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Maj Francis Wright

Birth
Northumberland County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Jun 1713 (aged 52)
Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Probably buried at George Washington Natl Monument in crypt with many other unnamed early members of Washington's family
Memorial ID 102792802 · View Source
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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.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Francis Wright (1 Aug 1660–23 Jun 1713), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102792802, ; Maintained by Judy Gautier (contributor 47798869) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Probably buried at George Washington Natl Monument in crypt with many other unnamed early members of Washington's family.