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Edwin James Wright

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  • Name Edwin James Wright 
    Born 9 Feb 1860  Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death Morbus cordis & congestion of liver  
    Occupation 1880  Tin plate worker Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1881  Zinc worker Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  7 Clements Road, Bermondsey, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1891  3 Albion Villas, Brewery Road, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1891  Gas Fitter Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1901  28 Grove Road, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1901  Bicycle Maker Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1911  1 Richmond Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Dec 1921  1 Richmond Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 61 years 
    Buried Jan 1922  Grave number 3452, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I0091  Wright and Savill
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2014 

    Father Ancestors James Griggs Wright
              b. 17 May 1828, Woodham Ferrers, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Dec 1872, On the vessel Charente which sank with all hands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Isabella Murrell
              b. Abt 1835, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Dec 1914, Wellington Road, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1853  Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • James and Isabella were married 16 June 1853 in the Independant Chapel, Maldon according to the Rites & Ceremonies of the Protestant Dissenters.

      James was aged 24, Isabella was 18.

      Both were residing in St Mary Maldon at the time of the marriage.

      Witnesses to the marriage were Hannah Barbrook and William Brown.
    Family ID F051  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Ancestors Emily Esther French
              b. 20 Jan 1860, Balkerne Hill, Colchester, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Feb 1924, Severalls Mental Hospital, Colchester, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1880  Register Office, Brentford, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He was 21, she was 20.
      He lived in Twickenham. She lived in New Hampton.
      Witnesses were George Wright & Selina French.
    Children 
    +1. Edwin James Wright
              b. 6 Apr 1881, 7 Clements Road, Bermondsey, London Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Jul 1945, Rochford Hospital, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Winnifred Emily Grace Wright
              b. 9 Jan 1884, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1967, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Isabella Wright
              b. 1886, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aug 1895, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     4. Grace Wright
              b. 1889, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Feb 1895, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    +5. Charles Gerald Wright
              b. 7 Sep 1892, Brewery Road, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Dec 1926, Brentwood Mental Hospital, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Family ID F009  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1860 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jun 1880 - Register Office, Brentford, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - 7 Clements Road, Bermondsey, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edwin James Wright - 6 Apr 1881 - 7 Clements Road, Bermondsey, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Winnifred Emily Grace Wright - 9 Jan 1884 - Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Isabella Wright - 1886 - Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Grace Wright - 1889 - Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - 3 Albion Villas, Brewery Road, Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Charles Gerald Wright - 7 Sep 1892 - Brewery Road, Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - 28 Grove Road, Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - 1 Richmond Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 1921 - 1 Richmond Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jan 1922 - Grave number 3452, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Edwin James Wright (b 1860)
    Edwin James Wright (b 1860)
    Edwin james Wright (born 1860) and his family
    Edwin james Wright (born 1860) and his family
    Edwin James Wright (born 1860), Emily French, Edwin James Wright (born 1881), Winnifred Wright, Charles Gerald Wright, Grace Wright and Isabella Wtight
    Edwin James, Alice & Annie Wright
    Edwin James, Alice & Annie Wright

    Documents
    Hustle England!
    Hustle England!
    Poem written by Edwin James Wright to commemorate the visit of the Fleets to Southend on Sea in 1909.
    Farewell to the Fleets.
    Farewell to the Fleets.
    Poem written by Edwin James (Ted) Wright when the Fleets left Southend in 1909.
    True to Time
    True to Time
    Poem Written by E J (Ted) Wright in 1914.
    Handbill.
    Handbill.
    Advert for E J Wright's bicycle and pushchair business.

  • Notes 
    • Edwin James Wright was a tin plate worker living in Twickenham in 1880 (From marriage certificate).

      He was a zinc worker, living at 7 Clements Road, Bermondsey, in 1881 (From son's birth certificate).

      This was the grandfather of Dorothy Olive Wright. She told the following tale in June 1998.
      Edwin James ran a cycle store in Richmond Avenue, off the High Street, Southend on Sea in the 1880s. He made cycles and also gave cycling lessons. Dorothy's mother, then a young girl, took cycling lessons and met and fell in love with Edwin's son - also Edwin James. This cycle factory was on the opposite side of the road to the shop that existed until 1964.
      Edwin James (the elder) had a younger brother Bob who went to America. He wrote home about the invalid carriages and baby carriages that he saw in the States and this prompted Edwin to open a hire service, supplying these items to the public.
      Wright's hire service was established in 1884 at number 1, Richmond Avenue and was demolished in 1964 to make way for a ring road. It was run at that time by Herbert Henry Wright the grandson of Edwin James the founder. The ring road was never built and at this time (June 1998) a car park stands on the site.

      Further information gained from Dorothy Olive Wright in August 1998. Edwin James senior lived at Holly Lodge, Grove Road before renting 1 Richmond Avenue, Southend on Sea. He also lived at one time in Brewery Road, Southend on Sea.

      Dorothy also remembers that Edwin James had two sisters, Popsie (which could be a nickname) and Ann. Popsie had a daughter Natalie, who married an Asian doctor. Ann lived in Barking at one time and gave elocution lessons. Popsie lived in Westcliff on Sea and used to visit Edwin James senior in Southend.

      Edwin was born in Wants Road, Maldon, Essex - Dorothy remembers her grandfather saying he was born in Wants and had been living in wants ever since.

      The 1891 census shows the following people living at 3 Albion Villas, Brewery Road, Southend on Sea, Essex.
      Edwin James Wright aged 30 a gasfitter who was born in Maldon
      Emily E his wife aged 30 who was born in Colchester
      Edwin J his son aged 10 who was born in London
      Winifred E his daughter aged 7 who was born in Southend
      Isabel his daughter aged 4 who was born in Southend
      Grace his daughter aged 1 who was born in Southend
      Alice I Wright his sister aged 22 (acting as servant) who was born in Maldon. (This could be Popsie)
      Hannah Briton a servant aged 15 who was born in Cold Norton

      In 1901 the family were living at 28 Grove Road, Southend on Sea
      E Wright aged 41 a cycle maker born in England
      EE Wright his wife aged 41 born in England
      EJ Wright jr. his son aged 20 a cycle maker born in England
      Winnie Wright his daughter aged 17 born in England
      Gerald Wright his son aged 8 born in England

      In 1911 - Edwin senior was living apart from his wife, who was living in Westcliff with their son.

      Dorothy also remembers cousins of Edwin James, named Ralph and Dollie Herring, living in Heygate Avenue, Southend on Sea. Other members of the Herring family lived in "a big house not far from St John's Church". This would have been in the late 1910s to 1920s.

      Edwin James died of morbus cordis & congestion of liver at 1 Richmond Avenue, Southend on Christmas Eve 1921. He was buried in grave number 3452, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.