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James Griggs Wright

James Griggs Wright

Male 1828 - 1872  (44 years)

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  • Name James Griggs Wright 
    Born 17 May 1828  Woodham Ferrers, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death Drowning. 
    Census 1841  Woodham Ferrers, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1861  On board the vessel C.S.M, 4 miles distant of Flamborough Head Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1871  On the vessel Rosanna in the Lowestoft Roads, off the east coast of England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Dec 1872  On the vessel Charente which sank with all hands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0135  Wright and Savill
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2014 

    Father James Griggs
              b. Abt 1789, Woodham Ferrers, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Dec 1828, Woodham Ferrers, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Mother Mary Blackwell
              b. 1802, Chelmsford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Nov 1857, Woodham Ferrers, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1820  Woodham Ferrers, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage record found in Woodham Ferrers parish register. Witnesses to the marriage were Mary Griggs, Jacob Griggs and Joseph Rickner. Only Joseph Rickner could sign his name.
    Family ID F179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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.
    Children 
     1. William Charles Wright
              b. 8 Oct 1854, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Oct 1856, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +2. Harriet Wright
              b. 7 Jun 1856, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Nov 1919, West Hill House, 46 Spital Road, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +3. Mary Ann Wright
              b. 16 Mar 1858, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Nov 1930, 8 Park Hill, Richmond, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Edwin James Wright
              b. 9 Feb 1860, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1921, 1 Richmond Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +5. Henry Wright
              b. 12 Jun 1862, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Dec 1937, Westleigh, 6 Roman Road, Southwick, West Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +6. John George Wright
              b. 17 Sep 1863, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 May 1938, 21 Akerman Road, Brixton, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +7. Annie Wright
              b. 9 Mar 1865, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Apr 1940, Little Heath House, Ilford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +8. Robert Wright
              b. 20 Oct 1866, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Oct 1948, 121 Braun Street, Glenshaw, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +9. Alice Isabel Wright
              b. 11 Jun 1868, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Dec 1944, 86 St Mary Abbots Court, Warwick Gardens, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +10. William Charles Murrell Wright
              b. 1 Apr 1871, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Jun 1929, Queens, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1828 - Woodham Ferrers, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1841 - Woodham Ferrers, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jun 1853 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Charles Wright - 8 Oct 1854 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Harriet Wright - 7 Jun 1856 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Ann Wright - 16 Mar 1858 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edwin James Wright - 9 Feb 1860 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Henry Wright - 12 Jun 1862 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John George Wright - 17 Sep 1863 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Annie Wright - 9 Mar 1865 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Robert Wright - 20 Oct 1866 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Alice Isabel Wright - 11 Jun 1868 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Charles Murrell Wright - 1 Apr 1871 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1872 - On the vessel Charente which sank with all hands Link to Google Earth
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    James Wright
    James Wright

  • Notes 
    • Known from marriage certificate of son Edwin James born in 1860.

      James was a mariner.

      Aunt Olive (Dorothy Olive Wright) confirms that we had a sea captain in the family.

      The 1841 census for Woodham Ferrers shows the following :-

      Jacob Wright aged 45 an ag lab born in Essex
      Mary Wright aged 40 born in Essex
      Sarah Wright aged 15 born in Essex
      James Wright aged 13 born in Essex
      Thomas Wright aged 7 born in Essex
      Joseph Wright aged 4 born in Essex
      Naomi Wright aged 3 months born in Essex.

      James Wright's seaman's ticket number was 95708, issued at Maldon on 6 May 1845.
      It states that he was born in Woodham Ferris (sic) in the county of Essex on 17 May 1828.
      He was aged 17 when ticketed in the capacity "Boy".
      His height was 4ft 11inches and he had dark brown hair, a fair complexion, hazel eyes and no distinguishing marks.
      He had not been to sea before, in either the Royal Navy or Foreign Service.
      When unemployed he resided at Woodham Ferris (sic). He was unable to write.

      James Wright, a married seaman aged 33 was on board the vessel C.S.M on census night 1861. The ship was a brig of 195 tonnage involved in the coal trade. Its home port was London and its master was J. Dykes. The position of the vessel at midnight 7th April 1861 was 4 miles distant of Flamborough Head. The schedule of census was delivered on 20th April 1861 in London.

      In 1871 James Wright a married seaman was master of the vessel 'Rosanna' on the night of Sunday April 2nd when the census was taken.
      The 'Rosanna' was a schooner of 136 tons out of the port of Whitby, on coastal trade. On that Sunday night the vessel was in the Lowestoft Roads, off the east coast of England.

      James was working on the vessel 'Charente' which had left Hull on 7 December 1872 bound for Dunkirk. The ship was reported missing with the loss of 15 men, including able-seaman James Wright. All personal effects were lost so presumably his body was never found.