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Edward Wright was born Abt. 1640 in England, and died Aft. 16 Jun 1733 in Maryland. He married Elizabeth.

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Edward Wright, planter Md - Md Archives
Settlers of Maryland 1679-1700 Peter Wilson Coldham

County Name of Land Patent Acerage
Date of Grant
Md. Archives Liber/ pg.

Somerset Aldgate 150 12 Nov 1688 27/45
Somerset Barren Quarter 250 1 Jun 1702 35/419
Somerset Goshen 300 6 Oct 1680 24/190; 28/244
Somerset Miles End 300 22 May 1688 25/422; 32/652
Somerset Whitechapel 500 20 Nov 1685 25/234; 33/283
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Tax List Somerset Co. 1730 Nanticoke Hundred (notes on he and son Solomon for tax lists through 1734 in several counties).

HH 889 Wm Right[sic] Wright

HH 924 Edward Wright, Solomon Wright

HH 1036 Solomon Wright
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Early Settlers of Maryland- Hall of Records Annapolis Liber 15 f 453

Acct. of settlers brought into the province by Capt. Francis Pratis in the year 1675 in the ship "Merchants Consent"

Nicholas Berry, Wm. Hicker, John Barret, John Terell, Peter Maiskins, Edward WRIGHT, Geo. Sprat.,Eleoner Horten, Richard Ines, John Norris, Richard. Greenway, Jane Johnson, Eliz. Robinson, Eliz. Hughes, Eliz. Burd.

Capt. Pratis assigns rights to Benj. Roger Esq. 9 Jan 1677. Benj. Roger assignee of Capt. Pratis, assigns right to Wm. Stevens of Pocomoke 14 Feb 1677. Warrant then granted to Wm. Stevens for 1250 acres for 25 rights, 10 heretofore proven.

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Maryland Historical Society- notes of Mary Turpin Layton c. 1940 / / Archives of Maryland Vol. 31 p 855& Vol. 25 p 419/ notes of R.A.Riggin from Somerset and Dorchester Co. Deeds/Wills

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Maryland Historical Society- notes of Mary Turpin Layton c. 1940 / / Archives of Maryland Vol. 31 p 855& Vol. 25 p 419/ notes of R.A.Riggin from Somerset and Dorchester Co. Deeds/Wills

1. Edward WRIGHT, the emigrant, was transported into Maryland by Captain PRATIS in the ship "Merchants Consent" of London, in the year 1675. Edward WRIGHT was granted the following tracts in Somerset Co. Md. Goshen, 300 a., White Chapel, 300 a., Mile End 150a., All Gate, 149 a., and Barren Quarters 25 a. All these lands are now in present day Wicomico county, just south of the Nanticoke River.The Home Plantation was Barren Quarter, located as stated in the Rent Rolls of Md. as "lying on the south side of the a creek, issuing out of the Nanticoke River, called Barren Creek."

Edward WRIGHT b. c. 1638/9* d. aft 16 June 1733 m. (1st) Katherine COVINGTON,dau of Nehemiah COVINGTON. she died 7 Aug. 1681 and was buried on Nehemiah Covington's, her father, plantation of her father. Edward WRIGHT m(2nd) Elizabeth ______q.v.MARSHALL, widow?

Edward WRIGHT was Planter and Surveyor in Somerset and Dorchester Counties. He work throughout the Indian lands, as settlers moved north and east from Somerset Co., and inland from the Dorchester County coast and was ultimately assigned to survey the Nanticoke Indian Reservation in 1698. He became an Interpreter for the once powerful Nanticoke Indian tribe, whose lands were located across the river in Dorchester Co. between Crotchers Ferry and Vienna. His brothers-in-law Nehemiah COVINGTON Jr. and Levin DENWOOD were also surveyors, traders, and interpreters at some point (Boston Family- Wise), all of them having the obvious need to communicate with the Indians to persue their occupation. Edward WRIGHT was living in 1723 when he made a complaint to the Board held at Annapolis that Capt. John RIDER and Wm ENNALS had taken possession of some of the Indian's land grants. Edward WRIGHT seems to have died intestate. He appears to have had at least two children by his first wife, Rebecca WRIGHT and Jeremiah WRIGHT(cattle marks Somerset Co. 1683/ Somerset Co. tax records). But with the early death of his wife, Katherine COVINGTON,(Som Co. Liber I.KL.) it is likely he had other children by a second wife. Depositions, show a son Solomon WRIGHT, "of Barren Creek." born c. 1701/03 which would have made his father Edward over 60 years old, which appears unlikely, but evidence supports this.(see below deposition of Solomon Wright re: Chicone Indian Reservation) Another child Elinor WRIGHT, and possibly Edward Jr. WRIGHT were likely born of his second wife. It seems that Edward WRIGHT(Sr.) that married (2nd/3rd?) Elizabeth _______Marshall, widow, and there exists some minor evidence that she is the mother of Solomon. Land Records of Dorchester County Md., Vol C. 1732-1745 by James A. McAllister, Jr. Cambridge, Md. Family Line Pub. Silver Spring Md. 1960 Old Liber 9 f 149 16 Jun 1733- Feb 25 1733/4, state that Edward WRIGHT of Somerset Co., was 95 years old.Original deposition is to "perpetuate the bounds of Solomon WRIGHT's tract Folly" and states the Edward WRIGHT, now blind, describes the land as he knew it 50 years ago. I believe though there was possibly at least one other Edward WRIGHT (possibly related) living in Dorchester at this time and another in Queen Annes Co.(likely not related) ,but this record specifically distinguishes him as "Surveyor of Somerset Co."

Rent Rolls of Maryland Liber 10 f. 385: tract of land called "Crick" was given by Morris Mathews to Elinor WRIGHT and it was in the possesion of her father Edward WRIGHT. In the will Morris Mathews devised to his dau Elinor WRIGHT and noted that Edward WRIGHT lived there when the will was written 3 Sept 1705 (Wills liber 12 f. 298)(Note:this may be a different Edward Wright who settled in the Little Choptank Hundred of Dorchester Co.)



Rent Rolls of Maryland- Hall of Records Annapolis Md.

Goshen surveyed for 300 acres 21 Mar 1679 for Samuel COOPER and assigned to Edward WRIGHT, near Panotuson 150 acres, possessed by John Win...., now by Randall SMULLEN, but not conveyed, 150 acres by Anne RIGGON.

White Chapel surveyed for 300 acres 20 Nov 1685 for Edward WRIGHT, possessed by John LAMMEE[sic] Lame12 Shillings rent

Mile End surveyed 22 May --, for Edward WRIGHT, lying near the head of Barren Creek, 150 acres of land possessed by John LAMMEE[sic]Lame, 150 acres the residue possessed by widow of John PARRAMORR[sic] Parramore. 12 shillings yearly rent.

Allgate (Aldgate?) surveyed for 149 acres 12 Nov 1688 for Edward WRIGHT, in the woods from the main branch of Barren Creek possessed by John LAMMEE[sic] Lame 6 shillings rent

Edward WRIGHT on Sept. 24, 1694 obtained a patent for 150 acres of land called Allgate, lying back of the woods about 1/2 mile from and on the north side of Barren Creek main branch and adj. land called Mile End, formally surveyed for said WRIGHT.

Edward WRIGHT obtained a patent for 250 acres of land called Barrens Quarter, 13 May 1700 in Somerset Co., province of Maryland.on north side of creek issuing out of the south side of the Nanticoke River called Barrens Creek. 10 shillings yearly rent.
Lands of Wicomico Co. Ruth Dryen San Diego Ca.Algate pat. 12 Nov 1688 Edward WRIGHT for 150 acres in the woods from the main branch of Barren Creek.
11 March 1720 Edward WRIGHT of Dorchester Co. sold to Thomas Wood of the same co.

Barren Quarter
pat. 14 Dec 1696 for 250 acres by Edward WRIGHT on the north side of a creek issuing out of the south side of the Nanticoke called Barren Creek.

Rent Rolls 1666-1723 possessed by Edward WRIGHT
5 Jun 1711 Edward WRIGHT sold 35 acres to Richard Jefferson
6 Jul 1723 Peter Freeny and wife sold 250 acres to Joseph Huffington

Miles End
pat. 22 May 1688 by Edward Wright for 100 acres in Nanticoke Hundred near head of Barren Creek
1 Aug 1710 Edward Wright sold to Richard Parremore 75 acres.
1 Aug 1721 Richard Parremore of Sussex Co. Del. sold to Edward Whitty of Somerset CO. 75 acres.
Rent Rolls 1666-1723 possessed by widow of John Parremore 150 acres and 150 acres by John Lame

2 June 1738 Jeremiah WRIGHT sold to James Tully 300 acres on the south side of Barren Creek

18 Nov 1762 John Smith of Worcester Co. sold to John Venables of Somerset Co. 150 acres
8 Mar 175 Edward WRIGHT bound to make over 150 acres to Benjamin Venables and Jacob Smith
1770 resurveyed by Joseph Venables for 256 acres

((((((((((((((((This became part of Mardela Springs Town))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

White Chappell
pat. 20 Nov 1685 by Edward WRIGHT for 300 acres
Rent Rolls 1666-1723 possessed by John Lame 300 acres (near Barren Creek )

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Settlers of Maryland 1679-1700 Peter Wilson Coldham

Edward Wright, planter

County Name of Land Patent Acerage
Date of Grant
Md. Archives Liber/ pg.


Somerset Aldgate 150 12 Nov 1688 27/45
Somerset Barren Quarter 250 1 Jun 1702 35/419
Somerset Goshen 300 6 Oct 1680 24/190; 28/244
Somerset Miles End 300 22 May 1688 25/422; 32/652
Somerset Whitechapel 500 20 Nov 1685 25/234; 33/283

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Somerset Co. Wills
Edward WRIGHT witness to will of John Curry Liber 11 MTL

(Authors note: Studies have shown that these are all very likely the same Edward Wright, originally from Somerset( Ref. Somerset Co. Deeds 11 March 1720 Algate )

Lands of Dorchester County Maryland Vol .B 1689-1733 James A. McCallister, Jr. Cambridge Md.

Liber 7 Old # 2

Nov 18 1714 Edward RIGHT [sic] WRIGHT of Dorc. Co planter, to his wife Elizabeth: all goods and chattells that belonged to Elizabeth MARSHALL, which were hers during her widowhood before she became the wife of said Edward RIGHT. Wit. David MELVILL, Wm . CARTER

Liber 8 Old # 160

Jun 13 1727 Edward WRIGHT of Dorc. Co. to James LANGRELL of the same co. , planter, White Chappel on the main branch of the Chicacone Creek containing 64 acres more or less. wit Thoms CANNER Samuel CROUCHER, Charles DEANE. Ack. 13 Jun 1727 in open court. G. LOOCKERMAN, Clk.

Land Records of Dorchester County Md. Vol C. 1732-1745 by James A. McAllister, Jr. Cambridge, Md. Family Line Pub. Silver Spring Md. 1960

Old Liber 9 f 149 16 Jun 1733- Feb 25 1733/4 Commision to James BROWN, James CANNON, William CLARKSON, and Abraham COVINGTON to perpetuate bounds of Solomon TURPIN's land on the Northeast Fork of the Nanticoke River called Folly and Return. Included deposition of Edward WRIGHT of Somerset Co., surveyor aged about 95 years.
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Location of Wright Wills found in Maryland Archives

Inventories Liber 21 f 185

Estate of Edward WRIGHT late of Queen Annes Co., Sarah WRIGHT widow

Index of Maryland Colonial Wills 1634-1777 Compiled by James A. Magruder, Jr. GPC Baltimore Md.1986

Wright -only wills listed pertain to mid and lower eastern shore. Other wills listed for Wrights in Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties, and upper eastern shore are not shown here:

Will dated
Name
County Filed Liber/folio at Md. Archives

1735 Edward Wright Jr. Queen Annes 21/360 ?
1740 Edward Wright Queen Annes 22/288 ?
1747 Edward Wright Dorc. 25/138 ?

1772 Solomon Wright Somerset 38/626





Children of Edward Wright and Elizabeth are:
  1. +Solomon Wright, b. 1701, Maryland, d. Aft. 12 Feb 1772, Maryland.
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