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Booth Wright

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Hi, I'm new here but not new to genealogy. I 've been researching for over 15 years and am now trying to attack the brick walls that I've never managed to knock down.

At the moment, I am looking into the origins of Harriet Booth Wright b1792.
She married George Bulmer in 1814 in Lincolnshire and had at least 6 children. I have all that info but am trying to trace her parents/siblings. I assume that the Booth was a family name, possibly mother's maiden name.

Any connections I have found have lead me to London, but I'm not sure that is the correct family.
I know it's a long way back, but any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Please do not waste your time looking for more recent info because as I've said, I have all that.

Cheers Olly
 
The following reports are in the Stamford Mercury (Stamford Lincolnshire) newspaper on FMP:-

6th May 1814
On Thur 28 ult at Wainfleet St Mary Mr George Bulmer of Conisbourgh in the county of York, (son of the Rev P Bulmer, late of Thorpe in this county) to Miss Wright daughter of Walter Wright M.D. of the former place.

16 Dec 1825
On Monday 28th ult at Wainfleet aged 73 Mary wife of Walter Wright Esq M.D. mother of Messrs Booth of that place.

30 Nov 1827
On Sunday 18th inst at Wainfleet aged 74 Walter Wright Esq. M.d. father of Mrs G Bulmer of Croft

other mentions of Walter Wright in the Stamford Mercury :-
3 Nov 1815
sale of farmland at Wainfleet St Mary's & Friskney in the occupation of George Bulmer and Walter Wright M.D.

3 May 1816
auction on the premises of Walter Wright M.D. of Wainfleet St Mary's ......all the live stock, farming implements, household furnishings etc etc on the said premises

25 Jan 1828
Doctor Wright's affairs ....settling the estate of Walter Wright late of Wainsfleet All Saints medical doctor ........ Mrs Bulmer of Croft nr Wainsfleet, sole executrix

Not quite sure what the Booth connection is yet, will try to sort it out.
Elaine
 
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Just realised, the record doesn't give the bride's status whereas the groom is a bachelor, not sure if this is significant..

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County Lincolnshire
Place Wainfleet St Mary
Church St Mary
Register Number 8
Marriage Date 28 Apr 1814
Groom Forename George
Groom Surname BULMER
Groom Parish Conisborough County of York
Groom Condition Bachelor
Bride Forename Harriet Booth
Bride Surname WRIGHT
Bride Condition
Witness One Forename George
Witness One Surname BOOTH
Witness Two Forename Richard
Witness Two Surname BOOTH
Notes By licence
FileNumber 7075

Geoff
 
If this is her death, it would put her DoB about 1794..

4 Jul 1832
Harriet BULMER
Age 38
Thorpe St Peter, St Peter*

* 2-3 miles from Wainfleet.

Geoff
 
have now found the Booth connection :-

Stamford Mercury 14 Dec 1804
"last week was married Walter Wright MD of Spilsby to Mrs Booth of Wainsfleet St Mary in this county"

The funny thing is the marriage was at St Cuthbert in Edinburgh, Nov 24 1804

So the Mssrs Booth referred to when Mary died in 1825 are the sons of her first marriage. But is Harriet, b ~ 1792, the daughter of Walter or Mary ? Walter's death announcement definitely says she is his daughter and Mary's does not say Harriet is her daughter so it looks like she is the daughter of Walter's first marriage. But why take Booth for a middle name ?

It now gets more complicated :- the Lincolnshire archive has papers titled "Defendants' Case in a cause of incestuous fornication" dated 1811 re Adlard Thorpe Booth v Walter Wright esq doctor of physic, on the subject of marriage of deceased wife's sister (which of course was illegal at that time)
It wouldn't be very expensive to buy a copy and that might solve everything !

Adlard Thorp Booth was bap 1785 in Wainfleet, s.o. Robert and Mary Booth. they also baptised Robert 1778, George 1780 and Richard 1788. Robert Booth married Mary Thorpe at Wainfleet 1777 so there must be a marriage between Walter Wright and a female Thorpe but I can't find it.

Anyway I think this gives you a lot more to play with !!
Good luck
Elaine
 
Adlard Thorp Booth was bap 1785 in Wainfleet, s.o. Robert and Mary Booth. they also baptised Robert 1778, George 1780 and Richard 1788. Robert Booth married Mary Thorpe at Wainfleet 1777 so there must be a marriage between Walter Wright and a female Thorpe but I can't find it.

So that must be the George & Richard, witnesses at Harriet's wedding.

Some nice finds there, Elaine..

Geoff
 
Thank you both, and particularly you Stockpot for the info you have provided. I have been trying to sort that for some years and whow! you've done it in a few days.
I will certainly contact the Lincolnshire Archives to get a copy of the info.
Thank you again.:biggrin:
 
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