Ellen or Helen Frances Wright later Clifton

1821 - 1882

Claimant or beneficiary


Born in Jamaica, daughter and heir of William Burt Wright II (q.v.) and step-daughter of Thomas James (q.v.). Given as Ellen in the compensation records, as Helen elsewhere.

  1. On 16/08/1842 at St John’s Church, Paddington, Helen Frances Wright married George Hill Clifton. Both are given as of full age with George given as a Clerk but, surprisingly, no father’s name is given for either of them. However, two of the witnesses are Fanny James and Elizabeth James. The other witnesses are Thomas Innes, Philip Miller[?] and Fanny Clifton. A note in the Gentleman’s Magazine gives the bride’s father: ‘August 16th. (1842) At Paddington, the Rev. George Hill Clifton, Rector of Ripple and Queenhill, Wore, to Helen-Frances, only child of the late W. Burt Wright, esq. of Jamaica.’

  2. Will of Helen Frances Wright widow proved 21/03/1882, personal estate £21,880 6s 7d. She had died 09/01/1882 at Weston-super-Mare 'formerly of Ripple Rectory in the county of Worcester, afterwards of Cheltenham', but late of Weston-super-Mare.


  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; www.antonymaitland.com/wright01.htm#_Toc302051448 [accessed 28/12/11].

  2. National Probate Calendar 1882.

Further Information

George Hill Clifton

Associated Claims (1)

£3,910 9s 10d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (3)

Step-daughter → Step-father
Daughter → Mother
Daughter → Father

Addresses (1)

Ripple, Worcestershire, West Midlands, England
Notes →

Helen Frances nee Wright was living at Ripple Rectory Worcestershire with her husband George Clifton Hill in the 1861 and 1871 censuses.