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Posted: 9 Jul 2013 6:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jul 2013 6:27AM GMT
Surnames: Wright
Looking for any information on the Wright family of Kildare, my gggrandmother Ann Wright born Kildare around 1830 daughter of John and Martha, brother Samuel. Her father John was a horse breeder for the army. Maybe church of Ireland. I am having trouble finding her family in Kildare or a birth cert for her.

Re: Wright

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 12:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Unfortunately, you definitely won't find a birth cert for Ann since Civil Registration of births only commenced in Ireland in Jan 1864 - your only hope, therefore, is a baptism record.
On, there is the following record for John Wright:
Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837
Name: John Wright
County: Kildare
Parish: Carbury
Townland: Ballyhegan
Year: 1833 & 1834
This might give you a parish to search for Ann or Samuel's baptisms.

On Griffiths Valuation Ireland there is a Samuel Wright living in Castledermot, Co. Kildare. Lots of other Wright's there too.

I had a look for you on IFHF/RootsIreland (pay) site for a baptism for either Ann or Samuel, but no luck; however, there are 5 baptisms in Kildare between 1821-1829 for children with father John Wright & mother M (specifying Martha didn't give any results, but just putting the initial M did). Don't know if this is of any help.
If their father worked for the Army, perhaps he moved around, and Ann & Samuel were born somewhere else?
Anyway, happy hunting!
Colette x
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 8:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
This might have nothing to do with your Wright family but you should know that General Joseph Holt of the Irish rebellion of 1798 had relatives named Wright. It is mentioned in his memoirs. He was passing the area that they lived when he mentioned Mr Wright his relative.

I cannot remember the area now but you will find it in The Memoirs of Joseph Holt. available to download free on This website has loads of free historic books. There are two volumes but it will probably be in the first volume which is about his time in ireland. the second volume is mainly about his time in Australia and his eventual pardon after which he returns to Ireland.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 5:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Colette
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 7:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jul 2013 7:55PM GMT
Thanks Carole,that's great,very interesting.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 8:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
I should have mentioned that there were also quite a few Holt families living in Kildare in the 1830's, so it's quite likely these two families are somehow connected.
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