Inventories No. 20, 1746-1759, p.300, FHL Microfilm 34411. Lawrence Wright appraisement. Ordered by court 16 July 1753, returned 20 Aug. 1753. 9. York Co., VA Wills and Inventories No. 18, 1732-1740, pp. 348-349, FHL Microfilm 34410. Matthew Moreland will written 8 Feb. 1734/5; proved 21 Feb. 1736. Daughter Ann Moreland, son Jno. Moreland, son Mathew Moreland, son Edward Moreland, son Wright Moreland. 10. York Co., VA Wills and Inventories No. 21, 1760-1771, p. 83, FHL Microfilm 34412. Dudley Wright will written 16 Dec. 1760; proved 21 Dec. 1761. Estate divided between mother [not named], brother John Wright, sister Elizabeth Wright, brother Benjamin Wright. Mother and brother John Wright executors. Probate granted to Anne Wilks and John Wright with Robert Shield their security. 11. York Co., VA Wills and Inventories No. 18, 1732-1740, p. 240, FHL Microfilm 34410. John Tenham will written 9 Aug. 1735 and proved 17 Nov. 1735. Daughter Anne Wright; daughter Elizabeth Burt; son John; daughter Rebecca. Son John executor. Wit.: Samuel Reade, Richard Bellamy, Edmund Smith. Comments: There was an Edward Wright who died testate in York County in 1779 with a wife named Ann. According to Thelma Ironmonger Hansford, Wright of York County, Virginia, 1625-1850, (Manuscript by Hansford, 1987,FHL Microfilm 1728880) this Edward was the son of Edward who died in 1735. [See #12] That Edward did have a son Edward who was a minor, so his wife Ann could not be the Ann Wright named in her father John Tenham's will the same year. Lawrence Wright, child of John Wright by his first wife also married an Ann, but he had only two children who were minors at the time of his death in 1753. The marriage of Ann Tenham to a Wright would be too early for Lawrence. John Tenham [Jr.] was later a witness to the will of his brother-in-law John Wright's will written in 1751. If Hansford's identification of the Edward Wright who died in 1779 is incorrect, it is possible he was the Edward born say 1714, and the son of John Wright and his first wife. If so, he may be the Wright who married Ann Tenham rather than his father. 12. York Co., VA Wills and Inventories No. 18, 1732-1740 Part 1, p. 218, FHL Microfilm 34410. Edward Wright will written 13 July 1735; proved 18 Aug.1735 Son Edward, daughter Elizabeth, daughter Mary, "five children", wife Catharine executrix. Wit: Robt Armistead, John Wright, Woodhouse Wood. 13. John Vogt, Register of Bruton Parish, Virginia, 1662-1797, (Athens, Georgia: New Papyrus Publishing Co., 2004), p.7. 14. Landon C. Bell, Charles Parish, York County, Virginia History and Registers, Births 1648-1789, Deaths 1665-1787, (Richmond: Division of Purchase and Printing, 1932). First child of John and Elizabeth was born 1765. 15. Robert N. Grant, Rootsweb, Wright message board, message posted 14 Aug. 2004 citing family record written by William Wright (son of William and Elizabeth). 16. Landon C. Bell, Charles Parish, York County, Virginia History and Registers, Births 1648-1789, Deaths 1665-1787, (Richmond: Division of Purchase and Printing, 1932). First child of Benjamin and Lucy was born 1768. 17. York Co., VA Order Book 4, 1774-1784, p.265, FHL Microfilm 34434. Benjamin Wright received 1/8 part of estate John Patrick. [Case was started with Lucy Patrick and others] 18. York Co., VA Wills and Inventories No. 23, 1783-1811, p.390, FHL Microfilm 34413. Benjamin Patrick will, not dated; proved 21 October 1793. 19. York Co., VA Deeds, Wills, Orders, Etc. No. 2, 1645-1649, p. 165, FHL Microfilm 34402. 20. York Co., VA Deeds & Wills No. 2, 1645-1649, p. 165, FHL Microfilm 34402. 21. York Co., VA Deeds & Wills No. 2, 1645-1649, p. 188, FHL Microfilm 34402. 22. Virginia Patents 3, p. 93. 23. York Co., VA Deeds & Wills No. 3, 1657-1662, p. 118, FHL Microfilm 34403. 24. Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, York County, Virginia, Records 1665-1672, (Virginia: B. B. Weisiger, 1987), p. 76. 25. Weisiger, p. 82, 25 November 1667 Thomas Wills was summoned at the suit of Mr. Edward Mosse on behalf of the orphans of Edward Wright and he giving account, Mr. John Tiplady and Mr. William Paddison were to divide the estate and give the orphans' portion to Edward Mosse, their guardian. p. 207, 26 June 1671 John Tompson who married Elizabeth Wright, orphan, is to be possessed of cattle belonging to her in the custody of Mr. Edward Mosse. 26. York Co., VA Judgments and Orders 1752-1754, FHL Microfilm 34430. 21 Oct. 1754 The Petition of William Wilks and Ann his wife Exr &c of John Wright decd agst John Harvey and William Powell for Debt by Agreement of the Parties is Dismissed And It is Ordered that the Defts pay unto the Petitioners their Costs.

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