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Nicholas Wright & Ann
Nicholas Wright
about 1609 in , , , England (1)
about 1631 in , , , England
before 13 Dec 1682 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY, USA (2)
about 1616 in , , , England
Apr 1683 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY, USA
01  (M):
John Wright
about 1636
02  (F):
Tamar Wright
03  (M):
Edmund Wright
about 1703
04  (F):
Mary Wright
05  (F):
Rebecca Wright
06  (M):
Caleb Wright
05 Feb 1694/95
07  (F):
Deborah Wright
about 1648
08  (F):
Sarah Wright
08 Dec 1648
09  (F):
Mercy Wright
04 Jun 1651 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA, USA
21 Oct 1708 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY, USA (3)
Robert Coles
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Nicholas Wright:

Will: 10 Apr 1674

proved Dec 13 Dec. 1682:
"I, Nicholas Wright, aged sixty-five years or thereabouts , being sick and weake, yett in perfect memory, Doe bequeave my Soule to the Almighty God that gave it me, and my Body to the Yearth from whome it came.

Imprimis, I make my Lving wife, Ann Wright, sole Executor of my movables, both within my house and without, both of kine, horse-flesh, and swine, together with my house and lands which I now Possess, during her life, and to have the full Disposing of any Part or Parcell of it as she shall see cause for her use and reliefe whilst she doth live, only a Parte of my house Lott, from the North side of my Orchard to the highway next to my Sister Crab's, I have given to my sonne Caleb for his pr(s)ent use, it being the same Breadth to the reere of my lott; and after my decease and my wife's Decease, all the home Lott and orchard is to be my son Caleb's, with a right of Commons to itt; and my lands upo n hog-Island to be equally divided between my three sonns, Caleb, John, and Edmund, and alsoe, my right of meadow at the south is to be equally divided between my before-mentioned sonns; and alsoe, my meadows lying on the East side the Beaver-swamp Creek, with my share of meadow in the home meadow, is to be equally divided between my sons Caleb and Edmund, and the share of meadow on the west side of the Beaver- swamp River I give unto my son John, and further, that Lott lying by Joseph Weeke's home Lott is to be Equally divided between my sonns John and Edmund.

And further, my lands by the way that goes to Rob(t) Williams' plantation, with common Privileges, is to be equally Divided amongst my three sonns before named; and the peece of Land lyeing before my home Lott that was given to my sonne John by he towne, is to be my sonne Edmund's; in lieu of this peece of Land I give my sonne John that peece of land whereon he now lives, and my peece of swamp in the mill-River Swamp is to be equally Divided between Caleb and Edmund. All these lands and meadows here mentioned, excepting that parte to Caleb that is given to him, pr(s)ent, as to be all att my wife's disposing during her life, and this is my Last Will Testam(t). Itt is to be understood, that peece of Land which is mengoned on the other side, that I give to my sonne John in lieu of that peece I had of him, before my home Lott, that was given him by the towne; he is to have all that Lott whereon he now lives to him & his heir s forEver, provided he pays five pounds att slatter- time (slaughter-time) next ensuing, in Peese or Pork, att merchants' Price, and to this I subscribe my hand."


Tho. Townsend,
Gideon Wright.


Nicholas and Ann came to the colonies in Aug. 1635 and settled in Saugus (Lynn) MA. In 1637 they were among the early settlers of Sandwich in the Plymouth Colony. In 1640, the Sandwich meadows were divided and they received 2.5 acres. Nicholas was appointed as surveyor of the town in June 1651.
The family moved to Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY along with Nicholas' brothers in 1653. They traveled on the sloop 'Desire' which brought their "goods and chattels to Oyster Bay. The vessel was seized while in the West Harbor by the notoriouos Thomas Baxter under pretence of authority from Rhode Island while cruising against the Dutch." Eventually they purchased land from the Indians and were the first settlers of the area.

  1. Carpenter, Daniel Hoogland, History and Genealogy of the Carpenter Family in America: from the settlement at Providence, RI 1637-1901 (Jamaica, NY, Marion Press, 1901, 392 pgs), p. 52.
    Quality: 0.

    "Nicholas Wright made has will April 10, 1674, and says he was then 65 years old. (New York Wills, vol. 2, p. 322)"

  2. Vital Records, Oyster Bay Town Records- p. 327.
    Quality: 3.

    "...on Long Island ye 13th, 14th, and 15th Dayes of December Last past the Will of Nicholas Wright of Oysterbay Deceased Anexed to these present..."

    [Dated Jan. 15, 1682/83]

  3. Ibid., Oster Bay Town Records-p. 653.
    Quality: 3.

    "my wife Mercy desested the 21 of october 1708"

Revised: 11/9/2011