FRANCIS WRIGHT, the son of Richard Wright and Ann Mottram, was born between 1656 and 1660, on the estate of Colonel John Mottrom in Coan, Northumberland County, Virginia Colony.
On a date before the year 1682, Francis married Anne Washington, the daughter of Colonel John Washington and Anne Pope. Her brother, Lawrence Washington, is the Grandfather of President George Washington. After Anne died, Francis married Martha Cox in 1709.
Francis' occupations are often lised as the following: gentleman, sea captain, major, surveyor, attorney, high sheriff and chief justice of Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony.
Major Wright received a royal commission as a Justice by a Royal Warrant, dated 13 September, 1700 from William, King of England. Then in 1703, Queen Anne, Queem of England, named him "first citizen" of Westmoreland County and President of the Justices.
He is also named as a founder, vestryman and communicant of the Yeocomico Church, built in 1706, which church is still in use today. Major Wright died in 1713 at Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony.
Anne Washington Wright (1660 - 1697)
Specifically: Probably buried at George Washington Natl Monument in crypt with many other unnamed early members of Washington's family
Created by: Judy Gautier
Record added: Dec 29, 2012
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