'Wright03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wright of Mobberley, Wright of Nantwich, Wright of Offerton

Visitation starts with the following Thomas, identifying him as "Thomas Wright alias Bulkeley de wiche malbancke". Ormerod, next to his pedigree on the following family, mentions that Lord Mayor Sir Edmund (shown below in the lower section) used the arms of Bulkeley, which use was disallowed in the Visitation of 1663-4, but that Bulkeley was a corruption of Bickley. Ormerod starts with ...
Thomas Wright alias Bickley of Nantwich
m. Margaret Cotes (of the family of Woodcote, Salop)
1. John Wright
  m. Elizabeth Leeche of Staffordshire
  A. Roger Wright (a temp Edward VI who r. 1547-1553)
  m. Margery Leeche (dau/heir of Richard Leeche of Wich Malbank)
  i. Roger Wright
  m. Eleanor Minshull (dau of Robert Minshull of Hulgreve)
  ii. William Wright (Rev.)
  iii. Edward Wright
  m. Eleanor Minshull (dau of Humphrey Minshull by Alice, dau/coheir of Laurence Rope)
  iv. Henry Wright
  m. Margery Minshull (dau of John Minshull)
  v. Richard Wright 'of Nantwich'
  m. Margaret Elcock (dau of Alexander Elcock of Stockport)
  a. Richard Wright
  m. Katherine Brayne (dau of Ralph Brayne of Aston)
  (1) Margaret Wright
  m. Ralph Woodnoth
(2) Elizabeth Wright
  m. Hugh Davenport
  b. Henry Wright (3rd son)
  m. Jane Woodnoth (dau of John Woodnoth of Shavington)
  c. Francis Wright
  m. Susan Carpenter of London
  d. Elizabeth Wright
  m. Thomas Minshull of Wich Malbank
e.+ other issue - Jerome (professor at Oxford), James, Roger
  vi. Thomas Wright
  m. Ellen Sadler (dau of Robert Sadler by Margery, dau/heir of Laurence Frodsham of Elton)
  a. Laurence Wright of Nantwich
  m. Margaret Pickering (dau of Robert Pickering of Nantwich)
  (1) Laurence Wright of Nantwich (d 1650)
  m. (21.03.1595) Anne Wynington (dau/coheir of Ralph Wynington of Offerton by Anne, dau of George Bowden of Derbyshire)
  (A) Laurence Wright of Offerton, Cheshire (bpt 17.12.1598)
  m. Margaret Robinson (dau/heir of Robert Robinson of Mobberley)
  (i) Thomas Wright of Offerton & Mobberley
  m. Mary Hignet (dau of John Hignet of London)
(a) Laurence Wright of Mobberley
  m. Eleanora Shipton (dau/heir of Rev. Samuel Shipton of Alderley)
  ((1)) Henry Wright of Mobberley (b 1688, d 12.10.1744)
  m. Purefoy Aston (b c1689, d 30.01.1768, dau of Sir Willoughby Aston, Bart of Aston, by Mary, dau of John Offley of Madeley)
  ((A)) Henry Offley Wright of Mobberley (b 1718-9, d 17.06.1799, Rev., 2nd son)
  m. Jane Adderley (d 19.03.1779, dau/coheir of Ralph Adderley of Coton by Lettice, dau of Thomas Kynnersley of Loxley Park)
  ((i)) Laurence Wright of Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire (b 1752, dsp 16.01.1842, Lt. Colonel)
  m. Anne Waterhouse (dau of John Waterhouse)
  ((ii)) Rev. William Wright
((iii)) Thomas Wright (b 01.11.1756, d 29.11.1840, rector of Market Bosworth)
  m. Mary Dilke (dau of William Dilke of Maxstoke Castle)
  ((a)) Henry Wright of Mottram Hall, Cheshire (d 24.11.1864) had issue
  m. Mary Catherine Adnutt (dau of Rev. Thomas Adnutt of Croft)
  ((b)) Charles Wright (Rev., 4th son) had issue
  m. Lucy Faux (dau of Robert Faux of Cliffe House)
  ((c)) Jane Wright
  m. (91814) John Blakiston (Captain)
((d))+ other issue - Thomas, William (b 25.09.1797, d unm 05.05.1834), Francis, Laurence (b 1800-1, dsp 28.01.1838), Mary (d 12.03.1807)
  ((iv)) Henry Adderley Wright (Lt. Colonel)
  m. Alice Sclater (dau of Robert Sclater of Roefield, widow of Maj. Gen. _ Rigby)
  ((v)) Frances Wright
  m. Francis (not Richard) Parry Price of Bryn-y-pys
  ((vi)) Letitia Wright
  m. John Watson (vicar of Prestbury)
  ((B)) Eleanor Wright (b c1714, d 02.05.1735)
  m. George Lloyd of Hulme Hall
  ((C)) Theodosia Wright (d 1751)
  m. (1741) Sir Wolstan Dixie, Bart of Market Bosworth
  ((D))+ other issue (d young) - Laurence, Mary
  ((2)) Penelope Wright (d unm 1712)
  (b) Henry Wright of Lincoln's Inn
  m. Elizabeth Black (dau of William Black of London)
  ((1)) William Wright (dsps 13.12.1770)
  m. (14.02.1720) Frances Alicia Wilbraham (dau of Ralph Wilbraham of Townsend)
  ((2)) Henry Wright (dsp)
  (B) Robert Wright
m. Katherine Birch
  (C) Thomas Wright (d 03.10.1661, rector of Wilmslow)
  m. _ Hobson (dau of Francis Hobson)
  (D) Roger Wright
  (2) Roger Wright
  (3) Robert Wright
  m. Katherine Birch
(4) Thomas Wright (bur 23.10.1661, rector of Wilmslow)
  m. _ Hobson (dau of Frank Hobson)
  vii. Ralph or Randall Wright - continued below
  m1. Ellen Bagnal (dau of Ralph Bagnal, Bagenhall or Bagnald)
  m2. Margaret Edwards of Nantwich
  viii. John Wright
  m. _ Bradley (dau of David Bradley of Stinton)
  ix. Reginald Wright
  m. Anne Wettenhall (dau of Roger Wettenhall of Coppenhall)
  x. Matthew Wright
  m. _ Rymer of St. Albans
  xi. Anne Wright
  m. Randulph Crewe of Wich Malbank
  xii. Jane Wright
  m. J(ohn) Mainwaring of Calveley (a 1566)
  xiii. Margaret Wright
  m. Randle Crewe of Nantwich



Ralph or Randall Wright - continued above
BHO starts with Randall "of Twerlingate N(antwich?)", showing his wife as Margaret Edwards of Nantwich, but does not identify his parentage. Ormerod reports that the undermentioned Sir Edmund was descended from the above family but does not identify Ralph as his father. Ormerod identifies Ralph's wife as Ellen, dau of Ralph Bagnald. Visitation identifies her as Ellen, dau of Raph Bagenhall. MGH starts with Randall of Wickmalbank, who m1. _ Bagnal, m2. Margaret Edwards of Wickmalbank, showing Margaret as mother of Sir Edmund. This suggests that Ralph & Randall were the same person.
m1. Ellen Bagnal (dau of Ralph Bagnal, Bagenhall or Bagnald)
m2. Margaret Edwards of Nantwich
1. Sir Edmund Wright (alias Bulkeley or Bickley) of Swakeleys, Lord Mayor of London (bpt 24.11.1573, d 1643)
  m1. (12.06.1614) Martha Barnes (d 04.11.1631, dau of Edward Barnes (or Baron) of London)
  A. Katherine Wright (d 15.06.1675)
  m. (02.08.1632) Sir James Harington of Ridlington
  B. Martha Wright (b c1619)
  m. (16.07.1633) Samuel Carleton of London
  C. Elizabeth Wright (b c1621, d before 08.1698)
  m1. (06.02.1637-8) John Trott (d 1672)
  According to TCB (vol 3, Trott or Trot of Laverstoke), Elizabeth later married ...
m2. James Russell (d 22.06.1712, son of William, 1st Duke of Bedford)
  D. Mary Wright (b c1622)
  m. (02.11.1637) John Smith of London
  E. Mabel Wright
  m. (27.11.1627) Robert Fenn
  F. Margaret Wright (bur 24.03.1680/1)
  BHO & MGH show Margaret as of her father's 2nd marriage. TCB (vol 3, Cordell of Melford) shows her as daughter of Martha Baron which we follow as that appears to be supported by her marriage date (given by TCB).
  m. (by 1643) Sir Robert Cordell, Bart of Long Melford
  m2. (c06.1633) Joan Mills (b c1599, dau of William Mills of London, widow of John Bennett (son of Lord Mayor Sir Thomas))
  G. Rebecca Wright (bpt 05.06.1634)
  m. Sir Richard Atkins of Clapham (d 1689)
  H.+ other issue (d young) - Edmund, Edward
  m3. _ Wankian of Ware (d before 1643?)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 26.09.08) : Commoners (vol III, Wright of Mottram St. Andrew), BLG1886 (Wright of Mottram Hall), Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 3, Wright of Offerton & Mottram, formerly of Nantwich) with some support from Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Wright of Nantwich)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 08.08.11) : BHO (Survey of London, Monograph 13, Swakeleys, Historical notes), MGH (NS5, vol 5 (1919), 'Wright', p349) with thanks to a contributor (CV, 04.05.12) for providing us with a copy of the relevant page
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