'Wright04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wright of Eyam, Wright of Great Longstone, Wright of Sheffield

BFR identifies the arms of this family as "Sa. on a chevron between three unicorns' heads erased or, as many spear heads az.".
Henry Wright of Great Longstone, Derbyshire (a 1424)
m. Joan
1. John Wright of Great Longstone (d before 1501)
  m. Joan
  A. Henry Wright of Great Longstone (d before 1539)
  m. Alice
  i. John Wright of Great Longstone (d before 1539)
  m. Elizabeth
  a. William Wright of Great Longstone (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547) the first mentioned by FMG
  m. Elizabeth Tidswall (dau of James Tidswall of Derbyshire)
(1) William Wright of Great Longstone (d 1604-5)
  m. Joan Knightley (dau of Robert Knightley of Rowsley)
  (A) William Wright of Great Longstone (d 1656)
  The following is part supported by Visitation (Derbyshire, 1662-4, 'Wright of Longston').
m. Elizabeth Milnes (dau of William Milnes or Mills of Ashford)
  (i) William Wright of Great Longstone (dvp 1641)
m1. Ann Gaunt (dau of Thomas Gaunt, sister/heir of Thomas of Underwood)
  (a) William Wright of Great Longstone (b c1630, a 1662)
  m1. Manners Savile (dau of William Savile of Bakewell, sister of George & William)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Wright (b c1650)
  m. John Calvert of Beeley
  ((A)) Mary Calvert
  m. William Holmes of Derby
((i)) Dorothy Holmes
  m. Adam Soresby of Chesterfield
  ((2)) other issue (a 1662, dsp) - Jane (b c1651), Anne (b c1652)
  FMG includes a note that some sources report that Jane & Anne married as follows.
  ((A)) Jane Wright
  m. _ Mottram of Derby
((i)) Dorothy Mottram
  m. Christropher Bassano of Derby
  ((B)) Anne Wright
  m. _ Calton
  m2. Penelope Legh (dau of Thomas Legh of Adlington by Anne)
  ((4)) Thomas Wright (b 1662, 2nd son)
  m. Ann Vernon (dau of Sir Thomas Vernon)
  ((A)) Thomas Wright
  ((i)) Thomas Wright
  ((a)) Thomas Wright (dsp)
  ((B)) William Wright of Great Longstone (dsps?, Colonel)
  ((5))+ other issue - William (d infant), Frances, Lucy, Penelope, Mary (d infant)
  (b) Mary Wright
m2. Margaret Bagshaw (dau of Thomas Bagshaw of Ridge)
  (ii) Thomas Wright of Unthank in Dronfield, later of Eyam (b c1609, a 1662)
  The following is part supported by Visitation (Derbyshire, 1662-4, 'Wright of Unthanke').
  m1. Elizabeth or Ellen Hall (dau of Thomas Hall of Barley Lees)
  (a) William Wright (b c1632)
  ((1)) Helen Wright
  m. (11.08.1694) William Soresby of Chesterfield
  m2. (08.04.1635) Ann Shiercliffe (dau of Thomas Shiercliffe or Schirecliff of Whitley Hall)
(b) John Wright of Eyam (b 1648, d 31.12.1693)
  m. Elizabeth Kniveton (dau of Henry Kniveton of Castleton)
  ((1)) Thomas Wright of Eyam (b 1674, d 1704)
  m. Susanna Wilkinson (dau of William Wilkinson)
  ((A)) John Wright of Eyam & Great Longstone (b 1700, d 1780)
  m. Jane Farewell (dau of Robert Farewell, son of James of Nottingham)
  ((i)) Thomas Wright (dvpsp 1759) mentioned by FMG but not by BFR
m. (15.11.1758) Amy Milnes (dau/coheir of Richard Milnes of Barnes)
  ((ii)) Robert Wright of Great Longstone & Eyam (d 1803, captain)
  m. Elizabeth Grossett (dau of Major Alexander Grossett of Bredisholm)
((a)) John Thomas Wright of Longstone Hall, Eyam & Lympstone (b 1762, d 1838)
  m. (26.08.1782) Catherine Jane Northcote (dau of Sir Henry Stafford Northcote of Pines, Bart)
  (((1))) William Henry Wright of Longstone Hall (b 17.06.1783, d 1867, captain)
  (((2)) John Thomas Wright (b 20.07.1786) had issue
  m. (1813) Charlotte Andrew (dau of (John) Andrew (Archdeacon) (son of John of Exeter?) by Isabella, dau of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham, Bart)
  (((3))) Frederick Wright (b 1789, Major) had issue
  m. Mary Elizabeth Hall (sister of Col. G.D. Hall)
  (((4))) George Wright (b 1799, d 1868, Colonel, youngest son) had issue
  m. _ Paddon
  (((5)))+ other issue - Charles Tempest (b 1797), Jaquetta (d unm), Emily Maria
  ((b)) William Wright of Cutthorp mentioned by FMG but not by BFR
  m. (1790) Bowes Dawson (dau of Anthony Dawson of Azerley)
  ((iii)) James Farewell Wright of Eyam (b 1738, d 1805) mentioned by BFR but not by FMG
  m. Jane Sisum (dau of Thomas Sisum of Kensington)
  ((a)) John William Wright of Eyam (b 1771, d 1853)
  m. (1797) Alethea Younge (d 1811, dau of John Trevers Younge of Sheffield)
  (((1))) James Farewell Wright of Eyam (b 01.1800, d 1879) had issue
m. (18258) Georgina Whittenbury (b c1808, d 1875, dau of Jeremiah Whittenbury of Manchester)
  ((iv)) Dorothy Wright (b 1729-30, d unm bur 15.05.1824) mentioned by FMG but not by BFR
  (c) Ann Wright
  m. Francis Burton of Dronfield
  (d) Mary Wright
  m. Richard Sale
  (e) Dorothy Wright
  m. (1670) Thomas Morton of Sheffield & Spout House
  (f)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca
  (iii) Mary Wright
  m. George Pole or Poole of High Edge, Derbyshire
  (B) Elizabeth Wright
  m. _ Haslam
  (C)+ other issue - Catherine, Mary
  (2) Robert Wright

Main source(s): FMG (vol I, MS103, 'Wright', p226+), BFR ('Wright', p645+)
[A lower section was added above on 10.03.12. It was moved to Wright08 on 23.02.24 to facilitate review & expansion of the above using BFR.]
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