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

Francis Wright

Male 1660 - 1713  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Francis Wright 
    Born Aug 1660  Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jun 1713  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30005  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Richard Wright,   b. 1633, Bolton-on-Swale, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1663, Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Mottrom,   b. 1639, Bolton-on-Swale, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1676, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef Mar 1657  Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Washington,   b. 1662, Bridges Creek, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Feb 1694, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years) 
    Married 1682  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Wright,   b. Abt 25 Feb 1685, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 28 May 1734 and 1738, Leesylvania, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F14730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Cox,   b. Bef 1684, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1715, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years) 
    Married Aft 1707  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Wright,   b. Between 1710 and 1712, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1741, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne Wright,   b. Bef 1715, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1763, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F19233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hapologroup J2.
      ===
      Name: Jo Anne Mackby
      Email: jamackby@qx dot net
      NOTICE: For those who do not know: the Wright-WASHINGTON descent ends with Francis Wright and Anne Massey, as they had only daughters. DNA research on this Wright family has disproven any further descent from John Wright of Ploughland, Co. York d. 1540 through the Washingtons.
      Col. Francis Wright's descent through his 2nd wife Martha Cox does continue today. If you are a male Wright descendant through Francis Wright and Martha Cox you can still qualify for DNA testing.
      ===
      contributed by Jo Anne Mackby
      Elizabeth Wiggin[g]ton m. (1) Richard Wright b. 1709-10; d. 1740-1; WD 1739-41, son of Maj. Francis Wright m. (2) Martha Cox. [NOTE: the DNA results of Maj. Francis Wright [who m. (1) Ann Washington] and Martha Cox do not match]

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      Author: Ritchie, Anne Reed, 1905-
      Title: Major Francis Wright and Anne Washington, with allied families.
      Published: [Firestone? Colo., 1973]
      LC Call No.: CS71.W95 1973

      Author: Ritchie, Anne Reed, 1905-
      Title: Supplement, corrections, and additions to Major Francis Wright and Anne Washington, with allied families / by Anne Reed Ritchie.
      Published: Owensboro, Kentucky : McDowell Publications, c1979.
      LC Call No.: CS71.W95 1979b
      ===
      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 51
      WRIGHT, FRANCIS, MAJOR, gent., 7 August 1713. Inventory returned by Martha Wright.
      ===
      Sent: 1/30/2005 9:26 PM
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note - witness by Marshall, Thomas.

      1686-March 23- Westmoreland County (Montross) Virginia: "Wright's Conveyance to Michael HALBERT"
      "To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come.
      Francis Wright and Anne his wife send greeting in our Lord God everlasting."
      Know ye that I Francis Wright of the County of Westmoreland in Virginia, Gent. And I the said Anne daughter of Col. John Washington of the county aforesaid deceased now, wife to the said Francis Wright for good cause and consideration as thereunto moving and more especially for the sum of four thousands pounds of tobacco in cask to us in hand delivered and wherewith, we do grant, bargain sell, alien enfeolf and confirm unto Michael HALBERT one hundred acres of land situate in Westmoreland County, Virginia at the head of Madox, granted to the said John Washington by patent and now by the death of the said Washington devoling and dissending to Anne his daughter, now wife to the said Wright by hereditary right together with all buildings, fences, orchards, woods, rivers, waters, privileges members and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining.
      To have and to hold the said messuages or hundred acres of land with its members and appurtenances above recited to him the said Michael HALBERT his heirs and assigns forever and the said Francis Wright and the said Anne his wife do for themselves, their heirs, Executors and Admr's. to and for either and every of them covenant, promise grant and agree to and with the said Michael HALBERT, his heirs and assigns that the said hundred acres of land now is and from time to time and at all times hereafter shall be and remain free and clear and freely and clearly acquited and discharged of and from all and all manner of person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming the said message or hundred acres of land with its members and appurtenances aforesaid.
      In witness whereof we the said Francis Wright and Anne Wright have hereto put our hands and seals this 25th day of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord James the second Ammoque Dom. 1685.
      "Francis Wright (Seal) Anne Wright (Seal) "John Wright"
      Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presents of us:
      "Thomas Baker, Thomas Marshall, Anne Read"
      March the 31st. 1686 Acknowledged in Court by Francis Wright and then recorded.
      "Thomas Marson, D.C.C.P.
      ===
      1687-1691 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 3, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 147
      Lancaster county Court 10th of December 1690
      - Upon an accon commenced at this Court by Mr. FRANCIS WRIGHT, High Sheriffe of WESTMORELAND County, against JOHN SCRIPTURE, for five hundred and two pounds of tobacco and casks and non est inventus being by the Sheriffe returned; It is therefore ordered that an Attachment bee granted the saide WRIGHT against the Estate of the saide SCRIPTURE in this County
      ===
      1691-1692 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 57 [25 March 1692]
      The last will of Thomas Powell was proved by the oaths of Capt. John Strainge, Mrs. Eliza. Powell and James Tooly and a probat granted to Mr. Francis Wright executor therein named. Ordered that Mr. Wright give bond.

      ===
      From: James Hughes [mailto:]
      Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:03 PM
      Subject: RE: Merriman & Payne(Pain) Lancaster County, Virginia

      I donn't know when Francis Wright bought land in Lancaster Co. but it was bef.1695.

      ===
      -----Original Message-----
      From: James Hughes [mailto:]
      Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 8:53 PM
      To: Marshall, Michael (Contracts)
      Subject: RE: Merriman & Payne(Pain) Lancaster County, Virginia

      Francis Wright was Sheriff of Baltimore County in 1661.

      396 Assembly Proceedings, April - May 1661 .

      U. H. - Journal - 1659-69

      The same to Francis Batchelor Sherriffe of Charles County
      The same to Gyles Sadleir Sherriffe of Calvert County
      The same to John Norwood Sherriffe of Anne Arrundell County
      The same to Anthony Griffyn Sherriffe of Kent County.
      The same to Francis Wright Sherriffe of Baltemore County.

      Aprill 16th 1661

      Nicholas Guyther Sherriffe of St Marys County retournes
      Burgesses for that County
      Coll. William Evans Luke Gardner Gent Thomas Mathews gent William Barton Gent.
      Francis Batchelor Sherriffe of Charles County retournes
      Burgesses for that County
      Henry Adams and Joseph Harrison gent
      Gyles Sadleir Sherriffe of Calvert County retournes
      Burgesses for that County
      Richard Preston Thomas Manning Richard Smith Tho. Trueman gent
      John Norwood Sherriffe of Anne Arrundell County retournes
      Burgesses for that County,
      John Brewer Sam: Chew gent.

      p. 81

      Anthony Griffyn Sherriffe of Kent County retournes
      Burgesses for that County
      Thomas Stagwell and Wm Leeds gent.
      Francis Wright Sherriffe of Baltemore County retournes
      Burgesses for that County
      Thomas Stockett and George Vtye gent

      Aprill 17th 1661

      At St Marys at the howse Comonly called St Johns to the Assembly appeared

      Philip Calvert Esqr Governor
      Henry Coursey Esqr Secretary

      Baker Brooke Esqr
      Edward Lloyd
      John Bateman Esqr

      St Marys Then appeared as Burgesses for St Marys County
      Collonell William Evans Luke Gardner Thomas Mathews and William Danna gent.

      Charles County Then appeared for Charles County as Burgesses
      Henry Adams and Joseph Harrison Gent.

      Anne Arrundell County Then appeared for Anne Arrundell County Burgesses
      John Brewer and Samuell Chewe Gent

      Kent County Then appeared for Kent County as Burgesses
      Thomas Stagwell and William Leeds gent.

      Baltemore County, Burgesses yett not appeared

      Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January
      1637/8-September 1664
      Volume 1, Page 396
      http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000001/html/am1--396.html
      ===
      Westmoreland Co. Va Order Book 1705-1707 by John Frederick Dorman
      page 568a - [28 May 1707]
      John Wright, Gent., acknowldeged a writeing under his hand importing a discharge and discliamer of right to a parcell of land formerly sold by Francis Wright to Tho. Marshall
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      1705-1708 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 4 [Antient Press]; Page 11-13a
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come, I JOHN WRIGHT of County of WESTMORELAND Gent. Send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting this fifth day of September in the yeare of our Lord 1705. Nov Know yee that I the said JOHN WRIGHT for the sume of Two hundred and fifty pounds Sterl, by FRANCIS THORNTON in hand paid by these presents doth bargain sell and confirme unto FRANCIS THORNTON his heires one tract of land containeing One thousand acres being part of a Patent formerly granted to MAJR. JOHN WASHINGTON for Seventeen hundredacres of land dated the first of June Ano. Domini 1664, the said thousana acres of land begining at the Eastermost side of the land that was sold to WILLIAM FREAKE out of the said Patent and next to WM. WILLISS's, thence running North a straight course to the line of the said Patent, thence West and along the several! courses of said Patent till it comes to the land that did belong to FREAK and now in the possession of JOHN HAWKFORD and THOMAS TIPPETT, thence along the said land foure hundred and nine poles including the plantation called and knowne by the name of HARRISONs Plantation including the just summe and quantity of One thousand acres of land, together with all rights members and appurtenances whatsoever to said premises belonging scituate within the Parish of ST. MARYEs in the County of Richmond; To have and to hold the said tract of land with all appurtenances to said FRANCIS THORNTON his heires freely and clearly discharged from all in cumbrances whatseover; and further that JOHN WRIGHT do by these presents oblidge my selfe my heires to lay out the said One thousand acres of land and mark the bounds so that the said parcel of land may have the full breadth of the Patent where it binds upon the land that was sold to WILLIAM FREAKE, that is to say, Foure hundred and nine poles when ever the said FRANCIS THORNTON his heires shall desire the same to be done In Wittnesse whereof and to the true performance of all and every the articles in and to this present writing mentioned or intended have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first to these presents mentioned
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      GEORGE TAYLER, JOHN WRIGHT
      ALEXR: DONIPHAN
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court by the within named JNO: WRIGHT the 5th day of Septr. Ano: 1705 and recorded the 11th day of the same moneth & in the yeare aforesd„ wch: acknowledgmt. WM. THORNTON, Son of the said FRANCIS THORNTON, in the behalfe of his said Father, att the time aforesd. did receive
      TO ALL TO WHOME these presents shall come Know yee that I FRANCIS WRIGHT, Father to the within mentioned JOHN WRIGHT, haveing good right title and interest by the Courtesie of England to all and singular the within mentioned land sold by my Son, JOHN WRIGHT, conveyed and made over to FRANCIS THORNTON and his heires as by the within Deed doth express; Therefore I said FRANCIS WRIGHT do by these presents acquits all my right title and interest of the within mentioned land and forever discharge FRANCIS THORNTON from all manner of Claymes in and to said land clayming under me said FRANCIS WRIGHT, I have hereunto set my hand and seale this fifth day of Septr 1705
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      GEORGE TAYLER, WRIGHT
      ALEXA: DONIPHAN
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court by the within named FRANCIS WRIGHT the 5th day of Septr. 1705 wch: acknowledgmt, WM. THORNTON in the behalfe of his Father, FRANCIS THORNTON the day and yeare aforesd. did receive, and recorded the 11th day of the same moneth and yeare
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN WRIGHT of the Parish of COPLE in the County of WESTMORELAND do owe and stand firmly indebted unto FRANCIS THORNTON of County of STAFFORD his heires in the just sum of One thousand pounds Sterling money of England to be paid in good bills of Exchange upon all demands to wch: payment to be made I bind my selfe my heires firmely by these presents in Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this fifth day of Septembr: 1705
      The Condition of this present obligaltion is such that whereas in and by one instrument of writing made betweene JOHN WRIGHT of one part and FRANCIS THORNTON of the other part; bearing equal date wth: these presents, sold One thousand acres of land lying in Richmond County; Now if JOHN WRIGHT his heirs shall fulfill and keep all the covenants mentioned in the Instrument of Writing, Then this obligation to be voyd and of none effect or else to be and remaine in full force and virtue.
      Sealed and delivered in the presence of
      GEORGE TAYLER, JNO: 'WRIGHT
      ALEX DONIPHAN
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court ye 5th day of Septr. Ano: 1705 & recorded
      Test J. SHERLOCK Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I FRANCIS WRIGHT of the County of WESTMORELAND do owe and stand justly indebted unto FRANCIS THORNTON of the County of STAFFORD his heires in the just summe of Two hundred pounds Sterl. money of England to be paid by good Bills of Exchange upon all demands In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fifth day of Septr, Ano. Domini 1705
      The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas my Son, JNO. WRIGHT, with my consent hath sold unto FRANCIS THORNTON his heires the quantity of One thousand acres of land lying in ST. MARYs Parish Richmond County for sufficient consideration already reced as may appeare by a Deed of Sale bearing equal date wth- these presents in an estate of Fee Simple free from all Claymes of Dower &c., I the said FRANCIS WRIGHT shall quitt clayme and discharge the said land from any clayme to me That then this obligation to be void otherways to remaine in full force and virtue
      Sealed and delivered in presence of us
      GEORGE TAYLER, WRIGHT
      ALEXR. DONIPHAN
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the 5th day of Septr. 1705 & recorded
      Test J. SHERLOCK, Cl Cur

      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 348
      [Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills, No.

      4, p. 175]: WRIGHT'S RELEASE TO ROBINS

      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty second day of February one thousand seven hundred and Eight and in the seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland Queen Defender of the faith &c Between Francis Wright and John Wright of Cople parish in the County of Westmorld Gentl. of the one part and Thomas Robins of Washington Parish in the said County planter of the other party--

      Witnesseth that the said Francis Wright and John Wright for . . . one thousand pounds of good tobacco do by these presents give, grant, bargain, alien, sell, remise, release and forever confirm unto the said Thomas Robins and his heirs the said Thomas Robins being in the actual possession thereof by virtue of a lease made of the same bearing date the day before the date of these presents and statute for transferring uses into possessions all that two hundred acres of land situate in Washington Parish in the County aforesaid which the said Francis Wright and Anne his wife then sole owner of the said land sold to William Booth(*) Decd. and recd. a consideration for the same but the said Anne dying before the same was legally conveyed the said William Booth had not any right to the same and now is the proper Estate of the said John Wright son and heir to the said Anne the said two hundred acres of land beginning at a corner marked hickory of the land of Thomas Marshall (etc.) To have and to hold (etc.)

      In witness whereof the parties to these presents hath interchangably sett their hands and seals the day & year first mentioned.

      FRANCIS WRIGHT [Seal]

      JOHN WRIGHT [Seal]

      Signed, Sealed & delivered in the presence of N. POPE, JNO. BELFIELD.

      Recordate 28 die Febry. pred Pr. Eund'm Cler'um.
      ===
      1708-1711 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 5 [Antient Press]; Page 153-154
      Wee do hereby appoint DANIELL McCARTY Gentleman to acknowledge this Instrument of righting to the within JOHN WASHINGTON & his heirs rattifying wt. my sd. Attorney shall doe as thogh I was p:sonally present Witness my hand & seale lthis 26th day of October 1709
      Test NATH. POPE, FRA: WRIGHT
      JOHN CHAMPE, JOS: BELFIELD JOHN WRIGHT
      At a Court held for Richmond County November 2. 1709
      This Power of Attorney was proved by the oathes of ye Witnesses to it & it was admitted
      to Record Test M BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      Examined p M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the seventh day of October one thousand seven hundred & nine and in the Eight year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Ann by the grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ireland, Defender of the faith &c., Between FRANCIS WRIGHT and JOHN WRIGHT of COPLE Pish : in WESTMORELAND County, Gent., of one part and JOHN WASHINGTON of the Pish: of WASHINGTON in said County, late of STAFFORD County. Gent., of other part, Witnesseth that FRANCIS WRIGHT & JOHN WRIGHT for Five Shillings of English money in hand paid them do by these presents bargain & sell unto JOHN WASHINGTON all that peice or parcell of land containing One hundred and Seventy one & halfe acres lying in ST. MARYs Pish: in County of Richmond and beginning att a Stake standing near a small markt red Oak saplin & run ing from thence North one hundred twenty sigh tpole deviding this land from the land of JOHN PIPER deced, to the line of THOMAS MARSHALL deced, thence West two degrees Southerly along the line of said MARSHALL and THOMAS ROBINS one hundred & seventy poles to a markt, Chesnutt tree being corner to said ROBINS, thence North one hundred seventy six poles along another line of said ROBINS, thence West twenty poles to the corner tree of Majr. FRANCIS THORNTON, thence South along his line Three hundred pole to a Stake standing in the line of JOHN WILLIS SENR., thence East one hundred and ninety pole along the said WILLIS his line to the place where it began, with all houses out houses & tobacco houses orchards fences whatsoever; To have and to hold all the tract of land unto JOHN WASHINGTON his heirs during the term of one whole year paying the rent of one Ear of Indian corn on ye first day of the Birth of our Lord God next ensuing if demanded to the intent that by vertue of these presents of the Statute for transferring uses into possession JOHN WASHINGTON may be in the actual! possession of said premises and be thereby Inabled to accept a grant of the Inheritance thereof, In Witness whereof FRANCIS WRIGHT and JOHN WRIGHT hath sett their hands & fixt. their the day & month and year above mentioned
      Signed sealed & deld. in presents of
      JOHN CHAMPE, FRA: WRIGHT
      JOS: BELFIELD, NATH: POPE JOHN WRIGHT
      At a Court held for Richmond County November 2d. 1709
      DANIELL McCARTY, Gent., by vertue of a Power of Attorney from FRANCIS WRIGHT and JOHN WRIGHT to him in that behalf made acknowledged this Deed for land unto JOHN WASHINGTON Gent., Whereupon at the motion of NATHLL. POPE in behalf of the said WASHINGTON, it was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      Examined p M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      ===
      1708-1711 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 5 [Antient Press]; Page 155-157
      (The Power of Attorney as appears on Page 153 above is repeated on page same witnesses and date.)
      THIS INDENTURE made the eight day of October one thousand seven hundred & nine and in the eight year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Ann by the grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ireland, Queen defender of the faith &c,, Between FRANCIS WRIGHT and JOHN WRIGHT of COPLE Pish, in County of WESTMORELAND Gent. of one part and JOHN WASHINGTON of WASHINGTON Pish. in the said County late of STAFFORD County, Gent., of other part; Witnesseth that FRANCIS WRIGHT and JOHN WRIGHT for Eight thousand pounds of good tobacco in hand them paid by said JOHN WASHINGTON by these presents bargin sell & confirm and release unto JOHN WASHINGTON his heirs being in the actuall possession thereof by vertue of a Lease and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession all that parcel! of land containing One hundred seventy one & half, acres situate part in Richmond County and part in WESTMORELAND County, beginning in ST. MARYs Pish in County of Richmond (the description of the bounds of the land are as in the foregoing Lease); To have and to hold the right title & demand whatsoever to the said land of them the sd. FRANCIS WRIGHT and JOHN WRIGHT together with all woods water courses houses tobacco houses with all timber and timber trees orchards fences and gardens thereon to JOHN WASHINGTON his heirs to be holden to the Cheif Lord of the Fee for the rents and services due and accustomed to be paid free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever; In Witness whereof the partyes aforementioend hath interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year aforesaid
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
      NATH: POPE, FRA: WRIGHT
      JOHN CHAMPE JOHN WRIGHT
      At a Court held for Richmond County November 2d. 1709
      DANIELL McCARTY Gent. by vertue of a Power of Attorney from FRANCIS WRIGHT and JOHN WRIGHT to him in that behalf made, acknowledged this Deed for Land unto JOHN WASHINGTON, Gent., Whereupon at the motion of NATHANIELL POPE in behalf of the said WASHINGTON it was admitted to record
      Test M. BECKWITH, C1 Cur Examined p M. BECKWITH, CI Cur.
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-09-29 12:16:09
      Combs &c. Families of Stafford County, Virginia
      http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/va/stafford/
      28 Sep 1726 (Westmoreland DB?:68-70)
      Wm. KENDALL, planter, of Stafford County to Jeremiah MURDOCH, Hanover Parish, King George, consideration 2,622 lbs. good tobo. all that tract… sd plantation where William KENDALL inhabited late… 60 and 2 acres of land being in county of Westmoreland, part of 200 A of land formerly lived and inhabited and lease of William HARVEY… sold by Maj. Frances WRIGHT and John WRIGHT his son unto Thomas GOFF of King George County deced as by his records of the sd. Westmoreland County court will appear… 62 A bounded as follows: beginning … Spanish Oak, along Thomas ROBBINS line, dividing this land from the land of Thos. GOFF dividing this land from Thomas HUGHES, first mentioned station with all houses, orchards… sd William and Elizabeth his Wife… 28 Sep 1726… Wm. KENDALL personally appeared… Wm. [W horizontal-K] KENDALL, Elizabeth KENDALL, wife of Wm. KENDELL Elizabeth [C] KENDELL
      At a Ct. held for sd. Co. 28 Sep 1726 at the inst. of Maj. George ESKRIDGE on this behalf of Jeremiah MURDOCH the letter of attorney from Elizabeth KENDALL to Neil McCORMICK… 12 Jan 1726/7 Wm. KENDALL affirmed. Wits: Isaac ARNOLD & John JETT.
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 51
      WRIGHT, FRANCIS, MAJOR, gent., 7 August 1713. Inventory returned by Martha Wright.
      ===
      James Hughes 2006-05-17 09:11:26
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 396

      [Prince William Deed Book K, pp. 132 to 136.
      Abstract]: Deeds of lease and release dated 27 and 28 May 1739: Benjamin Grayson of county of Prince William, Gent., and Susanna his wife to ffrancis Wright of same county for 100. a plantation of 711 acres formerly granted to said Benjamin Grayson by deed from the Proprietor's office of the Northern Neck of Virginia 2 Aug. 1731, in the county of Prince William upon a branch of the North fork of Bull run on the ridge joining upon the branches of Elk licking run & bounded [etc.]
      her
      BENJA GRAYSON SUSANA L GRAYSON
      mark
      THOS. HARRISON JUNR. WILL. DENT MOSES LINTON JOHN TURLEY.

      This property, to which Francis Wright had removed by July, 1741, was about twelve miles west of Francis Awbrey's estate, and twenty miles northwest from Leesylvania, and about twenty-eight miles north of the estate on which his brother John4 settled in 1741. Thus these brothers became well separated topographically. Soon after the date of the above-mentioned deed, the remaining two-thirds of the thousand-acre Leesylvania plantation were sold by Francis4 Wright for a sum approximating $5,000 in present currency to the same Henry Lee, of whom his father, John3 Wright, had purchased it in 1723. This is the instrument in which Francis4 Wright calls himself the eldest son of his father:
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      James Hughes 2006-05-17 09:14:06
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 395

      Prince William County Deed Book D, pp.

      127, 128, 129, 130, 131. Abstract]: 27 & 28 May 1739, two deeds of lease and release by ffrancis Wright of the parish of Hamilton in the County of Prince William planter and Anne his wife to Benjamin Grayson of the same, gent.; for 100 all that plantation, . . . 333 acres . . . on Powels Creek in the County of Prince William it being the third part of 1000 acres formerly sold by Henry Lee unto John Wright, deced, father to the afsd. ffrancis Wright, as by deed dated 25 June MDCCXXV(+) . . . bounded Beginning at Divers marked Saplins nigh the stump of an Hiccory corner to the land of Burbidge at Muscle Island & extending thence North two hundred & forty four poles to a Spanish Red oak, thence North 52 degrees west 300 poles to a Box oak saplin & a Red oak on an Ivy point, thence South nine degrees East 363 poles to Powel's Creek, thence down the Creek the several meanders thereof to the beginning . . .
      her
      FFRANCIS. WRIGHT Anne U WRIGHT
      mark
      THOS. HARRISON JUNR WILL DENT MOSES LINTON JOHN TURLEY
      Acknowledged in Court 28 May 1739 and ordered recorded.

      On the same day that Francis4 Wright sold this third of his patrimony for a sum then equal to about $2,000, he purchased of the same Benjamin Grayson 711 acres lying about twenty-five miles northwest of his late father's estate, which new property had been first occupied by a

      (+) In this reference made sixteen years after the date of the original deed Francis4 Wright errs, for the original deed to his father was dated August 27, 1723.
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      1705-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part I [Antient Press]; Page 72-73
      Westmoreland County Court 26th ofMarch 1707
      - WRIGHTs Acknowledgment to GOFF FRANCIS WRIGHT and JOHN
      WRIGHT, Gent., acknowledged their Deed of Release and Confirmation ofland from them to THOMAS GOFFE to bee their proper act and deed. Ordered the same bee recorded
      ===
      1712-1714 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [Antient Press]; Page 57
      Westmoreland County Court 24th ofJune 1713
      - Majr. WRIGHT's Admon granted
      MRS MARTHA WRIGHT, Relict of FRANCIS WRIGHT, Gent., deced., came into Court and made Oath that FRANCIS departed this life without makeing any Will soe farr as she knows or believes and on her motion, Certifycate is granted her for obtaining Letters ofAdministration on the Decedent's Estate in due form; JOHN BUSHROD, RICHARD KENNER and FRANCIS SPENCER assumeing in Court to be Securitys for her due administration thereon and she ordered to return an Inventory of the Estate to the next Court. It is alsoe ordered that JOHN AWBREY, WILLIAM CHANDLER, DANIEL TEBBS and FRANCIS ATTWELL, or any three ofthem being first sworn before one ofher Majties Justices for this County, do some tyme before the next Court value and appraise the Estate and make report thereof to the next Court
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      1714-1716 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 5 [Antient Press]; Page 15
      Westmoreland County Court 29th of September 1714
      - WRIGHT's Admrx. v SPENCER It was commanded JOHN STURMAN,
      Gent., Sheriff of this County, that he should summon FRANCIS SPENCER to answer JOHN HOWELL and MARTHA his Wife,. Administratrix ofthe goods and chattells that were of FRANCIS WRIGHT, Gent., deced., of a Plea of Debt for fourteen thousand pounds of tobacco due by Obligation and the Sheriffreturned cepi corpus but for that the Defendt. failed to appeare and noe baile being returned, upon motion ofthe Pltf. Conditionall Order passed against the Sherifffor the Debt according to Law, and upon the Sheriffs motion an Attachment is granted him against the Estate of the Defendt. for the same returnble and to be proceeded in according to Law
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      1714-1716 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 5 [Antient Press]; Page 42
      Westmoreland County Court 28th of April 1715
      - SPENCER v WRIGHT's Admrx.
      Judgment is granted FRANCIS SPENCER against JOHN HOWELL and MARTHAhis Wife, Administratrix of FRANCIS WRIGHT, deced., for the sum offive hundred fifty six pounds oftobacco due by Account; ordered the they pay the same with costs als Execution
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 10; 1745-1747[Antient Press}: pp 275-278
      JOHN KENNEDY aged forty six years being first sworn with that fifteen years ago he was overseer for Colo. HENRY LEE at the Plantation where JOHN WRIGHT formerly did live very near the land in dispute, that when he first come to be Overseer for Colo. LEE he had occasion for Board Timber and as he was unacquainted with the lines, he applied himself to JOHN HOWELL (who had intermarried with the Mother of RICHARD WRIGHT, and with whom the said RICHARD WRIGHT then lived being a boy and under the care of the said HOWELL to skew him where to git the said Boards that he might not commit a trespass upon any of the Neighbours lands, and the said HOWEL directed him to come to a place near the head of BARRES CREEKS where he would find a parcel of rich well timbered land close by and adjoining the place where JOHN RICE, a witness in this suit, had Cut down trees and further told him that he had once forwarned the said JOHN RICE from clearing the said ground, telling him that he thought it would be of great service to DICKIE (meaning the said RICHARD WRIGHT) but that in some short time afterwards going that way the said HOWELL had a mind to see where the line run., and after he found out which way the line went, he said glad he had forewarned the said RICE for that had the said RICE gone on he would have cleared upon Colo. LEE's Land, And this Deponant further with that about a year or two after this happensd, GERRARD DAVIS, who intermarried with a Sister of the said RICHARD WRIGHT, came to the house of this Deponant in company with the said RICHARD WRIGHT and their the said GERRARD DAVIS in the hearing of this Deponant persuaded the said RICHARD WRIGHT to sue Colo. LEE for more land for that he'd engage the said WRIGHT might recover to Colo, MOTTRAMs back line which this Deponant understood to be meant the line run by the Plff. In this survey and in a short time after this, the above named JOHN HOWELL and this Deponant were standing for Deer and he, this Deponant, informed the said HOWELL of the discourse which he had heard at his House between the said DAVIS and the said RICHARD WRIGHT. Whereupon the said HOWELL said to this Deponant that DICKIE (meaning the said RICHARD WRIGHT) had better let along sueing the said LEE for if he sued Colo. LEE says he in my life time I shall surely be an evidence against him for as I go along with you home. I'll show you his and corner (meaning of the said RICHARD WRIGHT). Whereupon they presently after went together to the three triangular trees to which the Surveyor in running from the Maple for the Defendants survey came and this Deponain and the said HOWELL standing by the said triangular trees the said HOWEL pointing to the said Maple and Cove below it told this Deponant WRIGHT's line comes from that Cove to the Maple and from thence to three triangular trees for they are one of DICKIE's Corners (meaning the said WRIGHT) and the said HOWELL further told this Deponant at that time that he had marked these three trees by order of JOHN WRIGHT, Brother to the said RICHARD WRIGHT, and in his presence and further told this Deponant that his other line run from these trees to a point opposite to the mouth of BARRES CREEKE, And this Deponant who lived eight years in the Neighbourhood of the land in controversy has since several time gone along the said line and has run old marked line trees all along the said line unless it such part of the same as have been destroyed Catterpillars, which said line is the same which was run by Old HENRY LEE from a marked white Oak upon the bank of the mouth of BARRES CREEKE to the said three triangular trees in a reversed Course: And this Deponant was farther told by the said HOWELL that he the said HOWELL had formerly lived as a domestick with Major WRIGHT, Father of JOHN WRIGHT. and that those triangular trees were always in the life time of the said Major WRIGHT and also of his Son, JOHN WRIGHT, reconed to stand in Colo. MOTTRAMs back line till such time as Colo, LEE bought the land of the said JOHN WRIGHT and recovered as far as KURs Tobacco Ground near to the line run by the M. for MOTTRAMs back line, which the said HOWELL told him had ever since been reckoned MOTTRAMs back line and this Deponant farther saith that about eleven years ago he became a Tenant to the said RICHARD WRIGHT and lived upon the land now in controversy between his. the said WRIGHT's heir, and the said Colo. LEE for the space of three years and in that time the said Land was processioned and this Deponant saith that he applied to the said RICHARD WRIGHT to shew him the lines of the said land against the time the processioners should come: Whereupon the said WRIGHT told this Deponant that he would get the above named HOWELL to shew the lines to the said Processioners telling this Deponant that the said HOWELL was best acquainted with the bounds of the said land for that he (meaning the said HOWELL) was the person who was along with his Brother, JOHN WRIGHT, when he laid of the land for the said RICHARD and had marked the line after the said JOHN WRIGHT; And this Deponant farther saith that the processioners afterwards in the presence of this Deponant did procession the lines and by the Defendant in this Survey for the bounds of the said RICHARD WRIGHTs land and farther with not. JOHN KENNEDY
      The above Deposition was sworn to before me
      EDWARD RANSDELL, August 9th 1744
      Westmd. Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of June 1745
      This Deposition of JOHN KENNEDYs in an Ejectment in the General Court between FRANCIS WRIGHT. an Infant Son of RICHARD WRIGHT, deceased, by JOHN BUSHROD his Guardian, and THOMAS McFARLANE. Plffs, and HENRY LEE, Gent., Defendant was presented into Court by the said LEE at whose motion the same is admitted to Record
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      1743-1752 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 40-44
      Indenture made 4th/5th April 1745 between JOHN GREEN and ABIGAIL
      his wife Parish Over Wharton County Stafford and FRANCIS THORNTON Parish Hanover King George County .. by deeds of lease & release .. for sum Thirty four pounds current money of Virginia sold 70 acres in Hanover Parish Joyning on Poultridges Creek lying between the land that is called Watts's and Francis Thornton .. being part of Patent granted to FRAS. WRIGHT which .. THOMAS TIPPETT bought of Wright which said land Descended to Abigail daughter of the sd Thomas Tippet Deceased
      Presence Josiah Farguson, John Green
      Lewis Markham, Willm. Wren Abigail x Green
      At a court held 5th April 1745 .. Deeds of lease & release acknowledged .. recorded .. said Abigail being Solely Examined .

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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=126&last=127&g_p=G2 &collection=NN Grant
      Title Nicholls, John.
      Publication 21 February 1694/1695.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 280 acres beg.g &c. belonging to Francis Wright also adjoins a tract of land of 1200 acres belonging to said Wright.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 126-127 (Reel 288).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=194&last=&g_p=G2&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Manning, John.
      Publication 25 September 1695.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 147 acres adjoining William Saxton, Francis Wright, Randall Davenport.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 194 (Reel 288).
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=142&last=143&g_p=G2&col lection=NN Grant
      Title BROWN, MAXFIELD.
      Publication 19 March 1694/1695.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 228 acres adjoining land of FRANCIS WRIGHT, JOHN ROSSE and others.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 142-143 (Reel 288).

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      Title Combs, William.
      Publication 13 July 1705.
      Gen. note (This deed is also recorded on page 103).
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 100 acres on the heads of the branches of Portbridges Creek adjoining John Brown, Maxfield Brown, and Major Wright.
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      Grant
      Title Murdock, Jeremiah.
      Publication 22 July 1732.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck
      Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: King George County.
      Description: 374 acres adjoining Francis Wright, and the lands of Thornton.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants D, 1731-1732, p. 99, folio (Reel 291).
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      Grant
      Title Murdock, Jeremiah.
      Publication 9 June 1737.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck
      Grants, reels 288-311.
      Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6,
      A-E, reels 312-320.
      Note Location: King George County.
      Description: 374 acres in the counties of
      Westmoreland, and King George, adjoining Francis Wright, and land of Thornton

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