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

Anne's County, 1787-1788; probably inherited
an unknown amount of land in Queen Anne's
County and Kent County, Delaware, from his
father in 1792, which he deeded to his son before
his death. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS. Wright mort-
gaged his real property in 1790 and again in 1800,
probably due to the expenses mentioned before.
It is not known whether he was able to regain
title to these lands by repayment of the mort-
gages. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: June 30, 1810, at

"Claxton Hill," Queen Anne's County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: size of estate unknown. Wright
deeded 50 slaves to his son about two months
before he died.

WRIGHT, SOLOMON (ca. 1655-1717). BORN:
ca. 1655, in England. IMMIGRATED: ca. 1673 as
an indentured servant. RESIDED, in Kent (later
became Queen Anne's) County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. BROTHERS: Nathaniel (ca. 1657-1710),
who married Sarah; Charles. NEPHEWS: Edward
Wright (?-1740/41); Solomon Wright (?-1729).
MARRIED probably Ann, daughter of Thomas
Hynson (?-1678) and wife Ann Gaines. Ann was
the granddaughter of Thomas Hynson (1620-ca.
1667/68). She was the niece of John Hynson (?-
1705); Charles Hynson (1663-1711); and Ann
Hynson, who married second, Joseph Wickes (ca.
1620-1692), and third, St. LegerCodd (ca. 1634-
ca. 1707/8). Her first cousins were probably John
Hynson (ca. 1670-1708); Nathaniel Hynson (?-
ca. 1721/22). CHILDREN. SONS: Charles Wright (?-
1720); Thomas Hynson (1687/88-1747), a justice
of Queen Anne's County, 1724-1733, 1737-1738,
and sheriff, 1734, who married by 1715 Mary,
widow of John Coursey (?-1713), daughter of
Michael Turbutt (?-1696): Solomon (?-1736),
an innholder of Queen Anne's County, who mar-
ried Sarah (last name unknown), widow of (first
name unknown) Tucker; John (?-1732), who
married Rachel Godwin; Fairclough, who mar-
ried Frances Roe; Edward (?-1735), a justice of
Queen Anne's County, 1718, and sheriff, 1718/
19-1719, who married Sarah (last name un-
known); and Nathaniel (?-1718), who married
his first cousin Neriah, daughter of Nathaniel
Wright (ca. 1657-1710). DAUGHTERS: Ann;
Rachel. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Paul's Par-
ish, Talbot (later became Queen Anne's) County.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: he and his brother
Nathaniel arrived as servants transported by Jo-
seph Baker; one of the few servants arriving after
mid-century to attain a provincial-level office;

Gent., by 1710. OCCUPATION AL PROFILE: servant,
free by 1680; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent County, 1700
(elected to the 4th session of the 1697/98-1700
Assembly), Queen Anne's County, 1708A, 1708B-
1711, 1712-1714. LOCAL OFFICES: deputy sur-
veyor, Kent County, 1694; churchwarden, St.
Paul's Parish, Talbot County, 1698; justice, Kent
County, by 1700-1705; justice. Queen Anne's
County, by 1715-1716; St. Paul's Parish Vestry,
Queen Anne's County, 1709-1716. WEALTH DUR-

ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: probably

ca. 1,200 acres. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired

740 acres in 1708 and sold 100 acres in 1711.

WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: Will probated on April

20, 1717, in Queen Anne's County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £172.0.4 current money (in-
cluding 1 servant and a parcel of books); FB,
estate overpaid £59.4.11. LAND: 1,840 acres.

WRIGHT, SOLOMON (?-1729). BORN: proba-
bly in Queen Anne's County. NATIVE: second
generation. RESIDED: probably at "Guilford," St.
Paul's Parish (became St. Luke's Parish, 1728),
Queen Anne's County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: Nathaniel Wright (ca. 1657-1710), a
planter of Queen Anne's County who was trans-
ported from England ca. 1673 and remained in
servitude until 1680. MOTHER: Sarah. UNCLE: Sol-
omon Wright (ca. 1655-1717). BROTHERS: Edward
Wright (?-1740/41); Nathaniel (?-1735), who
married Ann (last name unknown). SISTERS: Ann;
Sarah; Neriah, who married first, Nathaniel Wright
(?-1718), son of Solomon Wright (ca. 1655-1717),
and second, by 1724, Robert Jones. FIRST COUSIN:
Charles Wright (?-1720). NEPHEWS: Nathaniel
Wright (?-1794), a possible legislator. MARRIED
Mary, daughter of John Coursey (?-1713), of
Queen Anne's County, and wife Mary Turbutt.
Mary was the stepdaughter of Thomas Hynson
Wright (1687/88-1747); granddaughter of Henry
Coursey (ca. 1629-1695); niece of Henry Coursey
(1662-1707), Foster Turbutt (1679-1720/21), and
William Turbutt (1683/84-1739). Her brothers were
John (1709-?), who married Elizabeth Macklin;
Thomas, who married Mary Wickes. Her half
brothers were Thomas Wright (?-ca. 1784); Na-
than Samuel Turbutt (?-1792). Her sister was
Elizabeth, who married Thomas Wilkinson (1700/
1-ca. 1758). Her half sisters were Mary Anne
Wright (?-1747), who married William Hopper
(1707-1772); Anne Wright (?-by 1754), who
married Edward Oldham (1709-1773); and Sarah

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