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Wright Family from Sligo

Wright Family from Sligo

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 2:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for the family of James Vincent Wright who was born about 1871 in Sligo. He married Frances Mabel O'Callaghan and they lived in Strabane. James immigrated to New York in 1922 aged 52 and Frances followed with children in 1923. Any info on his parents or siblings would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Paula.

Re: Wright Family from Sligo

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 11:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Apr 2012 11:46AM GMT
could this be your James on the 1901 Irish census ?

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Westmeath/A...

His occupation is shown as 'Constable R.I.C' - i.e. police, and the couple are living in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Place of birth for James is given as Sligo ...

Have you found them on the Irish 1911 census ?

That should show number of years married which would help search for a marriage for them. A cert would show useful clues - such as occupations, residences for the bride & groom and father's names..


Shane

Re: Wright Family from Sligo

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 11:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Apr 2012 4:46PM GMT
here are James and Francisca on the 1911 return in Wexford town - states they are married 9 years - which based on the information given on the 1901 return is incorrect...

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Wexford/Wex...



Shane

Re: Wright Family from Sligo

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 1:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Apr 2012 2:04PM GMT
some additional clues.... the 1930 Federal census shows James and family living next to a brother named Denis born c1880, as mentioned in the Ellis Island record. It also states that James and Frances were aged 30 and 20 respectively when they married - so c1900/1901

haven't located any possible marriage on the BMD Index yet...

There's a possible match for the family of James & Denis in the extracted records on FamilySearch - years of birth are close -

James Wright / 01 Mar 1870 / Castleconnor, Co. Sligo
Denis Wright / 19 May 1879 / Leaffory, Co. Sligo

Parents are Patt Wright & Bridget Devenny. There are a number of other children listed for this couple - see : https://www.familysearch.org/search/records/index#count=20&a...

Patrick & Bridget are listed on the two Irish census returns at Leaffony townland near Easkey, Co. Sligo -
1901 : http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Sligo/Easky...
1911 : http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Sligo/Easky...

p.s. the Ellis Island records for James mentions a more detailed place of birth for him - Inniscrone (Co. Sligo)


S.

Re: Wright Family from Sligo

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 2:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Shane, thanks so much for all of this info. I was kind of stuck so I appreciate you taking the time to look. I will indeed have a closer look at what you have found.

Kind regards,
Paula.

Re: Wright Family from Sligo

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 3:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: james wright and
I am the grandson of james wright and frances mabel and know all family history.if still searching

Re: Wright Family from Sligo

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 3:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Thomas, I was doing some research for a friend of mine. James Michael Wright who would be your cousin I guess. His father was Kevin Wright who was a year old when the family immigrated. I am sure he would be interested in the rest of the family history you have.

Take care,
Paula.

Re: Wright Family from Sligo

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 5:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
i paula my uncle kevin was youngest of 7 .he fought across pacific in ww2. survived to marry and raise 3 sons james and kevin in modesto brian in new York. james Vincent wright 1870-1956 born leaffony enniscrone co sligo frances wright [runian] born Waterford city. [1880-1960] james served in many counties and retired from strabane co tyrone in 1922 as head constable upon partition of Ireland they settled in Bronx many later to suburbs. wright family still on same land in sligo since 1838. I visited them in 2002 and 2007. paula thank you for all your caring. regards to my cousin jim. tom wright 516-671-6086

Re: Wright Family from Sligo

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
i paula my uncle kevin was youngest of 7 .he fought across pacific in ww2. survived to marry and raise 3 sons james and kevin in modesto brian in new York. james Vincent wright 1870-1956 born leaffony enniscrone co sligo frances wright [runian] born Waterford city. [1880-1960] james served in many counties and retired from strabane co tyrone in 1922 as head constable upon partition of Ireland they settled in Bronx many later to suburbs. wright family still on same land in sligo since 1838. I visited them in 2002 and 2007. paula thank you for all your caring. regards to my cousin jim. tom wright 516-671-6086
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