Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Wright

Male 1735 - 1791  (55 years)


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  • Name John Wright 
    Born 3 Aug 1735  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jul 1791  Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029498  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father William Wright,   b. Between 1707 and 1715, Lower Machodoc Peninsula, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1789, Hamilton Parish, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Ruth Winfield,   b. Bef 1718, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1750, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1734  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rosamund Grant,   b. 10 Jun 1733, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1799, Madison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1755  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Wright,   b. Abt 1756, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Wright,   b. Abt 1758, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Winfield Wright,   b. Abt 1760, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret Wright,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Aft 1787, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     5. Elizabeth Wright,   b. Aft 1755, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1772-1798 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      WRIGHT, JOHN, Senr., Spotsylvania Co., d. Sept. 23, 1787, Executors Bond dated July 5, 1791.
      Wit. John Grant, John Blanton, Alexander Sneed, John Wright, W. Wright.
      Ex. wife Rosamond, Capt. James Tutt, John Steward, Anthony Frazer.
      Leg. sons William and John, land purchased of Joseph Porter in Culpeper Co;
      grandson John Metcalfe;
      son Winfield;
      daughter Margaret Fulton;
      daughter Rosanna;
      wife Rosamond. (Page 1072)
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      1772-1798 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book E, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; 5000 John Wright, admr. of James Fulton, decd., with A. Fraser, sec. Decr. 21, 1780.

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      1759-1761 Fauquier County Minute Book (Antient Press); pp. 1
      Fauquier County Court 24th of May 1759
      A Commission of the Peace bearing date WILLIAMSBURG the Seventh day of May last under the Seal of the Colony as a Dedimus Potestatem for administering the Oaths directed to THOMAS HARRISON, JOSEPH BLACKWELL, JOHN WRIGHT, WILLIAM BLACKWELL, JOHN FROGG, JOHN BELL, WILLIAM EUSTACE, JOHN CHURCHHILL, WILLIAM GRANT, JOHN CRUMP, DUFF GREEN, YELVERTON PEYTON, THOMAS MARSHALL, GEORGE LAMBKIN, WHARTON RANSDALL, ELIAS EDMONDS, THOMAS McCLANAHAN and RICHARD FOOTE, Gent., or any four or more of them whereof any of them, the said THOMAS HARRISON. JOSEPH BLACKWELL, JOHN WRIGHT, WILLIAM BLACKWELL, JOHN FROGG, JOHN BELL, WILLIAM EUSTACE, JOHN CHURCHHILL or WILLIAM GRANT should be one were read by virtue of the Dedimus Potestatem, the said THOMAS HARRISON having first taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Oath appointed to be taken by an Act of Parliament made in the first year of the Reign of his late Majesty, King George the first, our Royal Father Intituled, "An Act for the Further Security of his Majestys Person and Government and the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants, and for extinguishing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales and his open and secret Abettors," also the Test together with the Oath of a Justice of the Peace and the Oath of a Justice of the County Court in Chancery which said Oaths were administered to him by the said YELVERTON PEYTON and THOMAS MARSHALL; And then the said THOMAS HARRISON administered all the before mentioned Oaths to the said WILLIAM BLACEWELL, WILLIAM EUSTACE, JOHN CHURCHHILL, WILLIAM GRANT, YELVERTON PEYTON, THOMAS MARSHALL and GEORGE LAMKIN, who made and subscribed the Test
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 17, 1771. Wm. Champe and Mary, his wife, of King Geo. Co., to John Wright, of Spts. Co. 116 4s. curr. 258 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. No witnesses. July 19, 1771.
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 12, 1781. John Wright and Rose, his wife, of Spts. Co. to Wm. Moxley of same county. 8400 cure. 258 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Harry Bartlet, Thos. Bartlett, James Tutt, Robert Smith, Thos. Minor. May 17, 1781.

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      http://genforum.genealogy.com/grant/messages/2308.html
      The Register of Overwharton Parish of Stafford Co., VA 1723-1758, by George H.S. King pg. 135.
      Our Rosamond Grant (1733-1799) m. John Wright
      (1735-1791). He was the son of William & Rosamond Grant.
      John Wright was inspector of tobacco at the time of his death in Spotsylvania Co., VA.
      His children were:
      1. Margaret Wright (1756-1818) m. 1771 James Fulton;
      2. Rossana Wright (1758- );
      3. Elizabeth Wright (1760-1779) m. Charles Metcalf;
      4. William Wright (1762- );
      5. John Wright (1767-1819) of Mine Run,Orange Co., VA, died testate. He married 1st.1789 Susannah Goodrich Lightfoot Grasty(1769-1796), 2nd. 1801 Polly Shavers,widow.;
      6. Winfield Wright (1770- ) m. 1795 Judith Tinsley(1774- ).

      Our Margaret Grant(174?-19 Apr.1772) m. Winfield Wright (brother of the above John
      Wright). Winfield Wright(1742-1772). issue:
      1. William Grant Wright b. 10 sept. 1763
      2. Lucy Wright b. 2 March 1765
      3. John Wright b. 15 July 1769

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      1785-1787 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book N; [Antient Press]; Page 9-12
      THIS INDENTURE made this first day of June in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty five Between JOSEPH PORTER and BETTY his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and JOHN WRIGHT of County of SPOTSYLVANIA of other part; Witness that JOSEPH PORTER and BETTY his Wife in consideration of the sum of One hundred &Eighteen pounds current money to the said JOSEPH PORTER and BETTY his Wife in hand paid by JOHN WRIGIIT, by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN WRIGHT his heirs a certain tract of land lying in the Parish of and County of Culpeper, containing Five hundred and seventy two acres and bounded, Be8ining at two
      white Ws in a Steep Bottom, corner to BENJAMIN LOWEN, thence with his line So. 30 degs. W. two hundred and thirty four poles to two red Oaks and one Box Oak standing on BARNET ROAD, corner to said LOWEN, thence with the several courses of said Road to one Pine on the said Road, thence North 5 degs. East thirty five poles to one Pine corner to JOHN RHODHIFER, thence with his line North 52 degs. West one hundred and twenty poles to one red Oag & Pine in a Bottom corner to said RHODHIFER and JACOB MEDLEY, thence with MEDLEYS he North 10 degs. East one hundred and Eighty two poles to three Pines corner to the said MEDLY and WILLIAM BLEDSOE, thence with said BLEDSOEs line to the begining: And all houses orchards profits and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging; To have and to hold the said tract of land to JOHN WRIGHT his heirs, And JOSEPH PORTER and BETTY his Wife for themselves their heirs doth grant to and with the said JOHN WRIGHT his heirs that JOSEPH PORTER and BEllY his Wife, their heirs the said tract of land will warrant and forever defend against the claims of every person: In Witness whereof JOSEPH PORTER and BEITY his Wife hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed and delivered in presence of
      HENRY ARMISTEAD, JOSEPH PORTER
      ARMISTEAD LONG, WM. MORTON, BETTY PORTER
      NICHS: PORTER
      Received June first one thousand seven hundred &Eighty five of JOHN WRIGHT the sum of One hundred and Eighteen pounds, the consideration within mentioned
      Witness WM. MORTON, NICHS: PORTER, JOSEPH PORTER
      HENRY ARMISTEAD, ARMISTEAD LONG
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th day of September 1785
      This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by the parties & ordered to be recorded, previous to which the said BFITY was first privily examined as the Law directs
      Teste JOHN JAWSON, C1 Cur

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