WRIGHT, William and Benjamin - Extra Data
(member's of TURVEY's Party)
Death Notice (Cape Archives) for William says that he was born in Dublin, the son of Benjamin and Julia WRIGHT.
His mother Julia later married Edward TURVEY, leader of TURVEY's Party.
From original image at http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/
Edward TURVEY married Julia WRIGHT, widow, 4 February 1805 in St.Mary's, Dublin
["Alias BOLTON" has been written in ink in the margin of the marriage record. Many sources in South Africa say that Julia's maiden name was DANIEL, and that she was the sister of Peter Clarke and Sampson DANIEL, who also emigrated in TURVEY's Party. Research by Dr. David GREATHEAD, however, says that Julia's maiden name was BOLTON, and she married Benjamin WRIGHT, a Quaker, at the age of 15.
Irish Marriage Licence Index
1792 Benjamin WRIGHT married Julia BOLTON
Benjamin WRIGHT was the son of John WRIGHT and Abigail SMITHSON. Irish Quaker records say Abigail SMITHSON was baptised on 30 November 1733, the daughter of Joseph SMITHSON of Ballintore, County Wexford, and Abigail THOMPSON, of Castletown, County Carlow. This seems a plausible line of descent as SMITHSON was given as a middle name to Benjamin and Julia's son, John Smithson WRIGHT (brother to settlers William and Benjamin).
The settler Benjamin WRIGHT and his wife Eleanor BRADFIELD also had a son, John Smithson WRIGHT, born at the Cape in 1826, as well as a daughter Abigail in 1825.
William WRIGHT, bachelor, married Rosa AYLIFFE, widow, on 8 April 1816 in St.Swithin's, Walcot, Somerset
Witnesses: Edw. and Julia TURVEY
[Walcot is a suburb of the City of Bath]
Rosa's Death Notice (Cape Archives) shows that her maiden name was STRATFORD and that she was born in Cork, Ireland.
Her first husband was James AYLIFFE, by whom she had a daughter Emily, baptised in St.Swithin, Walcot on 17th April 1814, and buried on 30 April 1818 in St.Mary's, Bathwick, Somerset. James AYLIFFE was buried in St.Mary's, Bathwick on 22 September 1814, aged 22.
Martha, daughter of William and Rosa WRIGHT, late STRATFORD, was born on the 2nd day of April 1817 in the Parish of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster; baptized on the 4th day of May 1817 in Brunswick Wesleyan Chapel, Moss Street, Liverpool.
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