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Hugh Wright Estate Records

Contributed by Mary Hatton


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Will Book E-pages 393-394-Dated Bourbon County March Court 1816.

Bequeathed to his loving wife, Mary Ann one-third part of the estate. The rest of the estate to be divided equally between his children-William, Polly, John, Martha, Thomas and Hugh Wright and if my wife is pregnant, my will is that the child should be equal in part with the above mentioned children.

David Leach was appointed executor.

Witnesses: John Johnson, Samuel Black, and Joseph Hannah.

Attest: Tho. P. Smith C. B. C.


Note:  on the will for Hugh Wright, it stated if his wife was pregnant, the child would share:   The will names 6 children.   The settlement shows 7 shares.  On a follow-up, I found that a biography of one of the grandchildren had named the seventh child.   The child was Peggy Anne Wright born August 1816.


page 393 & page 394 Will dated March Court 1816   page 397 Sale Bill   page 398 sale bill dated April Court 1816   page 399 & page 400 inventory dated April Court 1816
Estate Settlement Book B, Pg. 287, accounting and final settlement for the Estate of Hugh Wright.

Contributed by Willet Bushnell

  Estate Settlement Book B, Pg. 288, One third to Widow Mary Ann Wright and  Divide the balance among the heirs, 7 in number.   Dated November 7, 1828.  Shows payment to Polly Wright  42.14 and William Wright  42.14.
Contributed by Willet Bushnell


Court Order Book E-Page 487-Hugh Wright Will-Dated March 4th, 1816. The last Will and Testament of Hugh Wright Deceased wasproduced into court and proved according to law by the oath of Samuel Black and Joseph Hanna subsenting witness and sworn to by David Lair the Executor together with Robert Wright, his security executed and acknowledged bond in the penalty of two thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate granted.

Ordered that Aquilla Parker, Samuel Black, Foster Collins, and William Conway or any three of them being first duly sworn before a Magistrate of this County do appraise in current money the slaves (if any) and personal estate of Hugh Wright Deceased and make a report there of to the Court.


Court Order Book E-Page 495-Hugh Wright-Sales-Dated-April 1st, 1816. An account of the Sales of the Estate of Hugh Wright Deceased was returned into Court and Ordered to be recorded.
Court Order Book E-Page 496-Hugh Wright-Inventory-Dated-April 1st, 1816. An Inventory of the Estate of Hugh Wright Deceased was returned into Court approved of and ordered to be recorded.








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