Nicholas Wright III1

M, b. circa 1560
FatherNicholas Wright II b. c 1540, d. 2 Apr 1602
MotherEllen Gylbert b. 1535, d. 10 Jan 1582
     Nicholas was born circa 1560 in Barton Turf, County Norfolk, England. Nicholas married Margaret Jeffers on 18 November 1582 in Barton Turf, County Norfolk, England, at St. Michael's Church. Nicholas's wife, Margaret, died before 20 September 1594 in Barton Turf, County Norfolk, England, leaving him a widower. Nicholas married Margaret Nelson on 20 September 1594 in Wendling, County Norfolk, England, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Nicholas` three son migrated together to America, landing at Sargus,Massachusetts [now called Lynn] in August of 1635. In 1637, the brothers moved to Sandwich in the Plymouth Colony and remained their until their final migration to Oyster Bay. Nicholas was married in Sandwich and had begun his familyby the time of their departure in 1653. The brothers, as well as their families, were quite active in public life and religious affairs. In fact, members of their families were jailed and persecuted for standing up in public for their beliefs. In spite of religious differences, the brothers prospered and after moving to Oyster Bay, where they were harldy accepted, they became large landowners. Nicholas departed this life in Barton Turf, County Norfolk, England.

Family 1

Margaret Jeffers d. b 20 Sep 1594

Family 2

Margaret Nelson


  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 25 - The parish register of St. Michael's Church of Barton Turf further. shows that on November 15, 1582, the son Nicholas married Margaret Jeffers, of Neatishead. (Norfolk Parish Registers. W. P. W. Phillimore. 1909. Vol. 4, pp. 2-3); page 26 - Nicholas Wright married secondly, on September 20, 1594, in the Parish Church of SS. Peter and Paul, at Wendling, county Norfolk, one Margareta Nelson, and in this Register the name is entered as "Nichus Wright" (Hist. of Hundreds of Launditch. Carthew. 1877. Pt. 2, pp. 685-690.).