Charles Wright1,2

#321, (22 October 1815 - 26 April 1882)
FatherWilliam Wright1,2 (say 1790 - before 1840)
MotherJane (-?-)1 (circa 1791 - 1868)
ChartsAncestors of Mabel Smart
Descendants of William Wright & his wife Jane

Children of Charles Wright and Ellen Buckley

Overview
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Charles Wright was born in Lambeth, Surrey in 1815, the eldest of seven children. His father was a butcher. When Charles, age 25, married Ellen Buckley he was able to sign the register but she signed with an 'X'. Interestingly, Charles' brother Noah married Ellen's sister Mary. Charles was a tenant in 5 Granby's Buildings in Lambeth from about 1860 and his widow continued to live there until her death in 1904. Some of their grown children also lived there. Charles was an engineer's labourer and lived to the age of 66.

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BaptismCharles Wright was baptized on 22 Oct 1815 in St Mary Lambeth, Surrey. He was the son of William, a butcher, and Jane Wright, of Charles Street. There were 12 baptisms in Lambeth Church that day.1,3
Charles Wright
Baptism, 1815, Lambeth
MarriageHe married Ellen Buckley, daughter of William Buckley and Catherine (-?-), on 2 Nov 1840 in St Mary Newington, Surrey.
Information from the certificate: Charles Wright, full age, Bachelor, Labourer, residence 2 Bread Street, son of William Wright deceased;
Ellen Buckley, full age, Spinster, 2 Bread St, daughter of William Buckley, Mason. They were married in the Parish Church after Banns. Ellen signed with an X. Witnesses were William Buckley [X] and Catherine Buckley [X].2,4

Charles Wright & Ellen Buckley
Marriage from parish register, 1840
Note.Charles' brother Noah married Ellen's sister Mary. 
(Other) 1841 CensusCharles and Ellen Wright appeared on the 1841 Census of St Mary Lambeth, Surrey, in the household of Ellen's parents. Charles was 20, a labourer and born in Surrey.5 
Residence On 15 Aug 1841, Charles Wright lived in Broad Street, Lambeth, Surrey.1 
1851 CensusChas and Ellen Wright appeared on the 1851 Census of St Mary Lambeth, Surrey, at 67 Broad Street, enumerated 30 Mar 1851. Charles was 34, an Iron Driller, and was born in Lambeth. Ellen was 30 and born in Lambeth. Their children were Jane (8, scholar), Catherine (6, scholar), Wm (2), and Noah (8 months). At the same address was Charles' brother Noah, his wife and two visitors (Catherine Murphy and her daughter Mary), and in a separate household the Burley family with three lodgers: Ellen's widowed mother Catherine Buckley, an Edward Buckley (25), and Charles' brother Matthew (22.)6 
Residence On 12 Sep 1852, Charles Wright lived in 67 Broad Street, Lambeth, Surrey.1 
Residence On 4 Jun 1854, Charles Wright lived in William Street, Lambeth, Surrey.1 
Residence On 7 Feb 1858, Charles Wright lived in Lambeth.1 
1861 CensusCharles and Ellen appeared on the 1861 Census of Lambeth, Surrey, at 5 Granbys Buildings, enumerated 15 Apr 1861. Charles was age 44, an Engineers Labourer, and was born in Lambeth. Ellen was 40 and born in Middlesex. Their children at home were William (12, potter's assistant), Noah (10, potter's assistant), John (8), Edward (6), James (4), Mary (3), and Clara (1). The children John through Mary were scholars. Charles' widowed brother Noah also lived there and they had a visitor (Mary Murphy, single, 20, crinoline maker, born Westminster). Also living at the same address were two other families.7 
(Witness) Marriage Charles Wright witnessed the marriage of James Pace and his minor daughter Jane Wright on 9 Aug 1863 in St Mary Lambeth.8 
1871 CensusCharles and Ellen appeared on the 1871 Census of Lambeth, Surrey, at 5 Granbys Buildings, enumerated 2 Apr 1871. Charles was age 54, a Laborer in the Iron Trade, and was born in Lambeth. Ellen was 50 and born in Lambeth. Their children were Noah (20, potter), James (15, printers assistant), Mary (13, general servant), Clara (11, scholar), Mark (9, scholar). Also with them were a friend, Elizabeth McDermot (widow, 70, born Ireland), and a visitor Henry McDermot (unmarried, 26, mat maker, born Lambeth). There were two additional families lodging at this address.9 
OccupationCharles Wright was a store keeper, according to his children John and Clara's marriage certificates in 1878 and 1880.10 
1881 CensusCharles and Ellen Wright appeared on the 1881 Census of Lambeth, Surrey, at 5 Granbys Buildings, enumerated 3 Apr 1881. Charles was 65, an Engineers Labourer, and born in Lambeth. His wife Ellen was 60 and born in Lambeth. They had one son at home, Mark (19, coach painter). Also at this address (but relationships were not recorded) were their daughter Jane Pace and her family, daughter Mary Sykes and her family, and William and Sarah Webb with their son William (4.)11 
DeathCharles died on 26 Apr 1882 in 5 Granby Buildings, Broad Street, Lambeth, Surrey.
Details from the certificate: Charles Wright, age 64, Labourer, died of Bronchitis 6 months, Dropsy, Certified by W Waring L.S.A. The informant was daughter Jane Pace of the same address who was present at the death. Registered April 29th.12 
Last Edited6 Oct 2014

Citations

  1. Microfilm of the Baptismal Register of St. Mary's Church, Lambeth, Surrey, 1834-1862 (Family History Library, 1041529+).
  2. Copy marriage certificate of Charles Wright and Ellen Buckley, married 2 November 1840 in the Registration District of St Mary Newington.
  3. Baptisms of St Mary Lambeth, Surrey. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Charles Wright, 1815.
  4. Marriages of the parish of St Mary Newington. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Charles Wright & Ellen Buckley, 1840, #293.
  5. 1841 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1057 Book 8 Folio 44. Image viewed at Ancestry or Findmypast.
  6. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1571 folio 114. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  7. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/352 folio 144. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  8. Marriages of the parish of St Mary Lambeth. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. James Pace & Jane Wright, 1863, #408.
  9. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/661 folio 66 (St Mary the Less eclesiastical district). Image viewed at Ancestry.
  10. Copy marriage certificate of John Wright and Emma Mary Susannah Cox, married 19 December 1880 in the Registration District of Wandsworth.
  11. 1881 Census for England & Wales, RG11/592 folio 49. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  12. Copy death certificate of Charles Wright, died 26 April 1882, registered 19 April 1882 in the Registration District of Lambeth.
  13. Baptisms of St Mary Lambeth, Surrey. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. John Wright, 1852, #1227.