(Lord) John WRIGHT
[F8992]. (Lord) John WRIGHT
Of Wrightsbridge, co., Essex, England. He was the eldest son of (Myddle) John WRIGHT [F17984] and Alice (Rucke) WOOD [F17985].
(Myddle) John Wright who inherited from his father the manor of Dagenhams on the west side of the Ingrebourne River near the bridge over the Ingrebourne known as Wrightsbridge. This manor was in the Horn Church parish, however, Lord John's baptism and birth are not recorded. From the other facts of his family's life it has been estimated he was probably born sometime between 1542 and 1546 to Myddle John Wright and wife, the widow Alice (Rucke) Wood.
He married (1) Elizabeth LINDSELL in 1568. Lord John's first wife, Elizabeth LINDSELL, died (about 1585)(1586-1587) when their last child Nathaniel was only about 4 years old.
He married the widow Bennett GREENE in 1589.
He was granted arms on 6 JUNE 1590 by Elizabeth I. He was one of the Protestants in the House of Lords who supported Elizabeth, and later James I, in their religious policies.
[F17985]. Elizabeth (Emfell?) LINDSELL.
CHILDREN of (Lord) John WRIGHT [F8992] and (Elizabeth?) LINDSELL [F8993]:
- 1. Samuel WRIGHT. There is a death notice for "Mr. Samuel Wright...." in the South Weald parish register for 1606 that had often been confused as the death notice for the Deacon Samuel Wright born to John Wright of the Bridge. The significance of the "Mr." is that it would have been used only in reference to an adult. Therefore, it was, in fact the death notice of John's younger brother, Samuel, born to Lord John Wright and Elizabeth in 1571. He died in 1665.
- 2. [F4996]. John WRIGHT. He was christened in 1569 at South Weald, Essex, England. John's hereditary estate was that of his father, Lord John Wright, and was called Wrightsbridge.
- 3. Jane WRIGHT.
- 4. Nathaniel WRIGHT. Baptized in 1581. His mother died when he was 4 years old. He married Lydia JAMES. Nathaniel was the famous London Merchant who was one of the original 18 associates to John Winthrop in formation of the Massachusetts Bay Company (MBC) which sponsored the immigration of thousands of Puritain colonists to New England starting in 1630. Years later, Nathaniel in the Visitations of 1634 would mistakenly list Bennett Greene as his mother. This seemed natural to us, as she was probably the only mother he ever really knew. Their son Samuel lived and died in England and was an ordained minister who attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge University from 1644 to 1646. He later attended Oxford where he received his doctor of divinity degree in 1661(Alumni Cantabrigienis, p477).
She was a widow. She married (Lord) John WRIGHT in 1589.
CHILDREN of (Lord) John WRIGHT and Bennett GREENE:
- 1. Lawrence WRIGHT. (Christened?) in 1590-1591. Lawrence would win fame as a great London surgeon including being Cromwell's personal physician during the Civil War and early years of the Commonwealth.
- 2. Nathaniel WRIGHT.
- 3. Bennett WRIGHT. (Female). (Christened?) in 1593. Bennett married the Lord Mayor of London and became a very influential lady in London society
- 4. William WRIGHT. (Christened?) in 1595.