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  • ID: I2074
  • Name: Thomas Hynson WRIGHT
  • Surname: Wright
  • Given Name: Thomas Hynson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1687/1688 in Maryland
  • Death: 1747 in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland
  • _UID: 4DA18F6F9731D5118680EF90A100BA0B85EB
  • Note:
    1. The original home of the Wright family of Queen Anne's County was called the "Old Building". This later was changed to "Walnut Grove". Thomas Hynson Wright was born at "Walnut Grove" and inherited the property from his father.

    2. Justice of Queen Anne's County, 1724-33, 1737-38.

    3. Sheriff in of Queen Anne's County 1734

    4. Surveyor of land for Lord Baltimore in 1724 and receiver of "quit rents".

    5. Vestryman in "Old Chester Church". 1731-37-40 and 1746.

    6. From Guy Wallis:

    Was bequeathed tracts Warplesdon and Solomon's Friendship thru his father's will in 1717.2 Obtained Shelington from Thomas Hynson in 1719. High Sheriff of Queen Anne's County in 1733 at Queen Anne's County, MD. Patented 2,100 acre Tom's Fancy Enlarged on 24 Oct 1734

    Will 11 Sep 1747; Proven 12 Oct 1747. Mentions wife Mary, sons Nathaniel Samuel Turbutt Wright and Thomas Wright, granddaughter Sarah Wright [unidentified]. Witnessed by Chas Downes Jr, Jno Jackson and John Wilkinson.

    Liber 25, folio 173 11 Sept. 1747 WRIGHT, THOMAS HYNSON, Queen Anns Co. To wife, Mary Wright, for life, mullatto slave Sibb. To sons Nathan Samuel Turbutt Wright & Thomas Wright, anything left of my lands after paying my debts. To s 2 sons & grddau. Sarah Wright, the residue of my p. e. Extrs: my 2 s sons. Witn: Cha. Downes, Jno. Jackson, John Wilkinson. 12 Oct. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Nath. Sml. Turbutt Wright, heir at law.

    7. Edward C. Papenfuse, Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan, and Gregory A. Stiverson, A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1985

    8. Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore, Vol. 4, The Solomon Wright Family
    1 2 3
  • Change Date: 14 Jun 2008 at 11:22:21

    Father: Solomon WRIGHT I b: ABT 1655 in England
    Mother: Anne HYNSON b: ABT 1662 in Maryland

    Marriage 1 Mary TURBUTT b: in Maryland
    • Note: Will (20 Feb 1720, 5 Apr 1721) of Foster Turbutt mentions sister Mary Wright.
    1. Has Children Mary Ann WRIGHT b: in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland
    2. Has Children Nathan Samuel Turbutt WRIGHT b: in Maryland
    3. Has Children Thomas WRIGHT b: in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    4. Has Children Anne WRIGHT b: in Maryland
    5. Has No Children Sarah WRIGHT b: in Maryland
    6. Has No Children Elizabeth WRIGHT b: in Maryland
    7. Has No Children Mary WRIGHT b: in Maryland

    1. Title: A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789
      Author: Edward C. Papenfuse, Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan, and Gregory A. Stiverson
      Publication: The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1985

      HOPPER, WILLIAM (by 1747-1806). BORN: between 1741 and 1747 in Queen Anne's County; only son. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: in Queen Anne's County (later became part of Caroline County) until 1785; Queen Anne's County, 1785 until death. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: William Hopper (1707-1772). MOTHER: Mary Anne (?-1747), daughter of Thomas Hynson Wright (1688-1747) and wife Mary Turbutt; granddaughter of Solomon Wright (ca. 1655-1717). STEPMOTHER: Sarah Dockery (?-ca. 1775). UNCLE: Thomas Wright (?-ca. 1784). AUNT: Ann Wright (?-by 1754), who married Edward Oldham (1709 - 1773). SISTER: Mary Anne (1742-by 1792), who married second, James Bordley (? - a. 1793). HALF SISTERS: Mary; Elizabeth (1739 - 1806), who married Joseph Nicholson, Jr. (?-1786); Henrietta; Sally (?-1761); and Dorothy. FIRST COUSINS: Samuel Turbutt Wright(1749-1810); Ann Oldham (?-by 1794), who married Joshua Clarke (?-1781); Hannah Oldham (?-1828), who married Nicholas Martin (1743-ca.1808). MARRIED first, by 1769 his first cousin Elizabeth (?-by 1776), daughter of Edward Oldham (1709-1773) and wife Ann Wright (?-by 1754); stepdaughter of Ann Goldsborough (1732-?); granddaughter of John Oldham (?-1729); stepgranddaughter of Nicholas Goldsborough (ca. 1689-1766); niece of Hannah Oldham (1702-1759), who married James Edge (ca. 1710-1757), Mary Anne Wright (?-1747), who married William Hopper(1707-1772), and Thomas Wright (?-ca. 1784); stepniece of Thomas Goldsborough (ca. 1728-1793). Her sisters were Anne (?-by 1794), who married Joshua Clarke(?-1781); Hannah (?-1828), who married Nicholas Martin (1743-ca. 1808); and Mary (7-by 1772). Her first cousins were Samuel Turbutt Wright(1749-1810); Mary Ann Hopper (1742-by 1792), who married second, James Bordley (?-ca. 1793). ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: by 1759 Elizabeth and her sister Anne were living with their aunt Hannah Oldham Edge from whom they inherited the lands of their uncle James Edge(ca. 1710-1757). MARRIED second, on April 17, 1776, Ann, daughter of Daniel Cox. CHILDREN: SONS William (?-1793); Daniel Cox (1777-?), a lawyer by 1807; Thomas Wright (1783-?), a surgeon's mate in the Thirty-eighth Regiment, Maryland Militia in 1808, who married on August 9, 1808, Ann Emory (ca. 1789-1821) Philemon Blake (1791-?), a lawyer, who married first, Rebecca (ca. 1794-1822), and second, on September 2, 1822, Margaret Anne Thomas, and William (a minor in 1807). DAUGHTERS: Sarah (1779-?); Mary (1787-?); and Anna Maria. PRIVATE CAREER EDUCATION: entered the University of Pennsylvania on May 3, 1762, attended until 1765, but did not graduate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican; Methodist by 1794. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1767, subscriber to Washington College, Chestertown, Kent County. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, 1774, in partnership with James Kent (ca. 1738-1805); farmer, 1795. PUBLIC CAREER LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Convention, Caroline County, 5th, 1775; Lower House, Caroline County, 1780 (elected, but did not attend; resigned on November 1, 1780), 1781-1782, 1782 - 1783, 1783. LOCAL OFFICES: St. Paul's Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County, in office 1771-1774; justice, Queen Anne's County, commissioned 1773 and 1794; Committee of Correspondence, Caroline County, elected 1774; sheriff, Caroline County, commissioned 1774, 1775, 1777, and 1778; trustee for the poor, Queen Anne's County, 1801 - 1805. MILITARY SERVICE: captain Caroline County Militia, by 1777, colonel, by 1806. Criticized by Col. Mordecai Gist in a letter to Gov. Thomas Johnson after the Battle of Germantown in 1777 in which Hopper was said to have been attacked "with qualms of sickness" that forced him to leave his regiment when under attack. WEALTH DURING LIFE TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value 1,015.0.0 current money, including 20 slaves 1783; at least 21 slaves, 1803. Declared insolvent in 1788, at which time his personal property included 59 slaves and 86 oz. plate; he was able to repurchase 21 of these slaves in 1803. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 3,167 acres in Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Caroline counties (at least 1,028 acres inherited from his father; 1,877 acres through his first marriage, at least 1,297 acres of which was given to his wife in 1759 by her aunt Hannah Edge, widow of James Edge; and one-third share of 786 acres held in partnership with John Markland and John Brown). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: obtained 1,713 acres through his second marriage, 1776; charged with 4,246 acres in Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Caroline counties, 1783; turned at least 4,753 acres over to trustees when he declared insolvency 1788; repurchased ca. 3,400 acres, 1803. WEALTH AT DEATH: Died: in late November 1806 in Queen Anne?s County; size of estate unknown.
    2. Title: Colonial Families and Their Descendants
      Author: Emory, Mary Bourke
      Publication: Press of the Sun Printing Office. Baltimore. 1900.
    3. Title: A preliminary review of the descendants of Nathaniel Wright of London In Maryland
      Author: Guy Wallis
      863 Jim Dwire Rd,
      Bristol, VT 05443
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