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James & Jean WRIGHT


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03/04/1837 WRIGHT JAMES - JEAN MALCOLM FR2283 (FR2283) 564/3 80 319 Greenock Old or West

Archibald Francis Wright (1842-1912)
Born on 11 February 1842, in the Glasgow area of Scotland, the eldest son of James Stewart Wright (1812-1902) and Jean Porterfield Malcolm (1815-1895). ...
In 1853 he came to Canada with his parents and older sister, Elizabeth ...

1852 I think it should be.

I only have them in 1871 census so far
Event Place: 01, Proton c, South Grey 36, Ontario

Jean died 1895 Ontario ?

James died 1902 Ontario ?


1852 I think it should be.
Anc. has this..

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s:
James Wright
Arrival Year: 1852
Arrival Place: Montreal
Primary Immigrant: Wright, James
Family Members: Wife Jane Malcolm;Child ArchibaldSource

James Wright
Jane Malcolm Wright Wife
Archibald Wright

Thanks Geoff.

I don't know if sister Elizabeth arrived married or not. No, aged 13 in 1851.

Parish No: 644/1
Civil Parish: Glasgow St Andrew
County: Lanarkshire
Roll: CSSCT1851_162
Folio: 569 Page: 3
ED: 18 Schedule No: 13
Address: 2 Landon Lane
WRIGHT James Head M M 37 Porter and Hamcurer Dumfries-shire - -
WRIGHT Jean Wife M F 35 Ayrshire - Largs
WRIGHT Peter Son U M 9 Scholar Ayrshire - Largs
WRIGHT Elizabeth Dau F 13 Cottn Factory Steamloom Weaver Renfrewshire - Greenock ?
WRIGHT Rebecca Dau F 5 At Home Ayrshire - Largs
WRIGHT Jean Dau F 3 At Home Ayrshire - Largs
WRIGHT Mary Dau F 1 At Home Lanarkshire - Glasgow

Piece: SCT1841/602 Place: Largs -Ayrshire ED: 4
Civil Parish: Largs Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Largs
Folio: 3 Page: 15
Address: Wilson Street
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
WRIGHT James M 25 Shoemaker Outside Census County (1841)
WRIGHT Jane F 25 Ayrshire
WRIGHT Elizabeth F 3 Ayrshire ?
WRIGHT Peter M 10mo Ayrshire

Something is not right. Where is Archibald in 1851? Did the other children all die before 1852?

A bit of a Riddell. But that's a related family.

I'd better look for the three youngest children.

Something to ponder..

1901 Canada
Archibald Wright
Age: 59Birth Day & Month: 11 Feb
Birth Year: 1842
Immigration Year: 1853
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Farmer Of Soddley Business
Province: Manitoba
District: Selkirk
Sub-District: Assiniboia
Archibald Wright 59 [b. Scotland]
Mary Wright 51
Agnes J. Wright 23
Mable M. Wright 21
Stewart M Wright 16
Edith May Wright 6
William C Tomlinson 35 [Hired help]

Not found a link to parents yet :rolleyes:

Only the three children born in Canada in 1861 census with parents.

Quite curious. Deaths of 4 children between 1851 and 1853.

Elizabeth arrived sometime between 1851 and 1859.

James McGavin
m: on 16 Jun 1859 in Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada.

Ready for this..

Elizabeth Wright
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birth Place: Ayrshire, Scotland
Residence: Fergus
Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1859
Marriage Place: Wellington, Ontario, Canada
Father: James Wright
Mother: Jane Malcom
Spouse: James McGavin