No Story Too Small – Amy Johnson Crow’s challenge of 52 Ancestors this year, has been the inspiration to writing up my family history stories.
My 4th great grandfather Charles WRIGHT was born about 1783 in Suffolk.
On the 18th October 1807 he married Sarah PATTERSON, at Ipswich, Suffolk, both made their mark in the presence of John ELLIS & Ann Maria PATTERSON.
Their first child, a daughter Sarah WRIGHT was born 7 December 1810 but not publicly baptised until 8 September 1811.
Ann Maria WRIGHT was born 26 July 1812, and publicly baptised 30 August 1812.
Mary Ann WRIGHT was baptized 8 September 1815.
Caroline WRIGHT born 30 October 1818 was baptised 13 December 1818, abode St Peters, father was a sailor.
Finally a son Charles WRIGHT was born 16 October 1823, and baptised 2 May 1824, abode St Peters, occupation seaman.
The last child Rosetta WRIGHTwas baptized 6 January 1828, and the family was now living at Rope Lane, occupation seaman.
On the 17 January 1833 at Ipswich, Suffolk; Charles buried his wife Sarah WRIGHT.
The 1841 census taken on the 6th of June showed Charles as a Sailor, with his daughter Maria 25 and Harriott COLE 30 a female servant.
Charles WRIGHT died 17 August 1846 at Ipswich, Suffolk; age 63, a Mariner, from Erysipelas, a painful skin infection. Present at his death was Ann Wright of Duke Street, St Clement’s, Ipswich. He was buried 19 August 1846.