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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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WR1 BIOGRAPHIES

Wright. Her cousins were Sarah Turbutt (1706-
1773), who married Nicholas Goldsborough (ca.
1689-1766); Elizabeth Turbutt (ca. 1708-?), who
married Tench Francis (1701-1758); Anne Tur-
butt (1715-1766), who married John Goldsbor-
ough (1711-1778); Anna Maria Turbutt, who
married Edward Tilghman (1713-1785); Eliza-
beth Turbutt (?-ca. 1760), who married Thomas
Harris (?-1760); Elizabeth Coursey, who mar-
ried William Camming (ca. 1696-1752); and Mary
Lowe (?-by 1739), who married Edward Oldham
(1709-1773). CHILDREN. SONS Solomon Wright (?-
1792); Nathaniel Wright (?-1770), a possible leg-
islator; Solomon Coursey (1729-?). DAUGHTER:
Sarah. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Paul's Parish,
Queen Anne's County. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
probably a planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Queen Anne's County,
1722-1724 (Elections 2), 1725-1727. LOCAL OF-
FICE: St. Paul's Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's
County, in office 1726-1728. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 550

acres in Queen Anne's County (all inherited from
his father). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE

TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: patented 100

acres in Queen Anne's County, 1728. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: between January 28, 1728/29, and
March 28, 1729, in Queen Anne's County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least £241.16.0 cur-
rent money (including 5 slaves, 1 servant, and
books). LAND: 650 acres in Queen Anne's County.
An additional 150 acres were patented in his wi-
fe's name after his death.

WRIGHT, SOLOMON (?-1792). BORN: proba-
bly at "Guilford," St. Luke's Parish, Queen Anne's
County; eldest son. NATIVE: third generation. RE-
siDED: at "Guilford," St. Luke's Parish, Queen
Anne's County, until 1776, and "Blakeford," sit-
uated on a peninsula formed by Queenstown Creek
and the Chester River, Queen Anne's County,

1776-1792. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Solo-

mon Wright (?-1729). MOTHER: Mary Coursey.
UNCLE: Edward Wright (?-1740/41). HALF UNCLE:
Thomas Wright (?-ca. 1784). AUNT: Elizabeth
Coursey, who married Thomas Wilkinson (1700/
1-ca. 1758). HALF AUNTS: Mary Anne Wright (?-
1747), who married William Hopper (1707-1772),
Anne Wright (?-by 1754), who married Edward
Oldham (1709-1773). BROTHERS Nathaniel Wright
(?-1770), a possible legislator; Solomon Coursey
(1729-?). SISTER: Sarah. FIRST COUSIN: Nathaniel
Wright (?-1794), a possible legislator. HALF

COUSINS: Samuel Turbutt Wright (ca. 1749-1810);
William Hopper (by 1747-1806); Elizabeth Hop-
per (1739-1806), who married Joseph Nicholson,
Jr. (?-1786); Mary Ann Hopper, who married
second, James Bordley (?-ca. 1793); Ann Old-
ham (?-by 1794), who married first, Joshua Clarke
(?-1781); Elizabeth Oldham (?-by 1776), who
married William Hopper (by 1747-1806). OTHER
KINSHIP: great uncle, Solomon Wright (ca. 1655-
1717). MARRIEDon September 20, 1750, Mary (ca.
1715-?), daughter of William Tidmarsh (?-1736)
and wife Martha Crew, of Kent County. CHIL-
DREN. SONS: William (1751-1783), who married
Elizabeth, daughter of John King Beck Emory;
Robert Wright (1752-1826); Thomas, who mar-
ried first, (first name unknown), the daughter of
William Price, and second, Susan Keene, of Dor-
chester County; and Solomon (?-1832), who
married first, Anna, daughter of William Price,
and second, Editha Medford. DAUGHTERS: Mary
(1755-?); Ann (1757-?), who married on July
9, 1780, Henry Pratt; and Martha (1759-?), who
married (first name unknown) Downes. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILI-
ATION: Anglican, St. Luke's Parish, Queen Anne's
County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent.,
by 1770; Esq., by 1790. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
lawyer. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Queen Anne's County, 1771
(Elections; Public Offices), 1773-1774 (Laws to
Expire 1, 2; Public Offices 2, 3); Conventions,
Queen Anne's County, 1st, 1774, 4th, 1775, 5th,
1775, 9th, 1776 (election voided on August 16,
1776, because the freemen of Queen Anne's
County appointed the election judges contrary to
the resolves of the 8th Convention; reelected and
seated). OTHER STATE OFFICES: judge, General
Court, appointed 1777 (declined); judge, Court
of Appeals, 1778-1792. LOCAL OFFICES: com-
missioner to lay out boundaries for St. Paul's Par-
ish, Queen Anne's County, 1766; Committee of
Correspondence, Queen Anne's County, elected
1774; chairman. Committee of Observation, Queen
Anne's County, 1776; commissioner for trial of
treasons committed on the Eastern Shore, ap-
pointed May 1777; clerk, Queen Anne's County
Court, appointed 1777-resigned 1779; visitor, Free
School, Queen Anne's County, 1781; St. Luke's
Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County, in office

1781-1784. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL

PROPERTY: assessed value £1,645.0.0, including
15 slaves and 160 oz. plate, 1783; 19 slaves, Queen
Anne's County, 1790. ANNUAL INCOME. £200.0.0
per year as judge of the Court of Appeals, 1781-

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