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The Wright Family of Knossington, Leicestershire

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First Generation
1. Jonathan WRIGHT . Baptized 6/11/1791 in Swinford, Leicestershire, The son of William Wright and Frances Colledge. Jonathan died 3/1/1875, in Knossington, age given as 84. Occupation: Labourer. On 5/12/1824 when Jonathan was age about 33, he married Jane BUZZARD , daughter of Mary BUZZARD , in Knossington. Baptized 20/11/1803 in Great Easton, Leicestershire, Jane died 1874 in Knossington, age 70. They had the following children: (1) Elizabeth [ 2 ] . (2) Harriet, born 1835 in Knossington and died 1914 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, age 77. On 16/1/1883, when Harriet was age about 47, she married Charles JEFFERIES (1832-1916) in the Parish Church, Cainscross, Gloucestershire. They had no children. Harriet’s occupation, until her marriage, was a School mistress.
Second Generation
2. Elizabeth Wright [ Parents ]. Baptized 6/11/1825 in Knossington and died there 4/6/1895, age 69. The cause of death was certified as Abdominal Abscess by W. Wear MRCS. Jane Elizabeth Harris (nee Jones) registered her mother’s death on 5/6/1895. Jane’s address was given as 4 Agar Street, Strand, London. Elizabeth had the following child whose father is not given on his birth certificate and remains unknown: (1) Frederick [ 3 ] . On 25/9/1854, when Elizabeth was age 28, she married Joseph JONES , son of William and Ann JONES , in the Parish Church, Knossington.
Third Generation
3. Frederick WRIGHT [ Parents ]. Born 10/4/1848 in Knossington and baptized 19/11/1848, Frederick died 24/9/1912 at Howe End, Kirkbymoorside in the North Riding of Yorkshire, age 64. Frederick’s father is unknown. His birth certificate records his grandparents, Jonathan Wright and Jane Wright formerly Buzzard, as his parents. On the certificate for his second marriage to Elizabeth Horsman, his father is given as Joseph Wright, occupation Saddler. This is likely to be a reference to his step father Joseph Jones, a Saddler, with the family name changed to disguise what, at the time, would have been regarded as Frederick’s illegitimacy. Click/tap image to enlarge . An entry in the National Probate Calendar reads: “WRIGHT Frederick of Howe End Kirbymoorside [sic] Yorkshire died 24 September 1912 Administration York 6 February [1930] to Elizabeth Mary Wright widow. Effects £58 8s 6d.” (The equivalent of around £3,500 today.) Occupation: Coachman, groom. On 15/8/1867, when Frederick was age 19, he married Elizabeth COOK . Born 20/5/1848 in Dover, Elizabeth died before census day, 5/4/1891. Frederick was described as a widower in the return. They had the following children, all born Billesdon, Leicestershire: (1) Benjamin Frederick , born about 1868. On 27/9/1900, when Benjamin was age 32, he married Caroline GEE (1863-?), daughter of George GEE , a Plate Layer, in All Souls Church, St Marylebone, London. (2) Charles Henry [ 4 ] . (3) Harriet Ann , born 1871. (4) Jesse , born about 1872. (5) Jane , born about 1873. (6) Henry Lloyd , born 1874. (7) Mary Ann , born about 1877. (8) Eva Mabel , born about 1888. On 4/12/1897, when Frederick was age 49, he married Elizabeth Mary HORSMAN (1848-?), daughter of Charles HORSMAN , in the Parish Church of St Olave Marygate, York. They had the following child: (1) Florence Mary , born 1902 in Driffield, Yorkshire.
Frederick Wright 1848-1912 Elizabeth Wright nee Cook 1848-?
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The Wright Family of Knossington, Leicestershire

This is page 1 of 2 tracing the history of the Wright family, originally of Knossington, Leicestershire. It shows the link by marriage to the Jones family. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, tap or click the icon to contact us . Browse by clicking the next page button or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links. As this is the first Wright family page, the previous page button is disabled.
© S M Jones Content is free for most uses - see legal stuff. Last update 22 Mar 2020
First Generation
1. Jonathan WRIGHT . Baptized 6/11/1791 in Swinford, Leicestershire, The son of William Wright and Frances Colledge. Jonathan died 3/1/1875, in Knossington, age given as 84. Occupation: Labourer. On 5/12/1824 when Jonathan was age about 33, he married Jane BUZZARD , daughter of Mary BUZZARD , in Knossington. Baptized 20/11/1803 in Great Easton, Leicestershire, Jane died 1874 in Knossington, age 70. They had the following children: (1) Elizabeth [ 2 ] . (2) Harriet, born 1835 in Knossington and died 1914 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, age 77. On 16/1/1883, when Harriet was age about 47, she married Charles JEFFERIES (1832-1916) in the Parish Church, Cainscross, Gloucestershire. They had no children. Harriet’s occupation, until her marriage, was a School mistress.
Second Generation
2. Elizabeth Wright [ Parents ]. Baptized 6/11/1825 in Knossington and died there 4/6/1895, age 69. The cause of death was certified as Abdominal Abscess by W. Wear MRCS. Jane Elizabeth Harris (nee Jones) registered her mother’s death on 5/6/1895. Jane’s address was given as 4 Agar Street, Strand, London. Elizabeth had the following child whose father is not given on his birth certificate and remains unknown: (1) Frederick [ 3 ] . On 25/9/1854, when Elizabeth was age 28, she married Joseph JONES , son of William and Ann JONES , in the Parish Church, Knossington.
Third Generation
3. Frederick WRIGHT [ Parents ]. Born 10/4/1848 in Knossington and baptized 19/11/1848, Frederick died 24/9/1912 at Howe End, Kirkbymoorside in the North Riding of Yorkshire, age 64. Frederick’s father is unknown. His birth certificate records his grandparents, Jonathan Wright and Jane Wright formerly Buzzard, as his parents. On the certificate for his second marriage to Elizabeth Horsman, his father is given as Joseph Wright, occupation Saddler. This is likely to be a reference to his step father Joseph Jones, a Saddler, with the family name changed to disguise what, at the time, would have been regarded as Frederick’s illegitimacy. Click/tap image to enlarge . An entry in the National Probate Calendar reads: “WRIGHT Frederick of Howe End Kirbymoorside [sic] Yorkshire died 24 September 1912 Administration York 6 February [1930] to Elizabeth Mary Wright widow. Effects £58 8s 6d.” (The equivalent of around £3,500 today.) Occupation: Coachman, groom. On 15/8/1867, when Frederick was age 19, he married Elizabeth COOK . Born 20/5/1848 in Dover, Elizabeth died before census day, 5/4/1891. Frederick was described as a widower in the return. They had the following children, all born Billesdon, Leicestershire: (1) Benjamin Frederick , born about 1868. On 27/9/1900, when Benjamin was age 32, he married Caroline GEE (1863-?), daughter of George GEE , a Plate Layer, in All Souls Church, St Marylebone, London. (2) Charles Henry [ 4 ] . (3) Harriet Ann , born 1871. (4) Jesse , born about 1872. (5) Jane , born about 1873. (6) Henry Lloyd , born 1874. (7) Mary Ann , born about 1877. (8) Eva Mabel , born about 1888. On 4/12/1897, when Frederick was age 49, he married Elizabeth Mary HORSMAN (1848-?), daughter of Charles HORSMAN , in the Parish Church of St Olave Marygate, York. They had the following child: (1) Florence Mary , born 1902 in Driffield, Yorkshire.
Elizabeth Wright nee Cook 1848-? Frederick Wright 1848-1912