Job Wright1

M, b. circa 1641, d. 13 September 1706
FatherPeter Wright b. c 1596, d. c 1662
MotherAlice Wright b. 1614, d. b 13 Oct 1685
     Job was born circa 1641 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. Job married Rachel Townsend, daughter of John Townsend II and Hannah (?), in Queens County, Long Island, New York. Husband's name maybe John Wright. Job built many homes in Oyster Bay. An entry in the Oyster Bay Town records shows him as kind hearted and generous, as well as prominent & active in public affairs. [Question whether we have right marriage here-klm] He made his will 6 September 1706 at Oyster Bay Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York.

"In the Name of God Amen : I Job Wright of Oysterbay in Querns County oo Nassau Island in the Colony of New York being sick azxl weak in body but of perfect & sound in memory & vaderstancang thanks be rendered to God almighty for it do hereby make my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following:
Imprimis. I do bequeath my soul into the hands of Allmighty God that gave it & ray body I recommend to the Earth from which it carte to be buried after a decently & christian like manner at the executrix as to the worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with all in this life I do give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner.
Item. I give unto my beloved wife Rachel Wright all my right of land in the new purchase of Oyster bay together with all my right of land at the plain Edge eastward from White's hollow To have & To hold unto her & her wig=
Item. I do give & bequeath unto my two sons Anthony Wright & Jacob Wright all my homestead of land & meadow whereon I now live in the towns plott to be equally divided between them, only my son Anthony to have his equal part of the laud joining to Edward White's land all which land & meadow to have & To hold unto them their heirs & assigns forever after my wife's widowhood.
Item. I do give & bequeath unto my two aforesaid sous Anthony Wright & Jamb Wright, all the rest & remaining part of my right of lands & meadows which I have in the whole pattern & township of Oysterbay equally between them only my son Jacob to have my field at the head of pine hollow in his part all which land & meadow to be & remain to them & each of them their heirs & assigns forever.
Item. I do give unto my wife Rachel Wright the whole use benefitt & oommand of all my house & homestead of land & meadow during the time she remains my widow, but after her widowhood all to be and remain unto my sons Anthony & Jacob aaording as above is expressed.
Item. I do give unto my four daughters Karich (Keziab), Rachel, Hannah & Elizabeth a feather bed apiece with furniture sufficient belonging there-unto together with a cow apiece to each of them when they come of age to receive the same.
Lastly. I do give & bequeath unto my well beloved wife Rachel Wright all the rest & remaining part of my Estate to dispose of as she shall see cause whom also I do nominate & appoint my sole Executrix of this my Will to see it duly & truly performed according to the coubmts thereof & to receive all my debts & to pay all that is due from me as also I do nominate & appoint my trusty & well beloved brothers in law James & Solomon Town-send to be overseers of this my will to be helpfull to my executrix to see it well & truly performed revoking all former Wills & Testaments by me made.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal y sixth day of September Amnoq Dom 1706 & in the fifth year of her Majesties reign &c.
Signed, sealed, pronounced, published & declared by the said Job Wright to be his last     Will & Testament in the presence of us. Samuel (S. B.) Burdsall "his mark", Nicholas (MJ Smeathing "his mark", Nathaniel Coles."

Job departed this life on Monday, 13 September 1706 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. He was buried on the 15th. His will was probated on 13 September 1709. The inventory of job Wright's personal estate was filed The 13th of September 1709, by Henry Townsend and Samuel Burdsall, showing the value of the personalty to be i40..3.6., and is interesting as showing the values of that period.


Rachel Townsend b. c 1667


  1. [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 72 - JOB WRIGHT (PETER), b. 1636; d. Sept. 13, 1706; m. Rachel (John, 1st, and Susannah (Harcourt) Townsend, of Oyster Bay. Issue : +20 Anthony, d. 1746.
    21 Keziah, d. Apt. 12, 1731; m. John (Henry and Elizabeth (Hudson) Burr, of Northampton, N. J., May 29, 1712, at` Westbury, L. I. Meeting ; b. May 29, 1691; d. after 1731; Rachel, b. June 29, 1689; d. Dec. 18, 1741; m. Thomas Stokes (11) of Waterford, Gloucester, now Camden County, N. J., Sept. 1, 1715, at Westbury, L. I. Meeting ; b. 1682 ; d. Nov. 7, 1736; 23 Hannah, m. Robert Townsend, of L. L;
    Jacob, d. 1735; Elizabeth.; page 80 - in a notebook of his nephew, John Wright, he wrote: "Job Wright (2) departed this Iife ye 13th day of Sept 1706, and was buried ye 15th."