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Wright, Katherine

Wright, Katherine

Female 1617 - 1675

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  • Christened  21 Sept 1617  St Lawrence Jewry and St Mary Magdalene, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Buried  15 Jun 1675  Merton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I02992  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  28 May 2015 

    Father  Wright, Edmund,   c. 24 Nov 1573, Nanwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 2 Aug 1643, St Olave Old Jewry, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Barne, Martha,   c. 3 Mar 1597, All Hallows Honeylane, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1631, St Lawrence Pountney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Jun 1614  Isleworth, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F01049  Group Sheet

    Family  Harrington, James,   c. 30 Dec 1607, Merton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1680, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  02 Aug 1632  St Peters, St Albans, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harrington, Robert,   c. 17.01.1635/36, St Michael, Highgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 10 Mar 1716, St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Harrington, Mary
     3. Harrington, Edmond,   c. 3 May 1633, St Olave Old Jewry, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 9 Aug 1708, Reigate, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Harrington, John,   b. Abt 1635, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Harrington, Catherine,   b. Abt 1636, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 17 Mar 1653/54, Ickleham, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Harrington, Margarey,   b. Abt 1637, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1680-1705, Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Harrington, James,   c. 5 Nov 1638, St Olave Old Jewry, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Harrington, Edward,   c. 10 Nov 1639, St Peter Le Poor, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1716, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Harrington, Henry,   c. 26 Oct 1640, Highgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1708
    >10. Harrington, Martha,   c. 1 Jul 1641, Highgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Harrington, Elizabeth,   c. 23 Jun 1644, St Michael, Highgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 7 Nov 1647, Ickleham, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Harrington, William,   c. 7 Jun 1647, Ickleham, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Harrington, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1648, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1 Dec 1654, Ickleham, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Harrington, Lucy,   c. 7 Apr 1648, St Giles, Ickenham, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1709-1715, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >15. Harrington, Catherine,   c. 9 Aug 1655, Ickleham, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1686, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     16. Harrington, Anne,   b. Abt 1660, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 24 Aug 1717, Merton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  17 Nov 2017 
    Family ID  F01055  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Lady Catherine Harrington (nee Wright)
    Lady Catherine Harrington (nee Wright)
    Line engraving by William Faithorne

  • Notes 
    • ....After coming into their Merton estate the Harringtons seem to have resided partly at Merton (fn. 75) and partly at Ridlington. Margery survived her husband and died in 1658, when Merton passed to her son, Sir James Harrington. (fn. 76) In 1632 he had married Katherine, daughter of Sir Edmund Wright, Lord Mayor of London in 1640, and a Royalist throughout the Civil War-a fact which stood Lady Harrington in good stead after the Restoration, (fn. 77) when her husband, who was exempted from the general pardon issued at the Restoration, (fn. 78) had fled into exile. He died in hiding and his body is said to have been brought secretly to Merton and there buried without a tombstone. (fn.79)

      Sir James's widow, Katherine, petitioned for the restoration of Merton on the plea that she had not shared her husband's political views and that the Merton estate, worth about 600 a year, had been settled on her as a jointure and entailed upon her issue. (fn. 80) In October 1662 letters patent were grantedher putting the manor in the hands of trustees on payment of 700; (fn. 81)on her death in 1675 the estate passed to her eldest son, Sir Edmund Harrington. (fn. 82) There is no evidence that she resided at Merton during her husband's exile, and in 1665 the property was certainly leased. (fn. 83)

      Several attempts were made in the next half century to recover full possession, but in spite of wise marriages the Harringtons were unable to clear themselves from the financial embarrassments caused by Sir James's political adventures....
      From: 'Parishes: Merton', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 5: Bullingdon hundred (1957), pp. 221-234. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=101893 Date accessed: 29 November 2011.


      Records of the Parliament Office, House of Lords
      House of Lords: Journal Office: Main Papers - ref. HL/PO/JO/10
      House of Lords: Journal Office: Main Papers 1509-1700

      FILE - Main Papers - ref. HL/PO/JO/10/1/307 - date: 8 Jul 1661 - 26 Nov 1661
      [from Scope and Content] 3 Proviso saving certain lands, the inheritance of Sir Edmund Wright, and by him settled upon Lady Harrington.