Frances Wright James formerly Wright (née Brooks)

1797 - 1828


Mother of Helen Frances Wright later Clifton (q.v.). She had married first William Burt Wright and then Thomas James (each of whom q.v.), and was buried at Brighton 17/04/1828 aged 31.

  1. Will of Frances Wright James wife of Cobham Surrey [made in 1823] proved 20/10/1828. She opened her will by rehearsing her marriage settlement with Thomas James, under which her 'real and personal estate and slaves' to which she was entitled as a life-interest was assigned in trust [it appears for her to retain control of it despite her 'intended couverture'], but she willed it anyway to her husband.

Sources, England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 [database online].

  1. PROB 11/1746/377

Further Information

Maiden Name
(1) William Burt Wright (2) Thomas James
With (1) Helen or Ellen Frances; With (2) Fanny; Elizabeth

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
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Tenant-for-life

Relationships (4)

Daughter → Mother
Notes →
Mother → Daughter
Wife → Second Husband
Wife → Husband

Addresses (1)

Cobham, Surrey, South-east England, England
Notes →

Of Cobham when she made her will in 1823.