Brooke Melissa Gibbons1

F
     Brooke Melissa Gibbons is the daughter of Christopher James Gibbons and Rebecca Jean Wheeler.1

Citations

  1. [S308] Harry Wheeler, "Harry James Wheeler," e-mail to Kathleen Decker, Apr 16 2006.

Jo Ann Mary McKinney1

F
     Jo Ann Mary McKinney married Harry James Wheeler, son of Edward Stephen Wheeler and Elizabeth Adelaide Murphy, on 11 April 1986 at Carson City, Nevada, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S308] Harry Wheeler, "Harry James Wheeler," e-mail to Kathleen Decker, Apr 16 2006.

Larry Wheeler1

M
     Larry Wheeler married Margaret Barnett. Larry Wheeler is the son of Edward Stephen Wheeler and Elizabeth Adelaide Murphy.

Citations

  1. [S309] Larry Wheeler, "Larry Wheeler," e-mail to Kathleen Decker, 02/25/2004.

Rachel Hoffman Dinges

F

William D. Williams

M

Robert Field1

M, b. 11 September 1653, d. 2 September 1710
     Robert Field was born on 11 September 1653 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Robert Field and Mary Stanley. Robert Field married Unknown (?) circa 1677.2 Robert Field married Mary Jennery on 11 October 1680 at Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.3 Robert Field died on 2 September 1710 at age 56.1

Child of Robert Field and Unknown (?)

Citations

  1. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p 954.
  2. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 954. Age at marriage and death estimated from date of son, Robert's birth and subsequent marriage of husband, Robert.
  3. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 954.

Unknown (?)1

F, d. before 11 October 1680
     Unknown (?) married Robert Field, son of Robert Field and Mary Stanley, circa 1677.1 Unknown (?) died before 11 October 1680.1

Child of Unknown (?) and Robert Field

Citations

  1. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 954. Age at marriage and death estimated from date of son, Robert's birth and subsequent marriage of husband, Robert.

Mary Jennery1

F, d. 2 April 1719
     Mary Jennery married Robert Field, son of Robert Field and Mary Stanley, on 11 October 1680 at Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 Mary Jennery died on 2 April 1719 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 954.

Robert Field1

M, b. 1613, d. 1675
     Robert Field married Mary Stanley, daughter of Capt. Christopher Stanley and Susannah (?). Robert Field was born in 1613 at Pealing, Berkshire, England.1 He was the son of John Field Jr. and Elen Hockenson. Robert Field died in 1675.1

Child of Robert Field and Mary Stanley

Citations

  1. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 951-2.

Mary Stanley1

F, d. after 1677
     Mary Stanley was the daughter of Capt. Christopher Stanley and Susannah (?) Mary Stanley married Robert Field, son of John Field Jr. and Elen Hockenson. Mary Stanley died after 1677.1

Child of Mary Stanley and Robert Field

Citations

  1. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 951.

Capt. Christopher Stanley1

M, d. 1646
     Capt. Christopher Stanley married Susannah (?) Capt. Christopher Stanley died in 1646.1

Child of Capt. Christopher Stanley and Susannah (?)

Citations

  1. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 951.

Susannah (?)1

F, b. 1610, d. 1650
     Susannah (?) married Capt. Christopher Stanley. Susannah (?) was born in 1610.1 She died in 1650.1

Child of Susannah (?) and Capt. Christopher Stanley

Citations

  1. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 951.

John Field Jr.1

M, b. 1579
     John Field Jr. died at England.1 He was born in 1579 at Parish St. Giles, London, England.1 He married Elen Hockenson on 13 August 1609 at Boston, England.1

Child of John Field Jr. and Elen Hockenson

Citations

  1. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 949.

Elen Hockenson

F
     Elen Hockenson married John Field Jr. on 13 August 1609 at Boston, England.1
     Elen Hockenson was also known as Elen Hutchinson.

Child of Elen Hockenson and John Field Jr.

Citations

  1. [S307] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, p. 949.

Captain Nathaniel Vose1

M, b. 17 November 1672, d. 10 October 1753
     Captain Nathaniel Vose was born on 17 November 1672 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Edward Vose and Abigail Sharp. Captain Nathaniel Vose married Mary Belcher, daughter of Samuel Belcher and Mary Billings, on 16 December 1696 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 Captain Nathaniel Vose died on 10 October 1753 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA, at age 80.1
     Mr. Vose and his wife were admitted to the Milton Church, Dec. 4, 1898. From his frequent reading and quoting from the Scriptures he was often called the "walking bible." We was a subscriber to "Prince's Chronology." He held various offices in Milton and appears in town records with the title "Captin" from 1734 to death. He was a successful farmer and lived and died on the homestead on the old Glover farm which he received from his father. By his will, written Feb. 23, 1753, his real estate was to be divided between his son Elijah and the heirs of his deceased son Nathaniel. He bequeathed his widow £10 a year and a convenient room in his house, and small legacies to his daughters Miriam Billings and Militiah Crane, and to the children of his deceased daughter, Jerusha McKee.1

Children of Captain Nathaniel Vose and Mary Belcher

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 22.

Mary Belcher1

F, b. 16 October 1670, d. 22 June 1758
     Mary Belcher was born on 16 October 1670 at Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1,2 She was the daughter of Samuel Belcher and Mary Billings. Mary Belcher married Captain Nathaniel Vose, son of Edward Vose and Abigail Sharp, on 16 December 1696 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 Mary Belcher died on 22 June 1758 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA, at age 87.1

Children of Mary Belcher and Captain Nathaniel Vose

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 22.
  2. [S311] William H. Belcher, The Belcher family in England and America: comprehending a persiod of seven hundred sixty-five years, with particular reference to the descendants of Adam Belcher of southfields, Orange county, New York, p 360.

Samuel Belcher

M, b. 24 August 1637, d. 17 June 1679
     Samuel Belcher was born on 24 August 1637.1 He was the son of Gregory Belcher and Catherine (?) Samuel Belcher married Mary Billings, daughter of Roger Billings, on 15 December 1663 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.2,3 Samuel Belcher died on 17 June 1679 at Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA, at age 41.2,4

Children of Samuel Belcher and Mary Billings

Citations

  1. [S311] William H. Belcher, The Belcher family in England and America: comprehending a persiod of seven hundred sixty-five years, with particular reference to the descendants of Adam Belcher of southfields, Orange county, New York, p 357.
  2. [S311] William H. Belcher, The Belcher family in England and America: comprehending a persiod of seven hundred sixty-five years, with particular reference to the descendants of Adam Belcher of southfields, Orange county, New York, p 359.
  3. [S369] Unknown author, "Marriages, Births and Deaths in Dorchester, Mass 1648-1683", Samuel Belcher, m. Mary Billing, 15 (10) '63.
  4. [S485] Find a Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Samuel Belcher
    Birth Date     24 Aug 1637
    Birth Place     Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
    Death Date     17 Jun 1679
    Death Place     Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
    Has Bio?     Y
    URL     http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  5. [S311] William H. Belcher, The Belcher family in England and America: comprehending a persiod of seven hundred sixty-five years, with particular reference to the descendants of Adam Belcher of southfields, Orange county, New York, p 360.

Mary Billings

F, b. 23 December 1645, d. 15 December 1683
     Mary Billings was born on 23 December 1645 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Roger Billings. Mary Billings married Samuel Belcher, son of Gregory Belcher and Catherine (?), on 15 December 1663 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.2,3 Mary Billings married Samuel Niles on 20 April 1680.2 Mary Billings died on 15 December 1683 at Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA, at age 37.1

Children of Mary Billings and Samuel Belcher

Citations

  1. [S89] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R).
  2. [S311] William H. Belcher, The Belcher family in England and America: comprehending a persiod of seven hundred sixty-five years, with particular reference to the descendants of Adam Belcher of southfields, Orange county, New York, p 359.
  3. [S369] Unknown author, "Marriages, Births and Deaths in Dorchester, Mass 1648-1683", Samuel Belcher, m. Mary Billing, 15 (10) '63.
  4. [S311] William H. Belcher, The Belcher family in England and America: comprehending a persiod of seven hundred sixty-five years, with particular reference to the descendants of Adam Belcher of southfields, Orange county, New York, p 360.

Mary Vose1

F, b. 12 September 1697, d. 19 February 1698
     Mary Vose was born on 12 September 1697 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Captain Nathaniel Vose and Mary Belcher.1 Mary Vose died on 19 February 1698.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 22.

Jerusha Vose1

F, b. 7 September 1702, d. 22 May 1732
     Jerusha Vose was born on 7 September 1702 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Captain Nathaniel Vose and Mary Belcher.1 Jerusha Vose died on 22 May 1732 at age 29.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 22.

Meriam Vose1

F, b. 16 June 1706
     Meriam Vose was born on 16 June 1706 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Captain Nathaniel Vose and Mary Belcher.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 22.

Elijah Vose1

M, b. 1 January 1707/8
     Elijah Vose was born on 1 January 1707/8 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Captain Nathaniel Vose and Mary Belcher.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 22.

Militiah Vose1

F, b. 21 June 1710
     Militiah Vose was born on 21 June 1710 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Captain Nathaniel Vose and Mary Belcher.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 22.

Joseph Bent

M
     Joseph Bent married Rachel Fuller.

Child of Joseph Bent and Rachel Fuller

Rachel Fuller

F
     Rachel Fuller married Joseph Bent.

Child of Rachel Fuller and Joseph Bent

Ruth Vose1

F, b. 22 May 1722
     Ruth Vose was born on 22 May 1722 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Jerusha Vose1

F, b. 13 January 1723/24
     Jerusha Vose was born on 13 January 1723/24 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

John Vose1

M, b. 21 November 1725
     John Vose was born on 21 November 1725 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Grace Vose1

F, b. 12 March 1730/31
     Grace Vose was born on 12 March 1730/31 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S305] "Amy Sholes," e-mail to Kathleen Decker, p 36.

Patience Vose1

F, b. 12 April 1733
     Patience Vose was born on 12 April 1733 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Prudence Vose1

F, b. 12 April 1733
     Prudence Vose was born on 12 April 1733 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Oliver Vose1

M, b. 10 February 1734/35
     Oliver Vose was born on 10 February 1734/35 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Nathaniel Vose1

M, b. 25 April 1737
     Nathaniel Vose was born on 25 April 1737 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Reuben Vose1

M, b. 24 July 1739, d. 9 May 1760
     Reuben Vose was born on 24 July 1739 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1 Reuben Vose died on 9 May 1760 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA, at age 20.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Josiah Vose1

M, b. 16 June 1741
     Josiah Vose was born on 16 June 1741 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Rachel Vose1

F, b. 4 September 1743, d. 1 September 1775
     Rachel Vose was born on 4 September 1743 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1 Rachel Vose died on 1 September 1775 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA, at age 31.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

thankful Vose1

F, b. 11 July 1745
     Thankful Vose was born on 11 July 1745 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Belcher Vose1

M, b. 10 June 1748, d. 15 February 1750
     Belcher Vose was born on 10 June 1748 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1 Belcher Vose died on 15 February 1750 at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Belcher Vose1

M, b. 11 January 1751/52, d. 2 February 1751/52
     Belcher Vose was born on 11 January 1751/52 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Vose and Rachel Bent.1 Belcher Vose died on 2 February 1751/52.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 36.

Edward Vose1

M, b. circa 1636, d. 29 January 1716
     Edward Vose married Abigail Sharp, daughter of Robert Sharpe and Abigail Wright. Edward Vose was born circa 1636 at England.1 He was the son of Robert Vose and Jane Moss. Edward Vose died on 29 January 1716 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1
     Edward Vose came to New England with his parents between 1650 and 1654. He married Abigail Sharp, a sister of Liet. John sharp, who had married his sister Martha Vose. He settled on his father's lot on Providence Plain about a mile from the homestead. His house was in the vicinity of the Thacher Elm, now standing, near Warren Avenue, Mattapan, and he was living there march 30, 1674, when a footpath, which passed his house, was laid out from Brush Hill to the meeting house. In February, 1682, he received from his father the homestead farm of one hundred acre, which he had occupied for several years, and resided there until death. He was a selelctman in 1694 and 1695, filled the offices of constable, fence viewer, highway surveyor, and tithing man, and served on various town committees. By his will, written February 3, 1713, he gave the larger part of the homestead to his son Nathaniel, who was to allow him "an honorable and comfortable maintenance." To his sones William and John, the farm and house they were each occupying, and additional meadow, swamp and woodland. To his daughters Elizabeth Wadsworth, Martha Wyatt, Sarah Badcock, and grace Palmer, forty pouds each, to paid, one half in money and one half in cattle, by his sones. To all the children of his daughter Jane Houghton, as they became of age, a good cow to be paid by Nathaniel. To Nathaniel his great bible, and to his daughter Grace his little bedstead and plalm book; the rest of his books to be equally divided among his children. His inventory amounted to £1760 in real estate and £140, personal.1

Children of Edward Vose and Abigail Sharp

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 15.
  2. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 16.

Abigail Sharp1

F, b. 1647, d. 18 May 1712
     Abigail Sharp married Edward Vose, son of Robert Vose and Jane Moss. Abigail Sharp was born in 1647 at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.1,2 She was the daughter of Robert Sharpe and Abigail Wright. Abigail Sharp died on 18 May 1712 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1

Children of Abigail Sharp and Edward Vose

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 15.
  2. [S310] Frances Board Rose, "Robert sharpe of Brookline and his Descendants", p 56.
  3. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 16.

Robert Sharpe1

M, b. 1615, d. July 1653
     Robert Sharpe was born in 1615 at England.1 He was the son of Richard Sharpe. Robert Sharpe married Abigail Wright, daughter of Richard Wright and Margaret (?), in 1640.1 Robert Sharpe died in July 1653 at Muddy River, Massachusetts, USA.2 He died on 1 January 1655 at Brookline, Massachusetts, USA.1
     Robert Sharpe was also known as Robert Sharp. He immigrated in 1635 to On the "Abigail of London".1

Children of Robert Sharpe and Abigail Wright

Citations

  1. [S310] Frances Board Rose, "Robert sharpe of Brookline and his Descendants", p 56.
  2. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 15.

Abigail Wright

F, b. 1623, d. 18 May 1712
     Abigail Wright was born in 1623 at England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Wright and Margaret (?) Abigail Wright married Robert Sharpe, son of Richard Sharpe, in 1640.1 Abigail Wright married Thomas Clap circa 1657.2,1 Abigail Wright married William Holbrook circa 1696.2,1 Abigail Wright died on 18 May 1712 at Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1

Children of Abigail Wright and Robert Sharpe

Child of Abigail Wright

Children of Abigail Wright and Thomas Clap

Citations

  1. [S310] Frances Board Rose, "Robert sharpe of Brookline and his Descendants", p 56.
  2. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 15.
  3. [S310] Frances Board Rose, "Robert sharpe of Brookline and his Descendants", p 56: IV. Nathaniel b. ______; m. Rebecca Marshall. Children: surnamed Clapp b. at Scituate. (Unable to determine if this refers to Nathaniel as well as subsequent children of Thomas Clapp listed).

Richard Wright

M
     Richard Wright married Margaret (?)
     ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1630 FIRST RESIDENCE: Lynn
REMOVES: Boston, Braintree 1639, Rehoboth 1643, Boston 1649, Ipswich 1652, Twelve Mile Island 1662, Podunk 1666
RETURN TRIPS: To England about 1646, and return to New England by 1649 [ Early Rehoboth 3:122-23, citing Aspinwall 101]
OCCUPATION: Steward. Gentleman farmer.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admitted to Boston church as member #89, which would be late in 1630 [ BChR 14]. On 16 February 1639/40 Richard Wright was "recommended to the Church of Christ at Mount Wollystone" [ BChR 27-28].
FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 [ MBCR 1:369].
EDUCATION: Sufficient to manage large estates for others.
OFFICES: Deputy for Lynn, 9 May 1632 [ MBCR 1:95]. Commissioner to end small causes at Braintree, 7 October 1640, 2 June 1642 [ MBCR 1:306, 329]. Braintree member of colony committee to value livestock, 13 May 1640 [ MBCR 1:295].
ESTATE: Managed the farm of John Humphrey at Lynn beginning in 1630 [ Early Rehoboth , citing SJC Case #5400; WP 2:335; Lechford 249-50].
On 1 May 1639 "Richard Wright of Mount Wollaston, husbandman," leased the Braintree farm of Thomas Newberry, deceased, for a term of four years [ Lechford 124-26].
Leased Twelve Mile Island on the Connecticut from John Leverett from 1662 to 1666 [ TAG 67:33 (and sources cited there)].
(Richard Wright did not own much land in New England, but preferred to lease large estates from wealthier colonists. This trait is important in linking "Captain Wright" of Connecticut with Richard Wright of Lynn, Braintree and Rehoboth [ TAG 67:36].)
BIRTH: By about 1596 based on estimated date of first marriage.
DEATH: After 15 March 1667/8 [ TAG 67:33, citing WMJ 793].
MARRIAGE: (1) By about 1621 Margaret _____; "Margarett Wright" was admitted to Boston church as member #99, which would be late in 1630 or early in 1631 [ BChR 14]; she died after 1623 and before 1643. (Both Bowen and Harris argue that the Margaret Wright who joined the Boston church in 1630 was not Richard's wife, and may have been his mother, based on a Roxbury church record: "Old Mother Wright died of old age, being near an hundred years old" [ RChR 182]. Since this death record does not include the given name of the deceased, we need not assume that this is the death of Margaret, so we here agree with Davis that Margaret was Richard's wife.)
(2) By about 1643 _____ _____, possibly a widow Sabin, mother of William Sabin of Rehoboth [ TAG 67:37].
CHILDREN:
With first wife
i ELINOR/ELIZABETH, b. about 1621 (deposed 29 December 1701 "fourscore years or thereabouts" [ Early Rehoboth 3:126-27, citing SJC Case #5400]); m. about 1644 James Clark [ TAG 67:38 (and sources cited there)].
ii (probably) ANN, b. about 1622 (aged 45 on 3 June 1667 [ WMJ 731]); m. by about 1645 Thomas Burnham [ TAG 67:40-46].
iii ABIGAIL, b. about 1623 (deposed 29 December 1701 "about seventy eight years or thereabouts" [ Early Rehoboth 3:126-27, citing SJC Case #5400]); m. (1) before 1640 Robert Sharpe; m. (2) about 1657 Thomas Clapp; m. (3) about 1696 William Holbrook [ TAG 67:38 (and sources cited there) for all three marriages].

With second wife
iv SARAH, b. say 1643; m. about 1664 Thomas Harris [ TAG 67:39; NGSQ 78:182-203].
v ELIZABETH, b. about 1644; m. 1666 _____ Paddon [ TAG 67:40].
vi (probably) ANN, b. say 1645; m. Lynn 7 April 1665 Samuel Gaines, son of Henry Gaines [ TAG 67:39].

COMMENTS: Richard Wright has been referred to often in print as "Captain Wright" throughout his life, but it would seem that this title came to him relatively late in life. Bowen says that Winthrop appointed Wright captain of the Lynn train band, but his source is Alonzo Lewis, who does not cite a contemporary record [ Early Rehoboth 3:115, citing Lynn Hist 135]. Nathaniel Turner was the earliest person known to have been chosen captain of the Lynn train band [ MBCR 1:112], and four years later "Captain Turner" and "Goodman Rich at an unknown age rd Right" are named as the Lynn members of a committee on the bounds between Lynn and Salem [ MBCR 1:211]. In 1632 Winthrop relates a story about "one Capt. Wright, and others, coming to Pascataquack" in a shallop, and assumes that this is Richard Wright of Lynn [ WJ 1:94-95], but this activity seems out of character for our Richard Wright. The arguments of Harris equating Richard Wright of Lynn, Braintree a nd Rehoboth with Captain Wright of the Connecticut remain sound on other grounds, but this man must have acquired the title of Captain in Rehoboth or at a later date.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: Three highly-skilled genealogists have devoted much time to Richard Wright, with the result that we now have a very full picture of his life and career after his arrival in New England in 1630. (His English origin remains unknown.) In 1945 Walter Goodwin Davis published an account of "Wright, of Saugus and Braintree," which covered his life until 1653, and treated only two of the children by the first wife [ Joseph Neal Anc 97-101]. In 1948, as part of his multi-volumed study of early Rehoboth, Richard LeBaron Bowen continued the life of Richard Wright beyond the point reached by Davis; Bowen characterized Wright as "one of the leaders and perhaps the main organizer in the settlement of Seekonk, later called Rehoboth," and carried his life through to 1660, where he lost the thread [ Early Rehoboth 3:113-30]. Finally, in 1992 Gale Ion Harris followed the trail to its end, brilliantly demonstrating that Richard Wright, after his years in Rehoboth, moved to Twelve Mile Island on the Connecticut River, and then to Podunk, in what is now East Hartford [ TAG 67:32-46]. Bowen compiled an exhaustive list of records generated by Richard Wright down to 1660. For the full career of Richard Wright, and especially for the arguments about the identities of his children and their spouses, the article by Harris should be consulted. We follow all these sources, and especially the last, and do not attempt to document fully the life of this interesting immigrant.1

Child of Richard Wright and Margaret (?)

Citations

  1. [S345] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins - Immigrants to New England 1620 -1633.

Margaret (?)

F
     Margaret (?) married Richard Wright.

Child of Margaret (?) and Richard Wright

John Sharp

M, b. 12 March 1642
     John Sharp was born on 12 March 1642 at Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of Robert Sharpe and Abigail Wright.

Citations

  1. [S310] Frances Board Rose, "Robert sharpe of Brookline and his Descendants", p 56.

Mary Sharp

F, b. 5 December 1652
     Mary Sharp was born on 5 December 1652 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Robert Sharpe and Abigail Wright.

Citations

  1. [S310] Frances Board Rose, "Robert sharpe of Brookline and his Descendants", p 56.

Thomas Clap1

M, d. 20 April 1684
     Thomas Clap married Abigail Wright, daughter of Richard Wright and Margaret (?), circa 1657.1,2 Thomas Clap died on 20 April 1684 at Scituate.1
     Thomas Clap was also known as Thomas Clapp.2

Children of Thomas Clap and Abigail Wright

Citations

  1. [S306] Ellen F. Vose, Robert Vose and his Descendants, p 15.
  2. [S310] Frances Board Rose, "Robert sharpe of Brookline and his Descendants", p 56.

John Clap

M, b. 18 October 1658, d. 1671
     John Clap was born on 18 October 1658.1 He was the son of Thomas Clap and Abigail Wright. John Clap died in 1671.1
     John Clap was also known as John Clapp.1

Citations

  1. [S310] Frances Board Rose, "Robert sharpe of Brookline and his Descendants", p 56.

Abigail Clap

F, b. 29 January 1657
     Abigail Clap was born on 29 January 1657.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Clap and Abigail Wright.
     Abigail Clap was also known as Abigail Clapp.1

Citations

  1. [S310] Frances Board Rose, "Robert sharpe of Brookline and his Descendants", p 56.