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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: William Wright

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: He was born in England probably around 1596 (based on his wife’s age).

    Death: He died between September 13 and November 6, 1633, in Plymouth.

    Ship:  Fortune, 1621

    Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.

    Life in New England:  William Wright came over as a single man. By his marriage he was connected to William and Alice (Carpenter) (Southworth) Bradford and Samuel Fuller, whose second wife was Agnes Carpenter. He was a freeman of Plymouth in 1633, but died shortly thereafter. His inventory contained a number of woodworking tools.

    Family:  William Wright married Priscilla Carpenter between 1629 and 1633 in Plymouth.They had no children. She married (2) John Cooper on November 27, 1634, in Plymouth, but had no recorded children. He died between July 7, 1681, and February 25, 1683, in Barnstable. She died on December 28, 1689, in Plymouth.

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