Son-in-law of Rev. George Muller. He married George Muller's daughter Lydia. He became George Muller's manager in 1875 when Müller started on his preaching tours. He then became his successor at Ashley Down Orphanage as Director after George's death in 1898. After that day of death, Mr. Wright felt that a gracious Father would not long leave him to sustain this great burden alone, and about a fortnight later he felt assured that it was the will of God that he should ask George Frederic Bergin to join him in the work, who seemed to him a "true yoke-fellow." He had known him well for a quarter-century; he had worked by his side in the church; and though they were diverse in temperament, there had never been a break in unity or sympathy. Mr. Bergin was seventeen years his junior, and so likely to survive and succeed him; he was very fond of children, and had been much blessed in training his own in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and hence was fitted to take charge of this larger family of orphans. Confident of being led of God, he put the matter before Mr. Bergin, delighted but not surprised to find that the same God had moved on his mind also, and in the same direction; for not only was he ready to respond to Mr. Wright's appeal, but he had been led of God to feel that he should, after a certain time, go to Mr. Wright and offer himself.
When James Wright died in 1905, Fred Bergin took up the mantle until his death in 1912, when his son, Dr. William M. Bergin, took over. James is buried near his father-in-law.
Lydia Muller Wright (1832 - 1890)*
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Bristol Unitary Authority
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Record added: Aug 29, 2012
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