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Wright Connections


(abt 1700 PA - aft Sept 7, 1779 believed Frederick Co., VA)


BIOGRAPHY - per "Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia" by Cecil O'Dell (1995: Walsworth Publishing Company)

"George Wright (b. abt 1700) moved with his family from Pennsylvania to Orange County, VA around 1740 where he purchased 600 acres (or 615 acres) from Joist Hite for 50 pouds. George assumed three separate bonds; two for 20 pounds apiece and one for 10 poudns, each payable at different dates. Joist Hite gave Wright his bond guaranteeing to convey the 600 acres to Wright or pay a penalty of 200 pounds if he failed to do so. George took immediate possession of the tract and made improvements. After a period of eight or nine years, Wright applied to Lord Fairfax 'compositon and accumstomed fees'. He then launched a court action on Hite's bond as well as money paid Hite as part of the purchase price and other incurred expenses. Wright's warrant with the Proprietor's office was dated 22 October 1750 the survey of the land where he lived was dated 22 January 1750/51 and the grant for 615 acres which he received was dated 30 August 1751. (Tract 95 C - map 8)

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