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Researching Wright family of Yorkshire

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My direct line of Wright originating from the areas of Hunslet / Leeds in Yorkshire, England.
Have researched back to 1770 but am now stuck and looking for info on George Wright born about 1730.
Anyone else researching this line please.

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on 2012-05-29 01:51:02

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by crisp51 on 2015-08-06 12:34:50

My husband's tree has Elisabeth Wright b Leeds 1772. She may have had father Robert b 1740, brothers George b 1774 and John b 1769. Elisabeth married Joseph Hobson in 1791. Does this sound like your line perhaps?

by riteone on 2015-08-07 03:34:08

Hi Crispin51, thanks for responding to my query. I am looking for a George Wright born approx. 1720 to 1735. We think our George married Semelia Fenton in 1752 at St Peter Leeds, My 3xgt.grandfather Robert Wright born in 1770 in Hunslet to a George Wright. I thought perhaps your Elisabeth b.1772 may have been a daughter of George but don't have an Elisabeth of that era.
What a frustrating hobby!

by crisp51 on 2015-08-07 11:50:58

Hi riteone. Yes, it looks like George Wright married Semilia Fenton on 6th Apr at St Peter's Leeds (the same place all my Wrights and Hobsons married etc but then many did of course). The record says George was from Hunslet. There is a baptism in 1741 at St Peter's with father named William who lived at North Part (I think that's what it says. This is on Findmypast but nothing closer to 1720 - 1735.

by riteone on 2015-08-08 23:18:53

thanks for yours Crisp51. There are a few George(s)births in Leeds around the right time, just not sure how to prove I have the 'right' one. I have come across a George Hobson Wright a few times in my research and can now see he must belong to you! Even though we are researching different Wright lines, it's nice to know someone out there has a Wright line also from Leeds, we could be connected somewhere!! I live in Oz and all my research is done online. We think our George was a shoemaker/cordwainer, as his son Robert was, and Robert's son Robert was also a boot/shoemaker in Leeds. It's good to share info on a neutral basis, thanks for your help.

by crisp51 on 2015-08-10 10:46:57

Hi again. We are having the same problems with our Hobsons (so many in Leeds so hard to know which is right one). Have got back to Joseph Hobson b 1770ish presumably in Leeds but no birth record found despite a lot of searching. I haven't heard of George Hobson Wright so any more info would be great if you can find your research again. Most of the Hobsons were stonemasons and I believe Elisabeth Wright b1772 (who married Joseph Hobson) had a father who was also a stone mason but not positive on this because the name is so difficult - as I am sure you will know. I think you can see some of the original BMDs for St Peter's Leeds online (via Google books I think) and Ancestry has them too as you probably know. You have probably seen the great website about Leeds called Leodis - if not do take a look. Here is a link (if it works) for some Wright cordwainers from Hunslet.
Again, you may have seen this. I will get in touch if I come across more about a Wright/Hobson link or about your George Wright for sure.

by crisp51 on 2015-08-10 11:19:41

Hi again - Just found the original marriage record for George Wright and Semelia Fenton in 1758 St Peter's (on Findmypast).

by riteone on 2015-08-13 01:06:59

Hi crisp51, you can see George Hobson Wright on; findmypast; but haven't yet found him on ancestry, which is strange because they have all the WRY records. Anyway this George was born in 1860 in Woodhouse Leeds but not sure who his parents were. In 1861 George Hobson Wright is 6mths old and living with his grandparents Thomas Wright 42yrs a Master Cloth Finisher, and Sarah Wright also 42, they have 6 children of their own all born in Woodhouse Leeds. Residence: 2 Clarksons Bldgs, Leeds. I don't think this George has anything to do with my line but he could well be part of yours. Also, when looking for George again I found a few other George Hobson Wrights, in London and USA !!! ( Thankyou for the links you sent.

by crisp51 on 2015-08-13 05:19:32

Hi riteone - Thanks for this on George Hobson Wright. Interesting that he was born in Woodhouse and looks like he should be one of ours. Will check it out - not sure about the USA link but you never know! Will let you know if I find more about your George.

by acer1961 on 2015-12-01 18:05:10

hi I am a wright looking for info.its funny how the wright familys have Thomas /sarah /George /eliszabth in them I am in new Zealand would you have wright family from Ambrosden Oxfordshire from 1793 at all

by riteone on 2015-12-01 22:16:23

Hi acer1961, Thanks for making contact. I can't help you with Oxfordshire Wrights, sorry. My Wrights were in the Leeds area (at least) from 1770 to about 1850, then my gt.grandfather had a move down to London and married in 1870 in Camberwell, Surrey. A lot of my Wrights then came from the Dulwich/Southwark areas. The first names, as you mentioned, have appeared in several of my previous generations that's what makes this hobby so frustrating and fun !! Especially with a surname like 'Wright'.

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