John Wright

1796 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. 'Mr Wright' of Jersey counter-claimed under the will of William Woodley for the compensation for the enslaved people on Needsmust on St Kitts. LBS has tentatively identified him as John Wright, who married Amelia Mills Woodley a minor at St Mary Abbots Kensington 06/06/1818 (when Eliza Woodley gave her consent); John Wright 'Royal Navy' appeared in the 1841 Jersey census living in St Clement Western District with Amelia his wife.
    If this is right it appears that Amelia (born 1805) was 13 when they married and 16 when she had her first child (also called Amelia). They had 6 children in total: Amelia (b. 1821), Francis (b. 1822), Loisa (b. 1828), Emily (b. 1834), Henry (b. 1838) & Frederick (b. 1840). In 1841 the household also included 4 others (presumably servants): Jane Spridleage (age 22), Christan Spridleage (25), Nancy Haplerage (25) & Elisa Besselage (20).

  2. The will of Amelia Mills Wright widow who died at Tours Frances was proved in 1867 by Rev. Francis Hill Arbuthnot Wright the son, effects under £450.


  1. 1841 Channel Islands census online;, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database online].

  2. National Probate Calendar 1867.

Further Information

Amelia Mills Woodley
3 daughters and 3 sons

Associated Claims (1)

£2,770 17s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant

Addresses (1)

Main Road, St Clement, Jersey, Channel Islands