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"WRIGHT. A surname common to the Lowlands and to the north of England, from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) wyrhta, a worker, chiefly in wood, a carpenter. With Scots it has displaced Carpenter, a surname of Latin origin. Rauf le Wrighte, burgess of Stirling, and Thomas le Whright of the Blakehalle of Lanarkshire rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 197, 213). In 1342 there is mention of the land of Richard Wricht or Richaid dirt us Wright in Aberdeen, and Malcolm Vrycht was a charter witness there in 1362 (REA., i, p. 71, 105). Robert Wryhyt, a carpenter of Berwick, was employed on the roof of the chapel and hall called "la Blakhalle" of the Castle of Berwick in 1362, and Thomas Wryhyt of Alnewyk, another carpenter, aided him (Bain, rv, p. 17). A wadset by Robert Vrich, burgess of Dunde, is recorded in 1397 (Pitfirrane, 10), and John Wrycht was concerned in a law dispute in Aberdeen in 1398 (CRA., p. 371), and William Wrycht held land in Edinburgh, 1405 (Egidii, p. 43). William Wrycht of Lethnot is mentioned in 1410 (REB., i, 29), Richard Wryth was perpetual chaplain of St. Clement the Martyr in Dundee, 1427 (RMS., n, 95), and in 1435 William Wrycht, dominus de Clenesk, is referred to (REB., i, p. 75). William Wrythe with the consent and assent of his spouse Cristine Wrycht made a grant in favor of the Abbey of Newbattle, 1462 (Neubotle, p. 248). Richard Writht was admitted burgess of Aberdeen, 1492 (NSCM., i, p. 37). Possibly some Macintyres have Englished their name Wright. Vrycht 1558, Wercht 1473, Wrecht 1462, Wreicht 1536, Wreight 1684, Wrych 1435, Wryt 1610, and in the Register of CuparAngus Abbey the name is common under the forms Wiricht, Wirrycht, Wirryht, Wirycht, Wrich, and Wryght. WRIGHT. A surname common to the Lowlands and to the north of England, from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) wyrhta, a worker, chiefly in wood, a carpenter. With Scots it has displaced Carpenter, a surname of Latin origin. Rauf le Wrighte, burgess of Stirling, and Thomas le Whright of the Blakehalle of Lanarkshire rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 197, 213). In 1342 there is mention of the land of Richard Wricht or Richaid dirt us Wright in Aberdeen, and Malcolm Vrycht was a charter witness there in 1362 (REA., i, p. 71, 105). Robert Wryhyt, a carpenter of Berwick, was employed on the roof of the chapel and hall called "la Blakhalle" of the Castle of Berwick in 1362, and Thomas Wryhyt of Alnewyk, another carpenter, aided him (Bain, rv, p. 17). A wadset by Robert Vrich, burgess of Dunde, is recorded in 1397 (Pitfirrane, 10), and John Wrycht was concerned in a law dispute in Aberdeen in 1398 (CRA., p. 371), and William Wrycht held land in Edinburgh, 1405 (Egidii, p. 43). William Wrycht of Lethnot is mentioned in 1410 (REB., i, 29), Richard Wryth was perpetual chaplain of St. Clement the Martyr in Dundee, 1427 (RMS., n, 95), and in 1435 William Wrycht, dominus de Clenesk, is referred to (REB., i, p. 75). William Wrythe with the consent and assent of his spouse Cristine Wrycht made a grant in favor of the Abbey of Newbattle, 1462 (Neubotle, p. 248). Richard Writht was admitted burgess of Aberdeen, 1492 (NSCM., i, p. 37). Possibly some Macintyres have Englished their name Wright. Vrycht 1558, Wercht 1473, Wrecht 1462, Wreicht 1536, Wreight 1684, Wrych 1435, Wryt 1610, and in the Register of CuparAngus Abbey the name is common under the forms Wiricht, Wirrycht, Wirryht, Wirycht, Wrich, and Wryght. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Wright Family History

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