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Birth08/1671
 
Religion1759-1756quaker
Death4 MAY 1759
 
Grave1759
Aged: 87.8 years
HISTORY OF HOPEWELL FRIENDS CHURCH PG 487
HINSHAW VOL VI P 358/9,585,459-461 VOL I P369
WILL PROVED 4 MAR 1760 FREDERICK CO. VIRGINIA (copy in file) OFNOTTINGHAM, CHESTER CO.,PA. OF MONOCACY, PRINCE GEORGE CO. MD. DARpatriout index indicates married 1707
NOTE:possible brother John Wright b 15 Apr 1667 Warrington, Lancasher,Eng, to Chester Co. Pa. d. Lancaster Co. Pa. 1-8-1749 wife PatienceQuakers info int Heiss Quaker Bios (June 1994 IGI lists John as son ofJames Wright & Susannah Cr owdson of Warrington)
A James Wright b 30 Jun 1668 Son of James Wright & Susannh Crowdson ofWarrington, Lancashire, Eng. (Parish Reg. of Warrington) Hardshaw EastMeeting at Friends House London [from Col & Rev Lineages of America pg 45]
James & wife both ministers went to Fairfax..James Wright Sr. traveledin Chester Co. Pa. from 1718-1726, distiguished minister !Pa. ArchivesSeries II (1685-1739) - James Wright purchase 200 acres of land in theEast Nottingham District, Chester Co. on Jan 12, 1715 or 1716; he wastaxed in Chester County from 1718 to 1726. Chester County during thecolonial period, covered a large are of land where the four states ofDelaware, Maryland, N. J. and Pa. converge...James and M ary Wright andtheir family ..joining the 1726 migration of ..& their own MM atNottingham, Pa., to the country along the Monocacy River ( a tributary ofthe Potomac) in Md. quiles History of Pa compiled at the direction ofPhiladelphia Y M in 1752 "About the year 1725, Henry Ballinger & JosiahBallinger, from new Salem, in West Jersey and soon after the JamesWright, William Beals and other from Nottingham settle in the upper partsof Prince George's Co. Md. near a large cre ek called Monoquesey(Monocacy)... 1726 applied to New Garden MM for liberty ..granted.. heldat Josiah Ballinger.. migration led by Alexander Ross; grant for colongyin VA. later Hopewell MM in 1735..Wrights owned 438 acres of land on theeastern side of what is known as "Apple Pie" ridge, five or six milesnorth of Winchester, VA...during the French and Indian War.. in Va...like James and Mary Wright, were driven from their homes back to moresettled districts.
Quaker Bio Collection by Willard Heiss - JAMES WRIGHT James Wright, anelder of Hopewell Monthly meeting, was one of the first settlers in thatpart of Virginia. He was a sober, honest man, grave in manners, andsolid and whity in his con versation. He was diligent in the attendanceof his religious meetings, exemplary in humble waiting therein, and of asound mind and judge- ment. He was cautious of giving just offence toany one, and was earnestly concerned for the unity of the bretheren, andthe peace of the church. He appeared," say his friends, concerning him, "for some time before his last illness, as one who had finished his day'swork, and who was waiting for his change." He departed this life Fift hmonth 15th, 1759, in the 83d year of his age.
NOTE: James Wright recieved in Will from John Beals of Nottingham,Chester Co. Pa. also kinswoman Mary Davis of Philadelphia received insame will
NOTE: Joshua, Thomas and Samuel Wright three brother of Yorkshire, Eng.to N.J. in 1677 one thought to be father of James Wirght fron WrightBriscoe Pioneers pg 2
NOTE: Hollingsworth says son of James and Susannah Wright nodocumentation given
WILL: proved 4 Mar 1764 (1760) Frederick Co. VA - source ARCHIVE SHEET
James Wright from New Garden MM in PA to Cane Creek NC in 1732...OrangeCo VA 1735 in Phil Mtg. for sufferings
NOTE: Anthonie Wright leader among Long Island NY Quakers in 1679 whowrote letters back & forth to New England - 1671 earliest Quaker recordsin NY or anywhere in America. Peter & Anthony Wright brothers ofLongIsland Quakers, purchased land 1677
"Irish Quakers into PA 1682-1750" pg 210 James Wright apt. to writemarriage cert. for Nottingham Chester Co. PA. by Quaker Church
from Robert MCKay Jr. Film - James Wright (Quaker Minister) B 1671Notingham England d. 4 Mar 1760 Frederick Co. va - Mary Davis b 2 Dec1689 PrinceGeorge Co. Md. d. 6 Mar 1764 Winchester, Frederick Co. Md.
RELATIONSHIPS: Clinton Co. Ohio by Beers, Dillion Family Gen. ThomasWright born ca 1640 England son James Wright the Emigrant, born 1671 inEngland who married Mary Davis....on
"Three Centuries of Ballingers in America", By: Emma Barrett Reeves,1977 Submitted By: Nancy H Baxter, Richardson, TX
Will was probated in Frederick Co, VA, 3 Apr 1764, and his wifeswill was probated save place on 5 Apr 1764.
They are probably buried in the Hopewell Burying Grounds, but thereare no markers to show if they are.
James purchased 200 acres of land in East Nottingham on 1 Dec 1715.He was taxed in Chester Co, PA from 1718 through 1726. He was aQuaker Minister and traveled widely throughout PA, VA, MD and theCarolinas. He joined the southern migration led by Alexander Ross andMorgan Bryan along with his two sons-in-law, Josiah and HenryBallinger, and many others. Their first nine children were born inPA, and two after the move to VA. James bought 438 acre s on eastside of Apple Pie Ridge, abot 5 miles north of Winchester, inFrederick Co, VA. Winchester was called Fredericktown in those days.Their farm adjoined that of Josiah Ballinger and their daughter, Mary,which was fortuna te for Mary, because her husband died in 1748, yearsbefore the terrible suffering occasioned by the French and IndianWar. During this time they all lost much property and were forced toflee for their lives to a more thickly set tle area. James Wright andhis wife were objects of much concern to the Meeting For Sufferings inPhiladelphia which issued instructions that one fifth of the money sentat that time to the relief of the refugees from districts ra vaged bythe Indians, "be layed out for the use of our aged Friends, JamesWright and his wife". At the same time, the Clerk of Hopewell M.M.refeers to them thus: "Also our ancient Friends, James Wright and hiswife are much r educed, being driven from their habitation and areunable to labor for their livelihood".
* NOTE:Thomas P. Barber claims James son of John Wright b abt 1650 d. 5Aug 1736 Isle of Wight, Va md abt1670 Martha and John son of Thomaspossible mother Martha. Taxed from 1718 to 1726 in EastNottinghamChester, PA
CHECKED: AF 1995
"The Quakers at 'Monoquesey'" (on Mar 23, 1734) renting land on"Carrollton," was the beloved Quaker leader James Wright..
James is thought to be a descendant of one of three brothers Joshua,Thomas and Samuel, of Yorkshire, England,who settled in New Jerseyaround1677..
James Wright:
BIOGRAPHY: HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934, FREDERICK CO., VA.[B159] p. 27. John Littler and James Wright, 438 acres, lying on theeastern slope of Apple Pie Ridge, about 5 miles north of Winchester.This tract has latterly been k nown as "Osceola." James Wrightwas taxed in East Nottingham, Chester Co., PA, from 1718 to 1726inclusive, after which time he probably removed to the Monocacy Valleyin what is now Frederick Co., MD. He was a distinguished minis ter ofFriends, and with certificates from Hopewell Monthly meeting travelledwidely in the exercise of his ministry. He sustained much loss at thetime of the French and Indian War, and with his wife Mary was theobject of mujch conc ern of the Meeting for Sufferings inPhiladelphia, which issued instructions that one-fifth of the moneysent at that time for the relief of Friends, in the ravaged district"be lay'd for the Use of our aged Friends James Wright & his Wife." Atthe same time the clerk of Hopewell Monthly Meeting refers to them asfollows: "Also ou Antient Friends James Wright and His Wife Are Muchreduced Being driven from their Habitation and are unable to Labour forthe Lively hood." The will of James Wright was probated March 4,1764. He leaves to his son Thomas "the Home plantation, being 194 acresof my patent Land." He makes bequests to his sons John, James Jr., andIsaac, and to his daughters Lydia Wright, Mary Ballinger, HannahBallinger, Martha Mendenhall, Elizabeth Matthews, ann McCool, and SarahPickering. His wife Mary is named executrix, who entered into bond withEvan Rogers and James Ballinger, and Sarah Rogers. T he will of hiswife Mary Wright was probated March 6, 1764, and made bequests to herchildren, leaving the home plantation to her grandson Thomas, hisfather being dead. Witnesses, Elinor Rogers, Sussannah Bevan, andElizabeth Pennell . The executors were Jesse Pugh and WilliamPickering...(rest on page 28, not excerpted...wei) p. 54. "The Registerof Pennsylvania", edited by Samuel Hazard. The following quotation isfrom Vol. VII, January to July, 1831, page 134: About the year 1725,Henry Ballinger and Josiah Ballinger, from near Salem, in West Jersey;and soon after them James Wright, William Beals, and others fromNottingham, settled in the upper parts of Prince George's Co., MD, neara large creek called Monoquesey [Monocacy]. About the year 1726, theyapplied to New Garden Monthly meeting for liberty to hold a meeting forworship on first days, which wa granted, and held at the house of Josiah Ballinger and others till the year 1736, when a piece of ground waspurchased and a meeting-house built, which is called Cold Springmeeting-house, where meetings are still kept. About the year1732, Alexander Ross and Company obtained a grant from the Governor andCouncil at Williamsburgh in VA, for 100,000 acres of land near a largecreek called Opeckon in the said colony, which aobut that time wassettled by the said Alexander Ross, Josiah Ballinger, James Wright, Evan Thoma s, and divers other Friends from PA and Elk river, in MD, whosoon after obtained leave from the quarterly meeting of Chester, heldat Concord, to hold a meeting for worship, soon after which land waspurchased and a meeting-house bu ilt, called Hopewell, where meetingsare still held twice a week. p. 97. (The above paragraphs are also)quoted from Janney's HISTORY OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, Vol.III, pages 248,249. p. 119. The meeting for Sufferings promp tly sent 50pounds for the use of James Wright and his wife, and inquired furtherdetails as the exact nature and amount of losses of each family.p. 180.James Wright and Mary Wright his wife both appeared in the ministry atHopewell soon after its setting up, and by their lives and charctesgained a reputation for steadfastly upholding the truth that has servedto this day. James Wright traveled extensively in the ministry and washighly regarded among Friends. p . 487. "Family Records of Hopewell"Wright, James Sr b. 1671 w. Mary 2 12 1689 Mary 3 6 1708 Hannah 24 1 1709 Martha 14 2 1713 Elizabeth 23 11 1714 John 4 11 1716 James 8 11 1718 Thomas 14 1 1720 Isaac 25 3 1723 Ann 29 1 1725 Sarah 15 3 1727 Lydia 31 8 1730
RELATIONSHIP: J W Boyd. A FAMILY HISTORY. (1968) [B161] p. 32. JamesWright Sr b. 1671 his wife Mary b. 1689 their ch: Mary b 6 31708 Susannah 5 24 1709 Martha 2 14 1713 John11 4 1716 Elizabeth 11 23 1714 James 11 3 1718 Thomas 1 14 1720 Isaac 3 25 1723 Ann 1 29 1725 Sarah 3 15 1727
COURT: Clayton Torrence. VIRGINIA WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS -1632-1800. (Baltimore:GPC, 1965) [B162] p. 472. Frederick Co., VAWright, Jas 1764 w , Mary 1764 w
RELATIONSHIP: Bellarts. THE QUAKER YEOMEN. [B192. I own...wei] p.80b-81. James Wright Sr, born 1671 (Hopewell, p. 487). Married MaryDavis, who was born 2mo 12, 1689. He was taxed from 1718 to 1726 inChester Co., PA. He was a distin guished Quaker minister and a CharterMember of the Fairfax Meeting. "Around 1725 Henry and Josiah Ballenger,from near Salem in West Jersey, and soon after them James Wright,William Beals and others from Nottingham settled in the up per parts ofPrince George's Co., MD, near a large creek called Monoquesey(Monocacy). About 1726 they applied to New Garden Monthly Meeting forlibert to hold a meeting for worship on first days, which was granted,and held at the ho use of Josiah Ballenger and others until 1736, whena piece of ground was purchased and a meeting house built, which wascalled "Cold Springs Meeting House", where meetings are still kept."(Hopewell, p. 54). James Wright, Sr. was tax ed in East Nottingham,Chester Co., PA from 1718 until 1726 inclusive, after which time hermeoved to the Monocacy Valley in what is now Frederick Co., MD. He wasa distinguished minister of Friends, and with Certificates from Hopewell Monthly Meeting travelled widely in the exercise of his ministry. He sustained much loss at the time of the French and Indian war, and hiswife Mary was the object of much concern of the Meeting for Sufferings in Philadelphia, whi ch issued instructions that one-fifth of themoney sent at that time for the relief of Friends in the ravaged district"by lay'd out for the use of our aged Friends James Wright & his wife".At the same time the Clerk of Hopewell refe rs to them as follows:"Also our ancient Friends James Wright and his wife are much reducedbeing driven form their Habitation and are unable to Labour for aLivelyhood". The will of James Wright, Sr. was probated March 4, 1764.He le aves to his son Thomas "The Home Plantation, being 194 acres ofmy patent land." He makes bequests to his sons John, James, Jr., andIsaac, and to his daughters Lydia Wright, Mary Ballenger, HannahBalinger, Martha Mendenhall, Elizabe th Matthews, Ann McCool, and SarahPickering. His wife Mary is named Executrix, who entered into bond withEvan Rogers and James Ballinger as bondsmen. The will was witnessed byEvan Rogers, James Ballinger and Sarah Rogers. The will of his wifeMary was probated March 6, 1764, and made bequests to her children,leaving the home plantation to her grandson Thomas, his father beingdead. Witnesses, Elinor Rogers, Sussannah Bevan and Elizabeth Pennell.The execu tors were Jesse Pugh and William Pickering, who entered intobond with James McGin and Joseph Babb as sureties." (Hopewell, pp27-28). (see for listing of children...wei)
BIOGRAPHY: Emma B Reeves. THREE CENTURIES OF BALLINGERS IN AMERICA.(:Texian Press, 1977) [B269] p. 323. There is a D.A.R. application,#260,252, for Laura Pearson Esary of Bloomington, IN presented in 1934,which says that James Wright was b. 1677, and that Mary, his wife, wasb. 1681, and gives 1707 as the year of their marriage. James d. 15 May1759 at age 83 years, which would indicated that he was b. 1676. PennArchives (1685-1739) shows James Wright buying 200 a. of land in E.Nottingham on 12-1-1715; he was taxed in Chester Co., PA from 1718through 1726. ... James = Mary Davis (name supplied by the research of Mr Willard Heiss). James is spoken of as a man distinguished and eloquent,he was a Quaker minister, and traveled widely in his ministry, throughtPA, VA, MD and the Carolinas. He joined the southern migration led byAlexander Ross and Morgan Bryan along with his two sons in law, Josiahand Henry Ballinger, a nd many others. Their first 9 children were bornin PA, only 2 being born after the move to VA. James bought 438 A. onthe E. side of Apple Pie Ridge, about 5 miles north of Winchester, inFrederick Co., VA. Their farm adjoined that o f Josiah Ballinger andtheir dau, Mary, which was fortunate for Mary, because her husband d in1748, years before the terrible suffering occasioned by the French andIndian War. During this time they all lost much property and were forced to flee for their lives to a more thickly settled area. JamesWright's will was probated in Frederick Co., VA 4 3 1764; his wife'swill was probated two days later. They were probably buried in theHopewell Burying Grounds, but there are no markers to show if they are.
RELATIONSHIP: THE QUAKER YEOMEN. Vol. , 1975. p. 14. James Wright Srwas bonr 1671 (Hopewell, p. 487). He married Mary Davis, who was bornII-12, 1689. (more on the will of James Sr., and Mary's will. Childrenlisted again...wei)
RESEARCHER: Barbara Thorn file 20 Aug 1979. Shows Mary (Davis?) bothshe and James d. Fred. Co., VA.
RESEARCHER: Geraldine Alford file. Letter 10 Sep 1982. prob. her ref:VA Gen? James Wright - Landowner in 1750, wrote a will Oct 4, 1751,prob. March 1760, married Mary. son-Thomas - extrx of his will.Married to Esther _____, b&d unknow (both) John JamesIsaac Lydia or (Lidia) Mary m Josiah Ballenger. Hannahm ____ Ballenger Martha m _____ Mendenhall Elizabeth m _____Mathews Ann m _____ McCall Sarah m ___ __ Pickering (as perJames Wright will. Sarah b. 1720 PA. Josiah Ballenger was named extrxto will of Mary (Davis) Wright "who was aged and sick", will made May8, 1763 prob. Mar 1764, Legatee was Thomas Wright, her grandson (s/oThom as and Ester). Extra's in her will were Jesse Pugh and WilliamPickering. Letter 20 Sep 1982. Note from Ruth Harrington (sent ca 1979) Interesting also that your maiden name was Wright. one of my ancestorswas of that name-James an d Mary Wright, who were either English orIrish Quakers, who first settled at Buckingham Meeting, PA. they livedfor a time in the Monocacy Valley, (now Frederick Co., MD) and then onto Hopewell Meeting, Virginia-near winchester. The y were very old inthe 1760's when Indians attacks caused much suffering among theHopewell members and Phila. members looked into what they needed andwho needed help. James wa sborn 1671 and Mary b 1689, and he died firstor at same time 1764. they had a large family and some of them settled,as did their in-laws in the Carolinas and later ones moved to Ohio,KY., etc. their daughter, Ann, married James McCool; and after they had5 children, she married Thomas P ugh. James died around age 42, and hisson James married Deborah. I've never been able to find out who shewas, but they are parents of Grace McCool who married Henry Mercer Babband are parents of Deborah Babb. Do you know much of yo ur Wrightbackground? You might be a descendant of this James and Mary. They had11 children-4 of them boys. Their daughters married into followingfamilies - Ballinger, Mendehall, Matthews, McCool, Pickering and ??? Ithought perhaps Wilbur and Orville Wright came from this Quakerbackground, but looked it up when we returned via Ohio from Texas. Theycame from a New England Wright family. Information on their line is inthe Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio. Letter 3 Dec 1982. Anotherresearcher of WRIGHT Family is Ray Wright, who with his sister arewriting a book after the first of the year.
CHECKED: Early Quaker Records of Va - John & Mary menitioned, no details
Full Context of Hopewell Friends History, part 1 page 27,28 John Littlerand James Wright, 438 acres, lying on the eastern slope of Apple PieRidge, about 5 miles north of Winchester. This tract has latterly beenknown as "Osceola."James W right was taxed in East Nottingham, ChesterCounty, Pa., from 1718 to 1726 inclusive, after which time he probablyremoved to the Monocacy Valley in what is now Frederick County, Md. Hewas a distinguished minister of Friends, and with cert ificates fromHopewell Monthly Meeting travelled widely in the exercise of hisministry. He sustained much loss at the time of the French and IndianWar, and with his wife Mary was the object of much concern of the Meetingfor Sufferings in Philadelphia, which issued instructions that one-fifthof the money sent at that time for the relief of Friends in the ravageddistrict "be lay'd out for the Use of our aged Friends James Wright & hisWife." At the same time the clerk of H opewell Monthly Meeting refers tothem as follows: "Also our Antient Friends James Wright and his Wife AreMuch Reduced Being driven from their Habitation and are unable to Labourfor a Livelyhood."The will of James Wright was probated Marc h 4, 1764.He leaves to his son Thomas "the Home plantation, being 194 acres of mypatent Land." He makes bequests to his sons John, James Jr., and Isaac,and to his daughters Lydia Wright, Mary Ballinger, Hannah Ballinger,Martha Mendenhal l, Elizabeth Matthews, Ann McCool, and Sarah Pickering.His wife Mary is named executrix, who entered into bond with Evan Rogersand James Ballinger as bondsmen. The will was witnessed by Evan Rogers,James Ballinger, and Sarah Rogers.The w ill of his wife Mary Wright wasprobated March 6, 1764, and made bequests to her children, leaving thehome plantation to her grandson Thomas, his father being dead. Witnesses,Elinor Rogers, Sussannah Bevan, and Elizabeth Pennell. The exec utorswere Jesse Pugh and William Pickering, [p.28]who entered into bond withJames McGin and Joseph Babb as sureties.
HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia CHAPTER IVTHE ROAD TO OPECKON page 54 About the year 1725, Henry Ballinger andJosiah Ballinger, from near Salem, in West Jersey; and soon after themJames Wright, William Beal s, and others from Nottingham, settled in theupper parts of Prince George's County, Maryland, near a large creekcalled Monoquesey [Monocacy]. About the year 1726, they applied to NewGarden monthly meeting for liberty to hold a meeting fo r worship onfirst days, which was granted, and held at the house of Josiah Ballingerand others till the year 1736, when a piece of ground was purchased and ameeting-house built, which is called Cold Spring meeting-house HOPEWELLFRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia CHAPTER IV THE ROADTO OPECKON page 54 About the year 1732, Alexander Ross and Companyobtained a grant from the Governor and Council at Williamsburgh inVirginia, for 100,000 acres of land near a large creek called Opeckon inthe said colony, which about that time was settled by the said AlexanderRoss, Josiah Ballinger, James Wright, Evan thomas, and divers otherFriends from Pennsylvania and Elk River, in Maryland, who soon afte robtained leave from the quarterly meeting of Chester, held at Concord, tohold a meeting for worship, soon after which land was purchased and ameeting-house built, called Hopewell, where meetings are still held twicea week. HOPEWELL FRI ENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, VirginiaCHAPTER V MEETINGS WITHIN THE VERGE OF HOPEWELL page 90 In the lateautumn (1797) Friends "on and near the Ridge near Joseph Hackney's"requested a meeting for the winter season in "their Sc hoolhouse," andJonathan Pickering, John McPherson, Jonathan Wright, James Steer, andWilliam [p.90]Downing were appointed to sit with them and judge of theirrequest. The committee recommended that the meeting be discontinued "forawhile," but the matter was soon reconsidered and the meeting wasauthorized. HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, VirginiaCHAPTER XIII FRIENDS OF EMINENCE page 180 James Wright and Mary Wrighthis wife both appeared in the ministr y at Hopewell soon after itssetting up, and by their lives and characters gained a reputation forsteadfastly upholding the truth that has survived to this day. JamesWright traveled extensively in the ministry and was highly regarded among Friends. During the Indian massacres he was the object of affectionateregard by the Meeting for Sufferings in Philadelphia, who referred to himas "our Antient Friend."
BIOGRAPHY: From a book of Memorials at Department of RecordsPhiladelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Societyof Friends..HopewellMeeting, Virginia, 1760 This year died our ancient, worthy Friend andElder, James Wright. He was one of those first settlers in these partsand was a sober honest man, attender or our religious meetings, exemplaryin humble waiting there in, and of a sound mind & judgment, cautious ofgiving offence to any being concerned for the unity of th e Brethren andpeace of the church - for some times before his last illness (which wasshort) to be as one who had finished his day's workand was waitingchange. He departed this life the 15th day of the 5th month 1759, in the83rd year of his age, and we have reason to believe is at rest with thelord..Signed by order of and in behalf of our said Monthly Meeting, hedlthe 23 day of the 7th month, 1759 Jesse Pugh, William Jolliffe, Clerk
BIOGRAPHY: Excerpts from "Pioneers of Old Monocacy:The Early Settlementof Frederick Co., Maryland 1721-1743by Grace L. Tracey and John P. Dern,Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987Also living in this settlement,eventually (on March 23, 1 734) renting land on "Carrollton," was thebeloved Quaker leader James Wright, whose daughters Hannah and MaryWright were to marry, respectively, Henry Ballenger in 1726 and JosiahBallenger in 1727. James Wright's other children became ac tiveparticipants in the Monocacy Quaker community. James Wright, Jr. and hiswife Lucy, continued their association with the Meeting until the 1750swhen they moved with their children to Virginia. Most of their children-- Ralph, Elizabet h, James, Ann Susanna, Boyater (no doubt Bowater!-JR)and Micajah -- were born at Monocacy. John Wright and his wife RachelWells, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Wells of "Boyling Springs,"were overseers of the Monocacy Meeting in 174 5, though afterwards withtheir children -- William, Mary, Joseph, Margaret, Charity, Rachel andJohn Wright, Jr. -- they moved on to North Carolina. Martha WrightMendenhall became an able Quaker leader and died in Martinsburg, (West)Virg inia in 1794 at the age of 82. Elizabeth Wright married GeorgeMatthews, son of Oliver Matthews. Oliver Wright moved to what is nowHampstead in Carroll Co. and Sarah, Lydia and Ann Wright, thoughapparently born in the Monocacy area, left for Virginia with theirparents while they were still children.
CHECKED: Peter Wright & Mary Anderso by Ernest Neal Wright 1939 Aron &Mary Wright by CHarles Frances Press Inc Ny NY 1942 Wright Ancesty -Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset & Wiconnic... by Charles Wright 1907Wright and Anderson by Earnest Neaal Wright 1947 Wright & RelatedFamilies by Hannah Taylor Wright Hadley 1970 Decendants of BenjaminWright Jr. & Hannah Milhouse by Dorothy F Milhous & Hazel A. Stewart1964 These Wrights by William Lee Sloan 1980 The House of Wrigh t byCharles B. Davis (at Earlham)
CHECKED: FamilySearch .org Jan 2003

Research: some say born Yorkshire, England

Mary Bowater

Birth12 FEB 1689
 
Religion1759-1764quaker
DeathMAR 1764
Grave1764
Aged: 75 years
Denve Londo Londo!WILL: PROVED 6 MAR 1764 FREDERICK CO., VA. (copy in file) believedburied Hopewell !Correspondence with Willard Heiss
!LAND: Deed Joshua Storey 11,620 Acres New Kent co. on North side ofMattapony proved 28 Apr 1691 Transaction 232 persons....MargaretDavis...Mary Davis...Ja. Clark...Mary Woods..William Bass NOTE this Marywould have been a child and so w ould Margaret..Father buying land inchildren's names???
!BIRTH: SL Archive Sheet
!NOTE: Source of opinion that Mary was a Davis, I believe this is notso. Mentioned in will of sister Margaret Davis (spinster) old notes saysister Rachel Davis
Katie (from Ohio) says b. 16 MAr 1674 and md 2 dec 1689 Katy (on theiternet) says b 3 Jun 1708 East NottingHam Chester Co. PA actually thisis the b date of Mary Wright her daughter.
Footprints - Database od Don Wright ! "Three Centuries of Ballingers inAmerica", By: Emma Barrett Reeves, 1977 Submitted By: Nancy H Baxter,Richardson, TX
! Will was probated in Frederick Co, VA, 3 Apr 1764, and his wifeswill was probated save place on 5 Apr 1764.
gives birth as 1681 PA ! They are probably buried in the HopewellBurying Grounds, but there are no markers to show if they are.
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!BIRTH: IGI entry date 2 Dec 1689 (OS/NS) Nottigham, Chester, PA dt ofJames Davis and Margaret Jordan [this is a mistake]
Some later research indicates that Mary was a Bowater not a Davis FOLLOWUP !BIRTH-RELATIONSHIP: for Mary Bowater Records of Stewart BaldwinWatch for his article in "The American Genealogist" condemmed 28 Jan 1708for marriage contrary to disipline, md James Wright,
HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia CHAPTER IITHE FATHERS OF THE COLONY page 28 The will of his wife Mary Wright wasprobated March 6, 1764, and made bequests to her children, leaving thehome plantation to her g randson Thomas, his father being dead.Witnesses, Elinor Rogers, Sussannah Bevan, and Elizabeth Pennell. Theexecutors were Jesse Pugh and William Pickering, [p.28]who entered intobond with James McGin and Joseph Babb as sureties.
Ancestry Library Friends 1734-1934; Frederick Cnty, VA neg Bowater &Boeter
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Mary 

3 AUG 170821 OCT 1800  MD, Cecil Co  
2

Hannah 

24 MAR 1709aft 1764  PA, Chester Co, New Garden  
3

Martha 

14 APR 171228 OCT 1794  MD, Cecil Co  
4

Elizabeth 

23 NOV 17141790  MD, Cecil Co  
5+

John C. 

4 JAN 17168 JUN 1790  PA, Chester Co, New Garden Rachel Wells 
6

James 

8 JAN 1718abt 1760  PA, Chester Co, New Garden  
7

Thomas 

14 JAN 172118 AUG 1765  PA  
8

Isaac 

25 MAR 172331 MAY 1777  PA, Chester Co, New Garden  
9

Anne 

29 MAR 17257 APR 1801  PA James Adams McCool Sr. 
10

Sarah 

15 MAR 17271748  VA, Frederick Co  
11

Lydia 

31 OCT 1730  PA, Chester Co  
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