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April 16, 2002 01:42AM
Searching for the parents of 4 brothers who left Langton, Durham @ 1887 and sailed to Hawaii and New Zealand. Parents are Thomas Wright and Jane Wilson. Sons are 1-William Wilson Wright - b. 26 Jan 1846 in Durham. 2- Henry Wright b. 23 Mar 1852 in Durham (who was married to a Elizabeth Ann Wright b.1856 d. 1883) 3- Tom Wright and George Wright.
Sons 1 & 2 settled in Hawaii, Sons 3 & 4 went on to New Zealand.
Henry and Elizabeth had 5 children before she died in childbirth. 1. Thomas b. abt 1874 in Durham d. 9 Mar 1883 also in Durham. 2. Fred Wright b. 1877 in Durham d. 1916 in Hawaii. 3. George Henry Wright b. 6 mar 1880 Durham d. 18 Jan 1936 Hawaii. 4. John Wright b. 5 Apr 1882 Durham, d. 5 Oct. 1957 Hawaii. 5. Elizabeth Annie Wright b. 8 Mar. 1883 d. 7 Apr. 1943 Hawaii.
I am trying to find their family back in England as well as the brothers who moved on to New Zealand.
Henry was a blacksmith in England and we have a rusty horseshoe that we were told belonged to one of the Kings Mounts.
Anyone who knows of this family, Please contact Me.
Much Aloha,
Noelani W. Phillips
April 16, 2002 07:03AM
Hello Noelani,
This looks like your family in the 1881 census:-
Dwelling: Langton
Census Place: Langton, Durham, England
Source: FHL Film 1342185 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4931 Folio 77 Page 3
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Thomas WRIGHT M 67 M Langton, Durham, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Blacksmith
Jane WRIGHT M 65 F Guis Brough, York, England
Rel: Wife
Minnie J. WRIGHT 13 F Norton On Swale, York, England
Rel: Grandau
Henry WRIGHT M 28 M Langton, Durham, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Blacksmith
Elizabeth A. WRIGHT M 25 F Selaby, Durham, England
Rel: Dau In Law
Frederick WRIGHT 4 M Darlington, Durham, England
Rel: Grandson
George H. WRIGHT 2 M Ingleton, Durham, England
Rel: Grandson
John ROBINSON 16 M Evenwood, Durham, England
Rel: Appr
Occ: Smiths Apprentice
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