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James Wright

Male Abt 1790 - 1853  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name James Wright  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born Abt 1790  of Watford, Hertfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1RD8-75 
    Occupation 1841  Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Paper Maker in the Mill 
    Ordinance 14 Feb 1849  Watford, Hertfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Baptism 
    Occupation 26 Aug 1850  St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gardener 
    Died 1853  St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1243  default
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2013 

    Father Thomas Wright,   b. Abt 1761, of Watford, Hertfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah Wren,   b. Abt 1765, of Watford, Hertfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Dusall,   b. 13 Jan 1798, Bermondsey, Surrey Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1863, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1819  St. Lawrence the Martyr Church, Abbot's Langley, Hertfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: Further research is needed as the parish church at Abbots Langley is 60 to 80 miles away from their daughter, Sarah's, christening place.

      CHILD: Ancestral File lists two additional children:
      Lucy Wright (1X8R-8B) b. 1843 of Abbots-Langley Parish, Hertfordshire
      Sarah Wright (5D7H-BH) b. about 1843 of Hamper Mill, Watford, Hertfordshire
    Children 
     1. Edward Wright,   c. 9 Jul 1820, Nash Mill, Abbots-Langley Parish, Hertfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Wright,   c. 8 Feb 1822, Maidstone, Kent Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lucy Wright,   c. 21 Feb 1827, Maidstone, Kent Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Sarah Ellen Wright,   b. 30 May 1831, Berks, Hampshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1876, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. Elias Wright,   c. 12 Jan 1834, Little Marlow Parish, Cold Moorholm, Buckinghamshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Aug 1852, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    +6. Eleanor "Ellen" Wright,   c. 30 Jun 1836, Cold Moorholm, Buckinghamshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1904, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +7. Frederick Wright,   b. 4 Apr 1838, Cores End, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1908, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Edgar Wright,   b. 15 Mar 1842, Hamper Mill, Watford, Hertfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1922, Provo, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    St. Lawrence the Martyr Church [5 Nov 2006]
    St. Lawrence the Martyr Church [5 Nov 2006]
    Photo of St. Lawrence the Martyr Church at Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. James Wright & Mary DUSALL were married here in 1819. Photo by Nigel Cox, courtesy of Geograph. Used by permission

    Documents
    1850 U.S. Census [26 Aug 1850]
    1850 U.S. Census [26 Aug 1850]
    St. Louis 5th Ward, St. Louis, Missouri: James Wright family
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census - Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire - James Wright Family. Research by Chad G. Nichols.
    Ship Argo Historical Notes [1850]
    Ship Argo Historical Notes [1850]
    Historical notes of the ship Argo on her voyage from London to New Orleans in 1850. Onboard was William Holyoak. Compiled by Chad G. Nichols

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: Alternative 20 Nov 1808 Wateford, Hertfordshire (source: Ancestral File). This is impossible due to the age of the children.

      CHRISTENING: Identified possible IGI records:
      C072871 FHL 991323: James chr. 24 Oct 1790 St. Stephens, St. Albans, Hertford, son of Thomas & Joanna Wright
      C020251 FHL 91766: James chr. 25 May 1794 Tring, Hertford, son of Thomas & Mary Wright
      C073051 FHL 991355: William James chr. 17 May 1807 St. Marys, Watford, Hertford, son of Charles & Margaret Wright

      MARRIAGE: One family group sheet lists spouse as "Ann Mary Hayfield."

      IMMIGRATION/EMIGRATION: Although the MMI lists James Wright onboard the Argo in 46th Company with Elder Jeter Clinton, from Liverpool (10 Jan 1850) to New Orleans (11 Mar 1850), he is not identified on the passenger manifest at ancestry.com. James' wife, Mary DUSALL Wright, remained in England with daughter, Sarah Ellen, and son, Edgar. Mary, Sarah Ellen, and Edgar followed the initial group to St. Louis in 1853.

      DEATH: Have not yet identified a match in St. Louis records.

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      1841 British Census - 002941
      1850 U.S. Census - 001312
      Argo Historical Notes - 003432

    2. [S57] 1841 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1841 Census for England was taken on the night of 6 June 1841) (Reliability: 3).
      Hamlet of Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire - James Wright Family at Hamper Mills: --James Wright, age 50, Paper Maker in the Mill
      --Mary Wright, age 43
      --Elizabeth, age 19
      --Lucy, age 15
      --Sarah, age 10
      --Elias, age 7
      --Ellenor, age 5
      --Fredrick, age 3

    3. [S420] 1850 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 7th Census, 1850, (Washington [District of Columbia] : National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      26 Aug 1850, St. Louis 5th Ward, St. Louis, Missouri:
      * James Wright, 60, Gardener, b. England
      [Research by Chad G. Nichols]

    4. [S283] Mormon Immigration Index , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department., (Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000 [CD-ROM]) (Reliability: 3).
      46th Company, Elder Jeter Clinton, "Argo"; departed Liverpool, England 10 Jan 1850, arrived New Orleans, Louisiana 11 Mar 1850; Wife (Mary Dusall Wright) and daughter (Sarah Ellen Wright) remained behind in England until 1853

    5. [S291] International Genealogical Index - Record Submitted by a Member of the LDS Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Copyright 1980, 2002, 2006 Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church to request LDS temple ordinances. No additional information is available. Ancestral File may list the same family and the submitter.) (Reliability: 3).
      James Wright chr. 20 Nov 1788 Watford, Hertford, England; Not yet proven this is the correct James Wright

    6. [S415] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998) (Reliability: 3).
      b. 1787 Watford, Herefordshire, England; chr. 20 Nov 1808 Watford, Herefordshire, England

    7. [S879] Watford Record of Members, 1841-1912, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL 87037, Items 26, 30).

    8. [S880] Bishop's Transcripts for Abbotts Langley, 1570-1867, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL 1537803, Item 6) (Reliability: 3).
      Research by Katie Ledbetter