Gideon Wright II1,2

M, b. circa 1674, d. before 28 August 1722
FatherGideon Wright b. c 1639, d. Jun 1685
MotherElizabeth Townsend b. c 1647, d. 22 Aug 1723
     Gideon was born circa 1674 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Gideon married Margaret Urquhart, daughter of John Urquhart, on 5 July 1702 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Gideon made his will on 15 May 1722 at the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York.

In the Name of God Amen the fifteenth day of May one thousand seven hundred & twenty-two, I. Gideon Wright of the Township of Oyster Bay, Yeoman being very sick & weak the body yet having my understanding sound & my memory quick & good thanks be given almighty God for same & now calling to mind the fraelty of human nature & the uncertainty of this life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please to call do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament that is to say principally & first of all I give & recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it & my body to the earth to be buried after a Christian like & decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter named. and touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased almighty God in his mercy to bestow upon me and bless me with in this life I do devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form viz.
Imprimis. I will order and appoint that all my debts that I owe in right or conscience be well truly satisfied contented and paid by my executors here-after named in convienient time after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my three sons John, Zebulon & Elijah Wright equally to be divided amongst them the quantity to be proportioned by the quality of all my lands & rights in the old purchase so called of the Township of Oyster Bay with all my housen buildings improvements & inheritance to them the said John, Zebulon & Elijah Wright their heirs & assigns forever, reserving the liberty for my two daughters Elizabeth & Mary that they may have the liberty to dwell in my house and have * on my estate by their industry as when I was living to uphold them &c., but if either my sons die before they shall come to perfact age & without issue disposing of his part then his part shall be equally divided the other two that sha0ll survive. And Also I do order that my inheritance shall be divided amongst or between my Sons as aforesaid when the Eldest son comes to be of age. And I do further order and appoint that they that shall live to enjoy my lands shall each of them pay his equal part of the twenty pounds to Mary Frey left her by her grandfather John Urquhart that I shall owe her when she comes to be of age.
Item. I will and bequeath unto my two daughters aforesaid equally to be divided between them after my present debts that I owe and my funeral charges, proving my Will, taking out a letter of administration and other expenses arising thereby are well and truly satisfied contented and paid all the rest and remaining part & movable estate both goods and chattles.
Item. I do hereby appoint my loving and trusty brethren, viz. John Wright, Charles Ludlam, Robert Feek and also my trusty and effectionate friends James Dickinson, Esq. & William Moyles to be my Overseers and I do hereby give them or any two or three of them full to divide my inheritance amongst or between my Sons as aforesaid.
Item. I do hereby make ordain constitute & appoint my trusty and effectionate friends James Dickinson, Esq., and also my Son, John Wright &     William Moyles, both of Township of Oyster Bay in Queens County on Nassau Island in the province of New York where I the said Gideon Wright am & although not so fully sett down in its proper place to be my executors of this my last Will & testament to receive my debts and pay my debts and to sell so much of my moveable estate as shall be sufficient to perforrne the same and I do hereby utterly dissallow revoke & disannull all and every other former testaments Wills & legacies & executors by me made or ordered to be made in any ways before this time named willed or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will & testament.
Gideon Wright [his signature]
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written.
Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by ye said Gideon Wright as his last Will     & testament in the presence of us the subscribers, viz. Richard Townsend Peter Underhill, John Chester.3

Gideon departed this life at the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. His will was probated on 28 August 1722.


Margaret Urquhart d. b 15 May 1722


  1. [S124] A Memorial of John, Henry, and Richard Townsend & their descendants., page 133 - GIDEON was married July 5,1702; it is not known to whom. Hle had a large property in the Mill River Hollow, which has remained in his family until a very short time ago.-Issue, John, Zebulon, Elijah. Of the first two we know nothing. Elijah was born April 4, 1713, and married Anna . He lived upon the place lately owned by Walter Franklin.-Issue, Freelove, born April 22, 1743; Mary, December 3, 1744; Zebulon, December 30, 1747; and Gideon, September 30, 1751. Of the first three nothing more is known."
  2. [S106] Howland Delano Perrine, The Wright Family of Oysterbay, L.I. with the ancestry of and descent from Peter Wright and Nicholas Wright, 1423-1923, page 76 - GIDEON WRIGHT (GIDEON I.), d. 1722; m. Margaret (John) Urquehart, or Urghartt, of Oyster Bay, July (Sept.) 5, 1702. Gideon Wright possessed large - properties in the Mill River Hollow section. His will was dated May 15, 1722, and proved Aug. 2.8, 1722. (Queens Co. Clerk's Office, Liber C of Wills, p. 119; see N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. 6, p. 101.) Issue : John, d. 1750; Zebulon, d. Nov., 1746; Elijah, b. Apt 4, 1713 ; d. Nov., I766; Elizabeth, d. May 15, 1782; in. Edmond (Daniel and Mary) Weekes, of Oyster Bay, 1735; d. Feby. 27, 1783. Abigail, m. John (Robert and Clemence (Ludlam) Feke, of Oyster Bay. Issue : Naomi, m. Henry Ludlam.; Margaret, or Mary, in. Daniel (Charles and Elizabeth (Wright) Ludlam, of L. I.; page 80 - in a notebook of his brother John, he wrote: e 5th day of July In ye year 1702, Guideon Wright was married."
  3. [S183] Hemry Bainbridge Hoff, Long Island Source Records From the New Yow York Biographical & Genealogical Record, page 147.