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Wrights of Ruabon

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Hope someone can help with this. I am researching the above family and have got stuck at a John born circa 1798, a blacksmith, married to a Mary. I have no definite proof of his birth, marriage or death. Think he died between 1851 and 1861. Don't know his wife's maiden name or either of their parents. Anyone out there got this family on their tree?
 

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Hi MaryC

This could be a possible birth.

John Wright born About 02 MAY 1800 Cristionydd Ken, Ruabon, Denbigh, Wales

Parents are Robert Wright and Annie.

There was a John Wright born in 1798 to parents Robert and Annie but as there was another one to the same parents born in 1800, it looks like the 1798 one died and the next child was given the same name.

Have you found Mary in the 1851 census?

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This family gets dafter and dafter. I have a John Wright aged 52 on the 1851 census, married to Mary. He is the ancestor. Is it possible the enumerator knew the family and knew a John had been born in 1798 and assumed it was the same one or perhaps John's parents were a bit unsure of the year he was born and he always thought he was 2 years older than he was? You can tell I am clutching at straws here. John dies some time between 1851 and 1861 as Mary appears as a widow in the 1861 census. I know it is her because their daughter Sarah is living with her and the ages tally. I have ordered their son Joseph's ( a direct ancestor) birth certificate. Perhaps that will shed some light and allow me to find a marriage date and certificate. Perhaps solve the mystery of the Johns once and for all..
I'll keep you informed.
Mary
 

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Hi Mary

In those days many people didn't know exactly how old they were. Ages were'nt important in those days as you hardly ever needed to show proof of age unlike nowadays for driving licenses, passports etc. If some were illiterate, then it is more likely that didn't know their exact age.

The birth cert should give you Mary's maiden name, helping you find a marriage.

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An update on my research. Have found my John, partly thanks to Ben. He was born 1800, married to Mary Edwards(not got the date yet, waiting on Parish records). Her parents were Evan and Mary Edwards .His parents were Robert Wright born 1772 and Ann Thomas. Robert's parents were Edward Wright and Elizabeth Phillips and through them, I have linked ancestry to Nathaniel Right born 1674 in Wrexham. I have a report on Nathaniel and his descendants, which follows a different line once it gets to Robert's generation. If anyone wants a copy let me know. it might well be that all the Wrights in Ruabon are related. Hope to get further back and to fill in all the branches. Thanks for the help Ben.
Mary
 
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